Tuesday, January 12, 2010
A Colonial Christmas Book
My wife thinks that I'm rather difficult to buy gifts for . . . well, I am. So I sometimes place orders for her and then she gives them to me.
One of the books so given is Stuart Asquith's "War in the Sudan 1884 - 1898 A Campaign Guide" (pictured at left).
Now my main interest in the Colonial period has always been the Northwest Frontier . . . a result of reading a lot of Kipling while young I suspect.
Anyway I've never really been drawn to the Sudan. But a combination of Steve-the-Wargamer's Sudan posts, a number of fine campaign accounts on the Jackson Gamer's Colonial pages and Littlejohn's Colonial posts (particularly his recent "gunboat" posts have all conspired to cause me to learn a bit more about this Colonial Theatre.
I can't say much in way of a review since I'm not very far into it yet, but it looks quite good. I'll let you know more later.