Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Red Sun, Red Death

Good news today. My copy of "Red Sun, Red Death arrived in the post. For the philistines amongst you, this is the pacific war supplement for Disposable Heroes and Coffin for Seven Brothers. This is my favourite WW2 28mm skirmish game.

First impressions, nice pic on the cover. But shock and horror that the book has ring binding. No other other DH book comes like this and I really hate ring binding. I am going to have a big cry. As usual the contents are superb. I know a fair bit about Japanese Pacific TO&E and Chalfant has put together a very well research publication. Armies covered are the Japs, USMC and Chinese. No Aussies. Typical. But we do get a mention on the timeline featuring New Guinea and the Kokoda Track. You will be pleased to know that American leadership and support saved our Aussie bacons. And the New Guinea campaign was won on the track. DH boys, please! Kokoda was in a country called Paupa. Dutch New Guinea was it's own entity and a separate campaign sucking in 100 000 Japs that lasted until 1945. Bitching aside, this is a really good book with a lot of good information. Highly recommended.

1 comment:

RedWine/BlackPowder said...

C'mon, you know we Americans won everything. It says so in our history books!

(I'm going to have to get a copy of DH, sounds like fun)