Armies of Italy and the Axis Book Review
|Date of Review||January 2014||Title||Armies of Italy and the Axis|
|Author||Warlord Games||Publisher||Osprey Publishing|
|Format||96 pages, softbound||MSRP (USD)||$24.95|
"Serious" modeler? Don't discount Osprey's handy little "Bolt Action" wargaming titles.
Authored in cooperation with Warlord Games, Armies of Italy and the Axis – seventh installment in the growing series – recaps personnel, equipment and tactics of five nations:
- Hungary and
Sections summarize unit structures, artillery, armor, support vehicles and combat theaters. Color uniform & equipment plates, action paintings, and models illustrate each chapter.
This compact little compendium perfectly complements, for instance, Piero Crociani and Pier Paolo Battistelli's recent Italian Soldier in North Africa 1941–43 – part of Osprey's "Warrior" series.
Want to know which "light tanks" served Mussolini's fascist forces? Or the makeup of Italy's reinforced platoons? And how they fought – and what they carried? They're here – and much, much more. As well as other combat zones – the Balkans and Eastern Front included.
Armies of Italy and the Axis joins previous "Bolt Action" books on World War II American, British, German and Soviet forces – among others. They're great thumbnail references.
My sincere thanks to Osprey Publishing for this review sample!