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A bit of an oblique answer, but this YouTube channel has a lot of interesting discussions on the history of war tactics. His discussion on wargaming as a legit means of devising counter tactics for uboats is particularly interesting ;
Plus a bunch on deceptions, types of armour- a wide selection that would suit most of us.
Halfway through this one:
He talks about a military writer who discusses how the objective of a war is to get the enemy to not fight. The example here is how a flame thrower with supporting infantry is much more effective at getting people to stop than a helicopter gunship. Sorry I don’t know the author but I should read up on him.
Much more interesting that century old texts in my opinion.
This book has been on my list for some time but haven't found time to get to it.
Book was mentioned in one article I read about how realistic the methods of war used by Lannisters were in the song of ice and fire. Namely the attacks against farmers and general terror tactics.
On Roman Military Matters; A 5th Century Training Manual in Organization, Weapons and Tactics, as Practiced by the Roman Legions
All things wargaming. My super entertaining hobby blog where anything wargaming related can happen.
"I heard a television interviewer once suggest that the use of dice made battlegaming on par with Snakes and Ladders and such like games of change. Well, he was being just stupid, or trying to take a rise out of his guest. It is in fact the imponderable which does give reality to 'Battle' and, as we shall see, does cause the players to make proper allowance for the unlikely or even seemingly impossible, which, as we read, did happen surprisingly frequently in the annals of war."
Try the Strategikon. Its a proper military manual from the early Byzantine period and is quite an interesting read.