Offline References

Welcome to the Library. Here you’ll find some reference books that I have used over the years to help me write scenarios, as study guides for painting and to simply delve more deeply into the fascinating history of World War II.

Here I try to break the library down into categories that might meet your interest depending on the type of research you might be doing.

If you have any book suggestions, please do let me know. I really enjoy reading books in general. This list will no doubt continue to grow and I’ll try to add comments to each of the items to give you a better idea of the contents.

Currently Reading
Holding Juno: Canada’s Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches: June 7-12, 1944
Brummbär “Providing excellent reference and ideas for some new scenarios.”

World War II Tactics and Organization

  • Panzer Tactics
    Brummbär – Great book! Loaded with pictures (pg.226 top is the craziest!) and tactical field maps, this book is a must have in my collection.
  • Order of Battle – German Panzers in WWII
  • Order of Battle – German Infantry in WWII
  • Order of Battle – Western Allied Forces of WWII
  • Osprey Elite – Infantry Tactics (Company and Battalion)
  • Osprey Elite – Infantry Assault Tactics
  • Osprey Elite – Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics
  • Osprey Elite – Desert Tactics

Scenario Writing Research

  • Atlas of World War II
  • The Campaign for North Africa
  • War Maps
  • Panzer Grenadier Division: Grossdeutschland
  • Barbarossa – The First 7 Days
  • Bloody Victory: Canadians and the D-Day Campaign 1944
  • Osprey Campaign Series – Falaise
  • Osprey Campaign Series – Rhine Crossings
  • Osprey Campaign Series – Siegrfried Line
  • Osprey Campaign Series – Caen
  • The D-Day Dodgers: The Canadians in Italy, 1943-1945
    Brummbär – My ‘go to’ for my Italian and Sicily scenarios

Painting and Camouflage References

  • The Military Hardware of World War II
  • Osprey – The Churchill Tank
  • German Tanks of World War II
  • Western Allied Tanks 1939-45
  • Tanks and Weapons of World War II
  • German Tanks and Fighting Vehicles of World War II
  • Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions 1939-45

WWII Historical Accounts

  • Rommel and Patton – by Richard Rohmer
    Brummbär – An excellent and compelling account of what alternate reality was in the works.

Online References

Here are some of the links that I have found to be very informative when looking for painting reference etc…

If you know of any good links, let me know and I’ll add them here.

Scenario Creation

WWII Commemorative Brochures – thanks Almilcar


Pendraken Miniatures – Great selection of well detailed 10mm miniatures that will work well with both Memoir ’44 and Tide of Iron.

Last Square – I think they sell Perrin’s?  (They do!  Thanks Red Zebra! He says “Just go to >historical miniatures > 10mm > Perrin Miniatures.
I really like their service!”) You can buy Beacon decals from them I’m sure.  Will verify though.

I-94 Enterprises – Great selection of decals for your 10mm miniatures.

Painting References

British and Commonwealth Army, World-War Two, 1940 – 1945 British and Commonwealth Army, World-War Two, 1940 – 1945, Tanks, Infantry, Artillery – Military Miniatures Magazine

Tank markings for Italy From the Flames of War website, excellent markings reference

Markings Decals for vehicles, but also a good reference

Axis History Factbook: Armor Camouflage & Markings (Soviet Union)

Axis History Factbook: Home Great site in general but very useful for markings and color schemes

German tank colours Panzerworld is a great site in general for WWII reference – photographs of Germany’s World War II Panzers Good photos of the panzers! Good break down of what colors were used when in regards to the panzers

Memoir ’44

Memoir ’44 – the Days of Wonder site with tons of Memoir ’44 goodness. Be sure to check out the Military Archives!

Memoir ’44 game page on Board Game Geek. A lot of good resources and a great community here.

Memoir ’44 Campaign Book Volume I entry on Board Game Geek.

Memoir ’44 Campaign Book Volume II entry on Board Game Geek.

M44 Brigade – A M’44 league for Dutch players

Federation Francaise Memoire ’44 – A French M’44 League

Tide of Iron

Tide of Iron Fans – Facebook Group a closed group but hey, they let me in!

Tide of Iron – entry on Board Game Geek, lot’s of good resources here.

Tide of Iron on Wikipedia – Good entry that covers off the game pretty well.

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