Thursday, 23 February 2012
Blenheim 1704 - Marlborough's Greatest Victory
James Falkner's book Blenheim 1704: Marlborough's Greatest Victory is part of the Battleground series and not only provides a good description of the battle itself but information should you wish to walk the battlefield.
The book is 142 pages and provides a brief background to the War of Spanish Succession and the battle itself. I found Falkner's style very readable and polished the book off rather quickly. From a wargamer's point of view it does provide a good introduction and covers the main elements of the battle but may be a little light on detail for some and lacks full orders of battle. That said, few of us have anything like enough troops to put on the whole battle in any event!
I am looking forward to reading Ramillies 1706 in the same series by the same author.