This month's book vote sees five Campaign book suggestions pitted against each other. Have a read of the descriptions below and make your choice by clicking the link!
CAM: Hydaspes 326 BC
CAM: Fulford 1066
CAM: Pea Ridge 1862
CAM: Albania and Greece 1940
CAM: Fall Rot 1940
Hydaspes 326 BC
Alexander the Great’s campaign in India saw some of the bloodiest and most difficult fighting of his military career. This Campaign study wil tell the story of what happened when the Macedonian Army crossed into what is now modern Pakistan for the last of Alexander’s major victories.
The battle of Hastings was the third major engagement fought by an English army in 1066, and the first was Fulford. Fought outside York between Harald Hardrada, the king of Norway and the English renegade Tostig Godwinson on one side, the northern earls Edwin and Morcar on the other, the English defeat forced Harold Godwinson to march his men northwards leaving the coast clear for William of Normandy to land unopposed.
Pea Ridge 1862
The battle of Pea Ridge was a major clash between Union and Confederate forces in Arkansas in 1862. The Confederate defeat left Arkansas, and Missouri, open to the Union. This is a major Civil War battle yet to be given the Campaign treatment.
Albania and Greece 1940
The Italian invasion of Albania, followed by Greece, was part of Mussolini’s doomed attempt to create a new Roman Empire throughout the Mediterranean. Although the Albanian element proved successful, the invasion of Greece was a disaster for the Italians and led directly to German involvement in the region.
Fall Rot 1940
The history of the German invasion of France up to the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk has been well covered, however the fierce fighting beyond that, and the eventual fall of France itself, has been much less well told. Fall Rot will detail the final part of the story of the Fall of France in 1940 already covered in two Campaign volumes on Fall Gelb.
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Our August Book Vote strayed slightly from our usual approach, this time offering six options to choose from. With three Aircraft of the Aces book suggestions and three Combat Aircraft, it really was a close race at times. However, last month's champion was ACE: Macchi C.202/205 Aces with 29.24% of the final vote. See the full results below:
|ACE: F6f Hellcat Aces over the Philippines||6.15%|
|ACE: Kittyhawk Aces of the Pacific||9.83%|
|ACE: Macchi C.202/205 Aces||29.24%|
|COM: He 111 Units In North Africa and the Mediterranean||25.33%|
|COM: P-47N Thunderbolt Units of the Pacific War||12.08%|
|COM: A-7 Corsair II Units in Combat||17.37%|
Did your pick win? What would you like to see published in this month's Campaign vote? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!