WARGAMING IN HISTORY Vol. 12: KONIGGRATZ
Fully illustrated throughout with color photos, maps, and full orders of battle. Examines the Battle of Koniggratz on 3rd July 1866, where the Prussians inflicted a devastating defeat on the Austrians, effectively ending the Seven Weeks War in one day and establishing Prussia in the front rank of European Powers.
Analyses the battle in great detail, and then describes a wargame of the entire battle on one board, as well as wargaming three key areas of the battle: The Holawald, where the Prussians were checked; Problus, where Austria's Saxon allies hung on, and the Swiepwald, where disobedient Austrian commanders threw away a quarter of the army's strength, thereby losing the battle.
Examines a plausible 'What If' alternative battle on the Austrian right, which could have avoided disaster, had the commanders followed their orders. It questions the received wisdom on the causes of the defeat and offers the performance of the key personalities. The book includes photos of the 150th Anniversary Re-enactment of the battle.
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Updated as of 6/30/2022ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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