Just finished this book which I picked up in the shop of the Museum back in August. A refreshing kind of approach to history, focussing only on the battles and not generally unbalanced towards the glorious past as some other books on the subject are.
One thing I found in it is that many of the generals and leaders of the major engagements covered in the book were either as bad or as unlucky as I tend to be when wargaming. The account given of the Battle of the Boyne being a case in point. Should Jimmy have moved the troops off the dodgy flank and risked being overrun in order to have a better chance of winning the battle?
Good to dip into. Tell the people around you to prepare for unexpected groans.