Historian Barbara Tuchman won her second Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for Stillwell and The American Experience In China My copy is a first edition hardback, but this great book fortunately is still available in paperback. Using “Vinegar Joe” Stillwell as the catalyst, Tuchman examines thirty years of US policy in China: from the end fo the Manchu Dynasty to Mao Tse-Tung. The book offers insight to a number of military operations, from the Chinese Warlords of the 1920s to the Pacific War of the 1940s. If the movie “The Sand Pebbles” has ever caught your imagination, this book is sure to do the same.
Taiping Era is a set of free wargames rules for the Taiping Rebellion and the Opium Wars. The game is designed to be played with 15mm figures on a game area with 6″ square grids.
I like to make my wargaming terrain as authenthic as possible. I found the Chinese Visual Sourcebook to be useful when I was working on my 25mm Boxer Rebellion project.
The Four Eyed Dog is Dead is a set of free wargames rules for games set in the Taiping Rebellion.
For what it’s worth, the Taiping Rebellion is one of the least known — and at the same time, deadliest — conflict in world history. Taking place in China from 1950 to 1864, best estimates say that the Taiping Rebellion resulted in between twenty and forty million dead.
Yanks Up The Yangtzee is a set of free wargames rules for skirmishes along the Yangtzee river in the 1920s and 1930s.