Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose

In this classic oral history, Stephen Ambrose follows Easy Company of the 506th Airborne from their training to the end of World War II. It’s an easy-to-read, compelling account of men at war. I came away from this book greatly admiring the men of Easy Company. This book was the basis of the hit HBO Television series “Band of Brothers.” In many ways, this book reminded me of the classic Cornelius Ryan works like A Bridge Too Far and The Longest Day. Ambrose has taken criticism for some factual errors in his work, but the reader must remember that this is an ORAL history, and the memories of the men involved may have dimmed with time.

Band of Brothers : E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest

Kwik Kursk Fast Play WWII Rules

Kwik Kursk is Matt Unsworth’s name for his fast play rules for recreating the pivotal battle of Kursk — the largest armor battle in the history of the world. The game also includes links to paper tank downloads.

The Few: Battle of britain Fast And Easy Rules For Students

Matt Unsworth offers a set of free wargames rules called The Few that he uses with his students to simulate the Battle of Britain.

A Drop Too Many

A Drop Too Many is an interactive storytelling game by Jim Wallman. It’s truly a unique concept, and worth taking a long look.

Axis and Allies Miniatures Rules

Wizards of the Coast releases its Axis and Allies game today. The rules are available for free. You can get the quickstart guide or the advanced rules.