.WIRED FOR WAR by PW Singer. Good book about the digitisation of combat in the C21st. Lot's of food for thought and very apt for Tomorrow's War.
MINDSTAR RISING by Peter F Hamilton has arrived in the post and made it to my book pile. But not much further.
Master Chef has pre-ordered his own hardback copy of Force on Force from Amazon, and made use of Critical Mass Games' sale to order half a dozen buildings. I'll be placing my own order this weekend to extend downtown Mudd Eisley.
Great thing is, I've found Critical Mass Games range of buildings to be suitable for 20mm Near Future/Sci Fi too. I'm quietly impressed by the range of dynamic yet still human poses created by Matt at Elheim. His recent releases span the gap from Moderns to Near Future or even mid-tech Sci Fi Troopers and easily transpose from Force on Force to Tomorrows War.
The three figures from the left of the new SF Team pictures below, also make good post apocalyptic survivors and the two in the centre are dripping with PA character.
I'm not interested in Afghanistan at all, but both Maff and I see gaming parallels with Jerry Pournelle's epic FUTURE HISTORY. Talking of Pournelle, searching for a post apocalyptic background, I found it in LUCIFER'S HAMMER, which can be melded with Twighlight 2000 and played with both Force on Force and Battlefield Evolution: Modern Combat. Of course I want to add a Zombie twist. But I wonder whether starving crazed, cannablistic humans will be just as effective and somehat more horrifying.