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Order of Battle: German Panzers
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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2008 - 02:10 PM UTC
Joe Rion reviews Zenith Press' recent release in their new Order of Battle Series, "Order of Battle: German Panzers in WWII" by Chris Bishop.

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Posted: Monday, April 14, 2008 - 02:50 PM UTC
Looking at the sample pages I noticed it has a strength table (as do many other sources) that show the Panzer strength by type (Pz III, Pz IV, etc.) but not by version (Ausf D, Ausf E). Are there any sources that breakout German that way?
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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 07:29 AM UTC
I liked the posted pages and the strength tables, but found the review "thin" about what one gets for $20. Perhaps the book isn't all that substantial?
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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 08:39 AM UTC
I don't know. It has 192 pages, 51 charts all for $20.00. Not bad at all if someone has no material at all.
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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 04:33 PM UTC
Bill_c,

Point taken, but with this particular book it's light on text and heavy on charts, graphs, and maps in the different sections in terms of its content and design. That makes it somewhat difficult to review it more in depth from a descriptive stand-point short of going in chart by chart or discussing details on the maps, so Joe's review isn't that long as a result. It's a good reference for those looking for more information of this type but at $20 it's not going to be a comprehensive item as Joe pointed out in the review.
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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 - 02:11 AM UTC

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With this particular book it's light on text and heavy on charts, graphs, and maps in the different sections in terms of its content and design.


Bill P, you just added the line the review lacked! Well put.

Armor books are all over the board on size and price, so without being able to "finger" the thing, I have to rely on reading between the lines, since few reviews say "this book isn't worth the price."