I don't like using fantasy settings so much because I can't use it for anything else. I read volumes only to not be able to talk about it in the other circles i go to. Using history as my "Game" setting or Shamelessly ripping off history is both easier and enriching.
The tons of things i learn in history about human nature is just too valuable. It is two birds with one stone, and If I get people to learn more about history it is also enriching to them.
Here are list of things I've just added to my reading list.
- Naval Combat Logistics Support System
- Military Families under Stress: Implications for Family Life Education (Character backgrounds)
- The Horse in Ancient China and Its Cultural Influence in Some Other Areas
- The Revival of Byzantine Learning and the Revival of the Byzantine State
- Arabic Lists of the Byzantine Themes
- 'Luxury Foods' in Medieval Islamic Societies 'Luxury Foods' in Medieval Islamic Societies (both Game flavor and Ideas of what to cook at home).
- World Maps and Easter Tables: Medieval Maps in Context
- Islamic Settlement in North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula
- The Convention of Alexius Comnenus and Raymond of Saint Gilles The Convention of Alexius Comnenus and Raymond of Saint Gilles
- The Byzantine Empire in the Eleventh Century Some Different Interpretations
- Some Byzantine Accounting Practices Illustrated from Georgian Sources
- Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy
- Monetary Theory and Roman History
- Toward an Ecological-Evolutionary Theory of the Incidence of Warfare in Preindustrial
- Nomadism, Horses and Huns
- The Nature of Warfare in Fourteenth-Century Japan: The Record of Nomoto Tomoyuki
- English Warfare in 1066 English Warfare in 1066
- Tanks and Roman Warfare Tanks and Roman Warfare
- Early Germanic Warfare
- Ancient Chemical Warfare Ancient Chemical Warfare
- Spanish Horses among the Plains Tribes
- The Training of an Inner Asian Nomad Army in the Pre-Modern Period
- The Military Use of the Chariot in the Aegean in the Late Bronze Age
- Review of Stratagem and the Vocabulary of Military Trickery by Everett L. Wheeler...
- Greek Chariot-Borne and Mounted Infantry
- War and Politics in Ancient China, 2700 B.C. to 722 B.C.: Measurement and Comparative Analysis
- A West African Cavalry State: The Kingdom of Oyo A West African Cavalry State: The Kingdom of Oyo by Robin Law (Is this the GM Robin Law?)
- The Military Revolution in Russia, 1550-1682
- Nomadism as a Political Adaptation: The Case of the Yomut Turkmen