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With this episode, I'm wrapping up my exploration of the opening of WW2 in the Pacific. What started with Pearl Harbor and a vacation to Hawaii expanded into an education via games, films, and books about the many offensives launched by Imperial Japan on that fateful day.
It opens with my interview of friend & wargame designer/developer, Steve Carey. Steve won the Charles S. Roberts award for We Must Tell The Emperor, his small-format solo game about the entire Pacific war--which I discussed in episode 2. (He won the award a second time for an analysis article in C3i magazine.)
Then I go on to discuss a bunch of games I played on these topics, followed by movies, books, and even some sites visited.
• December 8, 1941: MacArthur's Pearl Harbor, by William H. Bartsch
• The Fall of the Philippines 1941-42, by Chun & Gerrard
• Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942, by Ian W. Toll
• Japanese Destroyer Captain, by Tameichi Hara
• They Were Expendable
• So Proudly We Hail
• Air Force
• Wake Island
• Why We Fight (The Battle of China)
• Empire of the Sun
• The Admiral
• MacArthur Memorial Podcast
Remember to follow along & chime in on my discussion thread (and geeklist) for all of my Month of Infamy/December 41 thoughts & explorations. If you're a wargamer on social media, follow me on Twitter (@WargamesToGo). Feedback is always welcome.