Review of War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America’s First Frontier by John F. Ross

This is my review of War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America’s First Frontier by John F. Ross

I finally finished this book after a number of weeks, I’m a notoriously slow reader.

This book starts at the beginning of Rogers’ life and gives a great account of the society that he came from. It goes on to describe his early life in appropriate detail. I really enjoyed the level of detail the book uses, it’s detailed enough to give you a great image of the time or person, but doesn’t bog down in minutia that isn’t relevant.

There is plenty in here to give the wargamer material for scenarios. There are many accounts of battles around Lake Champlain and Southern Quebec, to accounts far into Pontiac’s Rebellion. These accounts get into numbers and types of troops involved, and quite a few first hand accounts.

This book is easily a great read all by itself, combine great writing with an interest in the period and you’ve got a great book. This should be in the library of every French and Indian War enthusiast and every gamer interested in playing skirmishes from the period.

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One Response to Review of War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America’s First Frontier by John F. Ross

  1. Ray May 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    Sounds like a good book, I’ll have to get this one, thanks for the heads up!!
    Ray

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