Jenna (spitphyre) wrote in little_details,

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Military tacticts, terminology and general research

I write a lot of fantasy stories and in many I have wars. I don't know much about military situations though I do try. I don't know any good books, I don't know any good sites. For a while I just started asking my ex (who was part of the Canadian military) for terms but even then I don't even have any idea where to start asking or how to phrase what I am asking.

Mainly I want to teach myself various tactics. But I would also like to make sure that I am using terms that aren't terribly improper (hard I know given the fact that every country uses different terminology)

I have tried google, I have tried wiki, I have tried looking at books in the military section of all of my favorite book stores (the problem with this being that normally book stores only carry things about modern warfare and my fantasy stories all take place in worlds with technology similar to our middle or dark ages... sort of think SOME of it is applicable but there is quite a bit that isn't) Unfortunately I'm so unsure of everything that even my search phrases turn up nothing. (I'm a little too embarrassed to post the terms. Suffice it to say that truly suck)

Does anyone have a set of resources for any of this? Books, sites, WHATEVER I can go to when I have questions? I know that this isn't a specific question, not really. But I ALWAYS have questions about this topic whenever I write and I have so many instances that I think it's just makes more sense for me to ask for the resources rather than the answers.
Tags: history (misc), ~military (misc)

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