Mr Kirchubel, whilst Downey has gone absent from the shelves of my bookshelve, The Rifle Musket in Civil War. remains.
Remembering that I am some 8.500 miles from your location, can I help you in any way?
To save clogging up the message bank, my home email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Both Downey's and Hess' books are collected in the library of which I am the director.
Are there search terms or topics for which you wish me research in them?
Rea Andrew Redd
Director, Eberly Library
My organization (purdue.university/forces) is modeling Pickett's Charge in an effort to improve/expand/modernize old Lanchester type attrition models. Our fluid dynamics prof is having one body of fluid smash into another. Last month we had an article on our early work on the topic published in the online "Journal of the Operational Research Society."
>We can't re-run the Pacific War 10,000 times to see if the US always wins. We can come up with plausible arguments on both >sides -- America's overwhelming economic advantage!
I recall reading in Ernest R. May's book "Strange Victory: Hitler's Conquest of France" about attempts of the US Army to recreate the 1940 Low countries campaign via computer simulations, and how only direct human intervention allowed the Germans to win over the Allies. That is probably the closest one can get in testing the hypothesis of whether Japan could win the war.