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Now, Lanchester's Laws are far from perfect. For one thing, they only apply to battles of attrition, in which the object is to wipe out the other side. If "winning" a battle is defined in some other way -- and modern Western militaries don't normally consider slaughtering every last opponent to be a legitimate objective -- then Lanchester's Law has nothing to say about who wins. Napoleon "won" every battle he fought in his march into Russia, but he still lost 98 percent of his men and was forced to retreat without achieving his objective.
Lanchester Systems and the Lanchester Laws of CombatThis is another basic introduction to Lanchester's Laws. The author (semi-anonymous) spends more time on the differential equations and some practical aspects that I glossed over completely, so it might be worth your time.
by "The Custodian" at everything2.com
Last winter I acquired a reprint of H.G. Wells' Little Wars, that most original and elegant of wargaming tretises. First published in 1913, this very slim volume set an early standard for wargaming in which the obvious agenda is fun and the not-so-hidden agenda is the futility of war and the advantages of peace.
The clever prose and the droll attention to simplicity and pragmatism make this a delight to read.