Now more to the topic at hand: While I've yet to read any of Mr Grants work, I was even less aware he has apparently produced a 'series' on "Historical Wargaming"? Pinkus I am 'most grateful' for that bit of information.
Ah, Jack! The books from "The Grant stable" are "must reads" for any wargamer in the Horse & Musket Era. The father, Charles Grant, produced his classic "The Wargame". His style is very readable narrative explaining the rules & he was a great proponent of big battalions and Imagi-nations (along with Brigadier Peter Young & Lawford in "Charge"). He produced books on Napoleonic, WW2 & Ancient warfare also. Most of these have been reprinted & are available through Caliver Books, Ken Trotman Books & I'm sure On Matters Military in the States will have them too.
His son, Charles S Grant (a now retired Brigadier) has a myriad of titles to his name, especially concerning the 18th century & Napoleonic warfare. He has edited the reprint of his father's books & has some really enjoyable titles to stimulate the wargamer's gaming palate, including 4 volumes in the "Wargaming in History" series which he co-authored with Phil Olley & his own children Charles & Natasha (both serving army officers) & friends. These books cover battles in the WAS & SYW periods with excellent background notes & OOB's followed by suggestions on how to refight them (using the Grant rules, of course ;-) ). They are full of good ideas & realistic wargames eye-candy. They are published by Ken Trotman & there is a fifth in the series by differnt authors on Gettysburg. They are particularly useful in illustrating how an historical battle can be converted to an enjoyable tabletop game experience.
All of the Grant titles even though often involving elements of their Imagi-Nations, are firmly based on historical & military facts & data, and provide a wealth of wargaming ideas.
I highly recommend them to anyone with an interest in any type of wargaming - they are classics!
This is why I plead for a series of plastic, affordable 28mm figures for big battalion battles! ;-) (The Grants had the Spencer Smith plastics to allow this in their day - see "The Wargame" for details.)