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  • The Soldiers Story
    are altogether too damn clean This all jars with my own impression of the period and the reality portrayed in the contemporary photographs But Halberstadt disarmed me straight away by highlighting these problems and acknowledging them he then goes on to state that what he hopes to achieve in this volume is an insight into the everyday life of a civil war soldier And he does this with a prose style that is easy to accept and that draws parallels based on his own military experience this serves to emphasise the point to the contemporary reader Quickly I found myself drawn into the narrative and relearning things that I had read before but that had not had the same impact on me A grubby Reb reenactor There is much in this book for both the casual reader and the A C W enthusiast or wargamer The section on the sharpshooters in both armies is short but fascinating and the chapter on artillery including the modern photographs very impressive I am still though undecided about using photographs of modern re enactors to illustrate historical volumes in some ways they bring the period to life in others those they present a modern

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/BookReviews/Chrysalis/soldiersstory.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Book Reviews
    Gondor Terrain Naval Weapons Storm of Chaos Osprey Guerillas Nosworthy s Guides Norman Castles Mongol Warrior Kaisers Warlords Battle Orders Peninsular The Downfall 1945 British in South Africa Kawanakajima Army of Santa Anna Commanders of WW2 Osprey WW1 The Pendulum of Battle Special Forces Osprey Fair Oaks Osprey Russian CW Vis Bellica Lists 3 Osprey Peninsular Barbarossa Plains Wars Heavy Frigates Monte Cassino Tewkesbury WW1 Germans Yom Kippur Ottoman Empire

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/BookReviews/bookreviews.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Ainsty Castings
    are as follows 7 long x 3 ½ wide and 2 1 8 high these measurements are taken from the outside edges the walkway grills are 1 square at the highest point walls are 2 8 approx thick The quality of this item is there to see lots of lovely detail from the walkway grills to the stowage lockers access panels on the walls this item should give any gamer the inside of the starship bunker ect a realistic look Detail All the items have a real quality to them and after a quick cleanup and wash in detergent a grey primer shows the detail up lovely take care not to spray too heavily though as some of the detail could get clogged with paint The facial detail of the kneeling statue is a good example the eyes could be obscured if undercoat is applied too generously so do be careful when priming The tech tunnel corridor looks good in primer so I can t wait to start putting the paint on properly I m expecting very good results and I have a gut feeling that I won t be disappointed Painting Wow Talk about a nice finish all the items come up great the kneeling statue I think has come out looking really nice I went for a gold look to this one and a few coats with highlighting gives a really nice effect yes I m quite pleased with that The tech tunnel corridor took a bit of work but it was worth it I used a dry brushing technique on the main walls and painted the walkway grills and a few of the details such as the lamps and the buttons for the door I really think that a lot of these set out will look truly

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/DBMadded05Nov/AinstyCastings.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Ainsty Castings
    bits of damage sculpted into them which I feel gives them the used look and not the pristine brand new and unused look about them all details are again finely crafted on this pair of round shields and again will fit in with quite a few different gaming genres and periods Other items sent included a door and stone frame with separate door handle and separate lock these are designed to fit on a scratched building or a dungeon wall ect also for scratch builders there was a set of window shutters all of which attention to detail is very evident and to a high standard Flash There was a little clean up needed but the resin used is not the normal hard stuff that most manufacturers use this resin is a sort of soft but strong type that seems to clean very easily and as a point of not doesn t tend to break easily when dropped although I did find that the door Jamb was a little brittle in places but some decent superglue did get it back together and no real harm was done Painting Everything was primed with my usual grey spray paint primer this attached very well just like spraying minis really It was when the primer was on that all the detail that had been sculpted into the items really stood out a real sight to the eye I can tell you Painting was a doddle the items seemed to paint themselves each successive coat and shade bringing the items to life As I mentioned earlier the items will take easily to different styles of painting and should look great even with the simplest of paint jobs Question Time Clay The manufacturer of the items was good enough to answer a few questions I

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/DBMadded05Nov/Attic.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Ainsty Castings
    set the scene yep some handy minis What are they like well they are certainly full of character each can be used as a single item or as with the pointing chap as a pair or group The mini s stand at 25mm from base of the foot to the eye pretty decently detail the guy taking a leak is actually sculpted whistling whilst he relieves himself a nice touch I thought The clothing has a decent hang and with folds fairly well suggested hair is well cut and defined and overall detail is pretty crisp even down to the lacing on the shoes These look to be a type of mini that should accept full blown painting and picking out as well as using dry brushing techniques so the choice is there for the painter to choose Flash Well there was some and mould lines too in varying degrees from a little to an intermediate of acceptability but as no real work was needed to clean them up I did considered this to be no chore so I reckon they are quite ok on this score Painting With the undercoat on it was time to let the brushes and

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/ProductReviews/Review/DBMadded05Nov/Monolith.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Warscape
    down the garden sat on it and got my daughter to dance on it and my son to jump about on it The result was a slight bulging around the edges and a very minor discolouration of the plastic So it is tough The modules measure 50cm x 50cm and are 3 5cm in depth They are secured to each other by a series of nylon screw attachments and this

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/More/warscape.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Warscape
    features in the game The units you command begin as you would expect with the title of the series with Armoured Fighting Vehicles and the range is interesting from German Tigers and jagdpanthers through to Japanese light tanks and including a range of self propelled artillery Next comes the infantry that can be used in a number of roles including mine clearance sniper scout airborne and assault troops These are supplemented by support sections including combat engineers and mechanics for mending bridges and damaged vehicles transport for ammo and reinforcements towed and vehicle mounted artillery and anti aircraft batteries And these are very important as airpower is reflected in the game with depending on the scenario fighter cover ground attack bombers transport and reconnaissance aircraft being available The key to the game is how you combine these various arms to face the developing battle And you have to keep your mind agile if you get too fixated on one part of the battle you can be certain that the enemy will jump all over you in another area It is a very good idea to play your way through the one off missions before diving into the campaign These include assaulting the Italians in East Africa defending Singapore and taking on the Russians both on the Eastern Front and the Far Eastern border Watch out for air attack and for artillery both of which can be murderous to your forces I managed to get myself wiped out half a dozen times before I learned the tricks of selecting and targeting my artillery and of changing the infantry formations The campaign scenario is excellent placing you in control of a certain Erwin Rommel leading his units through France in 1940 then into the victories in North Africa the long retreat to

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/More/BurningHorizons.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Warscape
    break And when I stepped off it the unit returned to its original shape So I jumped on it a few times still with no appreciable result Then Richard used it as a trampoline Still no effect The units are joined together by clips and can be interchanged to build just about any configuration desired Supplied in black plastic the units simply require washing in warmy soapy water and drying

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/More/KallHexon.htm (2016-02-16)
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