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    confident that the traders at Rampage will also see a benefit This is to be a permanent move and the competition event will be incorporated within the already well established Rampage show which is organised by Ilford Wargames Group over the week end of the 16th 17th July 2005 Please note that as in the past the trade show is on Sunday only As we will now have a slot

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/AprMay05/Rampage.htm (2016-02-16)
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    three shops in all I am moving into the original premises at 98 Station Street which will become a dedicated wargaming site The second shop remains dedicated to family and boardgames and the newest shop next door will be devoted to role playing and fantasy A firm date has not been set yet but we are aiming for mid April if everything falls into shape There are a few alterations to carry out to the shop of course and a major transfer of stock over to the new site so enquiries may take a little longer to reply to in the next few weeks There will also have to be a streamlining of mail order lists in the future but broadly speaking it will be business as usual For those of you who have visited my stockroom in the past you will be pleased to know display space will be at least trebled There may even be an opportunity to put on some mouth watering displays and games on in the near future So I hope to hear from you again shortly or even see you at the new premises when we have settled in Thanking you for your support

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/AprMay05/AndyD.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Games Workshop  Games Day 2004
    9 th 10 th July Rampage Ilford 16 th 17 th July Sentry Stoke on Trent 17 th July To the Redoubt Eastbourne 30 th 31 st July Strongbow s Shield Dublin 30 th July Europe 2 nd Liga de DBM 5 th Round Costa de Caparica Portugal 10 th July The New World Chicagoland DBM Doubles Joliet IL 2 nd Weekend Summer Camp Fort Leavenworth KS 3 rd weekend

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/Dec04/NTBM.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Continental Infantryman of the American Revolution  Osprey publishing Warrior 68 Written by John Milsop with illustrations by Steve
    Irish brogue If Stone was trying to underline the Macedonians distinct culture as a less civilised Greek tribe as is alluded to in the film I would have thought he could have done so in a less pantomime way than the use of Irish accents And it is in this early life section that Stone also chooses to make Alexander s sexuality a keystone of the film with a discourse from Aristotle that underlines the nobility of a homosexual relationship where what is exchanged is not just pure animal lust but knowledge experience etc etc If this was not going to be a red rag to the fundamentalist Christian bull I don t know what would have been I saw TV interviews where Stone claimed that Alexander s sexuality was no more or less than a minor element of the film although important in getting to grips with his character This is not true Stone makes this aspect of Alexander s life a major element of the film and deliberately provoked the hostile reaction it received and also I feel undermined the quality of the movie Alexander s sexuality and his relationships with his friends and companions is a matter of debate is a matter of modern debate but I am certain would not have been at the time and certainly would not have caused the conflicts that Stone creates onscreen Having done all this did Stone give us any fresh or inciteful view of Alexander and his greatness No in fact it undermined the historical character to my mind As the Director seemed to have lost the plot of his movie so the Alexander on screen seemed to wander about aimlessly until he decides to kill himself by drinking disease infected wine to join his dead lover The question I found myself asking is would I have followed this guy to the ends of the Earth the answer Not to the end of the road So is there anything good to say about the film The answer is yes Val Kilmer is excellent as Philip of Macedon a hardbitten old warrior proud and driven by personal devils Rosario Dawson as Roxanne displays two excellent reasons why a gay male or any male would want to marry her The special effects such as the depiction of Babylon are superb and of course there are the battle scenes Two battles are depicted the first being Gaugamela which is initially very impressive indeed the detail of costume and weaponry seeming to my inexpert eye excellent And the action is bloody fast and exciting but I could not hear a word of the dialogue and everything moved so very fast that it was a blur This is a problem that I have been aware of since Gladiator directors go for quick cut multi position action shots which do not allow the eye to take in every detail but imprints the major image of that frame a style I absolutely hate Still overall the

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Feb05/Alexander.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Continental Infantryman of the American Revolution  Osprey publishing Warrior 68 Written by John Milsop with illustrations by Steve
    this looks effective The back of figure is covered by the red cloak The cloak is shaded with black and not highlighted this looks a little harsh and given that red is a difficult colour to paint the lack of a highlight could be forgivable The separate shield has a hand painted design which looks effective Paint will need to be cleaned off both the reverse of the shield and the forearm to get an effective bond The Celt Carnyx player is the same size as the Roman Officer Much of the above comments apply to this figure the flesh is a little darker and the red and black stripes on the tunic are neatly executed On close examination the lack of highlighting is more apparent on this figure both the yellow ochre tunic and the dark green trousers lack this finishing touch and the tunic isn t shaded I don t want to sound harsh and if I saw these figures in a unit of for example 30 figures the overall effect would be pleasant It is on the wargames table that these figures should be judged and if they were painted to a higher standard the price would

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Feb05/HCH.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Continental Infantryman of the American Revolution  Osprey publishing Warrior 68 Written by John Milsop with illustrations by Steve
    a fresh idea in Italy and one which saw a large queue anxiously awaiting the end of lunchbreak yes lunchbreak a long leisurely lunch but all the traders were still in place at 5 30pm As a general comment the standard of the games in terms of presentation was not as high as in the UK The emphasis is on the playing of the game rather than the aesthetics of the display That said the potential is certainly there to match the best games of the UK For me the best display game of the show was a Lord of the Rings siege presented by the Condotierie club of Milan The terrain was very good but the main advantage this game had over the others was a proactive gamesmaster who with enthusiasm and patience with players both young and old ensured that everything was fully explained and that everyone was fully involved and had a good time Unfortunately when the clubs presenting displays were asked to vote for the best of game this display was marked at the bottom end of the list This was I found partially due to a bias against fantasy gaming from historical gamers A 6mm refight of Quatre Bra presented by Quartieri D Invernino also looked very impressive as 6mm games often do The terrain was ok but lacked the contours necessary for that battle Again there was an enthusiastic individual who kept a continuous stream of words flowing throughout the show Unfortunately they were aimed at his opponents and not the other gamers and public who gathered around the table A simple handout explaining the battle would have really improved this display A much less ambitious game in scale was more successful in terms of the interest it attracted from the public The Illiad saw a number of scratchbuilt galleys disembarking trrops on the Trojan shore and the locals trying to throw tem back into the sea The rules used were Venexias King David Biblical Wars and seemed quick and easy to play and explain The players took the time to invite questions and to take observers through the game mechanics and gathered a lot of interest throughout Saturday Medieval interest was kept alive by a nicely presented depiction of the siege and battle of Morat 1476 with Charles the Bold s Burgundians having their collective butts kicked by a horde of Swiss Unfortunately on the Sunday this game was simply set out as a static display There was also a large scale depiction of the battle of Leignitz which looked very good with hundreds of well painted plastic models on large scenic bases catching the eye However wall to wall Mongol horse archers have nowhere to run when a line of heavy knights hits it so the orientals were up against it From a trade point of view Bolt Action Miniatures made the trip over and Paul was busy all weekend I had a quieter time with my own stock finding that the

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Feb05/DadiCom.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Continental Infantryman of the American Revolution  Osprey publishing Warrior 68 Written by John Milsop with illustrations by Steve
    fighting on the Ukranian Front in February 1944 and loosely based on the attampts of the German Army to effect a break out from encirclement meeting up with a strong German attacking force attempting to break in to the trapped German forces As before we are looking for 24 players on a 1st come 1st served basis The cost for the weekend will be 85 but will now include a

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Feb05/WargamesWeekend.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Continental Infantryman of the American Revolution  Osprey publishing Warrior 68 Written by John Milsop with illustrations by Steve
    depth lay with the outer and inner walls of huge proportions Constantinople is built on a peninsula the waters of the Bosphorus Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara offer natural protection augmented by a sea wall that can be compared in size with the outer wall on the landward side The landward walls called the Theodosian walls after the emperor were completed in 423 This served to increase the area of the city from the perimeters laid down by Constantine In 447 earthquakes flattened most of the new walls and 57 of its towers With speed and urgency brought on by the threat of Attila they were repaired in three months One third of the city s land tax was spent in the building repair and upkeep of the walls and all citizens were required to assist in this work As you would expect from any book by Stephen Turnball the text is well written and easy to follow the wonderful illustrations of Peter Dennis and the numerous photographs by the author and others compliment the work A good introduction and a brief chronology give way to a chapter on the design and development of the walls followed by

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Feb05/ConstantinopleOsp.htm (2016-02-16)
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