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  • Warscape
    took place in July 1944 with the Allied invasion force bottled up in the Normandy lodgement The initial strategic aim of the action which was to be the largest British tank action of the Second World War was to achieve a breakthrough out of the close boccage and draw German armoured forces towards the threat and thus weaken the defensive lines facing the US forces assault in Operation Cobra However the intial objectives becam increasingly unclear as the jump off neared and Ian carefully records the confused planning for the operation and the lack of preparedness for the British Armoured Units for the fight ahead It was not until I read this book that I realised just how little preparation had been made in training for infantry and armoured cooperation on the battlefield a situation confirmed by Stephen Ambrose in Band of Brothers This was to be a fatal oversight for the operation In creating his narrative Ian has returned to original and eyewitness accounts and spent a lot of time walking the battleground and tying up what may seem conflicting accounts to provide a remarkably readable and coherent account of the action The forces engaged are reported in considerable detail and the battle is reported in an extremely detailed manner using official histories eyewitness accounts and Ian s own observation in the field to provide a clear step by step narrative of the operation For me the key element of the book is the humanity that Ian brings into the text whether in describing the bone crushing fear of Germans facing sustained bombing or the horror of the British tank crews facing the reality of armoured warfare outclassed outmanoeuvred and in vehicles that according to the men who knew simply brewed up when hit His description of men their

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/More/Goodwood.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Warscape
    you build your own sections with extra variation There are six Half Sections for the British Airborne SWW169 SWW170 SWW171 SWW172 SWW173 and SWW174 four packs of Germans SWW032 SWW033 SWW034 SWW035 and two packs of Commandos SWW155 and SWW156 We ve uploaded pictures of the packs onto the website so you know exactly what you re getting Half Section packs cost 6 00GBP for five figures and you can see them at http www artizandesigns com NEW BRITISH AIRBORNE IMAGES AND PACKS COMING SOON New colour pictures of SWW160 British Airborne Command and SWW165 British Airborne Ad Hoc Section have been added to the catalogue painted by Dave Woodwaqrd We ve also added a list of the new codes coming soon There are three more packs of British Airborne two packs of American Airborne more British Commandos and more Late War Germans We ll update you when these new figures become available Stop Press NEW WWII RELEASE AVAILABLE NOW More packs have been added to our WWII ranges These include SWW319 American Airborne Pathfinders SWW028 German MG42 Team SWW154 British Commando Vickers Team SWW168 Wounded British Airborne Vickers Team SWW164 British Airborne Characters and SWW031 Late War Germans with

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/More/Artizan.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Warscape
    Yesterday we had a bug in the system which meant that all registrations and log ons failed When we introduced the Adult filter option we managed to stop everybody s access This has now been fixed Sorry to everyone that tried It really is working now Our other interactive sections include Wargames Shop Database Wargames Club Database Weapons Dictionary soon you will be able to add to it too We

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/More/Amazon.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Air Wargames Society
    Columbus Ohio www origisgames com We will be conducting a study and documentary on these 3 scenarios 1 PRELUDE to PEARL 6 DEC 41 Assumes US Forces had 24 hours notice and could meet the Japanese Fleet the Day before their Attack on Pearl Harbor 2 HARBOR ALERTED 7 DEC 41 Assumes US BB and Air Forces alerted with 2 hours notice Able to sortie and respond to Japanese Fleet from at Sea instead of receiving Pearl Harbor Attack 3 PEARL HARBOR REVENGE 8 DEC 41 Assumes US Carrier Fleet attempts to locate and catch withdrawing Japanese Carrier Fleet after Pearl Harbor A futile sacrifice or an Early Midway Miracle Any Origins gamer can all register to play these games BUT we need two experienced gamers to participate as assistant GM s able willing to play though most of them to ensure continuity between games coach players on rules help complete them on time and report the results We re offering a free Origins Badge and War Wing ribbon an 86 value if you can participate Must have familiarity with A H Midway Boardgame and play in Game Master for several of these games Thursday Friday Saturday of Origins Prefer

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/OriginsAH.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Warscape
    admire Kevin Dallimore s work Foundry s paint system et al I ll be honest I am never going to be a pro figure painter What I try to do is get the figures on the table in a suitable condition not to be laughed at and at a price where I m not going to scream if someone goes within 2 feet of one I read the guides I aspire to get better but here s how it happens for me at this moment in time 1 The worst thing on a miniature is a bald metal bit where it shouldn t be 2 The second worst thing is a gloss effect to make poor Gnashus the Barbarian look like a toy soldier the poor guy has enough trouble being made of lead and painted by me Answer to 1 Undercoat Answer to 2 No high gloss varnish or finish Right undercoat I believe the current vogue is black I m not too sure about that My use of undercoat is to ensure the rest of the paint sticks but mainly to hide the bare metal if I miss a bit in my senility The missed bit is by sods law either the hardest to get at bit of moulding or where the eye is naturally drawn to whichever is the most embarrassing I undercoat in brown or dark green whichever I happen to have more of at the time Never dip figurs it is an insult to the moulders art Thick brush medium brush inexpensive brush yes Dip no Now go and watch telly play on the computer have a beer ANYTHING but start paining before the coat is dry Fast forward to man looking at regiment of green zombies Do the flesh bits NO not down to

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/More/Morons.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Air Wargames Society
    the UK As the range is so large this will be a gradual process The first items to be stocked will be unit packs suitable for French and English units of the Hundred Years War They will be in the UK in early June and they have been added to the Online Shop if you wish to reserve yours now Also available is a pack containing William Wallace and Scots

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/Mirliton.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Air Wargames Society
    Drop Ship from WizKids LLC Delux Skirmishpack from Charon Productions Euro Village Series II Corner Inn from Miniatures Building Authority Gael Longhouse from I Kore Lord of the Rings Return of the King Ruins of Middle Earth from Games Workshop

    Original URL path: http://www.wargames.co.uk/Pending/Archive/June04/Charon.htm (2016-02-16)
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  • Air Wargames Society
    the next step and have set up a Yahoo Group so gamers interested can discuss the possibilities and viabilities and maybe we can get this thing off the ground If you are interested in finding out more no obligation to join any society that might get created you can join the AWSoc list by sending an email to AWSoc subscribe yahoogroups com If you know any club members interested in

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