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by Rumblestrip
23 Jun 2018, 13:08
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Up armoured Shermans
Replies: 18
Views: 5684

Re: Up armoured Shermans

Gary wrote: 23 Jun 2018, 11:04 There was a discussion...about the effectiveness of Sherman Jumble...
That was the one with the old mattress, rocking horse and chamber pot strapped to the front with second hand kids' clothes wasn't it?

I'm pretty sure Patton had a view on it...

Cheers
Andrew
PS love autocorrect 😊
by Rumblestrip
22 Jun 2018, 20:41
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Up armoured Shermans
Replies: 18
Views: 5684

Re: Up armoured Shermans

Anyone out there with a chemistry/physics degree majoring in metal characteristics? Well, I have a mechanical engineering degree specialising in the failure of stressed materials, and a background in weapons and explosives, which will probably do you. Yeah, that's what I meant😊 Thanks. Andrew
by Rumblestrip
22 Jun 2018, 11:59
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Up armoured Shermans
Replies: 18
Views: 5684

Re: Up armoured Shermans

...reminds me of the British tank commander who was dismayed to find a manufacturers plate on his tank stating ' training purposes only- mild steel'... The version I heard was that the commander felt it was a 'lucky' tank as he always seemed to be able to accelerate out of trouble. It was a bit 'ni...
by Rumblestrip
21 Jun 2018, 15:36
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Up armoured Shermans
Replies: 18
Views: 5684

Re: Up armoured Shermans

My understanding is (based on no shred of expertise at all) that Patton didn't like this sort of modification (or sandbags or lots of track pieces) at all and became a bit cross about it when he came upon it - it was a speed thing. He presumably liked his tankers quick or dead? Anyone confirm or con...
by Rumblestrip
11 Jun 2018, 10:59
Forum: World War 2
Topic: A new book
Replies: 10
Views: 3561

Re: A new book

Phil_Gray_260 wrote: 09 Jun 2018, 15:59 Another book?

On Barbarossa specifically?

My god you know how to a chap in his weak spot don't you...

:D

Its on my to get list.
I have no respect for people's wallets!
Cheers
Andrew
by Rumblestrip
07 Jun 2018, 23:15
Forum: World War 2
Topic: A new book
Replies: 10
Views: 3561

Re: A new book

A single hard copy tends to be around a fiver. If you prefer hard copies you might want consider buying one of the first book at the same time, as the postage ends up about the same as for one book. They're printed in Milton Keynes. With the discount codes for both i think you could get them for aro...
by Rumblestrip
07 Jun 2018, 10:54
Forum: World War 2
Topic: A new book
Replies: 10
Views: 3561

Re: A new book

All
Russ informs me that the relevant discount codes are now in the members' section of the website and, having checked, he is indeed correct!
My thanks to Russ for making the magic webby stuff happen. I am naturally gifted, technically, y'know.

Cheers
Andrew
by Rumblestrip
06 Jun 2018, 19:13
Forum: World War 2
Topic: A new book
Replies: 10
Views: 3561

Re: A new book

That's right. i just wanted to warn people that, as I remember, if you click on the discount link then you will be taken directly to a WV shopping basket with the book in it. If you look at it and decide you don't want it but buy sthg else instead then you need to delete the copy of my book from you...
by Rumblestrip
06 Jun 2018, 17:36
Forum: World War 2
Topic: A new book
Replies: 10
Views: 3561

A new book

All After many trials (I cannot tell you how tedious it has been) getting my second book ready for publishing, it is now done. It is called 'Barbarossa - Kicking in the Door...' and is a campaign system for the first 3 months of Operation Barbarossa. It takes four Pz Divisions as representatives of ...
by Rumblestrip
05 Jun 2018, 09:36
Forum: Eye Candy and Modelling Tips
Topic: Some French for Late Rif War or north African skirmishes
Replies: 15
Views: 4815

Re: Some French for Late Rif War or north African skirmishes

I think Fez is the Moroccan version (named after the town Fez) whereas Tommy Cooper's was inspired by his British Army service in Egypt. Might have been called a tarboosh there. Anyway doesn't really matter they're all fezzes now.

Andrew