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by Phil_Gray_260
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Sharing the joy...
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Sharing the joy...

… of recent GMT boardgame releases aimed at air gamers. First up is Lee Brimmicombe-Wood’s Wing Leader: http://www.airbattle.co.uk/ The site above introduces the concept – as the name implies this is not a flight-sim game. Counters usually represent squadrons, which may or may not be formed into win...
by Phil_Gray_260
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Barbarossa.net
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Re: Barbarossa.net

I'd thought about asking my local library to consider adding it to their acquisition list but... as they'e currently facing the possibility of replacing their staff with a keypad to control access and cctv to remotely monitor activity and offer assistance I'm not sure they're looking to acquire much...
by Phil_Gray_260
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Barbarossa.net
Replies: 2
Views: 602

Barbarossa.net

Found while looking for a quick headcount on the Slovak Fast Division, a series of books on the structure of forces involved in the Barbarossa campaign - both as planned and as (insofar as is available) actually in use, appears to cover land and air, regular armed forces (Heer, RKKA) and irregular a...
by Phil_Gray_260
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Up armoured Shermans
Replies: 18
Views: 2187

Re: Up armoured Shermans (heat rounds)

Something picked up from youtube.... so large pinch of salt.. but... WW2 HEAT rounds relied on conventional fusing to detonate on contact. This was a problem as the speed at which the round deformed on contact meant that by the time the fuse had triggered the shaped charge warhead the shaped element...
by Phil_Gray_260
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Tank and AFV news youtube series
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Tank and AFV news youtube series

https://youtu.be/gvH3Glbc1ng First in a series looking at WW2 tanks and AFVs grouped by their major campaigns. This one looks at the Polish TK series of tankettes, the second looks at the Panzer I. Other Polish campaign editions will cover the Panzer II and the Poles take on the Vickers 6 tonner. O...
by Phil_Gray_260
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hexagonal bases
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Hexagonal bases

Weirdly they are described as 'wooden discs'? But are definitely hexes...

I didn't see oval shapes in my local Works... maybe it's a random distribution thing?
by Phil_Gray_260
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hexagonal bases
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Hexagonal bases

Spotted in the Works: laser cut hex bases - a bag of 110 for 2 quid. 40 small, 35 medium and 35 large. Small fit my Ambush! map hexes (1/2 inch?), medium fit my Cry Havoc! map hexes (1 inch?) Large look to be about an inch and a half. They look to be ply not mdf. I know they're not pennies but they ...
by Phil_Gray_260
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: 21st Century
Topic: The Trump Doctrine?
Replies: 0
Views: 579

The Trump Doctrine?

《Sarcasm》Is there a thread emerging in Trump's view of how American power should be projected? He recently cited the flying time from Guam to South Korea as aground for suspending mutual training exercises with the RoK... And is picking economic fights with his continental neighbours... Its as if th...
by Phil_Gray_260
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SOTCW new hard copy periodical proposal
Replies: 40
Views: 5979

Re: SOTCW new hard copy periodical proposal

Mark, This is a joint response from the whole team - Andrew, Pete, Phil, and Russ. We are very pleased that you wish to become active in the SOTCW once more. We’re always happy to receive offers of help. For your proposal to be done through the society and as part of the society, we would need the f...
by Phil_Gray_260
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: A new book
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: A new book

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.