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  1. "The Bear Went Over The Mountain" has very in-depth analysis of Soviet operations and is broken up so that each chapter is a critique of a real operation including maps etc. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bear-Went-Over-Mountain-Afghanistan/dp/190752102X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391607788&sr=1-1&keywords=the+bear+went+over+the+mountain Edited to add, only covers the Soviet Union in Afghanistan though...
  2. Combat Commander Europe? http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/21050/combat-commander-europe And Conflict of Heroes http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/24800/conflict-of-heroes-awakening-the-bear-russia-1941 Are a couple of alternatives
  3. "Get the Quattro" versus "Get your trousers on, you're nicked!"
  4. Just watched "Wipers Times" written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman from Private Eye. Absolutely brilliant (IMHO) based on real events of WWI and much of the source material coming from an unpublished memoir released by the main characters family. British TV drama at it's finest... http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-09-11/the-wipers-times-ian-hislop-on-the-wartime-newspaper-that-laughed-in-the-face-of-death
  5. Sherlock (with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) is actually only 3 episodes. They were originally going to work with 6 but decided they'd rather double the length of the episodes to get a full plot line in and halve the episodes. Great idea imho. I suspect one of the reasons for a 6-ish episode season in the UK is that this means the top actors can do a stint in theatre over here or a hollywood film and still fit filming a TV series in (Gillian Anderson for instance fitted in filming "The Fall" in Ireland along with "Our Robot Overlords") that of course and our TV companies simply
  6. http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=92954&highlight=Pak_43&page=5 http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=83510&highlight=Pak_43 Here's some ancient history from JK along the same lines. I'll leave it here in case there are people new to the forum who might mistake JK for a researcher with methods that are something other than slapdash or haphazard.
  7. "In 1941 yes, hence Affentitten saying 1944." Agreed, I was actually replying to JonS in that it wasn't just the German air force that would have given the impression of a random targetting policy and no specific aim points. Perhaps I missed some subtlety in JonS' post? Always possible...
  8. In 1940 the same would have been true of the RAF also. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_Report "Any examination of night photographs taken during night bombing in June and July points to the following conclusions: 1. Of those aircraft recorded as attacking their target, only one in three got within 5 miles [(8 kilometres)]. 2. Over the French ports, the proportion was two in three; over Germany as a whole, the proportion was one in four; over the Ruhr it was only one in ten. 3. In the full moon, the proportion was two in five; in the new moon it was only one in fifteen. ... 4. All t
  9. "Overall, the Arab world's grip on reality fails to impress me time and again. This video is no exception. A lot of what they do is entirely based upon highly emotional theatrics with little regard for what is practical, safe or sane." I'm sure somewhere in England someone was saying pretty much the same thing as Washington crossed the Delaware
  10. It doesn't run on XP mate, there's your problem. Your only chance is to stick a homebrew fix on done by a programmer and released privately. http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2964408 I've tried the fix on my PC at work and it definitely works, so good luck!
  11. Not out in the UK until the 12th... grrr..nicely suprised by how good it is after playing the demo, but yep, I can't wait for this... Eurogamer review of the game http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-08-xcom-enemy-unknown-review_3
  12. Just finished http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cables-Kabul-Inside-Afghanistan-Campaign/dp/0007432011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342194821&sr=8-1 A really good read with many eyebrow raising details in it, a lot of references to the UK armies rotation policy and the desire of new brigade leaders to indulge in high profile "kinetic" operations since it was their one chance to put their training into play...
  13. For the X-Com reboot go to Eurogamer and search for XCOM:Enemy Unknown (no hyphen in the XCOM is correct) and there's 3 or 4 articles including an interview with one of the devs plus some in-game footage...
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