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The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch
Dvd
Price: £2.49

5.0 out of 5 stars It is brilliantly filmed with much of the action being shown in ..., 28 May 2016
This review is from: The Wild Bunch (Amazon Video)
If you are into the Western genre, this will be a shoe-in for a five star, otherwise, more than likely a 4 star. It is brilliantly filmed with much of the action being shown in the tried and trusted way of Peckinpah, that being slow-motion mixed with real-time speed and from varying camera angles for the same shot. At times, the film is a blood-fest. But the story is strong as an aging band of outlaws go for that 'Just one more big-job', even though it is now the early 20th cent. Being the start of the 1900's we are introduced to a car and more devastatingly a machine gun (an 08 German Maxim MG if I'm not mistaken). The closing part of the film is one that will stay in the memory!


Sisley Eau Du Soir Eau de Parfum - 100 ml
Sisley Eau Du Soir Eau de Parfum - 100 ml

1.0 out of 5 stars BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED AND NEEDS REPORTING TO THE POLICE FOR SELLING COUNTERFEIT, 18 April 2016
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JUST HAD IT CONFIRMED BY SISLEY RETAIL HEAD OFFICE THAT THIS IS A FAKE DO NOT BUY! BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED AND NEEDS REPORTING TO THE POLICE FOR SELLING COUNTERFEIT GOODS


UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS SEASON 5
UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS SEASON 5
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Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 6 Jan. 2016
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Great series


1809 - Thunder on the Danube - Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs: 1 Abensberg
1809 - Thunder on the Danube - Napoleon's Defeat of the Habsburgs: 1 Abensberg
by John H. Gill
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Conveys Politics & Opening Of The Campaign Excellently, 23 Oct. 2015
I have to confess I was very surprised and impressed at how entertainingly this was written. I was expecting something a touch more drier but instead was greeted by an engrossing intro before the campaign kicked off. This volume deals with the politics before battle is joined and concentrates on Hauptarmee's sphere of operations in Bavaria. If all is to be believed, it left me quite surprised at just how poor the Austrian diplomatic grasp of the situation was on so many levels. For example, Mr Gill writes that they grossly over estimated the support they would get from Russia, Britain and Prussia. They expected Prussia to join them once the campaign was launched and to send an army of some 30,000+ ... they didn't. They expected Russia to overtly go against agreements at Tilsit .... They didn't. They expected Britain to be active at sea in the Baltic, land a force on the north German coast and provide far too many millions in cash to Austria as payment for the whole adventure .... They didn't (they did as usual dish out some dosh but far less than requested). They also expected the mass of German States to rise in an anti-French come Pan German fever ... they didn't either.

The Austrian government and military commanders under estimated French ability to get enough troops to the area of operations fast enough compounded by the fact that they were also over-optimistic on the Austrian ability to move their own armies at speed. Finally, they assumed that their commanders would operate in a positive attitude and seize the day. Instead, many (as usual) vacillated at crucial times rendering their armies inactive when they needed to be moving. This gave the French forces extra time to congregate and ready themselves for the campaign.

Much of the book though would be very useful for a wargamer to read when perhaps they are re-fighting the campaign. There is so much detail even down to battalion/company/squadron level where each smaller action is also described. To read one after the other makes for some forgetful passages if I am honest, but I would see these reports of battle as invaluable as reference when preparing a game to play. All in all, an excellent reference book and a 'go-to' book for 1809 (as the title demands)


Napoleonic Armies - Wargamer's Campaign Directory, 1805-1815
Napoleonic Armies - Wargamer's Campaign Directory, 1805-1815
by Ray Johnson
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Most Useful Books There Is For The Napoleonic Wargamer, 23 Oct. 2015
This book has one special use. That is for collectors of Napoleonic armies and wargamers to organise their units into the correct size companies, battalions, batteries, squadrons and regiments. Each Nation, and I am not just talking about the big 5 of the period, is dealt with through the book. I have owned the paperback version since it was published in the early to mid 80's and it is now a well-thumbed volume as its use to me has been quite invaluable for the arrangement of my Napoleonic armies. I have no idea how much longer it will be in print for, but despite its slim 160 pages or so, but as a wargamer, you will find far more use for it than the more famous 'source' book ever will I am sure.


UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS SEASON 4
UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS SEASON 4
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Oct. 2015
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Brilliant Series


Goodmans 45 W Slim Soundbar with Bluetooth, Aux-In and RCA Input
Goodmans 45 W Slim Soundbar with Bluetooth, Aux-In and RCA Input
Offered by Co-op Electrical
Price: £34.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works a Treat, 23 Aug. 2015
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I bought this somewhat made wary by a good few negative reviews here, but decided for the price I'd take the chance as I quickly needed some decent sound on my TV stored Amazon Fire music collection but would NOT be using Bluetooth. The soundbar arrived the next day and despite what one reviewer said about no instructions with the unit or online, this immediately proved false. There is a quick set up booklet inside but admittedly not detailed. I have a Samsung TV and set-up was completed in about 7 minutes!! Stand the soundbar in front of the TV, plug it in and then ... 1) connect the red & white sound wires in the appropriate holes and also insert the headphone jack in the back of the TV and the soundbar. 2) Take the very small remote and click 'mode' a number of times. There are 4 lights that can appear. Blue for bluetooth, red for off, green for I don't know yet and white for straightforward TV sound. I use the white light to play the Amazon Fire music. Then use the EQ button on the remote to simply quick for the sound type that best suits you (rock, classic etc). Within minutes it was ready to use. One caution. Some have written stating the sound goes off or mute. It does this if left for a long time with no buttons pressed on the TV or remote. I found simly notching the volume up or down or whatever you fancy brings it back to normality. I think it does this in case it is left on and not watched/listened to. Very simple AND CHEAP!


Battle of Crete
Battle of Crete
by George Forty
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2.0 out of 5 stars More a Series of Witness Statements Than a Campaign History, 17 Dec. 2014
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Not a bad book IF bought for eye-witness accounts rather than a strategic overview of the campaign. Even then, here are hardly any accounts from German soldiers or Greek soldiers & citizens and absolutely none that I remember from Luftwaffe pilots. It was all mainly allied accounts. Therefore, not really a book I'd recommend as a first buy on the subject, but do as I have and purchase it as an add-on AFTER reading histories covering campaign detail itself.


Am-Tech Gel Knee Pads
Am-Tech Gel Knee Pads
Offered by De-Opera Limited
Price: £7.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 17 Dec. 2014
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Does what it says on the packet


Kingfisher 20L Backpack Sprayer
Kingfisher 20L Backpack Sprayer
Offered by JTF Mega Discount Warehouse
Price: £20.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 17 Dec. 2014
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Found it clunky and just not comfortable to use. Instructions were pretty appalling.


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