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Amazon Customer "John Lambshead" (Kent, England, UK)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Malware Warning, 18 Jun 2014
Warning: this phone comes with built in Malware that steals your data. Do not touch at any price!

A game undeletable Android app acts as a Trojan Horse.


Gladiator vs CR.42 Falco 1940-41: 47 (Duel)
Gladiator vs CR.42 Falco 1940-41: 47 (Duel)
Price: 9.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shades of Biggles, 9 Nov 2013
The Osprey Duel format has proved popular with the target market as it packages weapon data into a historical context. This is a good example of the breed.

There is something strangely romantic about the clashes between the last biplane fighters in a world of monoplanes. The Gladiator and Fiat fought in sideshow campaigns that were like an overdue to the main concert. WWII would end with jet fighters, the ME 262 and the Meteor but somehow these far more dangerous fighters lack the glamour of for wings.


The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66 (Men-at-arms)
The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66 (Men-at-arms)
by Ian Heath
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.88

4.0 out of 5 stars A valuable resource, 9 Nov 2013
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You would think that basic source books on military campaigns would have been made irrelevant by the internet but not so. Modellers and wargamers looking for basic information on the armies of theTaiping War will find little online so there is still a market for Men at Arms books. This is a useful example. It also contains a brief overview of the politics and history of the period.

A solid work on a little known but significant event.


The Bloody White Baron
The Bloody White Baron
by James Palmer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.47

4.0 out of 5 stars Madhouse, 9 Nov 2013
This review is from: The Bloody White Baron (Paperback)
A fascinating account of the 'back of beyond' conflicts in the first half of the 20th Century. The author describes well the charnel house that allows maniacs to rise to the top of society. It strikes me upon reading this that Hitler, Stalin and their ilk were not aberrations but products of their time. The Bloody Baron was a White Russian but he could just as easily been a Red, Black or Freikorps leader.

I agree with other reviewers that the book cries out for photos and maps.

One gets a preview of Bond villain henchmen like Oddjob in the Barons thug _ Teapot.

Well worth a read.


Bolt Action: Armies of Imperial Japan
Bolt Action: Armies of Imperial Japan
by Warlord Games & Agis Neugebauer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Information source, 23 Oct 2013
I didn't know much about the Imperial Japanese Army when I started a Bolt Action army so this book was invaluable in helping me to plan a historically accurate force for Burma '44.

It read well, is interesting and production qualities are high. The Warlord model pics and Osprey art were very useful as painting guides.

Good value for money.


Bolt Action: Armies of the Soviet Union
Bolt Action: Armies of the Soviet Union
by Warlord Games
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.02

4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 23 Oct 2013
You don't need this book. There is enough information in the core rulebook for a player to work all this out for themselves after suitable research.

On the other hand, all the work is done for you here and all you need to do is sit down and play. That's easily worth 15 of my money and I found the work a fun read.

Usual high standards of presentation and where I discovered an error is the data sheets more research revealed that I was wrong, not them.


In Her Majesty's Name: Steampunk Skirmish Wargaming Rules (Osprey Wargames)
In Her Majesty's Name: Steampunk Skirmish Wargaming Rules (Osprey Wargames)
by Craig Cartmell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ronseal Gaming, 23 Sep 2013
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These rules started life as a free fanset for 40K skirmishes called In the Emperor's Name and that set are still available for download. This steampunk adaptation is well written and intelligently laid out. They are easy to read and you can be up and playing in half an hour or so. I like the way the game is supported by a website with downloads, pre-organised `armies' as well as `build your own rules', and decent tie-in figures from North Star Miniatures.

The rules are decently illustrated and a fair price at a tenner. Avoid the e-version. It is cheap but rubbish. I bought it and had to rebuy the dead-tree version. The Osprey format limits what can go into the core rules but I understand supplements are on the way. I intend to purchase them.

These are Ronseal Rules: they do exactly what it says on the tin.


JUDAS PIG
JUDAS PIG
Price: 5.20

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars East London Villains, 9 July 2013
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This review is from: JUDAS PIG (Kindle Edition)
Horace Silver's real name is Jimmy Holmes. It surfaced in a recent court case when millionaire Davey Hunt, East London 'businessman, and scrap metal dealer with little visible source of wealth sued The Times for referring to him as a crime warlord.

He lost and the case once more illustrated the level of corruption in The Metropolitan Police.

Judas Pig describes the activities of an East London firm led by a vicious psychopath called Danny, whose activities supposedly are a fictionalised account of the Hunt Gang, Danny being Davey.

Other well known London villains such as Ronnie Knight appear in the story.

The gritty realistic style is very much like JJ Connely's Layer Cake, leading to suggestions that he ghost wrote the novel (memoir?) although that is mere speculation.

Famous villains, like famous pirates, are the unsuccessful ones so I guess we will never know whether Holmes was indeed Hunt's partner in the rise of the Hunt Gang but the novel is superb


Cruiser Tank Warfare
Cruiser Tank Warfare

5.0 out of 5 stars Land Ships, 24 May 2013
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A fascinating account of British cruiser tank warfare, the technology, the strategy, and the politics. Explains a great deal about what went wrong.


The African Wars: Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns
The African Wars: Warriors and Soldiers of the Colonial Campaigns
Price: 9.26

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars African 19th C. Armies, 24 May 2013
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A very useful book for colonial era wargamers with much useful information. It could have done with more maps and battle layouts.


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