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Armourfast 1/72 Late WWII German Machine Gun Teams Model Kit
Armourfast 1/72 Late WWII German Machine Gun Teams Model Kit
Offered by SpeedModels
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars 20mm 1/72 Wargaming, 30 Sep 2010
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Not a toy. Four sprues with LMGs and MMGs and crew. Excellent price and quality. I use mine for Rapid Fire wargaming.


Pegasus Hobbies 7703 1:72 Russian Log Houses (Simple Izba Houses)
Pegasus Hobbies 7703 1:72 Russian Log Houses (Simple Izba Houses)
Offered by SpeedModels
Price: 11.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Wargaming Terrain, 30 Sep 2010
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Not a toy at all. It has no 'play' value. It is perfect 1/72 Eastfront WWII wargaming terrain for use with Rapid Fire and similar wargames.


Kharkov 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster Through Soviet Eyes
Kharkov 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster Through Soviet Eyes
by David M. Glantz
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Analysis, 25 Sep 2010
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A thorough and scholarly analysis of Russian and German operations around the doomed Soviet Kharkov offensive. The opposing forces are considered at length and the assumptions and aims of the Russian attacks explained. This is not a book for those wanting to know about war at a personal level or who wants to hear about glorious victories. It is an academic work that requires effort to grasp. The physical production is poor and the maps eye-straining. The latter is a great shame as the average PHD thesis now has better graphics. It is the complete antithesis to an Osprey wargaming book.
The Russians had 277,000 casualties in the Kharkov disaster. As a comparison German casualties in the Battle for Normandy have been estimated at 216,000. This was a major battle that is treated as a footnote in history, overshadowed by Stalingrad and Kursk.
Highly recommended to those who wish to put in the work and discover what actually happened and why


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