Mr. S. Payne

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Dark Horse by John Bartlett
Dark Horse by John Bartlett
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have been a lifelong motorsport fan, and found Dark Horse a truly gripping read.
I well remember the racing in the 1980's but people forget just how dangerous it could be and also how fast the Group C sports cars were, each lap reaching 230mph down the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans.
The book is well written with a brilliant account in chapter 29 of a Lap of the Nurburgring, all 13 miles of it.
Making you feel like you were travelling in the race car too.
What also marks the book apart is the insight into how a small race team raised funds and does deals to keep racing on a very small budget. Real genius.
The characters and scrapes they go through, jump for the… Read more
THE VIKING GAME by History Craft
THE VIKING GAME by History Craft
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Viking game or Hnefatafl is simple to play.

The King is in the centre of the board defended by 12 men
The attackers number 24 and are formed up on the outside four sides of the board.

Pieces move like rooks on a chessboard. White moves first.
You can move as many squares as you like but never over another piece.
you are not allowed to move diagonally.

A player can capture an enemy warrior by trapping it between two of his own pieces. Once a piece is captured it is removed from the board.

If you move a piece between two enemy warriors on purpose it is not captured.

To capture the King he must be surrounded by four… Read more
Corgi Toys CS90570 BAe Harrier GR Mk3 Modern Milit&hellip by Corgi Toys
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Harrier GR3 diecast, 16 May 2011
The diecast Harrier GR3 model is quite small, but accurate and made well.
Should survive play by most children. No stand with model which is a shame.

The Harrier GR3 is the long nose version which is not as pleasing to the eye as the other variants. I would have thought a Sea Harrier model would have had greater appeal.

Never the less, it is a good sturdy model, and using the model I have been able to explain V/STOL, to my young son.