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Reviewers Notebook V | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Monday, 19 May 2008
Did I say Perry ACW? Irregular, don't you think? I'll have Escarlita and Tiriel take care of that for me...
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Reviewers Notebook IV | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Sunday, 18 May 2008

Micro armor armies, 28mm WWII, Fantasy, and ACW, 20mm mortar carriers... and babies.  A ton of stuff.

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VFM 28mm Army Deals - Germans. | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Saturday, 17 May 2008


Our VFM Force in the advance.

 

When German forces Blitzkrieged their way across Europe and invaded Russia, they were at their peak, hardened soldiers who knew how to fight, still relatively well equipped, and capable of some stunning victories. These soldiers are well contrasted with those of the late war who were increasingly raw recruits who fought for dogma rather than honor. While the Wehrmacht spirit did not die, the troops became less disciplined and more bedraggled, cobbling together whatever gear they could find. And yet until the very end their uniforms and equipment stayed relatively standardized, with most changes being introduced to handle shortages in particular raw materials.

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Reviewers Notebook III | Print |  E-mail
Written by Don MacVittie   
Saturday, 17 May 2008
VFM Article, The Delver Rocks, and Irregular micro armor.
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A Tale of Two Arwens | Print |  E-mail
Saturday, 17 May 2008

Back a number of years ago, a fellow who ran a now sadly-defunct comic and game store gave me a display/promo box of the gorgeous Games Workshop Lord of the Rings miniatures - a set that included the fellowship plus Arwen and Saruman.  I've always loved the miniatures put out by GW for their Lord of the Rings game line, the game itself aside.  They're true 25mm minis unlike the grossly distorted Warhammer Fantasy Battle minis (more on that in another article), the detail is incredible and they cover the whole extended universe of my favorite fantasy novel(s) ever.  Not since RAFM's line of Lord of the Rings minis back in the mid 80's up until the early 90's has there been such a complete collection.  But there are others. 

 

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