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1. Black Friday - 30% off selected Games! - 2018-11-23 08:49:51

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The Osprey Games Black Friday Sale has begun, with 30% off selected books, eBooks, and games until midnight on Monday 26th November! There are a huge range of products available, with just a few of the highlights listed below. Browse through our website for the full selection!
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Shoot, ram, skid, and loot your way around the post-apocalyptic wasteland with Gaslands, the multi-award-winning wargame by Mike Hutchinson, available all weekend at 30% off! It's the turn of the century, and it's time to live large! Bid against your opponents for life's luxuries, but avoid the scandal of going bankrupt in the new edition of Reiner Knizia's classic auction game High Society. Head into the frozen ruins of Felstad in Frostgrave, the best-selling fantasy skirmish game by Joseph A. McCullough, with a huge range of supplements also available at the 30% discount!
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Bring the great battles of World War II to your tabletop with Bolt Action: Second Edition, with the core rulebook and many of the supplements available at a 30% discount throughout our Black Friday sale!
Do you have what it takes to find El Dorado? Pick up a copy of Peer Sylvester's highly thematic card game The Lost Expedition this weekend and start your adventures in the Amazon rainforest.
In the nightmarish near-future, the dead rise again to feast on the living! Fight against the undead and rival gangs as you try to survive in Last Days: Zombie Apocalypse, a skirmish wargame by Ash Barker!
There are many more games available in the sale, to browse the full range head to the Osprey Games webstore!


2. Black Friday Sale! - 2018-11-23 08:40:00
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Black Friday weekend is back! From Friday 23 until Monday 26 November, we're giving all website customers 30% off a huge selection of books, eBooks and games!
Whether you’re a fan of our General Military or General Aviation books, a collector of our series titles, or an avid wargamer, we’ve got you covered with our Black Friday Sale!
Get inspiration from some of the books featured below, or browse the website to see what’s included. Discounts will be displayed on the product page and will automatically be applied in your basket

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Мнение от Клуб Стендов Моделизъм България » 24 ное 2018, 12:04

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1. Сърбия получи първия си вертолет H145M - 2018-11-23 21:23:23
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Сръбският министър на отбраната Александър Вулин прие официално първия двудвигателен вертолет H145M предназначен за сръбските ВВС. Това стана в завода на Airbus Helicopters в Донаувюрт.


2. Германия прави скоро следващата стъпка в процеса за замяна на Tornado - 2018-11-23 20:43:45
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До края на 2018 г. се очаква германското МО да анонсира следващата стъпка в процеса по избор на заместник на 85-те изтребители-бомбардировачи Tornado, които в момента са на въоръжение в Луфтвафе. Това съобщава Reuters.


3. Военният министър отхвърли възможността за увеличаване на бюджета за нов изтребител - 2018-11-23 16:57:49
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Министърът на отбраната Красимир Каракачанов заяви, че ако трябва да се вложат повече от 1,5 млрд. лева в проекта за нов изтребител, това значи, че ще трябва да се рестартира проекта. Това заяви той днес, 23 ноември 2018 г., пред журналисти в Народното събрание.


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1. Преместването на авиационния музей ще струва 13 млн. лева - 2018-11-24 19:17:25
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Преместването на Музея на авиацията от Крумово в Пловдив ще струва 13 млн. лева. Това става ясно от стенограмата на Министерски съвет от 21 ноември 2018 г., когато бе взето това решение.


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Мнение от Клуб Стендов Моделизъм България » 27 ное 2018, 12:00

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1. Adria Airways взима Сухой Суперджет 100 - 2018-11-26 21:50:29
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Словенската авиокомпания Adria Airways е подписала писмо за намерение за придобиването на 15 регионални джета Сухой Суперджет 100. Това бе обявено днес, 26 ноември 2018 г.


2. TAP Air Portugal получи първия A330neo - 2018-11-26 21:27:08
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Португалската авиокомпания TAP Air Portugal получи първия широкофюзелажен авиолайнер Airbus A330neo. Това стана на церемония проведена днес, 26 ноември 2018 г.


3. Първият военен Ми-38 изпълни дебютния си полет - 2018-11-26 20:58:04
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Първият Ми-38 предназначен за руските въоръжени сили изпълни своя дебютен полет на 23 ноември 2018 г. Полетът е преминал успешно и е бил проведен от заводското летище на Казанския вертолетен завод в Казан.


4. Полетя вторият прототип на Gripen E - 2018-11-26 20:11:14
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Вторият прототип на изтребителя Gripen E, с борден номер 39-9, изпълни своя първи полет днес, 26 ноември 2018 г. Това съобщават от компанията производител Saab.


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1. The Russo-Japanese War and the Birth of the Battle Cruiser - 2018-11-27 12:43:00
Publishing this month is Tsushuma 1905, which looks at one of the most decisive surface naval battle of the 20th century. Author Mark Lardas looks into the growth of the Japanese navy in today's blog post, and how they came to possess one of the most powerful battlecruisers in the world.
The battlecruiser was a hybrid – an attempt to pair a battleship’s battery with an armored cruiser’s speed and protection. Many believe the battlecruiser emerged in the wake of the dreadnought. In reality, the first attempts at this pairing emerged before the Russo-Japanese War. The first true battlecruiser, a ship with a battleship’s armament on an armored cruiser’s hull started construction during that war.
By the 1890s the standard main battery for a battleship was made up of either 10-inch or 12-inch guns, while armored cruisers typically carried 8-inch or 9-inch main batteries. Both classes of ships mounted large numbers of secondary guns, typically 6-incher, with a tertiary battery of 1-pounder (37mm) or 3-pounder (47mm) quick-firing guns. Naval doctrine called for the tertiary battery to knock out torpedo boats, the secondary battery to suppress fire on the enemy ship to allow a warship to close on its opponent and the main battery to deliver the knockout blows once an enemy ship could no longer fire. By 1904 this doctrine was obsolete, but neither navy realized this until they actually went into combat.
The battlecruiser initially arose from this doctrine. Every navy wanted a fast ship with a heavy battery. It would depend upon speed for safety, its secondary guns would suppress enemy fire while its heavy battery allowed it to deliver a knockout blow quickly.
Two realities interfered with this vision. The first problem was that due to improvements in marine propulsion “fast” changed quickly – often faster than ships could be built. Frequently a ship with record-breaking speeds when it entered service became slower than newly launched warships considered to possess average speeds within five years.
The other problem was the old “pick any two” snag. This expressed itself in several ways familiar to engineers: you could have it good, fast, and cheap – pick any two. More relevant to naval architecture, you could have it heavily armed, heavily protected, and fast – pick any two. Guns and armor required increasing weight as they increased in size. Speed required more propulsion machinery as it increased, requiring greater weight of machinery.
As weight increased, the power required to maintain a desired speed also increased requiring yet more machinery, requiring yet more weight. If you wanted high speed and heavy guns you had to sacrifice armor. If you wanted a fast warship with a battleship’s main guns, it almost required an armored cruiser’s armor.

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Peresvet's armor compared to the more tradition battleship HMS Duncan
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Russia tried to square that circle before the Russo-Japanese War with the Peresvet-class, ordered in 1895. Originally described as “cruiser-battleships,” these vessels were two knots faster than the previous Poltava-class of Russian battleships, despite a displacement one-sixth greater than the Poltavas. This was due in part to a change in engine technology. The Peresvets were the first Russian battleship to use water tube boilers (which ran water-filled tubes through the firebox) rather than the older, less efficient fire tube boilers (which ran heated air in tubes through the water-filled boiler) of the Poltavas.
The Russians also used a 10-inch main battery (light by battleship standards) to reduce the weight of the main guns enough to add extra armor. The result remained a compromise. The Peresvets’ armor was lighter than other Russian battleships built before and after them, but was still heavier than the armor typically carried by armored cruisers. By 1904, when the Russo-Japanese War began, the “cruiser” part of their description had been dropped. They were no faster than new construction battleships, and were simply called battleships.
Japan sidled into the battlecruiser race by accident. Chile and Argentina began a warship race in the first years of the twentieth century. Chile bought two new battleships from Britain. Argentina responded, ordering two very heavy armored cruisers from Italy, adding to the four Argentina already had. Britain, fearing two important trading partners might go to war (curbing British trade profits) defused the crisis, buying the two battleships from Chile. This led Argentina to sell off its unneeded cruisers nearing completion as 1903 ended. With war imminent Russia and Japan both attempted to buy the cruisers. British pressure and a better offer by Japan led to Japan winning that battle. The cruisers entered the Imperial Japanese Navy as Kasuga and Nisshin.

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The IJN Kasuga had a 10-inch gun, which could have put it in the category of a battlecruiser.
(Source: US Navy Heritage and History Command)
The ships were large for armored cruisers, and heavily armored as armored cruisers go. Nisshin had a traditional cruiser main gun suite of four 8-inch guns. Kasuga mounted a single 10-inch gun in its forward turret, giving it a mixed main battery of one 10-inch and two 8-inch guns. If you squinted hard you could sort of, kind of, make a case that Kasuga carried a battleship’s battery (the single 10-inch gun) which made it a battlecruiser. Especially since Japan used the two armored cruisers in their First Battleship Squadron as replacements for Yashima and Hatsuse after those two battleships sank after steaming through a Russian minefield.
However, a single light battleship gun does not transform an armored cruiser, even a large one, into a battle cruiser. Besides, three of the four Argentine armored cruisers that were near-sisters of Kasuga and Nisshin had a main armament of two 10-inch guns. Argentina and the rest of the world considered them armored cruisers.
Japan began construction on two actual battlecruisers during the Russo-Japanese War, almost accidentally. Neither was completed before the war ended. These were Tsukuba and Ikoma.

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Ikoma, started during the Russo-Japanese war, and carrying a battleship's main battery,
it and its sister Tsukuba were the first battlecruisers
(US Navy Heritage and History Command)
By 1900 Japan was building scout and protected cruisers domestically. Increased experience in shipbuilding gave Japan the confidence to build larger warships, starting in 1904. A special appropriation bill passed that March after the Russo-Japanese War began, authorized construction of four armored cruisers and two battleships in Japanese yards.
The first ships started were two armored cruisers. They were to be large ships, the largest warships built in Japan to that date. Initially they were intended to carry a main battery of four 8-inch guns, the traditional armament for an armored cruiser. Between their authorization of these cruisers in March 1904 and when the first of the two was laid down in January 1905 two events occurred which changed these plans.
The first, in May 1904 was the loss of Yashima and Hatsuse, reducing Japan’s battleships by one-third. It forced use of armored cruisers Kasuga and Nisshin in a division with the remaining four Japanese battleships. They proved less vulnerable to Russian shells than expected.
The second, in August 1904 was the Battle of the Yellow Sea, a protracted all-day action that included nearly four hours when the Japanese and Russian battle fleets traded broadsides. The Russians opened fire at 15,000 yards, with both sides regularly landing hits at 12,000 yards. While Kasuga and Nisshin stood up to the fire well, 12,000 yards was outside the range of the cruisers’ 8-inch guns. They just had to take fire until the battle closed to where those guns could reach the Russians.
Given that armored cruisers had shown they could stand in a line-of-battle against battleships, but that their guns were so badly outranged, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s naval architects came up with a radical design change to Tsukuba and Ikoma. Replace the 8-inch main battery with 12-inch guns. The hulls were big enough. The ships were designed to displace 13,800 tons, only a little smaller than Hatsuse’s 14,800 ton displacement and larger than the 12,230 ton Yashima. Guns were available; space 12-inch guns intended for use on the two sunken battleships.
Tsukuba and Ikoma were redesigned to accommodate four 12-inch guns in twin turrets. The armor was lighter than that of the battleship, but it protected almost as well as the sunken battleships. Tsukuba and Ikoma had Krupp armor, while Yashima and Hatsusa had Harvey armor. Five inches of Krupp armor produced the same protection as 6 1/2 inches of Harvey steel. The cruisers had a top speed of 20.5 knots.
The two ships were rushed through construction. Tsukuba was laid down January 14, 1905 and launched December 26, 1905. By then the war was over, and completion continued at a more leisurely rate. Ikoma was laid down on March 15, 1905, but it would not be launched until April 9, 1906 – construction slowed after it became apparent neither ship could be finished in time for combat. Tsukuba was finally completed in January 1907, while Ikoma did not join the fleet until March 1908.
By then both ships were already obsolescent. In December 1906, five weeks before Tsukuba joined the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Royal Navy commissioned HMS Dreadnought, a new type of battleship that mounted ten 12-inch guns in five twin turrets. It had a broadside of eight guns – equal to both Japanese battlecruisers. Moreover, thanks to its turbine engines, it had a top speed of 21 knots, greater than that of the battlecruisers.

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HMS Invincible prior to World War I, the first dreadnought battlecruiser
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In April 1906 the Royal Navy started construction of Invincible, a battlecruiser. Only this battlecruiser was a dreadnought warship. It had four twin 12-inch turrets and could fire a broadside of six. Its turbine engines could drive it at 25.5 knots – 25% faster than the Japanese battlecruisers, with their triple-expansion engines. Regardless, until Invincible was commissioned on March 20, 1909, Japan could boast it had the most powerful battlecruisers in the world.
Tsushima 1905 looks at the pivotol battle of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05), and publishes on Thursday 29 November. To pre-order your copy, click here.


2. Rebels and Patriots - 1,2,3-basing - 2018-11-27 08:43:00
Coming in January 2019, Rebels and Patriots is a new set of wargaming rules for North America, allowing players to recreate the conflicts that forged a nation. In this blog, author Michael Leck talks about how you may want to base your miniatures as you prepare your troops for the battlefield. You can read more from Michael on his personal blog here.

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Image © Michael Leck
In just 2 months Osprey Games will be publishing Rebels and Patriots, written by Dan Mersey and myself. While we eagerly await the release on 24 January 2019, I thought it would be a good idea to post a little more information about the rules.
This first post is purely optional as it revolves around our suggested basing in the rules, the 1,2,3-basing. What bases you have your minis on doesn’t really matter much in regards to the rules, as long as both sides have more or less the same it will work fine. However, I have come to the conclusion that I prefer 1,2,3-basing and I hope that more wargamers will see the benefits of it.

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Image © Michael Leck
My main reason for using 1,2,3-basing was to force my co-players not to line up their minis in neat formations, as it took away from the skirmish feel of the games we played. I started to experiment with basing several minis on the same base, while keeping some individual based for casualties. After some testing with a number of minis and base seizes I ended up with the 1,2,3-basing you can now see me using in more or less all of my miniature projects.
The 1,2,3-basing gives me good looking units while retaining the feel of skirmish gaming, as well as speeding things up with fewer bases to move and with the possibility to remove casualties. Sounds like a winning concept to me!
The base sizes I would recommend (for 28mm miniatures) are as follows:
Infantry

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Image © Michael Leck 1 model on a round 25mm base 2 models on a round 30mm base 3 models on a round 40mm base


Cavalry

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Image © Michael Leck 1 model on a round 40mm base 2 models on a round 50mm base 3 models on a round 60mm base


Artillery

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Image © Michael Leck 1 gun on a base large enough to hold it and the gunner models based like other infantry units.
Using this basing standard means that you can easily group the bases together in the unit sizes used in Rebels and Patriots (6, 12, or 18 models depending on troop type) and still remove casualties with ease, if/when you need to…
If you have really bulky minis you might want to add 5-10 mm on the communal bases to fit them all in, but I would rather have them close together than increase the base size.
Hopefully this has turned you into a 1,2,3-basing gamer. If not, the rules will work absolutely fine!
Rebels and Patriots will be available on 24th January 2019. Preorder your copy today! For more information, take a look at this first review coming from Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy.


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1. Renault FT & M1917 Light Tanks - 2018-11-27 10:39:00
During its 25-year service, the Renault FT tank was used in many countries around the world: France, Italy, Poland, the United States, Belgium, Brazil, Greece, Turkey, China, the Baltic countries, Soviet Russia, Japan, Romania, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia. It was in service during both world wars.


2. I Ogólnopolski Miting Modelarski - 2018-09-26 11:27:05
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1. Излиза предварителният доклад за катастрофата на 737 на Lion Air - 2018-11-27 21:45:21
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Предварителния доклад за катастрофата на Boeing 737 Max на индонезийската авиокомпания Lion Air ще бъде публикуван утре, 28 ноември 2018 г. Това съобщава Reuters, като агенцията съобщава предварително за неговото съдържание.


2. Провали се обществената поръчка за доставка на Bambi Bucket за ВВС - 2018-11-27 21:16:35
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Обществената поръчка за доставка на две подвесни вертолетни системи за гасене на пожар Bambi Bucket се е провалила. Това се вижда от решение на командира на ВВС, публикувано на сайта на Военновъздушните сили.


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1. Gaslands: Time Extended - Issue 3: Junk N Tow - 2018-11-28 08:52:02
The Truckasaurus awakens in Gaslands: Time Extended: Issue 3, the latest free supplement to the award-winning wargame of vehicular combat.

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Created by author Mike Hutchinson, this free supplement contains rules for eight new vehicles, the Highway Patrol sponsor, a new perk class, and two new scenarios.
In case you missed them, you can download Time Extended: Issue 1 and Time Extended: Issue 2 here!


2. Rebels and Patriots - 1,2,3-basing - 2018-11-27 17:11:00
Coming in January 2019, Rebels and Patriots is a new set of wargaming rules for North America, allowing players to recreate the conflicts that forged a nation. In this blog, author Michael Leck talks about how you may want to base your miniatures as you prepare your troops for the battlefield. You can read more from Michael on his personal blog here.

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Image © Michael Leck
In just 2 months Osprey Games will be publishing Rebels and Patriots, written by Dan Mersey and myself. While we eagerly await the release on 24 January 2019, I thought it would be a good idea to post a little more information about the rules.
This first post is purely optional as it revolves around our suggested basing in the rules, the 1,2,3-basing. What bases you have your minis on doesn’t really matter much in regards to the rules, as long as both sides have more or less the same it will work fine. However, I have come to the conclusion that I prefer 1,2,3-basing and I hope that more wargamers will see the benefits of it.

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Image © Michael Leck
My main reason for using 1,2,3-basing was to force my co-players not to line up their minis in neat formations, as it took away from the skirmish feel of the games we played. I started to experiment with basing several minis on the same base, while keeping some individual based for casualties. After some testing with a number of minis and base seizes I ended up with the 1,2,3-basing you can now see me using in more or less all of my miniature projects.
The 1,2,3-basing gives me good looking units while retaining the feel of skirmish gaming, as well as speeding things up with fewer bases to move and with the possibility to remove casualties. Sounds like a winning concept to me!
The base sizes I would recommend (for 28mm miniatures) are as follows:
Infantry

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Image © Michael Leck 1 model on a round 25mm base 2 models on a round 30mm base 3 models on a round 40mm base


Cavalry

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Image © Michael Leck 1 model on a round 40mm base 2 models on a round 50mm base 3 models on a round 60mm base


Artillery

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Image © Michael Leck 1 gun on a base large enough to hold it and the gunner models based like other infantry units.
Using this basing standard means that you can easily group the bases together in the unit sizes used in Rebels and Patriots (6, 12, or 18 models depending on troop type) and still remove casualties with ease, if/when you need to…
If you have really bulky minis you might want to add 5-10 mm on the communal bases to fit them all in, but I would rather have them close together than increase the base size.
Hopefully this has turned you into a 1,2,3-basing gamer. If not, the rules will work absolutely fine!
Rebels and Patriots will be available on 24th January 2019. Preorder your copy today! For more information, take a look at this first review coming from Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy.


3. Christmas Delivery 2018 - 2018-11-27 16:50:00
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As we're fast approaching December and the Christmas period, we have some important information regarding Christmas delivery.
To ensure your orders arrive in time for Christmas, please place them before Sunday 9 December if you're in the US and UK.

For overseas orders, we will be working hard alongside our distributors to ensure a timely delivery, but unfortunately we cannot account for post in your region.
Whilst we cannot guarantee Christmas delivery for print on demand titles, we do not currently anticipate any additional delays.
As Christmas delivery is slightly earlier this year, we have extended our Black Friday Sale until 9 December, which hopefully will help your Christmas shopping a little easier, whether that be for the military history enthusiast in your family, or whether you want to treat yourself!
Browse the website for 30% off selected books, eBooks and games!


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1. Египет желае да купи 10 броя AH-64E - 2018-11-28 21:56:29
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Египет е проявил желание да закупи 10 щурмови вертолети AH-64E Apache. Това се чете в съобщението, което е изпратила Агенцията за сътрудничество в областта на отбраната и сигурността на САЩ (DSCA) към Конгреса на САЩ.


2. Япония се подготвя да поръча още 100 F-35 - 2018-11-28 21:33:27
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Япония се подготвя да поръча още 100 броя F-35. Това съобщава местната информационна агенция Nikkei, позовавайки се на собствени източници.


3. Китай е получил всички свои Су-35 - 2018-11-28 20:53:56
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Китай е получил всички поръчани многоцелеви изтребители Су-35. Това съобщава руската информационна агенция „Интерфакс”, позовавайки се на собствени източници.


4. Показаха първия прототип на Ил-112В - 2018-11-28 20:15:13
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Първият прототип на витловия военно-транспортен самолет Ил-112В бе показан вчера, 27 ноември 2018 г. Машината е излязла от цеха за окончателно сглобяване на Воронежкия авиационен завод.


5. Правителството отпусна близо 130 млн. за поддръжката на Су-25 и МиГ-29 - 2018-11-28 16:51:15
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На заседанието на Министерски съвет, което се проведе днес, 28 ноември 2018 г., правителството реши да отпусне 128,3 млн. лева за поддръжката на бойните самолeти МиГ-29 и Су-25.


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1. Bolt Action - Preparing your troops for The Battle of France - 2018-11-28 16:02:56
Bolt Action: Campaign: Battle of France is the latest supplement to the award-winning World War II wargames rules, giving players the opportunity to take command of the bitter fighting or france, from Fall Gelb and the British withdrawal from Dunkirk to the decisive Fall Rot.
In this blog, we delve into Osprey Publishing's Men At Arms series to give you some great reference points for painting French, German, British, and Italian troops for this period. French Infantry
Men-at-Arms 315: The French Army 1939-45 (1) by Ian Sumner and Francois Vauvillier
Illustrated by Mike Chappell

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(1): Chef de bataillon, 92e RI, field dress, 1939-40.
From January 1933 officers could combine the elements of their khaki uniforms in three different orders of dress: the smartest, day-time dress (tenue de jour – tenue no.3); working dress (tenue de travail – tenue no.4) and campaign dress (tenue de campagne – tenue no.5). The general rule was that officers should wear the same order of dress as their men. This meant that field dress included, whatever the season, a six-button 1932-pattern manteau worn over the vareuse. The manteau was supposed to be identical to that of mounted troops: in practice, however, officers’ collars were much more pointed, and the coat often included shoulder straps (as here). On khaki uniforms, rank badges were in 40mm long strips of braid, and decorations were worn as ribbons only. The 1918-pattern bonnet de police should have carried rank badges only, but officers’ caps were quite frequently decorated with dark khaki piping, and, more rarely, bore a circular cloth badge modelled on the collar patch. The fore-and-aft points of officers’ caps were often more rounded than those of the men. Officers’ leather equipment was made in a dark tan shade. Here, this man is wearing the 1918-pattern waistbelt with shoulder strap (inspired by the Sam Browne), an 1876/93-pattern holster, leather gloves, 1920-pattern leggings and 1919-pattern officers’ boots. He is carrying a map case and an ANP31 gas mask. In the field, a stick often replaced the sabre as a mark of command.
(2): Patrol member, light field order, spring 1940
First formed during the Great War, groupes francs or corps francs (an early version of commandos) were small units, generally of platoon strength (30 to 40 men), composed of volunteers from their parent unit. When on patrol or when raiding, these men wore a reduced order, at first based around regulation items. However, from spring 1940, units began to receive the 1938-pattern cotton twill uniform, worn over the jersey and the uniform trousers. The new uniform consisted of a veste-bourgeron with five painted iron buttons, and a pair of pantalon-salopettes – a simplified version, in a lighter cloth, of the items of dress issued to motorised troops in 1935. Originally, this uniform was intended to replace the old working dress of unbleached or blue canvas, and to provide a cheap uniform for local defence units for wear over their civilian clothes. It soon became apparent, however, that this uniform was suitable for patrolling in no man’s land. It was also distributed to the men of the CEFS in Norway, particularly to the Legion. The helmet is under a cover, and the man wears a blue star on his upper left sleeve – both typical features of the dress of groupes francs. His pouches are 1916-pattern, and he is carrying OF and F1 grenades and the FM24/29 spare magazine haversack: the ANP31 gas mask has been left behind as a useless encumbrance. He is armed with the 1892 M16 carbine, and wears 1917-pattern boots.
(3): Chasseur à pied, field dress, 1939-40
This chasseur de 1re classe of the 2e BCP proudly wears the campaign uniform for BCPs and BCAs, as laid down in April 1935, for an inspection: his peacetime blues are partly hidden by his 1920-pattern capote with its unpolished dark khaki buttons, drawn from reserve magazines. The 1926-pattern helmet is khaki, as is the cloth which covers the water-bottle (out of sight on his right hip). In the chasseurs, the 1935-pattern shirt was dark blue with a black tie; the trousers are ‘dark iron grey’ (a colour made up of 95% dark blue and 5% unbleached wool) without any piping, as laid down in regulations, and the puttees, introduced in March 1936, are dark blue. Apart from the branch distinctions – the blue colour of some items, the helmet badge and the collar patches – the uniform is identical to that of the line infantry. This man wears the new 1935-pattern equipment. The first sets issued were recognisable by the soft leather cartridge pouches with a narrow flap and long straps, introduced in 1936. These were not very practical, however, rapidly losing their shape, and were quickly replaced by the 1937-pattern, first issued in 1939 (see Plate C1). The rifle is the 1907/15 M16; the boots are the 1917-pattern.
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Men-at-Arms 311: The German Army 1939-45 (1) by Nigel Thomas
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(1): Major, Panzerregiment 25, field uniform, Cambrai, France, May 1940.
This battalion commander wears the M1935 tank crew uniform and M1938 officers’ feldgrau field cap, his feldgrau slip-on shoulder straps concealing his regimental number but not his rank. He carries the P08 Luger pistol in a hardshell holster, and 10 x 50 ‘short design’ binoculars. His awards are the aluminium Tank Combat Badge on his left breast, and the 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon from his first button-hole. He carries a tank-commander’s headset with rubber earcups. His regiment fought in Belgium and France with 7 Panzerdivision.
(2): Panzerschütze, Panzeraufklärungsabteilung 5, field uniform, Aisne, France, May 1940.
AFV-crews often wore their feldgrau field greatcoats to protect their black uniforms from dirt and grease, even though black was intended to disguise such soiling. This armoured-car driver wears the unpopular padded beret, a Walther P38 pistol in a hardshell holster and general purpose goggles. This battalion fought in Poland, Luxembourg and France with 2 Panzerdivision.
(3): Hauptmann, Infanterieregiment (mot.) Großdeutschland, field uniform, Stonne, France, May 1940
The regiment, which fought under direct OKH command in Poland, Luxembourg and at Dunkirk, was the first army unit with an élite unit cuff-band and shoulder-board monogram, which was retained in battle. This battalion commander, examining a discarded French M1935 tank-crew protective helmet, has removed the national shield from his helmet. He wears the Infantry Assault Badge in bronze for motorised infantry on his left breast-pocket, carries the M35 map-case with modified fastener, a P08 Luger in a hardshell holster, and 6 x 30 standard binoculars.
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Men-at-Arms 354: The British Army 1939-45 (1) by Martin Brayley
Illustrated by Mike Chappell

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(1): Private, 1st Bn, Royal West Kent Regiment; France, spring 1940.
Initial issues of the new Battledress were given, as priority, to the BEF before its departure to France, although a small number of BEF service troops still wore the SD uniform. This Regular of the 1st Royal West Kents wears the new Battledress, Serge. The inverted dark blue triangle on both sleeves and the dark blue/light blue/dark blue helmet flash are one example of only very few unit insignia to be worn in the BEF, most BD being bare of anything other than rank badges. The 1937 equipment is finished with the lighter green shade of ‘blanco’ (No. 97 Khaki Green – No. 3 was darker); the anti-gas respirator is worn in the alert position on the chest; the anti-gas cape is rolled and placed on top of the small pack; and a 50-round bandolier of .303in ammunition is worn slung. Note the 1939 pattern entrenching tool. The helmet is the Mk I*, which was gradually being replaced by the Mk II. Typical for the period, the rifle is the SMLE Mk III*. The 1st Royal West Kents fought in France with 10th Bde, 4th Div; the battalion were later to serve with 12th Bde of that division in North Africa, Italy and, finally, Greece.
(2): Private, 1st Bn, Green Howards; Norway, 1940.
Troops embarking for Norway were issued ‘Coats, Sheepskin’, rubber boots, white naval-type heavy wool jerseys and sheepskin caps, as well as lightweight snow camouflage: in mid-April Norway was still bitterly cold and the landscape snowbound. This Bren ‘No.1’ observes the skies over Otta, alert to the return of German dive-bombers fronting the enemy’s push north from Oslo (Otta was to be awarded to the Green Howards as a battle honour for a brief but spirited action on 28 April). The sheepskin coat was bulky and cumbersome; unsuited to mobile activities, it was nevertheless welcomed by those on static duties. The ‘tripod, ground’ issued with the Mk I Bren doubled up as an anti-aircraft mount, using a front leg extension normally stored inside the main tripod, which was added to the mounting pivot using a ‘bayonet’ catch; in emergencies an SMLE rifle could be used instead of the leg extension, fixed to the tripod using the bayonet boss. In the AA role the carrying handle was normally turned out at right angles to the barrel and the bipod swung forward. This battalion was only in Norway for a few weeks as part of 15th Inf Bde, NWEF. As part of 5th Inf Div – the most travelled British formation of the whole war – the brigade would later see service in France, Madagascar, India, Iraq, Persia, Syria, Egypt, Sicily, and for many hard months in Italy.
(3): Trooper, 4th Royal Tank Regiment; HQ BEF, France, 1939.
The SD uniform that had fulfilled the needs of the British Tommy for both field and ceremonial duties fell far short of what was required by armoured troops. The two-piece Royal Tank Corps black working dress was introduced in 1935; of a very similar design to the BD uniform that was eventually to replace it, it was only issued to armoured vehicle crews. In November 1939 this regiment – stationed near Arras, and equipped with the flimsy little machine gun-armed Matilda Mk I – had yet to receive the new BD; this trooper wears the 1935 uniform, with a first pattern (long strap) tanker’s holster, identified by its lack of cartridge loops, for his .38in Webley Revolver No.1 Mk VI. The long, easily-snagged thigh strap of the holster proved a life-threatening hazard during emergency evacuation of an AFV, and was eventually removed to provide a belt holster. The 4th Royal Tanks, reinforced at the last moment by 7th RTR to form 1st Army Tank Bde, fought heroically against great odds in spring 1940. The regiment was later captured at Tobruk in June 1942 while operating Valentine tanks with 32nd Tank Bde in support of the South African garrison.
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Men-at-Arms 340: The Italian Army 1940-45 (1) by Philip Jowett
Illustrated by Stephen Andrew

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(1): Gunner, 59th Artillery Regiment, ‘Cagliari’ Infantry Division.
A member of the crew for a 75mm field gun, he wears the Model 1933 steel helmet with the black stencilled artillery branch badge on the front. Underneath this he wears his bustina in lieu of a woollen cap; when used in this way the bustina soon wore out and could not be worn for its intended purpose. His M1937 jacket has a black-faced collar piped in yellow for the artillery, and bearing his division’s identifying patches – red with white stripes, and the national silver star. The black leather gaiters and grey-green leather bandolier were worn by a variety of mounted units as well as the artillery.
(2): Caporale, 89th Infantry Regiment, ‘Cosseria’ Infantry Division.
Like nearly all Italian troops fighting in this campaign the corporal still wears the M1937 uniform underneath his M1934 greatcoat. The greatcoat, worn throughout the war and even in Russia, lacked warmth because it was single-breasted. His cap is the popular bustina, and he is holding the M1933 helmet, both with infantry branch badges. His light machine gun is the 6.5mm Breda M1930; a poor design, chronically prone to feed problems in the field due to a dirt-attracting cartridge lubrication system, it nevertheless had to serve the Italian Army throughout the war.
(3): Sergente, ‘Val d’Orco’ Battalion, 4th Alpine Regiment, ‘Taurinense’ Alpine Division.
The ‘Taurinense’ was one of several Alpine divisions deployed in this campaign in the mountainous border region between France and Italy. This NCO wears the M1937 uniform; his felt Alpini hat has the green pom-pon of a 3rd Battalion attached to the feather-holder on the left side. On the left sleeve above his rank chevrons he wears the divisional arm shield which although being phased out was still worn at this time. The special equipment used by these mountain troops includes a M1939 mountain rucksack and climbing rope and a M1934 alpenstock. His rifle is the standard M1891 6.5mm Carcano used by most Italian soldiers during the war.
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Bolt Action: Campaign: Battle of France is publishing on 29th November 2018. Order your copy today!


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1. Тайван се интересува от F-16V - 2018-11-29 21:49:28
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Тайван се е отказал от желанията си да купува F-35 и вместо това ще се опита да издейства сделка от САЩ за 66 броя F-16V. Това съобщава местната информационна агенция UDN.


2. Константин Попов: Ще ми се процесите около изтребителя да вървят по-бързо - 2018-11-29 21:15:19
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Председателят на комисията по отбрана в Народното събрание Константин Попов заяви, че му се ще процесите по избор на нов боен самолет да вървят по-бързо. Това заяви той днес, 29 ноември 2018 г. в сутрешния блок по БНТ1.


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1. Първият безпилотен тест на SpaceX Crew Dragon ще бъде на 7 януари 2019 г. - 2018-11-30 21:56:13
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Първият тест на космическия кораб Crew Dragon на компанията SpaceX ще бъде изстрелян за първи път в космоса на 7 януари 2019 г. Апаратът ще е без екипаж. Това съобщават от NASA.


2. Нигерия получава 12 Super Tucano - 2018-11-30 21:27:46
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Sierra Nevada получи поръчка от Пентагона за построяването на 12 леки ударни турбовитлови самолети A-29 Super Tucano за нигерийските ВВС.


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1. Sneak Peek at February's Artwork - 2018-11-30 16:30:00
Bringing November to a close on the blog is our latest artwork reveal. Marvel at some of the incredible pieces of artwork from our February books, and do let us know your favourite!
CAM 332: Kulikovo 1380 by Mark Galeotti
Illustrated by Darren Tan

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This first plate from Kulikovo 1380 depicts the crucial moment in the battle, when the Ambush Regiment charges from the trees and into the flank of the Golden Horde forces that were moving to encircle the embattled Russian army. A Mongol infantry captain in lamellar armour tries to issue commands to the horrified Armenian archers beside him, but there is simply no time. Prince Vladimir Andreyevich of Serpukhov, in the fore, wears heavy armour, including the distinctive Russian rimmed helmet, while his bannerman is in opulent but more dated armour with decorations reminiscent of Scythian motifs, and bears the heart-shaped shield occasionally used by Russian noble cavalry.
MAA 523: Armies of the Medieval Italian Wars 1125–1325 by Gabriele Esposito
Illustrated Giuseppe Rava

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This second piece of artwork from Armies of the Medieval Italian Wars 1125–1325 features three figures from the Battle of Campaldino 1289. In the back, on the left, is a slinger from contado of Arezzo.The general appearance of this slinger is typical of the zafones light skirmishers and bubulci pioneers who performed auxiliary duties in most communal armies. In the centre is a Florentine feditore of Cerchi family. The feditori were young would-be knights coming from rich but non-noble urban families. They were equipped as a type of lighter cavalry and had the honour of launching the first charge against the enemy – note the use of a chapel-de-fer rather than a ‘great helm’. The final figure is Guglielmino degli Ubertini, Bishop of Arezzo. Note two features distinctive of ecclesiastical leaders who went to war in person: the crest on his helm fashioned as a bishop’s mitre, and his use of a mace (mazza ferrata) rather than a sword. The latter was a cynical ploy adopted to get around the religious prohibition on churchmen ‘shedding blood’: they could kill enemies, but only ‘sine effusione sanguinis’. The second half of the 13th century saw the development of plate armour elements worn in combination with the mail hauberk.
ACM 9: Japan 1944–45 by Mark Lardas
Illustrated by Paul Wright

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This final plate from Japan 1944–45 depicts a night raid over Akashi shortly after midnight on July 7, 1945. Between 12.15am and 1.27am the raiders dropped 975.9 tons of M-69 incendiaries from altitudes ranging from 6,900 to 8,200ft. The B-29s approached in a bomber stream of individual aircraft, with the pathfinders first. The rest of the aircraft passed over the target city in roughly 30-second intervals, aiming at areas near but outside the fires already burning. The raid devastated Akashi. By sunrise, nearly 60 percent of the city was in ashes.


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1. Напрежение в словашкото правителство около покупката на F-16 - 2018-12-01 21:41:31
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Словашкото МО заяви, че е подписало споразумения за покупката на F-16, но часове по-късно премиерът на страната ги обяви за невалидни и това разпали сериозно напрежение в коалиционното правителство, което управлява Словакия.


2. Премиерът се гневи, че „те” нито нови самолети са купували, нито старите са ги ремонтирали. - 2018-12-01 20:39:03
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Премиерът Бойко Борисов се е отдал на неясно насочен гняв във връзка със ситуацията с военната ни авиация. Това е станало на правителственото заседание, провело се на 28 ноември 2018 г. За това се чете в публикуваната стенограма от заседанието.


3. Лед по пистата попречи на румънските F-16 да се включат в парада по случай националния празник на страната - 2018-12-01 20:05:53
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Силно заледената писта на авиобаза Фетещ е попречил на румънските изтребители F-16 MLU да се включат във военния парад по случай националния празник на северната ни съседка 1 декември. Това съобщава местното авиационно издание Aviatia Magazin.


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1. December's Book Vote and Last Month's Results - 2018-12-03 15:05:00
Our final book vote of the year has arrived, and with it comes 5 new prospective Elite titles. Have a read of the list of options below, read the descriptions, and cast your vote by clicking the link.
ELI: Battle Tactics of the American Revolutionary War ELI: Russian and Soviet Naval Infantry 1914–45
ELI: IJA Aviation Uniforms and Equipment of World War II
ELI: US Ground Forces in Europe 1952–65
ELI: Soviet Ground Forces in Europe 1952–65
Battle Tactics of the American Revolutionary War
During the American Revolutionary War, British forces, their German auxiliaries and those Americans loyal to the Crown faced the troops fielded by the Thirteen Colonies and their allies, notably the French. On the battlefield, these troops mostly employed close-order linear tactics that harnessed the close-range firepower and close-combat capabilities of the smoothbore musket fitted with bayonet, while rifle-armed specialists, mounted troops and artillery played supporting roles.
Russian and Soviet Naval Infantry 1914–45
Formed at the beginning of the 18th century, the Russian Navy’s amphibious forces – the naval infantry – are especially renowned for their involvement in the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the long and bloody struggle on the Eastern Front during World War II. The naval infantry’s vital contribution to Allied victory in 1941–45 cemented their place at the heart of the Soviet Union’s armed forces, and they continue to play a major role in the Russian armed forces today.
IJA Aviation Uniforms and Equipment of World War II
Founded in 1912, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF) was tasked with providing tactical close air support for Japanese ground forces, air interdiction capability and aerial reconnaissance. Although the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force had responsibility for long-range bombing and air defence, the IJAAF also undertook some strategic bombing in China. This study explores the appearance and equipment of the IJAAF’s personnel during 1937–45.
US Ground Forces in Europe 1952–65
This study assesses the evolving role, organization, appearance and equipment of the US Army ground forces deployed to Europe on the front line of the Cold War. During this period the US Army underwent a transformation from the force that had fought in World War II and Korea in response to the challenges and crises of this phase of the Cold War, notably the formation of the Warsaw Pact (1955), the founding of the East German Volksarmee (1956) and escalating tensions over Berlin.
Soviet Ground Forces in Europe 1952–65
This study explores the evolving role, organization, appearance and equipment of the Soviet ground forces deployed to Europe on the front line of the Cold War. During this period the Soviet ground forces based in Poland, East Germany, Hungary and elsewhere faced the challenges and crises of this phase of the Cold War, notably the East German Uprising (1953), the formation of the West German Bundeswehr (1955) and the Hungarian Revolution (1956), as well as escalating tensions over Berlin.
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For the second time this year, Duel was the focus of the book vote. However, instead of aviation duels, we asked for your opinions on our suggested AFVs and naval warfare titles. The results were very close in the end, but coming in first place was German 88m gun vs Allied Armour, taking 27.56% of the vote. The runner-up was Egyptian Armour vs Israeli Armour, with Korean Warship vs Japanese Warship coming in third. Thanks to everyone who voted, and don't forget to expand on your decisions in the comments below! DUE: Korean Warship vs Japanese Warship: Imjin War, 1593–98 17.45% DUE: British Battleships vs German Battleships, 1941–43 13.68% DUE: German 88mm gun vs Allied Armour: North Africa, 1940–43 27.56% DUE: Elefant/Ferdinand (SdKfz. 184) vs SU-152, Kursk 1943 14.53% DUE: Egyptian Armour vs Israeli Armour, Six-Day War, 1967 26.78%


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