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Публикувано: 21 фев 2019, 12:00
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1. ВВС на САЩ имат намерение да поръчат поне 80 нови F-15 - 2019-02-20 21:15:21
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ВВС на САЩ имат намерение да поръчат поне 80 новопроизведени изтребители F-15X в рамките на следващите пет години. Това съобщава Bloomberg, позовавайки се на собствени източници.


2. Lockheed Martin ребрандира F-16 за конкурса в Индия - 2019-02-20 20:26:48
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Lockheed Martin предлага на Индия нова вариация на F-16 Block 70, която ще бъде известна под индекса F-21. Това компанията обяви днес, 20 февруари 2019 г., в рамките на изложението Aero India, което се провежда в момента.



Публикувано: 21 фев 2019, 18:00
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1. Geek Nation Tours: Sekigahara & Ancient Rome - 2019-02-21 12:28:17
We're delighted to announce that Osprey Publishing has partnered with Geek Nation Tours to bring you a series of incredible experiences, with a tour of Feudal Japan and the Battlefields of Sekigahara in 2019, and two tours scheduled for 2020: a trip to Rome to delve into the history of the Gladiators, and a Frostgrave-themed tour of Estonia.
Geek Nation Tours are the blacksmiths of building bonds, the facilitators of fantastic adventures, and the engineers of entertaining quests. Drawing on our background in the travel industry and our dabbling in a wide range of geekdoms, we craft immersive journeys where geeks and nerds can come together and meet new friends from around the world and experience their fandoms up close and personally. Where internet and face-to-face friendship meet – in only the best of geeky locations.
Our goal is to bring people together and foster connections while sharing unbelievable excursions into the realms of fantasy, adventure and sci-fi we geek out over. Being a geek means loving something to the point of (almost) unhealthy obsession. GNT embraces our geekdoms with no shame and shares the love of them with others. Whether it’s building the comradery with fellow geeks and nerds or introducing newbies to our worlds, our passion and enthusiasm contribute to warm and inclusive communities you find on our tours.
Signature Battlefield Series: Feudal Japan and the Battlefields of Sekigahara 2019

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On October 21st, 1600 Tokugawa Ieyasu led his forces onto the plains of Sekigahara to an eventual victory that would change the course of Japanese history. The battle is one of the most famous of all Samurai engagements in Japan’s long history steeped with mystery, betrayal, heroic deeds and acts of barbarism.
Not only will we explore this battlefield in detail and walk its remains, but the main goal of the tour is to take you back to the time of the Samurai.
Our first days will bring us to the Seki Cutlery Festival which is dedicated to blades of all sorts. We will see sword making demonstrations, the Seki Sword Tradition Museum and an outdoor knife show where you can purchase blades of your own. We will then slow the tour down and just like ancient times, we will be forced to hike by the Shogunate (your Geek Nation Tours representative) between Magome and Tsumago. The Nakasendo Highway was well traveled by Samurai in ancient times and still feels like a journey into the past to this day. We will plunge into a traditional Japanese onsen or two just like the Samurai used to sooth aching bones… Castles will also be on the list and as such, we will visit some of the very best and most loved in Japan.
This year we worked hard to make this tour even “More Samurai”, and thus we will make the often not travelled journey to the west coast of Japan. There we will see even more castles and the city called “Little Kyoto” – Kanazawa. Here we will walk one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan, talk a little Zen and take in the Samurai houses still standing from ancient times…
With this said, Sekigahara does play a big part in what we will see, and we are lucky as we will be in Japan for the annual Battle of Sekigahara Festival… We will be able to see re-enactors dressed in traditional Samurai garb and explore the details of the battle. We even have plans for you to get dressed up too!

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You will be treated to at least two guides for this tour. We will have a local guide with us throughout the tour and your Geek Nation Tours representative studied in Japan. But, also new this year, is our guest host – Stephen Turnbull. If you have read about Samurai history, ethics or religion you most likely were reading a Stephen Turnbull book. He is a prolific writer and British historian concentrating on Japan and the samurai period. Many of those books have been published by our new partner Osprey Publishing.
If you ever dreamed of living in ancient Japan this is the tour for you!
Signature Battlefield Series: Arenas of Blood Spartacus and the Gladiators of Ancient Rome 2020

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The Gladiators of Ancient Rome lived their lives in chains and fought and died for the entertainment of the masses. These ultimate warriors paid in full with their blood, but their stories have become legendary. Strap on your sandals and join Geek Nation Tours as we tour Italy and trace the history of these epic champions on our Arenas of Blood tour!

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Along with our Geek Nation Tours representative, you will be joined by archaeologist and Italian tour guide Emiliano Tufano from Emiliano’s Archaeological Tours. Further, Geek Nation Tours is proud to announce that we will have podcaster, author, Martial Artist and History professor Daniele Bolelli from History on Fire aboard this tour! Daniele will bring the world of the Gladiators to life right before us and regale us with stories from the past and how they can be related to the present.
Hear the crowd roar (if only in your mind) as you visit a multitude of different Roman amphitheaters. See the ancient buildings of the Forum recreated right before your eyes using modern technology. Feel the weight of your sword as you attend an actual gladiator school! Splitting time between Naples and Rome and making excursions to other sites along the way, you’ll spend the entirety of this seven-day tour in the heart of the Roman Empire.
Frostgrave Immersion 101 2020
Journey with us to the frozen city of Felstad, or as it is more commonly known, FROSTGRAVE. Well, the city that inspired the game anyway – Tallinn, Estonia. Geek Nation Tours takes you to our first in a series of exotic gaming destinations, where we will discover rarely visited locales and explore their culture, history and culinary delights, coupled each day with fully-immersive, elite gaming experiences. What better place to start our new enterprise than in the Baltic state of Estonia right in the middle of winter? Read more about the Frostgrave tour here.
To find out more about these exciting tours, read the full itineraries and to book your place on the Feudal Japan, Arenas of Blood and Frostgrave Immersion tours, click the underlined links.


2. Geek Nation Tours - Frostgrave Immersion Tour - 2019-02-21 08:46:00
We're delighted to announce that Osprey Publishing has partnered with Geek Nation Tours to bring you a series of incredible experiences, with a tour of Feudal Japan and the Battlefields of Sekigahara in 2019 and two tours scheduled for 2020 - a Frostgrave-themed tour of Estonia and a trip to Rome to delve into the history of the Gladiators. Below you will find some details about Geek Nation Tours and the Frostgrave Immersion 101 Tour, with a link at the bottom to give you more details!

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Geek Nation Tours are the blacksmiths of building bonds, the facilitators of fantastic adventures, and the engineers of entertaining quests. Drawing on our background in the travel industry and our dabbling in a wide range of geekdoms, we craft immersive journeys where geeks and nerds can come together and meet new friends from around the world and experience their fandoms up close and personally. Where internet and face-to-face friendship meet – in only the best of geeky locations.
Our goal is to bring people together and foster connections while sharing unbelievable excursions into the realms of fantasy, adventure and sci-fi we geek out over. Being a geek means loving something to the point of (almost) unhealthy obsession. GNT embraces our geekdoms with no shame and shares the love of them with others. Whether it’s building the comradery with fellow geeks and nerds or introducing newbies to our worlds, our passion and enthusiasm contribute to warm and inclusive communities you find on our tours.
Journey with us to the frozen city of Felstad, or as it is more commonly known, FROSTGRAVE. Well, the city that inspired the game anyway – Tallinn, Estonia. Geek Nation Tours takes you to our first in a series of exotic gaming destinations, where we will discover rarely visited locales and explore their culture, history and culinary delights, coupled each day with fully-immersive, elite gaming experiences. What better place to start our new enterprise than in the Baltic state of Estonia right in the middle of winter?
This tour also marks the first in a partnership with Osprey Games. Osprey Publishing (and Games) and Geek Nation Tours have joined forces to create tours for the most discerning of travelers. It is our goal to fashion vacations where travelers can delve deep into specific games and experience them at a level that is heightened by special guests, such as designers, and publishers who relate their visions as they walk and game along side us. Not only will we roll dice with our guest hosts and will see what inspires them, but also cover the more geeky aspects of the destinations we visit. We will meld pop culture with history, blend practical knowledge with epic legend and see human struggle and heroic deeds through many lenses.

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Joseph A. McCullough designer and high mage himself, will join us on our adventure and provide new custom-designed scenarios matched to the daily themes of our explorations of the area. We will dive right into the Medieval backdrop and have Living History Guides show us all that Tallinn has to offer. From exceptional dinning and period pubs to, eerie forests, feral bogs, and Viking villages… You will be delving deep into the Frozen City…
But don’t worry, we will let you communicate with home via modern day wizardry… Estonia has declared internet access a human right and Skype was born there… and yes, wireless internet is almost everywhere.
Act fast though… This tour can only accommodate 15 participants and thus you will need to grab a spot soon!
So, cast some spells and if you think you have the guts to explore the ruins – hop aboard!
For more details about the Frostgrave Immersion 101 Tour, head to the Geek Nations Tour website!



Публикувано: 23 фев 2019, 12:00
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1. Airbus започва да събира неформални поръчки за ново развитие на A321 - 2019-02-22 21:42:50
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Airbus са започнали да събират неформални поръчки за нова версия на A321neo, която ще има по-голяма далечина на полет. Това съобщава Reuters, позовавайки се на собствени източници.


2. Изпитанията на Crew Dragon и Starliner могат да се забавят още - 2019-02-22 20:32:35
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Изпитанията и вкарването в експлоатация на космическите кораби Crew Dragon и Starliner може да се забави, заради опасения на NASA относно конструкцията и безопасността на двата проекта. Това съобщава Reuters, цитирайки собствени източници.


3. Словакия ще поддържа МиГ-29 поне до края на 2023 г. - 2019-02-22 19:53:22
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Словашкото правителство реши, че ще удължи експлоатацията на изтребителите МиГ-29 до края на 2023 г., с опция за още една година. Поддръжката ще се извършва от РСК „МиГ”.



Публикувано: 24 фев 2019, 12:00
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1. Карго 767 катастрофира в Тексас - 2019-02-24 00:22:20
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Товарен Boeing 767-300ER катастрофира при кацане в близост до Хюстън, Тексас. На борда на машината се е намирал тричленен екипаж, за който се смята, че е загинал.


2. Virgin Galactic достигна за втори път космоса - 2019-02-23 21:47:18
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Ракетоплана VSS Unity, от типа SpaceShipTwo, на Virgin Galactic успешно достига за втори път до космоса. Това стана при полет вчера, 22 февруари 2019 г.


3. Турция и TAI сключиха договор за разработка на щурмови вертолет - 2019-02-23 20:43:08
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Турското Главно управление на отбранителната промишленост SSB е сключило договор с местната авиокосмическа компания TAI за създаване на нов тежък щурмови вертолет. Това е станало вчера, 22 февруари 2019 г.



Публикувано: 25 фев 2019, 18:00
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1. Joel Eddy: Writing for Frostgrave: The Wizards' Conclave - 2019-02-25 10:16:00
Frostgrave: The Wizards' Conclave is the latest supplement to the best-selling fantasy wargame by Joseph A. McCullough, bringing a host of wargames designers to the frozen ruins of Felstad. Today we hear from Joel Eddy, host of Drive Thru Games and a great fan of Frostgrave who contributed a scenario to the book!
Three years ago, I fell in love with miniature gaming. This is almost entirely due to Frostgrave. About 12 years prior, I fell deep into the tabletop gaming hobby. Mostly I stuck with board games and card games, but I enjoy all manner of games. I'm a bit of scatter brain in that regard. I've always loved games like Heroquest, Descent, Claustrophobia, and the like. And there's always been a hankering to get back into Dungeons & Dragons, which I played while in college and a tiny bit as a youngster. Whenever I wandered into a game store, I'd always been fascinated in miniature gaming, but was only ever exposed to Warhammer. At the time that was way too expensive and time consuming for me to even begin to consider.
Going into Gen Con 2015, I had barely heard of Frostgrave. It had some buzz with some friends of mine, and I was very intrigued by the concept of a miniature agnostic game. I did not spend much time investigating it at the time, but the kernel of a seed had been planted. Fast forward to 2016, and I stumbled across Ash Barker's YouTube channel: Guerrilla Miniature Games. In addition to being one of the many amazing authors in this book, Ash creates an overwhelming stream of amazing video battle reports for just about every miniature game under the sun. He also features gorgeous tables with fantastic looking terrain! I watched his series on Frostgrave and was immediately hooked.
Long story short, a whole new universe was availed to me. I scrambled together some miniatures from a variety of sources, started the process of learning to paint (a process still very much in motion), cobbled together some terrible terrain, played through a couple of ham-fisted games... and was in love. And, unexpectedly, I'd found my Dungeons & Dragons itch… scratched. On the surface Frostgrave is a miniature combat game, but for me, it leans very heavily on the Role Playing and narrative aspects of gaming. Before playing I had read some grumbling about the use of a D20 over a more balanced dice system. I was nervous, but in practice, the sheer inanity that a D20 brings to the game had me in absolute stitches. You might ask Joseph about the time my wizard "healed himself to death" in the face a Major Demon at Gen Con 2018. I guess my wizard was nervous.

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Since getting into Frostgrave, I've dipped my “toe” (my whole body) into various other miniatures games, but Frostgrave was my first.
When Osprey asked if I wanted to contribute to Frostgrave: The Wizards' Conclave, I was beyond overwhelmed. More, I was flabbergasted and then embarrassed when I saw the planned line up of authors and designers. I sat down to piece together what I would want to add to the world. I discovered that I wanted to come up with a narrative side quest of sorts that you could theoretically drop into the middle of any Frostgrave campaign. As I ran through various ideas and play tested various bits, I settled on doing a riff on the Rescue Mission scenario from the game Necromunda. I started with a vision of a mini-campaign and quickly weeded this down to two possible scenarios, the first of which you see in the book. Joseph helped me narrow down to a core concept (and helped prevent me from biting off more than I could chew frankly).
There are two things that I love in a miniatures game. One is quirky asymmetrical rules. The other is, for the lack of a more intelligent term, “board-gamey” mechanics. With Joseph's guidance (and balancing), I think we were able to achieve this.
What's the gist of the scenario? Well here's the introduction from the book:
"Your apprentice has been kidnapped! A low-born wizard stole into your base before dawn and took your most trusted ally. After a frenzied chase, you have managed to catch up and ambush the wretched thieves..."
One player, the Rescuer, starts the game without their Apprentice! The other player, the Captor, divides all their soldier models into groups and secretly selects one of them as the carriers of the kidnapped Apprentice. However, the Captor player no longer does traditional Group Activations on their turn. They must also keep these groups of soldiers within a three-inch coherence over the course of the game. The objective of the Rescuer is to of course find and kill the group carrying their Apprentice, who if rescued will become available on their next Apprentice activation step. The Rescuer also gets to place three treasure tokens, with some restrictions. These will be the only treasure available in the game.
Joseph helped me tweak the rewards of this scenario, as there are multiple granular victory conditions. Experience rewards have been bumped up slightly. But, if the Captor player can get the captured Apprentice off the table without discovery (and keep their wizard alive), they will gain an instant level with the reward being a copy of one of the Rescuer's wizard spells! Narrative wise, the Captor has extracted the knowledge from the captured apprentice, ideally through an extremely painful ritual.
There are more details in the book, but I've had a lot of fun playing through and balancing this with Joseph. If you need something to break up your campaign and kind of personalize the grudge between you and a rival, give this scenario a shot!
Finally, I can't thank Joseph and the folks at Osprey enough for allowing me this opportunity to carve out a small niche in this amazing world they've created. I'll forever be grateful. Thanks to Frostgrave, I've found an amazing multiplicity of universes to explore in my gaming life. This entire process will remain a special moment in my life.
I hope folks can experience some level of that joy when playing through this scenario.
Order your copy of Frostgrave: The Wizards' Conclave today and enjoy new adventures in the Frozen City!



Публикувано: 26 фев 2019, 12:00
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1. Пенсионира се един от най-опитните инструктори в Долна Митрополия - 2019-02-25 20:46:36
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Днес, 25 февруари 2019 г. във ВВУБ „Георги Бенковски“ се проведе тържествена церемония по повод освобождаването от военна служба и преминаване в запаса на майор Пламен Попов. Това съобщиха от учебната база.



Публикувано: 26 фев 2019, 18:00
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1. Myth-busting: Viking Weapons - 2019-02-26 10:26:00
The popular image of the Viking is that of a ferocious warrior; an abnormally large-muscled man with bare arms, a magnificent beard, horned helmet, and armed with a double-headed weapon. But is this a realistic depiction of men in the Viking Age?
Today on the blog, we’re looking at Gareth Williams’s new book Weapons of the Viking Warrior, which explores the development, use and impact of the weapons used by Vikings. We’ll be assessing a couple of potential myths about the Vikings, which Gareth explores in his book, but if you would like to discover more about their success in battle, be sure to order your copy!
Viking as a Warrior

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Vikings in battle, mid-10th century
Artwork by Johnny Shumate featured in Weapons of the Viking Warrior
The prevalent image of the Viking in popular imagination is of a warrior. Despite repeated attempts since the 1960s by museums and broadcasters to promote more peaceful achievements, popular culture and literature has seemingly become incessant on depicting Vikings primarily and foremost as ferocious fighters. Even museum exhibitions across the world have symbolised and marketed themselves with swords and helmets. While this may be an essential element of the Viking existence, and one we’re investigating today, it was only one aspect of the Viking Age, as Vikings possessed an abundance of peaceful achievements too.
Most popular representations of the Viking warrior also fail to base themselves in fact, perpetuating myths many still associate with Vikings today.

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The Horned Helmet
Arguably the most popular misrepresentation and depiction of the Vikings, and one that continues, is the adoption of the horned helmet. This decorated helmet may look impressive but is sadly not factual, despite it still being a part of their legacy.
As proposed in Weapons of the Viking Warrior, this image has stemmed from 19th-century romanticism, bolstered by imagery drawn from Viking films, and the growing Fantasy genre of the 20th and 21st centuries. These depictions permeated popular culture and our perceptions of the Vikings. While the Celts did adorn their helmets with wings or horns, there has been no evidence for Vikings doing the same, and yet cartoonists, corporate branding and manufacturers of tourist souvenirs continue to conjure up an image that is immediately recognisable as ‘Viking’.
Double-headed axe
With popular depictions of Vikings’ helmets being wrong, is it any surprise that one of the most commonly associated weapons of the Vikings is also inaccurate?
The double-headed axe is presented as an equal half-moon blade on either side of the shaft, and is heavily used in Fantasy art. Vikings wielded axes of incredible size, but evidence suggests that they only ever swung single-headed axes, which were likely just as useful.
Double-handed sword
It is probably unsurprising that popular representation of a double-handed sword or a large hand-and-a-half sword were also false. These elongated designs were used as weapons, but not until much later after the Viking Age, and yet many television programmes and films have their Viking warriors smashing through their opposition with these double-handed blades.
To find out more about the incredible weapons that were actually used by Vikings, and to see why Gareth Williams thinks these myths have persisted, be sure to order your copy of this incredible new book, Weapons of the Viking Warrior by clicking the title.
Also, if you’re in the UK, the annual Jorvik Viking Festival is casting a light on women during the Viking Age, and runs until 27 February. Click here to find out more.



Публикувано: 27 фев 2019, 12:00
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1. Сърбия получи четири беларуски МиГ-29 - 2019-02-26 21:51:06
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Сръбското МО официално получи четири изтребителя МиГ-29 от Беларус. Церемонията за това се състоя вчера, 25 февруари 2019 г. в "558-ми авиоремонтен завод" в Барановичи, Беларус.


2. Индия нанесе въздушен удар по пакистанска територия - 2019-02-26 21:26:32
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Индийските ВВС нанесоха въздушен удар по пакистанска територия в отговор на терористично нападение от по-миналата седмица. Резултатите от въздушния удар са неясни. Това стана днес, 26 февруари 2019 г.


3. Стартира дарителска кампания за семейството на военен пилот - 2019-02-26 15:44:47
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Министерството на отбраната и авиобаза Граф Игнатиево организират дарителска кампания в подкрепа на семейството на капитан Петър Димитров от изтребителната авиационна ескадрила на авиобаза Граф Игнатиево. Това съобщиха от МО.



Публикувано: 27 фев 2019, 18:00
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1. Wildlands: Painting the Adventuring Party Cleric - 2019-02-27 08:32:56
The advance copies of Wildlands: The Adventuring Party landed at Osprey Games HQ recently, and we couldn't help but open up a copy. There are 4 miniatures in the expansion, so we decided to divvy them up among the Games team and showcase our artistic ability. First up we have the miniature from Phil Smith, aka The Chief, who threw the rest of us to one side to ensure he got his hands on the cleric!
We published the core game of Martin Wallace's Wildlands towards the end of last year, and I've had my eye on some of the miniatures for a while - there's a few I'm keen to paint up, but this is the first one I've got to the table. As part of the office challenge, the Games team divvied up the figures from the expansion with each of us receiving one to paint. I think I'm the first to finish, so I win in that regard, even if the other paintjobs are better!

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As I wanted to use the figure in my wargaming, I had to make one important change to ensure it fits with the rest of my collection... The miniatures come with an integral base, so the first thing I did was slice that away and re-mount it on a metal base. With board game plastic (or resin, for that matter), the weight does bother me - I like a bit more heft. The figures are also supplied with a black wash to pick out details - this is easily painted over, however, so I didn't bother stripping it or anything.

At this point, I took leave of my senses and gave it a black undercoat. I hate black undercoats, and find it hard to make out the details I'm trying to paint. I've been using a brown undercoat for a while now - I have no idea why I reverted for this one model. It's not been THAT long since I painted anything...
For the paintjob, I took inspiration from one of my favourite cleric illustrations - this Priest of Groetus from the Pathfinder RPG. Incidentally, it's painted by Kate Burmak who has done so much great stuff for Frostgrave (check out her gallery!). The blue and grey also fits nicely with the figures I'm fielding for Frostgrave author Joseph A. McCullough's Rangers of Shadow Deep (found here), and the model is a much better fit for the Arcanist I'm fielding than the figure I'm currently using.
It was a quick and simple paintjob, really - I've pretty much got the blues and greys down at this point (I should probably consider starting an ACW project...). The belts were a little fussy, but that's because I'm really not great at painting belts - they took a few tries before I got them right! All told, I had it finished in a few hours.

All told, I'm really quite happy with how it all came out!
Wildlands: The Adventuring Party releases on 7 March, bringing a brave band of explorers to the Wildlands. Order your copy today!



Публикувано: 28 фев 2019, 12:00
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1. Правителството отпусна 82,51 млн. лева за ремонт на Су-25 - 2019-02-27 21:17:25
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Правителството одобри на заседанието си днес, 27 февруари 2019 г., плащане в размер на 82,51 млн. лева по проекта за ремонт и възстановяване на летателната годност на щурмовите самолети Су-25 от състава на българските ВВС.


2. Пакистан затвори въздушното си пространство - 2019-02-27 20:23:22
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Пакистанската гражданска въздухоплавателна администрация затвори напълно въздушното пространство на страната, както за международен, така и за вътрешен трафик. Това става на фона на повишаващото се напрежение между Индия и Пакистан.


3. МО е изпратило писмото с искане за оферта (LOR) за F-16 - 2019-02-27 17:01:59
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Министерство на отбраната е изпратило писмото с искане за конкретна оферта (Letter of Request - LOR) до правителството на САЩ във връзка с покупката на изтребителите F-16. Това потвърдиха за АЕРО от МО днес, 27 февруари 2019 г.


4. Въздушно сражение между Индия и Пакистан - 2019-02-27 12:16:01
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Рязка ескалация на напрежението между Индия и Пакистан доведе до въздушно сражение между ВВС на двете страни, като резултатите от тях все още не са напълно ясни. Това стана днес, 27 февруари 2019 г.



Публикувано: 01 мар 2019, 12:00
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1. Полша се ориентира към покупка на изтребител от пето поколение - 2019-02-28 21:49:32
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Полша ще закупи изтребител от пето поколение в рамките на програмата за превъоръжаване до 2026 г. Това съобщи днес, 28 февруари 2019 г., полският министър на отбраната Мариуш Блашчак.


2. Boeing показа голям военен БЛА - 2019-02-28 21:24:10
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Американският самолетостроител Boeing показа голям нискозабележим военен безпилотен летателен апарат (БЛА), който да се използва за поддръжка на пилотируеми бойни самолети. Това стана по време на австралийското авиошоу Avalon.


3. Авиокаст: Епизод 4 - 2019-02-28 20:42:02
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В четвъртия епизод на „Авиокаст” - единствения български видео подкаст посветен на авиацията, се разглежда въпросът с дроновете. Красимир Грозев и Александър Богоявленски разговарят със Стефан Христозов – експерт в областта, който говори, както за технологичния аспект на използването на дронове, така и правните измерения.


4. Индия даде детайли за въздушния бой от 27 февруари - 2019-02-28 20:26:08
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Индийските ВВС изнесоха детайли за въздушния бой от 27 февруари 2019 г., като твърдят, че в рамките на сражението е свален пакистански изтребител F-16D за сметка на един свален модернизиран МиГ-21 Bison.



Публикувано: 01 мар 2019, 18:00
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1. ANNOUNCEMENT: UNDAUNTED: NORMANDY - 2019-03-01 11:45:00
We are delighted to announce that in August 2019 we will be releasing Undaunted: Normandy, a two-player deck-building strategy game designed by David Thompson and Trevor Benjamin, with illustrations by Roland MacDonald.

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Set in the aftermath of the D-Day landings, Undaunted: Normandy puts players in command of opposing forces in the European theatre of World War II, either leading US troops into occupied France or taking charge of the German defence and beating back the Allied advance. Played as a campaign that follows the operational history of the US 30th Infantry Division, the game tests players’ tactical ability as they issue orders to their troops, call in reinforcements, and manage the inevitable casualties of war.
“The creation process for Undaunted: Normandy has been a great adventure, stretching all the way back to when we first met” commented Trevor and David. “We are very excited about how the game allows you to control a platoon during World War II, blending deck-building with fast and furious combat. When combined with Roland MacDonald’s beautiful artwork, and Osprey's incredible production and polish, we really feel like the game provides a new and unique way to experience a timeless genre. We hope you enjoy it!”
Speaking about the project, Osprey Games’ Games Developer Filip Falk Hartelius said “Undaunted: Normandy is a one of those rare games I knew from first play that I wanted to publish. As a unique twist on older genres, every game is gripping, fresh, and tense until the very last turn. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with David, Trevor, and Roland, and I’m delighted to be showing off the fruits of all their labours.”
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June, 1944. Through the D-Day landings, the Allies have seized a foothold on the beaches of Normandy. Now you must lead your troops forward as you push deeper into France and drive the German forces back. You will face intense resistance, machine gun fire, and mortar bombardment, but a great commander can turn even the bleakest situation to their advantage!

Undaunted: Normandy is a deck-building game that places you and your opponent in command of American or German forces, fighting through a series of missions critical to the outcome of World War II. Use your cards to seize the initiative, bolster your forces, or control your troops on the battlefield. Strong leadership can turn the tide of battle in your favour, but reckless decisions could prove catastrophic, as every casualty you take removes a card from your deck. Take charge amidst the chaos of battle, hold fast in the face of opposition, and remain undaunted.
About David Thompson
David Thompson was born in Savannah, Georgia. He grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons and other roleplaying games, but turned his attention to Eurogames and Wargames in the 2000s. He began designing games in 2014, after moving to England and meeting the Cambridge-based chapter of Playtest UK. His first published design was Armageddon, followed by Orc-lympics, Pavlov’s House, Warchest, Castle Itter, and Switch & Signal. He now lives in Dayton, Ohio with his wife, two daughters, and son.
About Trevor Benjamin
Trevor Benjamin was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada. He has taught English and Mathematics in China and Taiwan, and studied and taught Linguistics in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He now lives in the UK with his wife and two children, where he has had the great fortune of meeting David and the rest of the Cambridge design community. His published games to date include Dice Heist, Light & Dark, Cafe Fatal, Orc-lympics, Warchest, and Rolling Bandits.
About Roland MacDonald
Roland MacDonald is a graphic designer, illustrator, and board game designer. With a BFA in Fine Arts and an MA in Game Design, he started working doing 3D modelling for PS2 and PC games. After doing concept art and illustrations for Shogun 2 Total War, he moved on to work primarily on board games, illustrating titles including Stop Thief!, Kaiju Crush, and Battle Line.
About Osprey Games
Osprey Games is the dedicated games division of Osprey Publishing (part of Bloomsbury Publishing plc) and publishes a wide range of wargames, card games, and board games. Launched in 2014, the company has produced an array of critically acclaimed titles, including Frostgrave: Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City, Bolt Action, Odin’s Ravens, Wildlands and The Lost Expedition.


2. March's Book Vote and Last Month's Results - 2019-03-01 08:01:00
Air Campaign is our series of choice for March's Book Vote. From aviation before the Wright Brothers to Russia's recent campaigns, this month's vote covers the breadth of aviation history. Read more about the full list of options below and cast your vote by clicking the link included!
Also, keep reading for the results of last month's Weapon book vote.
ACM: The Balloon Goes Up 1794–1903

ACM: Channel Front 1941

ACM: Operation Steinbock 1944

ACM: Libya 1981–89
ACM: Syria 2015-2018
The Balloon Goes Up 1794–1903: Military aviation before the Wright Brothers
The world’s first military aircraft opened up a new dimension in warfare. From the French Revolutionary Wars onwards, armies across Europe and America would experiment with ballooning and discover what military aviation could deliver. The French Aeronautic Corps and the Union Army Balloon Corps pioneered aerial reconnaissance, enabling commanders to see and respond to battlefield manoeuvres, and the latter developed modern artillery spotting techniques. The Austrians at the siege of Venice launched the first bombing campaign by balloon, and the siege of Paris in 1871 was evaded by a ‘balloon-bridge’ – more than 60 balloon flights over the Prussian lines to bring communications and supplies into the city.
Channel Front 1941: Rhubarbs, Circuses, and the Bader–Galland duel
In 1941, victorious in the Battle of Britain, the RAF was keen to find ways to hit back across the Channel, despite lacking the forces for an effective offensive. Its answer was to send fighter sweeps and heavily escorted bombers over occupied Europe, to draw the Luftwaffe into combat. It was guerrilla air warfare, to tie up Luftwaffe units that could otherwise be in Russia, and to attrite their aircraft. It was also a battle led and fought by two of the greatest fighter leaders of the war, Douglas Bader and Adolf Galland.
Operation Steinbock 1944: The Luftwaffe’s last blitz over England
Germany’s last strategic bombing campaign of the war, Steinbock hit back at England in early 1944, as the Allied bombing offensive reached its peak. It was a campaign for revenge and propaganda, but one which only proved the German bomber arm’s weakness at this stage of the war. Despite some new techniques, the campaign achieved little and brought heavy losses. In the wake of its failure, with manned bombers unable to crack the British defences, the V-weapon campaign was instead ramped up.
Libya 1981–89: Swing-wing combat over Sidra and Tripoli
Through the 1980s, Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya was a thorn in the side of the West, and particularly the United States under President Reagan. Challenging Gaddafi’s self-declared maritime ‘line of death’ at the Gulf of Sidra, the US Navy’s operations near Libya brought its aviators – flying the F-14 Tomcat – into combat with Gaddafi’s largely Soviet air force, flying MiGs, Sukhois and Mirages. In 1986 the air confrontation escalated dramatically, with a terrorist bombing sparking Operation El Dorado Canyon – the complex, long-range F-111 strike against the Libyan capital, flown all the way from the USAF’s English bases.
Syria 2015-2018: Russia’s expeditionary air war for Assad
On 30 September 2015, facing the prospect of the collapse of its last ally in the Middle East, Russia launched its first out-of-area deployment since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Russian airpower has been crucial in the conflict, and it is the most serious and long-running air war of modern times. What began an intensive but limited air campaign against those rebel forces most seriously threatening Assad’s regime developed into a much more extensive military deployment. The campaign has seen the latest Russian weaponry tested and demonstrated, as well as old-fashioned iron bombs and even older-fashioned mass bombing raids.
Make your vote by clicking here!
Last month we asked you what would you like to see published in our Weapon series. Thank you to everyone who voted and provided feedback, the full results are listed below! WPN: Weapons of the Medieval Knight 31% WPN: Weapons of the Ninja 15% WPN: Early Military Rifles 18% WPN: Weapons of the Civil War Cavalryman 13% WPN: Sniping Rifles of World War I 23%
Did your pick win? Which Air Campaign title have you decided to vote for? Let us know in the comments!



Публикувано: 02 мар 2019, 12:00
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1. ВВС на САЩ мисли да натовари T-X и с други задачи - 2019-03-01 21:41:33
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ВВС на САЩ сериозно обмислят да превърнат своя нов учебно-тренировъчен самолет в машина с много по-широки възможности и задачи. Това съобщава Air Force Magazine.


2. Пакистан частично отвори въздушното си пространство - 2019-03-01 21:11:14
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Пакистан обяви по-рано днес, 1 март 2019 г., че частично отваря въздушното си пространство. То бе затворено на 27 февруари, след покачване на напрежението между страната и Индия.


3. Сингапур взима първоначално четири F-35 - 2019-03-01 20:57:56
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Сингапур ще купи първоначално четири броя F-35 и ще си запази опции за още осем самолета от същия тип. Това заяви днес, 1 март 2019 г.,военният министър на страната Хуанг Йонгонг.



Публикувано: 03 мар 2019, 12:00
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1. 50 години от първия полет на Concorde - 2019-03-02 21:45:52
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Преди точно 50 години, на 2 март 1969 г., първия си полет изпълнява френско-британският свръхзвуков пътнически самолет Concorde.


2. SpaceX успешно изстреля безпилотен Crew Dragon - 2019-03-02 20:42:03
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SpaceX успешно изведе на орбита космическия кораб Crew Dragon, с което започна изпитателната мисия Demo-1, която трябва да потвърди работата на апарата, преди първото изстрелване с астронавти. Това стана днес, 2 март 2019 г.



Публикувано: 05 мар 2019, 12:00
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1. САЩ искат да знаят дали Пакистан е използвал F-16 срещу Индия - 2019-03-04 17:36:23
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Американското правителство се опитва да разбере дали Пакистан е използвал F-16 за военни действия срещу Индия, което би било нарушение на договора за продажба на тези изтребители. Това съобщава Reuters.


2. Нов тежък инцидент с полски МиГ-29 - 2019-03-04 16:49:10
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Полски изтребител МиГ-29 се разби малко след излитането си. Пилотът се е катапултирал успешно. Това е третият загубен полски МиГ-29 в рамките на последните 15 месеца. Инцидентът е станал днес, 4 март 2019 г.