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Free Online WW1 Dogfighting Game

In Military History
I was browsing the web recently, and came across a link to this WWI dogfight game. It's free, it's fun, it's pretty quick to play through the 10 levels, and you get to shoot down a zeppelin...Continue Reading
I am a huge Indiana Jones fan. Raiders, Temple and Crusade pretty much account for 25% of my lifetime film viewing on their own. So when I heard that a 4th film was in the making, I was naturally rather excited. Then came...Continue Reading

Making Better History

In Military History
Whilst I was enjoying a lazy weekend not so long ago, I was indulging in one of my guilty pleasures: the sheer joy that is Red Dawn. Yes, I have to admit that this humble little film about plucky all-American high school kids standing up to the onslaught of a full-on Soviet invasion force is one of my all time favourite conservative paranoia films. Given that the Cold War was in full swing, and a full-scale military attack by Warsaw Pact forces was a very real threat for the West at the time...Continue Reading

What Happened on my Birthday throughout History?

In Military History
Something nearly everybody has done at some point in their life is to look what happened on their birthday throughout history. Now, aside from sharing a birthday with ex-England defender Stuart “Psycho” Pearce, very little of interest happened on my birthday in recent history – Dan Archer of The Archers was killed off in 1985, confectionary rationing was ended in 1949 – in fact, I have to go back to 1916 for the only really interesting (to a military historian, at any rate) “On this Day” moment associated with my birthday (but what an anniversary it is!) – the Easter Rising in Ireland....Continue Reading
If the story of Icarus teaches us anything, it is that man was not meant to fly. However, one 48-year-old Swiss former fighter pilot has a different opinion. Yves Rossy unveiled his self-made rocket pack this Wednesday, and proceeded to leap from an aircraft over the Alps and fly at speeds of up to 186 miles per hour, before parachuting back to earth. This stunt was the culmination of five years of training, and was the first public demonstration, in front of the world's press, of his invention...Continue Reading

Who is the best soldier of all time

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Nearly everybody will have played the Top Trumps card game at some point in their lives, pitting sportscars, comic book characters or birds of prey against each other by comparing a series of fundamental, arbitrary (and occasionally pointless) categories, such as 'top speed', 'height' or the ever-dangerous 'fear factor'...Continue Reading

In Memoriam: Charlton Heston

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Last Saturday, Charlton Heston, the star of many of the greatest epics in Hollywood history, passed away at home in Beverly Hills. While his political roles in later life garnered him almost as much attention off-screen as on, it should be for his acting that he will always be remembered and admired...Continue Reading
Whilst clearing out some of the desks in the Osprey offices, we came across a selection of old Angus McBride prints from a sample project that never went ahead. Naturally, Joe and I grabbed most of them, but one survived the frenzy unscathed...Continue Reading

Osprey's Royal Seal of Approval

In Military History
One of the nicest parts of working at Osprey is reading the positive reviews of the books upon which you have worked – it’s a really nice feeling to know that the effort you put into a project was really worthwhile. However, I was browsing through some of our older titles recently, and came across one that had a review that stood out...Continue Reading

Building a Field of Glory Army

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When it comes to gaming, my usual problem is not being able to settle on an army. In fact, I’m pretty bad at settling on anything – period, rules, figures, scale… Thankfully, with Field of Glory now available, I have carte blanche to bounce from period to period and army to army almost at will, as I can use them all, regardless of the anachronism of the match-up...Continue Reading

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