Posts Tagged ‘Accu-Feel’

The Flare Path: Pier Review Proponent

By Tim Stone on January 11th, 2013.

Ever heard of Charles Ezra Coopin, the last man executed for treason in the UK? Thought not. The wartime exploits of this Sussex schemer are little known outside of Brighton. Nazi-sympathising Coopin attempted to build an invasion bridge between Britain and France by stealthily extending the Palace Pier. His hamfistedness with a hammer and weakness for What the Butler Saw machines meant progress was slow, but by the time the plot was uncovered in May 1941, the retired music teacher had successfully lengthened the structure by over three yards. Churchill is said to have been deeply shaken by the affair. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Flare Path: Set To Idle

By Tim Stone on March 9th, 2012.

Has anybody seen a brown and white Protestant Work Ethic, about this big? He answers to the name of Scamp. I was walking him in the park yesterday morning when the little so-and-so ran off. I’ve contemplated searching for him, and I was going to print some ‘LOST’ posters, and stick them up in the local area, but – well – I just don’t seem to have got round to it yet. Right now, I’m not even sure I can summon-up the gumption to tell you about the delights of Combat Mission: Battle For Normandy Commonwealth Forces¬†and Accu-Feel. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Flare Path: Asparagus Tips

By Tim Stone on February 24th, 2012.

The Flare Path thought he knew almost everything about Operation Overlord, but this week he read something in a book by Max Hastings, that left him flabbergasted. Apparently, in the weeks leading up to D-Day, instead of training, the Axis troops manning the Atlantic Wall spent most of their time planting Rommel’s asparagus. Max didn’t go into detail, but obviously the famous Generalfeldmarschall was either extremely partial to the speary vegetable, or – and this seems more likely – he was using Heer manpower in some sort of massive market-gardening scam. Was it Berlin’s discovery of this illicit project that caused the Desert Fox to take his own life in October ’44? The official histories say ‘no’, but FP was sorely tempted to postpone coverage of Conflict of Heroes: Awakening the Bear (a new Matrix wargame) and Accu-Feel (a gizmo from A2A that looks set to revolutionise FSX) and use this week’s column to thoroughly examine the matter. Read the rest of this entry »

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