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Posts tagged “Battleplan: American Civil War”

Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Belt-Fed, Bipod-Mounted, Beer-Cooled

For the last three years this column has used an ancient bolt-action Lee-Metford to dispense sim and wargame news. This week, as an experiment, we'll be trialling a far more modern fact flinger, the MG 42K. According to its manual, this Mauser-manufactured marvel can fire 20 separate story snippets in under a minute! Obviously, the high ROF comes at a price. Accuracy - “especially at…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Inspired By True Emergencies

Today in The Flare Path... I gloss over the fact that I've spent most of the past week sprawled on a dusty kilim waiting for the likes of DaPerforator, \\\Your_Wurst_Nightmare///, and BeatrixPotshotter to poke their heads above pockmarked parapets. I win the Battle of Gettysburg in under eight minutes. I attempt to recreate Operation Chariot using a state-of-the-art Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger maritime rescue…

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