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Posts tagged “Combat-Helo”

Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Whatever Happened To…

Remember that flight sim that was going to do for the WW2 Regia Aeronautica what IL-2 Sturmovik did for the Voyenno Vozdushnye Sily? Recall that imminent Napoleonic roguelike – the one that was going to let you desert, rustle chickens, and scavenge on corpse-littered battlefields? The Dorset outfit that was looking to raise £250,000 to fund an Eighteenth Century smuggling sim? In today's column I point…

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The Flare Path: Fruit Of The Thorn

It's blackberry time here in Upper Bumhope. Brimming punnets of fragrant fruit clutter kitchens and courtyards. Almost everyone you meet has indigo fingertips and scarred forearms. Finding villagers willing to gather simulation and wargame news at this time of the year isn't easy but thanks to Gleaner, Gusto, and Ghast (FP's trio of duraluminum-and-balsa reconithopters) I do, just about, have a column for you today.…

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The Flare Path: Longbowsprits

Anything interesting happened in Gameshire during the past seven days? I confess I've been so busy lusting after Naval Action, contemplating Combat-Helo's changing fortunes, and toiling away on 50 Mission Candy Crush (My Operation Little Vittles wargame. Think 50 Mission Crush but with lollipops and gum instead of GP bombs and incendiaries) that I haven't had time to follow this week's news.

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The Flare Path: This One’s For Dobbs

October 18, 1923. While watching sycamore keys twirl from trees in a Kiev park, a young engineer called Igor Sikorsky has an extraordinary idea. What if rotary motion could be used to dry damp laundry. That evening over beer and mushroom broth in a local hostelry, Igor describes his idea to hard-of-hearing colleague Wolfgang Helicopter. The rest is history. This week is whirlybird week here…

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