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    shelldrake
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    Having just seen the latest releases from Pendraken Miniatures for the Falklands war, I am very tempted to play a Falklands war 10mm game.

    The figures look top notch, and now have a fairly complete range available, including Argentine commandos.

    For me the Falklands war was the first war I saw a lot of on the TV and in the newspapers whilst I was in high school, so I have always had a strong interest in the conflict. my book shelf has a small but decent collection of books on the topic, and scenery shouldn’t be too hard to make.

    I might have to buy a sample pack to see how well I can paint the miniatures up before committing to such a project though.

     

     

     

    #16870
    Ivan Sorensen
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    Pendraken Falklands? You have my interest sir.

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    #16888
    shelldrake
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    #17518

    Michael Moore
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    Does anyone sell pendraken in the states?

    #17520
    Ivan Sorensen
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    The War Store stocks them.

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    #17542
    War Panda
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    Falkands War…you’ve just perked my interest

    “The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”

    #17552
    War Panda
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    Shelldrake Do you recommend any reading in particular? I remember the conflict with interest too. My older brother was stationed with the UN in Lebanon at the time of the conflict so I was obsessed with anything military and of course living close to Britain it was constantly on the TV. I was just old enough to take a huge interest in the whole thing.

    “The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”

    #17570
    shelldrake
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    Shelldrake Do you recommend any reading in particular? I remember the conflict with interest too. My older brother was stationed with the UN in Lebanon at the time of the conflict so I was obsessed with anything military and of course living close to Britain it was constantly on the TV. I was just old enough to take a huge interest in the whole thing.

    If you can find it the Marshall Cavendish magazine series on the Falklands war is a good basic starting point. This could be a re-pirint of the magazines in one book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Falklands-War-Day-day/dp/0462099091     yes it is a magazine series, but it is a good basic introduction to the events, the units, the weapons used etc.

    A book called “The Red and Green Life Machine” is the diary of a British medic during the conflict, and whilst not about the soldiers doing the fighting, it is a very good read: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Green-Life-Machine-Falklands/dp/055299068X

    Written by a British Para: http://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-Song-True-Stories-Falk/dp/0753807572/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423901570&sr=1-1&keywords=a+soldiers+song+ken+lukowiak

    and ‘Above all Courage’ which covers the personal stories of the different arms that served in the war. Basically each chapter tells the account of a different person: http://www.amazon.com/Above-All-Courage-Personal-Falklands/dp/0304362573/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423901601&sr=1-1&keywords=above+all+courage

     

    I have all the above in my collection, but there are many more on offer: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=falklands%20war

    The following is a link to the tv drama “Tumbledown” which is the story of the Scots Guard Officer that was shot in the head and survived: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku3ahX-RLls

    And you tube has a lot of other videos worth watching, from documentaries to footage taken during the war. Just search of “Falklands war” on you tube and they should come up.  And it is easy to download the clips through various free online web sites, so you can keep them to watch later… or again.

     

     

     

     

     

    #17601
    War Panda
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    Much obliged Shelldrake. I’ll order a kindle or two tonight 🙂

    “The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
    For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.”

    #17623
    John D Salt
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    If you want to understand how the battalion attacks worked, then you need to read Hugh Bicheno’s “Razor’s Edge” or Nick van der Bijl’s “Nine Battles to Stanley”. Bicheno has a masterly understanding of how the micro-terrain affects the outcome of infantry tactical battles.

    Apart from those, Middlebrook’s book remains an excellent overall history, and if you can find a copy “Don’t cry for me, Sergeant Major” gives an excellent, if not entirely serious, impression of the flavour of the times.

    All the best,

    John.

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