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  • #11346
    Sparker
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    Outstanding film – go see! Good to see Bovington Tank Museum’s Tiger 131 charging around…

    http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/fury/

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    'Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall need to be well 'ard'
    Matthew 5:9

    #11469
    Tassie Wargamer
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    My wife and I certainly enjoyed Fury, although it is a very brutal depiction of war and not for the faint hearted. Tiger 131 is, of course, the star of the film and is a beast of a big cat!

    My Blog: http://wargamespavilion.wordpress.com/

    #11470
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I don’t do the cinema but am very looking forward to buying it on DVD when it comes out.

    #11474
    Altius
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    Planning to see this on Friday. My wife is insisting that she would like to see it too, but I know she really won’t. I might end up seeing a chick flick for her benefit instead.

    Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline

    #11488
    willz
    Participant

    “Altius wrote”  Planning to see this on Friday. My wife is insisting that she would like to see it too, but I know she really won’t. I might end up seeing a chick flick for her benefit instead.

    While you are on a winner don’t forget to let her buy you some war-game stuff for your sacrifice and to ease your disappointment.

    I think if we had medals for dedication to war-gaming you should be nominated for one.

    #11515
    Sparker
    Participant

    Actually the Long Haired Brigadier found it enthralling – in a ‘horrible fascination’ kind of a way… But then again she’s a ‘Lady who shoots her own lunch’!

    ….And I’m in trouble for not bothering to tell her more about the weekends I spent at Bovvy with Tiger 131!!!!!

    http://sparkerswargames.blogspot.com.au/
    'Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall need to be well 'ard'
    Matthew 5:9

    #11520
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Interesting as my wargaming chums hated it to a man!

    #11524
    Jurgen Leistner
    Participant

    It is not released here until 1st January 2015; perhaps I will go up to Denmark to see it as it is released there in two weeks, unless they put it all in Jens language.

    #11537
    Paul Howarth
    Participant

    I’m probably going to see it before Friday, to make the most of some time to myself. My expectations aren’t massively high and it can’t be another Battle of the Bulge.

    #11918
    Sparker
    Participant

    No, much better than the Bulge, the AFVs at least are authentic.

    Regarding wargamer’s views of the tactical scenario’s of the film, perhaps a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Of course we all assume an SS infantry battalion by April ’45 would have at least a leavening of vets, but then again maybe not – maybe this one is one of ex navy and air force types and camp guard comb-outs…And even the most experienced unit would take some time to rally from having an enemy tank ‘come to life’ in the middle of its FUP!

    And I sure wouldn’t blame any US gravel bellies at that stage of the war from letting the armour do all the work when crossing an open field…

    No, I think, by Hollywood standards, the tactics are credible, even if the outcome is borderline fantasy….

    http://sparkerswargames.blogspot.com.au/
    'Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall need to be well 'ard'
    Matthew 5:9

    #12832
    Paul Howarth
    Participant

    I enjoyed most of the first half. I rolled my eyes at the FNG arriving without a clue what to do, as well as the young lieutenant in spotless fatigues, whilst he’s briefing the middle-aged tank commanders. Could they have got a more eclectic platoon of Shermans? I thought the portrayal of the state of Germany at this point was well done. The brutalising of the FNG was par for the course and I’d rather have seen them trying to outflank the Tiger rather than drive in circles. I found it hard to accept that having promised his crew that he would keep them alive, Brad Pitt’s character condemned them to death with a selfish action, right at the end of the war. As for the last stand with day to night in twenty minutes, the disappearing panzerfausts and good German peeking under the tank for no real reason, well… I definitely preferred it to Inglorious Bastards though.

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