WW2 featured plenty of bloody battles. Sometimes, that meant planning cock-ups, bizarre tactics, surprising alliances and incredible strokes of luck. We've picked out what we think are the five most remarkable battles from the second world war.
This article is a “history” of H.G. Wells classic science fiction novel, “The War of the Worlds”, as if it actually happened, complete with technological assessments, logistical evaluations and strategic analyses. Naturally, the first subject will be prominent given the vast technological superiority of the invading Martians.
The T-14Armata (Russian: Т-14 «Армата»; industrial designation "Object 148")
is a Russian main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. It is
the first series-produced next generation tank. The Russian Army plans to acquire
2,300 T-14s in the period 2015–2020.
The first batch of T-14 Armata tanks will be deployed to the Taman division after
2020, tanks will be transferred only after the completion of all state tests
The M26 Pershing descended from a long series of medium and heavy tank prototypes, dating back from 1936. During the war, heavy tank development had been long delayed or given low priority since the US Army, USMC and Allied forces required a mass-built, good-all-around medium tank, which took the shape of the Medium M4 Sherman.
These creatures are exceptionally intelligent, able to reverse-engineer just about any alien tech they can study. Their primary cultural driver is boredom, and they pick up cultural aspects and hats from other races as they see fit. Their homeworld is unknown and long gone. They live instead in flotillas of impeccably maintained starships salvaged from just about anyone and anywhere.
First contact was a decidedly awkward affair, with several ships crippled on both sides, prisoners taken and epithets exchanged. Peace was regained at the cost of the human admiral's hat.
While they do engage in unmitigated scavengery and piracy, it's almost never mean-spirited unless you tick them off first. Then it's like being savaged by highly intelligent and somewhat impolite squigs. While they know full well that eating one's enemy does not gain one his powers, they have nevertheless been known to do so anyway from time to time. Also, like some aliens of fiction they admire the human female form. Nobody knows why, as nobody is quite sure the're not hermaphroditic.
Furthermore: Atomic welds and ceramic-alloy rivets on your ships do NOT constitute your external components "being nailed down". They can also survive hard vacuum for about five minutes, but they're not telling anyone exactly how.
While humans refer to them as "The Froggies", their name in the threat database is "Garoum" based on what they seem to call themselves. In fact, the term in their own language is shorthand for "Who is this fool who does not recognize us?" Their ships are similarly named: "Your finger you fool", "What an idiot who does not know what a starship is" and their flagship "Let's take his hat". The other major powers have tacitly agreed to let the Humans find this out for themselves.
In terms of society, they're like the Box Trolls with better social skills and bravery. Either that, or they're like extremely calm Nac Mac Feegle, all with engineering degrees. In any case, run the whole shebang through the same look and feel processes that produced the iPad with a bit more chrome and flash.
The new Chinese ZBL-09 Snow Leopard armored personnel carrier was developed by NORINCO. It is a new family of 8x8 armored vehicles. Development commenced in the 1990s. This vehicle was heavily influenced by both Western and Russian armored personnel carriers. This APC was first seen in 2006 undergoing road tests. It was first publicly revealed in 2009.
The BMP-3 infantry combat vehicle entered production in the late 1980s. About 120 BMP-3 vehicles are in service with the Russia Army and over 900 have been exported to a number of countries, including United Arab Emirates (600 vehicles), Cyprus (40), Indonesia (30), Kuwait (110) and South Korea (70).
UPDATE - FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2017: Final pre-SALUTE update.....
Better late than never, I guess.... only one day now before SALUTE, I'm heading down to ExCel this afternoon to set up.... for those of you making your way there tomorrow, we will be in pretty much the same place as the last couple of years - stand TE02. If you turn left as you come in from the queueing area, we're at the end of the second row of tradestands. There are quite a few new releases, including 15mm ones for the Brethren, PAU, CDF, FSE, Xar, Islamics, Kra'Vak and more - PLUS some new FULL THRUST codes for the Crusties - some really lovely new fighters and strikeboats, all 3D designed by MMG!
Oh, and we now have a new stock of the FT STARTER GAME BOXES, so these will be on sale again at a SPECIAL SHOW PRICE but will also be available again to mailorder next week.
I will have SOME stock of all the new items at the show, but a few of them will be in very small quantities only, so if you want to get them before they are sold out then please make us one of your first stops when you get into the hall!
Hope to see lots of you tomorrow, safe travels to the show......
The tracked IFV known to the British Army as the Warrior was originally known as MCV-80. It was intended to replace the old FV432 armored personnel carrier. This vehicle was developed from the 1970s onwards. A series of pre-production prototypes built in the early 1980s. Production by GKN Defence commenced during 1986. The Warrior has been in British Army service since 1988, seeing combat in the Gulf in 1991 and during Iraq war. Production of this armored vehicle ceased in 1995. The original order was for over 1 000 units but Army reorganizations reduced that to 789 of all types sufficient to equip seven Mechanized Infantry battalions. The British Army plans to operate these armored fighting vehicles until 2035.
The M2 Bradley, or Bradley IFV, is an American infantry fighting vehicle that is a member of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle family. It is manufactured by BAE Systems Land & Armaments, which was formerly United Defense.
The Evil Empire on the Brazos (BEE) chronicles the on going wars (games) and the diplomatic efforts (Posts/GNN Reports) of all the known nations (wargame collections) in my little area of the galaxy.My goal is to both entertain
and inform those new to art of miniature wargaming, and have a few laughs with it. This Blog is open to all and also welcomes comment from all and I hope that many will come to join in the madness.....)