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Re: "Popular topics"

popular topics are ones that sell thousands- i.e WW2 Roman, and Napoleonic. And yes that also means they will concentrate on America, England, France, Germany etc. They are primarily trying to make money, not fight for the underplayed role of certain nations in history- like the place of the croatian military in the napoleonic wars. (Its not fair, and I wish they would too, but they rarely will)

Anyone is welcome to set up a book company and try. BUM clearly feel strongly about doing this with their models, look at their napoleonic future releases:

BUM - War of Independence - Catalonian Somatens

BUM - War of Independence - Cazadores of Catalonia

BUM - War of Independence - Barcelona Volunteers

BUM - War of Independence - Catalonia Legion Infantry

BUM - War of Independence - Catalonia Legion Cavalry

BUM - War of Independence - Garrochistas of Bailen

BUM - War of Independence - Almansa Dragoons

They are passionate about their country and doing something about it- and good luck to them! I'll have some for one to fight alongside my brits.

I'm not saying its right that things are so anglo-centric, in terms of production of books etc, or in terms of the view and study of history.

But I am interested in my countries history and so am part of the process that studies/produces books on it. If you feel the same about yours then I say get out there and do it, I'll almost certainly read and or buy it.


Re: Anglo-centric view of history

Look the fact is that Osprey and and other publishers are there to first and foremost make a profit. Without profits company's go out of business. I'm sure that these company's have reserched into what will and will not sell, there jobs depend on knowing such insights. Anglo-centric books sell, and because they keep producing them obviously sell very well. It's like the figure companys Napoleonics, ancients and 20th century figures sell, so that is what gets produced by the bucketfull, and the odd set here and there is produced to appease those who want something a little different. It's not about bias or historical superiority it's about profits , sad but true I'm afraid

Re: Re: Anglo-centric view of history

Sorry Noel I appear to have duplicated what you rightfully said/posted whilst I was still typing- couldn't agree more!

Re: Anglo-centric view of history

Adam, Great minds think alike LOL

Re: Re: Anglo-centric view of history

for a long time, there was a great deal of respect for english scholars and academia. i still think their historians are first rate, (Keating, Taylor, etc.) as are their essayists. (Huxley, Orwell, etc.) this is not to say that other countries have not produced great historians. and the english do have a knack for translating murky heavy subjects into an easily digestible form, such as the osprey books. anyway, any historian who's truly objective about his or her subject will provide a worthy study of a subject. by the way i missed you guys, been out for weeks with a kidney stone.

Re: Re: Re: Anglo-centric view of history

I always thought of Osprey as an introduction to the subject, rather than the last word. There pictures are nice, even if not always accurate.


Daj si pivo kolega!Vraj rozpusta solne kamene.
Skore uzdravenie mojemu ceskemu bratovy praje Palo.

Maj sa!

Re: Re: Re: Re: DAJ SI PIVO

Pivo pozivam pravidelne ;) Zdravim :)

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DAJ SI PIVO

Ja uz 6 rokov planujem ist domov dat si dobre ceske capovane pivo KOZEL-tu v USA ho nemaju-tak pijem PLZENSKE!No hlavne pred tym ked pojdem do Afganistanu-Tak si dam ho viacej nez treba!Lebo v sluzbe nebudem mohol si dat!

Re: Re: Re: Re: DAJ SI PIVO

Czy panie macie zimne piwo? Na zdrowie!


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: DAJ SI PIVO

Tak mame zimne piwo.A co pani pije?Okocin?Ziwiec?Ja pije i polskie,ceskie i slowackie pivo-wszistko smakuje.

Na zdrowie!


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It's starting to look like the haron forum here more and more. And that's not a good thing.

Met al die mensen die stiekum in hun eigen taal gaan praten zodat je niet weet wie of wat ze aan het beledigen zijn. En da's misschien maar beter ook:)

You get the picture

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dear Joachim

Dear Joachim

I see you are from Holand and unfortunatly I don't speak your language I wish I could but I can't.As my grandfather is polish and I'm from slovakia-I use any oportunity to talk In these languages.My grandfather is polish and he forgot to talk in polish because he wasn't using it.I don't wanna to forget.

I'm serving in so I don't have much time to talk in Czech,Slovak Polish and Russian.It never bothered me that for exemple sites najemo-they talk mostly in german,soldatiny in italian...and so on.I can only regret that I don't speak these languages-but I'm not going to force somebody to not to talk in thers native tongue.If I had Russian azbuka on my kaybord I would use it but only to talk to Russian speaking people.I can write it in latine which is quait different.I'm not going to talk to you these languages because I know you are not speaking them.And I have liked haron site because it was in russian also that doesen't mean that evrybody speak english-I couldn't speak it 6-7 years ago!Fredom of speach but I'm not disrespecting anybody here-I don't mind that you talking in your language-But I'm sorry I can only reply in english to you!And The best way I can.

So what are you saying that I'm not aloved to use slavic languages on any forum?These are my roots my slavic ancestors have passed to me.And I'm realy realy sorry thath I'm not dutchmen-So please accept my apologies.

By the way can anybody explain to me in Russian,Polish Czek or Slovakian what is RESIN? what kind of meterial it is?It is easy to break-or it is flexible?Thanks in advance!

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hello Pavol,I will try to answer you,resin is a 2component material made by-1-a mass,2-a hardener.till they are separated, no one of those component can "dry,",but if you mixt them,they become "hard" into 3 is also called "polyester"and it is frequently used in car or boat becomes hard,but the more thinner ,the more fragile!it all depends on which use you want to manage them.I frequently use them to reproduce soldiers , ammo boxes or barrels for exemple

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Thanks Andries

Thanks Andries!

Now I know Thanks to you-very good explaination inded
Dank u veel[dutch-flamesh]
I know that you in belgium speak 3 languges so I wanna to make sure thath I will thank you in your language]
Best regards!

Dear M. Palansky

M. Palansky-Switching languages can be an indication that the writer doesn't have adequate fluency in the intial language to express his thoughts or to understand the thoughts expressed by others. It can also, unfortunately, be an attempt by the person switiching languages to talk about the other posters behind their backs. Having minimal knowledge of Slavic languages I wan't able to follow what you were saying, but like most here I assumed that you were in the first catagory. Peace.

Re: Dear M. Palansky

Hi,Bill.Just call me Pavol-Mr.Palansky is sounds too formal.
Where are you from?Usa?

Best regards!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dear Joachim

czesc Palo resin to po polsku zywica.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dear Joachim

stredo slovenski-kraj ?

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: To Hank

No,eastern part[Nie-Vychodoslovensky kraj]
Do you know anybody over there?[poznas tam niekoho?]

Take care![maj sa]


Re: To Hank, Czech/slovaks are cool

Rozumie cie Palo, No its the only Czech/Slovak I know. Just trying to communicate say hi, in a friendly manner.maj sa, Palo

Re: Re: To Hank, Czech/slovaks are cool

Thanks Hank!
Where do you live now?In usa?Usa is my adoptive country.

Take care my friend!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Thanks Jakub!

czesc Jakub!
Dzienkuje bardzo juz rozumie.
To ja sie dziwilem ze robia zolnirzuv ze zywice-Ja myslalem ze to guma!
Wibacz popolsky rozmaviam swietne no pisac szie po polski neucilem-muj dzadek newie pisac!

Pozdraviam prziaczelu!Mam nadzeje ze mne zrozumialesz.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Thanks Jakub!

rozumie cie Palo doskonale przez kilka miesiecy w Irlandii mieszkalem ze slowakami. bardzo fajne chlopaki (gardla glebokie) i dziewczyny ... a i bardzo ladne tez(dziewczyny oczywiscie). jestes modelarzem czy tez przypadkowo znalazles sie na tym forum?

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Czesc Jakub!
ja jestem v stanach-tutaj percentualne to najladnejsie polki.Jak bilem v Bagdade to spotkalem polscich zolnierzuw lato 2005[Mam zjenca-jak chces to czy wisle]Patrzilem szie na hat evrethyng page-zobaczilem twoje imje-widze ze potrafisz malowacz.
Ja lubje historiu[military history]-wszistko-rzimanuw tez-co czebie interesuje?
Nie juz dlugo jestem tutaj[na strelets-forum] no pisacz po engelsky newiedzalem-to tutaj w stanach[Mieszkam v New york-u]sie nauczilem gadac po engelski-v armii mne pisacz nenauczily-tilko godacz sie nauczilem.
No to naraze

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hey Palo
pisz do mnie na priva jesli masz ochote

moje figurki mozesz tez zobaczyc tez tutaj na strelcu i w paru innych miejscach.
lubie antyk i średniowiecze.