The West ‘In Check’

'In Check' - that's a chess phrase, as far as I am aware. I'm not an aficionado - never developed an interest. I found an alternate interest in actual table-top war-gaming, with proper rules (I mainly wrote my own, following sufficient research) for quite a few years. But that was mainly before the age of... Continue Reading →

Life On The Checkpoints

The Moscow based online news-sheet VZGLYAD may not be well known outside its local area (actually I don't know if that is entirely true - I don't have its readership statistics - but I assume that to be the case), but it does produce some wonderful pieces of on-the-spot reporting. This is old-style journalism, and... Continue Reading →

I Knew There Had To Be A Name For It

...but I had no idea what that name might be. Now I know, thanks to William Schryver's imetatronink blog. The name is 'Maskirovka' and it describes what the Russian and allied forces did in Ukraine over recent weeks, culminating with the ease in which they were able to withdraw all those forces from around Kharkov,... Continue Reading →

Hold The Line!

Need something to cheer you up? Something to steady your nerves? Well, here's some good reading for you. I have previously shared some posts from the imetatronink blog of William Schryver and here is one I missed (can't be everywhere, and it is not my job anyway) earlier, from September 1 with a title (and... Continue Reading →

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