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Armor Datafiles OIF US Army
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Posted: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 02:44 AM UTC
Jason Bobrowich provides a review of Operation Iraqi Freedom, US Army, Abrams, Bradley & Stryker, the first release in the Armor Datafiles from SAM Publications written by Andy Renshaw and Ryan Harden.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 09:38 PM UTC
A good and detailed review Jason. I've got this book and have to say it is excellent and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in modern armour subjects. Can't wait for more in the series.

It's previously been discussed in this thread with the authors.
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Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 05:19 PM UTC
Thanks Sean,

I think this is a great approach to producing a modelling book....looking back at Osprey modelling series books I think Osprey made a bad decision moving away from their AFV modelling series....modellers want to see other models and how they are built and finished....not just reference images.

I think SAM Publications has a good thing going with the Datafiles.
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Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010 - 04:46 AM UTC
Excellent review. Is anyone carrying this in the States?
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Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010 - 04:58 AM UTC

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Excellent review. Is anyone carrying this in the States?



Thanks very much.

On the SAM Publications site they list Kalmach Books as the North American distributor.

Squadron carries SAM Publication books...I would expect it is just a matter of time before they get them in stock.
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Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010 - 05:06 AM UTC

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Excellent review. Is anyone carrying this in the States?



all,
spruebrothers has it in stock..
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they currently have 25...they had 36 or so last week..this is the second shipment they have gone through.
Im not sure who else is stocking it. Greatmodels maybe?

glad you all like it...the ODS one is going to be even better. Thanks for a good review and the comments.. its good solid reviews like this that I need to continue to improve upon the titles and content.

Thanks again everybody!
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Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010 - 06:17 AM UTC
I ordered mine from Great Models and will get it today. I'm excited to say the least.
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Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010 - 07:25 AM UTC
Thank you for the review - it was very helpful information for me.

I probably would have missed this book (I admit sheepishly) if not for the review. What a cool idea. I'm looking forward to getting one, and hoping future issues like this are on the horizon.
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Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010 - 10:35 AM UTC
Thanks for reviewing this Jason, excellent as usual And thanks to Andy and Ryan for putting this book together. I had the opportunity to take a quick look through it and am very impressed, to say the least. Great work all around!
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Posted: Friday, June 04, 2010 - 10:59 AM UTC

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....looking back at Osprey modelling series books I think Osprey made a bad decision moving away from their AFV modelling series....modellers want to see other models and how they are built and finished....not just reference images.


I think from the way Osprey's offerings have gone lately, they have shifted away from fine scale modeling in general. From the direction they've taken in the last few years, the primary demographic seems to be miniature wargamers, this being clearest in that Osprey has their own rules set out and just recently entered into partnership with another organization to publish theirs.
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Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 04:56 PM UTC
I think this is a great concept. I thought of Osprey too, and how they didn't really cover much in the way of modern subjects. SAM seems to have taken this idea one step further with the inclusion of 1:1 pics; there's a lot of potential for future titles. Nice review Jason.
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Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 02:36 PM UTC
Thanks Graeme....I have been in touch with SAM about a possible Canadian focused release.
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Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 03:24 PM UTC

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Excellent review. Is anyone carrying this in the States?



Bill;
I ordered mine from Greatmodels.com
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