Bronshtein wrote:Sparker is a bit of a prat and his cunning disguise will surely get him banned again (his TNP account was locked c2014 and another attempt to return spotted in short order) but I've not thought of him as a Nazi apologist and see nothing in this post to revise that opinion.
His contempt for historians who haven't 'served' seems to suggest he has however been possessed by the spirit of Ralph.
Go easy on the gingerman!
He was part of the bitching trio who hounded The OFM around the last poll...
IIRC, Forczyk is friends with Kiley and I recall a kerfuffle on a Napoleonic forum over Terry Crowdy's response to Forczyk's Amazon review
: Crowdy didn't like the review, suggesting that maybe his criticism is due to a possible past lady friend of Forcyzk's running off with a re-enactor, leading to Kiley notifying the critic and him making an appearance on that thread.
Here's one of his responses to a reviewer: good narrative but lousy support
'Lord Hoot', if you can see improvements in the Osprey series then please write some titles. I am finishing my 4th for Osprey, Mr. Sheppard has done 1, you have 0.
The map/crease problem is Osprey's, not Mr. Sheppard's. Authors are bound to follow the format. Also, the photograph issue plagues all of the ancient and medieval titles - you simply can't get enough illustrations to fill the volume (requirement is for 80) and most authors resort to terrain shots. If you could also invent a time machine in your spare blah-blah time, please go back to 48 BC and take some nice digital shots of Caesar and Pompey, would you?