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  1. I've got games I bought over 30 years ago, that I haven't "finished" (and some that I haven't even "started!") I recommend you just "go with the flow." Play what you feel like playing. See if you already have something similar enough to scratch the itch caused by the new shiny toy wargame on the block. If not, go for it! (but never dump 'em... you may get hit with strong waves of nostalgia in the future!)
  2. Ears. Exactly who's, is never specifically given. Could be any of your troops. Or by a digital someone who is holding a megaphone to their ear, backwards, for all we know. By CMBB, these reports started becoming exaggerated. I was once accused of cheating in CMBB by a longtime gaming buddy who couldn't believe I had Tiger tanks every scenario. It took me forever to convince him that mistaken reporting was part of the game engine. It was simulating that if you're fighting the Germans, EVERY tank you hear sounds like a Tiger. He only believed me after a couple more scenarios ended and he really checked out my side and realized all those reported Tigers were Pz-II's & III's!
  3. I love C-130s, because they are the _only_ airplane I can sleep on! Drone-drone-drone-zzz-drone-drone-zzz-zzz-drone-zzz-zzz-zzz...
  4. Answering Spam posts can make it worse. Spam Bot's love replies. They can't read them, but replies show that people are reading the posts (it's all about stats). Try hitting the "Report" link (next to the quote button).
  5. Batman and Robin are the dynamic duo. 'Nuff said.
  6. FWIW, The cat retired to the Caribbean, and now helps imported Detective Inspectors solve murders (Death in Paradise). As to being as good, l always found the entire Red Dwarf series to be so bad, it was good*. The series was/is not for everyone. Much like the movie Strange Brew ("Take Off, Eh!"). Or Father Ted (DRINK! FECK! ARSE! GIRLS!). * although the scenes following the one when Kryton detached his hand to summon help, was outright hilarious on any level.
  7. EVERY version of Das Boot is dubbed (however, I agree completely that the German language/English subbed version _IS_ the one to watch (at least the first time). (As is the 5 1/2 hour version if you're a real man!)
  8. They are still working fine on my XP (although I like the 2d view in Flight Commander far more than the oblique 2d view in Achtung Spitfire & Over the Reich). Barring that, you can always get the board games the PC versions were based on... http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5614/achtung-spitfire http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/8316/over-reich Both games are by J.D. Webster and were published by Clash of Arms. (Bonus local trivia for you... I read that J.D. Webster was living in Bellevue or the Seattle area just a couple of years ago)
  9. The part that really angers me, is that often pirates end up with a better version of what I paid for (they probably don't have to deal with the extra BS, that any DRM brings).
  10. Isn't that the sub they towed back to Pearl after the war? It's been many decades since I read a book by the guy in charge of the sub during the tow (it was one chapter of his book IIRC). As I recall, the sub was a leaky piece of [crud] and barely made it there, even under tow. And he implied it was more of a danger to the crew than to the USN.
  11. I think it came to light for me when the news covered the football/soccer team that crashed in the Andes.
  12. You need to own the boardgame to understand what the Vassal module does. That version on the site is very old, mass converted to a new version of Vassal, then mucked up by a third party. But I can get you the current version... if you get a hold of at least the original boardgame's rules.
  13. I've not seen that one, but I'd bet DCI Hunt could kick his arse. Heck, the Gene Genie could probably kick DI Regan's arse at the same time! (Hunt-Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes, Regan-The Sweeney)
  14. Think it's simply a matter of money. In the US, episodes per season averaged in the mid-30s until color. Then the episodes per season dropped to the mid-20's and steadily declined to the point where now you're lucky to get 20 episodes per season now. Then you take your cable company produced shows, and you're into the old UK average of 13 episodes per season.
  15. Did you not read the attribution? (besides, I can't find ANYTHING on "wikisource," as I've never been there before today). Either way, I find this guy's* goodbye letter waaaaaaay over-the-top. Even if his evil foes were secretly planning his demise. These are the type of people who start thinking they are real military Generals, who stood on real "battlefields" (not a completely unheard of internet/game phenomenon). *Note: I have no idea who he is, as I've never heard of him before today.
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