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  1. A man sat behind a computer screen with a beer belly in his underwear is not very photogenic! 😉
  2. With the number of empty cruise ships available at the moment you would have no problems moving the men in a socially distanced manner. The ships would be glad to being used...
  3. Hey no problems for Europe I guess the troops are needed for crowd control duties in America. 🙄 Obviously with things nice and peaceful in the world and no threats it just makes sense to redeploy idle troops... After all we brought most of ours home...
  4. It was an eye testing event he will be fine!!!
  5. Hi the key phrase I used was "could" and perhaps I should have also said "some"... But hey ho the overall all aim of my post was to applaud the collaboration and I hope that came through... 😏 Both excellent companies that have both withstood the test of time...
  6. Nice to see Iain in the video, and he is an absolutely passionate wargamer and has been very successful in seeing that passion work for him and deliver to players great games. Iain worked for Intelligent Games many years ago which was run by a close friend, it was a games software company that collapsed with cash flow issues when a major company failed to pay on time what they owed. A very painful experience for everyone affected at the company, lessons learnt which came at a price.. I am glad he has teamed up with Battlefront as they have similar passions. Sure his games have perhaps a broader appeal as they could be said to lack depth and are easier to pick up, but he and his team have provided gamers with many hours of fun. To succeed in life you need passion for what you are doing... Let's hope this partnership continues and we might see some benefits, even if it is just to keep Battlefront afloat and supporting the games we love...
  7. Yes a big congratulations to all involved with the company. 20 years a massive milestone and years of quality gaming. Thank you...
  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0074q1j/dunkirk-the-soldiers-story Another documentary but just the actual soldiers talking about their experiences of the retreat to Dunkirk. The lockdown is meaning gems like this are back available to view. Very moving and with the historical footage well worth watching. Get a VPN for those abroad as I have been able to keep using BBC while travelling abroad. I think I missed this 1st time around so glad I have had a second opportunity...
  9. I obviously missed it first time around, 🙄 BBC showing old material and placing it on iplayer is useful, glad I caught it. Mind you with my memory I could have seen it 7 years ago and just forgotten! 😟
  10. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pyjfw Just caught this and if you have access to BBC well worth a watch. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1sNypDldRvWjdZ5VVtY2GrW/5th-royal-tank-regiment-the-perfect-choice It follows 6 men and their stories from their diaries and interviews. Only 2 episodes and it might have been shown previously but on iplayer at moment so might fill a few hours for some folk.
  11. As it was some 20 years ago my memory is dim, but I remember that when I was in cases ladder it became known that people could stop tanks from being hit? My memory is vague and a quick google failed to jog it. Anyway people will always seek an edge and for some cross the line of what is acceptable. I will have a further Google at some stage, the trouble is if I go to sleep I will forget today, so 20 years ago is a tough proposition. 🙄
  12. Wow... sounds like the old days when I played close combat and ultimately discovered people could cheat... What a sad world, but I guess just humans being humans, always looking for an edge...
  13. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-middle-east-52537663/coronavirus-by-air-the-spread-of-covid-19-in-the-middle-east Come on Erwin it is not Pearl Harbor you are better than that? The link above explains the Iranian spread and shows how travel to and from China was happening. China is no innocent and has been ripping off any country they can. That is not unique America stole UK secrets in WW2 and no doubt is trying to make inroads in China too. That is the world wide game...
  14. Thanks Rocketman that was a very useful article.
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