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Aragorn2002

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  1. The long wait for the patches is over now. Let's hope we can soon enjoy the modules too. And then...on to Kursk and beyond! ๐Ÿ˜€
  2. You can post them anywhere you like as far as I'm concerned, as long as you post them.
  3. Superb stuff, George, thank you! This game can ruin your day in a couple of seconds, I know that all too well. ๐Ÿ˜€
  4. But with screenshots we of course mean screenshots of the new coming modules. ๐Ÿคจ
  5. Doesn't seem to be the case. Can you try the same situation but this time with trenches and foxholes instead of buildings please?
  6. Life can be so simple. This is all we're asking for. Good to see you're a man of your word. Please also consider some screenshots for the two modules. Would also take off a lot of pressure.
  7. Actually it's all quite simple. BF can't give release dates, because they don't know themselves. That's annoying, surprising, etc. but there it is. They are working as quickly as they can, on that we can trust. Let's give them time and relax. They will learn their lessons for the future out of all this, of that I'm also sure. Personally I'm hoping for a release before the end of the year of both modules, but that is not guaranteed, I think. So be it then. Even that won't be the end of the world. In the meantime: The sand of the desert is sodden red,โ€” Red with the wreck of a square that broke; โ€” The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel dead, And the regiment blind with dust and smoke. The river of death has brimmed his banks, And England's far, and Honour a name, But the voice of a schoolboy rallies the ranks: 'Play up! play up! and play the game! ' P.s. Happy Eastern, folks!
  8. Numerals are entirely of Hindu origin actually. Arabs/Muslims took over a lot of their 'wisdom' from the culture of the people they conquered.
  9. We couldn't wish for better Allies. And most Dutch soldiers speak German anyway. And a lot of Germans speak Dutch too, I've noticed. But I have to say one thing. A more independent, stronger and better equipped EU army would be very welcome, but we will always need to remember that we have MUCH more in common with US, Britain and our other present NATO allies than we have with certain other powers. Let's hope the present irritation between these natural allies will disappear if those who cause it also disappear, because nobody is going to benefit from disunity, except our enemies. A lot of propaganda about these days. I sometimes wonder if that also didn't play a role in the Brexit and the alienation between US and Europe. Let's be careful.
  10. For fighters yes. Not for tanks and stuff. Word is that the EU is also planning on more defence projects to keep the money in Europe.
  11. Perhaps the time of amusing the US is coming to an end for Europe. I don't like it, but it feels that way. Times are changing. Let's hope I'm wrong.
  12. I don't think it will really come to integrating armies, but more co-operation between units in a larger multi-national unit. Not ideal, but as I mentioned it works for example with Dutch and German units in one Korps. Same would be possible for example for Finnish and Swedish units, or French and Belgian units. Using the same equipment would also help a lot. And yes, preferably made in Europe.
  13. But as always Russia is lying about the facts, isn't it? https://icds.ee/what-is-hidden-in-russias-military-budget/ And there's also this to consider. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2018/05/02/even-as-fear-of-russia-is-rising-its-military-spending-is-actually-decreasing/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0d04bee211f3 "This should come as a relief for Europe and for NATO,โ€ said Siemon Wezeman, a senior researcher with SIPRI. โ€œBut of course, budget and intentions are distinct. Russia is still strong enough to make a mess out of things.โ€ And we know you guys usualy do. So yes, let's do the math, but let's do it properly.
  14. An EU army won't be like the foreign legion, but much along the lines of the present NATO structure, but more independent from it. It won't be very different from what's already the 1. German-Dutch Army Korps, in which in wartime 50 000 German and Dutch soldiers will be concentrated. And it can act in strictly European interests, without interference from....well, non-Europeans. Europe will be forced to spend much more money on their armed forces, which is what the US wants it to do, isn't it?
  15. Fair enough, Slippy. Point taken. And for what's it worth, I'm an Anglophile, addicted to Six Nations Rugby, Endeavour, Rory Clements and so on and so on. Always was, always will be.
  16. What's so difficult to see? It has been British policy for hundreds of years. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/25/how-britain-negotiated-its-entry-to-the-eec-then-failed-to-play-its-part
  17. On one thing I totally agree with Trump and that is that Europe should take care of it's own safety. With or without NATO. US will more and more concentrate on China and Putin will try to take advantage of that. US will not want to alienate Putin too much and drive him even more in the arms of China. Europe should follow the example of Finland and arm itself to the teeth, but at the same time try to have 'normal' relations with Moscow and Bejing. No more adventures in the Middle East, no more listening to 'his master's voice'. We have enough to worry about in our own backyards, for example the time bomb of the Baltic states, Ukraine and terrorism. I'm not saying we should turn our back on the US though. A good relationship with the US is still vital for the future of Europe. Same goes for Britain of course. We may not like each other, but in the dangerous times ahead everybody will need alies.
  18. Yes, and just how much balls you Brits have, we can every day read in the news...๐Ÿ˜€
  19. Well said. I don't have any trust in a US led NATO anymore, which is only abused for US interests. With such 'friends' one doesn't need enemies anymore. Perhaps a European army isn't such a bad idea. A new chapter in the book of Europe. Same goes for the Brits. They've never been really interested in Europe, only in how they could weaken it and use it for their own political games. https://www.theweek.co.uk/85860/should-europe-have-its-own-army I'm more and more starting to understand why many Europeans are fed up with such so-called allies.
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