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General Jack Ripper

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  1. And look what Tank Jesus just dropped:
  2. See title. Anyone else got simple advice for new players? Here's a short list of mine: Do not get shot at. Shooting makes you easier to see. Cover arcs are not magic. Maybe allow your troops to wait a minute before flogging them onto their objectives. Don't call in that airstrike. No seriously, don't. It'll hit your own guys. It doesn't matter how thick your armor is. You don't assault a position by running straight into it. Use more ammo, you don't get bonus points for frugality. Limit your leaders exposure. Split your squa
  3. No. I've had many scenarios featuring the mass use of tanks, examined literally thousands of damaged tanks over my many years of play, and I notice no unreasonably high incidences of gun damage. In fact, the one tank in the Company that does have to trundle around as a glorified mobile machinegun pillbox is the sad exception to the rule that once you get shot at, you usually die, or bail out of your immobilized tank.
  4. Does it ever occur to you that the OP might not know what they're talking about? Just because someone complains about something, doesn't automatically mean that complaint has merit. Do I have to go through the whole song and dance about "show me some examples or video evidence" before we actually talk about said complaints every single time?
  5. You're not using the command correctly. Hull Down target the BASE of the berm, not the top of the berm. You're telling the tank to go hull down in regards to the empty air on top of the berm. If an enemy tank was parked behind the berm, you would likely be able to shoot it, because it projects above the berm, but trying to shoot the ground on or behind the berm is impossible, because you are hull down in reference to it. It's all relative.
  6. This is why I can't come to the forums anymore. You people make my brain hurt. If you park two stationary tanks across from each other on a flat surface under perfect weather conditions, and allow one tank to range the other and sit there plinking away at it's target, then that is TRAINING CONDITIONS. The observed accuracy of the guns is here demonstrated under TRAINING CONDITIONS. This is no different if you'd hung a paper target and told the gunner to shoot it. The American 76mm gun is wickedly accurate, and at 2000 meters range can easily bullseye the center of mass on a 2 meter target
  7. Well that's just wrong. We've been over this at length already. Historically, the Dreadnought race began in 1906 and was finished at the start of WW1. Rule the Waves game period of 1900-1925 with an optional extension to 1950 is more than adequate to cover the entire period and represent the concept completely. I'll be sure to pass on your opinion. Actually I won't. In fact, why don't you head over to their forums and tell them directly? I'm sure they'd be happy to hear from you. and the speed, fire control, sea-keeping, communication, turret a
  8. Students don't NEED to be gunned down by the army if they've been raised their whole lives to be indoctrinated into the system, and are now willing participants in their own repression. What your wife needs to understand is that on a fundamental level, Western society respects the value of the individual's right to do what they wish with their own life. Even if it's to the overall detriment to society at large. Foreigners I talk to play up the U.S.A.'s social problems as indicative of a flawed and failing society. That's because they are removed from the perspective that the massiv
  9. Well, if the government says it's for the greater good, who are we to question their motives? This is why people here in this thread criticize China. Because they largely accept a draconian reduction in their liberty and rights that would very quickly lead to an armed response among the citizenry here in the West. Well, in the few places people are still allowed to bear arms anyway. There is also the resulting to personal attacks driven by the fact you realize you're wasting your time arguing with someone who's as dumb as a brick. I'm just saying. There's not some 'ins
  10. I would have been shocked, but I lived in Florida for eight years. If you only knew how bad things really were...
  11. Exact same thing happened here. All of a sudden I'm seeing a lot of out-of-state license plates on cars. That's too bad, it's a fun video. It's got frogs in it. I don't much care for predictions. My intended point was that maybe we should all just simmah down a bit. I see the article in question says much the same thing. Every time I read an article about the internal British government procedures, I feel chills run down my spine. Thank goodness we got out of that horrible mess! Once upon a time, I was talking to a buddy of mine who is a rather
  12. Just because the commander can see it, doesn't mean the gunner can. If you use the Target command I bet you a million dollars it will say, "Reverse Slope, No Aim Point" or some other such inability. Most likely the Sherman has not spotted you, or has the same problem you do. Just move forward about 20 meters and this problem will solve itself. Maybe you ought to narrow down that Cover Armor Arc while you do.
  13. I know that, I was speaking facetiously. Something like 50% of our strategic toilet paper stockpile is going unused because it's all sitting in commercial offices and other places that are closed for business, or tied up in the aforementioned UPC barcode wars. Still rankles a bit my local supermarket has been hoarding toilet paper for the special "old people hours" they enforce every morning. By the time I'm allowed through the door, all the toilet paper is gone. If I hadn't stockpiled stuff back in December when I first became aware of the virus outbreak, I would have nothing now. The ne
  14. It's not the frogs, IT'S THE CHEMICALS IN THE WATER Like I said, it's really not funny, it's serious. They put chemicals in the water that turn frogs gay. It's real. It's actually happening. It's not fake. Now apologize to Alex Jones. He was right the whole time.
  15. I ignored all the political stuff in this thread because I knew commenting on it wouldn't do any good, the two sides are far too entrenched to listen to each other. However, @sburke YOU TAKE THAT BACK RIGHT NOW! I won't have my two favorite media personalities slandered by the likes of you. Now apologize to Alex Jones. Those frogs really DID turn gay! IT'S NOT FUNNY! No, really it's not. I'm serious.
  16. The naysayers are always right, until they're not. If millions had died, then the naysayers would have to eat some humble pie wouldn't they? The only thing I'm foggy about is where the toilet paper comes in, and why everyone bought all of it so quickly. WHAT ARE WE MISSING?! Call me a doubter then. The models published that showed millions of deaths were modeling the effects of the virus if no preventative actions were taken. These were used to induce the government to call for social distancing and to shut down the economy. They claimed there would come a poi
  17. The doomsayers are always right. Observe: >Millions of people WILL DIE unless we take these measures! Millions don't die. >Millions of people WOULD HAVE died if we hadn't taken these measures! The doomsayers are always right. Truth is, the real numbers of infected likely will not be known for some time, given this virus was spreading for weeks uncontrolled before any alarm was raised, and still spread uncontrolled for weeks while China assured everyone it's just a seasonal flu and there's no evidence of human to human transmission and masks most likely won't protect
  18. You'd have to ask the devs, but as I stated previously the idea was to cover the Dreadnought Race, which it does. The devil is not in the details, the details are in the details. It'd be a rather easy slaughter in a straight up slugfest. Period. Like sending the Colorado against the Yamato. It'd be fun for about ten minutes. Then the Colorado would sink with all hands. Get turned before the mast for cowardice then. Meanwhile, I'll be busy sinking your navy with MUH BIG GUNZ and MUH SPEED. Your example for measurement was a World of Warships style one-on-one
  19. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/world/europe/disinformation-china-eu-coronavirus.html I wonder if the real story will ever come out.
  20. Trouble is, the experts we rely on to give us our good information and plans seem to think the WHO is just amazing. Aside from that, all I gotta say is this thread didn't age well. Remember when this was a global pandemic that was gonna kill millions of people? Lame. I didn't even get to see any zombies, and I went out and bought some extra ammo too just in case.
  21. Yeah, but they were long gone by the time Rule the Waves starts. The invention of the quick-firing gun put an end to that. The fleet that went up the Dardanelles consisted mostly of old Pre-Dreadnoughts, which is why they were relegated to the Mediterranean theatre in the first place. They had no place in the main battle line of the channel fleet any longer. Rule the Waves lets you do something similar, by basing your obsolete units in other areas. Just because the Dreadnought race begins doesn't mean you just go and scrap your entire legacy fleet. My ships serve an entire 20 ye
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