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  1. Sorry to hear the bottom finally fell out of the old bucket you keep down the well. In your personal experience, which is the one to jump on?
  2. I wouldn't describe myself as logorrheic, but the term may apply to some within The Pool. Congrats, by the way, on a post count which nears Doroshian magnitudes. If you've got a hoop, I found a nice stick laying out back. I'll bow to your experience in such archaic matters as to how to make it two player.
  3. For years now, I have traveled the West, hither and yon, perpetrating untoward acts upon the landscape to provide natural resources for the country and the world. North Texas, west Texas, east Texas, High Plains, Big Sky, and Panhandle...more Texas than your body has room for. At one point I thought I could write country music lyrics. Road-wearied, I found myself digging through a box in the corner of a closet in a two bit town in a dust-driven state. There was nothing new inside of this box. Some might say relics were unearthed. CMBO! CMBB! CMAK! Would some PBEM fill the time during whistle stops in drought afflicted boomtowns? It probably wouldn't not do that. Boo Radley! He who thinks chipping one stone upon another is the highest form of technology achievable. Still in Ohio, the Cuba Gooding Jr. of Midwestern states? Send me a CMx1 turn, if you can wrench up enough courage to be badly beaten yet again. Make it angry, unyielding. ng_cavscout! I hate to steal your thunder. Still in Wisconsin, the Cuba Gooding Sr. of Midwestern states? I desire a setup which is gritty, stern. Emrys! I still don't know what your angle is. If there are others who wish a CMx1 donnybrook, I would delight in weakly insulting you in your turn. I've no fear of the unknown. I've long since become accustomed to the unfamiliar as familiar, and Oklahoma is a piss poor substitute for home.
  4. stoat

    The Pacific series MG question

    The Marines landing on Guadalcanal were largely armed with Springfields and Reising SMG's and not the Garands and Thompsons we more commonly associate with American involvement in WWII. Marine battalions contained a weapons company in addition to three infantry companies, and water cooled 1917s were prevalent on Guadalcanal. I haven't seen more than a few snippets of The Pacific, but my understanding of its premise is that it follows a few well-known Marines like Leckie and Basilone. Basilone earned his MoH while commanding two sections of M1917 machine guns. The writers got this one right.
  5. I'm 39 and a half. The back hair is thickening nicely.
  6. stoat

    Election fraud in Canada!!??!!

    So Americans aren't the only ones disenfranchised with this democracy garbage? I, for one, welcome the postapocalyptic thunderdome-ocracy, and the wanton destruction of thecontemporary political assemblage for which it stands.
  7. stoat

    wut wtf!? I am an Assburger?

    Not to distract from the serious nature of this thread, but my impression of women in the engineering field is that they are either dunderheads who enjoy the title more than the work, while those of actual intelligence are too smart to want anything to do with their male counterparts. I'll take the guy from environmental detailing how his plume modeling algorithm compensates for ground reflection given a specified adiabatic lapse rate over the woman from primary systems talking about how intuitive her ****ing cat is.* *stories are adapted from The Real Life and Times of Stoat: How Mythos and Masculinity Shape our Small Worlds in a Time of Energy Uncertainty available in your local bookstore in the "outgoing trash" section.
  8. I find it hard to believe that you wouldn't have found it acceptable to do away with the guests altogether and turn the podcasts into hours-long sessions of you reading minutiae regarding parliamentary procedure. Then you'd retreat to your darkened study, and listen to your own droning voice fill the dim space. What could make the Justicar happier than that
  9. stoat

    question on aa

    None of the halftracks with rear-facing AA cannon can fire in a forward direction. However, the gun mounts will swivel through perhaps 315 degrees, with the remaining 45 centered on the cab. The halftrack will also maneuver in place to allow you to get a shot off in almost all situations. Place it however you like, and you should still reap the benefits. Mobile AAA assets, including Wirbelwinds, are generally light skinned. I would recommend keeping them within 500 meters of your armor, but out of the line of enemy fire. You don't want to lose your AAA to a few bursts of long range MMG fire. In addition, if you know your opponent is going to use aircraft, keep your vehicles well spread out. As Erwin noted, you want more than one AAA asset to actually have a chance of hitting the attacking aircraft, but if you want to save points, only get the one and keep it segregated. There are no guarantees here, but it seems that aircraft target AAA vehicles, then armored vehicles, then exposed guns, and lastly infantry. Planes are not a cheap purchase in QBs, and if you can trade a 7/1 for a pair of 1000 lb. bombs, you've come out ahead. Placing AAA assets in terrain will limit their ability to fire on incoming aircraft. I wouldn't put them in anything more enclosing than a patch of scattered trees. Also, while I don't have statistics to back it up, it does seem that placing units in a triangle increases their rate of success. To achieve this effect, one should consider that vehicles with AA MGs will also fire at aircraft. many of the other halftracks (250's, 251's) and most armored vehicles will add an MG to your AA curtain. In my own estimation, quad 20mm is the most effective German AA weapon, followed by 37mm, followed by the single 20mm. MGs are least effective, but if you have a lot, you can occasionally get lucky.
  10. I see the geezers are still playing shuffleboard in the usual place. I guess someone has to keep ex-lax in business. Merry gentle laxative action, one and all!
  11. Sure, let's pick on the young and virile individuals who are out enjoying life for not maintaining a constant vigilance over this board, whereas the innumerable old timers who fill their time giving voice to these small shouts in an attempt to convince themselves that this is not, in fact, the long decline ... go blameless. Also, I'm not from Chicago. The clergy in these parts restrict their molestations to varying forms of livestock, as the good Lord intended.
  12. I am now of sufficient age that I am no longer on all of the Congressional lewd photo texting lists.
  13. This second page neighborhood seems nice and gentrified. How are the schools?
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