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Bud Backer last won the day on April 27

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About Bud Backer

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    Micro-Battles Comic Writer Beta Tester

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    Ontario, Canada
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    WW II, History, Photography, other things. Fiction writer.


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    United Provinces of Canuckistan

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  1. Bud Backer

    First Russia, now China?

    It's Korean. Something about baseball games. Guess someone is a huge enthusiast!
  2. Bud Backer

    CMSF 1 free

    Do you find any reason to play it if it’s free? Would it be in any way entertaining? That’s called having value. Seems to me reasonable to expect to pay for something of value.
  3. Bud Backer

    Which to Buy?

    ^^^This. And sometimes something truly magical happens in the field and I need to see it ten times to actually believe it.
  4. Bud Backer

    For Fans of the Roman Legions

    I particularly enjoyed The Fall of Carthage (also published as The Punic Wars), https://www.amazon.com/Fall-Carthage-265-146BC-Military-Paperbacks/dp/0304366420/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0304366420&pd_rd_r=f0131d88-aabf-11e8-861c-cd06ea1130b1&pd_rd_w=kk21w&pd_rd_wg=3sVD6&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=a180fdfb-b54e-4904-85ba-d852197d6c09&pf_rd_r=03XPZ14XC8H7V48ER60S&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=03XPZ14XC8H7V48ER60S and Cannae, https://www.amazon.com/Cannae-Hannibals-Greatest-Victory-Phoenix/dp/0753822598/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535460115&sr=8-1&keywords=Cannae+goldsworthy Caesar is a good read though I think it needs a gentle hand by an editor. Nothing that impedes the reader from thoroughly enjoying it, however, https://www.amazon.com/Caesar-Life-Colossus-Adrian-Goldsworthy/dp/0300126891/ref=pd_sbs_14_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0300126891&pd_rd_r=f0131d88-aabf-11e8-861c-cd06ea1130b1&pd_rd_w=bO30Y&pd_rd_wg=3sVD6&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=0bb14103-7f67-4c21-9b0b-31f42dc047e7&pf_rd_r=03XPZ14XC8H7V48ER60S&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=03XPZ14XC8H7V48ER60S and The Complete Roman Army is a pleasant popular reference book: https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Roman-Army/dp/0500288992/ref=pd_sbs_14_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0500288992&pd_rd_r=f0131d88-aabf-11e8-861c-cd06ea1130b1&pd_rd_w=bO30Y&pd_rd_wg=3sVD6&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=0bb14103-7f67-4c21-9b0b-31f42dc047e7&pf_rd_r=03XPZ14XC8H7V48ER60S&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=03XPZ14XC8H7V48ER60S I have to make time to read Anthony & Cleopatra, as Anthony’s life is of more than passing interest to me. And Goldsworthy’s written plenty of other interesting works.
  5. Bud Backer

    For Fans of the Roman Legions

    I can’t get enough of Goldsworthy’s writing, though I’ve only read his non-fiction. I’ll have a look at these fiction novels you mentioned. I see they’re available on iBooks.
  6. Congratulations, Ian! You did very well!
  7. It’s painful to take constant losses for no gains in position, materiel, or intelligence. It’s unfortunate to see this educational and entertaining AAR end prematurely but I can see how there really isn’t a lot of joy in it for you. Thanks for all the effort, Bil. I look forward to your next one.
  8. Bud Backer

    RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Except the 116th Field Welding regiment!
  9. Yes, but anytime you’re whittling down enemy armour with no trade off on your part is pretty exiting.
  10. Some pretty exciting action going on here! I didn’t expect tank-on-tank so quickly. Those Leopards have great sightlines. Well done!
  11. Nice showing C2 information flow. I like that; great idea.
  12. Agreed. The terrain is too open for this with the forces available.
  13. I dint want to derail Bil’s thread but if I follow the commentary above it would seem to me a requirement is substantially numerically superior forces, at least in an isolated locale. That may be tricky here.
  14. Haha! Not a chance. WW2 stuff I know quite well, but this.. this is a mystery wrapped in an enigma told as a riddle. I had to look this up for my own sake earlier today as I can’t tell the damned things apart to save my life! It just came in handy now, when it was brought up here.