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  1. Glad to hear it Ridaz 😊
  2. Ridaz, I hope you keep having fun. One thing I did when I started was to give myself an edge in some of the battles. It's very easy to add units to an existing scenario, usually by just adding some pieces of units that were not turned on. Note you might need to go to 'deploy' in editor to make sure then are where you want them. Be sure to save the game to a modified name, because later you might want to go back and fight the original battle, as I have now done often. It helped me enjoy battles a bit more while I was learning, since I could have a better chance of success despite my lack of skill.
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    Barbarossa

    I second that, 76mm. Now that we have so much more data from the Soviet side, things look a lot different. Post-1941, I do not see how Germans could've won ('won' meaning topple Soviet regime and all eliminate all large-scale organized resistance). Germans were still very powerful, but could they actually end the war w/o negotiated settlement? Negotiated settlement in the east was certainly what US & Brits feared,perhaps more than anything else.
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    What I'm watchin

    Thanks for the tips, Gundolf, I've been looking for some good new stuff. I really liked Peaky Blinders on Netflix. Birmingham after WW1, some brothers return from war and decide to make better criminals of themselves than they were before. Cillian Murphy is brilliant as the top dog brother, supporting cast also fantastic, as is the writing, sets, etc
  5. SBURKE, thanks you saved me a lot of typing. 😊 We get to make specific choices about who we honor & for what. That doesn't mean we have to destroy every statue every made. That doesn't mean that just because some folks don't like someone that we do this. It's a specific choice for a specific case. And Robert E Lee is only honored for doing the wrong thing. I admire Lee greatly as a military leader. I admire Rommel and many other German generals. But their only claim to fame is fighting rather well for a cause that was downright wrong and being complicit in that wrong cause.
  6. Erwin, very good point. Very good indeed. I guess along with the question of "why is this person honored with a statue?" it must also be asked "and why does this person wish to remove it?"
  7. Completely agree. It's just that historical scholarship requires no public statues. I am not condemning Lee, nor soldiers that fought in the south. I do not condemn soldiers doing what they perceive to be their duty, they are caught up in larger tides than themselves. I don't want to tread any farther into a subject that could get folks upset. Meanwhile, I am quite stuck in Stoumont and my troops really do require my attention so I should go do that. With the poor progress and losses inflicted on me so far by the Americans I can be quite sure I'll never see a statue for my military prowess.
  8. Good Heavens SBurke, but how I do prattle on. Yes, you are right. I'll shut up.
  9. Removing confederate statues has been contentious. But we have to ask why were we honoring these men? One could say that Jefferson and Washington were slavers but we honor them for what they did despite being slavers. When we honor Gen Lee, we honor him ONLY for fighting to uphold slavery. There's no other notable thing he ever that would merit a public statue. And if one's ancestors were slaves and if Lee had his way more generationswould have been slaves, it is unconscionable that these statues should be tolerated. It's like putting up statues of the foremost torries from the American Revolution -- worse, actually for descendents of slaves, which make up over 10% of the population in once-confederate states. So unless one has a reason to honor the Lee & friends OTHER than trying to keep folks enslaved, they might actually have a case for a statue.
  10. adding to Nik-Mond's earlier post: worst riots in american history were the 1863 draft riots, New York City. (mainly) Irish NY men did not want to go fight in the war they didn't want and feared freeing slaves would cause more competition for their already meager jobs. South succeeded based on North's antipathy toward slavery, and the election of Lincoln was considered the final straw in that ongoing argument. And no, Lincoln did NOT engage fighting with the south to free all the slaves. He fought to preserve the union, meaning the United States of America. We have a letter written by Lincoln that he would very much end the war WITHOUT ending slavery if he could, then slavery fight could go back to being legislative bickering to be settled at some future time. As Nik-Mond said, after Gettysburg, Lincoln made ending slavery an absolute outcome of the war.
  11. worst riots in american history were the July 1863 draft riots, New York City. (mainly) Irish NY men did not want to go fight in the war they didn't want and feared freeing slaves would cause more competition for their already meager jobs. South succeeded based on North's antipathy toward slavery, and the election of Lincoln was considered the final straw in that ongoing argument. And no, Lincoln did NOT engage fighting with the south to free all the slaves. He fought to preserve the union, meaning the United States of America (always odd when I see a vehicle w a confederate and a US flag on the same bumper). We have a letter written by Lincoln that he would very much end the war WITHOUT ending slavery if he could, then slavery fight could go back to being legislative bickering to be settled at some future time. As Nik-Mond said, after Gettysburg, Lincoln made ending slavery an absolute outcome of the war. Civil war is complex but it was all driven by the slavery issue -- the south was economically addicted to it and the north was against it. For decades there had been a vicious legislative and propaganda war going on. Any given soldier had own reason for fighting - duty, patriotism, profit, coercion, but slavery was the cause of the war. Look at the memoirs of Germans who were fighting in Normandy for a "united europe", not understanding why US/Brits wouldn't just join them in this altruistic quest. That's the power of brainwashing via propaganda -- actually pretty impressive job of it I must admit. Yes, have sidetracked this thread. Going back to russia, I am not a Stalin fan but I sure like playing Red Thunder as the Russians. every soldier has his own reasons.
  12. Nik Mond -- all our wars have nationalist mythology springing out of them. I hadn't thought about civil war when I said that. In what way do you see the textbook history subjective? I know there's a whole world of mythology trying to say the war was not about slavery, which doesn't even pass the laugh test (not that it's funny that such propaganda still lives). Everyone at the time, including some of the state constitutions, clearly state that it was all about slavery. Later some clever marketing types rebranded it as some ridiculous "war of northern aggression" and that it was about "states' rights". Yes, states' rights to do what? Make coffee? have state fairs? No, state rights to enslave human beings and treat them as property, with rights equal to farm animals (meaning none). The nearly 100 years of oppression & Jim Crow to follow rather put the lie to the whole thing rather emphatically I would think.
  13. Oh my, now mention of MacArthur. I dislike him more than almost any american I can think of. Wouldn't have N Korea mess at all if he hadn't thrown away a perfectly wonderful victory.
  14. Whoa, Sorry, My Dear Sublime, didn't mean to start a firestorm with that. When I wrote it I was merely thinking of some of the misbegotten beliefs that many in my beloved USA hold about some of our past wars. Nothing to do w Trump or anything current. I was thinking more of so many americans thinking US nearly alone won WW2, which you mention above. So many americans that still don't understand that Vietnam was a 'bright, shining lie' even after all we now know about Gulf of Tonkin, pentagon papers, etc. So much history colored by nationalism, which is bad because it leads to making mistakes in the future.
  15. Very interesting. Thank goodness that here in the US we would never allow such self-serving nationalist propaganda to flourish. Oh, wait.....
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