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LongLeftFlank last won the day on February 18 2019

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  1. Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring Another Half a Pint (there's some kind of foliage back there)
  2. Interesting offroad tires on the ammo carrier (?) there.
  3. Ah ha, just as expected, the Lord Protector is now caught in a subtle schoolmanly dodge! worthy of his august grandsire (who looks strangely like Rumpole of the Bailey, but isn't so nice). THE ARGUMENT 1. You didn't explicitly say the images had to be still photos. And is not a film, by definition, really just a collection of still images? 2. You haven't debarred newsreel stills, nor recoloured photos, nor heavily staged non-combat shots (e.g. the OP photo is clearly some REMFers tough guying over a kid someone else killed). 3. So now we reach the crux of my Clever Kn
  4. OK, totally pushing all boundaries and loopholes here, but desperate times demand desperate measures, and the truth must be attended by a bodyguard of lies! 1. Sing, Sing, Sing by Lou Prima 2. As Time Goes By, by Herman Hupfeld 3. Lili Marlene, by Norbert Schultze
  5. Hmm, Puritans aren't keen on participation trophies, are they? All those sumptuary laws and whatnot. Bugger....
  6. Lucille Bogan, 'Til the Cows Come Home' (1935). I didn't provide a link to the song, whose lyrics are extremely NSFW.
  7. For me, ditto on the above: there's really no point in tactical wargames in the era of CM. The only hex and counter games I play any more are operational command level: VG's Vietnam 1965-1975 and AH 1776 (which I actually pulled out and played solo a few months back). Everything else is multiplayer strategy games which non wargamers can be occasionally talked into playing socially: AH Amoeba Wars, KingMaker, Diplomacy, and the TSR classic Divine Right. All my tactical games are in the attic.
  8. How Not to be Seen Mr. Neasbitt has learned the first lesson in How Not to be Seen.... This will definitely take its place in my CMBN mod set, fantastic!
  9. Ha, and here is JasonC in classic form over at BGG, "racking and stacking" a thesis on the Roman debacle at Cannae.
  10. Erich Koch et al. slapping the bread and salt out of villagers' hands didn't help, certainly. But once Soviet authority was removed, all kinds of local warlords and opportunists were going to pop up to fill the vacuum, no matter how enlightened the Germans chose to be. The Reichskommissars had their orders to squeeze the Ostland dry, and were too racist and ignorant to understand that they needed to cut deals with a subset of these folks and play them off against each other, instead of treating them like dimwitted cattle (stűcke). But Nazis gonna Nazi....
  11. But that kind of very 'micro' technical topic is actually where "His JasonC" was at his weakest, and often made enemies here when challenged by insisting his Word be taken on faith, usually without troubling to cite sources. He has a extraordinary macroeconomic mind (Chicago school, works in very big brain OR), and so he was at his best in macro 'rack and stack' types of evaluations of men against fire over time, IMHO. Hence, tactics, operations and strategy. And at no time did I ever get a sense of him regurgitating Osprey books.
  12. Par for the course in irregular warfare, right up to the present day! And frankly, it's the norm for most regular armies as well. Kelly's Heroes and Major Minderbinder aren't entirely fictional.
  13. Yes, @JasonC left here of his own volition around 2015. He still posts regularly on a variety of boardgames and historical topics over at BGG. I don't recall him citing Zaloga much, but a great deal of Glantz. I got a lot of value from his stuff personally, although I've been at the pointy end of his lovable manner too. But then, I'm also married to a know-it-all, so that all doesn't bother me so much.
  14. Yup, pretty much the same reason I haven't bought CMSF2 or anything else new. I'd be deeply depressed trying to replay JOKER THREE with Marines constantly Keystone Kopsing around the complex streetscapes of Ramadi. When fellow realism junkies like @RockinHarry or @Kaunitz say it's safe to break 3.0 quarantine, I will. Not before then. Men under fire, even panicked, should get their arses down and stay put *by default*, unless they're in the middle of a runway or something. I'd sooner see them 'grow' some microterrain not previously rendered, or even sink into the terrain mesh to reflect
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