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 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Force Awakens - Done Right

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:10 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 327


I will admit that Kylo Ren is the one interesting character in the new movies. I actually kinda like him, once you get past the genocidal maniac and murdering his own Father issues...

But I'm still interested in seeing this take.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: favorite video of my favorite squadron...damn, I miss it

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:31 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 84


Nice.

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Force Awakens - Done Right

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:30 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 327


I like it, particularly since you are using a POD earlier then TLJ.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: New Member

 Post subject: Re: New Member
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:03 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 489


Howdy

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:41 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 95


The Rock is likable, has tremendous natural charisma/gravitas (Sorely lacking in almost all male actors nowadays) and is actually...competent as a actor. Basically he is Arnold Schwarzenegger if he could act. He is also careful enough not to piss off half the US audience with his politics. It was a ...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Force Awakens - Done Right

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:11 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 327


A good start, but honestly I'm having a hard time caring enough about the franchise at this point to care.

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Attack the Block, and Looper (SF films)

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:47 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 106


I liked Looper, in large part because the trailer did not give the entire movie away, a refreshing change.

Attack the Block can be enjoyed, but it depends on if you view movies in different weight classes, ie give it some credit for having a budget probably 1/100 of a typical Hollywood release.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: M26 Pershing:

 Post subject: Re: M26 Pershing:
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:46 pm 

Replies: 65
Views: 1901


Also noteworthy is that the US M10, M18 and M36 always had very limited ammo capacities. Now you could argue they only needed to carry AP, but in practice they shot a lot more HE then AP and when all is said and done often operated like nerfed tanks. There is a mention in either Hunnicutt or one of ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: M26 Pershing:

 Post subject: Re: M26 Pershing:
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:40 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 1901


Slightly different perspective, from Zaloga's Armored Thunderbolt. US and UK tank losses. 54% Enemy Gunfire, no breakdown regarding AT guns, SPG, Panzerjager or Tank. For ETO alone this was 47.7% 1944 and 50.9% 1945 20% Mines 13% Non combat breakdowns 7.5% Anti tank rockets (Panzerfaust and Panzersc...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: And you thought "gender science" couldn't get any worse

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:15 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 386


One thing I've learned the hard way about life....

Things can always get worse. You have never hit rock bottom.

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The Chieftain's Book: Can Openers Review

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:45 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 112


Wanted to add that at least some (As in maybe 50 or so) of the pictures were produced in much lower quality then intended, they are checking into what can be done about it, (Probably a digital copy)

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The Chieftain's Book: Can Openers Review

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:11 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 112


Nicholas Moran, of Chieftain's Hatch fame has written a Hunnicutt style book on United States Gun Motor Carriages (Tank destroyers.) Here is my review (Link to the World of tanks forum where he describes it is below. Unfortunately, this has not sold anywhere near the level of the reprint of Hunnicut...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Happy New Year

 Post subject: Re: Happy New Year
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:30 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 173


I set off one illegal firework in honor of the new year here in Colorado. ( getting illegal fireworks is easy, it's the first exit to Wyoming and it has all the illegal fireworks you would ever need.) Freezing here as well. Happy New Year.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Sad day for the Westover family

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:16 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 396


Sorry to hear that. My condolences

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: USN changes ratings training system

Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:10 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 351


This sounds like doubling down on stupid to me. We need to go back to traditions (Real traditions, like Cold War/WWII ones) not redraw them

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Reduced Standards

 Post subject: Re: Reduced Standards
Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:28 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 284


We all knew this would happen. On the upside, at the age of 41 with bad knees and a bit of a beer gut, Looks like I could be a Green Beret myself...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Lindybeige and The Chieftain ramble over a Churchill tank

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:05 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 246


Well, they managed to make a tank with great armor, fair firepower and remarkable terrain crossing performance while keeping the weight reasonably logistically friendly. Something had to go, Crew ergonomics/turret diameter appear to be what was giving up.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Lindybeige and The Chieftain ramble over a Churchill tank

Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:57 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 246


Interesting contrast between a professional soldier and an armchair enthusiast. (Incidentally, I never knew Lindybeige was that tall...) I have more respect then ever for British tankers, granted they tended to be smaller back then...Imagine how cramped this turret would be with a 3rd person in it. ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Merry Christmas

 Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas
Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:04 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 539


Craig, the original Die Hard is always a great Christmas movie.

Merry Christmas everyone.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Inside the Chieftain's Hatch: SOMUA S35

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:35 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 148


One of the best French tanks of early WWII. Chieftain does a excellent job as always. Crew ergonomics were somewhat better then earlier tanks, although I would still rate them as horrible. (I can't help but wonder if abandoning the turret would have been a good idea for these one man turret tanks, v...
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