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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #390 on: September 27, 2020, 03:17:12 PM »
Day 1 buy for me.  Highly anticipated.

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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #391 on: September 28, 2020, 07:52:06 AM »
Day minus-50 preorder for me!  :D
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #392 on: October 02, 2020, 05:28:25 PM »
The wait is becoming positively unbearable  :o
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #393 on: October 02, 2020, 11:01:16 PM »
Well, thanks but there is still much to endure I am afraid - and I am the first victim  :coolsmiley:

In the meantime, a great video just came out, and better than anything will explain why I absolutely want to make a box edition for TFA. It is well-done, except for the part that makes us feel old, of course  #:-)


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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #394 on: October 03, 2020, 05:55:26 AM »
Well, thanks but there is still much to endure I am afraid - and I am the first victim  :coolsmiley:

In the meantime, a great video just came out, and better than anything will explain why I absolutely want to make a box edition for TFA. It is well-done, except for the part that makes us feel old, of course  #:-)


I have always thought that a cross-over between history books and wargames would be interesting. Personally I try to read history books depicting what I currently play in a wargame. History becomes a vehicle to better understand the game and the game becomes more immersive and interesting. And it works the other way around as well, that I understand why history played out the way it did when I come across decisions having to be made in the game and how it plays out.
A boxed set of the game with a manual one part history book and one part manual would be awesome. Sadly in the age of digital distribution it might be a hard sell, but maybe something that can be Kickstarted?
I'm old enough to miss the old days of boxed games with great artwork and the sensation of opening the manual for the first time. Most times on my way home after buying the game and eager to get started - the manual hightened the anticipation of getting into the game.

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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #395 on: October 03, 2020, 08:12:19 AM »
Well, thanks but there is still much to endure I am afraid - and I am the first victim  :coolsmiley:

In the meantime, a great video just came out, and better than anything will explain why I absolutely want to make a box edition for TFA. It is well-done, except for the part that makes us feel old, of course  #:-)



Never knew I wanted to watch a video on pc packaging.  :)


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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #396 on: October 04, 2020, 09:20:53 PM »
For our generation, manuals were the  computer game equivalent of foreplay.

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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #397 on: October 04, 2020, 09:41:49 PM »
I can remember the first time I got to, 'Second Base' with a manual.  :dreamer:
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #398 on: October 05, 2020, 09:33:15 AM »
For our generation, manuals were the  computer game equivalent of foreplay.
And now foreplay consists of "downloading...downloading...downloading......."

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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #399 on: October 05, 2020, 01:19:22 PM »
Use, 'protection' young man.  :timeout:
"Take a look at that". Sgt. Wilkerson-- CMBN. His last words after spotting a German tank on the other side of a hedgerow.

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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #400 on: October 05, 2020, 01:56:36 PM »
You guys couldn't get laid even if you were carpet.

If by some small chance you did, (with a WOMAN!) you probably instantly asked her to marry you.
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #401 on: October 05, 2020, 03:27:20 PM »
Faraway that is some awesome quotable stuff up there.
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #402 on: October 05, 2020, 03:47:16 PM »
I've laid more skinny manuals on my desk than I can count on two hands.   :coolsmiley:
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If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #403 on: October 05, 2020, 08:54:03 PM »
I like the ones that have all the big tables in the back.  ^-^     I'm not into large glossaries.
"Take a look at that". Sgt. Wilkerson-- CMBN. His last words after spotting a German tank on the other side of a hedgerow.

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Re: Introducing TASK FORCE ADMIRAL Vol.1: American Carrier Battles
« Reply #404 on: October 05, 2020, 09:57:25 PM »
Different strokes for different folks, as they say.  👉😎👉
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
- MengJiao