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Current Events / Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Last post by ArizonaTank on Today at 10:32:02 AM »



I am guessing that Ukraine wins this one after a long bloody fight. The Russians will have to retreat to the other side of the Dnipro.

But then the Ukrainians are going to have the flip-side of the problem when they want to go beyond Kherson.

The Dnipro is a very substantial river. Here is a Google street view from 2017 looking across from the Kherson side. This location is about 1/4 mile from the Russian pontoon ferry called out on Star's map.

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.673051,32.7626711,3a,75y,168.7h,80.65t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipO1p-zVStYY5XU7FjePhtyvEBPTaZS_bXvFEpUk!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipO1p-zVStYY5XU7FjePhtyvEBPTaZS_bXvFEpUk%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya265.64667-ro0-fo100!7i6144!8i3072
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Computer Gaming / Re: Wings of Glory
« Last post by ArizonaTank on Today at 10:08:06 AM »
Don't forget the Avalon Hill/Big Time Software titles from the 90's:

Achtung Spitfire, Flight commander 1&2, and Over the Reich.

https://www.mobygames.com/company/big-time-software-inc

Yes, I remember liking those. But really can't remember the gameplay well now.
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Computer Gaming / Re: Wings of Glory
« Last post by Staggerwing on Today at 09:37:23 AM »
Don't forget the Avalon Hill/Big Time Software titles from the 90's:

Achtung Spitfire, Flight commander 1&2, and Over the Reich.

https://www.mobygames.com/company/big-time-software-inc
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Very interesting story.

That Metro article is in serious need of a new editor/fact checker though (or less autocorrect):

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The shattered vessel has been lying marooned in the depths since it was struck in 1917 by a German submarine missile killing 66 of its 110-strong crew.

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The 44 sailors who survived used onboard emergency rafts with the strike so horrific the German U-boat commander who hit them took two maimed British sailboards onto his submarine and radioed the allies coordinates so the rest could be rescued.

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Computer Gaming / Re: Wings of Glory
« Last post by ArizonaTank on Today at 08:53:22 AM »
The actual minis game is great.  This app doesn't look too good though.

Turn based air combat games on the PC are hit and miss...

The Lordz "Check your Six" was a disaster.... 
The old "Blue Max" game from the '90s (recently put back up on Steam and available) was tolerable...
Slitherine's Warhammer Flight Command is only mildly entertaining...

The only turn-based air combat games that I really liked were

"Sid Meier's Ace Patrol" and "Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies". Both of these are a hoot but unfortunately don't run on my current rig...






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Current Events / Re: Kharma at its best
« Last post by al_infierno on Today at 12:24:30 AM »
Those kitties ate like kings!
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Current Events / Kharma at its best
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on Yesterday at 11:11:17 PM »
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Current Events / Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on Yesterday at 11:05:34 PM »
people complained that Red Storm Rising was optimistic.
turns out it was the very very very worst case scenario.  <:-)
Frisbee's motherfucker!
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Current Events / Re: Russia's War Against Ukraine
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on Yesterday at 11:01:42 PM »
at this point nothing will convince me that in the 80's they wouldn't have gotten the living shit kicked out them.
there's honestly a weird part of me that can't let go of this fight needing to happen.
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