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1930s army maneuvers
« on: April 16, 2012, 05:10:42 PM »
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Re: 1930s army maneuvers
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 06:33:48 PM »
Now that is the way to game with miniatures!   Now I need to find some friends willing to stay under the gaming cloth and move everything with magnets.  8)
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Re: 1930s army maneuvers
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 06:34:46 PM »
^Did that actually become real training technique? The scary thing for me is that my Grandfather joined the US Army only two years after that film was made. God knows what he trained with.
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Re: 1930s army maneuvers
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 07:36:06 AM »
Cool stuff. Thanks for posting that.

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Re: 1930s army maneuvers
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 07:55:23 AM »
Great job for a Private/Lance Corporal!!
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Re: 1930s army maneuvers
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 03:27:09 PM »
I just get mind-pictures of Blackadder goes forth - the scene with the general sweeping all the mini's away with a brush.
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