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Enigmas of the Mystical / Re: More Pix For A Laugh
« Last post by mirth on Today at 04:33:43 AM »
Computer Wargaming / Re: Bomber Crew
« Last post by W8taminute on Today at 04:32:07 AM »
I think that 4-engined plane with the fancy engine cowlings was the 4-engined cross between a P-38 Lightning and a P-40 Warhawk:  It's the P-78 Flying Tiger!!

I wonder if it'll be derivative of FTL, except flying over Germany?  I read an interesting analysis of WW II that suggested the Allied Strategic Bombing command did not have a major effect on German industrial output.  Rather than being a historical account of the economics of WW II, it was basically an economics textbook about WW II, but it was copiously researched and documented.

The author wasn't saying that the strategic bombing campaign was a waste of time.  That was outside the scope of his work.  He was just saying that, through massive inventories and widespread substitution, strategic bombing did very little to keep the Germans from running their economy full-steam until near the end of the war.  The one exception he identified was aviation fuel.

I've heard a lot of arguments on both sides of the equation on whether the SW campaign was worth it or not.   If you look at the Normandy landings and the situation on the eastern front during that same period you'll see that the Germans had little to no air power in the form of fighter protection.  By that time most of the fighters they did have were reserved for defending against the allied bombing attacks.  That and the fact that Hitler insisted on putting production priority on bombers rather than fighters.
Computer Wargaming / Re: Share your Screenshots!
« Last post by Tuna on Today at 04:28:13 AM »
What game is the Pirate Junk?
Computer Wargaming / Re: Share your Screenshots!
« Last post by W8taminute on Today at 04:23:04 AM »
@Sir Slash

Wow you assembled a huge army there.  I don't think I've ever built a single stack greater than 25,000.  Good job.


Seems like that game has come a long way since I first saw it in a let's play video.  Are you able to customize your characters' appearance?
Weather here is supposed to be just about perfect for the next 4-5 days. Highs in the 70s, lows in the 50s.

55 this morning. Left all the windows open overnight. Feels like fall.
Computer Wargaming / Re: Share your Screenshots!
« Last post by jomni on Today at 04:03:24 AM »
Preparing the (pirate) junk for battle.

Restocking ammo.

Repairing damage.

Shooting at the Navy galleon.

Chasing the Navy galleon.

In another battle.   Working the cannon below deck (Navy Galleon).

Computer Wargaming / Re: Run for your FRIDAY with me
« Last post by Hofstadter on Today at 02:58:38 AM »
I got an itch to play Total war atilla.

I went through the belisarius campaign without once having to fight an actual battle.

Little bit sad....
Computer Wargaming / Re: Game where you can use your calculus skills
« Last post by mirth on Today at 02:18:14 AM »
^I thought that was algebra. Or is that the stuff in ponds?
Applying calculus is integral to solving the later puzzles in the game.
That statement brings me to the limit of my patience!
I was just being derivative of some of the other threads we've had on this board...

It was a radical expression.
Religion, Politics, and Flame Wars / Re: Removing of Statues
« Last post by MikeGER on Today at 12:43:38 AM »
there is a Salomonic solution to the spreading new problem of suddenly 'hate statues':
(an artificial problem, that was just invented to stir the pot further. ...and now also as a kind of political retaliation strike after Charlottesville.)

Executive orders:
1- Any statue can only be removed (and stored! not destroyed) after so many years will have past since the statue has been erected!

So for an example: If a given statue has been there for maybe 73 years without any problem since now, it can not be removed before another 73 had past, after the resolution to store it has been signed.
This action is based on respect to those generations who erected the statue and also all those in the time past for whom the given monument was a natural part of their life and a brace for good memories bound to the spot
(like first date meeting point, late granddad and grandchild last stroll,...  those non-political personal memories)   
2- The party who filed for the removal is free to place a up to 2x1ft bronze plate in the floor next to the statuette, with a new 'explaining text' of their 'contemporary historic view' and the planed date of removal.   
Computer Wargaming / Re: Bomber Crew
« Last post by FarAway Sooner on Today at 12:13:42 AM »
I'm kinda sad it's not a P-78.

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