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Reply #780 on: June 08, 2023, 07:07:48 PM
In 66 AD, Jewish zealots storm the fortress Antonia in Jerusalem.  This begins the Great Revolt.

Had to dig for this one:

The Jewish War

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Reply #781 on: June 08, 2023, 09:55:13 PM
Very nice.

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #782 on: June 08, 2023, 11:01:18 PM
One of my favorite scenarios from the old AGEOD game, Alea Jacta Est. And damned challenging too.

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Reply #783 on: June 09, 2023, 04:39:04 PM
1625.  Sara Rapolje, daughter of Joris and Catalna, is first European child born in Nieuw Amsterdam, on the island of Manhattan.
1864.  The First Tennessee cavalry is surprised at Roswell, Ga.  A Confederate patrol catches them bathing in the Chatahoochie river.  They drive off the patrol by conducting a cavalry charge while stark naked.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #784 on: June 09, 2023, 11:53:07 PM
Thus earning the First Tennessee their unit motto, "A Weapon In Each Hand".  :whistle:

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Reply #785 on: June 10, 2023, 08:53:01 AM
1900, 30,000 Chinese Boxers and Imperial troops be siege Peking.  Among the foreigners is an American civil engineer, future President Herbert Hoover.  Although a pacifist, he organizes supplies, designs and builds fortifications, and is responsible for the water supply.  This requires him to slip through the Chinese lines at great risk.  His wife served as a volunteer nurse. She carried a pistol, just in case.
1918, Luigi Rizzo, Italian torpedo boat commander, gets his second battleship, Szent Istvan.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5pSiCjfhUUw&pp=ygUUc3plbnQgaXN0dmFuIHNpbmtpbmc%3D

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Reply #786 on: June 10, 2023, 11:01:53 AM
1900, 30,000 Chinese Boxers and Imperial troops be siege Peking.  Among the foreigners is an American civil engineer, future President Herbert Hoover.  Although a pacifist, he organizes supplies, designs and builds fortifications, and is responsible for the water supply.  This requires him to slip through the Chinese lines at great risk.  His wife served as a volunteer nurse. She carried a pistol, just in case.

bbmike has a good idea, so here's my suggested game for the Boxer Rebellion: Keep Up The Fire!: The Boxer Rebellion (2011)



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Reply #787 on: June 11, 2023, 05:59:59 PM
In 1903, King Alexander Obronovic of Serbia, 26, and his wife Queen Draga, 38, are assassinated by "The Black Hand" Serbian nationalists.
1939, President Roosevelt serves hot dogs and beer to George and Elizabeth Windsor.

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Reply #788 on: June 12, 2023, 10:04:28 AM
1900, 30,000 Chinese Boxers and Imperial troops be siege Peking.  Among the foreigners is an American civil engineer, future President Herbert Hoover.  Although a pacifist, he organizes supplies, designs and builds fortifications, and is responsible for the water supply.  This requires him to slip through the Chinese lines at great risk.  His wife served as a volunteer nurse. She carried a pistol, just in case.

bbmike has a good idea, so here's my suggested game for the Boxer Rebellion: Keep Up The Fire!: The Boxer Rebellion (2011)

 :applause:
I was hoping others would join in and make suggestions.

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Reply #789 on: June 12, 2023, 10:29:31 AM
456 BC.  Herodotus begins public readings of his "Histories" in Athens. (The twelfth of Hekatombaion.)
1365.  Edward III finds that his subjects enjoy football more than archery practice.  He bans football.

Mike, I enjoy your choices a lot.  If others aren't interested, that's their loss.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #790 on: June 13, 2023, 09:50:37 AM
1941, the intelligence report on the British raid on Taranto is received in Honolulu.  Pacific Fleet admiral Kimmel is briefed and gets a copy.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #791 on: June 14, 2023, 11:09:35 AM
1744.  Admiral Anson returns to England after circumnavigation the world.  Losing three ships and 80% of his crews, he brought prize worth 1.6 million pounds.  Perhaps 2.5 billion dollars today.

1800 Napoleon fights the battle of Marengo.
1807 Napoleon fights the battle of Friedland.
1815 Napoleon begins the Waterloo campaign.

1942.  Production of the bazooka begins at Bridgeport, Ct.

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #792 on: June 14, 2023, 11:50:40 AM
1815 Napoleon begins the Waterloo campaign.


I wonder if anyone ever got around to any games on this one...   :dreamer:

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Reply #793 on: June 14, 2023, 11:44:53 PM
I think there were games for it BEFORE the battle was over.  Thank you Mr. Bonaparte for going down swinging like a man.  :biggrin:

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Reply #794 on: June 15, 2023, 08:04:11 AM
1815.  The duchess of Richmond hosts a famous ball in Brussels.
1888.  Kaiser Frederik dies of throat cancer at 56.  Wilhelm II takes over.
1955.  Duck and Cover.
First nationwide Civil Defense drill.  The confusing directions leads many children to believe they will be on fire a lot as adults.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.