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History and Tall Tales / Re: Two Historic Sites on Transatlantic Cruise
« Last post by Martok on Yesterday at 11:39:33 PM »
Nice.  Was this a "history vacation" for you, then? 
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Intel Dump / Re: Compass Games is killing me
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Yesterday at 10:29:08 PM »
Point

 Peloponnesian War lookin' awful purty
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History and Tall Tales / Two Historic Sites on Transatlantic Cruise
« Last post by airboy on Yesterday at 08:23:44 PM »
I visited two historic military sites on the crossing of the North Atlantic I just got back from.

I visited a place in Southern Norway opposite Denmark where the Kreigsmarine installed guns originally intended for a battleship to close the Baltic.  That was a pretty interesting place although the guns were never attacked or fired a shot in anger.  The other guns were emplaced across the straight in Denmark.

On the other side of the Atlantic we visited the British Fort at Halifax.  Halifax was a critical logistical staging area for the British Fleet in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.  As port fortresses go, it has some of the best topography I've seen outside of Gibraltar.  This fort was also never attacked or fired a shot in anger.  Pretty common star shaped design, but the hill it sits on commands everything for miles around.

For some reason others were interested in this big passenger liner that sunk - Titanic?  We visited Cobh in Ireland - the last port it touched in Europe and Halifax where the rescue ships came from.  That has never held a lot of interest for me.

I'll try to get a brief story and pictures of Halifax and the Kriegsmarine fort in the next week or so.
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Intel Dump / Re: Compass Games is killing me
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 06:00:29 PM »
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Intel Dump / Re: Compass Games is killing me
« Last post by Staggerwing on Yesterday at 05:38:16 PM »

I helped them proof the manual, and they went and put my name in the credits

Cool!

Though I believe Gregory is doing a Gotha Ace, or Gotha Raider, or something like that

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Intel Dump / Re: Compass Games is killing me
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Yesterday at 05:24:14 PM »
Indeed there is ...Interceptor Ace. I helped them proof the manual, and they went and put my name in the credits. I'm going to skip that one for now, though. Between Nightfighter Ace, America Bomber, and Devil Boats, plus whatever else I grab (lol), I'm good for now.

Though I believe Gregory is doing a Gotha Ace, or Gotha Raider, or something like that.
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Intel Dump / Re: Compass Games is killing me
« Last post by Staggerwing on Yesterday at 02:46:52 PM »
I'm mulling over Devil Boats but will probably wait a bit.

I also see there is a daylight version of Nightfighter Ace due out:

https://www.compassgames.com/preorders/interceptor-ace-daylight-air-defense-over-germany-1943-44.html

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Intel Dump / Re: Compass Games is killing me
« Last post by BanzaiCat on Yesterday at 11:41:45 AM »
Welp I pre-ordered Devil Boats. Compass Games actually laughed at my post on FB where I said something like "I *just* got Amerika Bomber, and now this." The dev, whom wasn't on Facebook, signed up to reply to that thread, LOL. (Well he did it to answer questions about the game.)

I take comfort in the fact that I cancelled most of my P500 orders over at GMT, except for three. I think I'm good for the moment. Stalingrad '42 is at the printers so we'll see when that one gets shipped.

In any case, Devil Boats just seemed like a nice unique title and Compass really handles solo games well.
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History and Tall Tales / Smoker on USS Arizona
« Last post by besilarius on Yesterday at 08:00:17 AM »
Keeping the crew entertained and building espirit de corps was an important part of the captains responsibility.

https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/s/smoker-sat-july-27-1918-uss-arizona.html
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The Modern World / Re: LnLP World at War Series reboot
« Last post by bob48 on Yesterday at 07:48:16 AM »
But at least you wont get a slap for....observing.