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Reply #60 on: April 15, 2019, 03:08:04 PM
Me too...in fact just about any information would be appreciated....heartily sick of being on the sidelines looking in and not being able to to do a damn thing....well that might be about to change as dawn will bring the beast of Europe to the battlefield!



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Reply #61 on: April 15, 2019, 03:36:03 PM
......boasting that the antichrist is about to arrive on our captured soil, is not exactly a point in your favor.

But sure, great! -- bounty on the Antichrist now! To the man who shoots him, I shall build a monument and commission an opera for the ages! Who will head the list?!



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Reply #62 on: April 15, 2019, 05:24:58 PM
Ha not if we find you first my friend!



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Reply #63 on: April 16, 2019, 02:09:36 PM
Whomever you find first, gets first opportunity to rid the world of your infection.

But we won't be hard to find. Just pick a river and follow it until you run into our defenses. We'll be glad to give you a warm, even hot, welcome to Austria! It will be just like you have gone home to your reward before your time!  >:D



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Reply #64 on: April 17, 2019, 09:43:40 PM
Gentleman, gentleman.

You're both pretty.

2330 18th April!

Really diving down into Prof. Gill's trilogy and I'll say these things:

1.  I once felt badly about the march rates.  They are merciful.   He records one corps (Austrian) marching for 15 hours and making 13 km.
2.  I once felt badly about the message delay.  They are nothing short of generous.  Charles occasionally got messages over one day late.

The grievous fatigue calculation commences...NOW...


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Reply #65 on: April 18, 2019, 09:02:17 AM
I AM NOT EITHER PETTY!


.... .......... oh. Uh. Oh.  :3musketeer:



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Reply #66 on: April 19, 2019, 03:28:28 AM
Hey game time and real time are almost in sync ...well bar it being two hundred and ten years apart....however it is 19th April real time and we are just on the cusp of entering a very important day in the game also the 19th of April... Will it be momentous or just a damp squib...huzzah!



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Reply #67 on: April 19, 2019, 01:59:18 PM
Incidentally, I applaud your icon referencing the old Legion game!



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Reply #68 on: April 19, 2019, 06:25:36 PM
Well I thank you Sir. It is a game I really enjoyed and what I liked about it was the standard bearer or signifier who is cropped in this icon; for my sins I studied Roman standards and their bearers for quite a few years, therefore the image most definitely has an appeal!



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Reply #69 on: April 25, 2019, 04:33:42 PM
Anyone have or seen the Vae Victis no 144 game called The Eagles of the Danube: The Campaign of April 1809. I saw a report about someone playing it and it was the first I have heard about this magazine game. Anyone had any experience with it? I am tempted to buy a copy and am just wondering if it is any good... Thoughts?



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Reply #70 on: May 08, 2019, 11:18:58 PM
Anyone have or seen the Vae Victis no 144 game called The Eagles of the Danube: The Campaign of April 1809. I saw a report about someone playing it and it was the first I have heard about this magazine game. Anyone had any experience with it? I am tempted to buy a copy and am just wondering if it is any good... Thoughts?

The game's a little uncharacteristic of my other experience with VV, if only because it adopts a point-to-point system for managing the campaign.  In this it resembles a less lovely version of Napoleon: 1806 from Shakos.  Let it be noted that I'm counting on those lads to make their way through ALL the campaigns.    Rules are straight-forward and light.  Nothing much to compare it to, but I liked it.  Shouldn't cost much to obtain either.


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Reply #71 on: May 08, 2019, 11:20:21 PM
0030 19th April!

FAR too long between turns!  I apologize for that.

Fatigue calculation was some real work, though.

We'll plow through the evening quickly and, remember, dawn is only four hours away!


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Reply #72 on: May 09, 2019, 09:47:21 AM
Exciting days so far! -- should continue tomorrow!

Without spoiling details or passing along information outside of the courier system, please allow me to honor all the Austrian commanders in their struggles for Operation Maechtiger Panzer!  :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:



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Reply #73 on: May 09, 2019, 09:54:54 PM
0130 19th April!

Yep, I did it, and I'm not sorry.

Brace for another one shortly.

And then the call for morning orders.

Always open for SitReps, questions, and the like.


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Reply #74 on: May 12, 2019, 03:45:42 PM
0230 19th April!

...and the train it won't stop going no way to sloooooow down...


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