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Effectiveness of the hull ball-mounted MG and the co-axial MG
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Brown Jun 12, 2009.

Armaments identification
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kai Jensen Nov 8, 2008.

What are you reading?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph on Monday.

 

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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: Read "Brute Force: Allied Strategy and Tactics in The Second World War" by John Ellis. The title explains the book excellently. The Allies won by Brute Force. The author pulls no punches: all sides were Stupid in their conduct of…"
Monday
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Going Underground" by Michael Leese. A mystery novel about a billionaire that goes missing and Scotland Yard runs out of ideas in solving this mystery.  The Yard falls back on a one-time consultant, Jonathan Roper, brilliant…"
Oct 5
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Vikings at War" by Kim Hjardar and Vegard Vike. A comprehensive military history of the Vikings.  Covers their weapons, tactics, strategy, leadership, ships, and diplomacy. They were brutal but brought immense changes wherever…"
Sep 30
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Last Human" by Zack Jordan. A SF novel in the distant future where Sarya, the last human, lives incognito on a space station circling a gas giant. She doesn't feel like the most terrifying creature in the galaxy. But her…"
Aug 31
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Abandon" by Blake Crouch. A novel about a Colorado mining town that on Christmas Day in 1893, everyone disappeared. No bodies or remains were ever found. Food was left sitting on tables ready to eat, belongings left behind. …"
Aug 26
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139-53" by Jim Bradbury. Stephen promised King Henry I of England to honor a pledge to recognize Henry's daughter Matilda as heir to the English throne. He reneged along with other nobles…"
Aug 13
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Stonewall Jackson: Portrait of a Soldier" by John Bowers. A great man and leader in the Confederate Revolutionary War of Independence. Could not put it down. Outstanding and Most Highly Recommended."
Jul 27
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: The Norman Commanders: Masters of Warfare 911-1135" by Paul Hill. Covers major and junior leaders of the Normans in Normandy/England, Southern  Italy and  the Middle East first, then tactics, strategy, weapon types, and samples…"
Jul 20

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Your introduction to consim gaming:
I am a relatively latecomer to this lobby. I started 'wargaming' in the late seventies with the Usborne Battle Books. I remembered re-fighting the Battle of Arsuf over and over again with my little sister. Later, I found SPI's 'Napoleon' in 1982 and Squad Leader in 1983-4. I played Avalon Hill's 'Alexander the Great' and a couple of others from 1985. Afterwards, I was lost in the RPG wilderness and collectible card hell for years. I eventually returned to wargaming in the mid-nineties. These days, I am just not very active.
Your favorite game(s):
I haven't played enough to name a favourite.
What game(s) are you currently playing (solitaire, FTF, PBEM, etc.) or wish to play next?
Nothing at the moment.
What game(s) have you played recently?
Nothing. I haven't played in a few years.
In general, how much time do you spend gaming?
Very little unfortunately.
How big is your game collection?
I think it is about a hundred items or so now.
Your local game club(s) and/or where you reside (let's network!)
http://singapore-wargames.tripod.com/
Personal Interests (favorite activities, movies, shows, books, music, etc.)
Activities: Reading, hiking, drawing, admiring landscapes, cityscapes

Interests: Wargames, boardgames, history, art, architecture, pencil artwork, ink artwork, forests, cities, urban development

Favorite Music: EBM, Synthpop, Electro-Gothic, Electro-Industrial: Clan of Xymox, Alphaville, Neuroactive, OMD, Lost Signal, Frozen Autumn, Kraftwerk, Dead can Dance, Lisa Gerrard, Front Line Assembly, Delerium, Marc Almond, The Azoic, Faith and the Muse, Camouflage, Depeche Mode, De/Vision, God Module, Negative Format, VNV Nation, Depeche Mode, Covenant

Classical: Satie, Fauré, Liszt, Chopin, Rimsky-Kosarkov, Debussy, Scriabin

Favorite TV Shows: I haven't watched a TV programme for decades. Well, maybe, the occasional football World Cup match every four years.Favorite Movies:Doctor Strangelove, Brazil, Kwaidan, Blue, White, Red, Amelie, Exotica, Citizen Kane, Full Metal Jacket, Blue, Red, White, La StradaFavorite

Books: Too many to list really.
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Aircraft identification quiz - World War II

Here is another one, an aircraft identification quiz for the aircraft of the Second World War. This is for the military enthusiast. It is certainly not easy, neither is it particularly hard for the aviation enthusiast. 

http://www.playbuzz.com/chuangc10/world-war-ii-aircraft-identification

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 9:24pm — 2 Comments

Aircraft identification quiz

I created this easy quiz just a short while ago. Please give it a try. It shouldn't be too difficult. I will create a much harder one later.

This one does have a few trick questions, deliberately inserted to confuse.

http://www.playbuzz.com/chuangc10/aircraft-identification

I used to write up military-based quizzes a decade or more ago. I found it rather fun.

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 2:57am — 2 Comments

F-100D

Posted on June 8, 2014 at 9:23pm

Ordnance BL 6 inch 26cwt howitzer

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 12:10am

Osprey Publishing is asking which Men at Arms volumes could benefit from re-visits

Osprey Publishing is asking for suggestions for their Men at Arms titles, asking what they should re-visit. Some of the titles were published ages ago and may benefit from updates, re-writes and expansion.

http://www.ospreypublishing.com/blog/what_subjects_should_we_revisit_maa

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 9:18pm

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At 7:00am on September 17, 2008, Denny Koch said…
Regarding your comment upon my Berlin Central Station photo: Yes, bicycles and cyling are quite popular in Germany, especially in university cities where lots of students and young people live. The bikeways are great and cyclists enjoy some privileges such as the permission to enter one-way streets from the wrong direction. Some cities even offer "bicycle streets" where bikes always have the right of way. In addition, mountain and race biking are extremely popular sports. Last but not least, more and more people commute by bike / train since the gasoline prices reached new heights this year.
At 1:54pm on September 2, 2008, Gerald-Markus Zabos said…
Great pictures. Also liked those drawings at your blog ! Superb artwork !
 
 
 

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