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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 Wednesday.

 

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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World" by Adrian Goldsworthy. This is a comprehensive history of the Roman Peace and what it meant to the people inside the Empire and outside. This is the Good, Bad, and Ugly of this…"
Wednesday
Daniel M. Pezan replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Reading, Red Storm Rising by Tom Clancy for must be the 5th time. Best WW3 novel I ever read"
Nov 30
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Mongol Conquests: The Military Operations of Genghis Khan and Sube'etei" by Carl Fredrik Sverdrup. Covers about every military op by these two individuals by splitting the book into 2 parts. First on Genghis and then…"
Nov 29
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Enigma" by Catherine Coulter. A FBI mystery novel of two parallel stories. One on a man who threatens a pregnant woman with a gun, then collapses into a coma. It is later determine from tests at the hospital, that show unknown drugs…"
Nov 1
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read; "The Sacred Band of Thebes And Other Stuff" by C. Hilbert. A history of this elite unit of Ancient Thebes. Covers its formation to its destruction by Alex the Great at the Battle of Khaironeia in 338BC. The author writes in a…"
Oct 15
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "In the Name of Lykourgos: The Rise and Fall of the Spartan Revolutionary Movement 243-146BC" by Miltiadis Michalopoulos. In the 3rd century BC, Sparta, a "has been power" tries to make a comeback. They were a small…"
Sep 30
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Islands of Destiny: The Solomons Campaign and the Eclipse of the Rising Sun" by John Prados. The author's central theme in this book is that the Solomons Camaign", not the Battle of Midway, was the turning point of the war…"
Sep 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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