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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 Friday.

 

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Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Joan of Arc: A Military Leader" by Kelly Devries.  A look at the the "Why" did French soldiers follow a woman into battle and her abilities to win battles in a man's world of the Hundred Years War. She was a…"
Friday
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Masters of the Battlefield: Great Commanders From The Classical Age To The Napoleonic Era" by Paul K. Davis. 15 great leaders/commanders from Epaminondas to Wellington and the qualities/talents that made them highly successful as…"
Jul 2
Don Nordloff replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"I am reading NORMANDIEFRONT: D-Day to Saint-Lo Through German Eyes by Vince Milano and Bruce Conner. It is about the German 352nd Infantry Div. experience.  So far it is very readable and entertaining."
Jun 29
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Germany 1945: From War to Peace" by Richard Bessel. 1945 was the most pivotal year in Germany's history. The final months of WWII brought the German people face to face with what they had caused and how to survive as a people…"
Jun 27
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Satan's World" by Poul Anderson. A SF novel in the future history of the Polesotechnic League. A rogue planet frozen for a billion years, now waking up, with mysterious beings trying to keep the League from finding it and its…"
Jun 19
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Mazurka" by Campbell Armstrong. A political thriller novel. Mazurka (n.) A Slavic dance in triple measure. A Scotland Yard Inspector loses a Soviet Diplomat on his watch, to murder. From that moment the inspector's life becomes…"
Jun 14
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "Serpent's Reach" by C.J. Cherryh. A SF novel on humans forming a symbiotic relationship with a sentient alien species know as the Majat, giant Ants. This is in the constellation Hydri, known as the serpent.  They have…"
Jun 8
Joseph replied to Chuang Shyue Chou's discussion What are you reading?
"Read: "The Men of Barbarossa: Commanders of the German Invasion of Russia, 1941" by Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr. This book tells the story of Operation Barbarossa by describing the expertise, skills,and decision making powers of the men who…"
May 26

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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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