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20170427 19:46 3dc
20170427 09:12 3dc WTF? Iron Man and Wang Yang?
https://twitter.com/XHNews/status/856899298222624769
20170426 23:36 badanov Some late Wednesday night George Jones:

20170426 20:50 trailing wife I took a look inside your post but didn't notice anything wrong with the code, 3dc. Goodness knows the one thing Rantburg is not is malicious... though we have gotten testy from time to time.
20170426 11:57 3dc some how posting screwed up for the video on the link for "The Saudi Moi says" - Chrome did it on purpose and called the burg a malicious site.
This is the video link
20170425 22:33 badanov Some Tuesday night Panic! At The Disco:

20170425 16:03 Skidmark A new venue for your music, AP.
The people making films above the 60th parallel
20170424 23:01 Pappy Z-Man:

What I’m always struck by in the old movies is the maturity of the male leads. Bogart was in his 40’s when he made Casablanca and he looked like it. His character was supposed to be middle-aged. He was an adult.

Today, the male leads are cartoons, often literally cartoons. The real flesh and blood male leads are steroidal freaks, who look like float decorations at a gay pride parade. More important, they lack maturity. Instead of playing characters that anchor society, they are emotional wrecks who need saving.

I hate this age.
20170424 16:29 Deacon Blues Sckidmark, there was another single-shot .45 called the Liberator pistol dropped to the Maquis in WWII called the FP-45. Your picture is a current version. The originals were very crude.
20170424 09:13 trailing wife May they yield mightily for you, Pappy. I have a tomato plant and a few herbs ready to put into a pot, but it's still a bit cool here. We can't really trust the local climate until Mother's Day, according to conventional wisdom.
20170424 08:45 Pappy Morning from the Broom Closet Just Outside the Wadi Near Hell.

Spent the weekend down Frank's way, digging in the dirt and planting tomatoes. Very therapeutic.
20170424 01:28 badanov Now I understand. While I was on the 2nd floor, I got hit but treated myself. That's usually not enough. My team medic was killed, so all that activity after I cleared that area, was trying to find a way to get medical treatment.

The wheezing you hear is my character suffering from being hit. I was patched up enough to go on, but at some point that would not have been enough.
20170423 22:20 badanov It's an immersion mod. Soundtracks from radios playing wimmin screaming, babies crying, the BTR idling its motor and so on. A lot going on in the background.
20170423 22:07 Skidmark Was that wheezing soundtrack part of the game?
20170423 18:21 badanov Learning to control barrel climb, and doing a better job of reloading after an encounter.

In this game CQB is easy. It's the approaches that are hard.
20170423 18:11 badanov I don't think I did too badly this time out, Skid. given my age and the fact I couldn't do this at all just a few years ago.

Plus, I had a great time.
20170423 18:10 badanov For any history nerds, a 2003 Japanese film about WWII Soviet spy Richard Sorge, in two parts.
20170423 15:51 Skidmark Berserker, some time ago you made a remark about a WWII single shot pistol made for the resistance fighters.
I don't remember the name but the image stuck with me. Here is what appears to be a current version.
20170423 15:45 Skidmark Wait! Hold the Nachos!
A video repeater drone relay to your optical sight! I'll get right on it.
20170423 15:35 Skidmark Man! Bad I got worn out just watching.
I can see you need a spoon mirror site mod for looking around those corners and landings.
20170423 09:55 badanov Some Sunday morning Sugar Ray:

20170422 18:13 badanov A reinforced CDF rifle platoon takes the town of Leskovets.

This video is in two parts.

In a prior phase of the game, my command got shot to tatters, but I decided to attempt to take the town with the force directing and the remaining forces doing the actual assault . But as you can see, it didn't work out that way. I was amazed I survived the attack, but as you can see in the second segment, the rest of my command save for one element didn't.

Still learning the finer points of CQB, including keeping the handy dandy AK-74 rifle loaded, which is a major error I committed in this scenario twice.

The scenario takes place in the most excellent Leskovets terrain. I used the CDF_A3 mod, the RHS Studios CDF forces and the HLC AK-74 mod. Using Bohemia Interactive's Arms 3 military simulator.

Tremendous fun doing CQB. This is my best scenario to date.

More fun than I deserve.

Enjoy the show.

The Briefing:

Situation: Rebel forces have almost completely overtaken the Leskovets area. They have established an excellent system of defense that we are ordered to break.

Friendly Forces: Your base combat team consists of a motorized rifle platoon, supported by a mixed tank platoon. No air support is available at this time, either rotary or fixed wing.

Intelligence: Rebel forces consist of elements of the 21st Separate Rifle Brigade, a total about a battalion in combat power. The enemy's forces are concentrated in the southeast, but their lines extend well to the west. Rebels also have a light rifle company deployed well to their rear at Varbono, where their headquarters are located. Those forces serve as a rapid reaction force. That force includes technicals and T-55s.

Most of the rebels' defensive system is based on whatever alarms can be made in the event of contact with our forces. Intelligence estimates that their forces can be moving towards contact in less than 15 minutes.

Operational Order: Your orders are to capture Barzia, a nearby industrial facility, Leskovets and a private residential compound, in that order.

Once you have accomplished those missions, more orders, and reinforcements will follow.

20170422 10:52 Skidmark Hope Trump's tax break is bigger and more timely than his armada.