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siouxinpa #421 Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:02 PM

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Nvmd..old eyes, thought that was a steel wall medal at first glance. Lol.

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_Whiplash #422 Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

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View Postsiouxinpa, on 15 August 2014 - 07:02 PM, said:

Nvmd..old eyes, thought that was a steel wall medal at first glance. Lol.

Ohh I see what you meant. Actually, I've gotten several steel walls in mediums. 

 

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_Whiplash #423 Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:10 PM

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I'm in ts3 if anyone wants to run some x3.

 

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lunber54 #424 Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:04 PM

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View PostIntegrity125, on 28 July 2014 - 03:16 AM, said:

 Sending Old Men To War...

By a random veteran

 

If I could, I'd enlist today and help my country track down those responsible for killing thousands of innocent people in New York City and Washington, DC But, I'm over 50 now and the Armed Forces say I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 35 to join the military.

They've got the whole thing backwards. Instead of sending 18-year-olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join until you're at least 35.

For starters: Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds.
Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more that 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.
Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier.

If we can't kill the enemy we'll complain them into submission. "My back hurts!" "I'm hungry!" "Where's the remote control?"

An 18-year-old hasn't had a legal beer yet and you shouldn't go to war until you're at least old enough to legally drink. An average old guy, on the other hand, has consumed 126,000 gallons of beer by the time he's 35 and a jaunt through the desert heat with a backpack and M-60 would do wonders for the old beer belly.

An 18-year-old doesn't like to get up before 10 a.m. Old guys get up early (to pee).

If old guys are captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd probably forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser. Boot camp would actually be easier for old guys

We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we actually like soft food.
We've also developed a deep appreciation for guns and rifles. We like them almost better than naps.

They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after training. I can hear the Drill Sergeant now, "Get down and give me...er...one." And the running part is kind of a waste of energy. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to actually carry on a conversation, to wear pants without the top of the butt crack showing and the boxer shorts sticking out, to learn that a pierced tongue catches food particles, and that a 200-watt speaker in the back seat of a Honda Accord can rupture an eardrum. All great reasons to keep our sons at home and to learn a little more about life before sending them off to a possible death, let us old guys track down those dirty rotten cowards who attacked our hearts on September 11.

The last thing the enemy would want to see right now is a couple of million old farts with attitudes.

        Strange but true. In the Roman army the third line of infantry (the Triarii) was made up of the older legionaries. If the day went well the young bucks would do most of the work. If things went badly the first two lines could fall back behind the Triarii, who would form a phalanx . Being older and more experienced the Triarii were less likely to panic under such conditions.


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DrWylde #425 Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:34 PM

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Hey Whip, after watching you work in that T-62A yesterday... been putting some of your tricks to work.

By the way, your above 5252 game was well done, good show.   I got gang banged early on... oh well.

 

Sioux and I have been kicking butt this morning - he in his M-103 and my IS-8.  It's a heavy day for me.

I've definitely come to the conclusion that getting good in mediums REALLY helps your heavy game.

I no longer feel intimidated by jumping up beside or behind the enemy... even in a slower tank,

while taking pot-shots at them while moving - they are generally too stunned to react well.

Also, this is Top Secret... shoot the rear sprocket and watch them explode!  Try it.

 

We definitely need a "by invitation" forum for Top Secret stuff... in time.


Edited by DrWylde, 15 August 2014 - 07:39 PM.

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naktl #426 Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:48 PM

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View PostDrWylde, on 15 August 2014 - 12:34 PM, said:

We definitely need a "by invitation" forum for Top Secret stuff... in time.

I figure our best defense is that we are old and boring.


 


_Whiplash #427 Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:08 PM

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View PostDrWylde, on 15 August 2014 - 08:34 PM, said:

Hey Whip, after watching you work in that T-62A yesterday... been putting some of your tricks to work.

By the way, your above 5252 game was well done, good show.   I got gang banged early on... oh well.

 

Sioux and I have been kicking butt this morning - he in his M-103 and my IS-8.  It's a heavy day for me.

I've definitely come to the conclusion that getting good in mediums REALLY helps your heavy game.

I no longer feel intimidated by jumping up beside or behind the enemy... even in a slower tank,

while taking pot-shots at them while moving - they are generally too stunned to react well.

Also, this is Top Secret... shoot the rear sprocket and watch them explode!  Try it.

 

We definitely need a "by invitation" forum for Top Secret stuff... in time.

Which tricks?


 

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View Postsiouxinpa, on 15 August 2014 - 07:02 PM, said:

Nvmd..old eyes, thought that was a steel wall medal at first glance. Lol.

The turret of both the t54 and t62a will both bounce loads if you can find a hull down position (and they are both low to the ground, so even a small rise can work)


                                                         

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_Whiplash #429 Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:39 PM

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View Postgffcom, on 15 August 2014 - 09:35 PM, said:

The turret of both the t54 and t62a will both bounce loads if you can find a hull down position (and they are both low to the ground, so even a small rise can work)

It's really a double edge sword. Yes they are both low profile but that gun depression kills almost any terrain undulations that you can go hull down.


 

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View Post_Whiplash, on 15 August 2014 - 09:39 PM, said:

It's really a double edge sword. Yes they are both low profile but that gun depression kills almost any terrain undulations that you can go hull down.

Thats why Russian tanks need a "use the log" consumable where you take the log off the back and put it under the rear and get bonus gun depression.


                                                         

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_Whiplash #431 Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:45 PM

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View Postgffcom, on 15 August 2014 - 09:41 PM, said:

Thats why Russian tanks need a "use the log" consumable where you take the log off the back and put it under the rear and get bonus gun depression.

People already complain about Russians being OP... What would happen if we got a depression boost? The world would implode. :) 


 

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View Post_Whiplash, on 15 August 2014 - 01:08 PM, said:

Which tricks?

The ones I'd rather not share...


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DrWylde #433 Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

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Lars and I just finished a great set of games on TS... I'm beginning to get the TS religion.  We worked very well together for max victories, great fun!

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View PostDrWylde, on 15 August 2014 - 10:33 PM, said:

The ones I'd rather not share...

You can't share my own tactics? :p


 

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_Whiplash #435 Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

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Gents I must say, if you haven't experienced the Great Divide- Chocolate Yeti, you're missing out.

 

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magonzales62 #436 Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:15 PM

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Only on this topic would/could you get info on tank busting and review of a fine micro! Love it!

 


siouxinpa #437 Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:23 PM

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View Post_Whiplash, on 15 August 2014 - 05:45 PM, said:

Gents I must say, if you haven't experienced the Great Divide- Chocolate Yeti, you're missing out.

 

Mmmmm...love a good craft beer.


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View Postmagonzales62, on 15 August 2014 - 04:15 PM, said:

Only on this topic would/could you get info on tank busting and review of a fine micro! Love it!

 

 

Lol we do cover a lot of ground in here.

 

thanks for the earlier assurances guys- I'll keep working on it. IS8 is topped out (fully upgraded) with 100% crew so I can't use that as an excuse. Think I'm still treating it too much like the IS3 even though I'm feeling like I'm being more medium-esque. Got to keep moving!

 

As for the beer shot- I can't have a drink until Wednesday and that photo alone makes me want to call in sick!

 



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View Postsiouxinpa, on 15 August 2014 - 11:23 PM, said:

 

Mmmmm...love a good craft beer.

Ahhhh, a craft beer lover. Hello :)


 

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Damn you whip I want to drink your screen!

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