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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 2:16:01 AM   
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I googled Kai-eilanden and a wiki article was the first result. A Dutch wiki article, that is. Cap, I think your the first American to care about this place in a long time.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 3:26:57 AM   
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**************Kai-eilanden, Jan. 11, 1943(c)*************



Maj. Walseth, 1st Marine Raider Bn.: <speaking on radio> Apache base this is Apache One. We are on Kai Echo India-landen not Kai Echo-landen. Am I directed to establish base or prepare for evac, over?



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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 3:32:42 AM   
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****************Bali Hai Club, Perth Jan. 11, 1943(c)****************


Man in fine linen slacks: <on phone> Wait, say that again. You left the "I" out of all the islands in the Dutch East Indies?


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You have GOT to be kidding me!


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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 3:46:39 AM   
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This brings up my theory of impaired global domination by stupid language handicaps.


I think Mandarin is way up there.

Aztec is too but they had other serious handicaps (no horses, no gunpowder, building capital in mosquito infected swamp)

Then there is Vietnamese. They are smart as Hell but who can pronounce "Nguyen"?

Rome (latin). While they were trying to teach the decelentions, the Visigoths, who wiped their behinds wine pine branches, kicked there asses

I now think the Dutch might be fifth.

Finnish would probably be fifth but they were never going to amount to anything anyway



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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 4:36:08 AM   
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Then there is Vietnamese. They are smart as Hell but who can pronounce "Nguyen"?


"Win"

Easy as pie, Cap! Spelled just like it sounds.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 4:38:40 AM   
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Maj. Walseth


With a 95 aggression rating in the game I figured he was a historical figure

First Tank Battalion
Fwd Ech,
Commanding Officer--Maj Harvey S. Walseth


Anyone know the backstory?

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 4:40:39 AM   
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Then there is Vietnamese. They are smart as Hell but who can pronounce "Nguyen"?


"Win"

Easy as pie, Cap! Spelled just like it sounds.



You realize the native speakers laugh at you every time you say that, big nose.

They are just too polite to say anything when you are around.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 4:37:31 PM   
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<wakes up in morning after vodka wears off>


Look, I hope I wasn't out of line about dishing on the Dutch. Y'all are a nice bunch. And tall, too. Fact is we Mandrake's have some "Lower Dutch" in the woodpile...sort of..he was actually a French Huguenot who moved to Holland to escape persecution then Dutchified his name.


Truth be told, "Island" is kind of a stupid word too.

The Finns...it's just all the vowels.

And the native Latin speakers...mea culpa. ROMANES EUNT DOMUS



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8


I'm not taking back what I said about the Aztecs....I'm just not.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 4:41:02 PM   
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Why won't Maj Walseth attack? 95 Aggression rating. Santa Maria! Maybe he isn't very good at paperwork but if anyone is going to attack you would think it would be this guy. This has put the conquest of Japan behind by two days.




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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 4:58:44 PM   
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OK...who ordered this? Seriously, I suspect a hidden "incentive"


What a waste of B-24 airframes.




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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 4:59:44 PM   
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Why won't Maj Walseth attack? 95 Aggression rating.

Perhaps he is aggressively waiting for the phone to ring to order him to attack.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 5:03:03 PM   
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I suppose it is obvious the turn is not back? These babys arrive in 17 days...just in time for the invasion of the PI..death from above, baby....




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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 5:04:51 PM   
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Why won't Maj Walseth attack? 95 Aggression rating.

Perhaps he is aggressively waiting for the phone to ring to order him to attack.



Do they even have phones on Kai-e(i)landen? <sudden flash of insight>

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 5:21:17 PM   
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For AE, I made sure that all the USA and USMC division commanders were in the data base, as well as (at least) the most significant regimental commanders for the separate regiments and marine battalions. Generally, if a leader has a first name, (i.e. "MG Blank, Jos.") he was added in AE.

I did not add/review Maj. Walseth. He appears to be a carryover from WitP. He is a historical figure, who first fought in Guadalcanal. He was a division staff officer in Korea and apparently sometimes commanded ad hoc units or columns as the Marines fought their way to friendly lines. A quick google search suggests that he was alive in 2011 to celebrate his 100th birthday.


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quote:

Maj. Walseth


With a 95 aggression rating in the game I figured he was a historical figure

First Tank Battalion
Fwd Ech,
Commanding Officer--Maj Harvey S. Walseth


Anyone know the backstory?



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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 5:25:29 PM   
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For AE, I made sure that all the USA and USMC division commanders were in the data base, as well as (at least) the most significant regimental commanders for the separate regiments and marine battalions. Generally, if a leader has a first name, (i.e. "MG Blank, Jos.") he was added in AE.

I did not add/review Maj. Walseth. He appears to be a carryover from WitP. He is a historical figure, who first fought in Guadalcanal. He was a division staff officer in Korea and apparently sometimes commanded ad hoc units or columns as the Marines fought their way to friendly lines. A quick google search suggests that he was alive in 2011 to celebrate his 100th birthday.




Wow. Better be careful.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 5:38:37 PM   
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Chokai is claimed to have been sunk in the run-in with the old USN BB's. One IJN DD sunk by a "collision"..that would be rich.

The sub patrols east of Formosa are finally starting to bear fruit.

One IJN sub allegedly sunk by a mine at Saumlaki even though we don't have mines there. Hmmm?




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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 5:57:25 PM   
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One IJN sub allegedly sunk by a mine at Saumlaki even though we don't have mines there. Hmmm?


That is where it sunk .. not where it ran into the mine necessarily it could have been damaged severly and then found its final resting place ..

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 9:18:06 PM   
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Why won't Maj Walseth attack? 95 Aggression rating. Santa Maria! Maybe he isn't very good at paperwork but if anyone is going to attack you would think it would be this guy. This has put the conquest of Japan behind by two days.




I think I see the problem - every man is carrying twice his own weight in supplies. Perhaps they captured some Dutch hooch that was left behind when the islands were abandoned? That would explain the 7 disruption ...

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/23/2012 10:31:56 PM   
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Do they even have phones on Kai-e(i)landen? <sudden flash of insight>


Perhaps they use drums or maybe signal by blowing conch shells. They warned us to not blow conchs when I was in Navy boot camp. Or was it? Oh never mind, it will come to me after a martini.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/24/2012 11:26:43 AM   
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OK...who ordered this? Seriously, I suspect a hidden "incentive"


What a waste of B-24 airframes.




They do allow you to do paradrops at greater than normal range though (unless you can paradrop with Catalinas? Never tried myself.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/24/2012 12:55:09 PM   
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Planning starts for Op Yorker, the invasion of Bengay. 9th Aus Div, 56th UK Brig and supporting elements are the first to begin planning. Once JJs troops in the Drwin/Katherine region are sorted 18th UK and 6th and 7th Aus Divs will begin planning.

And may God have mercy on our souls.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/24/2012 3:32:18 PM   
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Planning starts for Op Yorker, the invasion of Bengay. 9th Aus Div, 56th UK Brig and supporting elements are the first to begin planning. Once JJs troops in the Drwin/Katherine region are sorted 18th UK and 6th and 7th Aus Divs will begin planning.

And may God have mercy on our souls.

There's that word - "planning (or pranning)" again. What's wrong with spontanaeity [sp?]? Ad libbing? Off the cuff? Shoot from the hip? Go with how you feel today?
Wouldn't want to get [shudder] predictable, would you?

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/24/2012 7:40:25 PM   
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I don't think an 5 division assault on Bengay counts as predictable.

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/24/2012 10:20:50 PM   
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ORIGINAL: sprior

Planning starts for Op Yorker, the invasion of Bengay. 9th Aus Div, 56th UK Brig and supporting elements are the first to begin planning. Once JJs troops in the Drwin/Katherine region are sorted 18th UK and 6th and 7th Aus Divs will begin planning.

And may God have mercy on our souls.


"Bengay" is a place?

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/24/2012 10:27:11 PM   
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Right here:






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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/24/2012 10:33:22 PM   
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Right here:








Ah. I knew it was a balm for sore muscles. That should work. Drop some engineers at Enggano too and build an airfield. Don't forget to change I Aus Corps targets (which had been set by me to whatever that burg is up the coast).

Yeeehaaa

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/25/2012 12:09:41 AM   
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I wonder if they'll notice that we still own it?

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/25/2012 1:48:53 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

Planning starts for Op Yorker, the invasion of Bengay. 9th Aus Div, 56th UK Brig and supporting elements are the first to begin planning. Once JJs troops in the Drwin/Katherine region are sorted 18th UK and 6th and 7th Aus Divs will begin planning.

And may God have mercy on our souls.


"Bengay" is a place?


Greyjoyism lives!

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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/25/2012 4:53:10 AM   
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**************Kai-eilanden, Jan. 11, 1943(c)*************


Maj. Walseth, 1st Marine Raider Bn.: <speaking on radio> Apache base this is Apache One. We are on Kai Echo India-landen not Kai Echo-landen. Am I directed to establish base or prepare for evac, over?




Mandrake, I gotta call B***s*** on this one: Every USMC field-grade officer I ever dealt with in the 3rd MarDiv with an aggression rating over 80 (in other words, all of 'em), would have radioed the following message: "Apache base this is Apache One. We are killing 'em all. Let God sort 'em out..."



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RE: Hearts and Minds - 6/25/2012 8:03:51 AM   
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I don't think an 5 division assault on Bengay counts as predictable.


Yer right...

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