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Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:02:50 AM   
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This may tell us something about the current state of our hobby. Please participate; let's have some fun!

Do you know what a CRT is? Just yes or no please, plus the year you were born.

And I don't mean a cathode ray tube

Yes. 1956.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:08:25 AM   
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Duh...NO CLUE.

1959 The Year of the Dolphin

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:09:34 AM   
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Thanks, I didn't know what a non-Cathode Ray Tube CRT was. I'm sure Irrelevant will be happy with you telling me...

Oh, and 1973...

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:08:59 AM   
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gee. now everyone knows. so much for the fun.

hint: it wasn't a quiz

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:09:17 AM   
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Yes, 1946

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:09:26 AM   
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God, Both of you guys are REALLY old .....
Yes, I know, and 1961. A fine year it was ......

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:09:52 AM   
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Children...sheesh. Yes. 1950

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:10:22 AM   
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How many attacks did I launch with only a 6 being my friend and a 1 a complete disaster.

1959

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:10:59 AM   
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damn, you old.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:11:42 AM   
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Who else can recreate the entire CRT from memory for the original version of D-Day (AH)?

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:11:46 AM   
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How many attacks did I launch with only a 6 being my friend and a 1 a complete disaster.

1959


I'm sure it was way too many.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:13:40 AM   
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Who else can recreate the entire CRT from memory for the original version of D-Day (AH)?

1-1
AR
AR
AR
AR
DR
DR

Is that part right?

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:15:13 AM   
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1 5,6
I have been cussing since 1961
1 delim
2 ex
3 dret
4aret
5aelim
6aelim


Yes 1950

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:15:59 AM   
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Hint: 1 - 1
1-------DE
2-------EX
3-------DB2
4-------AB2
5-------AE
6-------AE

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:17:45 AM   
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Hint: 1 - 1
1-------DE
2-------EX
3-------DB2
4-------AB2
5-------AE
6-------AE


gawd, how brutal!! death and destruction everywhere.

SPI CRTs were far less bloody


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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:18:39 AM   
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yes 1962

"Who else can recreate the entire CRT from memory for the original version of D-Day (AH)? "


But can you also recreate the 1-1 column from Napoleon at Waterloo and all its progeny?


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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:22:23 AM   
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A die roll of six at 2-1 against the Prussians on top of the hill (doubled defense) at Quatre Bras. Oh lordly!!!

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:23:19 AM   
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quote:

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Duh...Combat Results Table oh God how I miss those.

1959 The Year of the Dolphin


I am an idiot, I apologize. I just got too excited at just seeing "CRT" once again.

Details I can't handle well while drinking.

My bad, Fliiper is off for the night.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:27:04 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: flipperwasirish

Duh...Combat Results Table oh God how I miss those.

1959 The Year of the Dolphin


I am an idiot, I apologize. I just got too excited at just seeing "CRT" once again.

Details I can't handle well while drinking.

My bad, Fliiper is off for the night.

That's ok, you can always edit

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:28:49 AM   
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Prussians ....at Quatre Bras

???????

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:29:51 AM   
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Prussians ....at Quatre Bras

???????

They had obviously been drinkign [hic]!

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:30:38 AM   
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But can you also recreate the 1-1 column from Napoleon at Waterloo and all its progeny?


No, having already advanced in years,by the time that one came out, to the point where the CRT was usually covered with the "wetrings" of my empties I must admit to a certain level of forgetfulness.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:33:34 AM   
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Prussians ....at Quatre Bras

???????



One must harken back to the dim dark days before Napoleon at Waterloo to AH's Waterloo. A big hill (doubled defense factors) with woods on either flank right smack in the middle of the board. Ligny was just a named spot on the map with absolutely nothing to recommend it as a place to fight a battle.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:38:51 AM   
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The true test of a grognard: who has played The Longest Day campaign solitaire from start to finish?



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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:39:43 AM   
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30 years after it came out, I still have 'Wacht am Rhein' - my favorite board game.

Clear 1-1
Broken 2-1
Woods, Village, Night Combat 3-1
Die
Roll
1     D2
2     D1
3     A1
4     A1(1)
5     A2(1)
6     A2(2)

Worse was practicing with different dice to see which one's came up with 1's or 6's more often before a crucial role.   Had to find the "hot" die.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:44:49 AM   
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The true test of a grognard: who has played The Longest Day campaign solitaire from start to finish


If that be you then playing War in Europe through 1941 by snail mail makes me just "a babe in the woods" by comparision.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:46:03 AM   
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Yes. 1966

I graduated from the CRT to the IFT.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:46:06 AM   
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The Wacht am Rhein game system was brilliant; Atlantic Wall was even better, with the ability to break regiments down into companies. But that situation was hopeless for the Germans.

Ideal would have been using this same system for operation Typhoon, or the operations in Ukraine in winter 42-43 or in North Africa....

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:46:29 AM   
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I have never played WiE solo, but I had some friends and we played it from 1939 to 1945 somewhere around 200 times.

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RE: Grognard or n00B ? - 11/1/2007 5:52:42 AM   
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quote:

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Duh...Combat Results Table oh God how I miss those.

1959 The Year of the Dolphin


1950. Year of the Patriot

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