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What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/25/2011 11:35:09 AM   
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I got the Senna DVD - Brilliant

On the military front I got two Corgi aircraft models:

A FAA Corsair (HMS Formidable 1944). Not my favourite WWII aircraft but asked for this because my mum (who died at the start of the year) sailed back to the UK on board that carrier having completed her nursing stint in Australia during the war

A Bristol Blenheim. Read Holland's Battle of Britain in the summer and felt desperately sad for the crews who were asked to fly this aircraft, both during the BoB and the fight to save the Low Countries earlier

I must have been a good boy this year! Thanks Father Christmas

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/25/2011 1:43:28 PM   
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I got Die Hard collection, and couple of good books.

But the most important is that we have got X-mas in our new house. Thats the best gift.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/25/2011 1:58:28 PM   
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The Battle for Normandy.  Yea! Its still at the post office and their closed. Not-Yea!

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/25/2011 2:16:11 PM   
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Command and Confusion on the Western front by Dan Snow.
Six Weeks the life of an Infantry Officer by J L Stempel
A new TV stand (TV was on a plastic box previously)
Tigers Unleashed
1 pkt Tobacco

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/25/2011 2:51:02 PM   
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CK-Be Aftershave
Billy Connolly DVD
John Bishop DVD

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/25/2011 6:31:43 PM   
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Nothing....I told the wife and brat I want nothing and thats what I got...life is good

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/25/2011 7:25:19 PM   
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I got 20GBP from my uncle. Also, he came from London to visit us.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/25/2011 7:29:44 PM   
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A Kindle Fire
The Pacific on dvd set
Lots of LSU (Louisiana State University) gear

Edit:
I also bought Battles from the Bulge, Panzer Command Ostfront, and Hannibal, when the sale started. Technically those were Christmas presents, too.


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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/25/2011 7:33:05 PM   
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I got some awesome chocolate..
Dark with Hazelnut
and white with dehydrated banana chips,,
and in game land bought some toys
TOF
distant worlds update 2 and 3
Shatabatbingo and legends.lol
and ???
ROF
and
santa came extra last year..

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/26/2011 3:57:33 AM   
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I'd rather like to tell what I gave. Everyone got a $20 bill from me (all my nephews and nieces)... except one, whose card I forgot to put money in and they were laughing about it, because he was looking around with a look as if to say, "What happened?"

I slipped my brother a $20 and told him to give it to his son. I hope he remembers!

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/26/2011 3:25:18 PM   
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I was on-call during Christmas weekend, and I received the greatest gift an IT guru can get: no pages! 

Santa was very kind to me, too. I got a Nook Tablet. It's a fantastic e-reader and excellent for watching Netflix & Hulu. But for other things like web browsing and apps, it falls short because of a relatively small-ish screen and an unwieldy browser interface.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/26/2011 3:45:16 PM   
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quote:

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A new TV stand (TV was on a plastic box previously)


lol

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/26/2011 4:02:22 PM   
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Posting this from my new kindle fire. No its not an Ipad, but as a media device for me its a perfect compromise between the Ipads bulk (and its my wife's) and my Droid phone's tiny screen. Fits perfectly in my hand and using a stylus eliminates any problems with screen control. The new update fixed most of it, but the carosel is still a bit kludgy with a finger. The browser is very similar to chrome and while noticeably slower loading graphic intensive web pages, than the Ipad its not annoyingly so to me. Video streams fairly smoothly with 2 or 3 glitches in the big bang theory episode iwatched. The lack of a camera is feature not a bug for me as the base I work at makes you keep camera devices in your car. The only things that disappointed me is stupid volume control that can be a pain to access in some apps and the lack of a micro SD slot. The former will likely get fixed in software, the other I'll have to use for a while to see if it is an issue. Overall I give it 4 of 5 stars.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/26/2011 8:14:00 PM   
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good bit of cold kit and gear being a Florida boy in North Indiana now.
CC: Wacht am Rhein finally
1/72 scale models..including my first bubble-top P-47D and bf 109G-10, kits I've skipped over in over 15yrs of building 1/72 planes..others planes another(4th or 8th now) Ar 196A-3, He 162 and P-51B(RAF),P-38L and La-5 for the Allies/VVS for ground Pz IV H, Sdkfz.9 and trailer, 8.8cm FlaK 37, 7.5cm PaK 50 and M10,M4A4(going to be done as French forces), armoured jeeps, trucks(axis and allied)
Japanese Movie For those we love, so I can give my bootleg copy away.
season 1 of The Walking Dead
several Osprey titles and other WWII books, Hurtgen to V.E day for Europe, Hungary and Prussia for the Ostfront.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/26/2011 9:57:10 PM   
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I'm afraid that Santa went analog with me, yet again:





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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/26/2011 10:00:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Prince of Eckmühl

I'm afraid that Santa went analog with me, yet again:




Warspite1

Wow - looks like some serious reading ahead

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/26/2011 10:13:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Wow - looks like some serious reading ahead


Yeah, it's a couple of thousand pages, not including the appendices. I've been reading about the campaign since I was in junior high-school, and have routinely come across references to Playfair and The Official History. It was originally published long, long ago by "His Majesty's Stationary Office," but has since been resurrected by the Naval & Military Press (UK).

Anyway, thank you Santa!

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/26/2011 10:32:49 PM   
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A lot of rain and more rain and a pet rescue at 2 am on Boxing Day morning, never seen so much lightning and the loudest thunder ever, but at the end of it, it doesn't matter coz I had a wonderful Christmas lunch/dinner whatever, with my wife and two teens, good food and the best company on Christmas day, what else does one need Travel safely all Matrixlites over the festive break and make it your single aim to get to your destination safely.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/27/2011 2:29:38 AM   
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A book by William G. Thomas, "The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America". Looks impressive.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/27/2011 10:10:01 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Prince of Eckmühl

quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Wow - looks like some serious reading ahead


Yeah, it's a couple of thousand pages, not including the appendices. I've been reading about the campaign since I was in junior high-school, and have routinely come across references to Playfair and The Official History. It was originally published long, long ago by "His Majesty's Stationary Office," but has since been resurrected by the Naval & Military Press (UK).

Anyway, thank you Santa!



Naval and Military press are a superb publisher and any serious wargame or Military enthusiast must go see what they have and own as many titles as possible.

They also send you a monthly paper with many of the books mention and new lines as well.

PoE I salute you for your taste!

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/27/2011 6:08:53 PM   
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I finally got it today at the post office. Its been sitting in there since the 24th. No wonder their going out of business. They were closed from Saturday thru monday. Well at least they were home with their families.......which is much more important.
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ORIGINAL: Titanwarrior89

The Battle for Normandy.  Yea! Its still at the post office and their closed. Not-Yea!



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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/27/2011 6:38:54 PM   
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Lord of the Rings Extended Edition set on BluRay, a Sherlock Holmes movie collection of the classics from 60+ years ago, and another championship in the Matrix Fantasy Football Basic league!    Now, I need to decide what Matrix game I want as my prize.  

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/27/2011 7:06:58 PM   
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I got socks. Lots of socks, a pair of slippers and a couple of bottles of whiskey. My family seem to think I'm an old fart that likes a drink ...

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/28/2011 12:29:42 AM   
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quote:

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I finally got it today at the post office. Its been sitting in there since the 24th. No wonder their going out of business. They were closed from Saturday thru monday. Well at least they were home with their families.......which is much more important.
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The Battle for Normandy.  Yea! Its still at the post office and their closed. Not-Yea!




yikes! I'm guessing you mean the boardgame that is at regiment? level? Looks like a monster game, but even though I don't play boardgames, I was reading an AAR of it and was really intrigued by it.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/28/2011 3:06:47 AM   
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Yep its a boardgame - Monster on Normandy.

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ORIGINAL: Titanwarrior89

I finally got it today at the post office. Its been sitting in there since the 24th. No wonder their going out of business. They were closed from Saturday thru monday. Well at least they were home with their families.......which is much more important.
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ORIGINAL: Titanwarrior89

The Battle for Normandy.  Yea! Its still at the post office and their closed. Not-Yea!




yikes! I'm guessing you mean the boardgame that is at regiment? level? Looks like a monster game, but even though I don't play boardgames, I was reading an AAR of it and was really intrigued by it.



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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/28/2011 12:34:45 PM   
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Is that the monster GMT game? I got it last year...I'm waiting for the expansion. Lovely counters...big maps...though still haven't played it yet.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/29/2011 11:17:40 PM   
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I got some WH Smith vouchers from the girls, so I picked up (today)

Anthony Beevor - Berlin:The Downfall 1945
EPF Lynch - Somme Mud
Hugh Bicheno - Razor's Edge

Looking forward to all 3 - especially Razor's Edge - it has some stonking looking maps and estabs for the various battles.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/30/2011 4:56:10 AM   
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A kindle... very happy indeed.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/30/2011 12:04:33 PM   
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Somme Mud is a great read.

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RE: What did Santa bring you for Christmas? - 12/30/2011 10:46:20 PM   
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"Shattered Sword" (it is as good as they say BTW)

HPS' Naval Campaigns - Midway

"A Long Year of War", by Raffaele Moncada - about the war in Central Italy 1943-44

"Defend the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5" by Christopher Andrew

The Pathfinder Beginner Box, for the tabletop RPG "heir" to "Dungeons & Dragons 3.5E"; I plan to use this in my volunteer after-school activities with kids.

...And a really "free" gift: the "Third Age Total War 3.0" mod for Medieval II TW that turns the game into a re-enactment of the War of the Ring (taking inspiration both from "The Lord of the Rings" and the movies). A masterpiece of modding and a very addictive game.

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