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If You've Seen One Mega Campaign... - 7/14/2003 2:21:56 PM   
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You certainly have not seen them all.

Soon you are going to see one that will take you to a theater of war that you have never fought in with a Mega Campaign, using units you've never used before, seeing map features you never seen before and following a system of play you've never used before.

So, no, not all mega campaigns are alike. This one is going to be VERY different. :eek:

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- 7/15/2003 2:40:45 AM   
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Something to do with China perhaps?

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- 7/15/2003 2:54:30 AM   
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WB, you tease. ;)

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- 7/15/2003 2:55:21 AM   
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ZeroAntipop
[B]Something to do with China perhaps? [/B][/QUOTE]

Nah, it's about Swiss Marines.

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- 7/15/2003 3:37:15 AM   
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If Yki had anything to do with it, we'd all be wearing thermals and parkas and peeing on our guns so they would shoot!

Yeah, Goblin, I think with this fine team and now that we have you shanghaied, we'll be pleasers as well as teasers!

Boyah! What a campaign!

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Re: If You've Seen One Mega Campaign... - 7/16/2003 8:30:24 AM   
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Wild Bill
[B]You certainly have not seen them all.

Soon you are going to see one that will take you to a theater of war that you have never fought in with a Mega Campaign, using units you've never used before, seeing map features you never seen before and following a system of play you've never used before.

So, no, not all mega campaigns are alike. This one is going to be VERY different. :eek:

Wild Bill [/B][/QUOTE]

[SIZE=1]psssssttt! Bill! I got that info about the taxis... NYC taxicabs didn't start being painted all yellow until well after the war... So any colors are fine.[/SIZE]

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- 7/16/2003 8:40:43 AM   
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Voriax
[B]Nah, it's about Swiss Marines.

[/B][/QUOTE]

For me, its about Swiss [I]Rolls[/I]...two of those with a cup of coffee gives me the sugar/caffeine boost necessary to accomplish my MC 'duties'. :p

I read that Bernie's DOC (drug of choice) is Krispy Kreme donuts...maybe I'll 'score' a 1/2 dozen of them tomorrow. :D

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- 7/16/2003 9:03:39 AM   
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Wild Bill
[B]

Yeah, Goblin, I think with this fine team and now that we have you shanghaied,

WB [/B][/QUOTE]

Funny: when I hear folks saying 'Welcome aboard', the term you used above is what crosses my mind. [IMG]http://www.egri.co.uk/smileys/axe.gif[/IMG]
:D :D :D

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Secrets out..... - 7/16/2003 11:01:02 AM   
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The new MC is 38 scenarios long and covers the battle of ATTU and Kiska islands (Alaska). It took the CIA to get this from our mole in MATRIX. A cold, foggy and damp battle it was too. Get your mukluks and parkas and keep the Japanese away from the mainland.
:D :D :D :D :) :cool: :rolleyes:

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- 7/16/2003 11:04:08 AM   
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Yeah, that's kinda how we do it, Goblin...but then you already know that.. ;)

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- 7/16/2003 11:49:36 AM   
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Tracer posted:

[QUOTE]I read that Bernie's DOC (drug of choice) is Krispy Kreme donuts...maybe I'll 'score' a 1/2 dozen of them tomorrow. [/QUOTE]

I wish they would hurry up and get one here in Beantown! They sure get a lot of word-of-mouth publicity.

Attu and Kiska, eh? (I think I recall posting a thread suggesting that as a possible scenario/campaign a while back.):D

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- 7/16/2003 12:19:51 PM   
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Well, I envy BW even more. Donuts and he is lean and mean. Wish I could get away with that :(

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Aleutians--yeah, that's it - 7/16/2003 12:23:02 PM   
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Our crack sound effects team has been combing thru old NFL films footage to get John Facenda's voice as part of the soundtrack to..."The battle on the frozen tundra of L...". Then we get WB to dub over "...eutian Islands". Clever edit, huh? :D Jeez, we've been trying to tell you guys all along it has something to do with, uh, soldiers and stuff like that. What more do you want ?

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- 7/16/2003 12:23:31 PM   
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Wild Bill posted:

[QUOTE]Well, I envy BW even more. Donuts and he is lean and mean. Wish I could get away with that. [/QUOTE]

I know what you mean. I gain a pound just by walking by a donut shop! :p :rolleyes: :D

Eric Maietta

(Now if they could only come up with carrots that tasted like donuts and cellery that tasted like chocolate, I'd be all set!)

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- 7/16/2003 12:26:54 PM   
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KG Erwin posted:

[QUOTE]Our crack sound effects team has been combing thru old NFL films footage to get John Facenda's voice as part of the soundtrack to..."The battle on the frozen tundra of L...". Then we get WB to dub over "...eutian Islands"[/QUOTE]

How about the promo voice-over for [I]The Wide World of Sports[/I], 'The thrill of victory and the agony of de feet!'? Sounds like it would fit this MC. :D

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- 7/16/2003 1:57:59 PM   
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Wild Bill
[B]Well, I envy BW even more. Donuts and he is lean and mean. Wish I could get away with that :( [/B][/QUOTE]

It's easy Bill, just do what I do every day... carry bundles of shingles up to a second floor roof, lug 90 lb bags of cement, hoist 16' 2x12's into position for a top floor balcony, dig a 100' long electrical trench through rocks and tree roots, and then frame out a garage. Oh, and do it on days when the temps are over 95... That'll keep you thin! :D

Two weeks ago I stripped a shingle roof (four layers!) on a 16'x20' garage, by myself, when the temp was 98. I drank three gallons of ice tea doing it, and didn't need a bathroom break all day...just sweated it all out. When I got home and weighed myself on the bathroom scale after my shower, I was seven pounds lighter than I was that morning. :)

There's pictures of the job on my website, for anyone who's interested. Just look in the "Before & After Galleries" section and click "Garage"

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- 7/16/2003 2:31:35 PM   
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I think I'll just skip the donuts, Bernie...Wow!

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- 7/16/2003 9:53:13 PM   
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I know what would have happened to me if I had followed Bernie's regimen: Strong as an ox, dead at age 35.

Am into long distance sitting, per Mike Royko. Horray for doing nothing, as often as I like.

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- 7/16/2003 11:16:46 PM   
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I remember slugging furniture all day in 87, we were having a major heat wave that year.

My co worker and I were drinking about 5 gallons of water a day it seemed, which we never saw any need to remove through washroom breaks.

God it was horrible though the closer you got to Hamilton.

Today I am very happy to do my sweating in a small town. Cities and their lousy air quality just don't do it for me.

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Re: Secrets out..... - 7/18/2003 8:36:28 PM   
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by chief
[B]The new MC is 38 scenarios long and covers the battle of ATTU and Kiska islands (Alaska). It took the CIA to get this from our mole in MATRIX. A cold, foggy and damp battle it was too. Get your mukluks and parkas and keep the Japanese away from the mainland.
:D :D :D :D :) :cool: :rolleyes: [/B][/QUOTE]

Hmmm....
Attu and Kiska?
Kiska was, AFAIK, evacuated by the Japanese after the fall of Attu.
Or does the MC covers the *Japanese* capture of Attu and Kiska?
The American forces on Attu (when the Japanese invaded on June 3rd, 1942) were one elderly schoolteacher and his wife.
He managed to commit suicide, his wife failed and was deported to Japan.

BTW, Wild Bill spoke of units never used before in an MC, and due to MCWT I think we can rule out Attu/Kiska.

Hmmmm.....
Other interesting possibilities:
- Remilitarization of the Rhineland 1936 (as in OTL without enemy intervention)
- Italian invasion of Eritrea (Err, no, we have already seen Italain troops in MCDF)
- the allied capture of Iceland

So I think it's between the Rhineland and Iceland.
(:D )

Roland

PS: Seriously, I think it could be a very interesting play if someone would try a small campaign covering the allied recapture of Attu.

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- 7/18/2003 9:01:00 PM   
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Folka don'r seem to be into the Pacific as much as the European-Russian Theater of War.

From my experience the primary fascination of gamers is the East Front. I've never quite understood that.

I know something of that war, it scope, and the dramatic battles that took place. Still, the Pacific has its own appeal.

The sterotype of Marines hitting the beaches time and time again really does not portray the size and uniqueness of that war.

A mix of all of them is a good educational exercise and a lot of fun.

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Re: Re: Secrets out..... - 7/18/2003 9:25:45 PM   
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[QUOTE][B]PS: Seriously, I think it could be a very interesting play if someone would try a small campaign covering the allied recapture of Attu. [/B][/QUOTE]

Hmmm...and I have a map of Massacre Bay and Chichagof Harbor already made!!! :cool:

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- 7/18/2003 9:57:48 PM   
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WB posted:

[QUOTE]The sterotype of Marines hitting the beaches time and time again really does not portray the size and uniqueness of that war.[/QUOTE]

So true! The Japanese invasion and/or Commonwealth defense/liberation of New Guinea would, for example, make for quite an interesting MC.

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- 7/18/2003 10:01:37 PM   
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Here is an interesting site dealing with the Allied liberation of Papua, New Guinea. One picture depicts a Japanese 'Betty' bomber about to be destroyed by parafrag bombs. Never heard of those:

[URL=Papua 1942-1943]http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/history/wwii/cp7.htm[/URL]

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Re: Re: Re: Secrets out..... - 7/18/2003 11:16:42 PM   
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Orzel Bialy
[B]Hmmm...and I have a map of Massacre Bay and Chichagof Harbor already made!!! :cool: [/B][/QUOTE]

Ah, now I remember....
I look forward to your campaign.

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Yes... - 7/18/2003 11:19:18 PM   
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now it's just a matter of finding the time to dedicate to it. That's the tricky part any more. lol :D

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Re: Re: If You've Seen One Mega Campaign... - 7/23/2003 10:18:41 PM   
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bernie
[B][SIZE=1]psssssttt! Bill! I got that info about the taxis... NYC taxicabs didn't start being painted all yellow until well after the war... So any colors are fine.[/SIZE] [/B][/QUOTE]

Yellow Yellow ... dirty fellow....

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- 7/26/2003 7:17:40 AM   
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I wish they would hurry up and get one here in Beantown! They sure get a lot of word-of-mouth publicity.

Prof - I believe one opened up in Medford at the beginning of July. Located on Revere Beach Parkway. Good excuse for a trip on a nice hot day! Bring me back a couple please. Take care and good to see everyone again - BAR

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- 7/29/2003 11:03:33 AM   
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I've devoured every spare moment Orzel has in the work involving the upcoming Steel Panthers Mega Campaign

And not only Orzel, but a lot of other folks too. If you wondered where they went, they are either in the WBW sweatshops or under fire on the WBW battlefield.

A fine job they are doing too. This Mega Campaign is coming around and will be a great piece of work....because of the great people that are devoting so much effort to make it happen.

It won't be long and it WILL be fun...real battlefield excitement.

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