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  • Twitter3
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    Originally posted by Exorcist View Post
    Wow... hey, somebody needs to bloody-up the western allies a little!
    I thought you guys were giving us your best shot? Are you holding back on us? We can take it...

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  • The Exorcist
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    Wow... hey, somebody needs to bloody-up the western allies a little!

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  • The Purist
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    10/43 - The Pace Slows

    10/43 came to a close with more losses suffered by all combatants but at a reduced scale to previous months. German losses appear high but this can be attributed to the final destruction of the remnants of 17th Army, the fall of Cherbourg and its garrison as well as a rearguard actions in the Ukraine and northern Italy. Most Russian losses came from the major fight near Danzig that has seen the reduction of the Red Army bridgehead over the Vistuala while allies losses came came mainly from fighting in Brittany and the French Alps.

    Losses:

    German: 10 x 6-5 infantry reduced, 1 x 1-5-1 Static reduced, 1 x 10-8 reduced, 3 x 6-5 destroyed, 3 x 1-5-1 Static destroyed, 3 Intcptr AP destroyed, 2 U-Boat Pts lost

    Allies: 1 US 8-10 reduced, 1 CW 8-10 reduced, 1 x 2-5-1 Turk destroyed, 5 Str Escort lost, 2 Str Bmbr lost.

    Red Army: 3 x 4-4 Rifle reduced, 3 x 5-5 Gds Rifle reduced, 3x 8-6 Tk Corps reduced, 3 x 1-4 Rifle Divisions destroyed, 1 x 1-4 Airborne destroyed, 2 x 2-5 Tk bdes destroyed, 1 x 3-5 Mech bde destroyed, 2 x (1)-10 AT bde destroyed.

    German update should be posted in full this evening.
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  • Nick the Noodle
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    Originally posted by The Purist View Post
    G'day teams,...

    ... just a quick update as I am in a place called "Tulsa" for the next three days. The month is nearly over and it has been pretty quiet except for a major tussle up by Danzig where the Red Army and Germans are wrestling for the conytrol of that port. Orders for everywhere else were pretty conservative so not nearly as much blood is being spilled as the line correct and armies settle in for the approaching rainy season.

    I'll be back this Thursday. Updates for 11/43 should be ready for this weekend.

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  • The Purist
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    G'day teams,...

    ... just a quick update as I am in a place called "Tulsa" for the next three days. The month is nearly over and it has been pretty quiet except for a major tussle up by Danzig where the Red Army and Germans are wrestling for the conytrol of that port. Orders for everywhere else were pretty conservative so not nearly as much blood is being spilled as the line correct and armies settle in for the approaching rainy season.

    I'll be back this Thursday. Updates for 11/43 should be ready for this weekend.

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  • Nick the Noodle
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    To our erstwhile German colleagues from William Butler Yeates

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.
    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
    Read into it what you will .

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  • The Purist
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    9/43 - Another bloody month

    At the close of 9/43 the three warring alliances have again suffered heavy losses. Most German losses came from the destruction of the 17th Army in Bulgaria but other losses were suffered in the fight for Beograd and along the eastern front. The western Allies launched an amphibious assault to outflank the German defences in Brittany and landed near Bordeaux as well. Despite the various set backs this month the German front has again patched itself together and while ground was lost the Wehrmacht is still very much in the fight and giving almost as much as it is taking.

    Losses:

    German: 5 x 6-5 infantry reduced, 1 x 1-5-1 Static destroyed, 9 x 6-5 destroyed, 3 x 5-5 Mtn destroyed, 1 x 10-8 destroyed, 7 AP destroyed, 2 U-Boat Pts sunk

    Allies: 1 US 8-10 reduced, 2 CW 8-10 reduced, 2 CW 9-8 reduced, 3 x 2-5-1 Turk reduced, 1 x CW 3-8 destroyed, 2 x Yugo 2-5 destroyed, 4 US AP destroyed, 1 CW AP destroyed.

    Red Army: 3 x 4-4 Rifle reduced, 5 x 5-5 Gds Rifle, reduced, 1 8-6 Tk Corps reduced, 4 x 2-5 Tk Bde destroyed, 2 x (1)-10 AT bde destroyed.

    German update should be posted in full by tomorrow morning.

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  • Arthwys
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    Originally posted by The Purist View Post
    I survived.

    3.8 km swim, 180km ride, 42.2 km run,...all done before midnight. Except for dollar sized blister on the right foot I came through it intact.

    Should be able to spark up the game this evening and get familiar with the last activities. Maybe finish the month by this weekend.
    Good stuff! Hope you enjoyed yourself.

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  • Twitter3
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    Originally posted by The Purist View Post
    I survived.

    3.8 km swim, 180km ride, 42.2 km run,...all done before midnight. Except for dollar sized blister on the right foot I came through it intact.

    Should be able to spark up the game this evening and get familiar with the last activities. Maybe finish the month by this weekend.
    Well done. I like exercising, but I have to admit there are days when I don't like driving to work let alone thinking about running. Glad you are back and glad to get back to the game.

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  • Nick the Noodle
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    Originally posted by The Purist View Post
    I survived.

    3.8 km swim, 180km ride, 42.2 km run,...all done before midnight. Except for dollar sized blister on the right foot I came through it intact.

    Should be able to spark up the game this evening and get familiar with the last activities. Maybe finish the month by this weekend.
    and

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  • The Purist
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    I survived.

    3.8 km swim, 180km ride, 42.2 km run,...all done before midnight. Except for dollar sized blister on the right foot I came through it intact.

    Should be able to spark up the game this evening and get familiar with the last activities. Maybe finish the month by this weekend.

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  • Arthwys
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    Originally posted by craven View Post
    So you Canadian are stealing all of Washingtons fires this year. My buddies were just lamenting how slow of a season it been.
    The bulk seem to be in BC this year as my Albertan boys keep getting put on stand-down or sent to BC to help.

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  • craven
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    Originally posted by Arthwys View Post
    Watch out for your lungs Gerry. The smoke is pretty nasty in BC right now with the Wildfire situation as it is. It's carried over into Alberta and Saskatchewan. Hope it goes well.
    So you Canadian are stealing all of Washingtons fires this year. My buddies were just lamenting how slow of a season it been.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Arrrgh... just when I had things going the way I wanted!

    Cues up Bobby Vinton;
    "See you in September"

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  • The Purist
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    Cheers to all,... with the westerly winds hopefully the smoke will stay out of lower BC.

    Breif Update

    Not much to update,... the Red Army is advancing in the Ukraine while giving and taking more losses. Allied Armour has reached the Danube south of Bucherest and the 17th German Army looks to be trapped in centrally Bulgaria. A German counterattack northwest of Sofia has destroyed a Turkish divisions and battered a Polish armoured division.

    The Allies have crossed the PO in NW Italy but their advance on Venice appears to have halted. While in France the Aliied and German armoured formations continue to push each other back and forth in eastern Brittany while German parachute units destroy a number of of active partisan bands east and south of Paris.

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