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  • #16
    RIP my friend
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."- Sir Winston Churchill, about R.A.F. fighter pilots."
    "It is well that war is so terrible, else we grow to fond of it." - Robert E. Lee

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    • #17
      Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
      Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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      • #18
        One of Mickey's favourites (as with me) was Kate Bush. So here is a lovely song. If you are teary, I hope this allows a few drops to fall. But by the end, please have a smile in remembrance of dear Post-Captain.




        Paul
        ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
        All human ills he can subdue,
        Or with a bauble or medal
        Can win mans heart for you;
        And many a blessing know to stew
        To make a megloamaniac bright;
        Give honour to the dainty Corse,
        The Pixie is a little shite.

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        • #19
          I'm sorry to hear that. He was a gentlemen.
          "Sometimes its better to light a flamethrower than to curse the darkness" T Pratchett

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          • #20
            Very sorry to read this....he was a known name, even to the occasional visitor like myself....
            Wargame Clubs

            Featuring - The Colonial Campaigns Club (CCC), the Napoleonic Wargame Club (NWC), the American Civil War Game Club (ACWGC)

            Also Blitz Wargaming Club

            Playing John Tiller Software, HPS Simulations, Matrix, Slitherine, AGEOD

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            • #21
              You have always done yours.

              Prayers.


              BoRG


              http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8757/snap1ws8.jpg

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              • #22
                Wow, RIP. Too young. Cancer?

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                  • #24
                    Having lived & worked with him in this community, I can say that, in my absence & subsequent return as of late, his loss is a crushing thing to me upon discovery of it. He wasn't just a fellow citizen, working mate & highly respected individual in my world, he became my friend with which much fun was had beyond just history...

                    For me, Mickey will always be remembered - and often - as Legatus Paulus in one of this communities greatest games, IMO. (SPQR) He is BoRG & thus will he always be. Although we both did not survive it to the end, he was one that lived well beyond the point at which all but myself & another thought he had come to a most definitive end in the game. And when he did reveal, to the utter shock of many then in opposition, that he yet lived, it was quite a rousing & inspired moment I & many others shall always remember, I'm quite sure. Much like between our characters where we became steadfast brothers in opposition to not just a typical enemy, but also a perceived construct of treachery, intrigue & injustice, Mickey remains most certainly in my heart as the actual man that revealed himself to be as the epitome of genuine hope, integrity, honesty & righteous dignity, to name but a few of his greater attributes.

                    In this, I speak of my own fondness of him aside of his far more engaged self known by so many others as the naval & Napoleonic sort that was most apparent. I am lucky to know him as he was... and as he yet is in me own heart. If any man might ever know the sentiment of "Fair Winds & Following Seas Home' it was Mickey. However belated this is, I know that he left this existence for the next knowing he had changed many of our lives simply by being in them.

                    His place in me memories shall always be of Fair Winds & Following Seas... and I shant say goodbye, but, rather, until we meet again, old friend!

                    Wes
                    On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest-and resting... died. Adlai E. Stevenson

                    ACG History Today

                    BoRG

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                    • #25
                      Sorry to reply so late. Post Captain was a real gentleman and a true Historian. RIP old Chap
                      à vaincre sans péril, on triomphe sans gloire (triumph without peril brings no glory) P. Corneille

                      Le probleme avec les cons, c'est qu'il ne se fatiguent jamais
                      (The problem with Pr.cks, is that they never get tired ) Michel Audiard

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                      • #26
                        Wow! Another well-respected Armchair General (Admiral?) leaves us for a trip to the eternal side.

                        RIP Mickey. You will be greatly missed.

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                        • #27
                          Avatar is General Gerard, courtesy of Zouave.

                          Churchill to Chamberlain: you had a choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.

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                          • #28
                            It's been a year now and you are still remembered my good friend and colleague Mickey...in fact you've entered my mind not only today, but many times over the past 365 days!



                            Cheers mate!
                            Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.- Napoleon

                            It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.- Herman Melville

                            Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

                            BORG

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                            • #29
                              Well done.

                              The ancient Greeks believed that if those who were gone were remembered, they never really die.

                              It is well to remember those of us who have passed.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Massena View Post
                                Well done.

                                The ancient Greeks believed that if those who were gone were remembered, they never really die.

                                It is well to remember those of us who have passed.
                                Yup!

                                Paul
                                ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                                All human ills he can subdue,
                                Or with a bauble or medal
                                Can win mans heart for you;
                                And many a blessing know to stew
                                To make a megloamaniac bright;
                                Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                                The Pixie is a little shite.

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