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    Coming back to the Allied camp in Italy after a long train ride escorting Rainbow's badly injured to a rear area hospital, Lt Cafbeau walks around looking for the compagny HQ and the troops.

    "Where did everyone go?" wonders Rainbow's XO

  • #2
    Aha! there you are! I am your lieutenant, you will now peel potatos and wash the floors like any recruit. But here is some wine to make it easier to do.

    Actually I was looking at the biography of Albert Kesselring, who is one of Germany's misunderstood heros. He had an incredible task on his hands but somehow kept the German army intact and capable of defensive actions. He was one of the few German generals who could tell Hitler to go and himself and get away with it. This was unlike von Kleist on the Russian front who got dumped because he saw the orders were complete b.s. based on the situation. He withdrew and was sacked. This from The German Generals talk.
    Last edited by Nickuru; 20 Nov 12, 00:20. Reason: syntax
    When looking for the reason why things go wrong, never rule out stupidity, Murphy's Law Nº 8
    Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana
    "Ach du schwein" a German parrot captured at Bukoba GEA the only prisoner taken

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    • #3
      The ever sardonic Major S. is taking care of staff work inside his tent when he hears the voice of Lt. Cafbeau.
      Without even bothering to lift the flap of his tent he answers:

      “Good to hear you’re back, Lt.
      It has been a busy autumn, but not for Rainbow.
      Last operation was aborted under strange circumstances.
      I expect Rainbow Coy to be back in the field in a matter of weeks. In fact I’m just preparing the battle map and the briefing”.
      Roster and other administrative details will be posted shortly.
      Hope you can rejoin Rainbow”.
      BoRG

      You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nickuru View Post
        Aha! there you are! I am your lieutenant, you will now peel potatos and wash the floors like any recruit. But here is some wine to make it easier to do.

        Actually I was looking at the biography of Albert Kesselring, who is one of Germany's misunderstood heros. He had an incredible task on his hands but somehow kept the German army intact and capable of defensive actions. He was one of the few German generals who could tell Hitler to go and himself and get away with it. This was unlike von Kleist on the Russian front who got dumped because he saw the orders were complete b.s. based on the situation. He withdrew and was sacked. This from The German Generals talk.
        Lt Cafbeau looks at the obviously drunk NCO, slurring things in German(!) about a Bavarian staff officer and an Austrian-born messenger with a Bavarian regiment somewhere on the Western Front - Sometimes shouting about things he could see in the future!

        Is this man a spy? A lunatic?...Both? Or perhaps a future member of Rainbow Company?

        "Well, at least Major S is smiling, preparing a new mission." thinks the XO.

        He steps away from the Battalion HQ tent to go find the Greek platoon leader or French company commander...Not necessarily in that order.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Capt AFB View Post
          Lt Cafbeau looks at the obviously drunk NCO, slurring things in German(!) about a Bavarian staff officer and an Austrian-born messenger with a Bavarian regiment somewhere on the Western Front - Sometimes shouting about things he could see in the future!

          Is this man a spy? A lunatic?...Both? Or perhaps a future member of Rainbow Company?

          "Well, at least Major S is smiling, preparing a new mission." thinks the XO.

          He steps away from the Battalion HQ tent to go find the Greek platoon leader or French company commander...Not necessarily in that order.
          Major S.:
          “And oblige me Lieutenant and sling that visionary drunk in the jail till he is sober. He may make a decent asset to Rainbow one day, but not yet”.
          Under his breath:
          “God knows where all these lunatics came from who have wandered in here since that last aborted mission”.
          BoRG

          You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Capt AFB View Post
            (...)

            He steps away from the Battalion HQ tent to go find the Greek platoon leader or French company commander...Not necessarily in that order.
            In absence of K. (forget his greek name for the moment) sgt. Snowykerinas has assumed command of the Greek platoon and can continue to do so, although he will be unavailable for duty for a couple of weeks around the new year -

            The platoon itself should be dug in in the center forest of the previous map pretty deep by now

            Grtz y'all -
            Lambert of Montaigu - Crusader.

            Bolgios - Mercenary Game.

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            • #7
              I see I am not only one who missed Rainbow these days.

              Let's give this campaign a decent finish before Great War ends and ribbons and medals are given.
              It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

              Косово је Србија!
              Never go to war with a country whose national holiday celebrates a defeat in 1389.

              Armored Brigade

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nikolas93TS View Post
                I see I am not only one who missed Rainbow these days.

                Let's give this campaign a decent finish before Great War ends and ribbons and medals are given.
                How about organizing a decent farewell fight, followed by a closing ceremony around X-mas and New Year?
                BoRG

                You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Major Sennef View Post
                  How about organizing a decent farewell fight, followed by a closing ceremony around X-mas and New Year?
                  I am available post Orthodox Christmas,therefore after 7th January.
                  It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.

                  Косово је Србија!
                  Never go to war with a country whose national holiday celebrates a defeat in 1389.

                  Armored Brigade

                  Armored Brigade Facebook page

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Major Sennef View Post
                    How about organizing a decent farewell fight, followed by a closing ceremony around X-mas and New Year?
                    Works for me

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                    • #11
                      hic! (staggers out of drunktank) As long as it is not a pie fight

                      On a more serious note, has anyone got any sources of records on Serbia and Greece during WWI? Their diplomacy seems to have broken apart after the second Balkan war.

                      Both countries were Orthodox Christians, and were overrun both WWI and WWII. They were allies in both the Balkans wars; however seemed rather reluctant to cooperate during WWI.
                      Last edited by Nickuru; 30 Nov 12, 12:42. Reason: addition
                      When looking for the reason why things go wrong, never rule out stupidity, Murphy's Law Nº 8
                      Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana
                      "Ach du schwein" a German parrot captured at Bukoba GEA the only prisoner taken

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                      • #12
                        There is the front, Belleau Woods, on the whistle we charge.
                        When looking for the reason why things go wrong, never rule out stupidity, Murphy's Law Nº 8
                        Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana
                        "Ach du schwein" a German parrot captured at Bukoba GEA the only prisoner taken

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Snowygerry View Post
                          In absence of K. (forget his greek name for the moment) sgt. Snowykerinas has assumed command of the Greek platoon and can continue to do so, although he will be unavailable for duty for a couple of weeks around the new year -

                          The platoon itself should be dug in in the center forest of the previous map pretty deep by now

                          Grtz y'all -
                          Hmmm! If I find time, I may just write something up to pluck Rainbow out of that whole thing in a dignified way.

                          MS - Your thoughts?

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                          • #14
                            We took the first line sir! We found a large supply of schapps, which we are examining while we prepare our next attack.
                            Last edited by Nickuru; 03 Dec 12, 17:54. Reason: spelling
                            When looking for the reason why things go wrong, never rule out stupidity, Murphy's Law Nº 8
                            Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana
                            "Ach du schwein" a German parrot captured at Bukoba GEA the only prisoner taken

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Capt AFB View Post
                              Hmmm! If I find time, I may just write something up to pluck Rainbow out of that whole thing in a dignified way.

                              MS - Your thoughts?
                              We'll discreetly withdraw from that position and have Rainbow in the asembly area preparing for episode #9, provided that there will be enough takers for a next episode around X-mass.
                              BoRG

                              You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in You - Leon Trotski, June 1919.

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