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    Hatten - Schurzen/gyros?

    I have never found anything outside of anecdotes and frankly, little sourcing that says this really occurred. This may be a case of "circular reporting" where a notion takes on a life of its own. Here's an interesting anecdote which is just the opposite (scroll down to the avatar of the 781st...
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    Hatten - Schurzen/gyros?

    Note in this video the preparation to fire and how much is done with the Stabilizer.
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    Hatten - Schurzen/gyros?

    I'll counter the whole ASL notion that US tanks only rarely had gyrostabilizers. I bet all US tanks produced, at least from 1943 on, had them. First there is this 1944 Popular Science article that says so: http://warfaretech.blogspot.com/2014/07/gun-stabilization-as-explained-in-1944.html...
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    China a leftist utopia, why do we trade with them?

    ...like the Nikes they make. Just do it.
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    Old Panzerblitz with 2.0v rules

    Thanks. If you have any questions, let me know and I'll try to answer them.
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    Best marking option for glass and plastic

    Alcohol pens. https://www.staedtler.com/intl/en/products/markers/permanent-marker/ I've been using the same ones I've purchased in the 1980s believe it or not. They wipe off with alcohol on a cloth or paper towel. Check though on a corner to be sure they do wipe off. but these are the...
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    Old Panzerblitz with 2.0v rules

    Two years ago I consolidated the rules of PB and PL into one rule system. It always drove me nuts trying to remember the nuances between the two games so i decided to do this. Wherever there was a difference I made a decision to use one rule from either PB or PL. I had help from two other...
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    E3.75 Drifts and the ASOP

    Sent this to Perry: "E3.75 says: "A Drift is also created in one hex of each mapboard at the start of any RPh in which, prior to the Wind Change DR, Heavy Winds/Gusts were in force in combination with ground or Deep Snow." "My opponent pointed out there is no entry on the ASOP to do this...
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    Why are WWI movies so rare?

    ... oh, and direct by Chester T. Molester.
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    Why are WWI movies so rare?

    Hollywood can't write a decent script nowadays anyhow. The only thing they probably could come up with is some (gay or transgender) clown in a bright red superhero suit flying into a barbed-wired trench after being beamed down from the USS Diversity to gun down the Hun surrounded by loud...
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    So what scenarios have you played Recently?

    Finished G17 Hakkaa Paalle on Wednesday. This is a different one with as running fight on skies on heavy snow. A scenario of lousy shots and the flurry of a fight near the ends. And it includes the dread Drifts rules. I enjoyed it. The Russians won.
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    Drifts and the ASOP

    Just finished a playing of G17 Hakkaa Paalle. We got gusts a few times which required the placement of more drifts. E3.75 says: "A Drift is also created in one hex of each mapboard at the start of any RPh in which, prior to the Wind Change DR, Heavy Winds/Gusts were in force in combination...
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    Do you ever lose your temper while playing ASL?

    OK, that explains it. I've driven through Wyoming and didn't see another car for miles, so who are you getting mad at, the cows? lol. :D