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    Wings of the Motherland - 4th release of the Fighting Wings series

    The air war over the Soviet Union is the fourth "module" of the Fighting Wings series just released, at a hefty $135. The Fighting Wings series is definitely the "ASL" of WWII air combat and is a direct descent of the popular Air Superiority/Air Strike games from GDW in the 1980's. In terms of...
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    ASL-themed song parodies

    Green Acres... The Ardennes is the place to be Farm fighting is the life for me Lines of sight spreading out so far and wide Keep block busting, just give me that countryside Stalingrad is where I'd rather be I get allergic smelling WP I just adore a rooftop view Darling I love you but give me...
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    Music: what are you Listening to now?

    Lana del Rey. Yeah, you read that right.
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    Books: What are you currently reading?

    Eager to start reading The Humans by Matt Haig, an alien takes over a mathematician's body in an attempt to stop an important mathematical discovery. Dark humor.
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    There is no joy in Dodgertown tonight

    The Dodgers have an impulse for self-destruction.
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    What boardgames have you played recently?

    Yes, I like them a lot. Lots of smaller scenarios. I'd probably start with the original game, None but Heroes - though used the revised rules that are available on the MMP'S site if they aren't included in the hard copy. Drawbacks are the elevation gradiants can be hard to distinguish, the...
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    Netflix: How it Ends

    I watched Netflix's just released (I think) "Io" (Jupiter's moon), a disappointing last-woman-on-earth movie. The main actress had as much emotional range as a jar of mayonaise and the plot went nowhere, or at least nowhere interesting. Thumb's down.
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    If a leader makes a MOL (molotov cocktail) check and fails, may he still use his leadership modifier?

    Good point. I was more eager to try out Molotov cocktails than to think of the tradeoff. But you are right, not a worthwhile tactic at the sacrifice of a guaranteed -1 DRM.
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    If a leader makes a MOL (molotov cocktail) check and fails, may he still use his leadership modifier?

    That is good news for the two squads receiving fire, because whether the leadership modifier applied or not meant the difference between breaking or just pinning as it turns out!
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    Which rule do you want to change?

    Eliminate the weather rolls.
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    If a leader makes a MOL (molotov cocktail) check and fails, may he still use his leadership modifier?

    If a leader attempts to roll for a Molotov cocktail and fails, may he still add his leadership modifier to the squad he is with? Rule 22.611 does not address. (The situation was a 3-4-7 squad with a 2-7 LMG and a 8-1 leader. It was useless for the squad to roll for the MOL because they would...
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    My order

    Arrived extremely promptly. Thanks so much.
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