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Subject: PanzerBlitz found in an unusual place... rss

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Bob Henry
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Interesting bit... my son was in Iraq while the Army was winding down in latter 2011. He was up north in the Mosul area.

One of his tasks was to lead teams checking out facilities to assure they were clear and nothing significant was left inadvertently. When he got back stateside he told me that in one abandoned Iraqi army building he saw a copy of PanzerBlitz. At first he thought he had an interesting find. But, it was just the box and beaten up, no components. He has no idea how it got there.

I'm visualizing a couple Iraqi army officers sitting there playing PB back in the days before the US rolled in.
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grognard72 wrote:
I'm visualizing a couple Iraqi army officers sitting there playing PB back in the days before the US rolled in.


Does not seem to have helped them much.
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papiklfish wrote:
grognard72 wrote:
I'm visualizing a couple Iraqi army officers sitting there playing PB back in the days before the US rolled in.


Does not seem to have helped them much.


That's because of the absence of opportunity fire...
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And they probably believed in "Panzerbush," thinking they can't be seen in cover. Another reason for their loss.
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papiklfish wrote:
grognard72 wrote:
I'm visualizing a couple Iraqi army officers sitting there playing PB back in the days before the US rolled in.


Does not seem to have helped them much.

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MachewR wrote:
And they probably believed in "Panzerbush," thinking they can't be seen in cover. Another reason for their loss.



You guys are on the same line of thinking that I was.
PB is not a good training model for the real thing!

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In Tactical Game 3, the sequence of play went:

German Move
German Attack
Russian Attack

Russian Move
Russian Attack
German Attack

Not bad, Wonder what happened between this and PB/PL/AIW?
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If only that box could tell the story of how it got there.

I'm glad to hear your son got back safely and thank your family for the service and the sacrifice.
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zaarin7 wrote:
If only that box could tell the story of how it got there.

I'm glad to hear your son got back safely and thank your family for the service and the sacrifice.


Yes, I've always thought it would be interesting to get the answer.

And thanks for your support. He later went to Afghanistan, and thankfully returned without injury. Deployment is tough on them however.

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