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The drone of engines can be heard over the English Channel. Strangely the stalwart RAF fails to respond. Is the Battle of Britain over or is it really about to start?
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Harlem's what-if?
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No... hopefully it's us leaving the buggers muddle known as the EU
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philmcd wrote:
No... hopefully it's us leaving the buggers muddle known as the EU


The muggles' butter?
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Another official release being announced?
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jpr755 wrote:
philmcd wrote:
No... hopefully it's us leaving the buggers muddle known as the EU


The muggles' butter?


The EU is even more pointless than a Harry Potter book or film
 
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The sound of engines moving this thread to the Religion Sex Politics forum?
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philmcd wrote:
jpr755 wrote:
philmcd wrote:
No... hopefully it's us leaving the buggers muddle known as the EU


The muggles' butter?


The EU is even more pointless than a Harry Potter book or film


And considerably less popular.
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I can't think of a better scenario pack for CC than the Battle of Britain. Maybe a U-Boat pack?
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I will buy a Sea Lion battlepack in a heartbeat. Point me at it!
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Just got the email from GMT. Potentially two BPs for '13? Gonna be a good year!
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I will buy a Sea Lion battlepack in a heartbeat. Point me at it!


As you wish:

http://www.gmtgames.com/p-428-combat-commander-bp-6-sea-lion...
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Well done, Andrew!
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Preordered!
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Combat Commander goes alt-history. A notable development, although it could be argued that anytime you play a historical scenario you are already creating alt-history of your own.

I have to admit that I am somewhat on the fence on whether I want CC to go into that territory. No matter, as I will be pre-ordering shortly. Harlem's preview materials look great - the maps look particularly well done, and as always will provide healthy food for the RSG. Congrats to you sir! Getting published by GMT is surely an accomplishment.





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Perhaps the most astonishing aspect of this announcement is the reminder that Harlem has a real name!
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Preordered!
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shager wrote:
Combat Commander goes alt-history. A notable development, although it could be argued that anytime you play a historical scenario you are already creating alt-history of your own.

I have to admit that I am somewhat on the fence on whether I want CC to go into that territory. No matter, as I will be pre-ordering shortly. Harlem's preview materials look great - the maps look particularly well done, and as always will provide healthy food for the RSG. Congrats to you sir! Getting published by GMT is surely an accomplishment.






I was not interested at all in alternate history wargames until I gave World at War: Eisenbach Gap a shot. Now I'm a big fan of the WaW system, and I don't flinch at the mention of alternate history wargames anymore.
Mostly.
 
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I was not interested at all in alternate history wargames until I gave World at War: Eisenbach Gap a shot. Now I'm a big fan of the WaW system, and I don't flinch at the mention of alternate history wargames anymore.
Mostly.


I can understand the fence-sitting. I'll post an explanation of some of the design decisions I made when I get a chance. The scenarios are fantasy yes, but they are not fantastical. I've read the translated German invasion plans compiled after the war by the British and studied the British plans for the defence of the South Coast. The scenarios are of real places that would have really been fought over should the unthinkable have happened.
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93 – “Foxtrot Uniform” set at Upper Heyford R.A.F. Base near Bicester as United States forces enter the conflict featuring AA guns utilized in an anti-personnel mode, 24 November 1940;


This probably counts as rivet-counting, but if the title of this scenario is supposed to refer to something being "F**ked Up", in phonetic alphabet-speak, saying "F.U." in the phonetic alphabet in use at the time would be "Fox Uncle", not "Foxtrot Uniform".

Probably too late to change, but surprised none of the playtesters caught this.

(orders placed for BP5 and BP6 just now)
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Kozure wrote:
This probably counts as rivet-counting, but if the title of this scenario is supposed to refer to something being "F**ked Up", in phonetic alphabet-speak, saying "F.U." in the phonetic alphabet in use at the time would be "Fox Uncle", not "Foxtrot Uniform".

Or "Freddie Uncle", given that it's early in the war?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_alphabet
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russ wrote:
Kozure wrote:
This probably counts as rivet-counting, but if the title of this scenario is supposed to refer to something being "F**ked Up", in phonetic alphabet-speak, saying "F.U." in the phonetic alphabet in use at the time would be "Fox Uncle", not "Foxtrot Uniform".

Or "Freddie Uncle", given that it's early in the war?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_alphabet


Curses! Missed the date change. I knew that the older alphabet was in use, I didn't know that there was an earlier, older one.

My rivet counting was rivet counted!

I'm actually not sure which would be the coolest scenario name:

Foxtrot Uniform
Fox Uncle
Freddie Uncle

One sounds like a nice suit to wear to a night of dancing, the next sounds like a character from a children's tale and the third sounds like a pedophile, or a character from a Harry Potter/Roald Dahl book, one or the other.
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There's going to be hell on when you find out I named 'Let England Shake' after a PJ Harvey album.
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HarlemMimeSchool wrote:
There's going to be hell on when you find out I named 'Let England Shake' after a PJ Harvey album.


You have no idea what you are messing with in this alternative timeline. The Germans have now truly invaded England, and brought terrifying new consequences with them. I've seen enough episodes of Star Trek to know how this works. Led Zep, The Beatles, The Who, and countless other bands of legend may never form.
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