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by oozeboss
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US and DAK in Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: US and DAK in Tunisia

Capt Fortier wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:38 am
I suspect Munin's house rule - counting doubles as a fizzle - could work either way you read it!
:lol:

True. A line that has also resonated repeatedly throughout my social life. :roll:
by oozeboss
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: US and DAK in Tunisia
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: US and DAK in Tunisia

Neil Todd wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:10 pm
I have read the teams didn't have much training and tended to expose themselves when firing.
:shock:

I'm amazed that Truscott Trotter hasn't already zeroed on to this line like a shark in dirty water. ;) :roll:
by oozeboss
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chain of Command How To Play Video Part One
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Chain of Command How To Play Video Part One

OK, I'm hooked. My only remaining decision will be whether I go Caesarian times, or Hellenic/ Persian.
by oozeboss
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: CoC North West Frontier
Replies: 48
Views: 2153

Re: CoC North West Frontier

Masters again (same brilliant book): "I said above that we were not to be ruthless. Ruthlessness, however, is relative, and the definition used on the Frontier was the Pathan definition". Excellent comment - when I used to be a guest lecturer at the National Army Museum, I always explained to quest...
by oozeboss
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: how do I become a spammer?
Replies: 7
Views: 5085

Re: how do I become a spammer?

IanKH wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:10 am
Eat more Spam.
Damn - you beat me to it!

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by oozeboss
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: CoC North West Frontier
Replies: 48
Views: 2153

Re: CoC North West Frontier

Capt Fortier wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:10 am
Had a quick flick through a pdf version online and liked the look of it so much it is already on order!
I guarantee that, at the very least, you will not be disappointed. He is very open about his own failings, and avoids resorting to jingoistic cliches.
by oozeboss
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: CoC North West Frontier
Replies: 48
Views: 2153

Re: CoC North West Frontier

I'd not heard/seen "Bugles and a Tiger" before, but what a ripper of a book! Can see how you've been inspired. It certainly lit a pretty fierce fire for me, and I have a plethora of quotes from that book scattered throughout as notes in the rules I am preparing. I will also unashamedly confess that...
by oozeboss
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: CoC North West Frontier
Replies: 48
Views: 2153

Re: CoC North West Frontier

He's a great writer, his Chindit one is excellent as well. I actually got this book because of his "Chindit one" - The Road Past Mandalay - which I wanted through my long held interest in the Burma campaign. That book also covered his participation in the Middle East campaigns of 1941, which inevit...
by oozeboss
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: CoC North West Frontier
Replies: 48
Views: 2153

Re: CoC North West Frontier

John Masters (my inspiration & go to guy, again from Bugles And A Tiger): "On the government side, armourers removed the propellant charges from cartridges, replaced the low-explosive cordite with a high explosive, and then dropped the doctored clips about. The tribesman, always short of ammunition...
by oozeboss
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: CoC North West Frontier
Replies: 48
Views: 2153

Re: CoC North West Frontier

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:47 am
Pork - Muslim
(Knew that - my GP is a lapsed Muslima from Pakistan who, despite swinging to a more Marxist interpretation of all religions, still cannot cross deeply entrenched cultural norm and actually taste test a pork product.)