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re: Finally Bought Battlefront - TheTideMustRoll
Carbonate freezing chambers manages to be possibly the best map in the game at capturing the look of the original movies, and the worst when it comes to actual gameplay....
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re: World of Tanks - Anyone play? - TheTideMustRoll
Used to play all the time. Other games have taken up my gaming time for the past many months, though....
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
I believe Great Britain was where they initially pinned their hopes. Southern leaders believed that, as Britain was a major producer of textiles, the British government would be more or less forced to support the Southern cause in order to avoid damaging their own economy through the loss of souther...
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re: Finally Bought Battlefront - TheTideMustRoll
I've been playing nothing but HvV for the past few weeks. That mode is awesome. I think the Empire has better overall characters, although Chewbacca may be the single best character in the game....
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re: Do Russian history students learn about WWII the other way around? - TheTideMustRoll
I haven't watched the WW2 version yet, but the Apocalypse: WW1 version is amazing just for the footage they show. The series tries to convey a sense of what the reality of the war was like more than it tries to tell a narrative along the history. The episode focusing on the horrors of trench warfare...
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re: Hypothetical: If you were a General in WWI, how Would you have Fought? - TheTideMustRoll
The problem was communication. There was no way for high-level commanders to effectively communicate with their troops once they crossed no-man's land. Generals were blind and powerless once the attack started. There are multiple instances of attacks that carried the enemy trenches, and then stalled...
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re: Hypothetical: If you were a General in WWI, how Would you have Fought? - TheTideMustRoll
The Germans eventually figured out how to do it effectively using stosstruppen to bypass strong points and penetrate behind the enemy trench line, but by the time they did, it was too late. They broke the stalemate with their 1918 offensive, but they didn't have enough manpower left by that point to...
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
I still contend that, even if Lee had won at Gettysburg, Meade would have simply retreated into the DC defenses, from which Lee was not strong enough to unseat him. Gettysburg would not have won the war for the South. ...
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
I really enjoy playing military strategy games. Any time I've played a strategic-level simulation of the Civil War as the South, my first act is always to look at the West and think, "How the hell am I supposed to defend all of that with this handful of men?" :lol:...
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
Pickett's Charge was not going to reclaim Tennessee and Kentucky, reopen communications across the Mississippi, and lift a crippling naval blockade, no matter how successful it was....
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
They were winning in the East. At no point in the war could the South ever have been said to be winning in the West. It was only varying degrees of losing for them there. The South gave as good as they got in a hundred-mile strip of land between D.C. and Richmond. Everywhere else, the Civil War w...
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
On the field, yes, they only smashed Howard's corps. However, had Jackson lived and been able to direct the follow-up to his attack, they were in position to defeat the Union army while sitting on their line of retreat. Had they done so, the AoP would likely have disintegrated. The South actually...
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
The true turning point in the war in the East was the Battle of the Wilderness. Once again, the AoP headed south and was tactically beaten by the ANV despite heavily outnumbering it. However, Grant was the first Union commander to realize that just because he had suffered a tactical defeat did not n...
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
Even if the South had won at Gettysburg, I don't think it would have mattered. By that point in the war Washington was so heavily fortified that there was really no chance in taking it by direct assault, and Lee couldn't afford to lay siege and leave Richmond unprotected since the North could simply...
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
Ha ha, a fellow Harry Turtledove fan, eh? :cheers:...
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
The War in the East almost literally could not have gone better for the South. Lincoln kept sending incompetents to face probably the greatest military commander in this nation's history, with predictable results. Just a quick glance at the relative strengths of each army prior to Chancellorsville w...
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re: Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
I think there were really only two avenues for a Southern victory: 1. Recognition by and alliance with either Great Britain or France 2. A win by McClellan in the 1864 election Number 1 was never really a possibility. Neither Great Britain nor France were much interested in allying with a n...
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Was it possible for the South to win the Civil War? - TheTideMustRoll
I thoroughly enjoyed the WW2 thread we had going on here earlier in the week. I thought I'd try and get another historical discussion going on here. So, the question is in the thread title. Given the massive discrepancy between North and South in manpower, industrial capacity, and naval capabilit...
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re: Monday night was the epitome of - TheTideMustRoll
What? Are you even speaking English? God you're a retard. Speaking of moms, yours must be ashamed. I bet she doesn't even acknowledge you in public. ...
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re: Monday night was the epitome of - TheTideMustRoll
I think you are one of the two or three worst posters on this site, and I am ashamed for you. That's how bad your OP is....
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