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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefStew25 View Post
    Dread what are your thoughts on the Dresden bombing? Over the top?
    Heck yes. It was a cultural city, not important to weapons manufacture. And if they were just trying to knock out the railroad yards as they said was the goal, you don't have to burn over 90% of the city to knockout the railroads.

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    I think maybe it helped destroy morale. Like, if we bomb this town, no town is safe.

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    I have no quibbles with any of the legal actions done to defeat the Axis in WWII. I think Dresden likely surprised the planners, though that technique was later deliberately used in Japan.

    The axis powers were serious and used brutality as a state policy. Anything that brought them down a day earlier is justified.
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    Dreadnought, right now I'm feeling kind of defeated and somber.

    I need a battle where the underdog and just side came out of nowhere and beat the fukk outta someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King87 View Post
    Dreadnought, right now I'm feeling kind of defeated and somber.

    I need a battle where the underdog and just side came out of nowhere and beat the fukk outta someone.
    Midway, Bunker Hill, or Stalingrad....take your pick.

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    The Battle of New Orleans -1814
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    Oh yeah, don't forget the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sneakers View Post
    oh yeah, don't forget the battle of the little bighorn.
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    the Revolutionary War of 1812

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    cool thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriotsGuy View Post
    cool thread
    ^ cool poster. And congratulations on your win over the dolphs

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconut View Post
    ^ cool poster. And congratulations on your win over the dolphs
    Thanks I'll take it but the defense giving up all those passing yards to Henne has me a little nervous. Sorry about the Broncos loss, I had them in my pool giving 3.5 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King87 View Post
    Dreadnought, right now I'm feeling kind of defeated and somber.

    I need a battle where the underdog and just side came out of nowhere and beat the fukk outta someone.
    Narva, November 1700. The 19 year old King Charles XII of Sweden is leading 8000+ men on an invasion of Russia. He is faced by a 35,000+ man Russian Army, with around 200 pieces of Artillery, fortified in the city of Narva. The Swedes have not eaten for two days. There is a blizzard going on. The Russians are thoroughly entrenched.

    So Charles orders a frontal attack. This is so improbable that it completely flatfoots the Russians. The Swedes rupture the center of the Russian lines, storm forward, towards the only bridge representing an escape route over the Neva river - which bridge collapses under theweight of fleeing Russians. This results in complete panic from the Russians, who eventually suffer over 10,000 killed (1000 of who drown trying to swim the Neva), 20,000 POW's and the loss of all of their artillery. 700 Swedes are killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriotsGuy View Post
    Thanks I'll take it but the defense giving up all those passing yards to Henne has me a little nervous. Sorry about the Broncos loss, I had them in my pool giving 3.5 points.
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    Wow just wow.

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