Arizona (first model I ever tried to build)
Favorite fictional ship “The Sea Wolf” Operation Petticoat heh heh
The Supreme Court ruled that a Chicago law prohibiting citizens from owning handguns was unconstitutional. The vote was along party lines. The mayor has decided to rewrite the law.
Probably a lot more detail out there than what I have heard on the news.
I don’t think either power could have taken Washington and it seems impossible to imagine a foreign power able to occupy the United States of America against the will of its citizens. Now if they got the bomb first they might have just tried to obliterate us.
Maul should have had a larger role. It seemed a waste for him to die as quickly as he did.
As to Palpatine hiding in front of the unipressive Jedi Council…some of us in the RPG community call that script immunity or our favorite appellation “Gamemaster Crap.”
The only time I really paid any interest to palpy was in Timothy Zahn’s last book Allegiance. And then only because he was talking to Mara Jade. Now there is an awesome character.
Vader hands down. No one else got their own SSD. No one else recruited the Noghri into the Empire. No other Sith had the gall to try to kill Palpatine either.
Throughout the Star Wars universe only one bad guy came as close to cool as Vader was and that was Thrawn. Maul and Tyranis(spelling) were just patsies. The Emporer was the standard Evil bad guy and not all that interesting a character to begin with.
My current favorite is Empire. I love playing in all the different theaters. I also enjoyed Medi two. I found Napoleon too much like empire, nice graphics but not as much fun to play (missed India and North America).
Shogun 2 is next upcoming title.
Recently the Total War Series has been tied to STEAM which I find annoying. While the updates and options through steam are interesting I really hate having to always be signed in to STEAM to play.
Wasn’t the Tirpitz completed sometime after the Bismark? I seem to remember that Germany at one point hoped to send both ships to sea about the same time but for some reason the Tirpitz wasn’t ready to put to sea so the Prince Eugen went with Bismark.
But I like the idea of a German Navy out of the Baltic.
Thanks for sharing and posting a link to the article.