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  1. Red Barricades: Clash of the Tight Ones--Day Three

    by , 03 Jun 12 at 03:23 (Cross of Irony: Redneck ASL)
    Day Three (18 Oct 1942)

    Having played several RB CGs, one thing became obvious: a Soviet Attack can be devastating. It forces the German player to setup first, and then the Soviets can pick out the weak areas to utilize concentrated attacks. The German player rarely spends points on defense, and without mines and such to worry about the Russian player can simply forge ahead. A well-time Soviet attack can send the German player reeling backwards, so with all of that in mind, I choose an Attack chit. The German's ELR is down to 3, so I'm guessing that Field Marshal Marsholio will ...
  2. Stalking Death

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    "My fellow countrymen. When you hear these words, the beginning of the fifth meeting between the United States and Russia in the Olympic War Games will be just minutes away." - The Survivor, by Walter F. Moudy

    I crouch in the basement of an abandoned building, my heart thumping away in my chest like some out of control metronome. Knowing that death is lurking in every room, hallway, and shadowy corner, I fear to take my eyes from the red dot sight on my combat rifle for even a moment. It would only take second of distraction,
  3. Reviewed: Ironclad

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    When this movie was first announced early last year, I was excited. In a world overrun with movies about ninjas, samurai and kung fu fighting, there are just far too few movies about the iconic knights of medieval Europe. It really is a shocking turn of events. I mean, as a kid I grew up with lots of books, movies (John Boorman’s classic Excalibur was my favorite…even though I had no business watching it at that age) and even cartoons that dealt with medieval themes – not to mention the ‘80s phenomenon of Dungeons & Dragons. How things change
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  4. Reviewed: Wolfhound from the Grey Hound Clan

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    So I watched that remake of Conan the Barbarian the other day. You know, the one starring the guy with the funny last name? I was preparing to write a review but I found the story to be so thoroughly wearisome that it didn’t even merit the effort to ridicule it in public. That is saying something as I was never a fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s muscle-headed original and figured they could only go up…but I guess I underestimated the extravagant incompetence of modern Hollywood. What a waste of time that movie turned out to be.

    So, in
  5. My take on Sons of Anarchy

    After reading what other people had to say about Sons of Anarchy in this thread, I decided to give the series a try. I can report I'm now caught up after picking up the set on DVD and it's been a fun, if somewhat bizarre, ride.

    For those unfamiliar with the series, the story revolves around an outlaw motorcycle club which thrives in the small town of Charming. The fictional club has clearly been loosely based on the real life Hells Angels, and many of trappings of "one percenter" outlaw motorcycle culture are an integral part of the basic story. Like their real life counterparts, ...
    Non-Gaming , TV
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