HAYSEED: 'That's the fifth black card you've drawn in a row.'
SUNDANCE: Yeah, lucky...'
HAYSEED: 'I think there's more to it than luck.'
SUNDANCE: 'What are you sayin'? Are you saying that I'm cheating?' '
HAYSEED: I'm sayin' nobody draws five black cards out of a Russian pile without drawing a single red card.'
HAYSEED: 'OK, Soviet then. It can't be done. Take that last FFE off the board or I'm gonna fill ya full of holes.'
ME: Thinking, thinking...
TEDMS: Time's up.
ME: I'll fire APCR. A "7", I haven't got it. Firing AP. A "9," miss.
Earlier I talked about various to kill effects of Soviet APCR rounds. These range from the moderately effective 45mm APCR round to the why-bother 76L round. Range is a key factor on whether APCR is worth firing. APCR is most effective at close range. Which means that good tankers save APCR when you need to kill a monster at close range.
However, good tankers also know that
Armor Piercing Composite Rigid (APCR) ammo is made from a nickle alloy. In fact, the hunger for nickle drove many campaigns, many in the most inhospitable conditions (e.g. Narvik, Petsamo). Nickle was so valuable, in fact that the US stopped using nickle to make nickles and used them instead to make shells. You can still find some 1943-1945 nickles out there in circulation with an "S" stamped on them for the steel they were made from.
APCR can really seem like a difference maker when taking on tanks you really have no business taking on. But is it? Here I
If you were present at last years' tournament you saw the setup of CH's Omaha East/West and I announced then that I would have it set up for not only Thursday this year, but for play over the entire weekend. This is truly monumental ASL and is your chance to play the full blown invasion scenario for up to 4 days straight. Even if you are interested in participating for only a day, let me know and I can get you scheduled in and get all information to you ahead of time. We need folks to take advantage of this opportunity! We have a couple of folks who have already signed up to play it for all 4
Russia. Crimea. Ukraine. What more needs to be said?
This battle began when some Soviet recon and ATGM units were detected coming south towards Echo 1, an objective my US Army boys recently captured. I called in an F-4 Phantom to chew them up a bit:
It did the trick. We killed one or two units, with the rest pulling off the road in a hurray. Unfortunately,