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stalkervision #7901 Posted Nov 29 2018 - 18:11

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Nov 22 2018 - 11:39, said:

Ok. PSA for other foreigners like myself. Apparently attics in Texas are not designed for storage and will not hold the weight of an adult male in all places. There is now a substantial hole in my new kitchen ceiling. Which is annoying, especially the evening before a four day weekend.

Anyone know a good contractor in northern San Antonio?

 

OMG..:) 

stalkervision #7902 Posted Nov 29 2018 - 18:13

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Nov 10 2018 - 19:36, said:

I would just like to confirm that Canada at this time of year is cold. Why couldn’t the Germans have been considerate enough to surrender a month earlier?

 

Because the Germans hated Canadian's far more then the other allies because of their inbreed beer snobishness. :P

stalkervision #7903 Posted Dec 01 2018 - 04:38

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For the military aviation guy...Very interesting article about the F5 fighter and Top gun contract. http://www.thedrive....ressor-contract

Iron_Soul_Stealer #7904 Posted Dec 02 2018 - 08:36

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View Poststalkervision, on Nov 29 2018 - 12:13, said:

 

Because the Germans hated Canadian's far more then the other allies because of their inbreed beer snobishness. :P

^..Hey! I resent  resemble that comment....:B

 

 

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thanks for the 5 million credits, and the free garage slot, wargaming.

 

 

 



Beausabre #7905 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 13:32

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Spector668, thank you!

 

Found it - lyrics & music https://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=70987

A "reiter" is a cavalryman (literally Horseman) "morgenlied" means morning song and "morgenrot" means red (as in bloody) morning

REITERS MORGENLIED (MORGENROT)
Wilhelm Hauff 1824 (1802-1827)

1. Morgenrot, Morgenrot,
Leuchtest mir zum frühen Tod?
|: Bald wird die Trompete blasen,
   Dann muß ich mein Leben lassen,
   Ich und mancher Kamerad! :|

2. Kaum gedacht, kaum gedacht,
Wird der Lust ein End gemacht!
|: Gestern noch auf stolzen Rossen,
   Heute durch die Brust geschossen,
   Morgen in das kühle Grab! :|

3. Ach wie bald, ach wie bald,
Schwindet Schönheit und Gestalt!
|: Strahlst du gleich mit deinen Wangen,
   Die wie Milch und Purpur prangen,
   Ach, die Rosen welken all! :|

4. Darum still, darum still
Füg ich mich, wie Gott es will.
|: Nun, so will ich wacker streiten,
   Und sollt ich den Tod erleiden,
   Stirbt ein braver Reitersmann


 



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Does anyone out there know the song that plays at the start of that Polish map, Studzianki..?

 

It's obviously an old cultural Polish folk song of some sort...and probably of that era. I've been trying to find a recording of it, or even a proper song title, but I haven't found anything..yet. I like the song...it's kinda catchy, that's why I want to learn more about it. If anyone knows something, let me know...



The_Chieftain #7907 Posted Jan 10 2019 - 20:09

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Try this.



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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jan 10 2019 - 14:09, said:

Try this.

 

Thanks for sharing that, Nick.

I believe that might be the song I was looking for. Although, I have to say that the version, above, sounds much more celebratory and cheerful than the version we all hear at the start of the battle, in Studzianki.

 

I think the version we hear, in-game, is much, much darker... and more sombre. And considering the dismal circumstances of the region, at the time, that 'darkness' we hear in the music creates the perfect stage and chilling environment for a tank battle. 

 

*Consequently, I always give credit where credit is due, so... I must tip my hat to all the Wargaming developers that worked on this music. Your intro music on many of these new HD maps is outstanding! Especially on Studzianki. I also love that blues harp intro at the start of Highway. Good work, ladies and gentlemen.

 

 

 



My_Three_Stuns #7909 Posted Jan 23 2019 - 02:53

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Chieftain, it was great meeting you at the San Antonio mixer! To follow up on one of the things we were discussing, I was hoping to find out if one of the recent game updates changed the artillery tracer detection game mechanics. What I mean is this: Prior to one of the recent major game updates (don't remember the number), while doing anti-arty searches in my arty, when you went looking for enemy arty tracers, these were simple white lines and they always started right at the point that the shell came out of the enemy arty's gun barrel. So it was simple to fire at a point just behind the origin of that tracer line to get a hit. After the update, the designers changed the look of the arty tracer so that it's more of a brief colored "cloud" tracer. If that were the only thing, it would be great because it looks way cooler. However, I started noticing that if you aim just behind the start of that tracer, as done before the update, you nearly always miss the target. Seems like you have to aim quite a bit behind it, and the distance behind the start of the tracer is highly variable (although it seems like the higher the tier, the further back you have to aim). Can you confirm if this is true, and is it another example of the developers trying to reduce overall effectiveness of arties? Thanks!

stalkervision #7910 Posted Jan 23 2019 - 07:20

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Try shooting at enemy tanks and actually helping in direct support of your team first.

My_Three_Stuns #7911 Posted Jan 25 2019 - 03:08

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I get that criticism all the time, but I reject it. Freeing my team from enemy artillery fire is an important aspect of the game. Plus I don't spend all my time on that. I only look for arty tracers during the long reload period of my BC 155 58. If nothing is seen during that off time, I faithfully search out enemy tanks as soon as I'm loaded up.

Iron_Soul_Stealer #7912 Posted Feb 07 2019 - 05:56

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View PostMy_Three_Stuns, on Jan 24 2019 - 21:08, said:

I get that criticism all the time, but I reject it. Freeing my team from enemy artillery fire is an important aspect of the game. Plus I don't spend all my time on that. I only look for arty tracers during the long reload period of my BC 155 58. If nothing is seen during that off time, I faithfully search out enemy tanks as soon as I'm loaded up.

 

Dude, you really want to free your team of artillery fire..? Then jump into a nice fast light tank, and go for a Pascucci's Medal. That might be more effective.

 

View Poststalkervision, on Jan 23 2019 - 01:20, said:

Try shooting at enemy tanks and actually helping in direct support of your team first.

 

^..Yes, I agree.

*Let arty be arty. Otherwise, you're just cancelling yourself out.

 



_El_Barto_Simpsons_ #7913 Posted Feb 09 2019 - 13:40

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T95/Fv4201 Broken! is a OP Super Gonq

Iron_Soul_Stealer #7914 Posted Feb 11 2019 - 02:33

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What..? They broke the game..? I don't get it...

 

Well, anyway...you know those over achieving Palo Alto kids...:unsure:...impossible standards.



Iron_Soul_Stealer #7915 Posted Feb 13 2019 - 07:40

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^...Look, there's a good reason why many WWII tankers DID NOT want to use a 1911 style semi-auto pistol for use as their 'last resort' sidearm weapon in a tank. First off, as much as I love the John Browning design, the 'tilting barrel/moving slide' had a lot of moving parts that could interfere, and 'wedge' the mechanism when jamming it into small gun ports and tight spaces, causing a stoppage.

 

*In other words, a double action revolver was generally more reliable overall...and especially in tight spaces because it did not have the moving barrel and slide that could 'wedge itself' and jam in small gun ports and openings. That is the best way I can explain it.

 

Ooops, sorry. Wrong thread...:confused:

 

 


Edited by Iron_Soul_Stealer, Feb 14 2019 - 01:15.


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At some point in our lives, we will all be swept away by the waters of March.

Seize the moment. Seize the day.

 

 

 
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Hope all is well with you, Nick. Best wishes to you and your family.

Happy Spring.

 



The_Chieftain #7917 Posted Apr 03 2019 - 17:55

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The_Chieftain #7918 Posted Jun 17 2019 - 17:10

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So after looking into it, it seems that the codes found on the back of the Can Openers books expired a couple of months ago. We're looking into turning them back on again, but in the meantime, if it isn't working, feel free to open a support ticket, and the goodies will be manually credited.

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View PostIron_Soul_Stealer, on Jan 16 2019 - 18:37, said:

 

Thanks for sharing that, Nick.

I believe that might be the song I was looking for. Although, I have to say that the version, above, sounds much more celebratory and cheerful than the version we all hear at the start of the battle, in Studzianki.

 

I think the version we hear, in-game, is much, much darker... and more sombre. And considering the dismal circumstances of the region, at the time, that 'darkness' we hear in the music creates the perfect stage and chilling environment for a tank battle. 

 

*Consequently, I always give credit where credit is due, so... I must tip my hat to all the Wargaming developers that worked on this music. Your intro music on many of these new HD maps is outstanding! Especially on Studzianki. I also love that blues harp intro at the start of Highway. Good work, ladies and gentlemen.

 

 

 


My wife is Ukrainian, speaks Russian and Ukrainian and some Polish too. I had her listen to the Studzianki song and she said it was an old folk song she was familiar with, but had not heard in a long time. She also commented that it seemed the singers were singing a mix of Ukrainian and Polish.






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