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rich73 #7741 Posted Sep 02 2017 - 17:09

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Hey Chief..muse on how much your parent company ,WG, is messing up lately will you.Maybe put a spur in their [edited].Cant keep their posted promises or even know if they fix something but are quite willing to say they have when its not......  https://worldoftanks...lem-resolution/   so many people here affiliated but no input..cmon,Chief..input.  And I say the reason they never gave the 7 days was it interfered with their 7 day sale..Pretty scummy move.

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Sep 01 2017 - 15:54, said:

Talking with a former 1SG today. 

 

I remember the first time I realized, as I was interviewing a new solider to my command, (date of birth in the 1990s) that the term of endearment for the CO. "The old man" was, in fact, quite literal...

 

Date of Birth of 2000 is now legal for enlistment....

 

Dear goddess no, the end is near! :P

shapeshifter #7743 Posted Sep 25 2017 - 11:47

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Here you go chief, the Stuart "Honey"

 



The_Chieftain #7744 Posted Sep 25 2017 - 18:50

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Fair one, but it doesn't say where the name came from.

Daigensui #7745 Posted Sep 25 2017 - 19:00

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Damnit, wrong thread.



Yankee #7746 Posted Sep 25 2017 - 20:02

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Because they were so sweet to drive

shapeshifter #7747 Posted Sep 25 2017 - 20:16

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View PostYankee, on Sep 25 2017 - 14:02, said:

Because they were so sweet to drive

 

The thing it was being praised on them in almost all other reports from the period are how they seem to last forever before needing maintenance, and when they do are easy to work on compared to other vehicles.

If you were a crew in the hot desert you'd probably think your ride was a sweet one or a honey if it meant you didn't have to break your back and sweat half to death like the crews of the other tanks who had way more problems. Nothing about how it drove.

 

 

It keeps going and going....

 

View PostThe_Chieftain, on Sep 25 2017 - 12:50, said:

Fair one, but it doesn't say where the name came from.

 

That specific report is from a collection of middle east reports. this one to be exact  Going by other reports from the period (1942) The thing that kept being praised was it's reliability. I'd guess it was the crews who started to call it that.

 

 


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View Postshapeshifter, on Sep 25 2017 - 19:16, said:

 

The thing it was being praised on them in almost all other reports from the period are how they seem to last forever before needing maintenance, and when they do are easy to work on compared to other vehicles.

If you were a crew in the hot desert you'd probably think your ride was a sweet one or a honey if it meant you didn't have to break your back and sweat half to death like the crews of the other tanks who had way more problems. Nothing about how it drove.

 

 

 

It keeps going and going....

 

 

That specific report is from a collection of middle east reports. this one to be exact  Going by other reports from the period (1942) The thing that kept being praised was it's reliability. I'd guess it was the crews who started to call it that.

 

 

 

 

No, no, you miss my point. The entire subject came up after an observation by David Fletcher that to an Englishman, 'honey' is the sticky stuff that bees make. Its use in this context is an Americanism. Currently the prime source for the origin is mentioned in Bob Crisps' book, where he says his driver started it off after hanging around with the manufacturer's Texan rep for too long.



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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Sep 25 2017 - 14:30, said:

 

No, no, you miss my point. The entire subject came up after an observation by David Fletcher that to an Englishman, 'honey' is the sticky stuff that bees make. Its use in this context is an Americanism. Currently the prime source for the origin is mentioned in Bob Crisps' book, where he says his driver started it off after hanging around with the manufacturer's Texan rep for too long.

 

To an Englishman honey would also be something sugary or sweet tasting as well. but I see your point.

The_Chieftain #7750 Posted Oct 14 2017 - 02:54

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Another trip to Oz in a couple of weeks. This time, on WG business with the public. Sydney. Will update when properly public.

The_Chieftain #7751 Posted Oct 17 2017 - 16:46

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Completely coincidental to my last post, if you're in Sydney on Nov 1, check this out.

https://worldoftanks...u-server-nov-1/



Iron_Soul_Stealer #7752 Posted Oct 19 2017 - 02:29

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View PostMad_Dog_Seabee, on Sep 02 2017 - 15:56, said:

 

Dear goddess no, the end is near! :P

 

"All is not lost"

 

Well, maybe... {considering our dire current situation}. We will see....:ohmy:

http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/497880-give-us-the-nuclear-option/page__pid__10121970#entry10121970

 

View Postrich73, on Sep 02 2017 - 11:09, said:

Hey Chief..muse on how much your parent company ,WG, is messing up lately will you.Maybe put a spur in their [edited].Cant keep their posted promises or even know if they fix something but are quite willing to say they have when its not......  https://worldoftanks...lem-resolution/   so many people here affiliated but no input..cmon,Chief..input.  And I say the reason they never gave the 7 days was it interfered with their 7 day sale..Pretty scummy move.

View PostThe_Chieftain, on Oct 17 2017 - 10:46, said:

.........

 

^..Any comment on this, Chief..?

 

 



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This triggered even myself in terms of privacy invasion.



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View PostSaffr0n, on Oct 18 2017 - 17:35, said:

Regarding camouflage on reward vehicles for Personal Missions: 

  • Finishing a set of 15 missions with honors earns you three types of a unique camo for the reward tank along with a chance to purchase it for any other vehicle from the same Tech Tree. 
  • Complete Primary conditions throughout a set and you get three types of a unique camo for the reward tank only

 

We did not remove permanent camouflage from reward tanks, thus it would NOT have been compensated for. If you assigned permanent camouflage on a reward tank, you can still mount it by going to the exterior UI menu for that vehicle. 

 

Hmmmm.......

The_Chieftain #7755 Posted Oct 20 2017 - 20:23

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We're asking permission to host on our own channels, but for those who can't wait, https://www.c-span.o...nk-world-war-ii

 



FrozenKemp #7756 Posted Oct 21 2017 - 01:45

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Awesome!  Thanks for the link, Chieftain!

US_3rd_Army #7757 Posted Oct 24 2017 - 23:16

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Oct 20 2017 - 14:23, said:

We're asking permission to host on our own channels, but for those who can't wait, https://www.c-span.o...nk-world-war-ii

 

I can't wait to see that, it's gonna be very interesting 

 

I want to get your opinion on some thoughts I had for a possible tier 8 american premium TD. Here is the link http://forum.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/559112-tier-8-american-premium-td/page__p__11296066#entry11296066



The_Chieftain #7758 Posted Oct 26 2017 - 22:50

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This is a twelve minute video. It took me about twenty to watch it because I had to keep pausing to cringe.



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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Oct 26 2017 - 22:50, said:

This is a twelve minute video. It took me about twenty to watch it because I had to keep pausing to cringe.

[...]

 

 

On the positive side, she makes Trump look like an intellectual giant.

That said, the Australians *will* screw it up.  They've screwed up *every* weapon procurement programme they've done in the last ~25 years where they've tried to built it themselves.  The Steyrs, the 105mm Light guns, the ANZAC/Meko 200 frigates, the Collins class - every one of them has been a disaster in one way or another.   

 



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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Oct 13 2017 - 20:54, said:

Another trip to Oz in a couple of weeks. This time, on WG business with the public. Sydney. Will update when properly public.

 

Hey Chief, how come you never visit South Korea..?

I think you'd like Seoul. Have you ever been there..? It's a very fascinating place.

 






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