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by JN1
2010-12-04 11:56am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up
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Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up

For Vietnam I'd recommend Mark Woodruff's Unheralded Victory.
by JN1
2010-12-04 08:42am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up
Replies: 630
Views: 121614

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up

Fair point- I knew about the program's antecedents but thought its implementation in SVN was MacNamara's idea. I stand by the rest of my comments, though. It was a good idea, so it couldn't have been his. :lol: It should have worked, but the SVN didn't really implement it properly. I think it could...
by JN1
2010-12-03 09:45pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up
Replies: 630
Views: 121614

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up

The Strategic Hamlet concept was based on British experience from Malaya and was suggested by (Sir) Robert Thompson. It worked very well in Malaya, but doesn't seem to have been properly implemented by the US in South Vietnam, which may be partly down to the government of the RVN.
by JN1
2010-11-30 03:29pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up
Replies: 630
Views: 121614

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up

No, he pretty much focuses on all of the bad decisions that Strange made and the damage he and his whizzkids did to the DoD. It can be argued that Strange's decisions put America and Americans at more risk than otherwise would have been the case and RSM knew that.
by JN1
2010-11-30 01:13pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up
Replies: 630
Views: 121614

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up

There is a good article on him and some of his questionable decisions here.
by JN1
2010-09-06 06:55am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up
Replies: 630
Views: 121614

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up

And even if the story is just two books long, I think four or five years passed. That's a lot of time to mobilize industry. This is not a Cold War turns hot and the story is over after half a year of shooting story! It was roughly real-time. IIRC the war begun back in 2008 and has ended in mid to l...
by JN1
2010-09-02 05:08am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up
Replies: 630
Views: 121614

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide Epilogue Up

They'd have to actually MAKE it illegal first. AFAIK suicide is only illegal in England, and even there they didn't list an actual penalty. I couldn't swear to it, but I think that law has been repealed. Assisting in a suicide is certainly still illegal in all of the UK's legal jurisdictions. With ...
by JN1
2010-07-26 12:08pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy Nine Up

Nice use of Lt. Chard, I do hope that means there won't be any lasts stands.
by JN1
2010-07-24 06:07pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy Eight Up

Weren't there some people who actually wrote sections of the story for him? It would seem fair for them to recieve some financial compensation for their efforts. For them, maybe(I don't know if Stuart already worked something out with them, and I'm not going to ask). Random peeps going "well I thou...
by JN1
2010-07-21 07:26am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy Eight Up

With occupation duty in both Heaven and Hell, and the threat from what else is potentially out there full demobilisation is not going to happen any time soon. We're going to need a lot of boots on the ground for quite some time yet.
by JN1
2010-07-06 04:26pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy Four Up

The logistics required for those are exorbitant, even today. It's cheaper to just pump the wall full of APFSDS. AFAIK fin rounds will just bore nice neat little holes in the wall and might not even penetrate all the way through. Penetrating weapons containing high explosive, like the Storm Shadow w...
by JN1
2010-07-06 02:42pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy Four Up

Stu, would 1 CW Army have a use for an 18inch howitzer firing concrete penetrating shells, because I think I can find one? If it can be gotten to where it is needed it could be used to penetrate the walls of the Emerald City.
by JN1
2010-07-03 05:12pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy Four Up

He's risen already - as part of the ash cloud. :wink:
by JN1
2010-06-30 01:54pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy Four Up

Even with its massive advantage in firepower it won't be easy for the HEA to fight its way into The Eternal City. Just clearing a lot of the buildings will eat up a lot of infantry; perhaps a job for the Indian and Chinese Army Groups. However it might not be necessary if Michael's coup is successfu...
by JN1
2010-06-17 06:47pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy One Up

Petraeus needs the extra star so that he is of equal, or greater rank than his Chief of Staff, Sir Mike Jackson, who, IIRC is a full General and might be made a Field Marshal. The F-35 was and is under development, it was far better to concentrate on building proven designs like the F-16 and F-18. O...
by JN1
2010-06-10 05:53pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy One Up

Don't get it :/ GDLS make the M1 Abrams main battle tank. Now, the problem with the TSW events is that they've laid waste to the human vocabulary of expletives. So, a new set have to emerge and, being a tanker, Stevenson addresses her request for benediction to the people who made her tank. So BAE ...
by JN1
2010-06-05 03:26pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy Up

Painting of windows was long standing Civil Defence advice in the UK; you only have to look at some of the CD films from the '60s to see that and it appears as late as the '80s. It, along with much of the other advice, was, IMVHO anyway, unfairly maligned. In many circumstances the advice in Advisin...
by JN1
2010-06-02 04:06pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Seventy Up

Very well done, yet another pretty chilling description of the after effects of an initiation. Petraeus is being pretty formal towards Jackson; I'd have thought he'd have called him Mike by now rather than Sir Michael. Mind you I have always gotten the impression that US Army officers are a little m...
by JN1
2010-06-02 01:20pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Sixty Eight Up

snip Well look at his fucking salad bar! NZ army joke is that US service personnel get a medal for flying over northern Ireland. :wink: :lol: Yup, they do indeed seem to award a great many decorations. It's interesting to compare with General Sir Mike 'Darth Vader' Jackson, who is serving as his Co...
by JN1
2010-06-01 10:47pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Sixty Nine Up

Night_stalker wrote:Oh, if he didn't plan for the nuke, well he better start planning fast, before the fallout comes...
As effectivley said above, what fallout? It was an airburst, which is a pretty clean initiation.
by JN1
2010-05-28 05:24pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Sixty Nine Up

Agreed, the effects of a nuke strike are not pretty.
by JN1
2010-05-28 03:38pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Sixty Nine Up

These were new ones built to handle the larger warhead. Tradeoff was range. The logic is that using ballistic missiles in Heaven and Hell is questionable since the strange geometry might make them come down somewhere completely unexpected. So, cruise missiles were a better choice. Makes a lot of se...
by JN1
2010-05-28 02:01pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Sixty Nine Up

As Stuart says a high airburst should be relatively clean. HEA troops should be able to operate in the area pretty quickly and without NBC gear. Never thought I'd see a Glickem in action, what's next an SS20? Evidently the INF Treaty has gone by the board. :D The 501st Tactical Missile Wing was base...
by JN1
2010-05-27 10:30pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Sixty Eight Up

Usually before I write a story, I have the plot line sorted out in fine detail and pictures of all the main characters (real ones if they are real people, nearest-I-can-find if they aren't). For example, in the TBOverse stories, Igrat looks like Vanessa Ferlito (with normal lips). I have a backstor...
by JN1
2010-05-25 05:29pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Eighty One Up
Replies: 4810
Views: 501187

Re: The Salvation War: Pantheocide. Part Sixty Eight Up

CaptainChewbacca wrote:Nice bit! It looks like Stuart is settling into one chapter a week, to drive us all insane, I'm sure :-D
Driving? Some of us are already there. :lol:

Good bayonet drills will beat a sword most of the time.