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  #155 New June 17th, 2019 02:19 AM
Well, my Concealed Carry application is moving forward, and I passed the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting course along with it. Based on my observations, someone used to semi-automatic pistols is not going to understand a single-shot revolver at all unless shown how to use it. I still prefer the .45 Colt M1911, but I will have to see if I can still shoot it well or not.

I have been going through Scheer's book on the High Seas Fleet in WW One, along with Tirpitz's memoirs and Hamilton's Gallipoli Diary. Tirpitz is a tough read, as his German superiority complex shows continuously, along with his distaste for any for of democracy. A couple of his comments lead me to believe that he had not any understanding of what was needed for a naval war. Fortunately for Germany, he did not command the High Seas Fleet, otherwise, there would have been a lot of drowned Germans in 1914, or 1915 at the latest. As for Gallipoli, the one who really sabotaged that whole affair was good old Kitchener, who was lucky that he drowned when he did.

I checked my 1887 Brassey's, and it has some good drawing of the HMS Polyphemus that I will be scanning in and then posting for the perusal of the forum. Methinks that might tick off some people, but such is life. I need to work on getting some samples of actual ships up online. I am still trying to figure out how the British ram "Thunder Child" is Tech Level 5. Well's book appeared in 1897. That Tech Level makes no sense at all. The Martian tripods marching about in the Thames estuary and English Channel does not make a lot of sense either, but that it Wells. Looking at it now, it no longer looks like that great a book. I guess that for me, it has aged quite badly.
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#2 July 16th, 2019 07:23 PM
timerover51 Says:
The Moon Toad people along with Gypsy Knight are not happy about my complaining about their material. I also think that they are not thrilled with the idea os some serious competition.
#1 July 14th, 2019 04:01 AM
SpaceBadger Says:
I'm 'fused. Why would scanned images of an old ship tick anyone off? They'd be edifying, FWTW.

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