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07 Nov 2017 5:53 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian25 Apr 2017 8:46 p.m. PST

When playing Battlefront's Team Yankee game, do you use metric or imperial measurements?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2017 9:21 p.m. PST

Leave the metric measurements for the Communists.

David Manley25 Apr 2017 9:28 p.m. PST

Remind me, how many NATO members use imperial, and how many use metric? :)

carne6825 Apr 2017 10:13 p.m. PST

Remind me, how many NATO members use imperial?

Just the ones who put a man on the moon.

David Manley25 Apr 2017 10:20 p.m. PST

But the Germans use metric don't they? :)

John Treadaway25 Apr 2017 11:46 p.m. PST

Once the rockets go up who cares where they come down
That's not my department says…

David Manley for the win!

John T

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

What scale is the game? 15mm or 0.591 inch?

Nick Bowler26 Apr 2017 5:29 a.m. PST

I didnt realise that the USA was communist! (Winston has forgotten that the US is officially a metric country, with imperial measurements being defined in terms of base metric units)

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

the moonshot was a LONG time long…
all real scientists and engineers in the US use metric now.

Dynaman878926 Apr 2017 6:37 a.m. PST

> all real scientists and engineers in the US use metric now.

since that Mars debacle?

Old Wolfman26 Apr 2017 6:41 a.m. PST

I usually use imperial,but consider myself flexible,if only for the game.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

even the Mars debacle was quite awhile ago. The Orion program is all metric. I agree using a MIX of the two is a disaster. The Apollo landing computer was SI units internally.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 6:55 a.m. PST

for gaming at the scale I do, inches are actually the sweet spot. I use basewidths though, so it is unit agnostic for all practical purposes.

Dynaman878926 Apr 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

> The Apollo landing computer was SI units internally.

I went to a presentation about a decade ago about that computer, a simply astounding piece of computer history.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2017 4:31 a.m. PST

agreed, it really is!

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