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Russell4211 Jun 2019 2:15 a.m. PST

The SOTCW website has a new article: Operation Outward: Military Success For Very Little Outlay.


Fitzovich11 Jun 2019 3:54 a.m. PST

Interesting article. Thanks for posting.

Marc at work11 Jun 2019 5:16 a.m. PST

unbelievable. Typical of us Brits and our Boffins

Now for Peter Jackson to buy the film rights…

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 7:23 a.m. PST

Great article! Thanks.


Tinned Stew11 Jun 2019 8:11 a.m. PST

Fascinating stuff.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2019 8:19 a.m. PST

Hmmm. I have my doubts about a miniatures game, but I bet you could do a variant of AH's Luftwaffe to cover it as a board game. The movie really ought to be a romantic comedy, though.

Mark 111 Jun 2019 12:22 p.m. PST

Really interesting article! Thanks for pointing it out.

As to the movie … I'm wondering if it might not be tied in to one of the "talking mouse" franchises as a childrens' adventure movie, with some personified rodent(s) secret agents riding, or even guiding, the balloon mission(s). "Stuart Little goes to War" or "A Welsh Tail" (follow-up to "An American Tail") or "Ratatatatat-oui" or some such.

(aka: Mk 1)

Russell4212 Jun 2019 6:00 a.m. PST

Glad people enjoyed it :)

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2019 9:11 a.m. PST

Never knew this.

I know the Japanese experiments with balloons armed with incendiaries using the Jet Stream to carry them over the Pacific, but I never knew the British used this tactic too…

Phil DAmato12 Jun 2019 9:14 a.m. PST

This has given me a great idea for a Check Your 6! game. Thanks for posting.


Russell4212 Jun 2019 9:50 a.m. PST

PzGeneral: Likewise, I knew of the Japanese balloons, but hadn't heard of the British ones until Grant sent in this article.

French Wargame Holidays13 Jun 2019 1:49 p.m. PST

Did not know about this, thanks Russel

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JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2019 3:31 a.m. PST

Didn't know about that, thanks.

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