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Joe Legan12 Dec 2019 7:43 p.m. PST

Had my 2nd battle with my squad from teh 8th Inf.
Found here:


Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2019 9:52 p.m. PST

A great looking fight, Joe, and lots of fun. Pretty cool, I don't think I'd seen you play a snow fight before. When you said "rear guard," I wasn't expecting US vehicles to show up, with Soviets right on their tail!

In any case, lots of fun, and a good job of working in plenty of close combat situations, which I seem to struggle with in Cold War games; I get too wrapped up in tank vs ATGM vs tank vs helo, the infantry become an afterthought, mere speed bumps ;)


Joe Legan15 Dec 2019 6:17 p.m. PST

thanks. I try to do a couple of snow fights in the winter.
we aren't talking marine infantry here jack, no speed bumps here! :)


Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2019 7:06 a.m. PST

Yeah, I believe the Army calls them ‘crunchies,' which I never understood. Should be ‘squishies.'

Our joke was, what is ‘shplang'? Shplang is the sound of Marine bayonets bouncing off T-72s. This, unlike most Marine jokes, is not driving at the relative iniquities regarding intellectual capacity within the grunt community, rather, it is the uncomfortable acknowledgment that Marine divisions are light infantry formations, not optimized for the high-intensity mechanized battlefield. Ergo, ‘speed bumps.'


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