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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian26 Oct 2021 9:45 p.m. PST

We were preparing for a modern campaign, and we would place a group order to save a few dollars. My friend thought he ordered a goodly quantity of Soviet T-62 tanks.

When they arrived, he found he had actually ordered a goodly quantity of T-26 tanks! grin

(He decided he needed them…)

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 4:17 a.m. PST

There's a saying here that says "En temps de guerra, tot forat Ús trinxera" (that is, "In war times, every hole is a trench").

So, if you haven't modern enough tanks to face the enemy, then throw at them whatever you have! evil grin

doc mcb27 Oct 2021 6:03 a.m. PST

Not an order, but 50 years ago my mother typed my history papers for me, including one on Frederick the Great. Except instead of a Prussian army going to Silesia she had a RUSSIAN army going to SIBERIA. It was likely my handwriting, but I also doubt whether she had ever heard of Silesia.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 8:31 a.m. PST

^Did your history teacher know/notice?

Micman Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 12:01 p.m. PST

I selected the wrong size bases from Litko. So now I have 100 10x40 instead of 15x40.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP27 Oct 2021 4:58 p.m. PST

I used to order HO scale tanks from a company in West Germany. They never had most of what I ordered. So I started ordering larger and larger orders knowing I would be lucky to get half. They were charged to my credit card.
One day in about 1980 for my birthday, I ordered $600.00 USD worth expecting to get between $200 USD and $250 USD worth and they all came! The order was well over $600.00 USD with postage.
Good news you got your whole order.
Bad news you got your whole order.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

doc mcb28 Oct 2021 8:25 a.m. PST

No, I caught it and corrected my paper by hand, and explained to the prof, who got a good laugh out of it.

Zephyr131 Oct 2021 8:06 p.m. PST

I bought some 2nd edition metal purestrain genestealers on ebay. Instead, I got 1st ed. gs's (which I also needed for my collection.) I was very happy gringringrin with the mistake (but didn't tell the seller about it… ;-)

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