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13 Jan 2011 8:30 p.m. PST
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Plynkes16 Aug 2006 2:01 p.m. PST

Speaking of unrealistic Movie Great War air combat (which we were just now, on that other topic over there), what do you reckon one's chances would be of taking down an Albatross by throwing a grenade up in the air as it flies overhead?

Slim to none? Do we need to factor this into our Great War rules?

I would have thought that throwing a grenade straight up in the air above you would just be a good way of blowing yourself up. But what do I know? I've never been in a war and I don't work in motion pictures (apart from that little contribution I made to Saving Private Ryan, but you hardly notice it, so it don't really count).

And while I'm on the subject we need a range of 28mm Tina Lombardi figures, so we can play out her attempt to seemingly kill every French officer above the rank of captain, all the way up to Petain. She so cool, she deserve her own series of 28mm scenarios.

Copplestone does a great "lady with gun in her undies*" that would do fine, but I've already painted her in pink with blonde hair, and I don't want to paint another one as Tina Lombardi in black undies and with red hair. Need one of her in her sinister outfit where she kills the guy in the tunnel with that weird revolver rig thing of hers, too.

And who knew Jodie Foster could speak French, eh?

I love that film, even though it's a big jumbled Froggie mess of a thing.

*I think I should have said "lady in her undies with gun", as the gun is not in her undies. I think I implied that it was. It's not a Broomhandle Mauser either. Neither in the film nor on the figure, which it should have been (in both cases).

Plynkes16 Aug 2006 2:06 p.m. PST

Oh dear, the cross-posting got a bit out of hand. I blame the Riesling Pfalz.

Topic don't make much sense either, really. Looks like Dances with Words has been at it.

Never mind, eh? It's just a bit of fun. I vow never to post after drinking Riesling Pfalz again. Honest.

Hacksaw16 Aug 2006 2:44 p.m. PST

I dont know, I found it an enjoyable (though not entirely comprehensible) read. :-)

I wonder how it reads when the reader is in his cups, too? Might have to try that.

chronoglide16 Aug 2006 4:03 p.m. PST

That's not a Broom-handled mauser in her pants, that's a tuckback…..

nazrat16 Aug 2006 6:50 p.m. PST

I love that film! And who cares if you could really blow up a plane like that? It LOOKED cool!

wehrmacht17 Aug 2006 8:11 a.m. PST

>Looks like Dances with Words has been at it.




BlackWidowPilot Fezian17 Aug 2006 9:44 a.m. PST

<<I love that film, even though it's a big jumbled Froggie mess of a thing.>>

Merde! A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT is anything but a mess IMHO; given the attention to detail I witnessed down to the VB grenade launchers and insanity of the trenches presented in the film -which was clearly a romantic adventure first and a war film second- our family found the film enjoyable and engaging and quite thoughtful.

I prefer a decent California Merlot BTW; aids with the starship design processes…>;D


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vtsaogames17 Aug 2006 11:34 a.m. PST

Yeah, the grenade was really impossible but what the hey, the movie was much better than I expected. The trailer made the film look like a cheerful triumph of the spirit kind of movie. It was a much darker film, that pleased me.

Jodie Foster speaks French with an accent, that's why they cast her as a Pole.

Muskie29 Jun 2010 12:54 p.m. PST

The tank was out of place. It was shown in one advance, but the French didn't use them until later in the war. IMDB caught that, but it has went unmentioned in this thread.

Sorry to dig it up, but I've been doing research for my modular trench table.

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