November 28, 2011

Which Fighter Is Best? Part I: Introduction

If you stick two or more WWII otaku in a room, supply them with beer and pretzels and a suitable collection of Avalon Hill games, close the door and walk away, three things will happen:

1) the beer will disappear;
2) a game will be played (probably not Source of the Nile, however);
3) an argument will break out.

Unless the argument is about the rules of the game being played ("Of course a T-34/85 can move in a lake hex... the rules don't say it can't!"), it will invariably be one about "which is best".  Best tank, best rifle, best navy, best game, best way to carry dice (Crown Royal bag), best infantry, the topics one can choose from are endless.

Except amongst the grognards I know, the discussion always veers to "best fighter."  There would never be any structure to these arguments, devolving quickly to people championing their favorite plane, sometimes (depending on the amount of beer consumed) quite heatedly.  Almost always the answer would end up being the P-51 Mustang, because, well, look at it

But is it really the best fighter of World War II?

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November 07, 2011

Attention To Orders


I would like to call your attention to the creation of a new category here at Wonderduck's Pond.  It's been a long time coming, and it's an even longer time overdue, but I'm happy to finally announce the debut of the "Military History" category.  It'll take some time to get everything sorted out and filed away, but now there's someplace to put my military stuff other than the "various" bucket.

I'm actually surprised at how much MilHist stuff I've written... should have done this a long time ago.

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November 03, 2011

Name This Mystery Ship VIII


Go ahead, name this mystery ship!  I dare you!  If anybody gets it, they get a post of their own choosing (and I'll dine upon my chapeau).

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