Recent content by Obfuscated

  1. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Yes. However, it could be argued that between Grandpa "Zeus was an underachiever re. womanizing" and the actual heir getting their head blown off in spain the family luck has rolled two crit failures this century already.
  2. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Yeah, but that's Goering trying to make light of the fact the the Luftwaffe couldn't do the same nor could prevent it happening, which translates to denying somebody else air force could do it. I wouldn't take any quote of Goering regarding the capabilities of the Luftwaffe or somebody else...
  3. Jutland Redux - A summer soltice shootout

    Nice to see you returned, and in good form too.
  4. The Forge of Weyland

    My condolences as well.
  5. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    Early WW1 Is probably the easiest modern conflict to do that, any later and you'll have to contend with aircraft in addition to whatever naval forces sail out to contest this.
  6. A Better Rifle at Halloween

    But not necessarily to renaturalize. My stretch of wood was never coal country, so no slag, but I have heard of at least three old dumps - including one for paint refuse that were rehabbed by just paving earth over. And they may or may not haven been official dumps so who knows if they are...
  7. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    The basic structure for post-war german school was/is: Kindergarten, 3-4 years depending on birthdate as Basic School (Grundschule) starts at fixed dates, if the kid hasn't been born before that date it is held back for the next than have a runt. Developmentally kids may be redirected to...
  8. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Simple reason for that: if there was it wouldn't be there after the first bridge post some heavy rainfalls.
  9. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    Bascially unless you pay extra a grave expires after a set time after the last person was buried there - so if husband and wife are buried and one diese significantly later than the other the relevant time starts from the later burial date. You can buy extended leases or even permanent ones but...
  10. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    America über alles is not a law of physics as most people perceive them....
  11. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread III

    At least partially the polish situation got by von Papen deciding to funnel the money he stole from the royal trust into various illegal movements (just for kicks, seemingly), including some Freikorps types agitating for a "Heim ins Reich (Back to Germany)" annexation of "ethnically" german bits...
  12. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Oh dear. Wonder what madman those two were. Probably someone who OTL was at Nuremberg.
  13. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Eh, as Strauss, even today some, what, 30 odd years after his death, is the picture you find when looking for corrupt politican in a german dictionary I am reasonably confident that he's due for dinner of crow. The CSU (his political party) also doesn't have its outsized influence of OTL so he...
  14. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    The more generic Rennhund seems to only pop up in english to german dictionaries. German Wikipedia for example talks about Windhunde when explaining racing dogs.
  15. Stupid Luck and Happenstance, Thread II

    Hm, is this a whoopsie or do we need to break out the capitals to describe it? "Video of US special forces soldier being questioned by german princess how come he is at the Iowa state fair when she last saw him Korea" probably wasn't on anybody's bingo card. 50/50 prediction: The next chapter...