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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2014
« on: June 23, 2014, 08:39 PM »
Changes needed made so I'm not against the Bylsma firing...  Pens are soft and it showed.  I'm an Ulf man and I think he will be it.  I am glad all the names that came and went did so.  They were dismal choices.  Ulf was an idol of mine growing up and when I first played I was a D-man and strived to play a shadow game like his...  It didn't hurt that I couldn't score to save my life so F'ing up others from scoring helped. :)

So Ulfie is my guy.  Gritty and he understands the game so much more than people realize I think.  He wouldn't be Sid or Genos buddy, nor would he be a pushover for them.  Plus I could easily see Tocchet brought in as an assistant and man, that'd be another injection of the tough love they maybe need.

I've not liked much of anyone brought up for coach though.  People who've done nothing or have no real experience...  Babcock comes up but doesn't seem likely...  I'm not real happy with the GM choice tho and feel like he has to prove himself.  Shero has the team in a weird place though that's you can't pin on the new guy obciously.

Jeff If they ask me I want you for assistant.  3 year deal!

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: June 20, 2014, 06:50 PM »
Who? :-\

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 19, 2014, 04:18 PM »

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 3
« on: June 18, 2014, 10:35 PM »
I thought Yoda's News mentioned solid Stormtrooper/Fett cases as a possibility coming up, so perhaps they canned this assortment for that possibility?

Would people be willing to drop $60-$70, even if they didn't own the figs already, just because they had a plastic table and chairs?

Bear in mind this same group the question is being asked is the same group that hates anything $30 or more seemingly regardless of what it is due to that being the weird threshold financially that people hit.

4" stuff like that's unrealistic so 6" seems even more so.  It's a nice way to display it to sell it but they should've launched both figures like this or tried at least a variation of Greedo with a blast wound somehow.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The "Space" Issue
« on: June 12, 2014, 10:02 PM »
I think my sets are mostly all even older than those...  Not many in the box but a few.  :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 12, 2014, 10:01 PM »
Have a guy on my Twitter Feed that LOVES to blurt **** out about GoT the night it happens.  ::) 

Dismal case ratio but almost makes me wonder if a revision case isn't in the works?  The repacked TVC are dropped...  It's all very fishy.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:48 PM »
Packaged pics surfaced and the warrior comes with a facehugger too, and multiple hands.  Niiiiiiiice.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: June 11, 2014, 11:42 PM »
I wound up with all these at ultimately a steep discount, and an extra Kane for other purposes.  :-X

Glad I got a set...  The Alien really is the only one besides Kane anyone seems to care about, haha.  Looks cool too.  He's heading to the Cantina for a beer with his ah cha cha smile.

I'm missing a couple accessories on the humans but that's ok, as they weren't very good anyway.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The "Space" Issue
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:03 PM »
I bought Legos early on and bailed...  I consider, often, selling those early kits...  The first TIE Fighters, B-Wings, etc.  I just can't see keeping them. :(  I've taken a lot of my micromachines and other early 90's stuff and just done away with it, usually to Goodwill to avoid hassle. 

Legos, since I bailed on buying whole sets eons ago, are probably next on the block.  This is back when guys were still yellow even.  No clue how much interest those kits get even these days.  :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 11, 2014, 03:11 PM »
Budget does make sense...  As big as Blackwater is they seemed to narrow it.  That would've been difficult to do with daylight battles involving thousands of infantry, archers, mounted, and whatever else the Westeros armies might use that aren't traditional.

I'm anxious for the show next week but now I just worry about who will die that I dig haha.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 11, 2014, 02:05 AM »
Yeah it's tough to really gauge how even a "battle" would take place against the wall like that...  The Giants seemed like their best hope to breach it.  Guys climbing up the face on ropes seems...  hopeless to me, but it's fiction so who knows.  I liked what they had for those guys.  Wow.

Giants, Mammoths, and all that stuff add a variable to the whole thing though that was kind of unpredictable.

I didn't know that about the Castle Black walls (never read the books obviously), so that explains how the walls are pretty much easily breached without even a ladder.

Ygritte said about the guys on the wall being "leftovers" (I think that's what she called them), so yeah the guys there seemed like the guys too worthless to have above.

I imagine fights within a castle's walls would've opened up into chaos...  That's seemingly the case what I've read of them.  You either stop the invaders at the wall, even at a wall's breach, or usually you're screwed and organized defense just goes out the window.  Of course that's traditional sieges...  Which usually have a massive army outside waiting to get in, too.

Troop movements don't mean much in those situations...  Castles usually had layered defenses, and as things wore down the troops just moved to the next layer back.  Towers in castles were designed to be islands of opposition even when the walls around the towers would fall.  So there's some tactics there, but like Nick said it seems Castle Black wasn't given much defensibility facing south, so it just goes to **** more or less. :)

Though it makes for a lot more fun thing to watch than potentially months upon months of siege warfare.  ;D

It seems like the truly more traditional medieval battles like Rob Stark's campaigns were glossed over, possibly because they'd really not be as visually stunning as things like Blackwater, or The Wall...  Guys marching around in formations jabbing at one another with super long spears, always trying to just wheel around and outflank/maneuver the other 1000 guys while big groups are standing around in reserves and other groups are just launching hails of arrows and stuff.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The "Space" Issue
« on: June 11, 2014, 01:46 AM »
I've adjusted stuff, built shelving, all that stuff...

On my property I own a whole separate building.  Two actually, but one was built (block garage with a wood 2nd floor for a wood shop).  I've stored some things up there but the garage isn't heated, nor air conditioned.  Costly projects for another day.

The other buildings on the property came as part of a deal where old coal mines on the neighboring property were purchased when the owner passed away and his wife offered them to us.  I guess he was always going to, but just never got around to it, so she did for a song.

One of the buildings is a large garage I could get 3 cars into if not for my brother's lazy ass wasting some of the space (he "works" out of it from time to time for extra money).  It's got enough room inside I could easily build a loft within it and virtually double what space it gives me.  It's just a stone block building and isn't in the best shape, but it functions and could function a lot better.  It was once the "mule barn" that housed the mules that pulled the mine carts in/out of the mine dug into the hillsides.

There is another building right beside it, much smaller, but it's had the windows and door removed now, and I'm keeping mostly scrap and lumber in it.  I think I may convert it to a mini-garage for mini-things though like my garden tractors and the tiller.  It could work for that junk.  In the interim it works ok for storing scrap and used oil and junk like that.

There was another building too on the property but it's collapsed...  It was also on the other side of the creek that they used to pump water from and things.  This was a blast to grow up in this area and play, let me tell you.  :)

It's left me with space I can use, but it's all space that's going to take work to maximize it.  I'm still cutting down/back...  At the same time I find new things I want now and then too, so I'm torn.  I can easily see cutting back a lot of Star Wars stuff I have that, honestly, I don't even like now.  I really could see unloading my old toys from my childhood too, even for a song, just to have less clutter.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 10, 2014, 03:35 PM »
In an open field combat would be coordinated and relatively organized for the most part...  In Castle Black and really most any siege in a moment where a wall is breached, what you saw isn't totally unrealistic...  Check out Kingdom of Heaven for something similar with a bigger budget.  Or even the walls of minis Tirith in Return of the King.

With Castle Black I think the organized defense went out the window when the losers were left to defend the castle and got overwhelmed fast.  I'd say the swordplay for many is inaccurate and more obviously choreographed.  Large weapons like broadswords and things would not have been ideal in or on the wall either.  But Jon Snow is badass soooooo....  :)

If you wanna see open field combat realistically reenacted look up the SCA Pensick War on YouTube...  It takes place near where I live...  Armies maneuvering and battling in a field medieval style is different.  It attempts to be organized but it can get chaotic to say the least.  Oddly enough Braveheart attempts to show some fairly accurate stuff but it zeroes in on the main guys obviously.

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