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    posted a message on Teeth Of Time - Ruin your world (v1.0AWK Graywing)

    Looks like filedropper removes files that aren't downloaded often enough.
    A friend put a mirror up over at http://www.hedgewars...TeethOfTime.zip


    Someone uploaded a fixed version some time back (the one in the quote) , that one might still run. I could update the OP of this thread with the link, but since this fixed version was made by someone else, I can't ensure it does not contain any malicious code. As far as I have seen, there isn't any, but use at your own risk.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!


    That's what pretty much all the Polish stuff looks like. Forget the curves of the T-72, the new Polish tanks are going to be angular as ­. If you don't have an aircraft then you don't get round surfaces.

    I actually took a ride in this a few times. Protip: Never sit in the turret of a Warsaw Pact APC when it's speeding on a bumpy road.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    So I can finally replace all the remaining real things with PoW original without roleplaying all the way through the research and development? Great, let's get rid of all the Russian stuff then, I have been waiting for that for months.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    Well, you can comment on the Indomitable. The whole Europe knows about it now.

    And if Prussia invades Armenia, Poland will probably join the war. Otherwise it would be "Hey Frederick, the Poles have a noteworthy socialist party in the parliament and sit on the biggest European supplies of coal and iron! Let's invade!" Or at least it's what the Polish politicians think.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    Already working on that one. I wanted to post it together with the Indomitable launch, but it began taking a bit too long so I split it up and posted the Indomitable first.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War - And like a Gypsy Band we move
    Mikolayev, Ukraine

    Mikolayev was one of the busier cities in Ukraine. As in any harbour city, ships were coming in and out daily, with all the bustle brought by cargo transfer and sailors going on their leaves, with more activity added by the various indigenous industries and a large aluminium refinery funded by the Polish goverment shortly after Ukraine joined the Slavic Union. The refinery was finished in late 1977, mere months before funding of similar projects was cut in favour of the military budget. Thousands of locals thanked god for letting the factory get built in time and bring some much needed work opportunities into the city.

    However, the main industry of Mikolayev was shipbuilding, and the way the city was laid out reflected that. Shores of the Inhul river were trimmed with ports, docks, fuel tanks and warehouses of various sizes, only occassionally broken up with a high movable bridge allowing even the largest ships to pass through. Two gargantuan structures in the middle of the city dwarfed the rest of the river installations, being the military Black Sea Shipyards built a long time ago by the Tsar and his Imperial Russia. Theses were the only shipyards in the Slavic Union able to build a warship above the size of a cruiser, and the structure was a notable symbol of Ukraine, only matched by steel and vodka.

    Now on the 6th of Januray, a massive crowd of dozens of thousands of people surrounded the shipyard. To an uninformed watcher, it could appear to be a civil strike mob, but it was actually a mass of people gathering to see the long expected launching of the newest addition to the Polish navy, battleship Indomitable. During the five years after the collapse of the Tsarist Empire, the skeleton of the unfinished hull earned a somewhat legendary reputation among the locals, which was only augmented when the ship suddenly disappeared from the place it was stored at for such a long time. When the goverment broadcasted the Indomitable would be launched, a wave of sensation ran through the entire Slavic Union as the news appeared on the frontpage of all newspapers and in every television news relation.

    People from the federation of three countries now occupied the streets, buildings and even roofs all over the city, hoping to catch at least a glimpse of the mighty battleship as it leaves the shipyard that sheltered it for years. The crowd was mixed with vendors selling both warm and cold meals and beverages of all kinds, amongst which alcoholic drinks were by far the most prevalent. If one looked very carefully, he could also recognise the uniformed Polish soldiers or even an armed vehicle parked in one of the alleyways. Despite the size of the crowd, the people remained peaceful, listening quitely to a presenter talking to them out of radios and loudspeakers mounted on streetlamps. None of the visitors seemed to mind the cold weather and light rain.

    In a somewhat distant office building directly opposite to the dock holding the eagerly awaited battleship, two men dressed in navy blue uniforms sat in one of the rooms on the third floor, watching the people massed below them, isolated from both the cold and sounds outside.

    "It will begin in two minutes, sir," the younger of the men said, looking at his watch. He reached into his pocket and handed the other a folded sheet of paper. "In the meantime, you can read this to learn more about the ship."

    "Nah, I don't think I want to do that." The older man named Kajetan Czerwonka, whose uniform revealed him to be a high ranking navy officer, leaned to the left and pushed a button on a radio lying on a nearby table. "I'll rather hear it from you and that fool on the radio."

    The officer's aide shrugged. "As you wish, sir."

    "Listen, Vojta. Is this secure? We are showing a real juicy target here, are we sure we can keep her safe if anything happens?"

    "You mean a military action against us?" Vojta asked, amused. "The army has hundreds of men in the streets and even some armour, and if that isn't enough to make you stop worrying the whole Crimean airforce has been put on alert. Why do you ask?"

    "Why do I ask? Because I want to take at least one ride on that bloody ship before she sinks! I am a goddamn fleet admiral, did you think I want to see my flagship sunk on the very day it is launched?"

    "Of course not, sir. However, I highly doubt anyone will try to attack today. Even if they could somehow manage to destroy the ship, we would just lift it from the bottom of the river and haul it back to the shipyard. We could have her back in less than six months. In other words, the attacker's losses would be way worse than ours. The Prussians aren't stupid."

    "I definitely hope you are right on that." He said and frowned as a voice coming from the radio interrupted him. Leaning back to the chair, the admiral looked at the machine.

    "Ladies and gentleman, I have just recieved the message that the moment we have all been waiting for is here! The Indomitable is now being launched!"

    As if just to prove the broadcaster's words, the huge doors of the drydock have moved a slight bit before stopping again. The relative quiet was immediatelly replaced by the excited murmur from the people awaiting the battleship. Taking a short dramatic pause, the gate began opening again, slowly revealing a ship of mindboggling size on two gigantic rails leading straight to the dark waters of the river. The crowds cheered as they saw the grey pointed bow of the ship, two large three barelled gun turrets and the bridge structure towering far above them.

    The ship slowly began slipping forwards on the rails as the massive clamps holding her in place opened with loud hissing. The battleship began gaining speed as it moved towards the water, and a few seconds later it reached the river surface, almost submersing her deck and splashing salt water nearly over the whole width of the river. The ship slowly began rising until the hull reached far above the nearby streets, and a wake appeared behind her as the engines came to live and started propelling her forwards.

    "This is her!" the radio broadcaster yelled excitedly after finally getting over his amazement. His words prompted the awestruck crowds to release a new round of cheering. "This is her! Indomitable, the new pride of the Navy of the Slavic Union and more than a worthy competitor to any ship of war in the world! This is a historic moment, one that will be forever noted in history books all over Europe!"

    For a while, Indomitable continued forward as if she was aiming to crash her bow into the opposite shore and become stuck in the river like a failed bridging attempt, until she began turning left. She made a wide, gracious arc and continued down the river, heading for the Dniprovs'ka Gulf where she would have enough maneuvering space.

    Meanwhile in the office over the river, admiral Czerwonka was sipping homemade vodka brought by his aide. The admiral scanned the ship with a critical eye, an occassional murmur lost in his carefully trimmed beard. He reached into his pocket and pulled out the report his aide Vojta gave him earlier. He grabbed a pair of large round glasses hung around his neck by a red string and put them on his eyes before unfolding the paper sheet and starting to read.

    "That damn ******* on the radio isn't saying anything remotely important," he explained without looking away from the report. "So, she is the biggest battleship in the word?"

    "The biggest known battleship, sir. It's bigger than any other in Europe or America, even the old Japanese Yamato is slightly smaller. However, there might be some new designs we have no information about; western ship design style mostly focuses on smaller ships, so the chance to encounter one there is slim. However, the Japanese could have easily built an even bigger ship and kept it secret from everyone. Also remember that it might be the largest battleship in the world, several larger aircraft carriers were built. Spain may possible be in possesion of these."

    "Now tell me, why the hell did you build her this big?"

    "I, We, uh.. that wasn't our choice, sir! The Tzar did that. He wanted a ship dwarfing everything the Turks had to achieve naval superiority in the Black Sea. The design was obsolete as soon as she was laid down. The Japanese shipwrights helped out a lot during their stay and we took a few lessons from the British ships we own as well."

    Czerwonka grumbled and took another sip from his vodka glass. "Should have asked the Japanese to stay longer."

    "We did, but they kept repeating something about 'honour' and 'motherland in peril'. I know it's stu-"

    "Wait a minute now," the admiral interrupted him, his gaze set on the battleship as it was pacing away. "She looks a little bare. Where are all the guns?"

    "None of the secondary armament has been mounted yet, along with the radiolocation equipment."

    "So you are telling me that she can't even defend herself if a single damn plane wanders anywhere near. If that's perfectly safe by your opinion, then I'll have you discharged."

    Vojta sighed and leaned back on his chair. "Believe me sir, we are not taking any chances here."

    "You better hope we are not. Get ready to say 'hello' to the court martial if anything happens."

    The two fell silent, and the quiet voice broadcasted from the radio became audible again. "-opter wing. Four military gunship helicopters will demostrate landing, takeoff, hangar operation on the battleship-"

    "What? Is that ship a damn aircraft carrier now? Why the hell didn't you tell me anything about that?"

    "It's in the material I gave you, sir," the Vojta explained, pointing to the report the admiral still held next to his face. "It's a full fledged battleship. It's firepower is comparable to that of the American Iowa class, but we used some of the extra space we had to include an aircraft hangar. It can carry four helicopters so far, but we expect the capacity to double when we get a suitable naval helicopter to use. The Army helicopters waste space in an incredible manner."

    "And what helicopters are- oh." Czerwonka's question was interrupted by four light blue painted helis coming into view from the other side of the city. The thumping of their rotors was barely audible in the office and partly came from the radio sitting on the nearby table. "Say, what are those helicopters?"

    "These are the Mi-24, the ground folks dubbed them Crocodiles, at least I think so; they can serve both in cargo and attack roles. Brilliant designs from Russia. These ones have been modified for sea duty, specifically for the Indomitable."

    "So they are my very own squadron now. How fun, I would have never imagined the first aircraft carrier of Poland would look like this."

    The helicopter wing made a wide circle around the battleship, always making sure every single of the helicopters was visible to the audience in Mikolayev. One at once, the helicopters left the wing and landed on the back deck of the battleship and disappeared in her insides a few minutes later; the rest of the flying machines continued circling around the great floating beast, waiting for their turn to be devoured by the monster.

    Admiral Czerwonka looked at his watches and bit his lower lip. "This is nice and all, but shouldn't we be going already? The christening is going to begin in thirty minutes. Hey, isn't it your job to take care of that?"

    "Look, look at the ship! At the ship, sir!"

    The admiral turned his head back just in time to see it explode into fire and grey clouds, followed by a massive explosion sound a few seconds later. The cheering crowds in the city were stunned, but the old admiral sprung up from his armchair with a laugh.

    "Full broadside! Those are some magnificient motherfuckers!" Czerwonka threw his arm upwards in a quick salute to the ship and then turned around. "Boy, that was a nice surprise, like in the good old days. This definitely needs to be done more often."

    "I heard the Mikolayev folks prepared this specially for you. Next time, it will have to be under your supervision, sir. This was a pretty unique opportunity for them"

    "Ha, that is true. Can we go now? I still have to meet the mayor before going to the christening, he has the damn wine bottle."

    Vojta stood up and helped the admiral with doing the same, earning himself a look of disapproval. "Yes, sir, follow me. I'll have your car ready in a minute."
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    Quote from RisingTempest

    Sure?


    Well, you know, 2% out of 25 is 0.5

    Did you ask someone with a split personality?
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    So, half a female knew what forum roleplaying is. Interesting. I think Evan is on to something here, was the other half the one who wanted a threesome?
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    Home Guards, Evan? I'm interested. What's the plan?

    Quote from RPPatches
    The name of the German hero was Adolf Hitler


    ಠ_ಠ
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    Czech Republic is a part of the Slavic Union, and it would be a fairly rich country if it weren't as it's heavily industrialised. Austria-Hungary put the bulk of its industry there and I think Austria would continue to do the same, since Bohemia was a part of Austria till 1970 in Precipice canon.

    Aaron is right, though, Croatia is probably a better choice. It's bigger so it has a better chance to influence the world, and it's not a landlocked country.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    If you want a rural European country, try Slovakia. Czechoslovakia didn't exist in PoW, so Slovakia has practically no industry as there was no one to invest. You will get a lot of cattle too since the majority of the country is mountains and the Slovaks are famed for their cheese.

    Slovakia isn't even supposed to be a country, it should be a part of Hungary, but it was mentioned as a sovereign state so many times now that it's probably canon now.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    Looks like you were all quite busy when I was away.. Wall of text incoming!

    Quote from HugTheZombies

    The US didn't give Afghanistan an experimental, revolutionary weapon that no-one but the US had. Heat-seeking missiles were already a thing when the US supplied the Afghans with it. In PoW, Poland gave Armenia a guided missile NO-ONE but Poland had.

    Whichever Polish official made this decision should be hanged.


    The thing is, missiles aren't all that revolutionary nor useful in PoW. Without a long war, technological advance is focused more on improving existing tech instead of making new breakthroughs. The Polish missiles are not nearly as effective as real ones due to the slower advance, and the Polish army didn't even adopt them as Poland already has its WW2 style antitank guns that are cheaper to operate and perform better. The only advantage of missiles is being portable by infantry, but that doesn't concern Poland much.

    The missiles are purely an export thing. If Evan doesn't want them, we could say the missile project was a failure and nobody has them, or even retcon them completely and erase them from history.

    Quote from TheEvanCat

    But this isn't a newfangled thing. This is a wire-guided missiles. Rockets have been around for a long time, and MCLOS missiles have been around for almost as long. MCLOS (and SACLOS, to an extent) missiles are a preexisting thing, according to Keen when I talked to him.


    I said that because the Poles already have a wire guided air to air missile. However I plan to reveal it to be a spectacular failure when I gets first used in combat.

    Quote from wehrmacht223

    In any case, wire-guided missiles aren't revolutionary in the same sense that Stingers were, and I doubt they're much more effective than conventional AT emplacements. I wouldn't be surprised that Keen didn't care about leaking them.


    Spot on. Poland uses guns for everything, they don't really realise the potential of missiles.

    Quote from vilageidiotx

    The later is perfectly acceptable. Well, yeh, you personally should be making them, but Keen and Hugs should do what Aaron and Gorgen have been doing for a while and make up their own weapons.


    I'm trying to do that since Poland and Ukraine merged, but I have to do it in a realistic timescale, you know. If I were to say "Poland suddenly threw out the real designs and made brand new everything", the folks here would rip my heart out and burn it on a stake.

    Quote from TheEvanCat

    I'm sure they have their own names, but from what I've gathered they're essentially just Soviet bloc weapons with Polish designations. Because I don't want to bother Keen all the time with a PM consisting of: "What would the Polish designation of the An-94 (or whatever) be?", I just use the real designations.


    Actually, everything with a Polish designation is Precipice-original (or at least not Soviet).

    Quote from vilageidiotx

    But when you reach Keen/Evan level then it is basically the same thing. Like, at this point i'm fairly sure Poland is the name of a munitions factory somewhere.


    Funnily enough, I only throw names and technical specifications here in OOC and actually try to avoid them in IC unless it's in the speech of a character. I can definitely agree that describing thing is the better way to go.

    Although it's not like you can be aware of this, seeing that I have last posted in December..

    Quote from DrMoose

    However if the Slavic Union joins in it will likely become a situation of total war, and there will be naval battles in the Baltic and bombing raids and so on.


    Poland doesn't want an open war, though, nor does it want to turn Sweden to ashes. Any help will go directly to North Finland and try to dig in or push the Swedes back where they came from.

    Quote from TheEvanCat

    I was curious about wire-guided missiles, because I wanted to know if they were a thing yet because they're cool as hell. And then we talked about why I'm not too fond of MCLOS and prefer SACLOS, and then you put the missile in the timeskip. I haven't even canonized anything yet, so chill out guyz.


    A misunderstanding then. Well, since Poland won't use the missiles at all, leaving them out of canon would be the best if you decide not to use them.

    Quote from oZode

    So keen, with your knowledge of physics and all let's say someone dives a Japanese Jet into an aircraft carrier at max speed.

    What would the result be?


    Pretty much the same as in WW2 - either you get shot down before you can reach it, or do some very serious damage, potentially even destroying it. With Precipice tech it would be really hard to shoot down the approaching jet, so we might need to act unrealistic here. Also, I think Japan has never been serious enough to use kamikaze in PoW, so it would be quite a shock to everyone on the first time you did it.

    Remember, Poland does not have the same industrial capacity as the Soviet Union in real life, and Spain does not have the same industrial capacity as the United States in real life.


    Soviet Union was hurt by the stupid economy system, though. PoW Poland isn't, so it might be better to compare both to the real US, even if Poland is still worse off than Spain.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    Quote from TheEvanCat

    For example Keen came to me saying "oh hey, here's some guided missiles"


    WHAT

    Wasn't it more like you saying "Hey, I want to use this and this missile, does it exist? No? Come on, it should exist already!". You convinced me to include it in the 76-79 summary of Poland's history.

    He's giving me this cool stuff mostly because he wants to see how it performs in combat.


    That was a platoon of tanks and planes, not the missile you have asked for. Nothing gamebreaking, and intended just for the lolz to surprise the Prussians a little.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    Quote from HugTheZombies

    Maybe, but it's still a stretch. My point is, don't call me out for Leopard 2s when you have MiGs.

    If it were up to me we'd all have WWII tech at best.


    That's not really the same situation, though. As far as I know, Prussia does not have any copies of real aircraft, does it? (that's the kind of thing we should all do, by the way). Neither does Spain, and so you can say that the planes are equally powerful. Not so with existing tanks, you either need to nerf one or buff the another.

    And I fully agree about the tech. In fact, our RPing wouldn't change very much, since everyone handles things like WW2 anyway.
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    posted a message on Precipice of War OOC - Stickies are Tools to be Used!
    Nobody uses the features of modern fighters anyway. Reverting to Me-262 style jets would only change the names in our posts. (well, save for Cazadores ripping a train off the tracks, but I can imagine a B-17 doing that too. In fact, it would be even more awesome.)

    Quote from oZode

    What's the jap craft like?


    Feo described it as "Mig-25 but 0.1 Mach faster".
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