Brinkmann’s Bridge: Final Turn
THC’s first play-by-comment Combat Mission marathon has just sixty seconds left to run. Annoyed that the bloodletting is about to come to an abrupt halt, heartless hope-dasher Mars decides to cull five combatants during the final turn. The majority of his victims are, I’m sorry to say, friendlies.
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Solo Foxer #18
Unlike the formidable Friday foxers, the Monday kind are designed with lone truth sleuths in mind. While Roman, my Chief Foxer Setter, would be very interested to know how long it takes you to defox the following brainteaser, he requests that the comments section isn’t used to share solutions or drop hints.
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Brinkmann’s Bridge: Turn 24
Amputated in the closing seconds of turn 23, the oak bough that stopped the Panther’s first shot at the Staghound, is literally in no position to stop the second, third, or fourth. Early in the penultimate turn our steel pillbox brews-up the Chevy on the levee with a nicely grouped trio of Panzergranate 40 hits.
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Cauldrons of War – Stalingrad
Any room on the list of classic WW2 what-ifs for another noodle warmer? To old favourites like “What if America’s carriers had been present at Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941?”, “What if Goering had kept pounding British airfields in September, 1940 rather than switching to cities?” and “What if Vera Lynn hadn’t slain that cyborg assassin sent to kill Churchill?” I’d like to add “What if Hitler had been an avid wargamer?”
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Friday Foxer #17
Every Friday at 1300 hours, Tally-Ho Corner’s cleverest clogs come together to solve a ‘foxer’ handcrafted by my sadistic chum and colleague, Roman. A complete ‘defoxing’ sometimes takes several days and usually involves the little grey cells of many readers. Don’t be shy. All are welcome to participate.
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Brinkmann’s Bridge: Turn 23
An exploding British tank lifts pantiles and deglazes windows this turn. Unfortunately for the Comment Commanders the tank in question is the previously KOed Sherman not the cruel Cromwell. Brace yourself for a turn report light on good news.
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Solo Foxer #17
Unlike the formidable Friday foxers, the Monday kind are designed with lone truth sleuths in mind. Roman, my Chief Foxer Setter, assures me the following brainteaser can be solved single-handedly. Crow all you like in the comments section, but please don’t spoil the puzzle for others by sharing solutions or dropping hints.
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