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Jamadeus #1 Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:40 PM

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Is WG being ironic or is it just plain pisstaking?

https://ritastatusreport.live/2019/04/12/supertestprem-british-tier-viii-lt-senlac/



SuedKAT #2 Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:55 PM

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You might want to explain a little more what your on about?

 

But it seems like a rather decent LT in my opinion and I look forward to the British LT tree which most likely will follow it.

 



arthurwellsley #3 Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:00 PM

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In UK history 1066 is the date of what is widely known as The Battle of Hastings, when the Norman (Vikings) beat the Anglo-Saxons (under King Harold Godwinson).

But despite being widely known as The Battle of Hastings, the battle actually took place on Senlac Hill.

 

Given the name will buy the tank even if it's a pile of dog poo.


Edited by arthurwellsley, 12 April 2019 - 11:01 PM.


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View Postarthurwellsley, on 12 April 2019 - 11:00 PM, said:

In UK history 1066 is the date of what is widely known as The Battle of Hastings, when the Norman (Vikings) beat the Anglo-Saxons (under King Harold Godwinson).

But despite being widely known as The Battle of Hastings, the battle actually took place on Senlac Hill.

 

Given the name will buy the tank even if it's a pile of dog poo.

 

Ahh I see, that would have been useful information to include in the OP.

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View Postarthurwellsley, on 12 April 2019 - 11:00 PM, said:

In UK history 1066 is the date of what is widely known as The Battle of Hastings, when the Norman (Vikings) beat the Anglo-Saxons (under King Harold Godwinson).

But despite being widely known as The Battle of Hastings, the battle actually took place on Senlac Hill.

 

Given the name will buy the tank even if it's a pile of dog poo.

 

As a historian, I wish I could give you a double thumbs up for this post. :-)



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View Postarthurwellsley, on 12 April 2019 - 11:00 PM, said:

In UK history 1066 is the date of what is widely known as The Battle of Hastings, when the Norman (Vikings) beat the Anglo-Saxons (under King Harold Godwinson).

But despite being widely known as The Battle of Hastings, the battle actually took place on Senlac Hill.

 

Given the name will buy the tank even if it's a pile of dog poo.

 

Cheers, I thought the OP was referring to some characteristic of the tank with the thread title.

 

Tank itself seems... okay I guess. Dat 0.42 accuracy tho... disgusting.



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View Postarthurwellsley, on 12 April 2019 - 11:00 PM, said:

In UK history 1066 is the date of what is widely known as The Battle of Hastings, when the Norman (Vikings) beat the Anglo-Saxons (under King Harold Godwinson).

But despite being widely known as The Battle of Hastings, the battle actually took place on Senlac Hill.

 

So.  Is the tank a WG invention or something they found in the archives at Bovington?

 

Because I don't know why the British army would name a tank after the last time we were invaded.


Edited by Homer_J, 12 April 2019 - 11:12 PM.


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Would it be right to consider this another tank that didn't actually exist in real life? Or did it?

Tried to search for it but found nothing. 



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Y'all keep babbling on about history, and I'm just sitting here full of excitement for British Light Tanks.

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View PostHomer_J, on 12 April 2019 - 11:11 PM, said:

 

So.  Is the tank a WG invention or something they found in the archives at Bovington?

 

Because I don't know why the British army would name a tank after the last time we were invaded.

 

they would not.

4nt #11 Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:25 PM

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View Postjimbobjammybob, on 12 April 2019 - 11:21 PM, said:

 

they would not.

Brits are pretty particular tho...


Edited by 4nt, 13 April 2019 - 12:42 AM.


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I'm personally hyped for the British LTs. I guess the main highlights will be good gun depression, rear-mounted turrets, decent mobility & VR and high-pen/high-velocity HE shells. This one looks a disappointing in its current state however. 

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View PostHomer_J, on 12 April 2019 - 10:11 PM, said:

 

So.  Is the tank a WG invention or something they found in the archives at Bovington?

 

Because I don't know why the British army would name a tank after the last time we were invaded.

I can’t find any references to this design in a list of AFVs given an official FV number. Shame as the British Army has a load of armoured reconnaissance vehicles they could have used.



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View Postarthurwellsley, on 13 April 2019 - 12:00 AM, said:

In UK history 1066 is the date of what is widely known as The Battle of Hastings, when the Norman (Vikings) beat the Anglo-Saxons (under King Harold Godwinson).

But despite being widely known as The Battle of Hastings, the battle actually took place on Senlac Hill.

 

Given the name will buy the tank even if it's a pile of dog poo.

 

I will also be queuing up to purchase it. I am excited about an expansion of the British tech tree.
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View PostHomer_J, on 13 April 2019 - 12:11 AM, said:

 

 

Because I don't know why the British army would name a tank after the last time we were invaded.

 

It is quite unlikely that the British army would name a fighting vehicle after a defeat. Unless, if I'm correct, 1066 signifies the unification of the various kingdoms.  However, if you mark the unification under Egbert  in 827 then my idea is rubbish.



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View Postarthurwellsley, on 12 April 2019 - 11:00 PM, said:

In UK history 1066 is the date of what is widely known as The Battle of Hastings, when the Norman (Vikings) beat the Anglo-Saxons (under King Harold Godwinson).

But despite being widely known as The Battle of Hastings, the battle actually took place on Senlac Hill.

 

Given the name will buy the tank even if it's a pile of dog poo.

 

There's also a very funny historical parody book with the same title as the thread. https://www.amazon.c...=gateway&sr=8-1

 

The book will be much better value than the tank.



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View PostPervyPastryPuffer, on 12 April 2019 - 11:16 PM, said:

Y'all keep babbling on about history, and I'm just sitting here full of excitement for British Light Tanks.

Very much this!!! ^^^

 

View PostHomer_J, on 12 April 2019 - 11:11 PM, said:

 

Because I don't know why the British army would name a tank after the last time we were invaded.

Should have been called Medway 1667 then, in reference to the Dutch 'invasion' with the Battle of the Medway (also marking the birth of Marines). ;)



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View Postarthurwellsley, on 12 April 2019 - 10:00 PM, said:

 

But despite being widely known as The Battle of Hastings, the battle actually took place on Senlac Hill.

 

It would have been a bit unimaginative to name it The Battle of Battle.

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Something to put my four skill Covenanter crew in at last...

arthurwellsley #19 Posted 13 April 2019 - 10:37 AM

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View PostHomer_J, on 12 April 2019 - 10:11 PM, said:

Because I don't know why the British army would name a tank after the last time we were invaded.

 

Interesting sentence on all sorts of levels.

Was it an invasion? Did William have a stronger and better claim to the throne Harold Godwinson? Was this the legitimate sovereign removing the nation of a usurper?

What was 5th September 1688? A legitimate monarch arriving by invitation or a foreign invasion against a rightful king?

 

I forgot to mention in my earlier post that I am very excited by the prospect of a new UK light tank line.



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View Post1ncompetenc3, on 12 April 2019 - 10:05 PM, said:

 

Cheers, I thought the OP was referring to some characteristic of the tank with the thread title.

 

 

Yes 1066 is the hitpoints...




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