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Campaigns: Twilight 2000
This campaign group is for Operation: Twilight 2000
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T2K: 2005 - U.D.
Manchu34
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Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 07:02 PM UTC
Jester,


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That's the kinda off the wall, "What If" thinking that make this Campaign Series so damned much fun!



Am I to take it I've gone to far off #:-) the wall for the campaign or that it would fit into the what if? IF so, I'm sure I can think up something a lot closer.

However, I'd have to agree that is a little far off. But I just couldn't help thinking what the ultimate defense would be. And I came up with that idea. But, I guess after spending 21 years in the infantry field and most of it in NONE mechanized units. In other words the main tansportation was our personal leather personal carriers (AKA BOOTS). and one thing that we lacked and desired the most was a bathroom with a ral seat and real toilet paper .

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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2005 - 03:27 AM UTC
Your idea sounds just fine - and I'm anxious to see it!

Go for it!

Gunnie
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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2005 - 01:17 PM UTC
Manchu-

Bigtime Apologies if you took it that way!

Noooooo!!! You absolutely haven't gone too far IMHO.

My thoughts are currently running down the M1, a swimming pool, an abandoned resort motel, line of thinking! Actually, yours is seeming pretty sane!

Looking forward to yours Manchu, and everyone else!

Now...I gotta get working on the other Campaigns I signed up for...then I can get building for this one!

Jim
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Posted: Friday, February 04, 2005 - 08:16 PM UTC

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Bigtime Apologies if you took it that way!



Juster, no I really didn't take it that way. It was late or was it early? I dion't know I guess it depends on how you look at it. Late in the night or real early in the morning.

Heck, even my wife thought I had gone off the deep end with tht idea. But the more I talked and discribed it the more she like the idea.

Here's what the current plan is. A squad (4-8) soldiers, dug in somewhat defending a outhouse and a bunker with tiolet paper inside it. All surrounded by wire. A soldier standing guard near the outhouse or bunker. And a sign on the bunker that reads "Enlisted Only!!! Officers three trees down." #:-)
Jaster
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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 07:48 AM UTC

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It was late or was it early? I dion't know I guess it depends on how you look at it. Late in the night or real early in the morning.



Boy can I relate to that!, too often my late is my wife's early! When you think about it, it is really just a matter of perspective!

T2K PARTICIPANTS!?!

How goes it on the barren wastelands of the T2K World??

Looking forward to hearing and seeing folks ideas.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 09:31 AM UTC
I haven't done much due to the "messy workbench" impeding my progress. Good thing the "Quiet Professionals" got extended until July :-)!

I'll probably do a turreted M110A2. The turret I have is a bit too low for a crew to occupy and load the main gun (meaning my AFV can only house a driver), but I'll probably say the gun's autoloaded.

I did decide on the kits and spare parts I want to use at least. I didn't buy any more kits, but will scarifice a Trumpeter one to kitbash with my Italeri M110A2.
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Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2005 - 09:53 AM UTC
Hey Jaster, nice Banner! Where can people get ahold of it to use?

As for the wastes of T2K...my basement flooded again...darnit! So I gonna be busy for a little extra time.

However, once my spray-booth area is back to some normalcy, I should be able to unveil my build. IT is different and I think you guys will like it.
Jaster
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Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2005 - 05:49 PM UTC
Jaques,

Bummer about the basement! Good luck on the clean up!

As to the banner- Thanks!! I'd be honored to make it available to anyone who wants it! Let me know how/where to put it and it is OK with me!

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2005 - 06:03 PM UTC
Posted for your consideration...a ribbon submission-





Jim
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 04:52 PM UTC
Jaster, that is a GREAT ribbon. As I said, I am limited in my ability to work with graphics. Now, did you see the size limits imposed by Jim in the awards thread?
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 05:06 PM UTC
Ummmm, well, beyond the 53 x 18 (I think) specs no I didn't. I'll go check it out!

Zooooooom.....................

Jim
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 05:41 PM UTC
OK...so here we go with a 50 x 20 image at 997 bytes!

For your review, comment and edification-ribbon number 2!



Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 04:29 AM UTC
Very, very nice Ribbon. Different from the ones I have for T2K: 2003 and 2004. I think we should go with this one!

Gunnie
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 05:10 AM UTC
Well, I've got my vehicle idea ready for this campaign, even picked up a cheap kit off of ebay so I won't feel like crying if I it up.

Now, can anyone point me to some either "official" storyline of the T2K world, so I can figure how to fit into it? I'm familiar with the basics, but I'm looking for some generalities of "A fought B, C splintered and then fought itself" kind of stuff.

Thanks,
Mika
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 05:58 AM UTC
Jim,
Borrowed your banner. Hope you don't mind...

Shaun
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 11:50 AM UTC
I wholeheartedly support that ribbon! There's no doubt what that ribbon signifies !
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 12:41 PM UTC
I am flattered by the comments on the ribbon. It is my pleasure to give back a very little something for allthat this great site has given to me!

The banner is available for all who want it! Again, I'm flattered.

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Now, can anyone point me to some either "official" storyline of the T2K world, so I can figure how to fit into it? I'm familiar with the basics, but I'm looking for some generalities of "A fought B, C splintered and then fought itself" kind of stuff.



Meex- Email me at-

jimnsfsc AT comcast DOT net

You know what to substitute!

I will Email you GIB's mini novel of T2K- it gives a LOT of backgound and "feel" for the T2K world! A great primer for folks not familiar with the T2K "world". Also, since this is a "fantasy" (I use that word used with qualification) Campaign, you have a lot of freedom to design your own scenario, within limits of reality. Go back through all the posts in this and the other T2K threads (a LOT of reading I know- just skim them) and you will find a bunch of background materials.

AND have FUN!

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 01:08 PM UTC
Jim - did you wrap up your Ford Technical? I've been handing out Ribbons for T2K: 2003 and 2004 - and I don't wanna miss 'ya!

Gunnie
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 03:29 PM UTC

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Meex- Email me at-
jimnsfsc AT comcast DOT net
You know what to substitute!

I will Email you GIB's mini novel of T2K- it gives a LOT of backgound and "feel" for the T2K world!




Hi Jim
Think I could get a copy of that too?
Thanks, Neo
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 03:40 PM UTC


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Jim - did you wrap up your Ford Technical?



Thanks for thinking of me. Alas, no...it is still "a work in progress". Maybe for this round, but more likely next years T2K6! It is a big project...the technical, a Brad and all set into a dio. Job changes, teenagers, a big old puppy (70# of goofball dog) etc., all conspired to slow the build to a crawl. BUT...one of these days!!


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Think I could get a copy of that too?



Neo,

Welcome to Armorama!! A great place to hang your virtual hat!

You bet! Email me at the indicated address and it will be on its' way! Any others who want this great storyline, just let me know and I'll forward it to you!

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 05:47 AM UTC
I do not want to commit to anything yet but I will begin prelim planning for a project I have in mind. Let's say that my plan takes the Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears rivalry to a whole new level. He he he...
Kyle
PS. Jim, email is on the way for GIB's novel.
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 - 01:39 PM UTC
ok...bump.

also, I decided to go with the ribbon suggested by Jaster.

Now, I have not worked on my own project ofr a while now, but rest assured I am going to get into it full swing next Thursday on my return from vacation. Anyone wanna race to the finish line?

I will also start it off next week with a pick of where I am at this point.
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Posted: Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 05:24 AM UTC
Glad I found this forum. Signed up a while ago but was not clear what to do.
Is there basic info on with we have to build? I'm know almost nothing about that boardgame.
I was thinking a sort of Dutch scene. Are there any rules for The Netherlands according to the T2K history (was it destroyed, nuked) or am I free to fill that in?
Jacques
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Posted: Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 01:34 PM UTC
If you google Twilight 2000 you will get all kinds of info...just take a look.

As far as what I remember from the game, large population areas/Military installations were nuked. Very few advanced military hardware exists, and most areas are run under local govt control, like a town controlling the local area it can patrol, etc. I guess it would be like feudal Europe...with automatic weapons. :-)
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Posted: Thursday, June 09, 2005 - 10:33 PM UTC
Thanks!

It's good to hear we did not became occupied again!
:-) :-)

OK, besides your answer GunTruck told me NATO headquarters (Brussels I asume) was destroyed by a 10 Megaton bomb.

THIS IS SOMETHING LIKE MY STORY LINE

Other major NATO targets in my area are the US/NATO base at Brunsum (Netherlands) and the big military airfield Gilze-Rijen. This airbase would be a major target because it has always be 'public secret' in The Netherlands that NATO stores nuclear weapons there (although officially our government denies - but there are governments for- ). I still can remember the protest marches and there are still some hippie-like 'Peace Villages' (= protesters campsites) in the neighbourhood of the base.

Taking this all into the storyline, it's asumable that besides Brussels also Brunsum and Gilze-Rijen were 'flattened' with a nuclear attack. This gives three major attacks in a rather close triangle shape (about 300 km each side).

And inside that triangle lies... my hometown... (hmm, never thought about that since now... )

I can asume that if those targets are nuked, my hometown became a stone dessert, or at least a heavy damaged and radiated area.
And now it's up to local leadership, huh? Have to think about that a bit more....

NOW: AM I ON THE RIGHT WAY??
Please give me your comments!

Thanks,

Paul