New avatar, May 22, 2018, USS Johnston (DD-557) at the Battle off Samar. If you don't know the story of the Johnston, her captain, Cmdr. Ernest Evans, and Taffy 3, you need to google it. Undoubtedly, one of the bravest, most gallant acts in the 243-year history of the U.S. Navy.
Thanks for checking out my profile, seems to me like you have one heck of a profile.
Thanks. We aim to entertain.
New avatar, April 21, 2018: Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, the most decorated U.S. Marine in history. Puller was a battalion and regimental commander during the Pacific campaign, and was later promoted to general and division commander. He was the recipient of five Navy Crosses (and one U.S. Army Distinguished Service Cross) for extraordinary heroism under fire during actions in Nicaragua, Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Korea. Chesty is remembered as the Marine's Marine, and is often held up as the ideal of the fighting spirit and resilience of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Dear MontanaBB (67?)
I'm french and rookie in CoW.
J'apprécie beaucoup vos discussions et commentaires sur votre Mur et Forum.
J'aimerais faire plus ample connaissance avec vous et avoir quelques discussions sur différents sujets.
Bien sur, Monsieur.
Mais si nous avons besoin de converser en français, vous ne pouvez pas vous moquer de mes erreurs evidentes de grammaire, de syntaxe et de choix de mots. Cela fait trois decennies que je me suis inscrite a mon dernier cours de francais au lycee.
Je suis étonné de la qualité de votre Français et personne ne vous en voudra si il y a quelques erreurs.
Moi même j'essayerais de converser en Anglais avec vous et j'ai quitté le Lycée en 1970.
Je viens d'arrêter mon activité professionnelle et suis en retraite.J'ai découvert par hasard Call of War il y a 3 mois et j'ai déjà fait : 2 games & 2 victories.
Have-you a professional activity now ?
How did you get into my profile?
I clicked on your user name from the list of new forum members. Apparently, you had not yet set up whatever kind of block/screen/filter you now have on your account. Personally, I've never felt the need to filter my account information. Cheers.
cheers, I like you.
We aim to please.
Hey MontanaBB, Are you in an alliance? No im not recruiting (wouldn't mind if you did join) if you are I'd like to start a challenge with your alliance once the Church of Saint Mattis is up and going.
No, sir. I have never joined an alliance outside of an in-game alliance/coalition. A lot of the alliances make substantial time demands on their members, and I usually don't have the time to play more than one game at a time. I've also always liked the flexibility to make new allies in my current game, although I've had several repeat allies over the last two years.
I need help
Me and a colleague played coW together on the same map over the weekend.
I could now select my acc and the others were locked.
Can you make it so that he is unban again and get his worlds back.
sorry for my english
Hiya, DD. I am not a Bytro Labs administrator, just a regular guy who comments a lot on the forum. You need to read this thread and follow the instructions provided:
Be prepared to be patient and wait for a response. Also check and see if you received an email warning or notice regarding this issue. If so, follow the instructions in the email. And be patient.
Hey, MontanaBB, Do you have any Military Service? I was wondering since it appears most of your family served in the Military. If you did what branch did you serve in?
Nope. If I had, I probably wouldn't enjoy playing war games as much as I do.
MBB, Sir - noticed with interest the VC avatar. I am curious - is there a family or personal connection?
No, just honoring our English-speaking allies in a small way.
I was raised in a Navy-Marine Corps family, my father having served as a U.S. Navy officer in the Seabees during WWII and Korea, and two of my older brothers volunteered for the Marines during Vietnam. All three saw substantial combat, and all three came home in one piece, with no major medals and no regrets. The servicemen who receive the MOH, VC and the like often do so at the expense of their own lives. And the ones who survive are usually among the humblest men you will ever meet. To a man they will say "the real heroes are the ones who didn't come home."
I hear you. My grandfather fought in WW II and one of my uncles took a bullet in the shoulder (same war) . Never made a big deal about it. . Hm. Not taking anything away from those who were there - but does dying in combat -as a result of enemy action- make one a hero? I am thinking indirect fire, random bullets etc here. I would like to hear your thoughts on this.
btw - I am Finnish-born Australian.
1. Real heroes are often uncomfortable being recognized as something special when so many of their friends died, as many of their friends also did brave things for which they were never recognized.
2. The term "hero" is inherently subjective. Anyone who died fighting honorably for their country deserves respect.
New avatar, March 7, 2018: The Victoria Cross, the highest medal awarded for conspicuous gallantry in the face of the enemy to members of the armed forces of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The simple bronze medal bears the inscription "For Valour."
New avatar, February 18, 2018: The Navy Cross, the second highest medal awarded to members of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps for "extraordinary heroism."
New avatar, January 25, 2018: The C-47 Dakota/Skytrain, affectionately known as the "Goony Bird" for its imagined resemblance to the albatross. Easily the most successful transport plane of the Second World War, the C-47 was a militarized version of the civilian DC-3 airliner. Before the war, Douglas produced over 600 DC-3s, and over 10,000 more C-47s from 1941 to 1945. The Soviets produced almost 5,000 under license, mostly using Soviet-designed engines, and weirdly, the Japanese produced another 400+ under license before and during the war. Over 16,000 of all types were produced in the States, Soviet Union, and Japan, and flew with every Allied air force and the Japanese, and captured examples flew for the Luftwaffe. The plane remained in service with the U.S. Air Force as recently as 2008, flying special operations missions as a close air support gunship equipped with mini guns, and over 2,000 remained in active civilian service world-wide as of 2013.
New avatar, January 11, 2018: Iconic photo of the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, rising above the smoke as surrounding London neighborhoods burned during the Luftwaffe's blitz of 1940-41.
New avatar, January 4, 2018: The Purple Heart medal of the U.S. military, awarded to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are wounded or killed as a result of enemy action. During World War II, the U.S. Army and Navy awarded over one million Purple Hearts from 1941 to 1945, and minted another 500,000 in the final months of the war in anticipation of the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands, which, thankfully, never took place. As of the early 2000s, the U.S. Department of Defense was still awarding WWII-era Purple Hearts to servicemen wounded or killed in Afghanistan and Iraq, medal and ribbon sets which had been refurbished to appear to be newly manufactured.
New avatar, December 27, 2017: Lt. Col. Robert G. Cole, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Cole was awarded the Medal of Honor for leading a bayonet charge by his battalion against entrenched German forces during the Normandy invasion. Cole's Charge succeeded in securing a critical causeway and bridges outside Carentan, and enabled the tactically important link-up of follow-on troopers from the 101st with the 29th Infantry Division. Of his 265 able-bodied men, 130 were wounded or killed during the charge. Recommended for the Medal of Honor for his role in leading the charge on 10 June 1944, Cole was killed during Operation Market Garden on 18 September. His Medal of Honor was subsequently posthumously presented to his mother in the presence of his widow and 2-year-old son. Cole was 29 years old.
Thanks MBB, Finding my way around and trying not to do something stupid, lol.
Don't thank me for less spam though. I get a few but several others delete them also
Good to know. I just hope that someone else other than Roko is doing all the spam-related work. It's not fair for it all to fall on one person to deal with it, and it was apparent that a lot of admins had simply reached the point of ignoring it.
Just sometimes it was a matter of a spam a minute until noticed. With enough mods checking and enough users reporting hopefully we can shut down an account after just a few, rather than a few hundred
Spamming is bad.
And spam bandits are BAD people.
New avatar, December 18, 2017: U.S. Navy Construction Battalions ("Seabees") recruiting poster, c. 1943.
New avatar, November 27, 2017, is a photo of a young Lt. (j.g.) John F. Kennedy in the cockpit of his PT boat, c. 1944.
Here should actually be a picture to see ..
*We are still working on it ..*
Unfortunately, I have never figured out how to post photos in member wall comments. No-one seems to know how to do it.
* sigh *
November 27, 2017: First person to identify the young officer in my new avatar photo wins a cookie.
And before it was Frank Sinatra (not, I know, but looks like^^)
Correct, sir. We have a winner ---- in under an hour.
I think all the spammers we are finding are one person with many accounts.
Or several related groups. There are sports link spammers, the weird Chinese language university spammers,and the exam prep spammers. Maybe I'm wrong, but the groups seem to be fairly distinct.
Nations. I heard Russia has lots of accounts twisting online opinioun peer pressure tactics.
Yeah not the best place to talk about that.
BB I am in a 100 game we are now down to 2 AI and 10 players. What data are you looking to gather?
Hey. Thanks for following up. I responded at greater length at the forum thread on point.
New avatar, November 8, 2017: Sergeant Richard Gordon "Tiny" Sowell, today became the latest American soldier to return home from World War II. The youngest of seven children, Tiny was killed by a mortar shell on Saipan on July 7, 1944; he was 21 years old.
Tiny was remembered as the most popular kid at Palm Beach High School, and was elected president of his class. Too small to play high school football, he was an all-state athlete in baseball and basketball, and served as the school mascot during football games. Half way through his sophomore year at the University of Florida, he dropped out and volunteered for the U.S. Army.
Tiny's broken body was quickly buried by his fellow soldiers, and when his remains were rediscovered five years later they could not be identified. They were transferred to Hawaii were they were buried under an "unknown soldier" grave stone. In 2015, the remains were disinterred and DNA tested, and were a perfect match when his surviving nephew was tested in 2017 ---- Tiny had a name and a family again.
He will be flown home to Palm Beach County later today and buried with full military honors on November 10, with his surviving niece and nephew in attendance. Tiny was just another American kid, special only to his family and friends, but today his hometown honors his homecoming, 74 years after he went to war.
New avatar, October 26, 2017: Corporal Desmond Doss, U.S. Army medic and recipient of the Medal of Honor. Doss was a conscientious objector who volunteered for service in the U.S. Army, but refused to carry a weapon as a devout Christian. He became a battlefield medic, and was personally responsible for carrying 75 wounded soldiers to safety during the Battle of Okinawa.
If you haven't seen the 2016 movie about Doss produced and directed by Mel Gibson, I recommend it. It's hard to believe that men such as Doss once walked the earth.
And, yes, that is President Harry Truman presenting Doss with the Medal of Honor in the photo.
Saludos. Como esta usted, senor?
muy bien y tu ?
Estoy pasando las horas. Como esta el clima en Buenos Aires esta noche?
Perdon mi espanol pidgin, por favor. Han pasado muchos anos desde mis clases de espanol de la escuela secundaria y la universidad.
ah pues ,un poco feo el clima llovio ase poco y ase frio . y si esta de noche , una pregusta por si sabes , he visto que algunas presonas tiene como rangos como el mio como reculta y de mas rango , sabes donde puedo ver los rangos o como tenerlos ?
100-player World @ War. 8 active players remaining. 5 Island AIs remaining.
Food production is negative.
Thanks. If you could, please respond to the private conversation I created for you. Cheers.
50-player Americas "Homefront" map...im playing one. 3 or 4 players left and almost all AI dead. Food production is positive
NF, please see private conversation thread that I started in response. Thanks.
New avatar, October 15, 2017: Maj. Richard I. Bong, U.S. Army Air Forces. Dick Bong was the top American fighter ace of World War II with 40 victories, all achieved in the Lockhed P-38 Lightning against Japanese army and navy aircraft. He was awarded the Medal of Honor in December 1944, and sent home, where he married his fiancee Marge, and became a test pilot for Lockheed's first generation jet fighter, the P-80. Bong was killed two days before the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, when his P-80's fuel pump failed at low altitude and his parachute did not open sufficiently to save his life. He was 24 years old.