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  1. Direct Matches: Verdun 1-0 La Motte-Picquet INPF 1: The new year starts slow for most teams. Belfast starts the new year with a win, and so does Chiyoda. The latter even winning the Japanese League cup. Omedettou! A contrast is AGS who had to play four matches and had a rather.... mixed performance. With only 4 points from 4 matches. Giving her the push past dormant Tenryuu, but then losing steam significantly to reach the top.....Hood however basically copies that result with 4 points from 4 matches, overtakes dormant Lex and then stops. Conte sees this weakness and uses it. She scores 2 wins in 2 matches and gets past Hood that way. Still topbound. Leni and Moskva have to stop playing for the time being, because of the still ongoing pandemic. Our French ladies had a direct duel, which LMP decided for herself. Apart from this both only gained 2 points. Overall it brings LMP into the front pack and Verdun ploughs post some helpless competitors. She also gets to her halftime of matches played. And from the depths of the table Algerié rises. In a stunning 12/12 matchday she makes up enough ground to put herself from back end position to a comfy midfield position. And given she has even less matches than Conte, she's now in the position to strike. INPF 2: The table leader of INPF 2 seems to be always bound to start struggling. Thus Exeter disappoints with a 1/6 performance. But since she's comfy in front and her "direct" competition is asleep, she's safe for now. P-K also does her the favour of losing, but in a sudden twist o events, Canarias scores a 3 win streak an is now in 2nd, behind Exeter. Scharnhorst also doesn't too bad and scores 6/9 point, which sets her in a position to perspectively compete for promotion. But she crosses the 50%, so she'd need a strong second half for that. Nürnberg on the other hand loses her momentum already and drops dead in the water with 1/6 points. Dunkerque does the same. Köln surprises everyone with one of her rare wins, but gains nothing for now. Gneisenau had one match, got a point from it. Also dead in the water. Bearn had it even worse. She had three matches, like Köln, but gained zero points from them. All three Walküren have reached their 50% of matches now.
  2. Wow, Mahan scheduled her. That was way back then..... I like the hint about Scharnhorst. Now I really want her and Lebi in one fleet together. Even though I won't hide my disappointment of Gerhard being used as comic relief. And given her sister is August... that makes for a missed opportunity. What's so demeaning about it? And if all of them feel that way -as Bellies reaction suggests-, why was the admiralty board so mean? Or crude? Or both? *plans to go rogue intensifiy* Can someone please explain to me Auld Reekie? I get the words, but who or what is it referring to? A mascot skunk? Mascot skunk confirmed?? And who killed it? Can we avenge it? And what's "barry" in the given context? On a different tune, I actually posses a written version about the events in question at Glencoe...... Talking about things familiar and starting with "Glen" (yes, I know what a Glen is, too), the last time I had Glenkinchie was ages ago, see, the story starts in 2001 and..... but I digress. Why Glenkinchie? Nearest distillery to Eddie? Only Scotch the author knew? Tell me about it. Ohohoho..... she speaks on behalf of the Town-class sisters..... so there's more than just two of them in the game? Just to anger Mr. Wells, I hope for Glasgow and Liverpool. "Of the names in their foul language from the uttered only in depths of Hell" - yeah, yeah, just say it already...... Ah yes, that cute thing at Invergordon. Worked like a charm and well "mutiny" is such a harsh word for it. Kiel was a mutiny. Invergordon was...cute. It was an ordinary strike. Cry me a river. Treating the officers with respect.....pfff.....mutiny. Also it was successful AND embarrassed the Royal Navy...so much they struck the Atlantic Fleet and renamed it. And nobody died. So what's not to like? What's warm sporran? And how does it taste? They say "och" in Scotland, too. Noice. Overall I'm a bit ambivalent about Eddie. On the one hand her positive attitude, especially towards alcohol. On the other hand I'd probably need to be tipsy the whole time to endure her skittish and apparently unreliable nature for longer terms.
  3. I'm German. I call every U-Boot an U-Boot. Also German is an official Italian (regional) language. In Südtirol the Germanophones will call it U-Boot as well, no?
  4. Okay here's a little more sophisticated look at the video: One Morgana we can identify for sure is "Fire" on the far right of the Morgana spectrum. 0:45 reveals the front Morgana to be Dismay, the far left to be Mistrust and reminds us of Avarice (next to Fire). 0:49 shows Mischief to be left to Dismay. 0:54 gives us Despair to be to the right of Dismay. Wait had I just forgotten how she looked? And 0:56 completes the set with the last missing one to be Venom. @NinjapacmanWhat do you make of the wooden plank of the Japanese kamimaru between Lampo and probably Jaguar? I will point out U-37 was a prime predator. And looks good. :3 At 0:17 point out every shadow and win the respect and admiration of this forum. Tfw you think "wait those were only 10 nations" and they hit you with a giant Swastika!! Lebi 🥰 The teaser hands us a prime opportunity to ship Verdun with any aircraft carrier. :3 I really like the new world map. Are the Morganas depicted the local "bosses" or "just" Morganas present at that location I wonder. Regions map looks interesting. So you have an area with paths, which you can scout and progress on. Reminds me of another game in which I liked that mechanic. The resources shown are (probably) Crew, Fuel (a barrel of oil, even though my fleet runs on the power of love! Yankii developers....), Ammo, then two construction resources maybe (Steel and stones?) and the last one I have no idea. Range? Radiation? We'll find out. There also seems to be time limit. And can you deploy your ships at will or will they be auto-assigned (in the first screen 4 ships in 2x2 fleets)? There are also harbours? Hm, what purpose might they have? :3 In the second screen, the one with pupper Pupper you can clearly see Hainan imho. And yes, who is #2? She seems to hold a slingshot? What is that gold V medal on the Kirov and Aoba screen? And is that Venezuela? The cloud seems to indicate "weather". I totally love the moving chibis. I want to look at them all the time!! Oh and I notice different "waves"..... Oh, I don't think we have been introduced to Calamity prior. I'll codename her Jane. For obvious reasons. And our old flame Corruption is there too. Short musical intermission, see below for why: Next up are Sedition, Sabotage and Mischief.....followed by more Sedition and Sabotage and then Vanity, Sin (hello there) and Sedition again.....Sedition all over the place.... Is there a Sedition song? And Queen Mary gets revealed. Which renews the debate of Team SSS (2 members) vs Team QM (everyone else it seems). See my previous post. Then more Morgana enter with Treason, Despair, Starvation, Confusion and Murder. Anyone counting and keeping track? Cause I ain't! And now we have to add Venom and Asphyxiation, who we already know of, courtesy of U-29. And slingshot girl is Boiky! Morganas still not finished with Injustice popping into view....briefly. Oh and Fire gets confirmed I guess (see above). Injustice - only blind on one eye...hah! And then we have a nice change of screen: Levelling up. NO needs (counterclockwise) Special Acknowledgement, Mardi Gras Mask, King Olivers Kreole ...radio, Zora Neale houston....books, Borbon Milk, CA Pacific International Expo.....blah, U.S. Protection Kit.....which consists of papers? .... Not condoms? Feel free to tell me something about it yankii. I'm always curious. Anyway there is an honour, accoutrement, music, library, recreation, good luck charm and home front support slot in that order. So speculate at will what it could be for YOUR favourite Walküre. there is also some interesting info about NOs weaponry and what gets affected by levelling up on the right side. The equipment peak screen is at 1:03, tmi to comment on all of it. the little stars in the top left corner look interesting. Wonder what they'll be for. Also I guess the "base screens" are revealed here. Please have a look for yourselves. But what might "commissary" be? 1:04 - wait a sec, you can outfit each battery? Whoa. And QM with a FuMG. Nice. :3 Maybe Ninja is right after all. I will still not budge. Where would be the fun in that? And i see the RM-1. 1:07 reveals everyones favourite money drain: The shop! ***mis the Mayan Goddess..... HMS Artemis? AND the star stuff resource is revealed: Shop currency. Yummy. And who might our cute shopkeeper be? And you can buy Amenities and...diplomacy?? Gosh, since I saved myself -and my money- for this game, I will be all over the place. And then there is yet another new Morgana, with Disease. Love the face mask. Some fighting to round out the video aaand done. thx Mahan. @Shirogane I found the following new ships confirmed, so you don't have to read all of this or watch the teaser in such detail: British DD Zulu, Italian DD Antoniotto Usidimare, German U-37, Italian U-Boot Archimede, British Passenger Liner Queen Mary and Soviet DD Boiky.
  5. The trailer is warmly welcomed by me as well. And I love it when I'm right. Don't you? Like here and here. In stubborn defiance I will call Queen Mary a red herring. I will stick to SS Scharnhorst. Streng dich an Lebi! Wir glauben an dich! And i like the new revealed German sub. Achja, frohes neues Jahr euch allen.
  6. Frohe Weihnachten. And yes, I own all of the things they mention and use them.
  7. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackchickenstudios/victory-belles/posts/3058143
  8. Direct Matches: Tenryuu 3-2 Takao Leningrad 3-1 Moskva Aoba 1-1 Kaga INPF 1: As the year comes to a close and a VB Trailer lingers on the horizon, Chiyoda shows her skill one last time for this year with a double victory exit. She's also the first with only 10 more matches to go. Belfast had more matches and while not perfect, manages to snatch Chiyodas lead on matches alone. Tenryuu also reaches the 10 matches to go mark and sends Takao home into the new year with a win over her. AGs uses a very good 10/12 points matchday to overtake the dormant Lady Lex. Contes rise on the other hand takes a hard dampener with only 3/9 points. She rules at home, but was a bit out of her water in international waters. Hood can capitalize on that weakness with a mediocre 5/12 performance, but it probably will not last since she's already on twice the matches as Conte. Leni got rather frustrated (and the author rather delighted) with a loss internationally. She apparently vented her frustration not only on Moskvas Dynamo, but also on Moskvas Spartak, just to hammer the message home. It at least brings her past two dormant yankii, if nothing else. Moskva gets a very used matchday, not only but also thx to her sister. This finally separates the Russian siblings. Kongou lost her shot at the Empress cup in the third round, giving her at least 3 points, while Kumano sadly lost in the second round and goes empty into sleep until March. LMP puts in a real effort and now trails Leni, just like last season, but farther down the table. Verdun also has a very good matchday -compared to the season so far- and breaks contace with the relegation zone. After a cautious start, Algerie leaves Perth in the dust at the bottom with a 10/12 matchday and makes an attempt to get out of the relegation zone. And since Perth lost against Chiyoda last matchday, she has to let it happen, since she will be dormant until late January. INPF 2: Exeter has an average matchday with 3/6. How much it will save her in the end is uncertain atm, because of her huge lead in points and matches to any competitor. Like P-K, who only has one match, but at least gets a point to show for it. Kaga (and most of the other IJN Kamimaru) concludes her season for this year. She, Nagato and Takao have only 6 matches to go. Kagas end of the year is disappointing with only 2/9 points. Her duel with Aoba gains both only one point each. Takao on the other hand gives herself a nice push towards years end. Only losing one match against INPF1s Tenryuu and winning the other two. Same goes for Kitakami, so both push back into the promotion spots. Nagato only manages to score 3/9 points an thus loses contact to the IJN block. Canarias scores a win and pushes past Nevada. Dunkerque reaches 50% of matches with a disappointing double loss. This helps Scharnhorst with a round of everything (1/1/1) to take back a position in front of her. And even Nünberg saily by, with 6/9 points. Gneisenau only had one match - onoe point, okay, maybe, not helping certainly. Talking about sailing by... the fact Pola rests until late Jauary sailed past me. Bearn performs also poorly with only 1 point and Aoba seems to have already lost her steam with now only 1/9 points this time. Köln on the other hand can keep her small momntum and scores 4/9 points, getting her behind Gneisenau and of the bottom. And very bad news for Axum. Apparently the Ethiopian Premier League was cut back from 16 ti 13 teams and I can't find her club anymore. Which means she is eliminated. Which makes me really sad. It also cuts the matches to play in INPF 2 by 2.
  9. Christmas Eve is "Heiliger Abend" (Holy Evening) here.
  10. I will point out Weihnachten starts the 24th over here. So I hope "before Christmas" is the 23rd the latest.
  11. GKS bis Nov 1941 (Top Secret until November 1941)
  12. Direct matches: Perth 0-1 Chiyoda Dunkerque 1-1 Bearn INPF 1: Belfasts men stemmed all the matches since last matchday. With 4/12 points their result is mixed and Belfast gets pushed past the 50% match mark. Chiyoda fares only a little better with 6/15, but it is enough to reconquer the top! And give Perth a very rough welcome to the "new" season. And while Lexington keeps on fighting, Wichita loses and thus falls dormant for now. Tenryuu sees her Chance and overtakes BOTH of them despite the gap between Witch and Lex being 7 points. Back in Europe, Contes women have -again- only one match, but win it. However Contes next opponent is the dreadnought of European womens football, so her impressive 9 win series might come to an end soon. Moskva plays so-so with one loss and one win and fails to get past Arizona. LMP on the other hand has entered a very lousy phase and after 3 losses in a row only scores one point out of 12 on this matchday. Leni is literally a bit out of her waters and it shows. But 4/12 is enough to improve her position and push past her sister at least. A true highlight of the matchday is Admiral Graf Spee. She delivers a 10/12 four match run and steams past a third of the table even ahead of Conte an Wichita, getting into range for the top group. And only Conte is potentially up there with fewer matches. Kongous league has ended, but now the Japanese women entered the Empress Cup, so any of them can be eliminated or proceed and Kongou..... keeps on fighting with a win. And while Kongous result was close..... Kumano..... well Kumano furiously eliminated her opponent with an impressive 11-0 show of force..... yes, Kumano. Our Kumano with a negative points to match ratio..... or...equal ratio now. And she even climbs a rank. Back in England, Lady Hood passed her 50% mark with a respectable 8/12 points, getting her comfortably out of the sights of relegation zone. The same can not be said about Verdun who has had a lousy matchday with 0/6 points, getting her nowhere. And finally, finally Algerie and Perth join the fight for the championship. Algerie with a single draw and one point and Perth with a bloody nose from not only Chiyoda and also one point, but out of 15 possible points. INPF 2: Exeter opens the table with a strong show of force and 9/12 points, pretty much cementing her spot at the top. Her direct pursuers make this even easier as all three of them only score five points in 10 matches. Together. Takao scores at least a win, overtaking Kitakami. P-K sees this, says hold my wine and just like that comes from behind to push herself into 2nd position. Nagato goes with the Japanese INPF2 flow and scores only 3/12 points. Canarias sails past her 50% match mark with a disappointing 4/12 performance, but at least it keeps her "in touch" with Nagato and gets her behind the dormant Nevada. Scharnhorst gets and admirable 3/6 matchday, but it gets her nowhere. Especially since Dunkerque and Bearn play a friendly draw amongst each other, which gives Dunkerque a 4/9 matchday and the one point she needs to put herself in front of Scharnhorst. Pola doesn't get nothing, but one point is too much to die and too little to live. Especially since Nürnberg overtakes her with one win in two matches and Bearn -like Dunkerque- gets 4 points and now is equal with Pola. Gneisenau even presents her first matchday where she isn't beaten and gets with 5/12 points behind Dunkerque. And very much to my personal dismay, so does Köln. *sigh* We always trip over the "weaker" ones..... anways. Köln gets her personal seasonal record with 4/6 points in one matchday, keeping the fight against the bottom open. But the best for last: Aoba completely changes her fortune with the forced switch to the means team and crashes into the table from below with 8/12 points. More than she scored the rest of the season. Axum has not played yet, but I reckon her schedule is finally online and will start in exactly one week from now.
  13. As a helpless oranjeboo, I consider every update with De Ruyter a win. Getting the expectation lowered from beta to trailer is a small downer. Overall a great update. I really liked the first look.
  14. Kom en laat u verrassen (nein, heisst was Anderes) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackchickenstudios/victory-belles/posts/3040220
  15. It already payed off. I had to correct the address of the Kriegsmarineministerium. It relates to the story told in episode 5 about the second half of the First World War: The director tells what factors led to the sailor unrest of 1917 (not the revolutionary one in November 1918). And the concrete ignition for the important unrest is a cancelled movie theater show on the SMS Prinzregent Luitpold. Before that a plethora of military disobedience and protest by the sailors had taken place and one soldier on the SMS Friedrich der Große was especially well connected: Max Reichpietsch. In the wave of arrests and court martials following the "movie theater" protest altogether ten sailors were sentenced to death. 2 of those death sentences were executed: Albin Köbis and Max Reichpietsch. And the name "Reichpietsch" immediately rang a bell in my head. I wrote as address of the Kriegsmarineministerium "Reichpietschufer" ... and that didn't make sense after I heard that story. The Nazis and the Kriegsmarine would've never, NEVER, named a street after someone who was guilty of "completed high treason and rioting" against the officers corps of the Kaiserliche Marine. And I thought the whole time a "Pietsch" was something Berlinian, Prußian, idk of which I never had heard of. But no. I checked it and the thing is: The article about the old navy ministry building on wikipedia states only the current location, but not the old name for it. Luckily someone put an article about the street itself up. And what did I find? The street was named after Königin Augusta, the Königin-Augusta-Straße at first, but the name was changed after the death of admiral Alfred von Tirpitz in 1933 to Tirpitzufer. Its current name was given to it in 1947. So I went about and changed the address in my writings here in the forum.
  16. Direct matches: Lexington 2-1 Saguenay INPF1 : The leadership finally changes after Chiyoda can't ramp up her form and Belfast equalises on points, but with fewer matches. Wichita surpasses the dormant Arizona. LMP on the other hand loses and thus gives the Russian sisters the opportunity to at least equalise the score. Conte however deals a double win to all of them and rushes past them all. Kongou uses her opportunity to get past Hood and Verdun. But with an unexpected double win AGS overtakes all three of them and pushes herself into the comfortable midfield, with the promise of further rise. Augusta had a bad short season and missed the playoff round of her league, so she falls dormant. Kumano scores wins for a change and squeezes herself into the pseudo-safe 16th position. INPF 2: At the top of the 2nd division, Exeter strengthens her position relative to her pusuers by an average performance, since Kaga and Takao fail almost completely to score, so badly even Kitakami can get between the two. Saguenay loses her match against first division Lex and because of it falls dormant. In the midfield PK uses the almost total failure of everyone around her to get into lead position of the "19p club". Dunkerque equalises with Scharnhorst. While Pola has no match, Only Nürnberg scores a win behind her, changing places with Bearn. For Aoba there will be a team switch: As you can see, Aobas team only scored 3 points. In the whole season it was 8pts. So they will be relegated into amateur level next year. For that reason Aoba will switch back to Kyoto Sanga, starting next week already, since their season is a bit longer. That will maybe change Aoba fate decisively.
  17. Knick-knacks?? Oh, behave!
  18. Now this is something I have to bingewatch and they already have some WW2 related content online. Downer for everyone incapable of German: It's in German. https://www.youtube.com/c/Marinemuseum/videos
  19. Standard is the key here, I guess. I take the kickstarter thing as a sign of almost completion. Now I fully believe in a 2020 release again. Interesting intel about repair docks.
  20. *hüstel* Hoch verehrte Mitglieder der Admiralität, meine geschätzten Mitkapitäne, verehrte Damen und Herren, liebe Kinder, diesen Sieg nehme ich mit Dankbarkeit und Demut entgegen und ich bin mir sicher hätte jemand mit einem echten Abschluss in Geschichte, wäre das Ergebnis anders ausgefallen. So aber möchte ich der Admiralität dafür danken meinen bescheidenen Beitrag über Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz zum besten Beitrag dieses Wettbewerbs ausgewählt zu haben. Was als ein harmloser Scherz über einen bis dahin geschätzten Admiral der Deutschen Geschichte begann, entpuppte sich entgegen meiner Erwartung zu einem Inferno der Inkompetenz, welches mir diesen Sieg beschert hat. Daher gebührt mein Dank zuvorderst Alfred von Tirpitz, der in wunderbarer Preußischer Hybris und Selbstüberschätzung das Kleindeutsche Kaiserreich in den wohlverdienten Untergang getrieben hat. Wenn man sich in Deutschland auf etwas verlassen kann, dann dass es ein Preuße für uns schon versauen wird. Weiterhin möchte ich der Person danken, welche damals das zweite Victory Belles Promovideo bei YouTube eingestellt hat, denn ohne sie wäre ich nicht hier. Fürderhin darf ich auch nicht diese wunderbare Gemeinschaft der letzten aufrechten VB-Gläubigen vergessen, denn wenn ich nicht zumindest denken würde, dass ihr es zu schätzen wüsstet, hätte ich gar nicht erst mitgemacht. Un ringraziamento speciale al mio alleato italiano. Non essere l'unico membro dell'Asse a volte mi dà la forza di cui ho bisogno tra tutti questi alleati. Ferner danke ich allen bei Black Chicken Studios, dass sie weiter tapfer an der Fertigstellung des Spiels arbeiten. Wir geben ja alle nur nicht auf, weil ihr nicht aufgebt. Darüber hinaus danke ich natürlich meiner Mutter, meinem Vater, meiner Frau, welche diesen Teil meiner Freizeitgestaltung nur mit Kopfschütteln aufnimmt und Odin, der mir offenbar hin und wieder die Schriftzunge silbern pinselt. Danke.
  21. Metis; semper spectat.... Nice new art btw.
  22. Off schedule, missed two... well. Life. It happens. At least a lot of potential points to throw around, eh? Direct matches: Takao 1-0 Nagato INPF1: Chiyoda only gets 3/9. At least she wins her 19th match, which means she's halfway there to end her season. Alas, now Belfast gets a chance to bite. And misses, but at least comes one point closer. Arizona scored nothing, unexpectedly, since her only match left (USL league final) was canceled. The opposition fell victim to Covid-19. No title will be awarded the match not postponed, but struck. Lady Lex follows the trend and played three matches with only one win. But that's enough to overtake Arizona. Tenryuu had four matches, pushing her to halt season, but also only one win (4/12), but it keeps her close to Lex. Only with Wichita we finally see more than one victory: Two matches, two wins! She too gets into position to attack Lex. La Motte-Picquet one the other hand joins the "single victory squad" and only gets 3/12 points. Conte also only wins once, but she has 3/3 points. Notice anything? And even the mighty Hood only scores 3/12..... but it always can get worse and Kongou only scores one measly point in all the time. I start to feel the time was cursed in the INPF 1. Maybe the lower half will bring more excitement? Right off the bat, Moskva scores a double-win and sends herself up a few places. Leni only loses one of her four matches -making yours truly VERY happy- and getting good 7 points out of her time on the pitch. She has now catched up with her sister. Verdun also does good and gets 4 points in two matches. Only with Admiral Graf Spee we return to the 3 points scheme of the upper half.Atlanta follows suit and Kumano even fails completely. INPF 2: The table leader of 2nd division, Kaga, returns with a mixed bag of 4 points out of 4 matches. Lucky for her, Nevada is dormant, but Exeter sees the gap and sails right through it to the top. Takao beats Nagato in the direct face off, but those are her only points she gains. which is more than Nagato, who only scored 1 point. All three IJN Walküren are now firmly over seasonal half time. Same for Saguenay, who at least gets 3 points overtaking Nagato, just on matches. In comparison, Kitakami had a swell time with 5 points in three matches and this enables her to sack the point twins in front of her. PK scored the "usual" 3 points. Which is more than Scharnhorst with her single point can say. Under those circumstances, Canarias sacks both of them with 5/9 points, putting her back into the upper half of the table. While Dunkerque and Pola score 3 points each and keep touch with the midfield, Nürnberg and Köln do the Scharnhorst thing and only take 1 point home. With Gneisenau scoring 3 points, it brings the Kriegsmarine almost back together into one place, but with Bearn winning as well, behind the French Walküre, not in front of her. Aobas team still performs mediocre and only brings one point home. She probably needs a miracle to not get stuck in last place when Axum eventually joins the league.
  23. Also the song which basically started Rock'n Roll, the first version were aeveral interpretations, all by black musicians as early as the late 1930s. Lionel Hampton was one of the more prominent ones.
  24. Continuing with "Chanson du marchand indien", de Sadko, by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov
  25. Posting some noticable songs. # Dans de la fee dragee, de casse-noisette, by Piotr Tchaikovski
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