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  1. No dev corner again. Hopefully we're not slipping back in to ye olde communications black out. Also no results from Belle bingo yet? Teasing sirens, the lot of ye! On the plus side. Remember Salmon? I barely did. Now I do. Still makes me want to go get a bagel more than anything though.
  2. I like to think my daughter will have a slightly better standard of behavior than insufferable lol. Then again, lots of people find American Marines to be swaggering, insufferable, cocky bastards to a man/woman. So there you go. Speaking of swagger Augusta's got style, I love it.
  3. On a venom note, we do have a documented case of a large venomous serpent coiling itself round the turret workings of a warship of the Imperial Russian Navy, Second Pacific Squadron. Apparently the incident was resolved without too many people getting bit. It's a bit of a shame they got rid of the snake really, it probably vastly improved the combat potential of the ship.
  4. Ah yes, the legendary early war nuclear tipped AAA shells.
  5. Unclassified Message - Distribute To All Personnel From: Commander, 76th Strike Group, INPF Pacific Command To: All INPF Commands Subject: Armistice Day Essay Contest The Admiralty Board is pleased to announce our victor in our essay contest. Captain Korky secured a fantastic victory with his essay arguing quite persuasively that Alfred von Tirptitz, the man behind the name of everyone's favorite lonely queen of the North, deserves the "honor" of being named The Worst Admiral of the 20th century. Rather than go on at length we will allow Korky's words to speak for themselves up thread. Thank you to everyone who participated! There's every chance we will run an event like this again, so we hope to see even more of you throw your hat in to the ring for some intellectual fisticuffs. Respectfully,T. Heavens.Admiral, USMC, INPFCommanding
  6. The Admiralty Board has granted a 24 hour extension to 2300 CST, 12 November to the dead line.
  7. Casually going to battle stations is a hilarious mental picture. And I heartily encourage Mahan to participate if she wants.
  8. My bias towards Orion is well known I suspect.
  9. Update 1: As you may have seen per Naval Message #191 from Naval High Command BCS, they are going to provide an in game reward to the winner of our essay contest, to be awarded on the launch of the game. The prize will be a unique crewman or woman, inspired by the subject of the winning essay.
  10. One benefit of working for the people I work for is a direct supply of Lebkuchen straight from Germany.
  11. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackchickenstudios/victory-belles/posts/2996172 Some interesting content this week, including a peek at the League side of things, and official support from our illustrious overlords for our little essay contest! If you're not familiar with the essay contest, please see this thread: http://academagia.invisionzone.com/topic/4289-armistice-day-essay-contest-the-worst-commander-of-the-20th-century/
  12. Attention all INPF commands. The following message is unclassified and marked for widest distribution. Publicly publish the following orders at gathering points within your command. From: Commander, 76th Strike Group, INPF Pacific Command To: All INPF Commands Subject: Armistice Day Essay Contest Situation: The Captain's Association, and the Admiralty Board of the Discord Server is pleased to announce that we will be holding an essay contest, to celebrate the imminent launch of the game, (whenever that might be!) and to commemorate the end of the Great War. The contest is open to all ranks, and begrudgingly, to all services, including our land locked cousins. Please see the following information for details. Respond to this thread, or contact the Admiralty Board on the very Unofficial Victory Belles Discord server if you have questions. Mission: In the spirit of the old saw "Lions Led By Donkeys", the subject of the essay shall be, The Worst General or Admiral of the 20th Century As an argumentative essay, your essay about your selected historical personage must be based primarily in facts and reason. Citations are not required. A certain amount of persuasive writing (arguing from emotion) and humor is encouraged, but should not encapsulate more than half of the essay. The board wishes for all participating personnel to have fun after all, but the goal is making a historical argument with these essays in addition to having fun. Some exceptions to the requirement of your essay subject being a flag officer will be entertained on a case by case basis, but should ideally be at the very least, the commander of a land formation no smaller than a regiment, one large warship, or the commander of a squadron or flotilla of smaller vessels. If you really need to expose the incompetence of such an individual, contact the contest organizer with the following information: Who you want to eviscerate in text, and why you feel they should be considered in the company of failed generals and admirals. Execution: The contestants shall write an argumentative essay of at least one typed page in English, size 12 font. The essays will be judged solely on content, not on grammar, but keeping things vaguely comprehensible is encouraged so as not to drive the judges to drink. Anything above ten pages is probably a touch excessive, but if you have the will, by all means. Essays may be submitted via paste bin link, or posted whole cloth in the contest thread on the Victory Belle's forum. These essays will then be judged by the Admiralty board via an internal process. Results will be announced via the Discord, and this thread. This will be accomplished as quickly as possible after the end of the submission period. Depending on the volume of submissions... it might take awhile, what with a war to fight against eldritch horrors and all that. To encourage enthusiastic participation, the Admiralty Board is offering the following prizes to the victor. The admiration of your peers, the smug satisfaction that you've lampooned an utterly incompetent git for the amusement of others, and of course for the over all winner, a prize, either a strategy game with appropriate amounts of naval combat, or a steam gift card of equivalent value . The exact value of the prize, and a possible prize for second place, will depend on the number of participants who successfully submit their entry, but will be no less than 20.00 USD. The winner will be messaged via PM on this forum, or by discord to arrange for final delivery of the prize. Administration: Due date: All entries must be submitted by the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, Reiwa 2/2773 AUC/2020 CE, in the Central Time Zone of the United States. Command and Signal: As before, please contact myself under the handle TwoHeavens on the forum, or via the (Unofficial!) VB discord here: https://discord.gg/8AqrYGq with the same call sign. Keep an eye out for a special further announcement regarding this contest later this week! May the most irate historian win! Respectfully, T. Heavens. Admiral, USMC, INPF Commanding
  13. Yes that does seem to be the case unfortunately.
  14. That was kind of my point with Goeben actually. Who's going to spend the money to train these random volunteers? Not like the League of Nations has a real budget from someone like the UN does modernly. Sure casualties might be high, it's called warfare. I've personally dealt with the results of that particular form of human endeavor. Luckily most belligerents have entire nations to call on, or in certain notable cases, entire empires, where they might be able to find more of their own people to invest money in before making recruiting drives in third parties and hoping the INPF can figure out how to read their manuals. It's not like the big seven didn't manage to man all this ships during the actual war after all.
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