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About Caledanicus

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    Toronto, Canada
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    Military history, role-playing games (both paper and video games), curious and obscure historical details, ancient languages.

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  1. Terry Jones has died at 77 after a two year battle with dementia. Feel free to share your favourite memories of Monty Python.
  2. Great Gnomish Overlord! I promise to work extra hard in the salt mines. Please favour me with a cap!
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    New Italian Crate Results

    No. By the way, the High School Fleet collection will drop pieces from the daily crates like the previous Azure lane collection.
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    Royal Navy Poppy Rules

    Wearing Poppies for Remembrance Day is a tradition in Canada. I was wondering how poppies are worn in other countries and I found the following rules for wearing poppies in the Royal Navy. I was not aware of Royal Marines having to wear them on their caps! Feel free to share any poppy trivia you have. Poppies. Poppies may be worn to commemorate the National period of Remembrance from the time they become available until the day after Remembrance (Armistice) Day. Only official Royal British Legion poppies are to be worn in uniform. Poppies are not worn by those on parade at the National Cenotaph Parade in London. Poppies are to be worn: (1) Officers and all ranks – with greatcoats on the left lapel if lapel down or pinned to the left breast if lapel is buttoned up. (2) Officers, WO and SRs – on the left lapel buttonhole of No 1 uniforms. (3) Officers and all ranks – Secured to the left breast of the blue wool jersey. (4) Officers and all ranks – secured to the left breast pocket of short sleeve shirts or the tie when wearing long sleeve shirts, when in No 3s. (5) Officers and all ranks - secured to the left breast of RNPCS shirts at the outboard end and slightly above the name tape. (6) Junior Ratings – all ratings below Petty officer dressed as seamen, all Royal Marines and QARNNS to wear the poppy on the left side of the cap or hat, and with berets beneath the beret badge.
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    A Lion Versus Jackals

    OGRE from Steve Jackson games was lots of fun! Thanks for reminding me.
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    World of Warships Collectors Club

    There should be a code on a card in your swag bag. It unlocks a short mission which gives you the patch. I got mine from the Haida event and I am using it now.
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    Friesland comes tomorrow

    Wait a second! Danes, Indonesians, Greeks, Polynesians, Philippinos, Japanese and the British are all known as island people. They all have boats and ships to aid in their hopping around. Sort of a broad insult. Especially in a game about naval warfare.
  8. Please do another event next year. It was lots of fun. HMCS Haida is a beautiful ship. Kudos to Parks Canada and the retired Canadian Forces volunteers. Well done World of Warships staff!
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    Naval battles/oil are useless and meaningless

    Ghost of Stalin approves this idea but Ghost of Stalin demands final decision on distribution for good of mother land!
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    Mission: V-J Day

    Looks like these will be fun. I was also surprised by the lack of a "participate" button. Now I won't be able to post a message for the clan.
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    German Premium Tier 8 "Odin Vs Woden"

    I prefer Odin to Woden but I also prefer Denmark to Germany. As pointed out when I tried clumsily to start a similar discussion, a lot of the ports of northern Germany share some Danish heritage. The Danes have a much older naval tradition than the German states so perhaps Odin is better for ships and Woden for tanks. By the way, Skuggsja is a great name! Odin would be a great name for a Scandinavian battleship but I don’t think we would get one in game. The Danes did have an ironclad named Odin as well as a third rate from the age of sail.
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    ST, Gamescom announcements

    True, I have ancestors who fought for Denmark in both the First and Second Schleswig War. My Grandfather came to Canada after being discharged from the Danish army in 1936. His job was training and caring for horses in the artillery.
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    ST, Gamescom announcements

    Odin and Aegir were a pair of Kaiserliche Marine coastal defense ships which survived WW1 so there is precedence for the name. By the way, my sister recently told me that some people in Hamburg speak a dialect of Danish. Not sure that is true but Hamburg is not far from the Danish border.
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    Forum Game - Word Association