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Who is General Quarters and why is he so famous?

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General Quarters is a naval miniatures game played at scale, so often works best in a gymnasium. 

 

I'm not being creative here, it's a thing. I still have the rule book somewhere.

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7 minutes ago, BearlyHereBear said:

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He was a General of Ivan the Terrible black militia, the Oprichniki, so named for his methods of quartering the Czar's enemies.

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Isn't he the Cousin of Private Parts?

Didn't he get Divorced from his wife Major Paine?

His met his new wife at the O club,  Major Slu----    

I had better stop before I get the Ban Hammer:Smile_hiding:

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13 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

General Quarters is a naval miniatures game played at scale, so often works best in a gymnasium. 

 

I'm not being creative here, it's a thing.

Used to play that along with Seekrieg.

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General Quarters was once Admiral Quarters, but he left the navy because there was no vending machines on the ships. 

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20 minutes ago, iDuckman said:

General Quarters is a naval miniatures game played at scale, so often works best in a gymnasium. 

 

I'm not being creative here, it's a thing.

*Looks it up*

Wow! 
My main takeaway with many RPGs and Wargames designed in the 70's and 80's is that abstraction was considered a sign of weakness.

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General Quarters is the nickname given to the creepy dude who hangs out at the mall on the second level. Periodically he yells, "Charge!" before flinging quarters at unlucky individuals in the food court below. He's promptly kicked out of the mall but returns the next day to do it all again.

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25 minutes ago, BearlyHereBear said:

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General “Quarters” is just a nickname for the general who became famous for stuffing his artillery full of quarters to create a massive shotgun mortar effect when they fired, thus winning the infamous battle of Quartar by raining down high speed quarters to mow down a quarter of the entire opposing infantry force in the first shot of the most decisive battle of WW1/4.

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16 minutes ago, Swervenkill said:

You see, Nick El and Penny Ante had a baby...

But had no money so they had it on a dime.

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According to the Treasury Dept. The term "General Quarters" refers to actual quarters minted for high level military personal (hence the term General Quarters).

The law provisions for this was enacted with the ninja passing of the Federal Reserve act of 1913.

Once passed, these quarters were minted in Federal mints offices close to the area of military operation.

That is way we go full steam ahead in the game when you hear General Quarters... Those quarters have value.

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I don't know about General Quarters.  But what has me curious is what did Commander Skills do recently that's made everyone so upset?

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24 minutes ago, surratus said:

I don't know about General Quarters.  But what has me curious is what did Commander Skills do recently that's made everyone so upset?

 

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2 hours ago, iDuckman said:

General Quarters is a naval miniatures game played at scale, so often works best in a gymnasium. 

 

I'm not being creative here, it's a thing. I still have the rule book somewhere.

The real play in a gym game is Clear for Action.

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/38503/clear-action

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2 hours ago, BearlyHereBear said:

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General Quarters is the nephew of Admiral Dollars. They both hail from the Mint family. 

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10 minutes ago, Herr_Reitz said:

General Quarters is the nephew of Admiral Dollars. They both hail from the Mint family. 

That's amazing! I heard he was also the senpai of Private Parts.

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I believe his only claim to fame is the fact that he is distantly related to (the original) Captain Crunch.

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Pretty sure General Quarters is related Colonel Angus. If you want to know who Colonel Angus is, google it with Saturday NIght Live sketch.

 

edit to add that Colonel Angus is from the south and most have a heavy drawl when pronouncing his name....

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To all:

General Quarters has nothing to do with money at all.  He is in charge of all the Billeting and Barracks in the Military (Housing Quarters).  His assistant Sargent Styles is responsible for designing all the uniforms.  If you cross him (General Quarters) you will be in the brig commanded by Major Hazard!  If you need further discipline you will be sent to Major Payne!

C130 signing out

PS, I actually served with Major Hazard at the 52nd Squadron Chanute AFB in 1984.  Nice person if you did not cross him.  I have never met General Quarters.

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Well, Captain Chesapeake (Fox 45 Baltimore 60's era television) found General Quarters hard up on the dock by the bay. Since he was only a captain he needed Charlie the Tuna to round up some meals and a place to stay for a quarter. The General rank was in some dispute with the local Coast Guard Command but after some consultation with the fort fumble (Pentagon) they all agreed that due to budget sequestration someone screwed up and made a quarter General with just one star instead of a full General with Four. (Quarter the pay etc)

I think they still are arguing what to do with this General Quarters to this day. A suggestion was made to quietly retire the General due to the prevalence of Crabs locally.

My suspection is that he can be found at the old two o'clock club on the waterfront drinking quarters while passing the time waiting on the decision making to resolve itself. =)

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5 hours ago, RipNuN2 said:

General Quarters is the nickname given to the creepy dude who hangs out at the mall on the second level. Periodically he yells, "Charge!" before flinging quarters at unlucky individuals in the food court below. He's promptly kicked out of the mall but returns the next day to do it all again.

So does that make him in charge of the Ballroom Blitz?

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