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8th Sep '16 1:34:50 AM eroock
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->"Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars."

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->"Of ->''"Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.""''
27th Jul '16 3:37:50 PM AgProv
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* Many strategy-level wargames come as a rude surprise to the naive, who just want to generate as many panzer divisions or equivalent as they possibly can in order to roll over things with the high-end glamourous BlingOfWar. The hard lesson to be learnt is that if you don't pay attention to the boring stuff - your supply and support network, the boring logistics that needs lots and lots of boring trucks - then you're doomed once the panzers start running out of fuel and ammo.
** This is a lesson drummed into trainee army officers. The teeth of an army are as ''nothing'' without its tail. It is a fact that every German panzer division in the Blitzkrieg required a logistics train whose less glamourous vehicles - many horse-drawn - would have stretched for ''a hundred miles'' behind the Panzers if placed nose-to-tail. it took several ''thousand'' lorries to keep the six hundred tanks of an armoured division in the battle. Hitler's Ardennes offensive of 1944 failed because he was obsessed with tanks to spearhead it - and paid scant heed to the logistics trains necessary to sustain them.
15th Jul '16 12:41:44 PM REV6Pilot
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[[caption-width-right:320:It [[ReallyGetsAround really gets]] [[IncrediblyLamePun around]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:It [[ReallyGetsAround really gets]] [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} around]].]]
13th Apr '16 6:38:48 PM Andre
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** And common-rarity cards also tend towards this. Rare cards typically have powerful and unique effects... but it'll be rare in-itself for anyone to have more than one, making them useless if countered. Common cards may have simpler effects, but they're easy to get and can easily be used multiple times.
21st Jan '16 7:34:33 PM stuffedninja
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[[caption-width-right:320:It really gets [[IncrediblyLamePun around]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:It [[ReallyGetsAround really gets gets]] [[IncrediblyLamePun around]].]]
25th Nov '15 7:18:37 PM Mhazard
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* [[TheMedic Healers]] in {{MMORPG}}s are often this. [[PlayingWithFire Fiery doom]] or [[CoolSword big swords]] are a lot cooler, but [[ShootTheMedicFirst you try getting anywhere in a dungeon without a dedicated healer in your group]]. (However, a lot of video games try to circumvent this by giving healing spells effects just as spectacular as their offensive counterparts, such as [[LightTheWay big shining lights]], [[SummonMagic summoning gods]], [[ReviveKillsZombies killing zombies with healing potions]], or [[GreenThumb massive plant growth]].)

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* [[TheMedic Healers]] in {{MMORPG}}s are often this. [[PlayingWithFire Fiery doom]] or [[CoolSword big swords]] are a lot cooler, but [[ShootTheMedicFirst you try getting anywhere in a dungeon without a dedicated healer in your group]]. (However, a lot of video games try to circumvent this by giving healing spells effects just as spectacular as their offensive counterparts, such as [[LightTheWay big shining lights]], [[SummonMagic summoning gods]], [[ReviveKillsZombies [[ReviveKillsZombie killing zombies with healing potions]], zombies]], or [[GreenThumb massive plant growth]].)
25th Nov '15 7:18:09 PM Mhazard
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* [[TheMedic Healers]] in {{MMORPG}}s are often this. [[PlayingWithFire Fiery doom]] or [[CoolSword big swords]] are a lot cooler, but [[ShootTheMedicFirst you try getting anywhere in a dungeon without a dedicated healer in your group]]. (However, a lot of video games try to circumvent this by giving healing spells effects just as spectacular as their offensive counterparts, such as [[LightTheWay big shining lights]], [[SummonMagic summoning gods]], or [[GreenThumb massive plant growth]].)

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* [[TheMedic Healers]] in {{MMORPG}}s are often this. [[PlayingWithFire Fiery doom]] or [[CoolSword big swords]] are a lot cooler, but [[ShootTheMedicFirst you try getting anywhere in a dungeon without a dedicated healer in your group]]. (However, a lot of video games try to circumvent this by giving healing spells effects just as spectacular as their offensive counterparts, such as [[LightTheWay big shining lights]], [[SummonMagic summoning gods]], [[ReviveKillsZombies killing zombies with healing potions]], or [[GreenThumb massive plant growth]].)
11th Nov '15 9:27:11 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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** The same is true for the RealLife martial arts. Complex and flashy moves look good, but they are often difficult to execute, require a lot of training, and, if failed, often leave you open for a counterattack. Many masters discourage their use even in tournaments, and in a common street brawl you can do wery well with just a couple of boxing punches.

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** The same is true for the RealLife martial arts. Complex and flashy moves look good, but they are often difficult to execute, require a lot of training, and, if failed, often leave you open for a counterattack. Many masters discourage their use even in tournaments, and in a common street brawl you can do wery very well with just a couple of boxing punches.
27th Jul '15 12:03:21 AM DragonQuestZ
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->"Of all the weapons in the vast [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Soviet arsenal]], nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; [[ChildSoldiers and they do]]. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes [[INeedAFreakingDrink vodka]], caviar, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and suicidal novelists]]. One thing is for sure, [[TheAllegedCar no one was lining up to buy their cars]]."

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->"Of all the weapons in the vast [[UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets Soviet arsenal]], arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; [[ChildSoldiers and they do]].do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes [[INeedAFreakingDrink vodka]], vodka, caviar, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and suicidal novelists]]. novelists. One thing is for sure, [[TheAllegedCar no one was lining up to buy their cars]].cars."
14th Jun '15 4:33:09 AM Khathi
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** The same is true for the RealLife martial arts. Complex and flashy moves look good, but they are often difficult to execute, require a lot of training, and, if failed, often leave you open for a counterattack. Many maters discourage their use even in tournaments, and in a common street brawl you can do wery well with just a couple of boxing punches.

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** The same is true for the RealLife martial arts. Complex and flashy moves look good, but they are often difficult to execute, require a lot of training, and, if failed, often leave you open for a counterattack. Many maters masters discourage their use even in tournaments, and in a common street brawl you can do wery well with just a couple of boxing punches.
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