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  1. I was part of a duo that tried to do the same thing with the Target: America Mod. Long story short, real life got in the way, but i had the story worked out and finished the campaign. Its actually a doable thing, but first you need some resistance fighters that would simulate the ragtag feel better than a standard issue pair of camos.

    PS. Though the acting wasn't great, that was one of my favorite war movies.

  2. A celtic war song my dad used to play

    Quote[/b] ]'Twas down the glen one Easter morn

    To a city fair rode I.

    When Ireland's line of marching men

    In squadrons passed me by.

    No pipe did hum, no battle drum

    Did sound its dread tattoo

    But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey's swell

    Rang out in the foggy dew.

    Right proudly high over Dublin town

    They flung out a flag of war.

    'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky

    Than at Suvla or Sud el Bar.

    And from the plains of Royal Meath

    Strong men came hurrying through;

    While Britannia's sons with their long-range guns

    Sailed in through the foggy dew.

    Oh, the night fell black and the rifles crack

    Made "Perfidious Albion" reel

    'Mid the leaden rail, seven tongues of flame

    Did shine o'er the lines of steel

    By each shining blade, a prayer was said

    That to Ireland her sons be true

    And when morning broke still the war flag shook

    Out its fold in the Foggy Dew.

    'Twas England bade our Wild Geese go

    That small nations might be free

    But their lonely graves are by Suvla's waves

    or the fringe of the grey North Sea

    Oh had they died by Pearse's side,

    or had fought with Cathal Brugha

    Their graves we'd keep where the Fenians sleep,

    'neath the shroud of the Foggy Dew.

    But the bravest fell, and the requiem bell

    Rang mournfully and clear

    For those who died that Eastertide

    In the springing of the year

    And the world did gaze, with deep amaze,

    At those fearless men and true

    Who bore the fight that freedom's light

    Might shine through the Foggy Dew.

    Ah, back through the glen I rode again,

    And my heart with grief was sore

    For I parted then with valiant men

    Whom I never shall see more

    But to and fro in my dreams I go

    And I'd kneel and pray for you

    For slavery fled, O glorious dead,

    When you fell in the Foggy Dew.

    The Beaches of St. Valery by the battlefield band.

    Quote[/b] ]It was in 1940, the last days of Spring.

        We were sent to the Maginot line,

        A fortress in France, built to halt the advance,

        Of an army from a different time.

        But we were soon overrun, out-thought and outgunned.

        Pushed further back every day.

        But we never believed high command would just leave us.

        So we fought every step of the way


     'Til the 51st Highlanders found themselves on  

        The banks of the Somme one more time.

        It still bore the scars of that war to end wars.

        The old soldier’s scars deep in their minds.

        But we didn’t stay long for the Panzers rolled on

        As the battle raged west t’wards the sea,

        Until on June the 10th when sapped of all strength  

        We entered St. Valery



    And all I recall is the last boat leavin’!

    My brother on board waving and calling to me

    And the Jocks stranded there wi’ his hands in the air

    On the beaches of St. Valery


    So I huddled all night in a hammered old house

        As the shells and the bullets rained down

        ‘Til just before dawn our hopes were still strong

        For we moved to the beach from the town

        But the boat that had left on the day we arrived

        Was the last one that we’d ever see

        An’ with no ammo or food we had done all we could

        Se we surrendered at St. Valery




    When I returned at the end of the war,

        From the Stalag where I’d been confined,

        I read of the battles the allies had fought,

        Stalingrad, Alamein, and the Rhine.

        And with pride in their hearts people spoke of Dunkirk

        Where defeat had become victory

        But nobody mentioned that Highland Division.

        They’d never heard of St.Valery



    No stories no statues for those that were killed.

        No honors for those who were gone.

        Just a deep sense of shame as though we were to blame,

        Though I knew in my heart we were not.

        So I’ve moved to a country I’ve come to call home

        But my homeland lies far o’er the sea.

        I will never return while my memory still burns

        On the beaches of St. Valery.

    Finally, sky pilot by the animals

    Quote[/b] ]He blesses the boys as they stand in line

    The smell of gun grease and the bayonets they shine

    He's there to help them all that he can

    To make them feel wanted he's a good holy man

    Sky pilot.....sky pilot

    How high can you fly

    You'll never, never, never reach the sky

    He smiles at the young soldiers

    Tells them its all right

    He knows of their fear in the forthcoming fight

    Soon there'll be blood and many will die

    Mothers and fathers back home they will cry

    Sky pilot.....sky pilot

    How high can you fly

    You'll never, never, never reach the sky

    He mumbles a prayer and it ends with a smile

    The order is given

    They move down the line

    But he's still behind and he'll meditate

    But it won't stop the bleeding or ease the hate

    As the young men move out into the battle zone

    He feels good, with God you're never alone

    He feels tired and he lays on his bed

    Hopes the men will find courage in the words that he said

    Sky pilot.....sky Pilot

    How high can you fly

    You'll never, never, never reach the sky

    You're soldiers of God you must understand

    The fate of your country is in your young hands

    May God give you strength

    Do your job real well

    If it all was worth it

    Only time it will tell

    In the morning they return

    With tears in their eyes

    The stench of death drifts up to the skies

    A soldier so ill looks at the sky pilot

    Remembers the words

    "Thou shalt not kill"

    Sky pilot.....sky pilot

    How high can you fly

    You never, never, never reach the sky

  3. Quote[/b] ]it's great news, that bhd mod is still alive and functional!

    finaly, i can give you a video made by Discovery channel, it's "The True story of Black Hawk Down".

    That was on History a day or two ago. I suggest reading the book if you have time, also try In the company of heroes, by Michael Durrant, the chopper pilot who was captured.

  4. Sorry if this thread is month or so old. I just saw land of the dead in full wardrobe complete with fake blood and ripped clothing. Just wanted to say that the movie is good, but not as good as the others. If you liked dawn ('78), you'll like this one. Big Daddy is one mean mother.

  5. Does anyone know what happens after willard and lance return to the PBR and turn off the radio? Do they return, or go AWOL?

    BTW: If anyones interested in Heart of Darkness but doesn't want to read, I have an Orson Welles radio broadcast dramatization of it. (One of my hobbies is collecting old radio broadcasts)

  6. Quote[/b] ]And that is fine. I respect your opinion...unlike your inability to accept my opinion of AN  
    I can understand AN until after the village attack then I just loose track of WTF is going esp. when he meets Kurtz then I just get so pissed off that I want to kill Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando.(Yes I know Brando is dead R.I.P.) Speaking of Marlon Brando I saw a movie awhile back where he played a German Officer during WW2 but I forgot the name of it.

    They meet up with the playboy bunnies, kill evryone on a sampan, stay at a french plantation, then they meet up with Kurtz. Sorry if i missed anything

  7. I personally am a big john wayne fan. I liked the green berets, but i dont think it was a fantastic movie (just like i like Bill and teds excellent adventure). Its one of the only Vietnam movies that doesn't have americans killing civiesor one another.

    EDIT: Wow, this things going like wildfire.