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23 December 2016

Death and Carnage at the Bulow Tank Factory (a Heartwarming Christmas Story)

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and on the edge of space in Sector Six
The soldiers of Eight Ball Command were up to their old tricks

Intelligence had found a factory where Space Nazi’s were building machines
And although they had a lot of security, Eight Ball crept in unseen

“Mark the radars and other air defenses!” ordered Major Guiscard, his voice full of wrath
“The ‘Shelly’s inbound, and her strike planes will need a clear path!”

Above, the Shelly’s navigator transitioned the giant ship from warp into perfect position
She hung in geosynchronous orbit, her pilots eager to launch for the mission

The Shelly’s Captain barked, “Go for the mission, for the Shelly’s main guns, we are too high!”
The fighters and bombers screamed away from the ship and down from the sky

“Merry F’ing Christmas!” yelled a pilot as his first missile was away
Smashing the Anti Air defenses marked by Eight Ball was the opening play

Next came the bombers, unleashing apocalyptic death, destruction, and disorder
Their bombs tattooed with insults, curses, and derisive comments about your mother

as quick as they came, victorious in this bout
it was back to the Shelly, and then the Shelly warped out

On the ground, the explosions went on, the factory completely burned
“Mission Success, installation destroyed” Major Guiscard confirmed

But then… there was a miraculous change, laughter after the furious fray
All of the toppled soldiers were stood up, all polyester smoke and fire was lifted away

Mirth and good cheer was all you could hear, as the soldiers were placed back to the beginning
“It was your dice” “It was your face” the players bantered about the real reason for winning

The players went home, dreaming of victory or plotting revenge right through
Hurry back dear players, your toy soldiers stand ready
 …and they may start without you


MERRY CHRISTMAS 
from the Governor General and Family
(pic from Royal Archives, "Princess Sophie's 4th Annual Holiday Ball")

16 comments:

  1. And a Merry Christmas to the Kingdom of Colors

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  2. Awesome! Happy Holidays to Sector Six. ;)

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    1. Hope the celebration in Graveskul was off the chain

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  3. Brilliant. Great looking game: more interesting terrain. And the poetry was gold (if just a little tortured at times!) Merry Christmas to you too!

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    1. Hey, I got "geosynchronous" in there :)
      Thanks, Merry Christmas

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  4. Merry Xmas and a Happy New year to all at Sector 6

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    1. Hpe the King is doing well, and had a Merry celebration

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  5. Great stuff Will, I hope you & your family are enjoying a lovely CHRISTMAS :-)

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    1. Yes indeed, thanks Frank, hope you and yours had a wonderful one as well

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  6. Wonderful. Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Suber and all the Suberling family

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  7. A belated Merry Christmas to one of my favourite blogs on the net! Interesting batrep, despite the questionable rhyming.

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    1. I think you are overly generous by calling the rhyming "questionable" :)
      Merry Christmas Generalissimo to you and yours.

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  8. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Fantastic tale! :)

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    1. Thanks, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours

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