Ukraine invasion

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
Yeah, the question then, if defeat becomes a certainty; Will he be content with retreating into obscurity, or quietly take his own life? Or will he out of spite decide to make sure the whole world burns? I fear the latter option, and can only hope that that will be a bridge too far for the people surrounding him, and that they will do what they can to prevent it.

I know that a lot of us are worried, but I'm not sure that doomcasting and discussing worst-case scenarios helps.* It gives you the illusion of control, but usually only makes you feel worse.

What I have that works for me is to only occasionally keep up with the news, and to do positive things within my local community and to also look for opportunities to provide help and assistance to the people suffering in Ukraine. It's not much, but doing a little good helps me feel a little better.


*I say this not to limit what you want to discuss, but only to note that when you are preoccupied with worst-case scenarios, you will naturally get stressed out. Given that you can't control this ... unless unbeknownst to us, Joe Biden spends a lot of time posting on enworld under a pseudonym, that stress can be unhealthy and bleed into your life. And I think we have all had enough stress the last few years.
 

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BrokenTwin

Biological Disaster
... unless unbeknownst to us, Joe Biden spends a lot of time posting on enworld under a pseudonym, that stress can be unhealthy and bleed into your life. And I think we have all had enough stress the last few years.
I'm now picturing him and Barack Obama playing in a campaign together, and the mental image is hilarious. Michelle Obama would be running the game.
 


BrokenTwin

Biological Disaster
But for the rules of the forum, I would totally be analyzing what classes they would choose!
Right? Like, I have no idea what class he would choose, but I'd totally stat Zelenskyy as a Paladin with the Entertainer background. And may add him as that as an NPC in my next campaign. :LOL:

Reminds me of this amazing image from my own country. Dated now, but still a gem.

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Ancalagon

Dusty Dragon
aww man, I'm so sorry to be the one to break it to you but google doesn't know anyones age or binary gender. This is the old codger forum for people with facebook, if you want 25-35 you got to go to reddit, if you want 18-25 instagram and you want younger its tiktok.
aww man, sorry to be the one breaking it to you, but google MONTITORS people very closely. And this information is sold to 3rd parties so they can advertise to you better.

There was a news story a while ago about a store sending "baby advertising" to expecting mothers based on changes on their online behavior - so much so and so early (often before they had told anyone!) that it was upsetting said mothers (who felt monitored). So the stores started sending expecting mothers baby advertisement... along with a few random things mixed in (like a lawnmower) so it wouldn't feel so... intrusive.


This was TEN YEARS ago.

So yeah, Morrus knows. Sorry to burst your bubble.
 





Yup it will get much much worse as the monster moves in.
It's not charity Ukraine needs it's for the UN to do something to stop Putin, otherwise no amount of donations will prevent future 10,000s of deaths and deportations.
 



Ixal

Adventurer
Speaking of which....


It's a bundle of a little of everything they tend to offer. There is less than 6 days left on it.
Im surprised thats WHFRPG 2E and not 4E.
Not that this is bad, 2E is the best edition
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Yup I've seen that but filed it in the rumors category.

There's a book floating around that explains their doctrine.

The head if the convoy is setting up a FOB it's 17 kilometers from Kiev.

But their artillery has a range of 24 lm iirc.

To us it looks like Hur dur their army sucks but they're apparently running it pretty much by the book. Their book anyway.

And their army is a bit more willing to soak some casualties as well vs a western one.

Unless their army routs, collapses or Ukraine can counter attack they're still winning.

I'm watching CNN, MSNBC, France 24 and DW. A bit if footage they're using went up on Reddit days ago so there's also that.

Our perception may also be a bit skewed because of it.
Dug a little more- the guy who started that thread discussion isn’t just some dude on the internet. He’s a US military logistics specialist. Not saying he’s RIGHT, but he’sworking from a more informed POV than most “experts”.

 

Zardnaar

Legend
Dug a little more- the guy who started that thread discussion isn’t just some dude on the internet. He’s a US military logistics specialist. Not saying he’s RIGHT, but he’sworking from a more informed POV than most “experts”.


Yes but the courage is skewed is more the main point.

A video emerged of rations with expiry date of 2015. But they never authenticated the video but we've had 3 weeks starving Russian troops.

Then again there's eating MRE's genre on YouTube always wondered how you can buy Russian rations online. Think we know why now.

I think plan A was probably shock and awe Ukraine collapse. Plan B is what they're doing. Same playbook as Aleppo, Grozny or even WW2. Call up the arty and let her rip.

The news also sanitizes the blood and guts not really showing Ukrainian lost equipment or dead (except civilians).

Russian army was gonna run out of oomph in 10 days. That was reported 7 days ago. They're also pushing the Putin is mad/regime change angle. He's a ruthless evil bastard but he said point blank what he's gonna do.

Reddit has the videos and pictures they don't show on the news.
 

Dug a little more- the guy who started that thread discussion isn’t just some dude on the internet. He’s a US military logistics specialist. Not saying he’s RIGHT, but he’sworking from a more informed POV than most “experts”.

He's making a point I've heard before, and which seems pretty accurate. If you have a regime that is basically a kleptocracy, then corruption runs all the way to the top. At every stage where maintenance of military gear had to be done, someone somewhere accepts a few bills under the table to do that job cheap and poorly. And then once it comes to actual fighting, that is when you see it all break down.
 

Aeson

Legend
I'd like to recommend the Prevail podcast with Greg Olear. Right now he's focusing more on Russia. The podcast is mostly about Russia's connection to our former president and way to political to discuss here. I just thought it might be interesting to some of you though.
 



moriantumr

Explorer
I found time to drop an update. I brought the cake and a plan to work and my boss okayed it. A local tv station came and interviewed us for the evening news the second day we were running things. After that we have been making 6 cakes a day each day I am at work. We were backed up a week for call in orders at one point. Things have started to slow down now. We made about 1875 pieces of cake so far and raised about $4700 for Voices of Children so far. It has been an experience and I have learned a good bit about myself and the community. Overall, I am pleased with how things have turned out.
Hope any of you who tried the recipe enjoyed it.
 

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