Saturday, August 26, 2006

More Fun with Panzer Blitz Counters

Nerd alert! Nerd alert!

To celebrate getting promoted by the USAF, I just made some new counters of myself. Of course, I gave myself the ratings of a JagPz V...

Back in the days when I was going through officer training, I would motivate myself by striving to perform to the level of at least a 9-1 ASL leader and never ever like the dreaded 6+1!

11 Comments:

At 1:46 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Simon said...

Congrats on the promotion, Ben!

I guess you get to self rally now after administration phases (at +1 of course)!

 
At 2:07 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I've had to work with a few 6+1's in the military... luckily they seem to be balanced out by the 10-3's out there. A Captain I once worked for modified his uniform when we deployed to include a leather belt with gunmetal belt buckle worn over his BDUs along with an olive green ascot scarf. At least he stopped before adding pearl-handled revolvers and swagger stick!

 
At 2:10 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Carlos Pena said...

Congratulations on your promotion, Ben. I know that going from Major to Lt. Col is a very big step. Good work with the Panzer Blitz counters, but I thought a counter from Panzer Leader would have been more appropriate.

 
At 2:17 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

I was going to do Panzer Leader green, but I couldn't find the right color shade. I figured this was close enough to AF blue.

I definitely wouldn't put myself on an evil German gray counter! The Huns actually killed most of my grandfather's family in Belgium during the Paths of Glory days, so I usually enjoy seeing them lose on the tabletop.

 
At 4:30 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Ted Kostek said...

Congratulations on your promotion, Ben.

But from now on, I expect a handicap when we play wargames. I mean, sheesh, you kill bad guys professionally, but I just do it for fun.

Hm...that sounds wrong somehow....

 
At 5:20 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Rick N said...

Congrats, Ben...uh..I mean, sir. Damn, I didn't even know you were a major. Do you have your sights set on general?

 
At 5:57 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Gee, thanks, guys! As a civil engineer I just help build things that help airplanes go do various the things they do. I'm just in the AF Reserve now, so this isn't as big of a deal as it might be. There's no way I'm going to make General. Currently, there isn't a single AF Reserve civil engineer in the entire USAF, and my wife would be very upset if I volunteered for any of the more career enhancing opportunities in the military these days...

 
At 8:40 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Brian said...

there isn't a single AF Reserve civil engineer in the entire USAF,

You mean apart from you? Or did you miss the word "General" in there somewhere.

 
At 9:30 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Rob said...

Is your ZOC larger now?

congrats.

 
At 10:58 PM, August 26, 2006, Blogger Ben said...

Yes, I meant not a single Civil Engineer in the USAF holding the rank of General. Thankfully, my ZOC can stay the same.

 
At 12:38 AM, August 27, 2006, Blogger Mark said...

Congratulations!

 

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