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From: "Peter Arundel" <pureteenlard-at-hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Introduction [TANKS]
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 01:15:33 +0100
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Sage advice! But no good tanks? After that comment I'm inclined to build an 
indestructible Challenger II . . .

I look forward to, one day, delivering a damn good thrashing to you on the 
field of battle with a whatever I choose to bulid!


>From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-rctankcombat.com>
>Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
>To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
>Subject: Re: Introduction [TANKS]
>Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 18:39:07 -0400
>Peter Arundel wrote:
>>So, since I cannot make up my own mind I would like to ask you, the RC 
>>TANK COMBAT mailing list to advise me. Should I attempt a Crusader III, 
>>Churchill III or a Centurion?
>All vehicles have pros and cons, and your first vehicle will not be your 
>best work, so trying to optimize the decision based on simply facts won't 
>get you very far.  In fact, it usually just delays the point at which you 
>jump in with both feet and just start building the sucker.
>So, my advice is this:  Build the one that you'll be proud to talk about 
>when your friends ask you about your new bizarre hobby. You've got the 
>right idea ... build British because you are British ... despite the fact 
>that they have no good tanks to build :-)  Nonetheless, pick one you can 
>proud of and don't worry about which is "better".  There is no single 
>design or feature that can overcome battling skills on the battlefield.  
>Build something you like, trumpet the virtues of your choice (even if you 
>have to lie about them) and, most of all, actually battle it and have fun.
>       Frank "We Need More British Targets, er I mean, Tanks" Pittelli