Got into a Tier IX game on Fjords in my Emil II with the stock 105mm gun, east spawn. My plan initially was to go to the middle power position at E4/E5 to shoot at tanks trying to push the middle lane or south flank, but that got interrupted by an Undertaker that made an incredibly stupid play and allowed me to dump 3 shots into him. I decided to reload and move to the aforementioned power position. There I found an IS-3 making an interesting push across the water to try and flank, I guess? My play on him wasn't actually all that good, as I bounced 2 out of 4 off of him and he put 2 into me. Thankfully my teammates covered my reload and he didn't get to hit me again.
After that, an enemy T30 tried to round the corner at D6 to flank us, but I was ready and he presented that sweet sweet drive wheel to me. Thanks to a flubbed shot from him, I got 3 shots into him without taking any damage, and he was dead. I used my last shot to try and hit a Vanguard, but he had some kind of short hard cover in front of him so my shot did not connect.
I then moved back down to the little pond area around F4/F5 to help our southern flank, as it had fallen. I picked off a WZ-132 that was attempting to run away, and a T25/2 that had just killed one of ours, then had to reload.
My next play was against a IS-3A and T-54 on the middle lane. I thought they had both just fired and the IS was a one shot, so I poked to kill the IS. Turns out he had a shot ready, so that ended up being a bad trade. T-54 flubbed his first shot and I got two into him for that, but the second one bounced. I shouldn't have stayed for the third shot because I knew he would be loaded but I was mad about the second one bouncing. He had me dead to rights but thankfully my teammate in the T54E1 had my back. I narrowly avoided an arty shell (thank god for water nullifying splash damage) and finished off the Vanguard that was trying to escape.
The remaining tanks had pushed through the north flank toward our flag. We moved up there and I held my two remaining shots in the mag. I used one to finish off a T25 AT and then reloaded. The T54E1 ally moved up too far and got killed by arty, leaving me alone against a UDES 14, King Tiger, SU-130PM, B-C 12t, and the arty.
About this time, my next mag was ready, and the UDES poked out to my left. He missed his shot and I hit mine. The Tiger poked next right in front, presented his side armor to me in the traditional fashion, and he wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
Post 72 – Volume 3, Chapter 8 – Emil’s Mother on redemption
When we came within sight of the city, we felt we were nearing a Taos pueblo. One could imagine oneself standing before such a pueblo as we looked around on all sides. The palace of the great Dalai Lama or overlord of all Tibet stands out as the one great jewel of the whole city. While this city is the temporal head of Tibet, the deeper spiritual head is the Living Buddha. He is supposed to rule spiritually through the mysterious hidden city or center called Shamballa, the celestial. To visit this sacred place was one of our fondest hopes. It is supposed to be buried deep under the sands of the Gobi.
The next morning we were up early, completely refreshed and prepared to go to the Monastery to meet the High Priest who had preceded us only two days. As we left the city with our guard, it looked as if all of the inhabitants had turned out to do us honor.
As we approached the Monastery, the High Priest came out to meet us and, to our surprise, Emil and his mother were with him.
It was a wonderful meeting. The Priest seemed like a boy again, saying that he had wanted to see Emil or some one of our friends. He felt that he had failed in many things and wanted to talk to them in order to get a more complete understanding. He also gave us our first news of the little home that had been erected in the village where he had charge. We found him speaking English fluently and very anxious to learn. We went to the Lamasery where all were made comfortable.
Turning to Emil’s mother the Priest said: “Power is the demonstration of the active Principle of God, my Father. It is always the constructive activity. There is never too much or too little of God’s perfect activity and manifestation; and God never fails, is never inactive. God Principle is always working constructively. I command that I do stand forth and that I am in perfect harmony with the active God Principle, and that alone.”
Here Emil’s mother took up the thought: “You can go on still further and say just as definitely, ‘I pour this divine flame through you, my physical body, and you are transmuted into that pure substance, which only God Principle sees.’ **“Now it becomes necessary for you to accept and expand your consciousness to the God consciousness; and you, yourself, revel in God. You do actually become God, one with the Most High. Man belongs in this high estate. Here man is one with the essence of all things; he is truly God. Here n... keep reading on reddit ➡