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2022-08-13 5:31:57 AM  
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2022-08-13 5:57:36 AM  
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Dos!


Morning everyone!
*brushes black glitter off*

I'll have the cruise missile forecast up in a bit.


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2022-08-13 6:14:12 AM  
If the reports from yesterday are accurate, Ukraine did what everyone thought they'd do, allow the Russians to reinforce the Kherson pocket, then close the door shut by damaging the two remaining operational bridges into the area.

Russia has been reduced to supplying the entire Kherson front using two ferries that have to use the damaged bridges as cover.  They also cannot stage resources to wait for the ferries as Ukraine can destroy either end whenever they wish.

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2022-08-13 6:54:02 AM  
 
2022-08-13 7:04:42 AM  
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Special thanks to that farker who compared Russian cognitive abilities to a cargo cult.


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2022-08-13 7:08:42 AM  

Medic Zero: .

Special thanks to that farker who compared Russian cognitive abilities to a cargo cult.


https://mobile.twitter.com/Fella6996/status/1558161338223951878


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That might work once if you put them on top of the cope cage.
 
2022-08-13 7:10:41 AM  

FuManchu7: If the reports from yesterday are accurate, Ukraine did what everyone thought they'd do, allow the Russians to reinforce the Kherson pocket, then close the door shut by damaging the two remaining operational bridges into the area.

Russia has been reduced to supplying the entire Kherson front using two ferries that have to use the damaged bridges as cover.  They also cannot stage resources to wait for the ferries as Ukraine can destroy either end whenever they wish.

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You have to consider the risk that Ukraine is getting perilously close to their preprogrammed kill limit.
 
2022-08-13 7:15:18 AM  
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2022-08-13 7:32:50 AM  

Medic Zero: .

Dos!


Morning everyone!
*brushes black glitter off*

I'll have the cruise missile forecast up in a bit.


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Dammit man, do that outside. It gets everywhere.
 
2022-08-13 7:33:57 AM  

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Why only starting in May?
 
2022-08-13 7:38:51 AM  

Medic Zero: .

Dos!


Morning everyone!
*brushes black glitter off*

I'll have the cruise missile forecast up in a bit.


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"glother"?
 
2022-08-13 7:41:00 AM  

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I often look at the troop casualties and every day it says a few hundred more bite the dust. Like Russia is losing a whole company of soldiers. Every day.

Lord knows they can readily replace them because Russia puts zero value or effort in human life and their strategy involves shoving so many human bodies into the meat grinder that their entrails clog it to a complete stop, but these are astonishingly high numbers even by WWII standards.

Where is all this killing being done? Is it small arms fire on the front lines, or is it quartered soldiers behind the lines getting shelled by smart missiles? Because it looks like the front lines haven't moved in months, making me think that everyone's hunkered down and there's not much going on other than light skirmishing.

And if Russia's losing that many, how many are Ukraine losing?
 
2022-08-13 7:43:52 AM  

Ishkur: Harlee: [Fark user image 850x850]
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I often look at the troop casualties and every day it says a few hundred more bite the dust. Like Russia is losing a whole company of soldiers. Every day.

Lord knows they can readily replace them because Russia puts zero value or effort in human life and their strategy involves shoving so many human bodies into the meat grinder that their entrails clog it to a complete stop, but these are astonishingly high numbers even by WWII standards.

Where is all this killing being done? Is it small arms fire on the front lines, or is it quartered soldiers behind the lines getting shelled by smart missiles? Because it looks like the front lines haven't moved in months, making me think that everyone's hunkered down and there's not much going on other than light skirmishing.

And if Russia's losing that many, how many are Ukraine losing?


Static front lines can also mean a lot of attacks that were repulsed, which can mean lots of casualties.
 
2022-08-13 7:48:22 AM  

turboke: Medic Zero: .

Dos!


Morning everyone!
*brushes black glitter off*

I'll have the cruise missile forecast up in a bit.


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"glother"?


Morning all! I know this is off topic as hell but if my posts seem a bit weird today, I am sitting in a cardiac ward awaiting a trip to the cath lab on Monday. Looks like the farker lifestyle plus an impending divorce caught up with me.

I am mostly coherent right now and may be a little bit more active than usual because I'm bored out of my skull.
 
2022-08-13 7:48:52 AM  

Ishkur: Harlee: [Fark user image 850x850]
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I often look at the troop casualties and every day it says a few hundred more bite the dust. Like Russia is losing a whole company of soldiers. Every day.

Lord knows they can readily replace them because Russia puts zero value or effort in human life and their strategy involves shoving so many human bodies into the meat grinder that their entrails clog it to a complete stop, but these are astonishingly high numbers even by WWII standards.

Where is all this killing being done? Is it small arms fire on the front lines, or is it quartered soldiers behind the lines getting shelled by smart missiles? Because it looks like the front lines haven't moved in months, making me think that everyone's hunkered down and there's not much going on other than light skirmishing.

And if Russia's losing that many, how many are Ukraine losing?


Yesterday there was a translated intercept (at least days older I'm pretty sure) where the Russian soldier was reporting from the field that none of their dead or wounded were by small arms. (sorry, I still am bad at searching these threads!)
 
2022-08-13 7:49:46 AM  

Medic Zero: .

World's greatest leader.

Change my mind:

https://mobile.twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1558393927245484042


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Why other countries get young dynamic leaders and we have to choose between corrupt, senile scumbags boggles my mind.
 
2022-08-13 7:54:23 AM  
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2022-08-13 7:56:53 AM  

Gooch: Medic Zero: .

World's greatest leader.

Change my mind:

https://mobile.twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1558393927245484042


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Why other countries get young dynamic leaders and we have to choose between corrupt, senile scumbags boggles my mind.


You had one. He was Black. The Right lost its shiat. The End.
 
2022-08-13 8:00:16 AM  
 
2022-08-13 8:00:41 AM  

CheatCommando: I am sitting in a cardiac ward awaiting a trip to the cath lab on Monday.


I assume that is the nickname for a Catherine Zeta-Jones Laboratory.
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/good luck, we're all counting on you
 
2022-08-13 8:01:35 AM  

Will Roger's Lariat: Ishkur: Harlee: [Fark user image 850x850]
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I often look at the troop casualties and every day it says a few hundred more bite the dust. Like Russia is losing a whole company of soldiers. Every day.

Lord knows they can readily replace them because Russia puts zero value or effort in human life and their strategy involves shoving so many human bodies into the meat grinder that their entrails clog it to a complete stop, but these are astonishingly high numbers even by WWII standards.

Where is all this killing being done? Is it small arms fire on the front lines, or is it quartered soldiers behind the lines getting shelled by smart missiles? Because it looks like the front lines haven't moved in months, making me think that everyone's hunkered down and there's not much going on other than light skirmishing.

And if Russia's losing that many, how many are Ukraine losing?

Yesterday there was a translated intercept (at least days older I'm pretty sure) where the Russian soldier was reporting from the field that none of their dead or wounded were by small arms. (sorry, I still am bad at searching these threads!)


Was thinking of that too.  It was all artillery fire.

UKR has competent artillery people unlike RU. Also have an ungodly fast target ID to fire mission execution time.  I don't think that casualty rate will get better as RU is forced to defend.
 
2022-08-13 8:01:57 AM  
What diplomatic ties?
 
2022-08-13 8:02:44 AM  
Oh no. A loss of diplomatic ties with a country that burned every bridge in the last half a year. Whatever will we do?
 
2022-08-13 8:03:21 AM  

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Have the airbase numbers been added yet?
 
2022-08-13 8:03:54 AM  

Tracianne: Visegrád 24
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These elderly men will get 10 days of basic training and then its off to the meat grinder in Ukraine.

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There are some young ones in there.

Wonder how many of the Olds are Afghan vets?
 
2022-08-13 8:04:23 AM  

CheatCommando: turboke: Medic Zero: .

Dos!


Morning everyone!
*brushes black glitter off*

I'll have the cruise missile forecast up in a bit.


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"glother"?

Morning all! I know this is off topic as hell but if my posts seem a bit weird today, I am sitting in a cardiac ward awaiting a trip to the cath lab on Monday. Looks like the farker lifestyle plus an impending divorce caught up with me.

I am mostly coherent right now and may be a little bit more active than usual because I'm bored out of my skull.


Mostly coherent is usually good enough. Hope you make a quick and complete recovery.
 
2022-08-13 8:05:52 AM  

Ishkur: Harlee: [Fark user image 850x850]
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I often look at the troop casualties and every day it says a few hundred more bite the dust. Like Russia is losing a whole company of soldiers. Every day.

Lord knows they can readily replace them because Russia puts zero value or effort in human life and their strategy involves shoving so many human bodies into the meat grinder that their entrails clog it to a complete stop, but these are astonishingly high numbers even by WWII standards.

Where is all this killing being done? Is it small arms fire on the front lines, or is it quartered soldiers behind the lines getting shelled by smart missiles? Because it looks like the front lines haven't moved in months, making me think that everyone's hunkered down and there's not much going on other than light skirmishing.

And if Russia's losing that many, how many are Ukraine losing?


My guess is artillery.  The Ukrainian army has a custom rapid response system plus drones and observers.
The Russians have green troops and incompetent leaders.
If Russia continues to press the war it will lead to a collapse of their government, which is very scary since Putin has lots and lots of nukes.
 
2022-08-13 8:06:49 AM  
Putin can cut diplomatic ties if he wants, but it's going to make negotiating the terms of Russia's surrender more difficult.

And once they have essentially no military capability, NATO and the US are actually the last things they need to worry about.  They will tear themselves apart from the inside as everyone with a land dispute picks at them from the outside.

A boy can dream, anyway.
 
2022-08-13 8:08:06 AM  
Hey folks, hope everyone's well

here's one for the nuclear-powered doodlers

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2022-08-13 8:12:22 AM  

Gooch: Medic Zero: .

World's greatest leader.

Change my mind:

https://mobile.twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1558393927245484042


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Why other countries get young dynamic leaders and we have to choose between corrupt, senile scumbags boggles my mind.


In the USA people under 40 don't vote in high enough numbers despite being the majority of eligible voters.
So hey, Millenials and GenZ, take a few hours off this fall and in 2024 and VOTE!
/screaming intensifies/
 
2022-08-13 8:14:53 AM  

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Their attacks have been trickling down, hence less losses and attempts to use their drones to spot for artillery.

Sorry, I have to be at the gym in 26 minutes, so a real report from me is going to have to wait until this evening or possibly tomorrow.

I will say that Russia committed the GRU's spetznatz to try and crack Soledar. Misusing these guys as shock troops is a sign of ladling the last troops out of the bottom of the barrel with a small spoon. These guys were likely the final reserve. It's like committing Napoleons Guard.

Russian propagandists are crowing about Wagner operating in Bakhmut. They'll never cross the river. Never. But they're still bragging about being in the town that they entered a week ago and that they can't even secure the third of it that is on their bank of the river.


Those are Russian successes this week.


Ukrainian air force continues SEAD and AD suppression missions, knocking out the non-inflatable S-300's around not only Kherson, but notably east of Zaps. Where the Russians evacuated the military dependent families they had in Mariupol. Nothing to see there, I'm sure.

Expect to see SEAD missions and Rus AD losses around Izyium where the Ukrainians continue to make advances in the news black out.

My take on the lack of the usual Russian cruise missile response to a military setback in the wake of Saki is that they aren't quite out of missiles, but are having trouble getting them to the launchers and coordinating strikes, I suspect morale is so low that the friction of troops dragging their feet after 5 months of war is very significant in addition to Ukrainian corrosion.

Further on the missile retaliation issue, I'll float a hunch; like Donny, Vlad is ineffectively controlled by handlers, but they have managed to divert him into repeated petty attacks on the power transmission infrastructure of the big nuke plant and dreams of sabotaging other nuke plants to discredit German attempts to restart reactors to easier weather winter. I suspect they are trying to distract him from the failures of the missile forces to be able to pull off, much less coordinate a volley at this point.

Intercepts show Russian troop chatter from the Kherson boiler has shifted from washing machines and other loot to finding inflatable pool rafts and such because they expect to need those shortly to cross the Dnipro in a well coordinated retrograde movement.

I'll have a solid round up for you folks before the end of Monday, hopefully much sooner, possibly this evening, but I've got a variety of commitments to address over the next couple of days.


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That was in my own words, apologies to the authors of the below snippets, but I'm going to quickly drop all these disjointed pieces of news in raw to push them out to you:

Kazakhstan will start selling oil through the Azerbaijani pipeline, bypassing Russia, - Reuters.
For 20 years, Kazakh oil has been supplied via the CPC pipeline to the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk, which provides access to the world market.


...the battalion tactical groups, which the Russians managed to transfer to the right bank to the front line, are now cut off not only from the supply of weapons and heavy equipment, but also from food.


More than 400 cars are in the queue to enter Russia from the Estonian checkpoint at Narva. On Aug 18, new visa restrictions will apply: Estonia blocks entry to 50k of Russian nationals who'd gotten visas before Feb 24 invasion.


Ukrainian forces continue to destroy HQ's, storage depots and other military targets in the south on a daily basis.


Belarusian military excercises have been extended again, but there are no signs of their military preparing for war. Russia continues to empty Belaruses ammo depots for its own purposes.

Estonia and Finland plan to close the Baltic Sea to Russian warships after Finland becomes a member of NATO. This was stated by Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur. "With the accession of Finland and Sweden to NATO, the Baltic Sea will become the inland sea of the alliance"


The gym I have to be at shortly:

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My dad needs a pit monkey for his last few races. Hopefully one of the last times I hang around a hot track listening to boomers.

There's a V8 under the hood of that Miata.

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2022-08-13 8:15:51 AM  

Too-Tall: Was thinking of that too.  It was all artillery fire.  UKR has competent artillery people unlike RU. Also have an ungodly fast target ID to fire mission execution time.  I don't think that casualty rate will get better as RU is forced to defend.


Russia is relying on their numerical advantage in artillery pieces.  They are firing over 3x more shells per day than Ukraine is.  Ukraine has to be smarter & faster to break even... their shells have to count for at least 3x as much.
 
2022-08-13 8:17:55 AM  

Tracianne: Visegrád 24
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Picture from a military recruitment center in Penza, Russia.
These elderly men will get 10 days of basic training and then its off to the meat grinder in Ukraine.

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Reminds me of the films of the last days of Germany in WWII when they had old men in uniform (along with kids) as the defenders of Berlin.
Your army is about to collapse if you are relying on gray hairs and peach fuzz.
 
2022-08-13 8:27:13 AM  

Northern: Gooch: Medic Zero: .

World's greatest leader.

Change my mind:

https://mobile.twitter.com/visegrad24/status/1558393927245484042


.

Why other countries get young dynamic leaders and we have to choose between corrupt, senile scumbags boggles my mind.

In the USA people under 40 don't vote in high enough numbers despite being the majority of eligible voters.
So hey, Millenials and GenZ, take a few hours off this fall and in 2024 and VOTE!
/screaming intensifies/


Eligible voters have to present themselves in their designated polling station for federal elections in Belgium. Casting a legal vote isn't compulsory, but failing to present is a prosecutable offence (although this no longer enforced).

Is this actually a good thing? Right wing parties want to abolish it, so it must be.
 
2022-08-13 8:29:35 AM  

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Why only starting in May?


I don't have daily totals from before. If you or anyone has daily totals in that format from 2/24/22 on, post them on fark as text, or tell me where to find them, so I can include them.
 
2022-08-13 8:30:04 AM  

SomeAmerican: Too-Tall: Was thinking of that too.  It was all artillery fire.  UKR has competent artillery people unlike RU. Also have an ungodly fast target ID to fire mission execution time.  I don't think that casualty rate will get better as RU is forced to defend.

Russia is relying on their numerical advantage in artillery pieces.  They are firing over 3x more shells per day than Ukraine is.  Ukraine has to be smarter & faster to break even... their shells have to count for at least 3x as much.


That's how the entire war has gone.  UKR has competency as it's core advantage.  RU has numbers.
 
2022-08-13 8:31:08 AM  

Harlee: qorkfiend: Harlee: [Fark user image image 850x346]
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Why only starting in May?

I don't have daily totals from before. If you or anyone has daily totals in that format from 2/24/22 on, post them on fark as text, or tell me where to find them, so I can include them.


Word. I figured there was a good reason.
 
2022-08-13 8:37:09 AM  

Tracianne: Visegrád 24
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Picture from a military recruitment center in Penza, Russia.
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Are they old men or are they mid thirties and just been drinking a handle of crappy vodak daily since they turned twelve?
 
2022-08-13 8:38:27 AM  

Too-Tall: SomeAmerican: Too-Tall: Was thinking of that too.  It was all artillery fire.  UKR has competent artillery people unlike RU. Also have an ungodly fast target ID to fire mission execution time.  I don't think that casualty rate will get better as RU is forced to defend.

Russia is relying on their numerical advantage in artillery pieces.  They are firing over 3x more shells per day than Ukraine is.  Ukraine has to be smarter & faster to break even... their shells have to count for at least 3x as much.

That's how the entire war has gone.  UKR has competency as it's core advantage.  RU has numbers.


And RU coupled that numbers advantage with the fatal weakness of corruption so massive it made them the weaker conventional power despite their enormous numerical multiple in equipment and lesser advantage in manpower.

That should be the lesson the US takes from this.  If we want to stay at the top in this world we can't fark around with letting the rich and powerful get away with their sins like we have been doing.
 
2022-08-13 8:40:25 AM  

SomeAmerican: Russia is relying on their numerical advantage in artillery pieces. They are firing over 3x more shells per day than Ukraine is. Ukraine has to be smarter & faster to break even... their shells have to count for at least 3x as much.


I don't know what the stats are right now, but in the early phase of the war I heard something like Russia was firing 60,000 shells a day while Ukraine was only firing 300, yet Ukraine was hitting more targets.
 
2022-08-13 8:40:55 AM  

nquadroa: Tracianne: Visegrád 24
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Picture from a military recruitment center in Penza, Russia.
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Are they old men or are they mid thirties and just been drinking a handle of crappy vodak daily since they turned twelve?


yes lol
 
2022-08-13 8:41:41 AM  

Medic Zero: My dad needs a pit monkey for his last few races. Hopefully one of the last times I hang around a hot track listening to boomers.

There's a V8 under the hood of that Miata.


Kewl. What class are you running? I used to pit monkey out at Summit Point WV for my Uncle back in the day. He ran a formula Ford class. Always came home sunburned and worn out but those were some good weekends.
 
2022-08-13 8:42:13 AM  
I've been through so many World War Threes I've lost count, but this one is turning out better than I expected. Keep it up, Ukraine (and Brandon).
 
2022-08-13 8:43:32 AM  
"The ministry also said Russian forces had destroyed a US-supplied HIMARS rocket system near Ukraine's Kramatorsk and a depot with ammunition for the system, Interfax reported."

Congratulations to Russia on destroying its 100th Ukrainian HIMARS! Their top commanders will each receive a shiny new unicorn for their stables back home.
 
2022-08-13 8:43:43 AM  
 
2022-08-13 8:44:56 AM  
The Kyiv Independent
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⚡Intelligence: Russia shells Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant from nearby occupied village.
According to the Defense Ministry's Intelligence Directorate, Russian troops are preparing a false-flag operation disguising a self-propelled artillery as Ukrainian.
 
2022-08-13 8:47:57 AM  
Dmitri
@wartranslated
Workers from Russia who came to help restore the "LPR" have been lied to, and not paid. As usual, the only way to resolve this is to appeal directly to putin:


Translation, according to that thread:

Dmitri
@wartranslated
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3h
Replying to 
@wartranslated
"We are the working crew from Russia, currently on an assignment from the Mosvodokanal Corporation in Luhansk Oblast, Shchastia city. We appeal to the president of the Russian Federation to help solve the problem with our payment.

Dmitri
@wartranslated
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3h
Upon making a decision to come here to restore the Luhansk People's Republic, we did not even suspect that we could be lied to, considering how much social attention is paid to this problem. We work without an employment contract.


Dmitri
@wartranslated
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3h
Our demands in the conditions agreed with us have not been satisfied. We do a communal effort, working for the good of the people. We're asking for your help."
 
2022-08-13 8:50:09 AM  

Ishkur: Harlee: [Fark user image 850x850]
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I often look at the troop casualties and every day it says a few hundred more bite the dust. Like Russia is losing a whole company of soldiers. Every day.

Lord knows they can readily replace them because Russia puts zero value or effort in human life and their strategy involves shoving so many human bodies into the meat grinder that their entrails clog it to a complete stop, but these are astonishingly high numbers even by WWII standards.

Where is all this killing being done? Is it small arms fire on the front lines, or is it quartered soldiers behind the lines getting shelled by smart missiles? Because it looks like the front lines haven't moved in months, making me think that everyone's hunkered down and there's not much going on other than light skirmishing.

And if Russia's losing that many, how many are Ukraine losing?


Well, for every tank, APC, missile launcher, airplane, helicopter, or fuel truck blown up, you can generally add up the humans who would have been running/in them. Then we have drone warfare, with jury-rigged $90 CVS drugstore reusable drones loaded with droppable grenades flying over line trenches, or even individual foxholes and waxing soldiers. And finally we have the ground action casualty counts. Does all that add up to the shown troop casualty numbers? I have no idea.

Drones are a game-changer in line with the historical importance of gunpowder, the rifle, and stirrups. Competent military planners in every nation know this (Turkey has paved the way). You are going to see rapid and startling innovation in this field, in power, range, flight time, speed, self-protection, and armament.

And the dynamic will always be cheap + quantity. Drones are Zerg Rush weaponry.

IMHO we will discover that the only really effective defense against drone attacks (as shown in the fiction film Slaughterbots) will be more (defensive) drones, deployed and controlled by an on-site AI system of some sort.

Look forward to literal drone dogfights. In actual warfare front situations between non-asymmetric combatants, you could expect engagement numbers to rival the Battle of Kursk.

It's gonna be a whole new world of warfare.
 
2022-08-13 8:50:21 AM  

Tracianne: Dmitri
@wartranslated
Workers from Russia who came to help restore the "LPR" have been lied to, and not paid. As usual, the only way to resolve this is to appeal directly to putin:

Translation, according to that thread:

Dmitri
@wartranslated
·
3h
Replying to 
@wartranslated
"We are the working crew from Russia, currently on an assignment from the Mosvodokanal Corporation in Luhansk Oblast, Shchastia city. We appeal to the president of the Russian Federation to help solve the problem with our payment.

Dmitri
@wartranslated
·
3h
Upon making a decision to come here to restore the Luhansk People's Republic, we did not even suspect that we could be lied to, considering how much social attention is paid to this problem. We work without an employment contract.


Dmitri
@wartranslated
·
3h
Our demands in the conditions agreed with us have not been satisfied. We do a communal effort, working for the good of the people. We're asking for your help."


This is their FA phase.
 
2022-08-13 8:50:23 AM  

SomeAmerican: Too-Tall: Was thinking of that too.  It was all artillery fire.  UKR has competent artillery people unlike RU. Also have an ungodly fast target ID to fire mission execution time.  I don't think that casualty rate will get better as RU is forced to defend.

Russia is relying on their numerical advantage in artillery pieces.  They are firing over 3x more shells per day than Ukraine is.  Ukraine has to be smarter & faster to break even... their shells have to count for at least 3x as much.


It's happening. There was a translated complaint from a Russian field commander that Ukrainian counter-battery is more accurate and far, far more rapid than the half day or so it takes Russians to get permission to fire authorized by the Top.
 
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