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I’m loving all the debates kicking around the Human Legion website right now. It’s really exciting to see. However, you won’t see me contribute until the start of next week, or reply to emailed Recon Team reports, because I have my own recon mission to perform. Together with a select group of like-minded colleagues, I shall be entering the town of Burton-on-Trent on a three-day mission to assess whether they still know how to brew and serve a decent pint of beer.

Here’s a potted history of Burton, if you’re unfamiliar with this great international centre of culture http://beer-trotter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/on-trail-of-pale-ale-in-burton-on-trent.html

Alternatively, here’s a picture. I’m sure you get the idea.

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  1. timctaylor says:

    Reblogged this on Tim C. Taylor and commented:

    Taking a short break from all the beta work going on with Renegade Legion. Then it’s all hands to pumps. Hoping to publish the new book later this month.

  2. ruopp says:

    Hell, you go go in this dangerous recon mission and don’t even ask for volunteers?

    I would gladly risk my life to see if they still know how to brew and serve a beer. 😀

    Have fun!

  3. SGT MIKE says:

    All you had to say was that you were going to church and I would have met you at the pub! Enjoy your break, don’t drunk dial your wife in the wee hours and be safe.

  4. Arun McEwan says:

    The night hummers have told me that the beer is still good in Burton, enjoy your weekend relaxation, R&R in Legion terms, Arun

    • SGT MIKE says:

      Sounds good Major Arun, if you went the Reserve Captain might promote Lieutenant Lee above you and then what would Springer say!?! 😉

  5. Major Arun McEwan says:

    Xin Lee is too big for her boots and always thinks she should take over my command. Springer would say good luck to her, you go and imbibe that great Burton on Trent beer with Tim and when you become incapacitated I’ll have you in my bed and demonstrate what a real girl is like.

    • SGT MIKE says:

      Such folly, the pursuit of the young I guess, to think you could ever begin to fathom what goes on inside a woman’s head!

  6. LT Xin Lee says:

    My boots fit just find Arun, and I could certainly hold my liquor better than you though that’s hardly a challenge worth bragging about.

    • SGT MIKE says:

      Now play nice children!

    • Major Arun McEwan says:

      Beware Lt Lee, remember that the pen is mightier than the sword. If author Tim reads your comments and detects that you do not pay due respect for my rank he may take action. With one swift flourish of his pen you could be sent into cryo and become an ice maiden for a hundred years.

  7. ruopp says:

    Ok, Ok, I know this is 1’000% off topic but it is so funny that I wanted to share with you all.

    It’s in “The Economist Web site”:




    I wish you all a very nice weekend, and you Tim, you can drink one for me.

    I’m starting to think that I should make a Recon on Burton’s Breweries. 😀 😀 😀

  8. SGT MIKE says:

    That’s some heavy responsibility Tim, you’ve become their GOD!!!!

    • Major Arun McEwan says:

      You are rather astute 21st century marine. I had often thought that there was a power above the White Knights but couldn’t work out what that was. Do all 21st century warriors have your common sense?

    • timctaylor says:

      LOL. I never thought of it that way. These characters leaking through into real life had better behave themselves!

  9. timctaylor says:

    I can report back that Burton-on-Trent does indeed still know how to make and serve good ales.

  10. Major Arun McEwan says:

    Sorry Tim, when the marines were bred for power and given enhancements they sometimes forgot to enhance their common sense. Pedro has been looking into history and discovered that in the 20th century officers ordered their troops to charge lines of machine guns with what looked like knives stuck on the end of sticks. He thinks that they used one of those officers to breed my line. I have come looking for NCO’s and Officers who can advise me on strategy, I have found a great warrior Sgt Mike but would like to find some others amongst your Human Legion, have you any?

    • SGT MIKE says:

      FYI: We sometimes still use bayonet charges…. I made an assault on a house with one…. mostly to scare them.

      “Few men are killed by the bayonet, many are scared by it. Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts”
      – General George Patton Quotes, from “War as I knew it” 1947

      • Cpl Gordon says:

        This reminds me of the most hilarious part of my army training. We had to attack suspended dummies whilst giving out blood curdling yells. This was so funny and it is impossible to make a blood curdling scream whilst laughing. Our sergeant didn’t see it as funny!

      • SGT MIKE says:

        CPL GORDON,

        We had an even cheaper Army training budget, we had to lunge at old tires lashed to wooden stick figures. I can still hear that familiar sound of my younger self…

        Q: What’s the spirit of the bayonet?
        A: To kill, kill, kill with cold steel!

        Q: What makes the grass grow?
        A: Blood, blood, blood makes the grass grow!!

        SGT MIKE

      • SGT MIKE says:

        PS: I remember being told by my Drill Sergeant that the bayonet would save my life someday, should I ever run out of bullets. Being a cheeky fellow, I raised my hand….

        Me: Drill Sergeant, what makes you assume that just because we are out of bullets the enemy is??
        Drill Sergeant: Private, PUSH UP POSTION!!!!

        …… It’s a wonder my mouth ever made it past the training grounds of Fort Benning, Georgia!! LOL

  11. hope you had a nice time Tim!

  12. Major Arun McEwan says:

    Tim is getting ready to publish his book. Time for us to get back into the book so the world can read about our exploits. Lt Lee, Springer and any other wanderers get back on board immediately we need to all be together to shout “Freedom can be Won”.
    Good Luck Tim

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