From everything I've read, there is a special point in the career of a military combat pilot. Namely, the first time a pilot gets to release actual, no-kidding, live ordinance onto a target.
A pull of the trigger and there's a THUNK, WHOOSH, or BRAAAAAP, depending on what you're trying to do. Weaponeering can be amazingly tedious, so I won't bore you with that.
Anyway, it is not a simulation, but a real actual weapon homing in and (hopefully) hitting the target with the desired effect. Assuming you've taken all of the variables into account. There's a lot to do to get to that point.
You: Ahem. I don't come here to read this type of thing. That's what Lex is for.
Me: I know. I'm getting to it.
Last night I was playing with The Kid and she (being almost 2) did something she knew was wrong and had been warned about previously.
Master Arm; on. The pickle is hot.
"OK. That's it. Go to your room." Bombs away!
Sounded just like a Dad.
For the record, she was not happy about the my decision. She spent the next few minutes telling The Wife and me that she was "In trouble [with] Daddy."
BDA is tonight to see if she does the same thing again. I'm hoping a re-strike won't be necessary. I want to do that as little as possible while still achieving all our strategic (and tactical) objectives.