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  2. Mark_McLeod

    Modern Day to WW2 worth it?

    As Mord said earlier one of the big differences is lethality of everything. I find that my soldiers are alot more likely to get killed by shrapnel from an explosion (near and far) or a single shot from a small arm. I find at the end of one of my games in BS or SF i have a lot more lightly wounded soldiers where in all the WW2 titles usually they're critically wounded or dead. And tank warfare is very different with slower turret turn times and a much worse spotting ability which really adds to the realism and excitement in a match. I do think its worth it if you do have the slightest interest in the Second World War, some of the battles get very intense and bloody.
  3. If the light is hitting the lens directly it'll just flare up and you won't be able to see much. That's all. You don't go blind or anything. The eye that isn't covered(in the case of PVS-14s) will adjust pretty quick, but it is quite a shock. As long as there is some form of light (IR flood, star light, or moon light) you can see. Driving with them on sucks, fortunately I was a gunner and didn't do much night driving.
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  5. BletchleyGeek

    CM:FI AAR SLIM versus Bletchley_Geek

    Aaaand I need to remember to follow up on this!
  6. Anson Pelmet

    JU52

    Are they flying a Ju 52 after the crash? How many do they have? Did they discover the cause of the crash? If not it would seem odd to be flying the same type of plan again.
  7. General Jack Ripper

    CM:FI AAR SLIM versus Bletchley_Geek

    It occurs to me I had forgotten to post part nine to the forum followers. Here it is: I have part ten recorded, and it will be posted after editing. Part eleven, coming sometime in the next couple weeks, will feature lots of gunfire and explosions, for those of you who only want to see such things. You know who you are... I think, at this point, a conversation about the psychology of playing Combat Mission against another human opponent might be called for, but I have naught for time right now.
  8. Heirloom_Tomato

    Vega Force Small Scenario Released

    As the creator of this scenario, seeing @Bil Hardenberger versus @IanL would be very entertaining for me! I will adjust for H2H if requested.
  9. I know if BF ever made a WWII CMx2 Platoon Level Game System (like the one that was in development for CMBB back in the CMx1 days), then I would be on the Band Wagon.
  10. Bil Hardenberger

    Vega Force Small Scenario Released

    Okay, sounds like I’m going to have to play @IanL again sooner rather bam later to erase the stain of that last battle.
  11. My opinion might be skewed, but I did myself to death on hedge rows during the teething time of CMBN. The most fun I've had with WW2 CMx2 has been with FB. Late model US units, late war German units and formations......and snow. A close second is the Market Garden expansion of CMBN, that is a blast too, much different terrain then the rest of the game. But lately I've been playing CMBS cause it's my most recent buy, waiting for the upgrade for CMSF2 to drop.
  12. Macisle

    Kharkov Map Sneak Peak

    Yeah, I didn't type it, but was mentally applying avoiding balconies to AI setups as well. Speaking of which, when testing out my map sections with AI troopers, I've started using a standard technique of having the AI start hidden on the lowest level setting, to be triggered to move to higher ones when my troops approach. That way, I can blast the crap out of the area with heavy arty and get a feel for how well the troops are being protected. The answer is...pretty well! Actually, that's one thing that BF may need to tweak at some point. Modular buildings seem to have significantly more staying power than independent ones vs. HE. A direct fire round will cause casualties in the same way in both modular and independent, but in terms of building level and/or single side wall destruction, it seems like modular buildings may be a bit too tough at the moment. Once I get to the playtesting stage with folks from the community, I'd like to get their feedback on it. I haven't done any systematic testing. I'm planning to give players as much heavy arty as I can realistically give them, as the map can absorb so much and offers so much protection. That way, they can use some of the tools BF has given than don't often get used (because they don't fit most scenarios) and because the resulting "terra-forming" of the map has the potential to create unique tactical situations each play.
  13. I don’t own Fortress Italy (yet :P) but I wanted to have a look at the gustav line manual, is it available somewhere online? Can someone upload it? Thanks in advance
  14. "Bite the Bullet", you won't regret it.
  15. @Fizou I was wondering when you'd drop by. Thanks, brother. Did you notice the Ruskies even get some minor formation insignia this time? Brand new to this mod. You can follow the main conversion for this mod on the RT forum. There are some updates not seen here. Mainly a much better Heer armor portrait. http://community.battlefront.com/topic/127153-mords-mods-red-thunder-edition/ Mord.
  16. DerKommissar

    Modern Day to WW2 worth it?

    FI is my favourite Western Front title -- so I did not mean that as a diminutive. This being said, BN does have more DLC for it. It seems to get more love from the devs and the community. Not saying it's right, but the numbers don't lie. It'd be so cool if we had a grand western front campaign, which starts in Sicily and ends in the Rhine.
  17. DerKommissar

    CMFI Rome to Victory Bones

    Really happy about Brazilians in-game. Hope they don't preform like they did in the 2014 semi-finals, against Germany!
  18. IanL

    Modules and PBEM

    I have not personally tried the specific case were both players are trying to use forces their opponent has not licensed. Given that the new game system includes all the content and you have access to what you have licensed the way it works is if I have licensed everything I can include those forces in a game and play them against you, who has not. However a Quick battle where I do not have a license for Nato forces but I do have the British module can I actually start a game British vs German. That is an interesting question. For a scenario it would definatly not work since I could not start it because I don't have the required Nato forces and you could not start it because you do not have the required British forces module. Seems like this both players missing content is not likely to work. This rarely comes up since most heavy PBEM players have all the content.
  19. IanL

    CMFI Rome to Victory Bones

    Ah wow. That post seemed totally out of the blue to me until I looked at Erwin's post. Just in case anyone thinks differently I was not trying to add double entendre to my post. I was just agreeing that forces from the nation of Brazil being included in CMFI will likely be unique or one of only a few games that include them.
  20. IanL

    Vega Force Small Scenario Released

    LOL, I have a feeling that @Bil Hardenberger , playing as red, could beat me in that scenario as well as the other way around.
  21. Hapless

    Modules and PBEM

    I only stumbled on this a few months ago, but if you're playing someone with different modules and you're worried about what's compatible and what's not (ie. IIRC US armoured trucks are part of the British Forces module, not stock Shock Force), then you can check what units come from which module by pressing spacebar in the Quick Battle force selection menu:
  22. Im a big fan of your portraits mods, the insignia of individual units really adds to the immersion for me. These new ones really blows everything else away! A must have mod.
  23. Whilst I follow your comment here in general, surely that does not apply re the SdKfz 233 as the vehicle it should look like ( the SdKfz 234/2 ) is also in the game ( CMBB/CM2 ), and could have been taken from that game for CMAK/CM3... IMHO it was just a numerical "cock up" ! [ What do you mean 'there are others' ! Drat ! ]
  24. Combatintman

    CMFI Rome to Victory Bones

    This one will get locked if people don't give their head a wobble.
  25. Combatintman

    Vega Force Small Scenario Released

    Yes but you have beaten @Bil Hardenberger … this makes you an extraordinary player 😉
  26. HerrTom

    Modules and PBEM

    Good to know. I was hoping for the Eugen solution where you can play against factions you don't have but you can't play them yourself. Oh well, I plan on getting the big bundle anyway!
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