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  1. 4 points
    sburke

    Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    No, because if they had to expand it we would not have gotten it at all. This is one of those where you either see the glass as having something of value, or you simply get no glass. Considering BF is already going to be discounting this for all current CMSF owners and they aren’t even sure financially how it is going to work out, the fact that they even decided to do this for all those who are avid CMSF fans is pretty awesome. It is an amazing demonstration of their appreciation for their user community and a major undertaking on their part. To try and put a negative spin on that is kind of lame.
  2. 4 points
    Hey guys, here's a bright idea: why don't you pay attention to the rules of the forum and keep the politics out of it?
  3. 3 points
    Goodness, my apologies if I misunderstood this. I am very sorry about that and to have sullied you in any way. I was surprised to see someone call for lefties to be killed here and perhaps over-reacted since I didn't understand it. Some of us in the US are a bit sensitive these days when, for example, man that can actually start nuclear war tweets about actually starting nuclear war. I'll leave it and that and return more to listening to the forum than talking.
  4. 2 points
    Probably more by a country mile mate - (but then I think you know that having seen the elephant yourself). Lest we forget.
  5. 2 points
    Oh dear. You seem to not to understand irony. I slip in and out my alter ego's personality many times on this forum. And as mentioned previously on this site if I'd have been around at the time of the Putney Debates, I would have been one of those "strung up". You might even wish to go back to Page 3 of this thread where I make my real views on Fascism crystal clear, via the late great lefty Woody Guthrie.
  6. 2 points
    Lefties hate the IDF? I'm a lefty and have immense respect for the IDF (I've even been to Israel twice on business, amazing place, visited Masada). That doesn't mean I agree with all Israeli policy, or all my own country's policies. Stringing up lefties? You mean the ones who believe in an evidence-based world, not fairy tales? The ones that know that climate change is real, as is evolution, and the world is not just 6000 years old, and that people with non-white skin are also people, as are women? You mean them? The ones that know that war is real and real people die in them (which is totally cool as long as it is not one's own precious self, yes?)? The ones who actually know history because they read books instead of watching TV all day? You mean those folks? Some of them have a full lifetime of interest in military history and therefore love what CM offers. Keep your insults to your f(*&ing self. Let's stick to CM on this forum, there's folks of many differing views of the world here.
  7. 1 point
    I'd agree.....Not long ago read a fairly detailed book on the Scheldt campaign (the title & author & current location of which elude me at present), I was staggered at what I found therein and I consider myself to be at least reasonably knowledgeable about WWII in NWE. The sheer difficulty of operating in that terrain (& weather) is probably what made the biggest impact on me, staggering bravery under the most difficult circumstances imaginable.
  8. 1 point
    IanL

    Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    Whoa guys - the parties in that discussion already agreed to drop it. No need to re-remind everyone again or get upset about that re-reminding. Let's just let it go. And before anyone mentions it, this did not start with something that @Combatintman said it what that guy @LUCASWILLEN05 - who you are right has done that kind of thing before. This is another example of where using the forum feature of ignoring troublesome people is valuable. If we all ignored @LUCASWILLEN05 then no one would have noticed his inciting comment and this thread would still be on topic and a page shorter.
  9. 1 point
    DougPhresh

    Happy New Year's Day! 2018 look ahead

    It's on my reading list. For too much of the Canadian public our military history consists of only Vimy and Juno Beach. I think it's important to remember the Scheldt campaign as that fighting was at least as tough as Normandy if not moreso.
  10. 1 point
    sttp

    New features curiosity

    The ability to copy and paste pieces of maps into other cells. As it works now, if you want to move some feature(s) even one cell over you have to basically do the whole thing over. I'm convinced that this is part of the reason we don't see more user created maps and scenarios. I know I've been burned by this a few times, and it makes me just want to quit the editor altogether sometimes. (But who am I kidding... I usually pick it up again a few weeks later.) Also, an "undo" button in the scenario editor.
  11. 1 point
    Have you read Mark Zuehlke Canadian Battle Series Books? He has three books covering the CMFB time frame and there are literally hundreds of cm scale scenarios in each book. I am currently reading "The Cinderella Campaign" about clearing the Channel Ports and I am really hoping Wasp flame throwers make it into the game at some point.
  12. 1 point
    Bulletpoint, Not that it's a good look, certainly not from today's perspectives, these were two small cartridge boxes made from thin cardboard, not today's monstrosities with individual plastic cartridge wells, etc. That was all: no pop bottles, cans, or anything else. All we were thinking of at the time was having moving targets. This said, I was still suppressed and traumatized from nearly getting my head blown off, Indeed, it was so overwhelming at the time, the real import registered a bit later, after I'd had some time to process it. At the time, I was afraid Dad was going to die of a heart attack because he was so shattered and full of anguish over nearly killing his firstborn. A bunch of us learned some hard lessons that day, and I'm sure no one present ever forgot how close we came to my brains being blown apart. People have been turned off firearms forever by far far less. I came out of it with, shall we say, a unique perspective on the dangers of accidental shooting and the need for unceasing SA while in a situation with firearms in use. Regards, John Kettler
  13. 1 point
    Well played chaps! We did finally get it right with the A34 Comet.....Took us a while though.
  14. 1 point
    See below: Come on guys, this ain't hard - I'll say it again - CMSF 2 is CMSF 1 in the Engine 4 environment. While there will be tweaks in the original campaigns eg Mission 2 of the Canadian Campaign has a river and a bridge mocked up via road tiles, elevation changes and marsh tiles. These will almost certainly be replaced by a proper bridge and river tiles in CMSF 2. In all likelihood, all of the AI plans will get a revamp with triggers rather than the old school scenario designer guesstimates for AI plans which will mean that scenarios and campaigns will probably play out slightly differently. However, in essence, they will be largely be the same as CMSF 1. Asking the same questions over and over again in this and different forums ain't going to change the answer and it seems pretty pointless people banging on about having bones thrown if they don't actually read them.
  15. 1 point
    No probs Dan, my Limey humour isn't to everyone's taste.
  16. 1 point
    I’d be happy to have expanded Italians (flesh out the Sicily ToE, Co-Belligerent, Fascists, Partisans) and Operation Dragoon follow Rome to Victory in CMFI. Of course since Canadians went from Italy to North-West Europe for the end of the war there’s no secret for what I want to see in CMFB...
  17. 1 point
    Thewood1

    Combat Mission: Pacific Storm

    Graviteam did the Iran-Iraq war. It was very cool. M-60s, and Chieftains fighting T-62s and T-55s and the like. There were M-113s and BMP-1s thrown in for good measure. I have also done a couple IIW sandboxes with Steel Beasts. Everything you need is there.
  18. 1 point
    I'm starting to believe you might actually be an old English oil painting who gets on the computer when the lord of the manor is away...
  19. 1 point
    And none of this is happening as per my post in the other thread. Put simply, CMSF 2 is CMSF upgraded to the Version 4 engine and there is absolutely no appetite on Battlefront's part to make it anything other than that.
  20. 1 point
    It ain't happening.
  21. 1 point
    You'd be surprised. Some lefties play wargames too
  22. 1 point
    IICptMillerII

    Combat Mission: Pacific Storm

    CM: Space Lobsters of Doom anyone?
  23. 1 point
    JSj, My understanding is that in battle, troops seldom actually see the foe. Rather, they are taking fire from some area and responding to that. A Vietnam era infantry manual I once had clearly showed an SL directing fire and defining the left and right limits of what's to be suppressed in order to do so. Things may've changed since then, chiefly on the US end because of widely proliferated telescopic sights, but unless there's a visible foe, it's back to aiming at muzzle flashes, dirt puffs, flying grass and the like as indicators of where fire is coming from before the reports from that fire are heard. Common sense would suggest that if a target can be seen well enough to put a round within a meter of it, perhaps the better course would simply be to shoot that particular individual foe or put a burst into a team or weapon crew. As for the question someone raised about whether 9 mm can suppress, let me provide a direct and nearly fatal personal example. Many moons ago, decades before 9/11, I was on a plinking outing with Dad's Marine buddy, Dad and some friends on some isolated patch of a sprawling Marine base. We'd been shooting at targets and decided to try something more interesting after someone got the idea of shooting emptpty cartridge boxes as they floated down a small stream.We deployed midway down along the steep bank, and I settled into position with I forget what weapon. In went the boxes one after another as the one before was destroyed, and firing began. My focus was solely on the target, and as far as I knew, I was on the same firing line as everyone else. Wrong. Dad was farther up the bank, a fact unknown to me until I started to stand up up to reload--at the instant he let fly a round from his monster Steyr GB08! That bullet did part my hair, I went down hard and instantly, and I turned aound to see Dad, jaw fully dropped, aghast and white as the proverbial sheet. This incident traumatized everyone so greatly that it completely ended the shooting outing. Though I've never been in anything like that casual shooting environment since, you'd best believe I always check now where all the other shooters are relative to me. Also, a dear friend of mine who was a SEAL going back to the Vietnam War has told me details of firefights I'd not encountered before. The pertinent one here (and Hollywood doesn't seem to know about it, nor has been in any documentary I've seen or book I've read) is, as he put it, if bullets get close enough to you "Those suckers burn." Mind, this may apply only to AR and MG fire, in his case, AK-47 fire from the Viet Cong he fought in the Rung Sat Special Area of South Vietnam. I was about a meter in front of Dad, and though I felt the wind, I happily didn't get a burn to go with my hair parting. Yes, 9 mm can suppress! Regards, John Kettler
  24. 1 point
    StieliAlpha

    Combat Mission: Pacific Storm

    The „Fulda Gap“ board game made me stop playing contemporary games.
  25. 1 point
    Andrew H.

    New features curiosity

    I would like to see realistic modeling of the sponson gun and turret on the Char B. I would also like to see a Char B. And it should be included in a '39-41 early war module.
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