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  1. 9 points
    Bil Hardenberger

    The Year Ahead Bone Post

    Well.. all I know is my reply which you quoted was tongue in cheek.. can't say the same for yours. I for one feel extremely lucky that the CMx2 series exists in as many forms as it does. Bil
  2. 8 points
    Vergeltungswaffe

    Free eBooks from Osprey

    Since a lot of people have more reading time than usual right now, Osprey is giving away 5 free eBooks a week for the next 4 weeks. Take a look here
  3. 8 points
    After a year and and five months it is done! The SF2 mod really burned me out but I managed to FINALLY finish this bad boy after lots of breaks and procrastination. There's over 1700 portraits included. I hand made 60+ unique faces for this one, there's plenty of variety. Thanks to MJ for sending me the new portraits so I'd know what was included in RtV. He didn't have the SS so I had to guess, but going by my research I think I have them covered. Guys, please read the included "Urgent" readme in the zip when you get a chance. Things are pretty tough for me right now so I'd appreciate it. I sent the mod off to Booty so it should be up some time soon (or maybe Ian can get a hold of him and let him know). In the meantime here's the splash screen and I posted a pic in my FI Mods thread. Hope you guys enjoy them and stay healthy, the world has definitely taken a weird-ass detour. Mord.
  4. 8 points
    danfrodo

    THE PANDEMIC CHAT ROOM

    I've got an idea. Let's NOT trust scientists & doctors who ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. Let's trust Fox news, who've done a stellar job of brainwashing people into being very unsafe (recent poll showed only 38% of Fox watchers thought virus was serious). Let's trust the average Joe. Like we do on climate change in america, where the scientists are all liars but folks making money off fossil fuels somehow have no reason to lie. Oh, and basic biology is not based on evolution, just ask the average joe. And the earth is 6000 years old. Just ask Joe. And average Joe wants to know who is to blame for this! F--k average joe, he is an idiot. This is not complicated to understand -- we must slow the infection RATE. Italy has over 4000 dead w 627 dying in a single day this week and US is around a week behind them in getting our infection started. No one in this thread so far has mentioned "flattening the curve", which is the most basic requirement for understanding what is happening: The death rate for covid is less than 1%. UNTIL YOU RUN OUT OF VENTILATORS THEN IT'S 3-5%. That's 10 million in america alone. We must keep the number of life-threatening cases below the number of respirators we have available, or 1% becomes 5%. Italian doctors have to decide who to save because they have more dying folks than life saving machines. But here I see mostly conspiracy theory and unsubstantiated internet drive (w some welcome and notable exceptions). By the way, do y'all know where the Spanish Flu actually started? Kansas, USA, army base had the first verified case, though where it actually 'started' is unknown.
  5. 8 points
    sburke

    Red thunder and Covid -19

    Are you guys F'n kidding me? You really fall for this clap trap? Good lord. The panic and hoarding is a sad over reaction, but the ostrich head in the sand attitude is far worse and more dangerous. That guy basically spun a web of no real facts and you accepted at face value that yep , all is good this is normal? wtf?? Sorry, wrong. This is a serious highly infectious and much deadlier disease. What next? The pandemic of 1918 was just another cold season? At least you guys are consistent in where you go for source material. Won't be surprised at all to hear you watch Seam Hannity, except now he says he always took this seriously. In the public discussion of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in early 2020, Wodarg gained notoriety as an interviewee in video clips typically published on rightwing video channels. There he presented his thesis that SARS-CoV-2 was only one of many similar viruses which usually go undetected as part of an ordinary seasonal period of respiratory infections (casually called flu or cold), and that the worldwide activities to stop the pandemic were only a "hype" caused basically by selective perception of researchers.[4] He detailed his thesis in publications on his personal website.[5] His comments on the COVID 19 pandemic caused criticism from German scientists. Various German media examined Wodarg's claims for accuracy and concluded that his statements would largely contradict the verifiable facts, some statements were neither refutable nor verifiable, but on closer examination proved to be misleading.
  6. 8 points
    umlaut

    To buy or not to buy

    I usually say this when people say that CM games are expensive: I have lots of games that have cost me 20 or 30 $ - and I have played them less than 10 hours. Then there´s CMBN. It costs far more, but it has given me thousands of hours of gameplay - and still does. So when it comes to price per hour of gameplay, CMBN is by far the cheapest game I ever bought. Like the others, I recommend you try the demos: If you like playing them, then you have found a game that you probably wont get tired of for a very long time.
  7. 8 points
    danfrodo

    The Year Ahead Bone Post

    So the British Ministry of Defense is subsidizing me playing w my toy soliders & tanks? And all I have to do for this is wait a little longer for the new release? I am considering this a win for all of us CM gamers. So maybe I'll not throw temper tantrums and wet my pants over not getting my toy immediately.
  8. 7 points
    umlaut

    Umlaut´s mods

    Got another mod ready - and as it might not be the last, I figured I might as well start a dedicated thread for my own mods. This one is one of my new favorite vehicles in CMFI R2V: The Morris C9B SPAA. A favorite to play with, that is - not to mod! It has been a real PITA to mod, because it has no large surfaces, but millions of little nooks and crannies. Luckily, modding is now over and I enjoy playing with my weathered Morris SPAA. Hope you will too. As always I´ll share it via this Dropbox link - until it is available on CMMODS IV.
  9. 7 points
    MikeyD

    The Year Ahead Bone Post

    Not exactly a good ambassador for the Netherlands, is he. The BIG PICTURE for you guys is BFC remains solvent and prospering sufficiently to keep putting out the products they want to put out. In the '80s the struggling Harley Davidson landed a contract to cast artillery shell bodies for the Pentagon, which allowed the company to remain alive for another 40 years. BFC is getting business. That's a good thing. They're not about to go the way of Brøderbund and THQ.
  10. 7 points
    Warts 'n' all

    The Year Ahead Bone Post

    Oh dear. Despite Steve and Elvis being polite and helpful. a certain someone still spits his dummy out.
  11. 6 points
    Bud Backer

    Be Not The Anvil

    I’ve no idea how many are reading this but I’ll give some background to what you’re seeing. First of all, this is created using new software that I wanted to try. Making this comic took almost three months which is about the same time per page as my previous ones. I was concerned about the learning curve when switching software but it was less effort than I expected. There were a few shortcomings, like very few onomatopoeia, and one's ability to manipulate them wasn’t as advanced as my usual software. However, the ability to change the dimensions and shapes of each panel on the fly was huge. Previously I had to go on to separate custom software to re-size the individual panels on a page and they had to be four sized, and right-angle parallelograms. With the software I used here, I could almost make any shape. This afforded much more flexibility in terms of layout, as well as reducing reader boredom through panel layout repetition. Second, I wanted to give the perspective of a single squad in combat. Some films, and a number of books, have taken a much more focused view of battle, personalizing it. Rather than making it that of one man, I thought a squad might be interesting. There are few grand overheads, because a squad would have none. There are few explanations of what is going on everywhere else in the battle (and it was a fair sized one) because again, a squad would have little such information. If you’re confused what is going on where, then you’re in the boots of Gorokhov and his men: aware of a wider engagement around you, following where you are led, and only certain of what you’re doing and the ground you’re running on. Finally, since this is a special edition, the look itself of the graphics is different. You won’t find many speech bubbles here, and no comic half-tone dots. I wanted this to look less like a comic and more like a graphic novel.
  12. 6 points
    sburke

    Red thunder and Covid -19

    That is some logic. If everyone gets the virus at once, the hospitals get inundated, respirators are already in short supply - result LOTS more people die. Health care workers that would be needed to treat folks are sick. The mortality rate for Corona virus is well above that of the flu even by conservative estimates. In Italy the mortality rate for older folks is close to 19% (overall rate is estimated at around 8%) Flu rate is around .1%. Might want to spend a little more time reading up on real facts. The panic etc is in good part due to our leaders spreading false information and our response coming so late. The social distancing that is being encouraged has one major goal - to spread the infection rate over time to allow the health care community to manage the influx - that's it. It won't stop the virus, but it might keep our healthcare system from collapsing and therefore keep more people alive. The alternative and the result of what you are proposing is every country becomes Italy - the comparable death rate in the US if we go though that is about 18,000 people in the space of 6 weeks. (had to correct that, googled the wrong info)
  13. 6 points
    Freyberg

    Standing in Foxholes?

    Maybe 1st Battalion sh*t in them... 😛
  14. 6 points
    Erwin

    Poor editing of mission briefings

    Lots of designers have Anglish as a 2nd language so they should be congrachulated for what they can do. Am less vorried about grammer and speling than about breefings that are either inaccurate, to complex and/or hard to unnerstand or omit important info dat the player needs in order to plan proper.
  15. 6 points
    Mr.X

    Campaign WIP: Tiger Trail

    After about 6 years without CM (real Life, Children, work etc.) my motivation seems to be reborn 😎 So, the idea of this campaign is indeed resuscitated. No promises about the date of release...but there‘s some time left until the new Modul is out...
  16. 5 points
    sburke

    Red thunder and Covid -19

    we don't yet know what is happening now as this disease has only been here since late November. The Epidemic of 1918 circled the globe 3x due to reinfection in a world nowhere near as connected as ours. They didn't even really know what a virus was and their world was already totally disrupted by the war. This won't be the same for sure. However to say we are over reacting (and I'm not referring to those idiots buying 100 rolls of toilet paper) by getting people to socially disconnect in order to give our health care system a chance to handle the influx of folks is just wrong. Think about it - old folks, pregnant women, cancer patients etc etc can't go near a hospital as they could easily die from this. Respirators are already in short supply with little ability to ramp up to meet demand if the number s rise too quickly. Yes there is a severe economic cost we are going to pay, no question. The real question though is are we willing to take action and take the economic hit in order to take care of folks, to make sure our healthcare system can manage this? You ready to risk your parents? Mine are in their 80s with preexisting respiratory issues. This WILL kill them. As to whether to believe that guy - what qualifies him to make that statement? He has no real expertise, he isn't known in any circles as an expert or viruses or epidemics. You can get 1% of scientists to say climate change isn't real...so you gonna say you aren't sure whether you believe that 1% versus the 99%? That dude just spun a bunch of crap with no real facts, WHY would you believe him? https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-03-11/1918-flu-epidemic-coronavirus
  17. 5 points
    Freyberg

    Standing in Foxholes?

    Does no one appreciate a good Band of Brothers reference...?? 😐
  18. 5 points
    Bozowans

    CMFB (Unofficial) Screenshot Thread

    Now part two: As all that gunfire was going on with the two American half-tracks, two more half-tracks were coming up the road behind them, making four in total. Right when the first firefight was ending, the two new half-tracks opened fire down the road. They didn't even see the Stummel right in front of them, but were instead shooting off to the right side of the road where they saw muzzle flashes from the firefight (where my shot-up HQ teams were). Some of my forward troops had already turned around from infiltrating the city and were rushing back to the sound of shooting behind them. They were about to lay a devastating ambush along the road. Now that the Americans were shooting, my troops along the road suddenly realized what was right in front of them and then opened fire. Seemingly every man in this entire squad threw a grenade, and then a panzerfaust was launched: These guys have no idea what's coming: See if you can count how many grenades are in this picture! The half-tracks go boom. Both remaining half-tracks are completely destroyed with all hands lost inside. After such a shocking few minutes, everything fell quiet for a while. My troops went on without their commander back to their original mission of infiltrating the city, and were eventually victorious.
  19. 5 points
    George MC

    Fire and Rubble Update

    Hi Lille The above shot is set in January 1945 in Hungary. Personally, I've not tested the full range of weather parameters and this was taken using a beta build when I was doing some AI plan testing in a scenario I made. Caveat. How and when winter shows up and how to access whitewashed vehicles could change. Suffice to say winter terrain and weather conditions and whitewashed vehicles are in. Cheery!
  20. 5 points
    MikeyD

    To buy or not to buy

    There's no spending an hour issuing orders if you play REALTIME . CM is as easy or as intimidating as you make it, yourself. Take scenario design, for example. Some scenario designers spend months building giant real-world maps and meticulously researching historical units for historical battles. Others plop a farmhouse next to a country road and have at it with randomly selected forces (you can probably guess which one I am). One thing that hasn't been mentioned is how EDUCATIONAL CM is. Not just becoming intimately familiar with period weapons and their capabilities, or the reading details of historical battles at historical locations, there's also applying tactics straight out of field manuals.
  21. 5 points
    danfrodo

    The Year Ahead Bone Post

    Interesting that we are all at the funeral of our still living friend. It's his 50th birthday, he aint dead. Yeah, he definitely could be better in 1000 ways, and all BF needs is a lot more money and people, which they don't have, to make that happen as fast as we want it to happen. And why does this always have to degenerate into personal criticisms or conspiracy theories? They are a small team and simply can't do it all. Are there actually people here that never worked on teams that had limited resources and had to prioritize? Had to choose what to do and what to delay?
  22. 5 points
    Year of the Rat Temple Addon - works like regular "skin" mods, place it in your z folder and they will appear - designed primarly for the Heaven & Earth Year of the Rat campaign, replaces the two monastery domes with temple roofs - damaged versions included - also works in regular CMSF2 and with other HE scenarios, however not all domes have been replaced, only the 17x17 roof and the 16x8 roof - unique textures for intact and damaged included (currently copies from the H&E dome texture), they don´t interfere with the regular dome texture, can be modified by liking Download: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1tviryry89g6py7/AAAJpSvGH6u1iEx4WzwVLSnJa?dl=0 Creation & Custom Buildings Tutorial (works for all CM2 games): https://youtu.be/vTnyRcb8NV0 - I by accident also did a 16x16 roof with the temple from the 2nd screenshot (not included) if one wants the files contact me on YT or Twitch. Video Playlist for CM 3D Model Editing with Showcases, Workflows, and Tutorials (latter with commentary) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlUX4ALH7zTNgpWGBYSFUCnZK-Sf7SCcl
  23. 5 points
    Freyberg

    The Year Ahead Bone Post

    As a long-time Combat Mission junky, I was extremely proud, a while back, when BF were producing training tools for the NZDF - it says something great about the game and it might help to save people's lives. It doesn't worry me one jot that it might cause a delay in game delivery - it just makes what we're playing cooler...
  24. 4 points
    After playing around a bit with the scales and transform here is the result, vanilla on the left and modded on the right. You can also note that the vanilla crew is way too far back, which is fixed by transforming the model backwards in Blender. I plan on releasing the fixes for the 7.62cm Pak36(r) and the various CW 6 pounder guns after I'm finished with them.
  25. 4 points
    Macisle

    RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    After a few point blank rounds are put into the position, Soviet troops make another attempt to take a hard point that has been giving them hell. All is looking good until another defender is spotted deeper in. The advancing Russians quickly dispatch the dazed enemy rifleman. But, suddenly, point blank MG 42 fire from a hidden position rips through them, cutting down two attackers. As the friendly "insurance" team rushes in the back door, the German gunner is spotted loading a new belt of ammo. It's not looking good for him... However, confusion reigns. The first attacking team is stunned and unable to react quickly. The second has not yet spotted the threat. The German machine gunner, on the other hand, is a crack trooper and in the zone. With steel nerves, he finishes loading the belt and rises to fire. He cuts the nearest Soviet in half as the man desperately attempts to flee. Then, with lightning speed, he delivers the same execution to the second-nearest man, who claws the floor, paralyzed with fear. But now, the second Soviet team is closing in. A Russian rifleman peers through the smoke and slowly lifts his weapon...stepping on broken glass as he does so. The sound reaches the German's ears and he instinctively spins around to its location. As the smoke dissipates, the Soviet hesitates, for fear of attacking a friendly. The German, who knows is alone, does not. It is a fatal mistake for the thoughtful Russian. But now, time has run out for the German. He is fast and deadly, but the last two Soviets keep their nerve and aim true. It is the end for him. Another stepping stone is gained at heavy, heavy cost.
  26. 4 points
    Wicky

    King Tigers in Paris (Summer 1944)

    King Tiger tanks of schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503 having just been transported by rail from Mailly-le-Camp and de-trained at Gare de l'Est, Paris can be are seen turning from Rue d'Aubervilliers into Boulevard de la Villette on their way to Mantes-la-Jolie * https://www.pinterest.com.mx/pin/431078995567859884/ maybe a connection here http://tank-photographs.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/king-tiger-tank-fontenay-saint-pere.html * This is a photo of a King Tiger Tank turret in France. He said that this and other King Tiger Tank parts were found in 2001 near Mantes-la-Jolie, France, This Tiger 2 tank, from the 101 SS.s.Abteilung, was lost in a crater near Fontenay-Saint-Père on 26 August 1944. And restored 'According to an article from the Musée des Blindés French Tank museum's magazine n° 54, this King Tiger tank, which now carries the turret number 233, is believed to be tank number 123, which belonged to the 1st Company, 101 SS Panzer Abt in August 1944. It is believed to have been abandoned by its crew on 23 August 1944, due to engine problems, at Brueil-en-Vexin, near Mantes-la-Jolie. It was salvaged by the French Army in September 1944, and then stored at the AMX Tank factory at Satory before being transferred to the museum in 1975.' http://tank-photographs.s3-website-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/tiger-II-heavy-tank-Konigstiger.html 'In August 1944, German Tiger II tanks of 503rd Panzer leaving Paris for the Normandy front.' Colourised version
  27. 4 points
    John Kettler

    Firefly in the Bulge?

    Friends of the Tank Museum posted this great pic on FB. Too good not to share. Regards, John Kettler
  28. 4 points
    Warts 'n' all

    Blind troops

    "Loud mouthed Dane 12 o'Clock. Let him have it boys."
  29. 4 points
    StieliAlpha

    THE PANDEMIC CHAT ROOM

    Here are some shocking news from the UK. Perhaps @Warts 'n' all can confirm:
  30. 4 points
    Falaise

    Red thunder and Covid -19

    With covid-19 containment and the time available, I decided !! I bought Red Thunder without waiting Fire and Rubble kept smiling and positive with great thought for Italy
  31. 4 points
    Aurelius

    Tal Malah

    Tal Othman continued> Hezbollah fighters moving up, after repelling yet another HTS attack. Meanwhile, 9K111 operator engages a T 72M. Distance to target: 1300 meters. Missile flight time ~8 seconds. The operator is being encouraged by militia machinegunner. The missile is fired. The missile flies straight to its target. Target hit! The tank is knocked out. Turret crew evacuates, no sign of the driver - mechanic.
  32. 4 points
    sburke

    THE PANDEMIC CHAT ROOM

    JFC Kettler could you just once not spread your conspiracy bull**** all over the place. Goddamn man.
  33. 4 points
    Aragorn2002

    Red thunder and Covid -19

    Quarantaine it, you mean? 🙂
  34. 4 points
    Megalon Jones

    Red thunder and Covid -19

    I work in the medical field. That's literally the worst possible scenario. This is several magnitudes more serious than the flu. The panic buying is a result of poor leadership and people not paying attention (or being unable to be differentiate trustworthy news sources.) If your news source went from 'Meh....It's like the flu' to 'Holy F*ck! National emergency!!' in the span of a week, that ought to be a tell. I stockpiled back in February and have been social distancing for the last two weeks. You don't need a weatherman....yadda, yadda, yadda
  35. 4 points
    MOS:96B2P

    RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Flamethrower tracks.
  36. 4 points
    Ultradave

    Fire and Rubble Update

    That's George's scenario. Appropriately moody and ominous because EVERY scenario of George's that I've played or playtested has gone to hell in a hand basket. "Life comes at you fast" as they say. This one is no exception so far (that pic was early on, and disaster had not yet struck - usually my own fault for being rash).
  37. 4 points
    Attilaforfun

    Fire and Rubble Update

    The bottom pic. Outstanding.
  38. 4 points
    Bozowans

    To buy or not to buy

    If you ask on this forum you are gonna get some pretty biased answers. Like a lot of grognard-style wargames, the CM games can be clunky and buggy at times, and they can be very difficult to get into. They are also challenging, slow-paced and extremely time consuming to play. I can easily spend an hour just issuing orders for a single turn, and one scenario might have dozens of turns. You have to micromanage every one of your units right down to analyzing all of their lines of sight and lines of fire, and sometimes you get a huge number of them. Some scenarios are small and easy to play, but some of them are enormous and daunting. At the beginning of a scenario, I can spend ages coming up with detailed plans and moves for every individual unit, and then once the scenario starts, I can spend even longer slowly having my units sneak around and scout ahead and get into their positions without ever seeing an enemy. With some of the larger scenarios, I can play them for hours without ever seeing any action or a single shot fired. Some people might find that kind of gameplay very boring, but the games do have an absurd amount of detail, depth, historical accuracy and so on. Once you get into them, you can play them for years, and there really aren't any other games like them out there. They are probably still up there with some of my favorite games of all time, and I still come back to them every now and then years later. So whether these games are worth the steep price really depends on what type of game you're looking for. Like some others have said, download the demos. Unlike a lot of games these days, the demos for the CM games are very good and give you hours content for free. Every one of the CM games has a demo and I would suggest downloading all of them. I would suggest watching videos of it too. There are some really great video AARs out there that show off the game.
  39. 4 points
    It's inevitable when people are passionate about a subject. If anything, it should be taken as a compliment that Combat Mission is a good enough game for people to get their panties in a twist about it. Dispassionate mediocrity is the final death knell for a game franchise.
  40. 4 points
    umlaut

    Blind troops

    Once again: The issue is this: They dont even see the effing tank!
  41. 4 points
    I'm shoked how author came to cheking own sources. First of all not Zubrowski, but Zabrodskyi. And this wasn't full brigade. The raid group consisted of combined forces of 1st airmobile and 13th separate airmobile battalions with battery of towed D-30 howitzers of 95th brigade. Total amount of personnel slightly more 400 men.Their mission was to unblock Ukrainian units (more that 3000 men), trapped on the border. Then, they must move together with 1st BTG of 30th mech.brigade to the north-east and join with 2nd BTG of 30th mech.brigade in Mius area to establish new line of external blocade. Parartropers on own way have destroyed several separs checkpoints and later liberated with fighting several villages. But all captured tanks and guns belongs to separs, not Russian regulars. They really clashed with regular Russian units (w/o insignias), but only one time - during the fighting near Krasnyi Luch. There is too few information about these fightings. This is very strange, but to this time official ATO "chroniclers" are telling only about initial sucessful part of this really heroical raid - up to relieving of our blocked units, but further developments are giving in several sentenses only. And this theme is awaiting own researher. Officially first "prooved" Russian regulars were paratroopers, captured on 24th Aug near Dzerkalne. Of course, Russian regulars came on UKR territory much early, and fought near Krasnyi Luch, Heorhiivka, Stepanivka, but this is inconvenient theme for General Staff, because this breaks their legend about "surprise attack on 24th Aug". Absolute fairy tell. The article of Ukrainain journalist about glorious victory over Russian battalion of T-80, which the author used w/o factchecking is just patriotic propaganda and no more. All was viсe versa - the attack of UKR tank company and motorized inf. company was completely destroyed by Russian Msta-S battery and separs ambush. And about attack of "Ukrainian volunteer unit". First of all not volunteer, "Azov" in that time already was regular National Guard unit, the second - they wasn't "backed by army". When "Azov" advanced and needed a refueling and recharging, army units suddenly recieved an order "to stand on own positions, and not supply Azov". Azov and Donbas were encircled and heavy fought until 79th airmobile brigade unit deblocaded them at last. We had a plan to return on the border near Novoazovsk and pull some enemy forces from Debaltsevo, but because of strange political games Azov could only push off enemy lines from Mariupol. Battle for airport described very rough and... starnge. The author couldn't see main component of successful defense and the cause of airport falling. And that was not tanks on runway... When separs assulted last cyborg's positions, they used tactic of small assault groups, which simultainously firing several RPO-A and PRG-7 with cover of MG and sniper fire. This forced defenders step back again and again. Separs used smoke grenades, used 40 mm grenade launchers, in final assult they also used chemical weapon and at last powerful HE charges (maybe sea mines) - first exploded from the top, the second and fatal - from below. Participation of Russian regular army in Debaltsevo battle asolutely exaggerated. Yes, they really had strong artillery and MLRS group there, but their "field" units engaged episodically. They had only two motor-rifle companies and four tank companies, from which really participated maybe a half. They also hadn't T-90A, only T-72B3 (one company) and T-72 mod.1989. Also group of Vagner used, but was badly beaten and tank battalion August, and smaller groups, formed from Russian volunteers. Our stupid generals and former president in full seriuos to this time claim Russian had several BTGs on Debaltsevo and around, and name units, which in that time either were in Russia or dislocated in other part of Donbas. Because of to say for people "Russians wanted to breakthrough to Kharkiv, but we forced them to stop by our military and diplomatic efforts. We are won. Debaltsevo is our victory!" . But really, separs said, when the truce was broken, 7th LNR brigade, which carried main burden of fights, mobilized to last assault all who could walk - staff and rear personnel, light wounded etc, because their losses were huge. From other places were moved reinfocements. They say "This is a miracle that we won. Maybe we just wanted to win much more than Ukarinain generals". And this is true, alas. But not only generals, but coward politics. Hm... Only one of two ways passed through mostly wooden terrains. Ukrainian troops are withdrawing both on foot and on vehicles, only damaged and broken equipment was abandoned. Again this "Russian forces". Our trops left positions suddenly for the separs. They reacted, when our forward columns already were on own way. Our artillery and ballistic missiles from the "big land" hit probable places of enemy ambushes and positions. Groups of special forces and 95th brigade covered our convoys and spotted enemy movements for our artillery. In this way three of five convoys had time to successfully escape and only last two were heavy attacked and suffered relatively big losses in personnel and vehicles. So this is not "Russian forces unable".
  42. 4 points
    George MC

    Fire and Rubble Update

    Correct it’s set at dawn and east is to the left of the Panther.
  43. 4 points
    Sublime

    The Year Ahead Bone Post

    me neither. I also hate to admit it, but its taken way too long to come out. I know its insane to even say after reading 5 pages of aragorn bashing over saying it but its friggin true. Im sorry guys but I think the game needs a new engine or to gracefully retire. not be dragged around as a mummified corpse like Norman Bates dead mom. I mean after these modules what then? Berlin city fighting in this engine? ugh. Stalingrad in this engine would be vomit inducing. Theres a lot of other things too. I love this game series and its given me more pleasure longer than any other series but Im burned out, have been burned out, and the engines over 9 years old... Think about it. CMBO released in 2000. I remember it well. 9 years later I was playing a fixed SF and waiting eagerly for CMBN. Not eagerly awaiting a 10th CMx1 release. Im sure others will totally disagree and thats great - Im truly happy you either found this game or can continue to get joy and delight from it, instead of playing it so long it has no allure or mystery. Its all old tricks to get around broken or fudged in game mechanics, unrealistic stuff, and knowing that its really invisible die rolls and not bullets coming down that street that decide if those men get hit. cheers to all that remember who I am.. miss some of ya
  44. 4 points
    milehighkush

    Miles Mods

    Here is a screen ive made for Combat Mission Black sea as i couldnt find any i liked. https://www.mediafire.com/file/5ff2rchucq9hh9v/Miles-CMBS-Main_Menu.zip/file
  45. 4 points
    Falaise

    The Year Ahead Bone Post

    CM: Zombie Apocalypse already exists IA very simple and only headshots are taken into account !!!
  46. 3 points
    Macisle

    RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Meanwhile, a fresh T-34 moves up to provide overwatch for the next street crossing. It's been quiet there and a friendly assault gun in the desired position has not been attacked. The Soviet tank rounds the corner and approaches its final destination. As it does so, the distinct sound of a panzerschreck is heard from a keyhole position across the street. The German had been patiently waiting in his hiding place. Bye-bye 70 rounds of HE and 3,000 MG rounds. Every time I break the "send the tank with lowest ammo" rule...
  47. 3 points
    Frenchy56

    Quick fix: G41 magazine

    Some of you may have noticed that the G41 magazine does not appear, and may be slightly annoyed by it. Be annoyed no more, for I have made a quick fix in Blender to give its magazine back! Grab the file here and drop it in your Data/Z folder. http://www.mediafire.com/file/vsnnfnvbike20e6/gewehr-41.mdr/file
  48. 3 points
    MOS:96B2P

    RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread

    Leading from the front!
  49. 3 points
    MikeyD

    To buy or not to buy

    Just want to pipe in that not EVERYBODY prefers WeGo play. As long as scenario size is not too cumbersome I much prefer playing Realtime. I've said before that there are (at least) two forms of play. One could be called '3-D table-top wargame' and the other is 'interactive war movie'. Some people play almost exclusively from a high elevation looking down on the action. Others stay down in the weeds with the troops as much as they can. It all depends on what you're in it for.
  50. 3 points
    Working on a VC People's Militia campaign... Which will also include an assassination scenario, our "Hit team" of spies & lightly armed men... ...... their targets, a hated LDF Commander & his chief bodyguard... "Oppress this!"
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