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    kipanderson got a reaction from wadepm in Collection of map making resources   
    Hi,

    Do you have this one yet...

    Very high quality, English names from war or near war time period.

    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/ams/eastern_europe/

    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from IanL in More flattery for CMBN!   
    Hi,
    “In John Sowden's all-time classic scenario "Platoon Patrol" (one of the smallest scenarios that were released in the first edition of Combat Mission Battle for Normandy), a US infantry platoon is tasked with securing a ford in Normandy. The platoon leader has a 60 mm mortar as the only indirect fire asset.”
    From this article..
    http://kriegsimulation.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/walk-and-shoot-combat-mission-battle.html#more
     
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Trophy can intercept HEAT....?   
    Hi,
    Just so. As I understand it the HE effect of the interceptor thrown at the incoming KE penetrator can cause it to slightly skew such that the energy is no longer perfectly  in line nose to tail.  This greatly reduces the penetrating power. This was the explanation in one article a few years ago on the hopes to intercept KE projectiles. It was a German system in RD being discussed. 
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from Vergeltungswaffe in How accurate *is* CMBS?   
    Hi,
    Agreed ! 
    In all versions of CM. 
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from Macisle in Kharkov Map Sneak Peak   
    Macisle, hi,
    Goodness, we are doppelgangers in our CM habits.. !
    Thanks,
    All the best,
    kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from JonS in Replaces Closing With the Enemy as best CM relevant book on tactics…   
    Hi,

    Stout Hearts: The British and Canadians in Normandy 1944. By Ben Kite.

    Many of you will know that almost by tradition now the Michael Doubler book Closing With the Enemy has been considered the best overall CM relevant guide to tactics in WWII. But each to their own of course. As it deals with explaining how the Americans did things when they went well after many lessons learnt you hear little of other ways of doing things but still superb, detailed explanation of real world WWII tactics.

    Stout Hearts does the same but following the adventures of the Commonwealth forces in Normandy. It is a bigger, fuller book. An incredibly detailed and well written explanation of how battalions really did fight the war. Lots and lots of detail on tactics. Wonderfully illustrated by first hand counts, but also clearly explained from a more serious, lessons learnt perspective. The two are welded together as in no other book of the many hundreds I have read on military history.

    The fact that it follows the adventures of the Commonwealth forces should not put anyone off. As the Doubler book hopefully did not put off those who are not American. Such as myself.

    The tactics are relevant to all nations. An example is the detailed passages on the use of anti-tank guns. Near always setup to fire through side armour. Explains why even the Soviets with their ubiquitous light weight but low energy76mm guns could often halt any German, medium armour unit. The 76mm gun could penetrate the side armour of a Panther, let alone Mark IVs, at 45 degree strike angles out to and beyond 1,000m. In “village Russia..” or Ukraine you see this when Panther battalions were ground to halt trying to fight their way into the Korsun Pocket.. to give one example. They had to clear a wide corridor by assaulting over quite long front or losses climbed quickly.

    But no matter.. If you are keen fan of CM I know of no better books on the tactics than the two mentioned above. The newer Stout Hearts being the bigger better book but that is no insult to Doubler as no doubt his book was a quicker product.

    Each to their own… .
    Lucky to CM at all..!
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from Fizou in Replaces Closing With the Enemy as best CM relevant book on tactics…   
    Hi,

    Stout Hearts: The British and Canadians in Normandy 1944. By Ben Kite.

    Many of you will know that almost by tradition now the Michael Doubler book Closing With the Enemy has been considered the best overall CM relevant guide to tactics in WWII. But each to their own of course. As it deals with explaining how the Americans did things when they went well after many lessons learnt you hear little of other ways of doing things but still superb, detailed explanation of real world WWII tactics.

    Stout Hearts does the same but following the adventures of the Commonwealth forces in Normandy. It is a bigger, fuller book. An incredibly detailed and well written explanation of how battalions really did fight the war. Lots and lots of detail on tactics. Wonderfully illustrated by first hand counts, but also clearly explained from a more serious, lessons learnt perspective. The two are welded together as in no other book of the many hundreds I have read on military history.

    The fact that it follows the adventures of the Commonwealth forces should not put anyone off. As the Doubler book hopefully did not put off those who are not American. Such as myself.

    The tactics are relevant to all nations. An example is the detailed passages on the use of anti-tank guns. Near always setup to fire through side armour. Explains why even the Soviets with their ubiquitous light weight but low energy76mm guns could often halt any German, medium armour unit. The 76mm gun could penetrate the side armour of a Panther, let alone Mark IVs, at 45 degree strike angles out to and beyond 1,000m. In “village Russia..” or Ukraine you see this when Panther battalions were ground to halt trying to fight their way into the Korsun Pocket.. to give one example. They had to clear a wide corridor by assaulting over quite long front or losses climbed quickly.

    But no matter.. If you are keen fan of CM I know of no better books on the tactics than the two mentioned above. The newer Stout Hearts being the bigger better book but that is no insult to Doubler as no doubt his book was a quicker product.

    Each to their own… .
    Lucky to CM at all..!
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from Vergeltungswaffe in Replaces Closing With the Enemy as best CM relevant book on tactics…   
    Hi,

    Stout Hearts: The British and Canadians in Normandy 1944. By Ben Kite.

    Many of you will know that almost by tradition now the Michael Doubler book Closing With the Enemy has been considered the best overall CM relevant guide to tactics in WWII. But each to their own of course. As it deals with explaining how the Americans did things when they went well after many lessons learnt you hear little of other ways of doing things but still superb, detailed explanation of real world WWII tactics.

    Stout Hearts does the same but following the adventures of the Commonwealth forces in Normandy. It is a bigger, fuller book. An incredibly detailed and well written explanation of how battalions really did fight the war. Lots and lots of detail on tactics. Wonderfully illustrated by first hand counts, but also clearly explained from a more serious, lessons learnt perspective. The two are welded together as in no other book of the many hundreds I have read on military history.

    The fact that it follows the adventures of the Commonwealth forces should not put anyone off. As the Doubler book hopefully did not put off those who are not American. Such as myself.

    The tactics are relevant to all nations. An example is the detailed passages on the use of anti-tank guns. Near always setup to fire through side armour. Explains why even the Soviets with their ubiquitous light weight but low energy76mm guns could often halt any German, medium armour unit. The 76mm gun could penetrate the side armour of a Panther, let alone Mark IVs, at 45 degree strike angles out to and beyond 1,000m. In “village Russia..” or Ukraine you see this when Panther battalions were ground to halt trying to fight their way into the Korsun Pocket.. to give one example. They had to clear a wide corridor by assaulting over quite long front or losses climbed quickly.

    But no matter.. If you are keen fan of CM I know of no better books on the tactics than the two mentioned above. The newer Stout Hearts being the bigger better book but that is no insult to Doubler as no doubt his book was a quicker product.

    Each to their own… .
    Lucky to CM at all..!
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from Fizou in New CMRT Scenario: Carius at Malinova   
    George,

    Yup,,, fantastic stuff as I knew it would be.. .

    Will save this for when I have time to play it a full hour or more at a time.. As is my habit have popped in to the editor just to take a preview of the map.. stunning.. they always are in your games..

    Thanks..
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from agusto in I hate artillery, I really do...   
    Hi,

    I hate to say it.. but I too haven’t witnessed anything so funny in CM for a long time.. .

    Now I feel guilty.. I am sure they were very fine men. Really .

    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from Bulletpoint in Potential bug with behing armor (lack of) effects   
    Stndrtnfhr,

    This is a known issue. I did a long bug report myself. Charles did then address the problem and there will be a tweak either when the module comes along, I don’t know when either , or a 1.04 patch.

    Should have responded earlier .. but loose track with now happily so many titles of CMX2 up and running.. .

    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson reacted to Jorge MC in The CM Theater thread! post cinematic RT vids here.   
    new video
     

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    kipanderson got a reaction from IanL in The CM Theater is open! Post cinematic CMFI vids here.   
    PaulMD, IanL,

    Yup... great videos .

    Hollywood comes to CM from Paul and superbly produced and fun stuff from Ian.

    Thanks,
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from panzersaurkrautwerfer in Armata soon to be in service.   
    Hi,
    BTW.. I am not being rude, but don’t like political discussion on the net, the pub is for that, too easy to get the tone wrong. So will not respond. The Economist and Financial Times are as hostile to Russia and Putin as Neo-Cons but... they don’t fiddle facts. They are also smart when it comes to collecting and evaluating data. If they rate Russia as number 13 in the world for educational outcomes ahead of most western nations, it likely they are correct.  They will have known it would be controversial and double checked. Given they measures they are using. They may be wrong, but the default is that they are not.
     
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from Blazing 88's in National Training Center Terrain Mod   
    Hi,
     
    This reminds me that Broadsword56 did a cracker of a Tunisia mod for CMFI.
     
    May now be time for some Alamein .
     
    Not a perfect match.. but using the earliest of the CMFI German and Commonwealth units and desert mods may still be fun with the full goodness of Upgrade 3.0 in use.
     
    As many will know, these terrain mod packs can often be used in other CMX2 titles with no more than hint of customisation now the wonders of Upgrade 3.0 are here.
     
    Fantastically flexible .
     
    Thanks,
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from TAKODA in National Training Center Terrain Mod   
    Hi,
     
    This reminds me that Broadsword56 did a cracker of a Tunisia mod for CMFI.
     
    May now be time for some Alamein .
     
    Not a perfect match.. but using the earliest of the CMFI German and Commonwealth units and desert mods may still be fun with the full goodness of Upgrade 3.0 in use.
     
    As many will know, these terrain mod packs can often be used in other CMX2 titles with no more than hint of customisation now the wonders of Upgrade 3.0 are here.
     
    Fantastically flexible .
     
    Thanks,
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from easytarget in Idea: Semi-random enemy placement   
    Hi,
     
    This is already the case.. to some extent..
     
    You probably do know this but just to explain what I am getting at.
     
    If you build/paint a setup area for Group 3 say in the AI editor for Allied forces..  you paint it along the edge of a village in Belorussia, 300m long and 20m wide. In the unit editor you have assigned to Group 3 one infantry platoon, one 76mm ATG, one 45mm ATG, one tank hunter section and two snipers..  But you do not place them in the setup area on the deploy map. You just don’t deploy any of the Soviet units. All are assigned as with the units for Group 3.. a setup area in the AI editor is painted on, and units in the units editor assigned to that Group.
     
    Then you pick the German units you wish to play with in the game and place them in their setup areas using the deploy map.
     
    When you launch the game to play it, the Soviet units in say Group 3 above will be semi-randomly placed along the 300m by 20m village edge. Randomly but quite cleverly in fact. It is normally not too stupid. You will not know where the ATGs are to give an example.
     
    This is my favourite way to play CMX2 .
     
    I take QB maps and move them to the Scenarios folder, then build ultra flexible “QBs..” using the above technique in the normal editor.
     
    If you follow me.. .
     
    Not easy, and very confusing if not familiar with CMX2 editors.. but for those who are.. very quick way of building ultra flexible QBs.
     
    All very good fun,
    We are lucky to have CM at all..
    All the best,
    Kip.
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    kipanderson got a reaction from PSY in CM Black Sea - Beta Battle Report - US/UKR Side   
    Pnzrldr, hi,

    Great stuff... very entertaining.. and very well written.

    A saw a review for CMRT that said amongst other things that CM had “become cinematic...” I agree. I used to play Real Time using the Pause command as my default but now I play Turn based so as to get the time to Lock the camera right down close behind units in replays. Fantastic.

    Your write-up gives that same feel. Prefect.

    I always bond with my digital heroes.. Normally play Russian and truly “hate..” to see any casualties. Within the limitations of what CM is, such as the single controlling mind, I think it does a great job and in big WWII battles at least you certainly can get casualties down to historic level if you play slowly and carefully. Don’t rush. Every life counts .

    This gives that same feel.

    Have not looked at contemporary, high intensity warfare for years because there was no real world prospect between countries even close to being in the same ballpark. Globally this is now changing very quickly. Normal competition between nation states is back and not going away. So very timely.

    Great write-up, good to bond with your guys, I will be doing the same as I normally take the part of Russians when I get CMBS .

    Congratulations.. .

    All the best,
    Kip.
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