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  1. Woohoo! I got the mail! :-D
  2. 1) I am genuinely curious about the proper pronunciation and translation you brought up. 2) I am sure you have played CMBB as much as I have and I have other phrases that stuck in my head. And seeing how you said "...or even what the actual words were in Russian.", Long story short, In my haste I mistook that to mean there is a possible German alternative. And the only thing that sprung to mind (and sounds a lot alike if you say it out loud) is "Volle Deckung!" At least to me, it did at the time...again, in my haste. 3) I cannot think of any other way your quote above can be taken other than condescension. And I'm sorry you feel you have to do that to make yourself feel superior. But a guys gotta do what a guys gotta do to get through this life, right? Any relation to Dr Sheldon Cooper? Never mind. Don't answer that.
  3. Because he said " I don't know what it meant or even what the actual words were in Russian..." Here's your crow.
  4. The first thing that comes to mind for me is "Volle dekung!" ( i hope I spelled that right). Which is German for "full cover!"...I think the equivalent would be "Hit the dirt!" or "get to cover!"(?)
  5. How about a high power FM/AM transmitters? Or VHF/UHF transmitter tower? Something like the 1000' tall towers. Heck, even a cell (mobile phone) tower?
  6. Outfrigginstanding! I like it! That definitely needs to be a flavor item...but not if it is going o slow down release.
  7. panzersaurkrautwerfer, on 21 Jan 2015 - 02:30 AM, said: He is speaking in "Shorthand". I suspect he means : Wire, as in telephone wire, land line or something similar. FM = Frequency Modulation which is anywhere from 76 to 108 MHz, depending on the country. "sat" = Satellite communications HF = High Frequency (more likely VHF = Very High Frequency -> "УКВ" (Ультракороткие волны?) up to 300 Mhz I think. ?
  8. Well, Steve is posting on the forums regularly, now. That is always a good sign.
  9. Im a bit baffled by the A-10's absence too. I would think it would at least be an option for a scenario designers. There has been alot of attention given to it, no doubt. But can you blame the pro A-10 crowd? The Air Force wants to replace it with the F-35! You know...because 150 rounds of cannon ammo is plenty! Not to mention the proven reliability of the F-35! The AF has yet to come up with a good argument to retire the A-10. And right now the AF's new tactic is to make defending the A-10 equivalent to Senators and Congressman keeping bases open in their voting districts even though keeping that base open is not necessary or sound. The only logical argument for the F-35 is to help keep the military industrial complex alive. And I dont think that is a good argument. The ground pounders love the A-10. They love its long loiter time and its ability to bring lots of ordinance and delivery that ordinance close to the troops without getting them killed. It's relatively cheap and to operate and maintain. It is an established airframe and should stay. Now if we can only allow the Kiowa to stay. Apaches are overated for the CAS roll. Keep calm and brrrrrrt!
  10. You might as well go ahead and make this your signature. Thanks for the stories!
  11. All valiant efforts! Thanks sburke, for the link. I think what really cleared it up for me was: "The opposite of a set piece battle is a "meeting engagement." That is when forces collide with each other on the road, and start fighting, without having time to entrench, deploy, etc. Such an action is more like a "brawl" than a real battle. An example was the battle of Lundy's Lane in the War of 1812. A more modern example is the Battle of Kursk (second stage), in which, after initial success, the Germans moved too far east (to extend their gains), and collided with the reinforcing Russian armies. " So something like a Gettysburg or Waterloo, are the only two that I can think of to put it in historical terms (Besides Kursk or Lundy's Lane) But in modern terms a "set piece battle" would be something on the level of an "operation" (Bagration?). Or on a smaller level, a planned assault on a fortification or some well dug in position. But seeing how fast maneuver is a big part of modern warfare I would think that large formations meeting and then setting up to go at each is a thing of the past.
  12. This is good stuff. As US citizen, I am more curious about soldiers and their stories from countries other than my own. Keep 'em coming! Thanks!
  13. Another board member used that term in a post here. I have heard this term used many times and only in reference to historical battles. I know how it is used. I am sure I could use it and make it sound as if I know what I'm talking about, but what does it mean!?!?!?! I also googled it (or binged it...take your pick), with the results showing no definition, but only other uses of it. WTF!?!?! Over.
  14. Yea, my first thought was it will be used when you least expect it (More accurately when I least expect it). I will have played several scenarios never seeing it (editors choice). Then I will play THAT one scenario: It will be used in a non-open terrain or suburban/urban environment, in some keyhole, sniper position, merely 100 meters away from my Bradley/BMP or building full of infantry and BOOM! Thanks Mr Hardenburger!
  15. http://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/row/t-12.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-12_antitank_gun It looks like it is only good for ambush and light armor. The sabot looks like it will barely scratch the paint on the front of any modern MBT (or anything late in the last century). The HEAT round is not much better. The only thing it has going for it is the missile it shoots. I don't see this gun lasting long on the modern battlefield. In the manual it seems to have an abundance of AP rounds. Only regular optics? No laser range finders? I guess that's a plus. No one knows your about to shoot them if they have laser warning system. Better make the shot count. It looks like a poor mans AT weapon.
  16. Interesting anecdotes. I never realized the potential of the Bushmaster. I was a Gun Captain for the Navy version (Sea Snake ) a loooong time ago...I never knew I had that much power in my hands. This has been a fun thread. Keep up the good work. Thanks!
  17. Interesting. They've never bothered me too much. But good to know. Thanks!
  18. "The updated installers address a number of additional issues found after the original release, mostly specific to certain hardware and graphics drivers: -The building entry bug should be fixed. -ATI decal-related lighting issues should be fixed. -Air support should now behave as it used to in CMBN and CMFI. That's not exactly reassuring. Or am I being too pedantic?
  19. Have you been following any of ChrisND's broadcasts on TwitctTV? He has shown a few bits about the new Black Sea title.
  20. You got me all excited for a second there. I thought this was about Game of Thrones.
  21. And Saint Attila raised the Scout up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy Scout, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and large chu...
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