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  1. Army Calls For Increased Body Armor For Troops In Syria Regrets Having To Tell Nation About Syrian War This Way The word is out.
  2. I seem to recall a movie on Bruneval. There are three scenarios at TSD on the raid. I played one of them... maybe Thorne's. It was fun. Bruneval By: FREDROCK1957, Best Played As: Allies vs. AI Bruneval radar By: LARRY THORNE, Best Played As: Allies vs. AI Bruneval Raid By: VON_LUCKE, Best Played As: Two Player
  3. "Sahara" is one of mine. Plays out like the movie. Works for either side, but I suggest playing as the Germans. You can find it over at The Scenario Depot. I've seen at least one based on Kelly's Heros. In Europe, I believe the movie was called "Kelly's Gold." (I did a very quick search at TSD... did not see it.) Speaking of war movies... could not believe was I saw on the tube earlier tonight. The movie is "Battle of El Alamein" made in 1968. Foreign, maybe Italian since it is from the Italian perspective, at least the 10 minutes I saw. The Italians are bracing for a British attack; defending with their two small caliber AT guns. What's this I see??? The British are riding in to the attack in Vietnam-era armored personnel carriers! Dropping the back hatch and dismounting the infantry. MG's raking the Italian trenches. The attack was beaten back with the Italian AT guns. Most incredible. :eek:
  4. This is an old Google Earth photo. This may be clearer than the the current view... unless they have updated in recently.
  5. Over at The Proving Grounds web site, I uploaded a zip file containing 4 maps for the Fortress of Brest Litovsk set on the eve of Operation Barbarossa. I was working on this several years ago when CM Campaigns was announced (2005?). I was invited to join the CMC scenario design team and used this map as the basis for my campaign that would have been called "Barbarossa Begins." It would have featured the assault on the fortress and the exploitation of Guderian's forces up to the original Polish/Russian frontier. The zip file contains four maps. One is a maximum sized "battle" (something like 3k by 4k... the max size allowed) map that covers the entire fortress and surrounding area. This was still a work in progress, but most of the armaments of the fortress have been set with some inventive use of armored units and pillboxes. The map is an accurate 75% scale. The others maps are cut down to the 2 km x 2km size that would have been standard for CMC. These feature the north and south parts of the fortress while still at the 75% scale. These are set as "operations." I'm not really interested in putting in the effort needed to make what would be a great fight on these maps. I post these maps here on TPG for other designers to use them if they wish. All I ask is for credit as the map designer. If you are truly serious about working on a scenario to completion, I would be willing to share research information. You can probably find enough through a quick internet search. In addition to this set up maps, I also have a handful of other maps for the campaign that would make good battles. One was based on one of the first armor vs armor clashes along the exploitation route (I believe near Poddubno). No T-34s. Another would have been the German vanguard's encounter along the original 1939 Polish/Russian border with the stripped down frontier fortifications. The Germans were held up here for a few days near Slutzk. Also, made a map for the city of Brest Litovsk itself. These are CM maps... not the CMC maps. There are some more in my photo album... feel free to browse, it is all CM stuff. You can contact me through TPG mail or at ZAPMC --at-- MSN.COM
  6. Terrific visual quality. Nice crispness. Otherwise, absolutely no context. Just a bunch of random 5 second clips strung together.
  7. Bannon DC

    MP Huge Scenario?

    So it is CMAK Scenarios you are looking for. I can recommend one of my own which is probably "huge" by CM standards, but not "To the Volga"-huge. Historical, set in Italy in the last days of the war: Medicina-Yoicks Tally Ho! 2P http://the-scenario-depot.com/scenario_details.html?command=search&db=scenarios.db&eqskudatarq=812 Commonwealth mechanized force must attack Medicina (moderate sized town) on the fly. Map is large allowing realistic engagement ranges and manuever. Probably more difficult for the Allied player. Scenario discussion thread has some good satellite photos of the area. Good luck if you decide to play it. There is a solo version if any else is interested. Bannon
  8. Bannon DC

    Improving the look of CM Normandy

    You're right. It is sooooo unrealistic. German had a much bigger nose prior to WW2.
  9. I was sure there had to be a long lost scenario out there somewhere... it lends itself to CM easily. I did place a crater that represented the well, but I could not find the dehydration toggle. I tried to avoid letting the AI flank the position by creating some cliff terrain to funnel them toward the Allied position. Seems to work. Yes, there is also a scene with the Germans running away during a failed attack and their are multiple similtaneous shell blasts in their ranks... that tank has a very quick rate of fire!
  10. Sahara, starring Humphrey Bogart Based on the 1943 movie “Sahara.” A U.S. tank crew (M3 Grant) and their commander (Sgt. Joe Gunn, played by Humphrey Bogart) are separated from the main force as it is thrown into retreat. Alone, they make their way through the desert and accumulate an unlikely force of stragglers… an assortment of Commonwealth soldiers (a few Brits, an Australian, and a Free French soldier with the nickname “Frenchy”), a Sudanese soldier and his cooperative Italian prisoner. They even manage to shot down a German fighter and take the arrogant Nazi pilot prisoner. Short on water, they make their way toward a known watering hole that turns out to be dry. With the Sudanese’s help, their only hope is to trek deeper into the desert to Bir Acroma, site of an ancient oasis with only a slight possibility that the well will still have water this time of year. Also in search of water and following the tank’s tracks is an Afrika Korp infantry regiment led by Major von Schletow (really a reduced battalion in this scenario). At forlorn Bir Acroma, the gallant allies, one tank and less than 10 men, decide to make a stand and hope to delay the Germans until a dispatched soldier can return with reinforcements. Little do the Germans know but the allies are bluffing; the well at Bir Acroma offers little more than a trickle of water. Refusing Sgt. Gunn’s bargain to offer “water for guns,” von Schletow launches a series of frontal attacks. This is a wartime Hollywood release, so you will have to suspend your disbelief. Why are American tank crews fighting in the Egyptian desert in June or July 1942 in the first place? (To “gain some experience” is how it is explained in the movie.) Why wouldn’t the Germans try to flank the allied position? Wouldn’t an infantry regiment have some artillery… at least more than a few light mortars? So, be advised that is designed to play out like the movie. Therefore, note the “fictional” rating. This is purely “just for fun.” Enjoy. For movie details, see Sahara (1943) on the International Movie Database web site (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036323/). This is a corny, wartime movie, but I still watch it when it pops up on TV from time-to-time. The movie is still widely available, so I won’t spoil the ending for you, but you can probably guess that Boggie and the Allies wins. http://www.the-scenario-depot.com/scenario_details.html?command=search&db=scenarios.db&eqskudatarq=1001
  11. Sahara, starring Humphrey Bogart Based on the 1943 movie “Sahara.” A U.S. tank crew (M3 Grant) and their commander (Sgt. Joe Gunn, played by Humphrey Bogart) are separated from the main force as it is thrown into retreat. Alone, they make their way through the desert and accumulate an unlikely force of stragglers… an assortment of Commonwealth soldiers (a few Brits, an Australian, and a Free French soldier with the nickname “Frenchy”), a Sudanese soldier and his cooperative Italian prisoner. They even manage to shot down a German fighter and take the arrogant Nazi pilot prisoner. Short on water, they make their way toward a known watering hole that turns out to be dry. With the Sudanese’s help, their only hope is to trek deeper into the desert to Bir Acroma, site of an ancient oasis with only a slight possibility that the well will still have water this time of year. Also in search of water and following the tank’s tracks is an Afrika Korp infantry regiment led by Major von Schletow (really a reduced battalion in this scenario). At forlorn Bir Acroma, the gallant allies, one tank and less than 10 men, decide to make a stand and hope to delay the Germans until a dispatched soldier can return with reinforcements. Little do the Germans know but the allies are bluffing; the well at Bir Acroma offers little more than a trickle of water. Refusing Sgt. Gunn’s bargain to offer “water for guns,” von Schletow launches a series of frontal attacks. This is a wartime Hollywood release, so you will have to suspend your disbelief. Why are American tank crews fighting in the Egyptian desert in June or July 1942 in the first place? (To “gain some experience” is how it is explained in the movie.) Why wouldn’t the Germans try to flank the allied position? Wouldn’t an infantry regiment have some artillery… at least more than a few light mortars? So, be advised that is designed to play out like the movie. Therefore, note the “fictional” rating. This is purely “just for fun.” Enjoy. For movie details, see Sahara (1943) on the International Movie Database web site (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036323/). This is a corny, wartime movie, but I still watch it when it pops up on TV from time-to-time. The movie is still widely available, so I won’t spoil the ending for you, but you can probably guess that Boggie and the Allies wins. http://www.the-scenario-depot.com/scenario_details.html?command=search&db=scenarios.db&eqskudatarq=1001
  12. The "mad minute" were people fire at every rock, shrub, and sniper or griper hiding in a tree. Maybe we DO need a separate sub-forum for that! That happened to a guy I knew in college... or maybe it was his tailpipe stuck in a pecker... any way, it was still good for a laugh.
  13. Yeah, it is kind of funny. Since I am one who chose to pass on CM:SF for one reason or another, I don't frequent these threads much. I must say that the overall demeanor here is certainly lacking. Tsk, tsk. You guys have been sharing the same bunker way too long. For a game that hasn't been "officially" announced yet, there sure is a lot of discussion about it and prompt attention from the developers. Thanks for that, it is appreciated.
  14. Bannon DC

    Oh the fun we could have had!

    Yes, correct. That is the original scenario I was working on as CMC was announced. I sliced and diced and remade the map a few times. If I was going to complete that scenario, I woudl use one of the 2x2 maps I converted it into (north and south portions). As is, you would need about 2 battalions to attack it, and that would be thinning out the units. :eek: I did have a lot of fun blowing the crap out of the fortress in some tests. I used over a dozen spotters and that seemed like a light bombardment.
  15. Bannon DC

    Oh the fun we could have had!

    Sergie -- thanks for fixing above screen shots. Here is the other image I botched. Satellite view of the fortress from old Google image. The current image on Google Earth is slightly obscured by cloads but they have updated more of the area with crisper images.
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