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  1. Reading the CMSF2 homepage I came upon this post by Steve…. “We've been very happy with the level of support shown for all our CM2 products. Some pay for themselves a little bit better than others, but in the end it works out well for everybody. I think we should put out T-shirts and bumper stickers that say "Have You Hugged a CMBN Player Today?" 😛” ….which made me wonder “Why is there no merchandise?” After seeing many shows, comedy, music etc. most have merchandise for sale, or “merch”. I understand they could a good piece of their income from. So Battlefront, why no t-shirts, coffee mugs, hats, magnets, jackets etc. etc. etc. (Maybe it would help CM players recognize each other on the street.) I for one would load my closets and desktops with all things Combat Mission.
  2. Ted

    New Website status update

    Yes it is a good question, why do I have to log in every time I visit the site?
  3. Found it. Turns out McAfee, which came with the new machine and although not "activated", was still running. I deleted McAfee, installed Norton (my brother already subscribed) and loaded the game via CD and everything worked out fine. Thanks everyone for you help. Cheers 🥂
  4. I thought of that but it is a new clean machine and doesn't have anti-virus software installed yet. Maybe a Microsoft security setting?
  5. My brother bought a new Dell Win10 machine. He is not that computer savvy so I said I would help him setup the combat mission games. We went to his account where I saw he had purchased the CMBN Big Bundle. We downloaded the bundle, extracted it to the down loads folder (and later created a Battlefront folder in My Documents to download to) I ran the install and when at the end of the install, the activation window opens I added the key and it said congratulations everything is activated. So I “launched” the game. And in a blink both the activation exe and the game exe disappeared. I opened Explorer and all the rest of the files, manuals etc. were still in the Documents-Battlefront-Combat Mission Battle for Normandy folder. Just the 2 exe’s were missing. I deleted the game again and reloaded and launched the game from the desktop icon. It open up I clicked on scenarios and saw that the Battle Pack scenarios were not there (we have to download and activate them separately) and in a blink the game was gone and the two shortcuts, Activate and Launch, on the desktop disappeared. My first experience with the Big Bundle, so I don’t know, what am I doing wrong?
  6. Ted

    Mod to remove thunder?

    Of course you could take your thunder on the road
  7. Can you describe the scenarios here?
  8. I'm not sure if this has been mentioned here or is relevant but if you go to "My Account" from the battlefront home page it will show you all your purchases and all the License Keys.
  9. Ok Ian thanks. Maybe what I'll do is take half the original point value and then a quarter for reinforcements. Curious though what formula was used for the 1389 and 959 start points..
  10. I'm thinking of creating a tournament where I create a scenario, choose the base, or On Map, units and then have the two opponents, given a fixed amount of points, choose their own reinforcements. I'm not sure how many points to offer. I get the ratio but looking at a CMFB Probe QB I see the points are 1389 and 959. I wonder where do those numbers come from? Why not just 1400 and 950? There must be some reasoning behind these point amounts.....maybe
  11. OK, I did a test. I setup 15 MkIV's against 5 Sherman 1"s, 5 Sherman V's and 5 Churchill IV's on a flat open large map. The armor of the Churchill's were able to withstand the MkIV's 75's causing several ricochets of the hull. Not so much the turret. Also, instead of being knocked out, the crew after receiving several casualties abandoned the Churchill's. The Sherman's were knocked out before the crew could abandon. The Churchill's 57mm seemed to be equal to the Sherman's 75. In the end there was a lone Churchill left. It may have been because he was out of LOS a lot. (He kept reversing out of trouble)
  12. Looking at a quick battle in CMFI, and while comparing tank battalions I see that the Churchill III and IV are valued at about 280 points each and the Sherman III & V's are only 190 points. (both set to equal parameters, Veteran etc...). Just wondering, do you feel two Churchill's are worth 3 Sherman's in an AT role?
  13. I see the discussion on playing CM on the TV and thought that computer monitors this season are becoming cheaper and cheaper. There is a sale at a local store on a Samsung 28" 4K HD monitor and I was wondering if CM would look any better on an HD monitor. Any thoughts?
  14. Downloaded Update - Ran Activation's - Opened Game - Reset Blind Command Keys and Launched Scenario in less than 15 minutes. I think I'm getting the hang of this upgrade stuff.
  15. ASL is a gateway drug to CM I played SL and ASL for years. I have many modules, many boards many nationalities and the special trays to put them all in. And all gathering dust in the attic. I have to admit that video was giving me the fever to dust it all off and break it our again. There is something, how to say it, rewarding perhaps, about being able to feel and see the counters and all their numerical attack and defense strengths and weaknesses. I liked the tank counters showing the strength of each of three machine guns,hull, coaxial and AA, You saw the speed and knew the distance it could travel and the speed of the rotation of the turret and the chances of breakdown using excessive movement. (My avatar at the Band of Brothers is the Sherman counter.) Then there was the anticipation from both sides as you heard the click of the dice as you shook them in your hand, And of course their was the agony of rolling a 12 and the ecstasy of rolling a snake eyes. Or how about the suspense of pulling out the thread and checking the LOS seeing if you really could see hex to hex or did you waist a first fire. It truly has a completely different feel to ASL from CM. Of course their was the bloody rule book. And you can't play by email. All that being said all I play now is CM