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Commanderski

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    Commanderski reacted to Sgt.Squarehead in Fire and Rubble   
    So fekkin feed me! 
     
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    Commanderski reacted to Warts 'n' all in M8 Slew King Tiger at St. Vith   
    The commentator mentions both the Greyhound and the HMC in his preamble. But from that point on when using the name "M8" he clearly means the Greyhound, and obviously knows the difference. Whether the video is accurate isn't for me to say.
    But according to family legend, Kay said to Ike "Give me one tonight". Ike said to Monty "I'm too busy to sort out the Ardennes, you'll have to do it". Monty said to Jorrocks "I'll be buggered if I'm going to send good Anglican boys down there to help out those non-conformist colonials, who have you got to spare?" Jorrocks said to Paddy "Stop the Jerries on the Meause tonight." Paddy said to John Martins, "Give me five Bedford loads of yer'se strongest Guinness, I need to set it alight and roll it down a bone dry hill in the middle of the desert, so that dumb movie goers in ten years time will think that it is how we beat the Gerry in the middle of a Belgian winter". 
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    Commanderski reacted to Andy_101 in Fire and Rubble   
    Is this the new module?
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    Commanderski reacted to Jumpete in Fire and Rubble   
    I'm crossing fingers for a Xmas bone with some news about this module.
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    Commanderski reacted to Aragorn2002 in What's next for the Eastern Front?   
    I know. And yes, we are fortunate to have those guys.  I hope some of them will return after the CMRT module finally sees the light.
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    Commanderski reacted to Freyberg in What makes this module worth buying?   
    Back to the question of what makes this module worth buying...
    I played a lot of Italy back when GL came out - so much that I gave up for quite a while. Now I've been playing Quick Battles with the new interesting forces available, because I like QBs and because I've been too busy at work to have a proper go at the scenarios, which are best played fresh, without mulligans, and carefully.
    There are something like 500 QB maps with FI, GL and RV !!  I feel like the game is brand new. The new forces are really cool - not just the brand new ones; the 1945 British are quite different from the forces in CMBN-Commonwealth, as are the New Zealanders, and I haven't even looked at Canadians and Polish.
    I'm still just toying around with QBs  - I haven't played a single scenario, let alone a campaign, but I'm having lots of fun. The map designers have got the AI to put up a pretty good fight. The one I'm playing at the moment has been a real buzz - a map I'd never got around to before, British against SS, very late '44, played in assault mode, at dawn, with some very intense and surprising little firefights.
    There are things I'd like to see improve in CM, of course, but I get such great value for money from this crazy little game...
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    Commanderski reacted to SFNativeEnigma in Have to get new system--need help to make sure CM games will run!!   
    Oh, I almost forgot. I wanted to respond to the TV vs monitor thing. I have been using my OLED tv as my monitor for the last year and it has been just great. An investment for sure, but my very wise and frugal grandma used to tell me: "Even though you may not have much money it is a true-ism that in order to save money, you must spend money." Meaning that holding off until you have enough to buy quality things will ultimately save money in the long run. She knew of what she spoke.
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    Commanderski reacted to Zveroboy1 in What makes this module worth buying?   
    Adding more stuff to FI and BN sure but there is a pretty big imbalance right now. You have three games with 2-3 modules each and RT, FB and BS have no extra content. It would be nice if battlefront focused on these a bit more instead in my opinion.
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    Commanderski reacted to Attilaforfun in What makes this module worth buying?   
    Or if you display too little concern...
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    Commanderski reacted to danfrodo in What makes this module worth buying?   
    In this holiday season, let us all remember that we are just grown men (mostly men?) playing w little army men and toy tanks.  No one is right or wrong in which army men they want.  
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    Commanderski reacted to Albert DuBalay in CM:BN Screenshot Thread #2   
    Oh my god I think I ran onto something ! ... Dear I am afraid we've found missing Sergent Larry ...
     

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    Commanderski reacted to theforger in Mission to Maas   
    @Bulletpoint Yep, at the moment only one plan but USA reinforcements have variable arrival times which can help or hinder. V2 will include multiple plans, TRP placement already done, building improvements and once complete I'll post on the scenario depot website.Will think about weather/ground condition mix would like to do a snow variant. Was looking for feedback on this version, which you have helpfully provided. I could add more ambush points but I didn't want there to be a bazooka team on every corner. It can build more tension and lead the player into a false sense of security if they are deployed at varying intervals. The aim is to make the final engagements challenging without being impossible, its tough to get the balance right.
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    Commanderski reacted to Bulletpoint in Mission to Maas   
    Don't worry, the offending officer has been demoted and now keeps watch over the Kampfgruppe's prisoners of war. He has been ordered to not let anyone escape. Surely he won't be able to screw up such a simple assignment.
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    Commanderski reacted to theforger in Mission to Maas   
    Awesome screenshots, bringing the scenario to life, couldn't have asked for better.
    On other comments, I will produce a Version 2 in the New Year and the TRP will be moved to avoid Peiper getting angry with some exhausted staff officer.
    And add more interconnecting doors where appropriate. I have made some of the Chateau open plan inside but agree could be more. The reception area of the chateau is one of the buildings you cannot modify unfortunately. And one of the buildings represents a chapel, so I'm not sure there are interconnecting doors but take the point on board. It was quite  tricky getting an acceptable visual representation of the Chateau and Sanitorium.
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    Commanderski reacted to MOS:96B2P in With tanks on the prowl should squads alway be split?   
    Some scenarios may run the risk of becoming a battle of "waypoint" management.  I generally prefer no more than about a company of infantry supported by a few tank platoons (or something similar) that need to be maneuvered by the player.  There are some scenarios where you may have a battalion of infantry on the map with most of the troops on static defense and only about a company actually maneuvering each turn.  That's fine IMO.  I generally prefer to not have to plot waypoints for more than about one company worth of infantry. 
    When I do play scenarios with multiple infantry companies I will sometimes alternate assigning waypoints.  On turn seven I assign waypoints to units moving on the left flank.  Turn eight the center.  Turn nine the right flank.  Turn 10 back to the left flank etc.  Of course any emergency moves must be immediately way-pointed.                  
    I've read AARs where some players seem to enjoy plotting an infantry battalion worth of waypoints almost every turn.  One of the cool things about Combat Mission is the player is able to decide where his personal work/fun ratio is for game play.  
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    Commanderski got a reaction from Myles Keogh in Mission to Maas   
    In the book Snow and Steel it says the majority of the troops were recent conscripts from the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe with most having only 3 - 6 weeks of training and no combat experience. The troops that had combat experience were intermixed with them and in most cases the leaders were of good quality. But as the battle wore on the leaders were killed off as they were always at the front so that left them basically leaderless as things started to bog down. I'm pretty sure that that most if not all the tank crews were pretty experienced.
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    Commanderski got a reaction from Bulletpoint in Mission to Maas   
    In the book Snow and Steel it says the majority of the troops were recent conscripts from the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe with most having only 3 - 6 weeks of training and no combat experience. The troops that had combat experience were intermixed with them and in most cases the leaders were of good quality. But as the battle wore on the leaders were killed off as they were always at the front so that left them basically leaderless as things started to bog down. I'm pretty sure that that most if not all the tank crews were pretty experienced.
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    Commanderski got a reaction from Bil Hardenberger in With tanks on the prowl should squads alway be split?   
    I just started reading this and other articles in the  Battle Drill blog and it's very helpful. Should be required reading for CM players.
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    Commanderski reacted to Macisle in RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread   
    Enemy FT man takes no chit, but does, thankfully, take prisoners.

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    Commanderski reacted to Falaise in first small mod for R2V French troop   
    the mod is now available there
    https://www.thefewgoodmen.com/cm-mod-warehouse/combat-mission-fortress-italy/cmfi-infantry/cmfi-rome-to-victory-french-uniforms/

    thanks to Bootie
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    Commanderski reacted to Falaise in CM:BN Screenshot Thread #2   
    small holes but great damage

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    Commanderski reacted to Macisle in RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread   
    Thanks! Here's one more:
    The last man -  just before his last breath.

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    Commanderski reacted to c3k in Judges' ruling: On gameyness?   
    I find it far simpler just to use a sharpie on the monitor.
     
     
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    Commanderski reacted to umlaut in Why is surrendering still so poorly modelled   
    Here´s a little video illustrating what is the main problem with surrendering - in my opinion:
    A german MG squad is surrendering in the first battle in the South African campaign in CMFI R2V. I then send a squad over "to accept their surrender" - when this happens.
    Bloody treacherous krauts!!
    Luckily this kind of thing happens very seldomly - so I am not very dissatisfied with surrendering in CM.
     
     
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    Commanderski reacted to Albert DuBalay in Kampfgruppe Engel Campaign   
    Kampfgruppe Engle series family photo (Crossing the Dive scenario). It is an old photo dating back to 1944 and only black & white then 😁

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