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    Barbarossa

    I disagree. I think what we are seeing is that among all of the CM community there are different groups who are interested in different periods. While one group gets "their" game the other groups continue to lobby for their period. I am an early East Front guy, the earlier the better but '42-'43 is my sweet spot...
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    2019 Reporting For Duty

    They’re going to happen. Trust me.
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    2019 Reporting For Duty

    OK. More work to do...
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    2019 Reporting For Duty

    The SF2 patch came out in January. Are there more SF2 patches?
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    Barbarossa

    To be honest, Kursk itself doesn't interest me. But the early spring (retreat to the Donetz) and late summer (retreat to the Dneiper) of '43 had some great action with evenly matched tank forces - T-34 Model 1942/1943 vs PzKpfw IIIL and PzKpfw IVF2. The IVF2 is essentially the same as the G model, which we already have in BN. And the IIIL is virtually the same as the M which we have in FI. Of course, we already have the T-34 M1942 in FT. So close...
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    Barbarossa

    We are really close for Kursk. Just need some PzKpfw IIIs and maybe earlier IVs. I think we have all of the T-34 models that are required. A small vehicle pack would do it (?). I don't know enough about the earlier infantry formations to say what would be needed.
  7. I have a question for machine gun grogs: what's up with the deploy/packup times? Specifically I have two questions: Why did the deploy times for most MGs were cut in half in the later modules? Why is the deploy time for the Soviet MGs so long? I understand they are on wheels, which presumably is why the packup time is so short, but why then the long setup time? I would have thought the wheels would help with the setup too. Here is a table of the MGs in the game. I skipped the Italians... Machine Gun Module Deploy Pack up M1914 A4 BN 21 14 M1917 A1 BN 21 16 M1917 A1 FI 21 16 M1917 A1 FB 10 16 M1919 A4 FI 21 14 M1919 A4 FB 10 14 M2HB BN 23 21 M2HB FI 23 21 M2HB FB 11 21 Maxim M1910 RT 27 0 SG43 RT 26 0 MG34 FI 20 14 MG34 RT 10 14 MG42 FI 20 14 MG42 RT 10 14 Vickers CF 21 17 Vickers MG 10 17 Vickers GL 10 17
  8. The values I posted are out of the manuals, they are (I think) for regular troops. The lower values for the M2HB (for example) don't mention "half deployed" or not. Can you even do that with a 50 call MG? Here is a table of deploy times for the SG43 based on experience: Conscript 34 Green 29 Regular 26 Veteran 22 Crack 19 Elite 18 The pack up times are all 0. Anyway, my basic question remains - why does it take longer to set up a SG43 than a M2HB? The SG43 is on wheels and pretty much already deployed. The M2HB is much heavier (128 lbs w/ tripod vs 90 lbs on wheels) and in two pieces that need to be put together. Just seems weird to me...
  9. No, I didn't know that but it makes sense. I imagine if they are under fire the values would change a bit...
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    Barbarossa

    Less complaining about game play.
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    Barbarossa

    That's the problem, as far as sales are concerned. I am sure Steve would love for the average gamer to buy CM - and not play it.
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    Barbarossa

    Steve has said on several occasions how much he likes the Eastern Front. But I can't see then doing anything earlier than Kursk, your average gamer doesn't know about anything before that. Except maybe the name of a city on the Volga...
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    You are welcome. Just trying to give back to the community...
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    In case you haven't been checking, the patch is not yet out...
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    Looking for Opponent

    That doesn't sound too bad. @7thGalaxy, still looking for a game? I have all of the WWII content.
  16. '43 would make me happy, as you said shouldn't be too hard. '41 is another thing altogether... This spring we should see all the titles updated to VE day, right? So maybe 2021 for Kursk?
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    Looking for Opponent

    Do you think we could upgrade mid-game?
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    Looking for Opponent

    This might be wise. Unless it doesn't come out for another few months...
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    Weekend Challenge Battle

    Nice little scenario, thanks. I have a quick question for the Soviet grogs out there: Why does the soviet SG43 MMG have a Deploy time of 26 secs and a Packup time of 0 secs? I understand the weapon is on wheels so it should be easy to get going, but wouldn't that obtain, at least partially, for setting up as well? By comparison the M1919A4 30 Cal has a setup time of 21 secs and a packup time of 14 secs. This weapon has a separate tripod that needs to be placed first but the setup time is less than the SG43. What part of this am I missing?
  20. I am not going to not buy the FI stuff, but I am really waiting for RT, specifically early war RT - whenever that happens. I took a look at my orders and the last time I sent Battlefront money was for the CMFI upgrade bundle...back in October of '17. My wallet is very itchy.
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    Still nothing re: refresh monkeying. Only 5 days left in the month though. Won't you join me?
  22. Both in-game and out! I have been waiting for games/modules/packs for almost 20 years. In-game, however, I still make my "move" about 1 minute before I should...
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    Tap, tap, tap. Still nothing...but very soon.
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    Tap, tap, tap..tap...tap.....tap......clunk. Maybe I have started too early.
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