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  1. oh I apologize then. theres seriously a group of people in every forum online now that are automatically Putin apologists no matter what and the opening shots without fail on anything like this reads almost exactly how your post would. The term whataboutism ( I could be totally wrong ) I originally first heard in regards to how the Soviets and Russians argue with the West.
  2. Thats interesting DerKommissar because I thought the entire point and justification from the SU side was the 'Brezhnev Doctrine' which was that once a state went communist the Soviets would not allow it to 'revert' to something else? Old hat, like I said Putin has gotten them to be very defensive about Stalins image, the image of the SU in general, the KGB, Soviet complicity with the Nazis, really everything. A lot of it tbh Im sure he does just to troll the west and be opposed to the west. I think in the end Putin is very pragmatic. I think all the romanticizing of the SU; and kinda a *wink wink nudge nudge* yay Stalinism as well is just a way for him to play on a very Russian nostalgia for something most the people pining for it havent experienced anyways. The rise of the far right in Germany is worrying, but I still have a good deal of faith that we basically dragged their face in the mud and kicked them around enough and recently enough for it not to be the threat I could see it being in Japan - if you read the Emperors radio adress he makes it sound as if Japan is surrendering to save mankind from US destruction, and we let him sit on the throne the rest of his life. We got really pragmatic about who our new enemies were and our old enemies were. The worrying thing is Ive seen Japanese textbooks. Its very insulting to the Russians and everyone when the US common narrative is WW2 was nonsense then the US came in sorted everyone out and saved the world. But its more or less a harmless narrative vs the aggressors writing in their history book basically nothing about China or Korea, maybe mentioning Pearl Harbor in a vague sentence like we were already at war, and then spending a few chapters on nukes. It seriously reads like Japan was just minding its own business, suddenly was at war for no stated reason and bombed Pearl Harbor in a great feat few other nations have pulled off against the mighty US (huzzah!) and suddenly were terribly firebombed and senselessly nuked for no reason. Shame on the terrible Americans. There is a bit more to it than that, but seriously - the Japanese govt to this day wont just ignore appeals to adress or apologize for issues such as comfort women, no they'll forcefully reject them and deny that it happened. Japan never had its Kohl falling on his knees in front of the Warsaw Holocaust memorial moment or anything like it. (It was Kohl right?)
  3. Even more ironic apparently the DB is registered the first account like I thought!
  4. Im open for anything go ahead and send it! 😃
  5. Not really - the point is made. You're all over me today huh? Trumps thing is this - its obvious he cant shutup and has no filter. if hes thinking about russian and afghanistan and the maids in the room he.ll start yelling at her about it. Hes also infamous for not reading, not knowing history, military, politics, etc. So the real question is - the subject hasnt been on tv or really been in the news, where the hell did this come from and who put this in his head?
  6. And again, thats fine, but actually explaining an argument is better than saying - oh cool, not like the US doesnt do it though. And this is relevant stuff - for example look at the massive shift that happened to German society because of WW2. Imagine if they tried rewriting history - I dont think people would accept them saying 'Well you guys do it too!' People would just be disgusted. So I guess then if I post links to holocaust deniers someone will defend them by saying 'well there are insane Americans so you shouldnt point out how despicable this is'?
  7. Yes but two wrongs dont make a right. Just because our President sucks and is rewriting history doesnt mean people should be ok with it. Its almost like we're seeing so much crazy nonsense we.re getting desensitized to what would be seen as outrageous before.
  8. P.S. I find it equally annoying and disturbing the Japanese are basically doing the same thing with their WW2 history now.
  9. Sort of a whataboutism though isnt it? We all know the US has done this - its also done the opposite and admitted to grievously bad stuff. But why do you feel compelled instead of talking about the subject or President Trumps bizarre rant about it, do you immediately jump on a whataboutism comparison to America? Part of the reason I posted this is because its frankly alarming how under Putin the Russians are steadily rewriting history, rehabilitating people like Stalin to a degree, and denying the facts that are proven - i.e. the SU was really a de facto Nazi ally until the Nazis invaded them and WW2 wouldnt have begun in Poland when it did without complete Soviet complicity.
  10. oooh actually pls sent DB invites to jeffclark1111172@gmail.com
  11. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/04/defying-history-moscow-moves-defend-soviet-war-afghanistan/ http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/trump-defends-soviet-invasion-of-afghanistan-for-some-reason.html Smh
  12. Those 125mm marshmellow fires suck Trained fighters my @$$! You got overrun by COMBATANTS lol! Youre lucky you got that IED wire guy when the battles over and you see those IEDs that coulda gone off you.ll cringe.
  13. Ok well heres my serious reply then - if we wanted a real life replication of uncon artillery in Syria (as history has borne out) they absolutely would have indirect fire. The Viet Minh, VC had it. AQ Iraq, Taliban all have used it. ISIS has used it. Especially rockets to be honest but thats another story and MikeyD tried on that. Usually the fire was prearranged turn one stuff but theres definitely instances of it being "called in" about as effectively as youd think. I mean lets be serious here - Redfor is already at a disadvantage in BS. In SF2 that difference is huge, especially with uncons, why wouldnt you want them to have an ability that really only human players will be able to use right and two isnt outlandish at all and totally plausible? As it is I think its already been proven that the uncons in Syria from the start of their civil war to now have shown how effective and sophisticated they can be at times like the uparmored vbieds, weapons factories, homemade tanks, to the drone attack. Its a matter of factand record that in the Battle of Berlin Soviet soldiers fu*king around bored would prank call random numbers and curse in Russian and startled Germans. If in the BATTLE OF BERLIN there were some landlines still working certainly thered be q chance of the same in anycity Syria 62 years later? Or again runners, cell phone etc? Besides you trumping me utterly on real world experience in spades I didnt sed any actual counter argument as to why itd be impossible or unrealistic or foolish to let uncon spotters either through a C2 network or some radio like mechanic for other spotters n throw a cellphone icon in HQ units inventory or whatever for the fighters. Explain to me how this is totally impossible tjat these fighters that have cell ieds, radio, wire, technicals, heavy crew served weapons, can only do indirect fire (against an enemy who can murderize anything it gets LOS to?) if they can literally shout at the mortar team? I dont buy it.
  14. I reserve my right to use the wrong adjective and remain obstinately obtuse
  15. I think its silly. Sorry but I could see even if they could put a cell phone icon from the cell ied guy in spotter teams and let it function the same as a radio with crappy call ins and response for the mortar because as of now they have to be in vocal communication its really just not worth it, or justified by getting a spotter. Even if you could somehow integrate it into the c2 tree where if they were in command the info could be called in (simulating runners, working landlines in some areas perhaps, other signals) but I dont believe thats possible Ill look into that tomorrow
  16. We ALL know us 'Eastern Front Nuts' are the TRUE chosen wargamers
  17. jclark1111172@gmail.com for a DB invite. Ill play any side. Dont like gamieness - I.E. exploits, or extreme map edge use. we can loosely discuss if we do a QB or whatever. I play realistically - doesnt mean you have to... I say realistically loosely btw =p But scenarios, or qbs whatever. I like reinforced company with support weapons or tanks and arty.. and Ive found +1'ing the map size to battle size is a great way to give yourself maneuver room - battles medium size? large map. small size? medium map.. Ive noticed it makes a huge difference and turns things into not just frontal assaults. My other major thing is I dont like meeting engagements. I will if you insist, but I prefer probes and attacks. Assaults give such a high ratio to attackers that theyre almost guaranteed a win. Probes or attacks still have the attack/defend dynamic but with much closer to parity on forces. IIRC its 1.25:1 probe 1.5:1 atk and 2:1 for assasult. Again though I only have on oppo currently =( so Im very flexible on these 'rules' =D
  18. Yes thank you I had noticed that. I havent been able to check if either vehicle supplies ammo. Thats my other major beef with fighters. Again fine combatants, sparse ammo. But there should be the *option* to have an ammo cache or truck for the fighter uncons with extra ammo and rpgs to simulate well armed insurgents who.ve had time to prepare or whatever. Ammo really becomes a problem otherwise. Its also really bad because to use an analogy - we're the US fighters in Vietnam before they got their guns back - we have no close combat mechanic so I cant even Allah Snackbar suicide attack my men into a shocked enemy hoping for some hand to hand goodness. This would have for example, allowed me to carry the day assaulting Lethafaces strongpoints in the excellent scenario Daraya Tank Raid (Syrian Forces vs Uncons, me as uncons)
  19. Thanks to lethaface Im able to enjoy this new release and would like to get another pbem or two going. I can average a few turns a day usually.
  20. The US avenger was in service in this time frame as well. I mean its something at least. We really should have stinger teams; theyre in BS, been around over 30 years, and I really dont see a situation where NATO doesnt have air superiority and doesnt adress it either. Fine you want a situation where Red Air could be an issue then you.d also likely have assets that NATO would use to at least shoot back. Someone here posted studies from the WW2 era which admittedly is outdated but the Syrian AF is too (not that bad but lol) long story short pilot accuracy when being fired at drops dramatically. So even if its not particularly effective or doesnt shoot down an air asset a stream of tracers would possibly mission kill an aircraft especially ones using dumb munitions. Since the game doesnt model lots of the tanks and other weapons which would just start spraying bullets in the air ( 50 cals, mh3. Whatever ) whether or not it.d be effective is a different story. Still IMO its not that huge of a deal - house rules etc can really smooth any of these problems out and for suspension of disbelief theres always outlier situations. Even say Normandy which was covered with AAA and fighters there was that infamous strafing attack on the Brit beaches. So you.d have the SF2 equivalent in a couple of su24s or whatever breaking through the air coverage and bombing Blueforce
  21. Ah I did not know you could turn one barrage them. However still again - if yiu have cellphone IED guys what would stop anyone using a landlime, or cellphone" pre arranged signal, or whatever. I think having an uncon spotter is silly if we.re not going to have offmap. At the end of the day every other title of every other military gets the option of offmapping their 81s if theyre an on map option AFAIK. I understand almost all other CM forces are nation states but like you mentioned with the rockets or even just being able to select off map fpr the 81mm teams the fighters have.
  22. Uncons get a spotter. I did NOT in the QB menu see any indirect assets though. They do get on map 81mm mortars in fighter squads. I do know uncons in all theaters and in almost every war theyve had arty have used it indirectly. Sometimes terribly, sometimes well, sometimes during battles, sometimes not. I dont think they should get a full menu, but it seems like especially in a country like Syria where the uncons have wire, radio, and cell phone IEDs. technicals, etc. That theyd at least maybe have a $hitty off map light mortar capability. Like 1x 81mm off map that gets call times like Soviet arty in RT and is really only good for preplanned. Thoughts?
  23. The UK fields Brimstones ( upgraded hellfires ) on their apaches. I certainly think itll be a looong time before APS is prevalent enough for me to warrant taking ATGMs off IFVs and despite what sputnik news says Javelins are real and largely fielded. Aps isnt largely fielded and the only proof we have it can KO javs or kinetic rounds is the Russ govts word Ps from what I read on ARRSE the swingfire was just as dangerous to the operator
  24. Well yeah quite. Honestly in CMx2 Ive only seen a real tank geta thru and thru and another get KO.d involved stuarts and hi velocity panther 75s. Of course with m3 H/T and sdkfz 221s you see it quite a bit. I still kinda.. Err Idk I dont know how I feel about that happening with modern armor in modern titles especially composite sandwiched armor... More so bc Im 99% sure the bestthe Syrians would have would be a tungsten sabot round or summat. IIRC the US and Russia only use DU rounds which has been pointed out actually sharpen themselves as they plow through metal - verrry nasty stuff. Edit : seems iim wrong. Id be surprised if the Russians didnt use it but they havent said they have. Only the US/UK have admitted to using DU
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