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    IMHO got a reaction from Freyberg in Keeping Drones Alive   
    ***SPOILERS***
    To be honest it's been a quite while since I played it so I may miss some specifics by now. As far as I remember the only real thorn in the flesh was T-90AM that overwatches the bridges. Both roads to the bridges are too obvious and possible overwatch positions are too enticing so I didn't take them at the start. But that was the first time I met T-90AM and I was too used to Russian tanks having poor situational awareness. So I lost half a squad to T-90's thermals ūüė≠ Sudden onrush of tank reinforcements in the big town was unexpected but since I'm very careful when clearing towns with infantry it was a mere surprise rather than a real threat. The sequence I took was big town in the bottom right corner first, then coming back to you starting position and from that going to the town in the top left corner. I don't remember what route I took to the last town in the top right corner - just recall it was uneventful. Looking at the map again what I'd pay attention is first, I'd have a lot of infantry overwatch in all the woods in the center before moving your armor from your starting location to the top left town. And moving to the last town I'd take fords rather than go through the bridges. Bridges look dangerous to me with plenty of sweet overwatch positions. Other than that it looks like however meticulous but pretty straightforward town clearing with the infantry.
    Please don't use spoilers in your reply, Cry Havoc was one of the most enjoyable scenarios I had and now I've forgotten it enough to have another go at it
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    IMHO got a reaction from BarendJanNL in Multi-domain battle: Future doctrine for combined-arms   
    @exsonic01, and can you explain in short the difference between multi-domain and good ol' combined arms? And how it should be reflected in company-level armor/infantry CMxx?
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    IMHO reacted to MikeyD in Multi-domain battle: Future doctrine for combined-arms   
    That glorified Powerpoint presentation reminds me of Pentagon presentations from the 1990s touting 'force multiplier' integrated technology advances, exotic systems still under development that worked-as-advertised perhaps 25%(?) of the time.
    Most of the stuff (vaguely) mentioned in that presentation isn't applicable to CM scale. If a supply network is disrupted or an ammo depot hit 200 km away that will only show up on the tactical battlefield as reduced ammo and fewer tanks. If battlefield comms is interrupted that's CMBS's ECM setting (that few people touch because its annoying to play). I'm reminded of players who wanted Panther D's low mechanical reliability modeled in WWII. Well, that's modeled in those scenarios where Panther D isn't present. Because it had broken down 100km back a few days ago, outside the scope of the game.
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    IMHO got a reaction from IanL in eGPU   
    @Battlefront.com, Steve, thanks for the clarifications!
    @Albert DuBalay,
    1. I'd be careful with what to expect from big investments into hardware. If you plan to buy eGPU solely for CM then your money will buy more fun if invested in more CM tites. I can compare CM on MacBook Air with integrated Intel graphics at 1440x900, same at 2560x1440, Win7 box with dual NV GTX 690 at 2560x1440 with 4GB VRAM and a Win10 laptop with NV1070 at 1920x1080 with 8Gb VRAM. There's a noticeable difference on MacOS when jumping from 1440x900 to 2560x1440 but the latter is really pushing meagre Air capabilities way way over the limit. And though somewhat slow the game still plays decently at this resolution. There's obviously a difference between MacOs and both Windows machines but there's absolutely no difference between dual GTX 690 and 1070 even though there's a gap of many generations between them.
    2. This friend of mine who bought MacBook Pro + eGPU is kind of unhappy with the investment. Not all the games are playable and those that do offer say half the bang that can be expected from fast NV graphics. We were upgrading at more or less the same time - I preferred a MacBook Air for casual use (cheap) and another Win/NV1070 one (expensive back then) for gaming-on-the-go. He bought an expensive MacBook Pro with Radeon and an eGPU box with expensive NV graphics. The verdict is the former is better. If, say, you have a top MacBook Pro then, most probably, you won't see much difference with eGPU. CM titles are really well optimized for relatively slow hardware.
     
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    IMHO got a reaction from IanL in How do you advance over open terrain?   
    @IanL, thanks for the info! Interesting!
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    IMHO got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in ATGMs (and RPGs) an order of magnitude too powerful   
    Absolutely correct. AFAIK RL range for PG-7VR is more like 100-150m - the grenade is certainly too heavy for its rocket motor.
    Just a little correction to the terminology. RPG-7xx has no penetration in itself - it's the name of the "tube". The difference in penetration are in rounds - PG-7V, -7VL, -7VR. RPG is Handheld Antitank Grenade launcher, PG is Antitank Grenade, TBG is Thermobaric Grenade, OG is Fragmentation Grenade. If we take RPG-7, RPG-7V1 and RPG-7V2 then the first will have iron sights and the other two - somewhat different optical sights capable of handling PG-7VR and TBG. Hope I'm not much of a nit picker
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    IMHO got a reaction from IanL in Is The BTR-4 The Most Insanely Over Armed Vehicle Ever?   
    BTR-4 has way better situational awareness than BMPs - even BMP-3. BMPs stand no chance against BTR-4 in close encounters.
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    IMHO got a reaction from ThePhantom in Drunken shotgun Mk19   
    I posted DoD guidelines on actual Mk19 accuracy. Clearly CMSF2/CMBS Mk19 is waaaaaay off mark when compared to real life.
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    IMHO got a reaction from Bulletpoint in Afghanistan Papers: "We were devoid of a fundamental understanding of Afghanistan"   
    Can be Kosovo, Libya, Syria, you name it...
    Article https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/afghanistan-war-confidential-documents/
    117 raw interview transcripts https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/afghanistan-papers/documents-database/
    Additional comments by the interviewees: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/responses-from-people-featured-in-the-afghanistan-papers/2019/12/08/086864aa-0bed-11ea-97ac-a7ccc8dd1ebc_story.html
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    IMHO got a reaction from Howler in Drunken shotgun Mk19   
    I posted DoD guidelines on actual Mk19 accuracy. Clearly CMSF2/CMBS Mk19 is waaaaaay off mark when compared to real life.
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    IMHO got a reaction from IanL in Recent combat vids from Ukraine   
    There will be no victory for RUS to claim however it ends up. The grand aim of RUS to sway UKR pro-Western choice is unattainable. And if it ends up with Ze "building a wall" around L/DNR then the latter will be a huge drain on an already weak RUS budget.
    And the wall around L/DNR is not a loss for UKR. The grand aim of UKR to bring L/DNR back on its terms is unattainable as well. If L/DNR is back then there's no fast track to the West - there need to be a national compromise.
    https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/12/06/ukraine-better-without-donbass-costly-reconstruction-pro-russia-west/
    Oversimplified and one-sided to a great extent, IMO, but to the point in many ways.
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    IMHO got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Thinking about buying this game, but have questions   
    The game is worth the candle million times. If you prefer the modern settings then the choice is between CMSF2 and CMBS. Comparing the two - CMBS has significantly fewer TacAI "irregularities", read it your pixeltruppen will be dying of their own stupidity not so often. Yet they will be - even Americans before you learn to understand TacAI logic. f you're into playing well balanced missions then the amount of content for CMBS is drastically lower. If you plan to play PvP or PvE in Quick Battles then you've got years worth of maps in CMBS. Just remember the engine is left all to itself in Quick Battles so do not expect a military genius. If have a preference for a game nation or some specific vehicles then you'd better put up with how they're represented in the game unless you play Americans. Americans are uber soldiers in the game and there's no way anything is about to be changed about the rest. Particularly Ukrainian side is the weakest yet even Ukrainians are quite playable you just need to achieve a total over-match in firepower and the number of eyeballs observing the battlefield. The things about BTR-4 and Oplot you mentioned are very very minor to the overall gameplay. You'll see way more significant limitations in the engine. Again irrespective of what I've said the game is absolutely way ahead of its competition.
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    IMHO got a reaction from MOS:96B2P in Leader seat in BMP-3 and BRM-3K   
    Stumbled upon a strange irregularity in taking up Ldr seat in BMP-3 and BRM-3K. If one uses a three-men team to man BMP-3 then after some hacking around one can force one of the three men to occupy the TC seat in normal BMP-3 but there's no way to do the same in BRM-3K. One man of the first three-men team will become an idle passenger in BRM-3K and only if one loads another team in BRM-3K then one of men of this other team will take up the TC seat. Very inconvenient - if one wants more battle awareness then one needs to waste another team.
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    IMHO reacted to kinophile in Urban Fighting discussion (RL) "The jungle is Neutral"   
    https://tnsr.org/2019/10/the-city-is-neutral-on-urban-warfare-in-the-21st-century/
    Interesting look that varies from the trope of "western armies will find future urban warfare extra hard". 
    Been gone for ages, quick dip back into the pool
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    IMHO got a reaction from Panzerpanic in Drunken shotgun Mk19   
    I posted DoD guidelines on actual Mk19 accuracy. Clearly CMSF2/CMBS Mk19 is waaaaaay off mark when compared to real life.
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    IMHO got a reaction from Boche in Drunken shotgun Mk19   
    I posted DoD guidelines on actual Mk19 accuracy. Clearly CMSF2/CMBS Mk19 is waaaaaay off mark when compared to real life.
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    IMHO reacted to Haiduk in T-84 APS   
    The technolodgy of light version of Zaslon - Zaslon-L sold to Turkey. They already implemented it in own APS system Pulat AKS by Aselsan for M60A3 Sabra
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    IMHO reacted to Haiduk in T-84 APS   
    This is photo from Thailand army parade. Varta system is present. Formally, this is slightly improved Shtora - it has more wide spectre range.

     
    T-84 index no more in use. BM Oplot for Ukraine, BM Oplot-T for Thailand. T-84 relates only for 10 tanks produced in 2001. Five of them now in service, one - in military academy, four sold to USA. Pakistan's T-80UD partially are "hybrides" between this model and T-84.
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    IMHO got a reaction from IanL in Ukrainian Side is Seriously Underpowered   
    Do you have a reference/proof? Sorry just find it hard to believe in 20mm RHA penetration for 7.62  Don't have the data for SLAPs but for full caliber cartridges 7.62 packs almost six times less energy than .50BMG.
    Update: Sorry posted at the very moment you provided the data for 5.56. Yeah, if 5.56 can defeat 12mm of 300HB I guess 7.62 can go through 20mm. Thanks for the very interesting information!
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    IMHO got a reaction from Armorgunner in Ukrainian Side is Seriously Underpowered   
    Do you have a reference/proof? Sorry just find it hard to believe in 20mm RHA penetration for 7.62  Don't have the data for SLAPs but for full caliber cartridges 7.62 packs almost six times less energy than .50BMG.
    Update: Sorry posted at the very moment you provided the data for 5.56. Yeah, if 5.56 can defeat 12mm of 300HB I guess 7.62 can go through 20mm. Thanks for the very interesting information!
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    IMHO got a reaction from Sandokan in Gran HE   
    Guided mortar round. You need a forward observer with laser designator to paint the target.
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    IMHO got a reaction from IanL in Gran HE   
    Guided mortar round. You need a forward observer with laser designator to paint the target.
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    IMHO got a reaction from zmoney in Gran HE   
    Guided mortar round. You need a forward observer with laser designator to paint the target.
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    IMHO got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Stupendous ammo dump explosion at Krasnoyarsk   
    Hezbollah came to rule in Lebanon through a solid win in democratic parliamentary elections though it looks like I'm arguing with "Stars and Stripes" editorial
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    IMHO got a reaction from MikeyD in Stupendous ammo dump explosion at Krasnoyarsk   
    Hezbollah came to rule in Lebanon through a solid win in democratic parliamentary elections though it looks like I'm arguing with "Stars and Stripes" editorial
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