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Armdchair

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  1. Hey, I'm not tech-savvy at all. Been out of the CM scene for awhile - no CMSF for me on my old Mac. I want to get a laptop. I've been looking at HPs; I want to get one that's good for CMSF and for the next couple of years. I've been looking at the following model( can you tell me if it 's good enough for that purpose?): HP Pavilion DV6-1280US 16-Inch Entertainment Laptop Technical Details • AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-87 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 with up to 1 GB dedicated memory • 6 GB DDR2 RAM (2 Dimm) (8 GB Max) • 500GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with LightScribe and Double Layer Support • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition with Service Pack 1 • 16 inch Diagonal High Definition HP LED BrightView Display (1366x768) -------------------------------- thanks in advance
  2. Nox, here's a link to a thread "Help with infantry": http://www.battlefront.com/cgi-bin/bbs/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=30;t=001181
  3. Franko, I hope you or someone else will cover the German counterattack at Anzio, February 16, 1944 up Via Anziate towards the Allied positions of the British 56th Division and the US 45th Division. I've been re-reading "The Rock of Anzio: From Sicily to Dachau: a History of the US 45th Infantry Division" by Flint Whitlock just so I post requests to cover the 45th Division's battles in Italy. </font>
  4. Franko, I hope you or someone else will cover the German counterattack at Anzio, February 16, 1944 up Via Anziate towards the Allied positions of the British 56th Division and the US 45th Division. I've been re-reading "The Rock of Anzio: From Sicily to Dachau: a History of the US 45th Infantry Division" by Flint Whitlock just so I post requests to cover the 45th Division's battles in Italy.
  5. If you want to place wire on a bridge simply place land tiles where you intend to place the bridge, emplace the wire, padlock it, then go back to editor and replace the land tiles with a bridge. You now have a bridge with a barbed wire obstacle.
  6. I opened up my CMBB folder and tried to drag the game icon away from the clutter of various other CMBB-related folders. The game icon disappeared and I am unable to load the game or find the missing icon. If I click on a scenario file, it reads "application file cannot be found". Do I re-install off my disk? do I download the last patch? I'm on a Mac,btw.
  7. [ May 11, 2003, 11:20 PM: Message edited by: Armdchair ]
  8. Rune - thanks for asking for opinions. The briefing and links are informative, educational. Mike -I am not telling anyone to do anything. Rune asked for opinions - I gave him mine. Rune expressed concern people might be offended - I suggested why they might be. Rune will do what he wants to do, so will everyone else. My approval is not required. I am not telling people what they should do or how they should think. I expressed my opinion, others expressed theirs. Considering I was the lone dissenting voice, I’m impressed that everyone was civil and that no one flamed me. Let’s agree to disagree.
  9. What distinguishes the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising from being just any other WWII battle is that it was a battle of extermination. The partisans were trying to resist being exterminated, the Nazis were bent on killing them all, sooner or later. That’s the connection to other historical massacres. Obviously, trying to convince wargamers - on a wargame board - not to play a wargame - is a hopeless cause. I thought people should know why others might find this particular subject in bad taste.
  10. Maybe I’m too close to it. I lost family in Poland in the death camps. I personally knew a Polish Resistance fighter who lost his father and brother in the Katyn Forest massacre and who fought in Poland during the Warsaw uprising. I was a member of this forum when a Neo-Nazi was banned for posting atrocity photos. I hate to imagine some unknown little Nazi punk having his own little ghetto pogrom for kicks. Again-I don’t see any malice from other posters who simply see this as just another war scenario but if no one else was raising any objections I thought I should point out why Rune questioned releasing the scenario at all
  11. It’s in bad taste the same way that a Katyn Forest, Baba Yar, Malmedy, and Dachau scenario would be in bad taste. Why not Andersonville, Wounded Knee, My Lai? Maybe we could do a Dresden scenario - a huge map of flaming city tiles with thousands of German units with “low ammunition” to represent German civilians and tons of Allied fighter-bombers overhead. We could call it “Nazis in Hell”. I’m sure the Germans on this forum would love it. I am not accusing anyone of anything but merely trying to point out that, yes, it is crossing a line that should not be crossed.
  12. Rune, I don't know you but I know you're one of the top designers and well-respected within the CM community so this is not a reflection on you as a person but yes, I think a “Warsaw Ghetto Uprising” scenario is in bad taste. Some people might argue all wargames are, etc but what I find truly disturbing about this particular scenario is the idea of people playing as SS troopers liquidating the Warsaw Ghetto. It borders on creating a concentration camp scenario. What was the fate of the partisans in the Warsaw Ghetto? Think about it. The other bitter irony, of course, is using Russians as Jewish/Polish partisans while it has been asserted that the Red Army deliberately halted to allow the Germans to kill off non-Communist partisan forces. I think the fact that you asked the question tells me that you yourself don’t feel entirely at ease about doing this scenario. Thanks for soliciting opinions on the matter. [ December 04, 2002, 03:37 PM: Message edited by: Armdchair ]
  13. Posted elsewhere: Me and a buddy have been setting up urban QB maps. I noticed that units within factory tiles (even deep within, like 3 tiles) seem to spot and be spotted pretty easily. It's not unlike a big greenhouse with glass walls. Ok, so factories are large fairly open structures. My question is are there any benefits of cover for troops inside factory walls? I haven't found anything in the manual about it.
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