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StellarRat

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  1. Any idea what they're going to call said upgrade?? I really don't like "code thingy". :-)
  2. Wasn't there supposed to be some kind of add on we could buy to give CM:BN all the new features that were added for Italy and CommonWealth? Are we waiting for a finalized set of WW II modules?
  3. It's a light machinegun for all intents and purposes, but if you don't believe that have a look at the Marine qualifications for an M-60 or SAW. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/3-22-68/c04.htm Looks to me like at 600 m at least one round per burst hits a man sized target. It's hard to decipher, but that's how I read it.
  4. I'm going to disagree with you. They are area weapons, but they are more deadly than any rifle (except perhaps a sniper rifle) when aimed carefully. Bi-pod mounted and with a good long range round they are very accurate. All my reading indicates that a MG gunner that has time to aim carefully is very deadly. I assume that the gunner in case, has time since he is not suppressed. I remember in Audie Murphy's book, "To Hell and Back" that his BAR gunner specialized in shooting Germans in the gut. That indicates to me that MG's are very accurate since he was able to pick even the body part to shoot.
  5. I think John K. has a point. If artillery were so overwhelming WW I would have been over right away and Iwo Jima would just have been a mopping up operation for the Marines. It seems to me that the big casualties caused by artillery are caused when the enemy is retreating or they're caught by surprise in the open (assembling, on the march, etc...) One also has to keep in mind that during WW II and even now artillery is not exactly safe to be calling in when the enemy is within small arms range. Errors of hundreds of yards are possible.
  6. My car is electric. I don't cuss. I just figure I've moved into the 21st century.
  7. Make sure to use the least number of troops possible to find the enemy. Once you've found them set MGs and any other heavy weapons as far back as you while maintaining LOF then open up with everything and try to pin them while flanking other other troops. Taking a woods is very bloody. Its like a continuous house to house battle. One to one casualties probably is doing pretty well. If you have any mortars even 60mm they will be greatly helpful.
  8. Far bolder and less planned operations have succeeded in the past. The Trojan Horse and the crossing of the Delaware come to mind. As always there is LUCK and SKILL in all military campaigns. So, YES, it did have a chance to succeed IMO.
  9. I always thought of analysis and deciding what to do with raw intelligence as part of "Intel". But perhaps you could also think if it as poor command decision making. Choosing what intel to ignore or believe has ruined many a plan and in some cases even started wars.
  10. Getting back to Market Garden. It had a chance, but bad intel about what was in the Arhem area and as others pointed out the lack of speed by southern force doomed it. Had either of these worked out it could have succeeded. Very unMonty like to have proposed such a bold and risky operation.
  11. WTF! How long has this been in the works? I knew nothing about this!
  12. They're pretty useless on the offense. The only time that's ever worked for me is when enemy was far away and I managed to drag some 57mms just far enough over a slope to engage some tanks that were already under air attack. Five guns survived long enough to knock two tanks.
  13. The best way to "hide" an AT gun is to keyhole it so the LOF is very narrow. If you position it so it has wide field of fire you are also making vulnerable to spotting/counterfire from all over the map. The only time I'd do That is when the gun has a such substantial accuracy advantage like an 88 on a hilltop way back fromthe battlefield.
  14. Maybe my "readings" took that into account in their numbers. Admittedly its been a very long time since I've read a lot about WW II.
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