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    SlowMotion reacted to BornGinger in OT Unknown Soldier a Finnish Film   
    The film from 1955, I think, is better than any of the two newer versions of Unknown Soldier.
    The film The Winter War from 1989 is good too. The other films, about the continuation war, are ok and don't have so very much action, except maybe Tali Ihantala.
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    SlowMotion reacted to Xorg_Xalargsky in Game feature I miss   
    What do you mean? The editor already has a Headcount setting that allows you to reduce the strength of a unit.
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    SlowMotion reacted to Mord in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    I tried to interest a guy on Youtube a couple days ago (he had a video about his Marx WWII play set) so I figured hey CM is toy soldiers all the way. Dude pretty much completely ignored the part of the conversation that involved links and info on the game. I was like WTF?! That's right up your alley, man!
    Had another guy tell me he wasn't really interested in CM when I brought it up because the engine was getting old. This statement was posted under his video about the update of John Tiller's Panzer Battles. I didn't even bother to respond after that ironically moronic statement.
    I guess I must be getting old. Earlier today I sat and marveled at the fact I'd just turned a lamp on and it produced light. LOL. I think I got lost in thinking about it for about five minutes. I find being truly thankful for the (seemingly) tiny things enriches your life just as much as something like a new car or a vacation can. There's a quote of mine I have been repeating for about 20 years now: "Give me a brand new Bic mechanical pencil and a clean sheet of paper and I am happy". If you can find joy and contentment in the little things you'll always appreciate what you have and not worry about what you don't.
     
    Mord.
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    SlowMotion reacted to 3j2m7 in Rome to Victory Pre-orders are now open   
    First CMRT Bargation than perhaps CMFB Commonwealth module... I hope !
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    SlowMotion reacted to samuraiman in After the next 2 modules?   
    Would love to see upgrade of CMBS with more unit types.  Is it possible to have bigger maps?  I like huge battalion level engagements with long and short range action, recon, variable terrain, etc...  5K x 4K is big but I'd like to see several K larger.  Also more dust, smoke, and haze.  One can dream.  Great game though.  Thanks, Battlefront.
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    SlowMotion got a reaction from Kaunitz in tank shell flying   
    Here is a video showing how a 76mm tank shell flies to target. Captured with a high speed camera.
    The movement of the shell is not exactly what you might expect.
    https://youtu.be/xpJ8EoGmLuE?t=348
    Later after this experment they shoot water melons with a 152mm gun.
     
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    SlowMotion reacted to sburke in Patches for the 4.0 Upgrades are now available   
    Patch Note - Fixed infantry unrealistically breaking and running from entrenched positions or in buildings when artillery falls on their position.
    There ya go  
    Sorry I just couldn't resist - it's been a long week
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    SlowMotion got a reaction from Sublime in Great Youtube account - Animated Historical Documentaries   
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffCZhWRKiNeirye8kyfC3Q/videos
     
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    SlowMotion got a reaction from John Kettler in Great Youtube account - Animated Historical Documentaries   
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCffCZhWRKiNeirye8kyfC3Q/videos
     
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    SlowMotion reacted to Xorg_Xalargsky in will the be any sequal to CM BS and SF2?   
    Uh, little bit early to be talking about this...

    However, if I recall correctly, it's been said that Black Sea might be the next game to get a module after FI and RT. As for Shock Force 2, it's also been said that it would not be getting post-release content, the title is meant to reflect the amount of work involved in the "modernization" of Shock Force, it's considered a complete package as it is.
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    SlowMotion reacted to Ithikial_AU in Why so little community content?   
    The copy, rotate and paste feature would be a blessing for certain. Always wanted to 'paste' my Carpiquet map to the southern edge of Rocko's 'Canadian Corridor' map. One big map from Juno Beach to Carpiquet Airfield.
    The latter part of your statement can sort of half be done already. Save a copy of the master map and then trim down the edges from the map size bar. Not perfect but you can cut out slices of existing work to expand in another direction or build a scenario on top of.
    Edit: Oh and spend the time on developing AI plans at least for one side. The scenarios that got downloaded the most over at CMMODS back when it had a download counter were those that allowed for SP play.
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    SlowMotion reacted to RepsolCBR in Why so little community content?   
    I know this has been mentioned and discussed 58-ish times before but a little reminder every now and then nerver hurts 😉
    As mentioned above...mapdesign is usually a rather lenthy process. Especially with larger, huge maps. Not only with regards to the elevation but also 'the painting of the terrain'
    I agree that the time-commitment to produce a high quality map is probably one of the reasons for the limited number of scenarios being made. There are ways to improve this though. As mentioned before...
     
    Please BFC give us a copy, rotate, paste feature to the map designer. Combine this with a way to import/export (load/save) designated mapsections.
     
    If we as the mapdesigners could load something like 20, 30 or more different farm complexes,  simular number of small villages, river/stream sections with appropiate vegitation, different kinds of forrest sections, urban sections etc, etc and rotate these as desired, place them on the map and if neccesary edit them further ones in place.
    The time require to design those larger maps would be seriuosly reduced.
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    SlowMotion reacted to Sgt.Squarehead in Why so little community content?   
    This. 
    At least one major scenario, utilising the full capabilities of Engine 4 (& then some) is imminent (courtesy of the mighty @MOS:96B2P).....Testing for that project started on January 30th (for me at least). 
    I've got several projects in the works (including a 2p only one that's very near completion, but which will need thorough testing before release), however all of them are set on large re-jigged CM:SF1 maps which featured fake rivers or seas.....They now have real rivers & seas, but the process of making those changes affects the entire topography of the map (fake rivers and seas can have multiple elevations, real ones can't).  It's amazing how much time it can take just to restore the general lie of the land (on maps of over 6Km2), let alone adding in all the new terrain types and flavour objects.
     
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    SlowMotion reacted to DerKommissar in Bradley armor protection level   
    The game does a very good job of simulating ERA. If you look at the model, you will see the ERA bricks gone due to the hit. It's a life saver -- provided the enemy hits you in the right spots.
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    SlowMotion got a reaction from General Jack Ripper in Bradley armor protection level   
    When CMSF2 was released I played one of the demo scenarios as Syrians. I remember hitting AI controlled Bradley several times with a RPG and wondering why I couldn't destroy it.
    It seems this was modeled correctly in the game, reactive armor was the magic behind this:
     
    https://youtu.be/VYtM0WuiWS0?t=159   ( 2:39 - 3:04)
     
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    SlowMotion reacted to IanL in recon data from helicopter strikes   
    Air missions no not provide intel of any kind to the caller or anyone else. Well other than smoke plumes they might generate by scoring hits on enemy vehicles.
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    SlowMotion got a reaction from Sandokan in recon data from helicopter strikes   
    One thing I have been wondering: would it be unrealistic if your units got some basic intelligence data from helicopters when helicopters are doing an air strike to some area where your units do not have line of sight?  I mean situations like when your own units are located on one side of a hill, the helo air strike happens to the other side of the hill that your units can't see. If helicopters can target enemy units there couldn't they share something about what they see on the other side of the hill?   Like "3 tanks and some infantry". And this would add enemy symbols to the map, the same way as when recon drones fly over some area.
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    SlowMotion got a reaction from ncc1701e in recon data from helicopter strikes   
    One thing I have been wondering: would it be unrealistic if your units got some basic intelligence data from helicopters when helicopters are doing an air strike to some area where your units do not have line of sight?  I mean situations like when your own units are located on one side of a hill, the helo air strike happens to the other side of the hill that your units can't see. If helicopters can target enemy units there couldn't they share something about what they see on the other side of the hill?   Like "3 tanks and some infantry". And this would add enemy symbols to the map, the same way as when recon drones fly over some area.
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    SlowMotion reacted to Michael Emrys in tank shell flying   
    By coincidence I came across this last night. 
     This is not the process I had reference to in my earlier post, but I still found it interesting and informative and relevant to this thread.
    Michael
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    SlowMotion reacted to benpark in tank shell flying   
    "...the way they went about filming it was rather ingenious. Instead of trying to film it with a single high speed cine camera, they used a series of still cameras set up along the trajectory of the shot and then edited all those photos into one continuous movie lasting several seconds."
    Eadweard Muybridge was doing a version of this exact thing, starting in 1872. It would not have been fast enough for a shell in flight of course (there are birds!), but it is what got us there, by doing exactly the aforementioned method. That film was slow in terms of relative sensitivity to light versus what was even available in the 1940's. This resulting set of consecutively made still images would later be able to be viewed with a zoopraxiscope- which is in essence a flip-book method of pre-cinema motion.
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    SlowMotion reacted to Michael Emrys in tank shell flying   
    Quite a few years ago I was watching a documentary on slo-mo technology when they showed something that really got my attention. It was a film of a 17pdr shot in flight and the way they went about filming it was rather ingenious. Instead of trying to film it with a single high speed cine camera, they used a series of still cameras set up along the trajectory of the shot and then edited all those photos into one continuous movie lasting several seconds. The thing that struck me was how dramatically the shot wobbled in flight. It was well known that the APDS round had poor accuracy, and here was the reason before my very eyes. Eventually the discarding sabot separation problem was solved yielding today's DS rounds tack driving accuracy. I notice that the 76mm round in the linked film wobbles a little too, but nothing like as much as the 17pdr I saw.
    Michael
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    SlowMotion reacted to Sgt.Squarehead in tank shell flying   
    Dammit, so my proposal for defensive Melon Modules will probably fall on deaf ears at DARPA. 
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    SlowMotion reacted to Combatintman in 2019 Reporting For Duty   
    Napoleon and Hitler spring to mind 
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    SlowMotion reacted to John Kettler in The 'Never Say You've Seen It All' Thread   
    How flight line ordnance mishaps occur.  

    All right, it's obviously a stunt, for those are WW II era 250 lb bombs (really, casings), and we use nothing like them today on our planes. 
    Regards,
    John Kettler
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    SlowMotion reacted to Wicky in Rafael's idea of future armored vehicles   
    1989 accidental autonomous Mig-23 cost Kremlin $685,000 in compensation after it killed a Belgian resident.
     
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