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Fieldmarshall

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  1. So...with CMAK and CMBB out there, does anyone else still play CMBO? I know I do, I will never sell that original gem of a game, nor will I stop playing it. I think CMAK is going to get as much play as CMBO though, with CMBB getting the occasional play w/ my favorite scenarios. Second question, I've suddenly gotten the urge to read up on North Africa, it being the front I know least about--any good books regarding campaigns and the like? regards, N [ December 05, 2003, 03:21 AM: Message edited by: Fieldmarshall ]
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    CMAK...Thats Great, but what about a new CMBO?

    No, I haven't been reading the board lately, and I appologize if this has been brought up already. quite a bit would be lacking from CMAK. I'm talking about A NEW GAME, a new CMBO... [ November 01, 2003, 01:12 PM: Message edited by: Fieldmarshall ]
  3. I'm looking forward to CMAK, but I'd really really like a new, updated CMBO...does that look likely? Would that possibly be BFCs next project? Because I really can't play CMBO anymore compared to CMBB, and i really love France 1944/Germany 1945. Is a new CMBO on the horizon?
  4. Hey all, I need some playtesting done for a new scenario. The force makeup is as follows: Hungarian Mechanized Soviet Infantry January 1945 Hungary --Operation Konrad Here is the General Briefing...please email or post and I require feedback on balance on the map and the briefing. Thanks! ------------------ Title: The Last Blitzkrieg Type: Axis Probe (Semi-Historical) Year: January 8, 1945 Location: South Eastern Hungary, North of Lake Balaton Weather/TOD: Light Snow/Blizzard/Mid-Day --------- By Niles "Fieldmarshall" Hirschi Special Thanks To All The Playtestors: --------- Scenario Background: Operation Konrad has already begun to bog on it's 5th day. The German's are meeting stiff Russian resistence in the hills and valleys that they must fight through to reach the Danube. The III. Pz Corps is meeting stiff resistence in the south and the delay is giving the Russians time to re-group and counter attack. It is believed that the first counter attack will come from fresh Russian troops funneled from Osi, on the southern flank of the pincer. In order to secure the southern flank, all conduits from Osi and other towns must be severed in order to prevent a Russian counter attack that would repulse our offensive in the sector. Hungarian reserves (Elements from the I. Kav Corps) were assigned to help 'stopgap' and secure the southern flank of the already stalling southern pincer of "Operation Konrad (I)" --------- Historical Background: Budapest was a trump card that would help the Germans carry out their new, and very ambitious plans in the Balkans. The Germans planned an offensive that would force the Russians to fight for the western bank of the Danube and recapture Budapest. The IV. SS Panzer Corps was transferred from the Polish front to Hungary for that very purpose. The IV. SS Panzer Corps consisted of two crack SS Panzer divisions: The 5. SS 'Wiking' and the 3. SS 'Totenkopf' Panzer divisions. The day after IV. SS Panzer Corps. was transferred to Hungary, Kampfgruppe Dorr (SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment 9 'Germania' commanded by Obersturmbannfuehrer Hans Dorr) were also transferred to Hungary to help bolster German lines and increase morale among the ambivelent soldiers. They were transferred to Hungary to spearhead Hitler's newest offensive on the eastern front: Operation Konrad. The offensive was to be launched on the same day as Operation Nordwind in Alsace-Lorraine. The "Konrad I" was a two pincer offensive. The III. Panzer Corps. spearheaded the southern Pincer while the IV. Pz Corps spearheaded the Northern pincer. The Northern pincer made great progress initially while the southern almost immediately bogged down. Though the Russians were scrapping the barrel for supplies, they attrited the Germans enough to slow down their advance through the hilly Gerecse and Pilis heights. The Red Army mined and fortified what few good roads existed and fought fiercely for every inch of ground. Fifteen days after the offensive was launched, it bogged down and was halted. The Germans attempted a "Konrad II" which would be an additional pincer that would break through the lines and allow the offensive to continue. "Konrad II" failed and the Germans never reached the banks of the Danube again. After the failure of the two 'Konrad' operations Germany again prepared an offensive against the Russians. Hitler would again attempt an offensive in Hungary, but this time to recapture precious fuel reserves. The operation 'Fruhlingserwachen' (Spring Awakening) was even less successful than its prelude 'Operation Konrad'. (sorry about the choppiness but thats what happens when you paste things.) [ August 26, 2003, 05:22 AM: Message edited by: Fieldmarshall ]
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    CM Web Community in disarray?

    Oh, Don't get me wrong. I Commend the work that our community leaders do on their websites. Its fantastic! I mean, the new websites are great and so are the old ones. I'm just asking the community, if the falling number of "BIG" sites is contributing to the falling amount of scenarios and scenario quality.
  6. Hey guys, Well, call it nostalgia, but I've been going back to a lot of my old, favorite CM sites to download some of my favorite old mods for CM:BO to bring the game back up to par on my new computer. After hours of work I gave up and downloaded CMMOS (yes I'm behind the times) anyway, within CMMOS I found everything I was looking for. BUT, what has happened to all of our favorite sites? The sites may still be there, like Last Defense but many of the links are dead. CM outpost doesn't have any mods these days and CMHQ doesn't have much on individual mods, most of the links are dead. It seems like you HAVE to convert to CMMOS. I really miss the old days when the CM community was at its peak. There were a dozen awesome sites with daily traffic and everyday I'd go to Combat Missions and send in a new scenario. Now, I'm sure youre asking what does this have to do with CMBB? Well, I remember back in the day, I used to make a bunch of Scenarios for CM:BO and after about a year I got pretty darn good at it. I think it was the vast and thriving community that downloaded those scenarios that encouraged me to make them. Now with CM:BB and only one original big scenario website still standing...I have only made one submitted scenario for CM:BB vs. my dozen CM:BO ones. Granted I have one other CM:BB one ready for submission to the depot, I just haven't gotten around to it. Anyway, in conclusion, how many here think that the lack of interactive and popular sites (i.e. Combat Missions) has affected the quality and quantity of 3rd party scenarios? Granted, I will probably be making a ton of scenarios involving the Hungarians soon considering they are my favorite ´╗┐belligerent on the eastern front ( I just bought The Royal Hungarian Army 1920-1945) and it has so much information on Hungarian operations that I have a limitless source for future scenarios. But besides that, I still don't feel the same when I make a new scenario anymore. The fun doesn't seem to be there? Does anybody agree with me? [ August 22, 2003, 05:21 AM: Message edited by: Fieldmarshall ]
  7. Hey guys, I'm looking for Magua's old Normandy Subdued Trees. I really can't find a place anywhere to download them. Everyone seems to have gone belly up. Could someone please help. I'm also looking for Magua's OLD building mods. Not the ones with the normandy pack, but the first ones he did. If someone could give me a link so I could download them...it would be much appreciated.
  8. OH bugger, now every Joe six pack and johnny lunch pale will be flooding our precious board with hootenanny about how bloody bad the graphics are and how great RTSs are and which cheerleaders on the football team are "hot". Humbug to the masses. But seriously...I do have issues with retail. Mass marketing means more demand for better graphics and less realism. I am afraid the games of the future will be aimed more at the proles than at the hard core wargamer...which is something I seriously do not want. [ April 22, 2003, 10:14 PM: Message edited by: Fieldmarshall ]
  9. Hi gang, I have just completed a scenario that I spent over three weeks tinkering with. It'd be great if I could get some outsiders who will be kind enough to give me detailed, ahem DETAILED suggestions, thoughts and like on this scenario. Fictional, April 1945...German token force vs. Russian Armored column, takes place in a dense and shelled section of a larger town. So far its been lots of fun. Third party suggestions are always helpful before I send this off to the depot. So email me or post if you wanna try her out and then send me your thoughts. Thank you much. Regards, FM
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    Are planes way too effective?

    The tank buster version was used in North Africa quite a bit.
  11. Impressive list! Very good work. Cucumbers is referring the Germans Feldgrau uniforms that were fairly green throughout the war. Cucumbers=Germans. The French called the Germans String beans. so..its not al that strange.
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    Best books on WW II inside.

    Thats the very first one I ordered..
  13. The website below has some of the most obscure resources I have seen. They are absolutely brilliant. I have ordered just a few but they are great. The link is in the last battles in the east section, but there is a section finder a little bit down the page. Check it out here [ October 20, 2002, 03:56 PM: Message edited by: Fieldmarshall ]
  14. The Russians took Budapest in January of '45, in February the Germans launched operation Konrad which had many Hungarian reserves. Hungarians fought more for Hungary than Germany in the last days of the war, and I don't think all of Hungary was every conquered by the Russians, just Budapest. Because Operation Spring Awakening (Lake Balaton Offensive) in March of 1945 included many Hungarian units and was meant to re-capture Budapest. Like Konrad it failed..but none the less..I don't think ALL of Hungary was ever captured by the commies.
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    Major Bug in CM:BB

    Well, I fired up a QB and when I saw the setup there was a ton of water on the map edge, and three of the tanks were just setup on the water..sitting there..are they holy tanks? Also, when tanks or other AFVs approach troops they just keep on going through the troops..in CMBO the troops would go around the tanks..now we just see the tanks plowing through the troops. On occasion the AFV will stop and waite for the troops..but more often than not the AFV just keeps on going. will the above be fixed at all?
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