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    Wicky got a reaction from Bubba883XL in Getting into more complex builds. Is it worth it?   
    Missed one
     

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    Wicky reacted to Vergeltungswaffe in The Pak44   
    Just need an E-75 or an E-100 mounting one of those...
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    Wicky got a reaction from Bulletpoint in New patches are now available for all Game Engine 4 titles except......   
    CMBN
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    v4.03 PATCH NOTES
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    AI
    * Soldiers are more likely to hold their ground and shelter in place when suppressed in defensible terrain (building, hedgerow, etc), rather than engage in evasive behavior
    TO&E AND FORMATIONS
    * Fixed missing Firefly crews from Canadian and Polish battalions with 5 troops
    ART AND MODELS
    * Replaced some weapon 2D textures and/or 3D models with improved versions ported from Combat Mission: Final Blitzkrieg
    BUG FIXES
    * FIXED: Soldiers on upper building floors would inappropriately react to suppression from enemy fire
    * FIXED: Infantry under fire seek cover in the direction of the fire (further adjustments from last patch)
    * FIXED: Infantry pathing bug caused by adjusting a distant waypoint
    * FIXED: High Explosive shells needed to be less effective when impacting in soft terrain (such as mud)
     
    CMFB
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    v2.03 PATCH NOTES
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    AI
    * Soldiers are more likely to hold their ground and shelter in place when suppressed in defensible terrain (building, hedgerow, etc), rather than engage in evasive behavior
    ART AND MODELS
    * Fixed some visual glitches on the M3A1 halftrack and M8 HMC
    BUG FIXES
    * FIXED: Soldiers on upper building floors would inappropriately react to suppression from enemy fire
    * FIXED: Infantry under fire seek cover in the direction of the fire (further adjustments from last patch)
    * FIXED: Incorrect soldier entrance point location on an independent building
     
    CMFI
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    v2.11 PATCH NOTES
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    AI
    * Soldiers are more likely to hold their ground and shelter in place when suppressed in defensible terrain (building, hedgerow, etc), rather than engage in evasive behavior
    TO&E AND FORMATIONS
    * M24 Chaffee is now available in Quick Battles beginning February 1945 by purchasing the Light Tank Company
    * StuH 42 is now available at all proper times as an independent vehicle purchase
    * French soldiers now have a chance to carry the M1892 revolver or M1935A pistol instead of the M1911
    * Fixed some discrepencies in appearence options for German troops
    * Adjustments to the crew counts of the Stuart V Recce and Sherman Kangaroo
    * Removed vehicles that were available for Quick Battle purchase in Infantry Only battles
    * Found the missing British and Polish motor infantry battalion command staff: the officers had gotten lost again
    * Fixed missing Firefly crews from Canadian and Polish battalions with 5 troops
    ART AND MODELS
    * Corrected placement of French rifle grenade
    * Corrected the size of the following weapons: M1917 rifle, Carcano rifle, FN 24/29 LMG
    * Corrected some visual glitches for the M5, M5A1, and M9A1 halftracks
    * Marder II gunner is now facing the proper direction: forward!
    * Fixed Sikh greatcoat texture mapping to face
    INTERFACE
    * Added some missing UI elements for nations introduced in Rome to Victory
    AUDIO
    * Resolved issues with voices for nationalities introduced in Rome to Victory.
    BUG FIXES
    * FIXED: Soldiers on upper building floors would inappropriately react to suppression from enemy fire
    * FIXED: Infantry under fire seek cover in the direction of the fire
    * FIXED: Under certain circumstances, building debris would float above the ground
    * FIXED: In certain situations, French soldier helmets would disappear when viewed from a great distance
    * FIXED: T32 infantry gun's projectile and tracer appearing from wrong location (not the barrel)
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    Wicky got a reaction from Warts 'n' all in CM Battle for Normandy v4.03 patch has been released   
    The Iceni were getting twitchy but all's happy in the garden.
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    Wicky got a reaction from Warts 'n' all in CM Battle for Normandy v4.03 patch has been released   
    All working fine at my end - tested in Roadblock scenario with hedgerows. Thanks for the patch/s.
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    Wicky got a reaction from JulianJ in Guided Tour of WW2 related sites in Holland   
    A quick tour of Rotterdam. Arnhem and US graveyard by Dutch biker lass Itchyboots 
     
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    Wicky reacted to 37mm in Invisible tank destroyed   
    The intervening tank is in a ditch... the first shot penetrates this "suspected tank" (its not truly invisible as there is an icon there) & then hits the visible tank in the hull (presumably the result of a shot aimed low).
    The second shot hits the visible tank in the turret (presumably the result of a shot aimed high).
    The tank in the ditch has a lower profile & is more easily concealed by foilage, dust etc...despite this concealment the tank in the ditch has no real cover from the low first shot.
    There is absolutely no issue with this sequence of events.
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    Wicky reacted to AlanSA in Shall try to start an unofficial screenshots thread?   
    Excellent thanks. Always interesting to see how other players tackled a scenario once you yourself have completed it. 
     
    In this case rather depressing given how few casualties you suffered in comparison to my effort. Although in my defence it was only my 3rd CMFI scenario.
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    Wicky reacted to Pete Wenman in German Sherman   
    I did this for the 251/9 used at Chenuax, but gave up when trying to get the crew into US uniforms. 
     

     
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    Wicky reacted to Pete Wenman in Tank Gun Damage   
    I'm not seeing a gun barrel penetrated in this pic. I'm seeing a damaged muzzle brake that would likely not prevent the gun from firing. 
     
    Really - you'd be happy to fire a 90mm high explosive projectile down a barrel that is that badly damaged, and potentially partially blocked. I was never a tanker, but if that had ever happened to my rifle I sure as hell would not have fired another round. Guns and their associated mountings and recoil systems are pieces of high precision engineering, with very small tolerances. If these are exceeded, due to damage or other external factors, they stop working as designed and that is inherently dangerous given the amounts of energy at play.
      P
     
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    Wicky got a reaction from Holien in Guided Tour of WW2 related sites in Holland   
    A quick tour of Rotterdam. Arnhem and US graveyard by Dutch biker lass Itchyboots 
     
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    Wicky got a reaction from gnarly in Infantry Targets in Training Campaign fires back!   
    Your pixeltroopen have gained self-awareneness and don't take kindly to be shot at with impunity and are now fighting back....

    Bomb the bejesus out of the ring leaders to quell the revolt before it's too late...
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    Wicky got a reaction from Warts 'n' all in Gun Crew Won’t Unhide   
    As above guncrew does seems in a weird lay low loop - only way to get them up and going was to give them a target fire order within their visibility range i.e 5m or so then they jumped out of their fugue and traversed the aim of the gun ( triedto keep ahead of them not allowing them to actually fire just in case the HE caused self inflicted casualties at such close range)
    Once that was achieved they would accept additional commands again as fast as I could give em in real time. And cooly took out a pesky Sherman.

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    Wicky reacted to Lethaface in NEW WIN 10 MACHINE INSTALL PROBLEMS   
    @Erwin, fwiw didn't have any problems installing any of the cmx2 games on my win10 machine a while ago, nor with windows defender and afaik I haven't setup any exclusions. I also have two disks, on is fast SSD with windows and some games on it. Other is large SATA disk. I guess the main difference is that I'm an 'IT guy' myself 🙂
    One question: why do you install the games in on C:\sims\? I used to do that as well long time ago, but programs are supposed to be installed in the \program files directory and since windows has been more active with security and permissions, that could be one explanation: some sort of under the hood permission violation. 
    It's a shot in the dark, but you could just try installing in the usual directory to see if that gives a different result. 
     
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    Wicky got a reaction from CharlieMike24 in is this the hedgrow bug v4????   
    That looks like the reaction to HE bug in 3.0 but 4.0 fixed that, however that introduced the hedgerow bug...
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    Wicky reacted to pkanarki in M2 Canister Round--Shot Impact Zone   
    Yet another mindblowing example of russian greatness. 
    According to my private sources within the former kgb(behind triple vpn, 1024 bit military grade x encryption, i still use the same licence from my retirement from the NSA, just for keeping contacts etc), Stalin much preferred the Arisaka over the Mosin. 
     
    Best regards
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    Wicky reacted to General Jack Ripper in Road to Montebourg Walkthrough Videos   
    "The violence of action is to our advantage."
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    Wicky reacted to Bud Backer in Once Upon a Time on the Western Front   
    It’s time to resume this little project and bring it to conclusion. This likely would have been continued not long after my last post were it not for a small disaster with backups of my source files before I wiped my computer for an OS upgrade. I lost all the turns, and since my opponent chose the map and could not remember which one he used, it was a serious challenge to resume.
    Quite a bit of painstaking work went into picking this up again. I went through every map I have for CMBN and could not find the one used for this battle. Let me tell you that going through the 800+ map files is a lot of work. Days of work. It struck me then that he might have used a scenario instead of a QB map, and modified it. After more endless hours, I found it. 
    Then the work began of modifying the map, and of reconstructing the situation as it was when I stopped this story. Which brings me to today. 

    The past few days I’ve been working on the comic, and have several panels completed. Before posting them I thought I’d bring people up to speed on what’s going on here. 
    Those of you who recall the characters from my first CAAR, The Battle of La Ferme Dupont, may remember some of the characters that survived that little fracas. This story takes place some weeks later, taking cue from the last page of the aforementioned CAAR, and tells the tale of Sergeant Hirsch in the later days of the Falaise pocket retreat.
     
    Hirsch is a lieutenant now, and his platoon was assigned the task of fording a river and then flanking defenders of a bridge held by US paratroopers. The bridge is vital for the German withdrawal before the noose is tied shut around Falaise. You can see the general info in this map:

     
    The platoon has successfully crossed the ford and cleared Hill 141 of US infantry, including a mortar team that has been harassing the main German attack at the bridge. Hirsch has to move through an apple orchard and then reach the hamlet and has very limited time do do so.
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    Wicky reacted to rocketman in THE PANDEMIC CHAT ROOM   
    Steve, you might already know this if you study Sweden closely but others might not. One reason for our approach to the pandemic is not only by design, but one of necessity. Freedom of moving around may not be restricted in peacetime by law which is part of our constitution. So a declaration of a state of emergency would still not result in people being arrested for violating it. So they use strong recommendations in the hope that people will follow them. Most do. Some don't. And sure, mistakes have been made, primarily a failure to protect nursing homes and long term care facilities. In a way I think it is almost futile to compare countries in the search for "who has handled the crisis the best" or "which strategy works best". I one wants to isolate that factor/variable, there are a myriad of other factors/variables that differentiate countries from each other, and that are dynamic over time - that comparisons are never on equal terms. Furthermore, looking at daily new cases is simply a factor of how much testing is done. We lag behind and has so far mostly tested within the health care sector. In my mind the best way to measure what is going on is to compare number of daily deaths with the seasonal average, like in the WaPo article linked above in an earlier post. In Sweden the public number of deaths are (as far as possible) both in-hospital and out of hospital deaths, something many countries/regions don't. We try to validate the estimated number of Covid-19 related deaths in this fashion and it is pretty accurate. But in the end, the final evaluation of how countries have dealt with this will probably have to wait for a couple of years. And even as tragic as number of deaths are, there a many adverse effects of the pandemic that will take a heavy toll on us all. My biggest fear now is that health care workers can't go on working in these conditions much longer and start to burn out, get depressed, suffer PTSD and such. And when the health care system fails I sure hope there is a vaccine to save us.
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    Wicky got a reaction from Sublime in THE PANDEMIC CHAT ROOM   
    The Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming also was only a few days ago speaking on the BBC denying Huhan China was the source and pointing the finger at the French as the source of the infection.
    He also denies there are no camps in Xinjiang holding Uighurs despite all the evidence to the contrary.
    Also what was interesting was how quickly it spread from China to Iran suggesting close contacts between the two esp the Iranian higher ups who came down with Covid-19 in quick sucession.
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    Wicky got a reaction from General Jack Ripper in THE PANDEMIC CHAT ROOM   
    The Chinese Ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming also was only a few days ago speaking on the BBC denying Huhan China was the source and pointing the finger at the French as the source of the infection.
    He also denies there are no camps in Xinjiang holding Uighurs despite all the evidence to the contrary.
    Also what was interesting was how quickly it spread from China to Iran suggesting close contacts between the two esp the Iranian higher ups who came down with Covid-19 in quick sucession.
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    Wicky reacted to General Jack Ripper in Road to Montebourg Walkthrough Videos   
    This one kicks off very quickly.
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    Wicky reacted to roadiemullet in THE PANDEMIC CHAT ROOM   
    Hey all, 
    Came to check up on this forum on the off chance that my fantasy Combat Mission: OPLAN 5029 was going to be announced and we'd finally get to see the PLA in action in this series.
    I don't normally post here, I *think* my last post was about 9-10 years ago, but after reading through this thread and seeing some strong opinions and predictions about China, I thought I'd throw in my two cents, as Americans like to say.
    I've lived in China for 8 years, speak Mandarin up to HSK level 4-5, and work in manufacturing. I've sat through this whole COVID-19 epidemic, since it first broke here and then spread across the world.
    Some of the perceptions about the government here and how they go about their business are pretty laughable, and some are on point, but mostly everyone is viewing society here totally through a western lens, though that's hardly limited to this forum.
     
    There seems to be a perception that
    1. The virus killed far more people here than is being admitted, even orders of magnitude greater, and that its being covered up to prevent some sort of mass revolt.
    2. Society here just needs 'a kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down'; that once the economy goes belly up, there will be some sort of mass revolt.
    3. The evil CPC will do absolutely anything to maintain that grip on power, including the mass murder of their own citizens.
    4. People are suppressed and given the chance, they will overthrow the tyrannical regime and install a flourishing democracy.
    5. My favourite - China has a long view on geopolitics - LOL.
     
    The virus could wreck the economy here - there are already warning signs. I've been inundated with offers from factories who have bought PPE manufacturing equipment en masse in a desperate attempt to stay afloat. One insole manufacturer I know has totally collapsed and is relying completely on manufacturing KN95 masks, but due to the recent horror stories of faulty equipment creating yet another gaffe for China, as of two weeks ago only those suppliers on a whitelist can export items marked as medical supplies, regardless of whether or not their factory has all of the ISO standards, FDA registration, EU CE certification, etc. Everyone is scrambling to get on the list. 
    China has a mountain of unregulated 'black' financial institutions, massive SME debt, and the situation looks grim to say the least. I read a news article here that had the People's Bank of China warning there is a small chance of depression. That's big news, when they admit something like that, it means the risk is pretty real.
    The virus news broke just before the spring festival, which if you don't know is THE major holiday for Chinese and results in the largest human migration in the world every January/February. I was heading up to my wife's family in another city when the news was breaking. While I was there the nationwide lockdown came into place, though for different provinces the rules were slightly different.
    Many people in the west seem to think that because China has a huge population and an untrustworthy Government, then by default they simply must have been ravaged and are lying about it. 
    Firstly, the virus did affect an area with a large population - the city of Wuhan in Hubei province. Hubei itself has a population about the same as the UK. But it didn't appear everywhere at once, infecting droves of people. It appeared in one place and was noticed by local doctors. China's healthcare system is pretty turd in many ways compared to the west, but its not total rubbish (unless you are talking about traditional chinese medicine, but thats a rant for another day). We all know the story about the doctors that were arrested and accused of spreading rumours on social media. To understand this you have to step back and not straw man every action taken as indicative of the evil government. They were not silenced by the ruling elite, but rather the local police station/government who were following the rules laid out. Pretty stupid and draconian rules obviously, but from their point of view its the same as the rules Captain Crozier apparently broke leading to his dismissal.
    Once the actual realisation came through that the doctors were right, action was taken pretty rapidly, though not as fast as we now know could have been taken. Did the government deliberately withhold info from the WHO and the West, allowing the virus to spread so their evil plan could be hatched? Probably not. More likely they didn't realise the scale this was going to be and so nuking their own economy by locking down the country was probably not what came to mind when they had 50 or so people with some weird new type of flu.
    When they did fire the pistol though, they did it properly. Remember that this is not the first time that they have had an epidemic, even within the last 20 years. The leading Doctor, the 'hero' of SARS, Zhong Nan Shan, quickly came on TV telling the public and government what to do. Everything was shut down. Existing checkpoints at the entrances to residential areas and roads where manned with people checking everyones temperature. Contact tracing was heavily utilised so that everyone who came into contact with an infected person was contacted and tested. Did China use armed force to suppress people? Yes, but no more than American Police use armed force to suppress rule breakers every day. 
    They got on top of things pretty quickly. Are the numbers accurate? Lmao of course not, but mostly for many of the same reasons numbers in good-guy western countries are not accurate. Of course, there IS the possibility that scores more people died, and there are hints here on social media that the numbers are higher - one truck driver admitting in a local news street-interview he'd been delivering about 3000 urns a day for two weeks to a local crematorium in preparation for the Qing Ming festival (the annual festival for honouring the dead). This awkward gaffe was quickly wiped off of Weibo, the Chinese social media platform, but not before millions saw it. Where the masses enraged, demanding the overthrow of the tyrannical regime? No. Most people shrugged it off as pretty normal - of course the official figures are inaccurate.
     
    This is quickly turning into a huge post that most people won't bother reading so I'll leave it here for now and if anyone has any questions, they can ask in the forum, and I'll respond.
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