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    Filling the unforgiving minute

    Another one here that has the game but haven't had time to delve in it yet. That is, I started it up once and goofed around with it for about an half our. Than I quit Sure ssems interesting enough to learn to play better! So, untfortunately I'm not really in a position to give tips.
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    AC-130 Spectre

    While I have read some about it, I don't know a whole lot. It is 'funny' to see the that some aspects of humanity didn't really change over all those years.
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    AC-130 Spectre

    Here I corrected that for you ;-). Regarding the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, it's a good point although I was referring to more recent endeavors. Before the Soviets I recall the English had some troubles with Afghanistan as well, although one must go back much further for that. Anyway, I think we (almost) all agree that just throwing money against it doesn't solve any problems. That is, unless you gave it all to me. Than all problems would go away. I promise!
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    AC-130 Spectre

    Emmmmm, no. They'll just demand more money. It might me more prudent to have a more realistic political vision coupled with a realistic military occupation plan before we do the invading part. One thing you'd have to give the Russians is that they have reached their political goals by applying military force (Georgia, Ukraine, Syria). At least more so than the US / West has. Just look at Iraq and Afghanistan, don't even mention Libya. Now about the ethics, that's a different question although one can debate the ethics of what we are achieving, or trying to achieve, in Afghanistan.
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    The state of CMSF2

    Yeah other forums are even worse. I don't really get the thing about people getting worked up about computer games or if a dev. tells a 'customer' something straight in his forum face. Of course there are bad (and good) apples in every category (companies, gamers, dev, etc). Funny anecdote: once had a customer threaten me over the phone because we shut down his websites since he didn't pay the bills. He said he'd come down with a baseball bat and I think he was serious. However he picked the wrong company/person as my reaction was something like 'hell yeah come over I'm waiting for you' (although in Dutch). We actually waited for him, but the coward didn't show up. Can't remember if he payed the bills and get his websites back. Anyway if a customer (or any other person) is reasonable, I threat them reasonable. If they are unreasonable, it's game over. So there are those (at least one but I guess more) that like the honesty in your approach to marketing/pr(opaganda). Especially the fact that you at times do engage in interesting geopolitical / military discussions on the forum, when some 'customers' feel entitled to updates about games. Of course I also am interested in bones about the future, but that doesn't mean I feel entitled to owning your/BF.C time expenditure. This exactly! It's that easy but I guess for some hearing it from the man himself is better/needed, even if it's about a forum post.
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    They meant september of next year!

    I'm not sure whether that's covered in their sales policy though.
  7. Strange, I can upload larger files without problem. max file size is few hundred MB.
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    They meant september of next year!

    Yeah that's a healthy way of looking at things. Accepting stuff is great, greater than Trump can ever accept. Anyhow I try to take things as lightly as possible, especially when it comes to updates to computer games. For the RL parts I like the improvise, adapt and overcome concept. And staying positive, it sure makes the days a lot nicer!
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    They meant september of next year!

    I look for excitement wherever I can get it, although not every thing excites me. It sure would make things easier lol.
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    They meant september of next year!

    Hehe I felt an urge to change the subject back to the sales policy . Now for the life of Brian I don't know why anyone would want to read any sales policy in his off-time. Hell I try to stay away from reading any legal texts professionally, that's what the legal persons are for isn't it?
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    They meant september of next year!

    Now how about that sales policy???
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    They meant september of next year!

    I'm not of that age yet, but I guess you enjoyed those? 😜 In case anyone got their hopes up; sorry I'm straight 😂
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    They meant september of next year!

    Yeah, keeps the doctor away
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    CM Sniper tactics

    True, that's what competent commanders do 😉 (assessing their assets and their capabilities compared to the enemies and then (ab)using those to their advantage. My point is that long range fire requires long range observation. Snipers 'excel' from positions with good LOS over the battlefield. A good LOS position is also a position with good LOS onto it. If there are a couple of BMP-2's aroung, or a T-72 or two, a couple of 30mm or a 125HE are easily expanded on a sniper team. The same goes for other infantry squads, but they don't generally require nice LOS/LOF positions to excel.
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    CM Sniper tactics

    I have had a lot of utility with snipers against the AI. However against human players I would be more cautious as any player can use area fire with heavy weapons upon your sniper position, after they have a hint of it's position.
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    They meant september of next year!

    @Snake726, @sfhand, It seems a romance has developed. Why don't you exchange whatsapp and go from there? 😂
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    More drama in Ukraine--Sea of Azov

    I remember it too. Although any CMBS 'uncons' will probably me more akin to conventional forces compared to the Syrian uncons. Volunteers, 'green man', mercenaries, vacationers; I'd say that even with the CMBS backstory a realistic case can be made for the Russian 'hybrid' warfare incorporating not only formal state combatants.
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    The state of CMSF2

    Something I don't understand is how one thinks that second guessing BF.Cs business decisions is actually productive. Even when ones does have a certain relevant work experience. Without knowing the numbers and other info's, how can you conclude that BFC is relying on a hard core of ageing customers in a competitive marketplace? Sure, we can see that BF.C isn't really expanding their marketing operations. That's a business decision. We know that it is a conscious one given the posts BF has made on this forum. I'm sure the advice/criticism is all good intentions. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Second guessing is always easy. However only someone in the know of the reasoning behind BF.C's business decisions is in a position to really offer productive feedback. I for one don't think it would be a good idea for BF to cocreate their business strategy on this public forum. Concluding; i don't know whether I would make the same decisions as BF.C. But, that's not relevant. If people have a gripe with BF because they expect more communication, that's a fair point to make as a customer. But second guessing their business decisions is in my opinion not productive. When and if someone comes to me at my work. Saying we have to do things differently, without knowing the reasoning behind what we are doing now... Lets just say I won't spend a lot of time on that.
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    Shock Force 2 Beta Showcase Video

    Just some friendly constructive criticism: your post wasn't really a good example of constructive criticism.
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    Artillery advices needed

    Yes when the target tank is stationary and while using 2 or 3 rounds there is a decent chance of immobilization and or KO. I prefer to use them against other, more softer, targets though, since rounds are mostly limited.
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    Artillery advices needed

    . Only unit with laser designators can order fire missions for precision munition. It's a 'point' target with 'intensity: precision' iirc. So they can't be used by spotters without laser designator and AFAIK not in direct fire mode. I haven't used the 120mm mortars in directfire mode anyhow. Not 100% sure if you can't use them as normal rounds. While the 155mm precision rounds are sort of effective against tanks, the 120mm mortar rounds aren't that effective against tanks but are against most not heavy armored vehicles. They are very useful for taking out heavy weapons and or infantry strongpoints and most APC/IFV's
  22. Read the Adam Tooze article mentioned, it does actually address these subjects. My take on it/from it: At the time Turkey would have probably be very eager to cooperate with NATO because of the geopolitical goodwill it creates. I think the relationship between Syria and Turkey was quite good at that time. However given the situation Syria is going down no matter what (so much is clear), might as well be pragmatic about it. Regarding the Kurds, at first Erdogan was friendly with the Kurds, there were some reforms about the Kurdish situatino and a Kurdish minister on his team. That changed after the Kurdish HDP party got 10% of the votes, which was enough to stop him reaching a majority. After that a counter insurgency operation was started, followed up by new elections end the rest is history ;-). So I'd say that Turkey didn't have a lot of reason to attack the Kurds in Syria back in 2008. Than again, opportunities....
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    Combat Mission future

    Good one. Hunt is indeed a great tool. When I get the feeling described by @ncc1701e I try to use it as a reminder for security. Are my flanks and rear secured? Are my moving elements under friendly overwatch? Am I advancing to contact with the smallest element possible? Did I do any recon or do I have any clue about what to expect? Are the big guns pointing at the enemy? Should I deploy smoke or arty? etc. The point where I am usually caught of guard is when I should regroup and reorganize but don't. For example after capturing objective A and going on to objective B. I usually sort of spearhead right out of my previous fighting positions and forget everything until I start to take casualties. I hope for CMx3 they'll be able to smoother the transition between the map and the background. I would also welcome more fidelity on the graphics and audio side of things. And last but not least further improved tacAI.
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    They meant september of next year!

    Like you can rant about ranting, but not directly directed at another ranter. Good rules me thinks!
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