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Narses

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  1. Your right. Guess they never came up in QB for me since I was taking "suggestions." Glad to see I can pick them up.
  2. Just wanted to say I'm loving FI. Like the 120 mortars and wish they were in Normandy. It was a very important weapon for the Wehrmacht (and copied from the Soviets). Also like the radio being carried. Shouldn't there be a battery carried by a team member. Or maybe we need a guy with a hand crank generator ! Perhaps the PzIII N is much overused (Conrath's Counteratk) as Jentz's Vol 2 shows the HG had only 3 such 75L24 models. Also it may be too accurate and effective as the German field reports quoted in Jentz indicate the crews disliked that HEAT rd and said repeated hits (5 or 6) were necessary and the range was only good out to 5 or 600 meters. These reports were all from Russia so its possible the rd was better against the US vehicles.
  3. I'm Windows and had trouble with Gamershell but no trouble with Atomicgamer. Ihad to wait 4 minutes but then it worked fine and I both ran and saved.
  4. OK thanks on that, I'm having the same issue on the patch. Oddly I loaded it and I've been playing for several days (I think since the day released) and suddenly yesterday Norton issued a Trojan alert & Norton attacks the exe FI file. I've not quite figured this one out yet but I'm playing right now without the patch. Guess I might have to call my friends in India but if the exe is excluded from Auto-Protect your saying that does it, correct ?
  5. Here is my tip and I think I miss-typed it last night while in a hurry. Option #1: Click on Norton Security. Go to "Tasks", Go to Security History (note you can search 5 pages). Find the CM exe file that was blocked, click on it and then under the right hand panel marked "Details" you should be able to click on to reverse the block or quarantine. At least this works for me. Option #2: which I used the first time. I called "Support." It was surprisingly very, very good. They simply went in and did all the work for me and set up the CM for me.
  6. I posted the fix not long ago, step by step probably under a subject of Norton, and btw I had no trouble with the patch. If you go into Norton "settings" you can override any blocking.
  7. Good point. If I recall correctly these were mostly present in the original CM games. It was neat to see my infantry throwing them - I think it was the G Ladung at least.
  8. Any possibility a tweak can be made to put Tigers in the Luftwaffe OB for Quick Battles ? Although Tigers in Sicily were a Whermacht unit (2/504) that co sized unit was assigned directly to the "HG."
  9. Eastern Front 1 - OK great news. But start in Jan-Feb 44 with Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket please.
  10. The reason I just did 2 rerinstalls of Win 7 is because I had serious malware issues with Mic Sec Essentials which I'd had for some time. But I'll stick with Norton at least until my contract runs out. I had it with no issues for many years before switching to MSE. I do however appreciate the recommendation for the free system. I guess everyone has their own umbilical cord but this was posted for people having the same problem I was having and the fix couldn't be easier.
  11. I was wondering why this scenario starts with 5 PzIIIN's with the short 75L24. According tp the OB in Jentz's Vol 2 the 2 armor bns of "HG" had 43 Pz III 50L60 and only 3 Pz III N 75L24. It also had 32 Pz IV and a few Pz Bef tanks. The 3rd Bn had 29 Stugs (9 with the Haub). Would be best I think to change those Pz III to maybe 4 with 50's and 1 with the short 75. I also checked Kurowski history of the "HG" but could not find the Px III by model.
  12. As has been said: the CM exe is not deleted but quarantined by Norton. I again had a PC issue that required a reinstall of Win7. So I started reinstalling CMBN, Commonwealth and Italy. Oddly with Norton on I was successful installing CMBN with no blocking by Norton. But then Norton quarantined both the Commonealth module and the Fortress Italy. Here was the easy fix. Pull up Norton. Click on "Settings", go to "Tasks", go to "Security History." Scroll down to your quarantined CM file. Click on it. On the right of screen click on "Restore." The game and module loaded and played. On Italy it did require after loading the license number but the module did not ask for the license. Btw, closing down your Norton firewall for 15" doesn't work to install the games or module at least for me. They wre still quarantined.
  13. Certainly there was infighting over the concept and employment of tank destroyers whose performance was very poor at Kasserine but good at El Guettar but El G was a defensive battle for them ( M3 75GMC and M6) not the attack role planned for them. However after Tunisia the tank destroyer units were being reequipped with the much better M10 tank and that appears as the main reason they did not appear in Sicily but did go into Italy at Salerno.
  14. Once again appreciate all your help. Norton and I finally got connected by phone. They took control of my PC and loaded both the Commonwealth and Fortress Italy. It was excellent service and took maybe 15". I asked for the protocol tp do what the tech did as it was too fast for me to follow. I mentioned that a "help line" said to go into and change the firewall settings but the tech said that was not the issue. The tech then said I should not have this issue with any other games (not sure I believe this) so I'll see soon as I must reinstall my Total War games and Silent Hunter IV or when the next releases are made in this CM series especially Baration44.
  15. Appreciate all the ideas. I'm waiting for tomorrow when Norton tech is suppose to call to tell me how to download what their system is refusing. I've tried to do this thru their firewall but it did not work. I'll see what they say tomorrow and then decide.
  16. Thanks. I guess your right. I've been very reluctant to disable or uninstall because I just recovered from a serious maleware invasion over Microsoft Security Essentials. I am waiting for a call from Norton as it came in yesterday and left a msg. I'll see what they say.
  17. Norton removes the download before it finishes as a MH690A. Tech support says to enter cmfortressitaly.exe. as an exception in Norton. I know how to do this but: 1) I understand from the internet this does not always work. 2) But how can I even do that since I cannot enter the file I must browse for it ? I know I can disable Norton for 15". Is that a good idea. I just switched from Micrsoft Security to Norton because I had a trojan that slipped thru Microsoft.
  18. Glad the Pz III and some Italian stuff made it. Seems the Pz III was in both the "HG" (43 long 50 and 3 short 75) and 6 long 50's in the 15th PzGrd Div.
  19. Oops! My face is red. I thought game was Sicily plus mainland. Hah, I ordered it but would order it in any event as I love the play in CM.
  20. Didn't see the Ferdinand Elefant "SdKfz 184 as a new vehicle. Warum ? These vehicles were rebuilt after Russia to add a hull MG and sent to Italy.
  21. No, not without the stupidity of Hitler declaring war on the USA a few days after Dec 7. Perhaps at some later date as it has already been said that Roosevelt was determined to do it (but needed Congressional OK remember, Congress declares war not the Pres.). Possibly if the US had supplied Britain and the USSR with those large lend-lease items ( recall the Stuarts, Grants, and Shermans to North Africa) the German rage would have resulted in them finally declaring war on the US. Recall the Germans wanted the Japanese to attack Russia in the East to take the pressure off them and it was the Jap Army generally that preferred assisting the Germans but the Navy wanted Indonesia and its oil. Hitler should've held out for a Jap invasion of eastern USSR (despite the drubbing they got there in 1939) or not declared war on the US for no adbantage to Germany.
  22. Perhaps the most decisive event was not a battle but a decision. The decision by Hitler for solidarity with Japan by declaring war on the USA ( not required by their treaty). Would the USA Congress have permitted a declaration vs Germany without a German declaration or provocation. Probably not in 41 or 42, who can say about later. Without the US resources (not just troops but thousands of essential landing craft) there would not have been an invasion of Sicily, Italy or France. Possibly, if the undeclared US had still furnished the Brit 8th Army with the reliable Stuarts, and reliable and upguned Grants and Shermans a stalemate would have taken place in North Africa but no invasion from Morocco into Tunisia. And in Russia again it might have depended on what an undeclared US would do relative to lend lease. Furnishing the Red Army about 500,000 motor vehicles, aviation fuel additives, commo gear, locamotives and much would have slowed down the advances the Red Army could make even after Stalingrad.
  23. Storming the beach is a great start. I would recommend that no bunker's on top a crest ever, instead slightly down on the "military crest." Second, a few water puddles on the beach showing the tide left some sea water. Next no fences but instead poles with mines on top ( Rommel Spargel).
  24. Perhaps this has been mentioned but random QB maps would be nice or add another 20-30 QB maps.
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