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  1. Combatintman

    RAMADI (Iraq): Mother of All MOUT Maps

    Yeah they should do - the map that the AAR is being fought over is a modified CMSF 1 map that seems to have survived contact from transitioning to CMSF 2 from CMSF 1. You will probably need to revisit the Ramadi map though to take advantage of some of the new terrain types (eg low wire fences, water and bridges which can be clearly seen in the AAR screenies).
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    History accuracy

    That's where I was going with my post as well.
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    Disappointed

    How was the sandwich though?
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    Mouse disappearance

    Do any of you guys have cats? As you can tell, I am an expert in these new-fangled computer matters ... Hope you get it solved through more traditional means involving clever people with sensible advice.
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    CM Community Map?

    My couple of cents/tuppence worth then ... As I said earlier, you seem to be tracking pretty well as you are so I wouldn't stress too much about your ability to make maps. My approach has evolved as most other people's approaches have evolved through experience in the editor and becoming aware of new tools to assist the process but I generally like my mission briefing maps to be Google Earth images or topographical map images. As a result, my default is to try and create a CM map that is compatible with that real world imagery. Inevitably compromises have to be made and other posters have touched on these issues - things like guessing what a place looked like in 1944 in comparison to what a place looks like now or making judgements about what buildings to put down. You've already heard some great tips about looking for handheld imagery/street view to fill in those gaps but ultimately they are not always going to solve the problem and you also have to contend with the building types in the editor. A top imagery analyst tip for looking at overhead imagery is to look at the shadows - they will often tell you more about what is going on than the structures themselves and will certainly give you an idea about the relative heights of buildings. The other imagery analyst trick is to understand what things should look like. When I did my course, we spent time crawling over bridges, power stations, airfields, dockyards etc for this very reason. As an example, it is no good putting down a railway line and chucking a platform next to it and calling the place 'Railway Station' if it doesn't look like one. You've got to consider the size of the village/town that the station is servicing and know train lengths to get the platform lengths right plus a whole bunch of other factors. Ultimately though, your map is just one piece of your scenario jigsaw - I'd have a scenario in mind before you start the map. Good luck with it and keep the questions coming.
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    Iraq War

    You could just wait and see ... the title isn't released yet so nobody really knows what will work and what won't.
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    History accuracy

    Of course you could ... but going back to the 'history accuracy' premise of the OP's first post and your assertions that documents might have been destroyed and reports were issued monthly, it is quite clear that it is pretty difficult to establish the what weapons were available to a particular division on 06 June 1944. I also could go on in relation to the 'history accuracy' theme as follows: What was the distribution of weapons across X Division on 06 June 1944? What was the distribution of weapons across X Division on 07 June 1944? Who was the commander of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on 06 June 1944? Who was the commander of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on 07 June 1944? What was the strength of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on 06 June 1944? What was the strength of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on 07 June 1944? How many rounds by individual ammunition nature did 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division have on 06 June 1944? How many rounds by individual ammunition nature did 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division have on 07 June 1944? What was the experience level of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on 06 June 1944? What was the experience level of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on 07 June 1944? What was the fatigue level of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on 06 June 1944? What was the fatigue level of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on 07 June 1944? What was the leadership rating for the commander of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on a scale of -2 to +2 on 06 June 1944? What was the leadership rating for the commander of 1 Zug/1 Kp/I Abt/1 Regt/X Division on a scale of -2 to +2 on 07 June 1944? Rinse and repeat for every sub-unit in every division both Allied and Axis for every day of the Normandy Campaign. Fill your boots ...
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    History accuracy

    What are the equivalent numbers for 06 June 1944? I'm pretty surprised you are quoting strength figures for May 1944 in a post about accuracy.
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    CM Community Map?

    Tracking well by the looks of it.
  10. I stumbled across this yesterday on a miniatures gaming forum. At first look, it seems pretty easy to use and pretty handy. Linky here: http://contourmapcreator.urgr8.ch/
  11. Good stuff as always Bil - interested in your reasons for omitting discussion of the high ground at the southern end of the map and the river crossings during your terrain analysis.
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    Afrika Korps or Early War?

    The ALN/FLN had a some German leftovers from the 1939-1945 affair which would offer up some modding opportunities. I'm sure you've already read it, but if not Alastair Horne's A Savage War of Peace is a good read.
  13. Being a bit harsh on yourself there mate - you might have lost but I doubt anybody could accuse you of not putting thought into any of your battles. From memory, you had a couple of bad dice rolls in the CMFB AAR which pretty much did you over; however, your analysis, force pick and plan seemed pretty good to me.
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    New forum means...

    Hopefully there will be a ragtag mod for that 'Uncon'
  15. As @sburkesaid, you're hung up on one way of doing things. As I discussed with you early on in this project, the other option is to use US forces, swap in Arabic voices and plead with one of those talented Modder type chaps/chapesses to do a US black uniform Mod and black HMMWV mod.
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