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    Combatintman got a reaction from George MC in Poor editing of mission briefings   
    Could've been though … 🙂 - cracked those German rank spellings yet mate?
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    Combatintman got a reaction from 37mm in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    And if you want the other side of the story ...
    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1372714
    https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/
     
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    Combatintman got a reaction from LukeFF in Ammo for Tanks?   
    I'm vaguely familiar with that concept yes ...
     
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    Combatintman got a reaction from ncc1701e in Heaven & Earth - "Open Beta"   
    Brilliant mate - I'll finish my two scenarios by the end of March to keep my promise - exceptional leadership on your part to both start this project and bring it to fruition and this would be nothing without the contribution of the modders who have done a simply stunning job.  Bloody well done mate and everybody else out there who put the hard yards in.
    Africa next … you know it makes sense … 😉
     
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Warts 'n' all in Jagdpanthers vs Churchills!   
    Pint of mild for under ten bob … I understand the nostalgia … 😉
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    Combatintman got a reaction from 37mm in Heaven & Earth - "Open Beta"   
    Brilliant mate - I'll finish my two scenarios by the end of March to keep my promise - exceptional leadership on your part to both start this project and bring it to fruition and this would be nothing without the contribution of the modders who have done a simply stunning job.  Bloody well done mate and everybody else out there who put the hard yards in.
    Africa next … you know it makes sense … 😉
     
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    Combatintman got a reaction from George MC in RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread   
    Hero of the Soviet Union gongs all round for that tank crew.
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Commanderski in RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread   
    Hero of the Soviet Union gongs all round for that tank crew.
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    Combatintman got a reaction from JulianJ in Designing own scenario for Kurds   
    It is at the front end of the editor in the Data Section right at the bottom 'Force versus Force' - select Red vs Red when you want to pick Red forces for both sides.  If you want to pick Blue force elements for one side go back to that screen and change it to Blue vs Red or if you want Blue equipment for both sides pick Blue vs Blue.  Once you've got the bits and pieces you need you can change the settings back to whatever you want them to be.
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    Combatintman got a reaction from BletchleyGeek in Effective ranges for Bazookas and PzSchrecks?   
    Probably got a heap off the Israelis.
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in New Mini-Campaign/Scenario: Alarmeinheiten   
    All scenarios bundled with CM titles must be playable both sides vs the AI and H2H so you will at least get some scenarios that you can play as the Red Army.  Not sure about campaigns - releases generally have one campaign per side so there should be a Red Army campaign but I haven't checked the bones thread for a bit so not sure about that.
    Otherwise - it is all down to those who make user-made content.  It seems most prefer to do German player vs Red Army AI scenarios/campaigns.  Most of the stuff that I see is fairly closely linked to historical actions and this probably explains why German content is more common than Red Army content.  German actions are a lot easier to research.
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Nektoman in Map size relationship with OOB size   
    @ncc1701e ultimately every tactical problem is unique which is why the military places great store in planning.  As a very rough guide to making your map an appropriate size for a company vs company engagement you need to consider what is a viable defensive frontage.  To do that you need an understanding of your key weapon ranges and force structure.
    Taking infantry as an example - the standard effective range for modern infantry weapons is in the ballpark of 300m.
    If your force size is a company, it will generally have three platoons.
    Applying some of the principles of defence:
    Mutual support Depth So with mutual support, that means that each element should be able to support each other.  Remembering that the effective weapon range of your weapons is 300m then your individual squads should be no more than 300m away from each other.  That would make the defensive frontage in the ballpark of 1500m to 1800m in open terrain.  For depth, most defensive layouts will have an outpost line and each platoon in the company will generally have two squads up and one squad back.  Likewise the company defence will generally go with two platoons up and one platoon back which would give a depth of about 900m to a kilometre.
    Now you have to build enough space on your map for the attacking force to manoeuvre - that would make the minimum map size for a fairly open map something in the region of 2.5km x 2km.
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    Combatintman got a reaction from IanL in Yemeni Battle Videos   
    In my day job I cover Yemen once a week ...
    Southfront is mostly sourced from pro-Houthi media such as the example below:
    https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=11132&cat_id=1
    The title gives a slight clue as to how objective the reporting is.
    This site doesn't cover things day by day but if you want an objective view about things then look here:
    https://sanaacenter.org/
    Go here for a one-stop shop for research links that are more objective:
    https://sanaacenter.org/publications/main-publications/8569
    If you can wait until April (when I'm back at work next) I can flick you a word document with a heap of links.
    In the meantime - and this is a top tip for someone in my trade is to check here:
    https://reliefweb.int/country/yem
    UN Special Envoy is always worth a look if you want to know the top level stuff:
    https://twitter.com/OSE_Yemen?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author
    Humanitarian, the UN and NGO sites are good pointers for what is really happening in a troubled country.
    Bottom line - 90% of reporting about combat in Yemen is biased from easily found websites.
     
     
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    Combatintman got a reaction from JulianJ in Yemeni Battle Videos   
    In my day job I cover Yemen once a week ...
    Southfront is mostly sourced from pro-Houthi media such as the example below:
    https://english.almasirah.net/details.php?es_id=11132&cat_id=1
    The title gives a slight clue as to how objective the reporting is.
    This site doesn't cover things day by day but if you want an objective view about things then look here:
    https://sanaacenter.org/
    Go here for a one-stop shop for research links that are more objective:
    https://sanaacenter.org/publications/main-publications/8569
    If you can wait until April (when I'm back at work next) I can flick you a word document with a heap of links.
    In the meantime - and this is a top tip for someone in my trade is to check here:
    https://reliefweb.int/country/yem
    UN Special Envoy is always worth a look if you want to know the top level stuff:
    https://twitter.com/OSE_Yemen?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author
    Humanitarian, the UN and NGO sites are good pointers for what is really happening in a troubled country.
    Bottom line - 90% of reporting about combat in Yemen is biased from easily found websites.
     
     
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    Combatintman got a reaction from ncc1701e in Map size relationship with OOB size   
    @ncc1701e ultimately every tactical problem is unique which is why the military places great store in planning.  As a very rough guide to making your map an appropriate size for a company vs company engagement you need to consider what is a viable defensive frontage.  To do that you need an understanding of your key weapon ranges and force structure.
    Taking infantry as an example - the standard effective range for modern infantry weapons is in the ballpark of 300m.
    If your force size is a company, it will generally have three platoons.
    Applying some of the principles of defence:
    Mutual support Depth So with mutual support, that means that each element should be able to support each other.  Remembering that the effective weapon range of your weapons is 300m then your individual squads should be no more than 300m away from each other.  That would make the defensive frontage in the ballpark of 1500m to 1800m in open terrain.  For depth, most defensive layouts will have an outpost line and each platoon in the company will generally have two squads up and one squad back.  Likewise the company defence will generally go with two platoons up and one platoon back which would give a depth of about 900m to a kilometre.
    Now you have to build enough space on your map for the attacking force to manoeuvre - that would make the minimum map size for a fairly open map something in the region of 2.5km x 2km.
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    I am wheels up from Kabul tomorrow so should be in the scenario editor with a vengeance on Monday.
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Seedorf81 in German Panzer Grenadier doctrine   
    Wtf is a militaria relations director - does he talk to medals or something?
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Rinaldi in Unofficial Screenshots & Videos Thread   
    TOW missile about to schwack enemy armour ...

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    Combatintman got a reaction from Warts 'n' all in Aachen Campaign Mission 2 Bugged Bridge   
    Same here - I just squeezed a victory in that mission when I was testing it.
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Pete Wenman in Ammo for Tanks?   
    I'm vaguely familiar with that concept yes ...
     
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    Combatintman got a reaction from George MC in Ammo for Tanks?   
    I'm vaguely familiar with that concept yes ...
     
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Commanderski in Ammo for Tanks?   
    Be a bummer if you guessed wrong though wouldn't it?
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    Combatintman got a reaction from 37mm in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    Buddha and the núi surely? 😉
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Pete Wenman in Ammo for Tanks?   
    Be a bummer if you guessed wrong though wouldn't it?
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    Combatintman got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    Buddha and the núi surely? 😉
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