Jump to content

Combatintman

Members
  • Content Count

    3,355
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    32

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Combatintman reacted to benpark in What would a WW2 battalion typically be expected to achieve?   
    That sounds like a good concept. The map size (given the general consensus of 1k frontage above) might get a bit cramped. Defense will likely be spread out over maybe double to triple that. It's hard to average these things, with so many variables- as it is a "proof of concept", I'd say 1k attack frontage, 2.5k defense. How that is dealt with also becomes a critical point- the 1k frontage could be the map. Or the 2.5k, with something like a "static" attacker side force along on the other side of the 1k phase-line. Lots to consider.
    I dealt with this same fundamental question in a different way for the Aachen campaign for FB. Campaigns have a lot of life in them, and stuff we haven't mined, I'm sure. If I remember for Aachen- I ended up splitting the battalion depicted into component companies which fought over differing areas of a single city. The last fight recombined the entirety of the battalion, where the consequence of each battle leading up to the last one would be felt cumulatively. This allowed smaller forces for most of the battles, and also (if the player didn't get too bloodied along the way) allows for a familiarity with the entire force both as separate entities, and as a coherent unit. That's all baked into the original concept- yours sounds like something people would be interested in (I am).
    That campaign was for the game's release, and I was trying to be reactive to the "smaller scenario size" crew (I'm one), and as a dry-run for my patience for a Berlin map- you can be free of such constraints, but just be aware that you may lock some people out by going huge-huge.
    Combatintman's post is good advice. What else is new?
  2. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Ivan Zaitzev in What would a WW2 battalion typically be expected to achieve?   
    War Diaries are always a good place to start. The link below takes you to the 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry's War Diary. Have a look at the account and Annexes of the battle for Manneville La Raoult on 25-26 August 1944.
    http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/war_2ndOxBucks.htm
    Here is the contemporary 1:100,000 scale map to help you follow it:

    The Easting part of the Grid References are not on the image. To help you, the first Easting you can see is the 60 Easting, then 61 Easting, then 62 Easting, then 63 Easting.
    The 13 Northing is shown, so the one below is the 12 Northing
    Here is a 1950s Aerial Photograph of the same area:

  3. Upvote
    Combatintman got a reaction from Aragorn2002 in What would a WW2 battalion typically be expected to achieve?   
    War Diaries are always a good place to start. The link below takes you to the 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry's War Diary. Have a look at the account and Annexes of the battle for Manneville La Raoult on 25-26 August 1944.
    http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/war_2ndOxBucks.htm
    Here is the contemporary 1:100,000 scale map to help you follow it:

    The Easting part of the Grid References are not on the image. To help you, the first Easting you can see is the 60 Easting, then 61 Easting, then 62 Easting, then 63 Easting.
    The 13 Northing is shown, so the one below is the 12 Northing
    Here is a 1950s Aerial Photograph of the same area:

  4. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Pete Wenman in What would a WW2 battalion typically be expected to achieve?   
    War Diaries are always a good place to start. The link below takes you to the 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry's War Diary. Have a look at the account and Annexes of the battle for Manneville La Raoult on 25-26 August 1944.
    http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/war_2ndOxBucks.htm
    Here is the contemporary 1:100,000 scale map to help you follow it:

    The Easting part of the Grid References are not on the image. To help you, the first Easting you can see is the 60 Easting, then 61 Easting, then 62 Easting, then 63 Easting.
    The 13 Northing is shown, so the one below is the 12 Northing
    Here is a 1950s Aerial Photograph of the same area:

  5. Upvote
    Combatintman got a reaction from nik mond in What would a WW2 battalion typically be expected to achieve?   
    War Diaries are always a good place to start. The link below takes you to the 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry's War Diary. Have a look at the account and Annexes of the battle for Manneville La Raoult on 25-26 August 1944.
    http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/war_2ndOxBucks.htm
    Here is the contemporary 1:100,000 scale map to help you follow it:

    The Easting part of the Grid References are not on the image. To help you, the first Easting you can see is the 60 Easting, then 61 Easting, then 62 Easting, then 63 Easting.
    The 13 Northing is shown, so the one below is the 12 Northing
    Here is a 1950s Aerial Photograph of the same area:

  6. Upvote
    Combatintman got a reaction from Warts 'n' all in What would a WW2 battalion typically be expected to achieve?   
    War Diaries are always a good place to start. The link below takes you to the 2nd Battalion, Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry's War Diary. Have a look at the account and Annexes of the battle for Manneville La Raoult on 25-26 August 1944.
    http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/war_2ndOxBucks.htm
    Here is the contemporary 1:100,000 scale map to help you follow it:

    The Easting part of the Grid References are not on the image. To help you, the first Easting you can see is the 60 Easting, then 61 Easting, then 62 Easting, then 63 Easting.
    The 13 Northing is shown, so the one below is the 12 Northing
    Here is a 1950s Aerial Photograph of the same area:

  7. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from IanL in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    I invoked my powers of awesomeness. Happy to discuss via PM mate.
  8. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    I invoked my powers of awesomeness. Happy to discuss via PM mate.
  9. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    I carried a radio and had a really fun day on the bombing range in Belize in 1988 as Captain Rencher controlled Harriers dropping ordnance. In 1966 Captain Rencher was known as Pte 'Pom' Rencher and was OC D Coy/6 RAR's signaller at Long Tan. An absolutely top bloke who I was privileged to meet and sadly passed away in 2016.
  10. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from IanL in Semenovka master map   
    My suspicion is that the clue is in the title.
  11. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Pete Wenman in Online magazine posted BF's game screenshot   
    I'll buy you a pint - hit me up when you make your plans.
  12. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Liveload in Tal Malah   
    And then no doubt tells you to fix the garden/some shelves or anything else to keep you away from fun stuff like drinking beer, playing games, watching sport 😉.
  13. Upvote
    Combatintman got a reaction from General Jack Ripper in Online magazine posted BF's game screenshot   
    That and making sense of barely decipherable threads on the forum.
     
  14. Upvote
    Combatintman got a reaction from sburke in Online magazine posted BF's game screenshot   
    That and making sense of barely decipherable threads on the forum.
     
  15. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Sequoia in Custom 3D Models and Mods Compilation   
    The preferred procedure is to get the hell out of dodge once the self-loading cargo has disembarked. If a quick extraction is needed then they will go to a previously secured forward LZ close by.
  16. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from 37mm in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    If you're looking for some inspiration try this awesome site I've just found about the Australian involvement in SVN:
    https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/battlemap/?basemap=mapbox-terrain&layers=contact-individual&timeline=1965-04-30,1971-11-01&at=10.94051456370687,106.87067499999999,8
    While it takes a while to load, it is worth the wait. You can toggle Vietnam era military mapping overlays, get action summaries by clicking on the red spots on the map, view geo-referenced Vietnam imagery and other analytics. If you get bored with the map, go to the home page and navigate your way around various articles about combat and heaps of other stuff. See screenshot to get a feel for it:

    This has been bookmarked by me - a definite keeper.
  17. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    I'm time poor at the moment mate - @37mmhas already hit me up. If I get a window, I will be all over this project like a rash.
  18. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    If you're looking for some inspiration try this awesome site I've just found about the Australian involvement in SVN:
    https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/battlemap/?basemap=mapbox-terrain&layers=contact-individual&timeline=1965-04-30,1971-11-01&at=10.94051456370687,106.87067499999999,8
    While it takes a while to load, it is worth the wait. You can toggle Vietnam era military mapping overlays, get action summaries by clicking on the red spots on the map, view geo-referenced Vietnam imagery and other analytics. If you get bored with the map, go to the home page and navigate your way around various articles about combat and heaps of other stuff. See screenshot to get a feel for it:

    This has been bookmarked by me - a definite keeper.
  19. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from 3j2m7 in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    If you're looking for some inspiration try this awesome site I've just found about the Australian involvement in SVN:
    https://vietnam.unsw.adfa.edu.au/battlemap/?basemap=mapbox-terrain&layers=contact-individual&timeline=1965-04-30,1971-11-01&at=10.94051456370687,106.87067499999999,8
    While it takes a while to load, it is worth the wait. You can toggle Vietnam era military mapping overlays, get action summaries by clicking on the red spots on the map, view geo-referenced Vietnam imagery and other analytics. If you get bored with the map, go to the home page and navigate your way around various articles about combat and heaps of other stuff. See screenshot to get a feel for it:

    This has been bookmarked by me - a definite keeper.
  20. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Map overlay - what am I doing wrong?   
    Yeah ok captured mate … I studied the place very intensely in 2016 in a professional capacity.
  21. Upvote
    Combatintman got a reaction from MOS:96B2P in Map overlay - what am I doing wrong?   
    Yeah ok captured mate … I studied the place very intensely in 2016 in a professional capacity.
  22. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Pete Wenman in AA efficiency   
    Mine is different.
  23. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from Pete Wenman in Wtf   
    Let's get back to the issues - how many beers did you have, how many oxygen thieves did you meet and how did this impact the planet?
  24. Like
    Combatintman got a reaction from IanL in Soldiers getting "stuck"   
    I had a LCpl like that - we'd send him off to the NAAFI for the section pie run at 0945 and by 1045 we'd be starving giving it 'Where the f@*! is LCpl X?' He'd usually roll back at about 1100 and explain that he'd been collared by a number of staff officers on the way to the NAAFI and on the way back and done odd jobs for them. LCpl X was 'moved on' a few months later...
  25. Like
    Combatintman reacted to 37mm in Heaven & Earth: Project discussion thread   
    No, that obliterates the tile, the trenches & the foilage... however if you have shallow ford next to the trenched tile it'll flood into it.
×
×
  • Create New...