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  1. The theory is tanks were suited for attack and breakthrough tactics, and tank destroyers were to counter the enemy armor spearheading such an attack. The shortcomings of such a doctrine is debatable but you still see tank destroyers today in different forms. There is also the allied tank destroyers with open turrets m10 m18, 36. In CM TDs are definitely the underdog, doomed if facing the wrong way when tracked, and have vulnerabilities, all have more vulnerabilities to infantry. I take too many chances with TDs. Tank destroyers are not tanks, and assault guns are not tank destroyers. AGs like the Stuh42 have a slow fire rate and few heat rounds, definitely made for anti infantry.
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    PBS Ortona 1943 Documentary

    tune in at 48 minutes exactly: The great reveal... Its a great video though and I enjoyed watching it in its entirety. Thanks John.
  3. Leadership quality suffers as the intake becomes more homogeneous. Based on a couple anecdotal comments I've come across over the years that stuck with me. One was a 3 tour senior sergeant (marines I believe) from Vietnam, He said his worst experience was in his first tour when the officers were trying to be John Wayne, and the majority of his fellow troops were volunteers trying to be Audie Murphy. By his third tour he was senior NCO for a company comprised of "hippies" as he put it. Smarter officers and best damn troops he served with. The old generation is always doubtful of the new leaders. As long as the new candidates are stripped of their sense of entitlement they can be just as capable. Even better. Another thing is to keep the intake socially diverse, this is important.
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    Invisibility cloak--real

    This happens to the weather girl every time she wears blue, or is it green. Anyway there is a blue screen involved.
  5. Graphically I wouldn't think so. Its just a texture with an alpha layer allowing only the wire to be visible. It could just as easily be a flat wooden fence. Neither of which would be graphic processor taxing.
  6. Yes 4CMBG. The expendable brigade. Where leopard 1's were king and blowpipes worked better than they really did. (My first posting, and we all read First Clash. We figured we were only meant to last 48 hours because the beer would be gone by then ) The question though is what year for Fulda gap.
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    Apple deprecates OpenGL

    Apple would never concede an inch to PC. They also never support a product that they perceive will compete against themselves. Its likely they are looking at the new Metal platform. I feel an Apple IIGS rage coming on....Arghh! About 30 years ago the Apple IIGS came out, best computer at the time fully backwards compatible with Apple II and used new OS and even 3.5 disks. Apple cut production and support after 2 years. Imagine owning a $3500 boat anchor in 1988. The reason: Apple thought it competed against their own Macintosh. In reality the majority of GS owners moved on to x286 PC's. That's Apple great now my skin is turning green and my shirt is ripped.
  8. Hiding could be avoiding any form of exhaust signature as welI. In RL turning over a tank engine or reving especially a diesel could result in a plume above the trees.
  9. @Hardradi can you confirm in your option settings that you have 3D set to best. This not only affects how things visually appear but also how many textures are loaded into the pregame cache. Fastest settings load only texture 1 and 2 to save virtual drive space whereas Best quality loads everything. Just a hunch.
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    What killed my recon squad ?

    There are 2 gun icons top north-east map corner that come alive as the rounds hit, separate from the barrage that occurs just after. Just wondering if those are artillery pieces firing direct at the fo team.
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    Suppression Question

    I found it does noticeably suppress everyone in the building. I am not sure if this is a result of rounds landing in close proximity or if t is a result ricochets being tossed all over. But it will make the guys on the first floor nervous.
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    Green Troops

    Other modifiers effect green troops. With low leadership it's like herding cats. With a leadership of +2 you can actually do something with them. One RL example would be 395th IR in Hofen. Self professed to be green, no experience. But managed to hold the line for various reasons, one of which was outstanding leadership.
  13. A couple filtered pics of a lonely panzer.
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    Boring Time

    yes those objects are already in the editor. There are 5 different benches. And many different objects in the map maker/scenario editor. They can be pushed inside buildings.
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    Boring Time

    I just did this, dropped some benches and crates and placed a church on top. Pews and alter. Same for factories and warehouses you can drop sacks and barrels etc. I never used or saved what I did but here's a screen shot.