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nik mond last won the day on June 6 2018

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  1. Yes indeed. If I do have an XO team, then I am more apt to to send my HQ forward. Use them as both an alternate forward observer, and a morale boosting leader for units nearby. If... more like when he gets killed, the XO takes over, In which case he sits out a few bounds to the rear somewhere and drinks coffee.
  2. So it only started after R2V was installed. I'll have to fill in the blanks and assume it is persistent, and occurs randomly during a scenario. Maybe a resource specific to R2V was corrupted during install, or its missing. Something as simple as eg. a canister round missing will cause a crash every time a unit goes to fire one. A reinstall of R2V would overwrite a corrupted object file if that's the case. But concurrently post in the CM2 General Tech Support forum or even create a work ticket, you might be waiting for a while to get the correct response here.
  3. ... And ball bearings. Lots and lots of ball bearings.
  4. I like it. reminds me of those war docs from the 70's. The cut scene photos are a nice touch. Looking forward to see how you make out.
  5. Grenade attacks on tanks are very effective in this game. The grenades represent an inclusion of RPG, gammon bombs, stick bundles in the mix in which case its possible to disable a tank, or KO. Although anti personnel frags shouldn't do anything to a tank that's buttoned. It often comes down to last tank standing. But they still have to keep their distance from infantry to stay alive. Its difficult to maneuver suicidal infantry attacks on a tank but there are ways with a little distraction and luck.
  6. I feel sorry for the guy who had to wear the CGI motion sensors and then get kicked around like that. Probably a fan boy who wanted in.
  7. Yes, scenario designers can set the intel strength up to full for the scenarios. This will provide ghosted icons of enemy units on start up.
  8. Looks like a bump map/normal map layer which was one method used to apply contour shading to terrain. I once use the map overlay feature in the CM2 editor to see what a manually created shading texture would look like on a CM2 map. Ofcourse it could only be viewed in the editor, and there is only one semi opaque setting. It looked like it had potential. @Jjduston I just checked out those links and its amazing to try the demo application and see the math right there in the open.
  9. A PIAT assistant without a tube will share rounds with another PIAT team in its near vicinity. I recently had an orphaned assistant move next to an empty tube guy and they had a reeses moment.
  10. That is still in there. "Come back you coward." If I'm not mistaken it is heard when surrendering troops are rallied
  11. Don't worry, Ian does a mean Chico Buarque impersonation. You will be convinced. His Tony Montana is pretty good too but that's for the next module chu cockaroach.
  12. If included in your force: Assault Pioneers will lead the way after the scouts to deal with the obstacles rather than run them up from behind.
  13. Don't forget about Atts and Dets. There is latitude in CM to apply these. If a battalion is a little light for a town assault, then add "borrowed" assets directly under command and control of the HQ. Or a minor HQ if conventions allow. Depending on the time and nation this was done with little formality, for others it was a matter of life or death. Nice modern article that gets into a discussion on different battalion structures, good and bad. https://uklandpower.com/2019/01/25/achieving-a-common-size-and-structure-for-uk-infantry-battalions/
  14. Excellent example above. It's important to note orders break down from the top to achieve the overall objective. A battalion might be given an order to seize a town, but each company in the battalion will have their objectives to make this happen. In CM if a platoon is ordered to seize bridge on a small map then I assume it's sister platoon is just off map doing their thing and another company just beyond them, somewhere to the rear is a battalion commander wondering what the hold up is and who gets priority for support calls and reinforcements
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