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nik mond

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  1. ... And ball bearings. Lots and lots of ball bearings.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. That is still in there. "Come back you coward." If I'm not mistaken it is heard when surrendering troops are rallied
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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/
  12. 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
  13. I watched it on Kodi. There are multiple apps showing this.
  14. I saw this two weeks ago as a 3 + hour long movie , English subtitles of course. Fantastic, lots of action.
  15. The US still has a stockpile of M14 toe poppers for use in Korea. That's about the only weapon left designed strictly for maiming. The problem is the geneva Convention obligates those who signed on to treat the enemy injured same as their own. So guess who's logistics get tied up.
  16. No need to worry, underfunded, hastily designed, and the French contribution was wrought with inefficiencies and plane ol bad luck. It was doomed to fail.
  17. Oh now you did it.
  18. 🤭 Oh Man, did you make that up all by yourself?
  19. I had remarkable opportunity to talk to a Lancaster navigator many years ago. For them spotlights were a real threat as they were tied into the sighting and plotting of the flak. If a Lancaster got lit up they immediately changed course and altitude. I mention this after watching wicky's video link above where it was not a factor for American crews on daylight raids. Digressing further, but this gentleman showed my father and I has flight logs, he would flip to a couple entries and well some pretty hairy stories.
  20. Can't fool you. UV(B) mmm good... If you are a cannabis plant. Not soooo good for growing corn and soybean, and things you might want to eat. Ozone depletion occurred at an exponential rate, literally that is. I am not sure what you were referring to as false exactly, But a big hole in the ozone over major crop belts would have been a really bad thing if left undiscovered. Its been slowed but still growing. Major polluters now are hospitals, anything that uses anesthetic type gases, fluranes N2O. But that is changing now too. Its only because of some scientists in the late 70's that we dodged that bullet.
  21. The discovery of Ozone depletion and its causes is an example of the "Oops" line in Sburkes intricate graph. That was discovered just in time. Trying to convince a world of politicians this has to be stopped now was another remarkable feat in itself. Crops and healthy soil don't exist after years of UV radiation. umm, Good catch guys
  22. There is certainly room for tank on tank battles. There weren't many for the US vs NVA but there definitely enough to make more than a few scenarios over the course of the entire war such as Ben Het. For the ARVN vs NVA armour, lots of mixed tank on tank. Just need some PT76 and M48 to add to the mix.
  23. I am late to the party. But I brought up a similar topic back in 2011 with my little "single guy" campaign. And ran into the same things like requiring restarts to actually to get 1 guy. Then in the second battle the troops would lose their primary team weapon. But, if the morale was set to Fanatic and the leadership 2+, actually all attributes maxed out so you could get the guys to move, it was fun in a Sgt Fury Howling Commando way.
  24. If it was HE then that is entirely possible.
  25. Regret my Samsung 32" 60Hz 4ms Curved PLS LED Monitor (LC32F391FWNXZA). After 1 year, lots of stuck red pixels showing. Tried all the tech advice remedies. No joy.
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