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  1. 😄 Funny! Thank you very much "K" Karl 😄 and Ian (both) for your effort! @IanL @Wicky Yes, it is a QB.
  2. Thank you, MOS:96B2P (I know your name but because of privacy etc., ok, K. ? 😉). Not really sure about it - are you eventually a Beta Tester and has this error/mistake been reported to the Battlefront developer team? Will it be patched? Thx!
  3. Hello together! Again a post from my side to help improving the best game in the world! I'm just starting a new battle in CMBN with Waffen SS defending and now as I choose a motorized SS Panzergrenadier batalion in the purchasing screen, from the category "Mechanized Infantry", I realize that they don't have any vehicles. No Opel Blitz trucks or Kubelwagen, not even an old bicycle... can it be? The same applies to the SS Panzerdivision Escort Company, in both categories, "infantry" and "mechanized infantry". In the category "Wehrmacht", there are always ammunition trucks assigned to this formation (Panzer Div. Escort Company), even if it is only in the "infantry" category. So I'm wondering that the Waffen SS, which ususally was better equipped than the Wehrmacht, should not have had any trucks in Normandy? This is an error in the TOE, I guess. Have been looking for a thread on this topic before, but it looks like nobody has noticed it yet, so I'm posting it here for discussion or for notification and improvement. 🙂
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    CMSF2 Demos Released!

    FEEDBACK ON THE DEMO: The demo is absolutely great! I'm enjoying it so much! Finished the Alamo scenario yesterday and now playing the marines landing on the beach: Flashes and tracers blitzing everywhere! It's so AMAZING! Having so much fun - this is probably one of the best weekends in my life! 😄 TECHNICS: I'm running the demo under Windows 10 in resolution 2560 x 1600, with no problems. The game and models are looking great! Machine: i7 - 7700 CPU Quadcore, 3.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 1050 Ti. 💻 Just an honest, not too overpowered, average machine that does the job very good, bought for under 1000.00 Euros on Amazon. DREAMING OF THE FUTURE: Hopefully there will be a Shock Force 3 one day, another HYPOTHETIC war scenario, of course, but based on/inspired by the events in Syria (plus Iraq) from 2011 - 2018 with Russians, Americans + other NATO countries, several Islamistic Rebel Factions like Al-Nusra etc., Syrian Army, Turks, Kurdish Peshmerga etc. There could be endless modules. I also would like to have more modules for CMBS (especially NATO), because modern warfare, today's armoured vehicles and weapon systems are the OBER HAMMER! 😉 😃
  5. Hello together! Again a post from my side to help improving the best game in the world! I'm posting it here in CMSF2 before it's release so that this needs no fix afterwards - but this little translation error has appeared in ALL CM titles since the introduction of game engine 4.0 . In the GERMAN version of game engine 4.0 the command / (or description for the action) "Embark" is translated with "Einschiffen" and this is unfortunately not correct. The correct / proper military term for getting on a vehicle is "Aufsitzen" - which originally means "to get on horseback" (English: "Mount"). And like the English command "Mount" it also comes from the cavalry times. 🐴 English - German Mount - Aufsitzen Dismount - Absitzen Civilian expression would be Get on - Einsteigen Get off - Aussteigen The German word "Einschiffen" means to really / literally / de facto going on board of a real ship. - And, in a second, colloquial and somewhat wider meaning, it can also be said for peeing into one's own pants / bed. 😏 😄 OK, I hope that my explanations were helpful. Thanks for your attention.
  6. Hello together! Again a post from my side to help improving the best game in the world! There is a small issue with the Russian anti tank rifle teams, which I think, needs to be looked after by occasion: If e.g. an American Bazooka man is hit, his team mate (or even other soldiers) can pick up the bazooka and a part of the ammo and use it. The same happens with panzerschrecks, sometimes even with panzerfausts and it happens always with sniper rifles - but unfortunately it never happens with Russian anti tank rifles. I assume that this happens in error at the moment and that AT rifle teams were originally meant to act/behave like panzerschreck teams, sniper teams etc. ... Or am I wrong? Second thing is: When you supply a Russian AT rifle team with extra AT ammo from a supply truck (14,5 mm AP-I), the total number of this AT ammunition doesn't rise, but the additional rounds are listed separately instead. This has no further effect to the team - it is using the additional ammo as well as the original ammo - no problem - but it just doesn't look good, as all the types of ammo that a unit has in possession/at hand is usually counted together (one number per each ammo type). Yes, it is only a mini flaw.
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    Lend-Lease stuff coming soon?

    After all that is produced (CMFI, CMRT,CMSF2), which I am anxiously awaiting, of course , would it be within the scope of the possibility that we shall get a title from the early war events, like a "CMRF" (Combat Mission: Raid on France) 1940?
  8. Regarding a more strict spotting system: Battlefront could create a "real iron" mode (or transform/adjust the existing "iron" mode) in which the player can't see the enemy units in general anymore but only when he clicks on a friendly unit and when this friendly unit sees (or hears) an enemy unit. An exclamation mark in the unit's icon shows the player that his unit sees or hears something and that he should click on the unit for more information. By sharing the information between the own friendly units, more and more units are getting an "idea"of what lies ahead. For to avoid firing (cheating) with tanks into that direction without the tank commander having any information about a target we would need a new button called "blind fire" for example. As long as a tank commander (and crew) has no concrete/specific/spotted (or heard of) target, the regular/official aiming/fire button is "blind" (deactivated) and can not be used by the player. The tank can only use "blind fire" and that means that you can shoot in a direction but there is only a hit rate/chance for hitting of 5% in that mode. So it would be a pretty waste of ammo PLUS an extra risk of 15% of causing a cannon jam/temporarily stoppage of gun or even a barrel burst - just in order to sanction that kind of cheating/godmode play. Later when a tank crew has an information about a possible target (enemy position) but still can't see it by itself, the player still can't use the original aiming/firing button but only another button called "area fire" which is a bit more precise than "blind fire" with a hit chance of 30% and no risk of barrel burst. As I said only in this special gaming mode "real iron" which is extra desigend for realism fans. Other names for this extreme realism mode could be "super iron" or "hardcore" ... When the battle has ended, the player can watch the whole battle again as a movie, with replay function of the single 1 minute time segments (each is selectable like movie scenes on a DVD min001, min002 etc.). It can be watched either with all units visible or from the perspective how the player saw the battle (resp. his men). Viewer can switch between these modes and so you can see what you couldn't see during the battle. So, in summary, you could say that we need different kinds of aiming/firing buttons for every unit and these better/more precise buttons are only enabled when the unit can actually see or hear a target. A wider variety and harder restriction of aiming possibilities and hitting chances brings more reality to the game.
  9. Hello Michael, in the scenario editor the trucks are available. The mistake only occurs in the QB generator.
  10. Hello BF, beta testers and technicians, in CMBN on the purchasing list/screen for German mechanized troops, if you pick the "Panzer Div. Escort Company", in game version (engine) 4 they no longer have their Opel Blitz trucks. In all earlier versions they had trucks with extra ammo, panzerfausts, even special trucks with mortar ammo for the mortar teams and those for the anti tank guns with extra AT ammo. In CMFI, CMFB and CMRT the mechanized Panzer Div. Escort Company still has them, so I assume that in CMBN there is a small mistake now in the TO&E since it was upgraded to version 4. Thank you in advance for looking into this matter.
  11. Hello BF Forum, just wondering if this is a minor flaw or fully intended: In CMBN on the purchasing list/screen for German mechanized troops, if you pick the "Panzer Div. Escort Company", in game version (engine) 4 they no longer have their Opel Blitz supply trucks. In all earlier versions they had trucks with extra ammo, panzerfausts, even special trucks with mortar ammo for the mortar teams and those for the anti tank guns with extra AT ammo. In CMFI, CMFB and CMRT the mechanized Panzer Div. Escort Company still has the trucks. So the question is: Has this been cut down/reduced only for CMBN or is it just a small error that happened with the update 4.0 ? (Or did the French Resistance steal them...? ) Thank you in advance for looking into this matter.
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    CMSF II

    Thank you @MOS:96B2P for the link. I had been searching for "CMSF II" and so I didn't find it. That's good news from Steve though! ;-) @Erwin and @Sgt.Squarehead , I can't tell if "Men of War" appeals to a different market ... (from my experience all players of CM also know about MoW) but my point/argument is that allthough MoW is far below the quality of CM (regarding tactics, gameplay deepness etc.), it was sold in larger numbers and was more popular. (My conclusion is based on the many many "Let's plays" and gaming videos of MoW on YouTube). I want Battlefront to earn a lot of money (lots and lots and lots of money) so that they can employ more people and make new games and battle packs and improvements faster. I do accept that some (or many?) CM fans are somewhat undemanding/modest/humble with their pretensions/expectations to graphics (absolutely no offence meant here, I'm not an original English speaker and I say "each to his own") and effects but on the other hand nobody can deny that a little overhaul/workover of the damage models, like @LongLeftFlank said, would not be in the way of the success and popularity of the Combat Mission series. ;-) We should not discuss as if we couldn't have a good CM title without the other (explosions, smoke, fire etc.). Let's be honest: Explosions, lots of smoke and especially fire BELONG into a computer animated wargame, don't they? P.S.: Does anybody know how to edit the signature? I can't find a button in my profile. :-( Thanks in advance!
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    CMSF II

    First of all I found this interesting video channel on YouTube about the actual Syrian conflict: And I'm asking myself when we will be the happy owners of a Shock Force II game? And maybe even with an improved game engine that includes explosions, fire, better damage models and a completely destroyable environment like in the "Men of War" series. My (positively meant and constructive) criticism about the Combat Mission series is that it is a menat to be a WAR game,but the aspect of chaos and destruction is very much neglected. It is nearly only about tactical movement and physical accuracy (which is brilliant). The "Men of War" series for example is way poorer in many ways than "Combat Mission" but it was sold in large numbers whereas our beloved "CM " is still called a niche product.... Why that? The answer could be that it is a wargame without the accompanying effects of a war. There is nearly no smoke, no fire, no things flying in the air, tanks can not break through walls or roll over men and AT guns... nothing like that. All is pretty accurate and clean on the virtual battlefield in CM.
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    Brief overview of where CM is headed

    I'm supporting the Schwimmwagen movement here in the BFF - or better the idea of a second vehicle pack.
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    Brief overview of where CM is headed

    Great news! Thank you, Steve and Chris for the heads up! I'd bet that with engine 4.0 we will finally have fire (burning houses, burning trees etc.) in our battles. Hopefully you have also designed a new "skeleton" model for the winter soldiers - that would be great! Just only a longcoats don't do IMHO - the soldiers need additional winter clothing: Warm jackets, gloves, scarfs/mufflers etc. - a more like winter appearance in general. (Otherwise my troops will catch a cold!)
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