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DMS last won the day on June 16 2018

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  1. This is so stupid that I am not sure - are you trolling me or your avatar had affected your personality.
  2. >100mm weapons are prohibited by Minsk agreements... But as Russian BTGs don't threaten to surround VSU units, who cares...
  3. You say this like invading to defeat nationalists is something bad. Unfortunately, Russian government politics is dubious: to save rebel republics and to keep relatively good relations to West.
  4. So, OSCE spots for loyalist artillery? So nice. And VSU is not afraid that they openly break agreements.
  5. Actually real 9 company accomplished mission with minor losses. But real life is not dramatic enough for a movie.
  6. That's right, in company HQ must be assistant (since 1943) and politruk - "political leader". Or commissar, as Germans called them (really commissar was in battalion HQ). He could go to platoons to encourage soldiers. Company leader should be captain in the best case or even senior lieutenant or lieutenant. And in squad must be assistant - junior sergeant, machinegunner. Probably they were not well-trained NCOs like in Wehmacht of 1941, but still they were in TO&E.
  7. I think that artillery is not overpowered, fortifications are underpowered in most scenarios. I am making scenario where I set ditches with 1-2m depth and trenches inside. I call 122mm howitzers exactly on this place (heavy, long), a lot of Germans survive.
  8. Field fortifications pack. With below ground trenches and shelters. If someone chooses to use gamey and scan terrain for folds - ok, he spoils gameplay for himself.
  9. Why? Different ammunition, complexity, 1-st round accuracy problems. 3 years after mass trophies...
  10. I saw some division equipment lists. Usually tables don't have separated column for SVTs, only for rifles in general. When it has - in the best case division had hundred or two of SVTs. Some examples from my notes: 143 rifle division, 22.02.43: 4059 rifles, 155 SVT, 103 lmgs, 549 smgs, 15 AVS (rare weapon!) 243 rifle division, 18.06.43: 3776 rifles, 181 SVT, 1007 smgs, 196 lmgs. 2-3 SVT for a platoon. I can post document scans for 2 cases above. SVTs weren't produced since 1942. (1 million in 1941, 200 thousands in 1942) It is fun that despite this in organizational charts till the end of war weapon of a rifleman was SVT. (letter "a" in "weapons" column - autorifle) This may confuse researcher.
  11. You can't truly understand German mechanized tactic without researching Barbarossa. Full strength Wermacht on peak of its might against nearly equal Soviet forces: with modern weapons but obsolete tactic. Old fashioned army with separated branches against combined arms Kampfgruppen. In 1944 everyone had understood new style of war, Americans created their tank divisions with task forces, Soviets reorganized tank forces in tank corps. But in 1941 tactical difference was the largest. It makes Barbarossa game interesting for anyone who is interested in WW2 tactic, I think.
  12. Citadel game would be easy to do. Same or very close TO&E, same vehicles. Open terrain with few objects. But fortifications have to be adjusted, Russian trenches didn't have that sandbags. And foxholes were dig with opening in front for firing prone.
  13. -You Soviets shoot at our German planes! -But... They bomb our airfields! -It is whataboutism! We discuss how you shoot at German planes!
  14. To all guys who said about Russia grabbing something. Did you ever hear about Russian ship "Nord", that was captured by Ukrainians in Azov sea? Just because she visitited Crimia ports. Captain is still in prison. Ukrainians refuse to release him. I think that you didn't. Am I mistaken?
  15. Well, when I heard that I wanted to laugh, yes. That guy is 31 years old... Too old for naive idealist. May be it was just a cool story for journalists. That two ship commanders are local celebrities, they came and song Ukranian hymn during retaking Crimea by Russia in 2014. (Or "annexation", if you want) Ukraine have few such gunboats, commanders are known. Yes, SBU admitted.
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