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  1. ^^^ best and most intelligible post in this thread. (I have no idea what it's all about either)
  2. Ultradave

    New to Combat Mission

    I would guess yes, because the upgrade is still a full, new installation, just at a discounted price for owners of SF1. But that's a guess at this point. I can't see why it wouldn't. You are essentially buying the exact same product at a lower price.
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    CMSF 2 question

    Yes. And between all those new QB maps and the upgrade of the whole QB system to work the same way as the rest of the current titles, that alone is worth the upgrade, IMO!
  4. Ultradave

    CMSF 2 question

    Scenarios updated with upgraded maps, better and more AI plans, and in some cases force changes for better play/balance. Same scenarios are there, but in many cases will be a new experience.
  5. Ultradave

    Select army composition?

    The same in QB I believe. I was comparing the two when we had the mortar ammo discussion.
  6. Ultradave

    CMSF2 Demo

    The key is to check that little box on the Sharefile site to be notified of any new additions. Then you find out before Steve can get to posting that it's up. Of course, it depends on being home to download it. Being semi-retired, that usually works. (not that I've been first more than once or twice 🙂 )
  7. Ultradave

    CMSF2 Demo

    I would think once a day max would do it. Unless like us beta testers you like to get in on the competition to be first to download each new build. 🙂
  8. Ultradave

    Murphy's Laws of Combat

    Of course not always true, however we tended to lose one vehicle on every heavy drop. That's a much worse record than personnel drop on average.
  9. Ultradave

    Murphy's Laws of Combat

    We had this list back in the late 70s and 80s. Our division commander in the 82d Airborne was a big believer in Murphy's Laws. One that is missing from this list compared to what I have is "Tracers work both ways". We added a personal one too. "The parachute on the Battery Commander's jeep trailer will always streamer in" Well, not always really , but it happened once and it was hilarious (to everyone but him - he wasn't terribly well liked). All his personal gear and living equipment scattered over a 100 yard radius. BOOM!.. Unfortunately the #3 gun came down without a chute that same jump. That was a worse loss. Thankfully personnel parachutes are more reliable than Heavy Drop chutes.
  10. Ultradave

    The state of CMSF2

    It's a natural log function, which is asymptotic, like radioactive half life. Half of the remainder is decayed away in the next half-life time period. But as you show, it's never all gone (because the numbers of atoms in anything are eye-watering - law of large numbers says those random decays even out over large numbers of atoms - hence why half life is accurate even though decay is a random probabilistic process).
  11. Ultradave

    The state of CMSF2

    Another engineering axiom. There is "Good", "Cheap", and "On Time" You may have any 2, but NOT the third.
  12. I was in real life (a cannon cocker - FIST Chief, Btry Fire Direction Officer, Bde Fire Support Officer, and Arty Bn Fire Direction Officer). Although it's been a while, for preplanned fires your comment about delay times, from my experience, is the case. The fires would be timed toward expected movements. Having things in 5, 10, 15 minute intervals is about as close as you could think of for someone arriving at a specific location, or be ready to jump off from a LD while the fires are underway. I get the point about "gaminess" thinking that it's 5 minutes into the game so take cover, but I never timed anything to the minute. For on-call fires of course, we would calculate and get rounds downrange ASAP. That is UNLESS the call for fire requested some particular time on target. That would be a very unusual situation though. Normally on-call CFF is someone in need of assistance NOW!!
  13. Ultradave

    New Uncon Models?

    That's a Co. Hq unit picture.
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    New Uncon Models?

    First a couple of Reserve guys, second a group of Militia. Reserve Bns come with mortars, MGs AT weapons(RPG sections), grenade launchers. Militia just have rifles. No support weapons.
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    Old orders and the new website

    Pardon what may be a dumb question but are you sure you didn't input the regular BS license again and not the Battle Pack (it has it's own key)? Sorry if this is insulting but I've done things like that myself any number of times.