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  1. I'd have grave doubts calling Ambrose a historian. I had the misfortune to purchase his book on the development of the North American railways and found it truly atrocious. Even my layman's knowledge knew what I was reading was bad history - which a few quick web searches confirmed. Anyone reading his WW2 books should remember Albert Blithe. This guy would write anything without any fact checking. I don't have time to research if the facts in books I'm reading are actually real or just the authors make-believe facts. Dreadful stuff to waste money on when there is so much quality well written well researched history on the market these days.
  2. Thread title says it all. CMSF is not available to download from the 'my account' of the website. It's a 2007 order. Does that matter? I thought I read something on the website about orders recorded since 2008. Anyone any ideas how I get CMSF available to download from the 'my account' section? Thanks in advance for all replies.
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    Re-Embark Troops

    Select the unit, select a move order and then put your movement way-point on a vehicle. If there is room in the vehicle you'll see the mouse icon change to show the embark icon. Click and your troops will move to the vehicle and embark.
  4. In many table-top or board-games broken troops are simply removed from play completely. Broken is the same as a KIA for all intents and purposes.
  5. I'm playing a lot of campaigns against the AI with 4.0 in CMFI, CMBS and CMRT and I'm just not seeing any new extraordinary behaviour over 3.0. Badly panicked troops and crews have always had a bad time when they've 'broken' in an engagement under any version. If anything playing the new Russian CMBS campaign last night I was amazed at the staying power of Ukrainian infantry in fixed positions under incredible artillery and direct fire. If anything panic and morale is grossly overstated in CM due to the time compression factors that make the game enjoyable/playable. On a side note I've been gaming for thirty plus years at this stage. Any system I've dabbled with - table-top, board-game or computer game - when troops break under fire and panic it is usually game over for that unit. Opinions - of course - are like .........
  6. Thank you for updating this old campaign of yours Dragonwynn. I didn't notice many of your 'huge number of mistakes' playing though this a couple of times. I always thought it was a great effort. Hopefully the enhanced AI plans will make my next playthrough as interesting as when I first attempted it all those years ago.
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    CMFI SCENARIOS & CAMPAIGNS

    Thanks Erwin. This is a great resource for CM players. I try to grab scenarios and especially campaigns as soon as they get released but even I was missing a good few of both. Hopefully this thread is kept updated and attached to all the relevant game family mod forums.
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    Soft launch... CMBS Battle Pack 1

    Just got this last night and am half an hour into the first Russian campaign mission. Loving it so far. Great work on these 'battle packs' BF. A must buy for me as I love campaigns. Hopefully we'll see lots more of these packs rolled out for all the titles over the next few years.
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    CTD

    Deleted CMFI, downloaded the complete CMFI and reinstalled. Game works fine now.
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    CTD

    Have all the other CM titles - all fully upgraded and working properly. Have had CMFI and add-ons since their release with no issues. Will try a clean full install.
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    CTD

    Just upgraded and I'm getting a CTD the second the game begins to load. Activated successfully. Clicked the 'play' button then seconds later CTD. Same from the desktop icon.
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    OT-Graviteam Tactics

    Graviteam games are more 'realistic' Company of Heroes style RTS games. CM is a simulation type game. Tried Graviteam many times and could never get into it. Controls were nearly incomprehensible, graphics were a bit whiff when zoomed out to actually play the game, ToE seemed limited and battles didn't seem to play out the way I'd have thought - as an above poster said infantry are next to useless. These are personal experiences. I'm delighted if others loved it. I'd much rather play CM or other games to get my tactics fix though. RTS games leave me completely cold.
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    Sherman tank .50cal ring

    Not many Sherman variants had a rotating .50cal ring on them. Would the early version Shermans with a rotating .50cal ring even be involved at the Normandy stages of the war? Early Italy maybe. Information about what exact variants the .50cal ring was fitted to is hard to find which is strange.
  14. Thank you dragonwynn. Will be firing this up tonight for the first time. I'm a massive fan of your other efforts. If this one is as good I'm in for a treat.
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