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DougPhresh last won the day on August 7 2018

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  1. I know this is hyperbole, but the community has been exceedingly patient with missed deadlines and a major patch breaking infantry behavior for a year.
  2. Very late in the day but I hope there's more Canadian content. Ortona was sorely missed.
  3. Speaking from the Canadian Army in Afghanistan - I was with the guns and pulling security for a PRT but 10 x 30rd magazines is more or less accurate. I'm sure that during Medusa or among units who were out looking for a fight they might have carried more.
  4. I thought it was VDV and MPR. I'm a sucker for the naval infantry, so it should be interesting.
  5. Exactly right. At least on LAVs and RGs. I wasn't up on tanks.
  6. pl-1ir-laser-illuminator.bmp on the BMP3 in BS looks like this, and appears as such in-game.
  7. How does Graviteam do trenches and weapons pits without the change to mesh changing LOS?
  8. I was serving at that time, in Afghanistan. We didn't carry Carl Gs when/where I was but a tonne of LAWs to bust grape huts. I'll ask around. Also 8 man section is absolute. Sometimes we were shorthanded, but most often not. Is the LAV commander considered a dismount?
  9. We've all seen threads go rapidly downhill, so I was wondering if we could get general guidelines on: Clean Wehrmacht Clean SS Holocaust Denial Major Warcrimes denial Nazi/Imperial Japanese apologia I like this place and the community that has formed around it. I know, as most of you do that military history is itself often contentious and WW2 history in particular attracts certain types of people. I'd rather not have this go the way of the axishistory forums where whenever I want to look up a unit history I have to read past David Irving quotes at best, and outright Nazi propaganda at worst. I don't think this is an issue of "political correctness" I'd just rather not read about how unfair Nuremberg was when someone's Opa was fighting for Volk und Vaterland.
  10. Has military history gotten so bad that we've moved on from Clean Wehrmacht revisionism to Clean SS? Forget about the Eastern Front for a second, their crimes there are too numerous to count. 2 SS Panzer was late arriving to action in Normandy because they stopped to massacre entire villages. Anyone thinking of defending the SS should read Ordinary Men. As for what soldiers knew and thought, the British secretly recorded them in POW camps. Far from "not knowing" and "believing in defending home and hearth" their recordings show them casually discussing war crimes, the extermination of the Jews, rape and murder. It caused a sensation in Germany when published because it shows all of those lies for what they are. Soldaten
  11. Without reigniting the BTG discussion, you can lavishly equip units with organic fires on a small scale but that wouldn't be sustainable for generating a larger force.
  12. I saw it and will be picking it up. The titles they've had on the modern Russian military have been top notch and really dispel a lot of the pro-NATO narrative that I think is clouding the reality. Everyone who has gone to war with Russia (and lost) always talks about how they have a pitiful, outdated military with obsolete doctrine. I think maybe since the Gulf War NATO has believed our own hype. Georgia and Ukraine should have been wake up calls. It's not 1992 anymore.
  13. A 155mm round is about 100lbs compared to the 30ish lbs of a 105mm. In the early 2000's a lot of NATO planners assumed artillery would be standardized to 155mm but operational experience has shown that cheap, light, mobile guns are valuable. I'd rather have a 105mm on call than a 155mm tied up supporting other units. More tubes are generally better than fewer state of the art tubes with precision rounds. I think the Russian way of war is on the right track in that regard. See also the return of 60, 81 and 120mm mortars to NATO after all those theorists thought precision CAS would replace organic fires. When I joined the military as a field artilleryman, even at the school staff were bemoaning the End of Artillery because everybody was reading about how armed UAVs, small diameter bombs on CAS, land-based CIWS, Hell even tactical lasers had made artillery obsolete. I think NATO thinkers get tied up in the latest and greatest until the next conflict. Look at all the loony ideas before Vietnam, or even throughout the 70's and 80's.
  14. If anything, I would expect more fires to come down on the Ukrainians since there'd be no pretense of deniability. Just speaking from time in Starychi, the Ukrainians are a step up from the ANA/ANP but they aren't a NATO military and it shows. Coming under Russian division fires would be a test for a Western unit. I don't know how many tubes would be supporting an end run on Kyiv, but I think Russian artillery would break the back of any unit not very deeply dug in. Anything moving by road, for sure.
  15. Considering the Russians (Allegedly!) used RPV-spotted MRLS to obliterate Ukrainian mech battalions, I think Russian artillery could use a second look. Their doctrine has (allegedly) really developed in Ukraine, and it's a force to be reckoned with.
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