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    Micro-Battles Comic Writer Beta Tester

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  1. Here’s the official word: https://support.aspyr.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000214186?utm_source=catalina&utm_medium=Email Some developers are not updating software, or require one to replace it at a significant cost. Since I refuse to go to subscriptions for photoshop and Lightroom (among others) I’ve been gradually phasing applications that will not work (and are due for replacement anyways) with others.
  2. Nice screens again. That gully position was an interesting move, but it needed more serious AT capability to be effective....and an escape plan. Perhaps support from afar to engage your tanks it could have posed a better threat.
  3. Interesting to see that I’m not the only one who thinks this way. Especially when playing against a stronger player, or one who has the stronger side, as we sometimes see in CMSF2 or CMBS, I decided some time ago to play more to deny the enemy an outright win than to try to win myself. And in some truly tough battles, eking out a draw can feel like a huge victory from my standpoint. If I exceed my expectations, so much the better, but not winning is not an automatic disappointment.
  4. I'd recommend you open a support ticket. They can tell you what to look for and troubleshoot the issue.
  5. Nice screens, Ian. That gully infantry ambush was a delight to visualize.
  6. I don’t think there is anything wrong with starting with CMRT. I know that I was a terrible, truly terrible player when I started with CMBN. Too many assumptions on how things work based on the wrong (fictional) sources. I also played Close Combat, so I know where you are coming from. My suggestions: 1. Sit back, relax and watch the 6 videos by a real Lt Col showing you how to play the game. Seriously, it’s fantastic. A good base to build upon. You may not grasp all of it, but as you play and experiment it will all make more and more sense. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ6dDlqye9Q https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zHm6FDh1738 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HI4MNt-BtBM https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fQgFnIW3VtE https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XFc6ge53jZQ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zvoKNVDNtVI They are informative, but also entertaining. Don’t look on them homework. 2. Try some smaller scenarios ( “Battles” in the game menu) and also generate some Quick Battles as well. You can choose sides, maps sizes, force sizes, etc. It gives you a chance to start quite small, and get familiar. 3. I learned a lot as I write my AAR (After action report) as the Russians. I humbly offer you an chance to learn from some of my rather terrible mistakes. The comments and suggestions are quite helpful. It’s not done so more to come in the future days...
  7. Amazon readers also leave a lot of reviews, depending on the book. I've found that it can be helpful. It's not definitive, at least for non-fiction, but if you see a ton readers saying it's amateurish, then you likely can suspect it is for example.
  8. Well this section from the Amazon reader's review is relevant to what you asked: You're right, the first link is more a description, but if you look at the Goodreads link you will see different people's opinions, and that might give you some feel for whether it's what you're hoping to find.
  9. I don’t know if any of this is a reliable review but FWIW https://www.naval-military-press.com/product/monte-cassinoa-german-view/ https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25580132-monte-cassino One from amazon said:
  10. The sound travel delay is actually quite interesting, on large maps. On several occasions I’ve heard an explosion and it would catch my attention but I’d be confused what happened. Going back and replaying I’d eventually discover artillery ranging somewhere distant and hidden by trees or buildings... it’s rather cool.
  11. They made a rather sober film about this too, called “The Man Who Never Was.”
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