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  1. It could be either one, but I don't see the problem either way. The Panther had ID'd the rear tank, but that doesn't mean it had a clear view of the whole thing, just enough of it to ID it, like maybe the sillhouette of the left side of the turret, I dunno. It's not at all far fetched that there could be a tank in front of it which couldn't be seen, presumably in front of a part of it that wasn't seen by the Panther. Especially since both the T34s were in trees - and brush...
  2. There's foliage in the way that will block LOS but not a shell...
  3. If it's mortars, you can get direct fire from a reverse slope position just short of being visible - it takes a little practice...
  4. The right sort of infantry-only battle can give you something of a sense of WWI fighting, especially if you choose forces heavy in bolt-action rifles...
  5. I've played many many hundreds of games of CM over the years, I don't see gun damage very often and it's possible there's been a direct, frontal hit to the gun as shown, but I don't recall it.
  6. The CM licences are not restricted to one operating system these days.
  7. I agree with this passionately! I would much rather see the AI do things automatically, so you map designers could set up a map with simpler orders, than have more and more detailed control.
  8. I played that campaign a long time ago and really enjoyed it. The river crossing was the mission I enjoyed the most and the one that sticks in my memory. It was engaging - there was plenty to do, with mines and interlocking defences to pick apart - but I didn't find it that hard. The Soviets have plenty of troops, plenty of time, and you just keep piling it on (carefully of course) until the German force crumbles. As @Erwin said, you need to choose a flank (I went down the left flank first, but sent a smaller force down the right flank, then reinforced it from the left when I had broken through there). I found it historically educative, engaging, challenging but achievable, and fun. Admittedly this was quite a few years ago - perhaps subsequent updates to the game engine have upset the balance...
  9. It doesn't worry me that the game does this - it's one of those necessary shortcuts and because of FoW and my usual lazy playing style, I seldom notice it happen. But here's the moment when the MG bearer gets killed and the MG instantly appears in the hands of the sole remaining team member. Later on I know I've killed the last member of the team, because the corpse still has the MG.
  10. Not true. It's not explicitly labelled as such, but it's quite possible to get an unbuttoned AFV in a position where it has LOS but not LOF, nor can it have LOF on it - hence it is turret down.
  11. If this is the river crossing scenario of Hammer's Flank, that was basically how I played it. The briefing tells you not to worry overly much about losses. In terms of doctrine, I figure the Soviet forces guide that - they are effective at short range, so I played aggressively to get them within close range, but it was certainly not a human wave attack.
  12. It looks beautiful! I'd like to book a room overlooking the river for a week in July please
  13. I had a tank crew bail with minor damage when they were hit by a 150mm shell (DF), but that seemed fair.
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