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StieliAlpha

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  1. Yep, the hit looks more like the shot slid along the steep sides of the curve. 😃
  2. Hm, this looks strange. The photo is too new. The Tiger to well painted, the building looks like a Museum and the first gauge mark does not look too convincing. If you look closely, they remove the paint around the scratches.
  3. What you shall do? Invite us to a beer sampling, then we'll see. Trusting "Asterix in Britain", you should know how that goes. 😎
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    Tanks and Roads

    Yep, I try not to move in a single file, but with the vehicles on alternating sides of the road. That helps a little to avoid traffic jams. But yes, road movement of groups is a pain.
  5. Hm, not Spielberg, but my wife is directing a private media university in Munich. Would you have any ideas for a project?... “French heavy“? Hehehe... Means „a lot of French speaking“ for the rest of the ignorant world... But as I indicated: With my very basic French understanding and some supporting knowledge, I could follow surprisingly well.
  6. Very nicely done, indeed. A little „French heavy“ perhaps. 😎 But once again: Amazing how much French and Spanish one can understand, with some illustration and a well known topic. Plus: I admire your French „verve“ when explainig things. That would sound quite different in German.
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    CMAK & Companion Bundle

    IIRCR, there even were a dozen or so small CMAK scenarios to accompany the book. Interesting idea. I have seen a similar concept only once. A looong time ago in an ancient Microprose Vietnam game.
  8. I quite much gave up, when “The legend begins“ was hyped and I could not really get into the game. Nevertheless, I recently had to buy „No Retreat: African Front“. Just to get the series complete.😎 But the game has an interesting concept: It concentrates on the key areas and leaves the long stretches of sand in between aside.
  9. I forgot to mention: I never really understood the shoot-outs on the open plain, as we had them in CMAK.😎
  10. I have a much simpler reason: I never really understood the nature of the Campaigns. This heading forward on narrow lines of support and the culmination on key points. I am probably more the “advance on a broad front and see what you can do” type. 😃
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    Tanks crossing Train Tracks

    With this I fully agree. Plus: The discussion is becoming too technical anyway. Must be a “carry over” from the usual office discussions. 🤓
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    Tanks crossing Train Tracks

    I don’t fully agree. Referring to the OP: Moving along the tracks does not solve the problem of crossing them. And, on raised rail beds, as used on soft or wet ground, you probably many tanks will have an issue with too little clearance from track to underside of tank.
  13. And re the OP: Early war, of course. Poland 39 and France 40 are grossly under represented in tactical war games. Plus, look at all the “experimental” equipment, formations, tactics... And: Though I own some, I never was really comfortable with any Afrika Korps game.
  14. Never for me. I have been stationed there, or close to it, when Fulda Gap was the name of focal point of a possible Third World War, not a War Game. No need (or better wish) to replay it...
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    Tanks crossing Train Tracks

    Tja, try with your car and find out how easy it is to keep a straight line cantered under your wheels. That’s why train wheels have grooves, with rims of, say, 20mm on both wheel sides. They keep the wheels cantered on the rails.
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    Tanks crossing Train Tracks

    No worries. I am well aware that not everybody is an engineer. And living with an engineers reputation is not always easy. You know Scot Adam‘s „Dilbert“ cartoons? They describe our short comings frightenly precise.😱😎
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    Tanks crossing Train Tracks

    Well, I am mechanical engineer, building 600tons machines which travel on rails. So, yes, my idea may have a fairly solid base.😎 I, too, found it remarkable, how the guys try to aling the tracks with the rails. I would describe the same in a method statement. Good engineering practice. And good to see that not all is just theory.🙂
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    Tanks crossing Train Tracks

    You may add, that tracks are a fairly high strength obstacle, with a fairly tiny surface area. I.e., the tank tracks, wheels and mechanics get a huge point load while crossing such 3 or 4 inch wide „razorblades“.
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    Post Cool RCs Here!

    Damn, you got me. My Chinese is almost as good as my Russisan. Last‘s for about the first 30 sec‘s of a conversation. Than it is time for „Nasdrowie“ or „Campe“. Or for the Prussians to arrive or the final singularity...
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    Post Cool RCs Here!

    My answer would be „Shi de“. Or „Campe“. That always helps...🍺🍺
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    Siege of Jadotville

    I would know an Aussie guy, who would love to take the project.
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    Siege of Jadotville

    Reminds me to an old German joke. Can‘t remember it straight, but the bottom line was: „It‘s not difficult to have many books. But who will lend you the shelves?“ 🤔🙂😆
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