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  1. absolutmauser

    Update on Engine 4 patches

    Especially after playing so much CM, to have to manage your soldiers individually and have them behave in a decidedly suicidal manner was no fun at all! 😃
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    Trophy for US Army is happening

    From the stories I've read on this, the BCT that got them first was 2nd ABCT, 1st Armored Division, and three more brigades are to receive Trophy this year based on the contract with Rafael.
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    "Slow loading"? I'm not sure what multicore would do for that. All my machines have SSDs and all the CM games load pretty quick these days! 😃 EDIT: Referring to what 37mm quoted, not what he said.
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    Panic! Battle Fatigue in WWII

    One factor more common in more modern wars is traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to concussion. TBI and PTSD have overlapping symptoms and can occur in the same person, but treatments are different and incorrect diagnosis of either as the other can lead to ineffective treatments and bad outcomes. Before there was a lot of HE and big guns around, TBI caused by blast concussion was comparatively rare.
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    People have gotten used to the Steam process where games are kept up to date automagically and you don't have to go download stuff from someplace. They don't remember the times of yore when you had "read" or "make a tiny effort" to update software. 😃 Or if you didn't have good internet, you might have to wait for your favorite game magazine to put the patches you need on a CD (or, gasp, a floppy disk!) that you could buy at the supermarket. BFC may not be as slick as Steam, but it's still much better than the old days. 😃
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    Panic! Battle Fatigue in WWII

    I think it's been recently re-published as War Games: The Psychology of Combat. https://www.amazon.com/War-Games-Psychology-Leo-Murray-ebook/dp/B079DC9WVN Not sure why the re-branding. It is an interesting read though.
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    The guy who has been writing about CMSF2 on the Wargamer has been snarky about BF a little bit, but overall has been pretty good. I don't know if that is what people might be referring to.
  8. To the third point, that's definitely something that's been asserted many times and it's always seemed a bit off to me. It may well be that Bren was better for suppressing a specific point target or for actually hitting a specific man-sized target at range, but it's hard to argue with the area suppressing effect of the MG34 and MG42 given their intimidating ROF and belt-fed ammo capacity. There is a reason why practically everyone on earth adopted the GPMG after WW2 after all... 😃 Certainly the MG34 and 42 weren't perfect; their ridiculous ROF (necessitated by the requirement that they be truly general purpose and usable in the AA role in addition to light and heavy MG roles) made them ammo-hungry and harder to deliver accurate point fires in the light role.
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    Same here for SL and ASL. I haven't put the platoon-level games on the board much since the squad-level ones took over. 😃
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    That was a lot of people's first wargame! Even a young whipper-snapper like me who didn't get it until 1990 or so. 😃
  11. On the Warrior's armament, the predecessor FV430 series did have an ATGM variant, but that system (the Swingfire) was phased out. Right now the British Army basically only fields the Javelin as its ATGM, if I am not mistaken (except for the Hellfires on AAC Apaches). There are proposed FV510 variants with a turret that will launch Javelins, but I don't believe any have been produced. I would guess the main reason for the lack of an ATGM version is a combination of the lack of a suitable ATGM option at the time of adoption (suitable for cost and policy reasons I mean) and now the lack of budget to adopt the Javelin-based variant, based on what was said above!
  12. Maybe there's a difference in crew quality or the particular model of T-72 between the scenarios? EDIT: Or maybe the environmental situation/visibility?
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    *snicker snicker snicker*
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    Update on Engine 4 patches

    The release of CMSF2 has allowed me to shift from complaining about the wait for CMSF2 to playing CMSF2 while complaining about the wait for the v4 patches!
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