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  1. absolutmauser

    Update on Engine 4 patches

    I recently happened across my copy of PanzerBlitz when reorganizing my games. Your avatar just reminded me. I found some supplemental counters in the box I made out of index card stock and very shaky 12 year old penmanship. An assault bridge or something from a General article or book I must have found in the library as a youth. =D
  2. Walter Seifert's "Waffen-Arsenal" book on the 251 gives the range of the 251/16 as 35m with both 14mm flamethrowers firing.
  3. The Osprey book on the Flammpanzers does mention a StuG-based one that used a different flamethrower system. They only made a handful of them and stopped because they kept setting themselves on fire!
  4. Ah, according to the Osprey book, when firing BOTH 14mm projectors at the same time on the SdKfz 251/16, the effective range of the pair was reduced. That may be where the shorter range is coming from?
  5. Tank encyclopedia has many of the same photos as the Osprey book. http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2-germany-panzer-iii-flamm/
  6. According to the Osprey New Vanguard book on Flammpanzer, German Flamethrower Vehicles 1941-1945, the SdKfz 251/16, Panzer III, and Hetzer flame vehicles all used the 14mm Flammanlage Bauart Koebe (or Koebe-Gerat) flamethrower system. It had a max range in all applications of about 60m for burning fuel, and 50m for unlit fuel. Early versions of the SdKfz 251/16 had a 7mm handheld projector tied into the same system but that could be used "dismounted" by trailing a hose. It had a shorter range. The book has a lot of info on the topic and includes combat reports, design history, etc. As far as Osprey books go, it's a good one!
  7. absolutmauser

    Update on Engine 4 patches

    If you were wondering why CMx2 requires an always online connection, it's so Steve can personally login and mess with your game. =D ... (It doesn't you guys, chill)
  8. absolutmauser

    Update on Engine 4 patches

    If you need to take extra time for the Mac edition, please do! I murdered my Windows box recently by having it substantially overclocked on stock air for a long time. Hey, it lasted six years! =D
  9. absolutmauser

    finally back

    In the spirit of fraternal love and harmony, I also apologize. I was just making a joke, but really it didn't add anything valuable. Cheers to you both. *hugs*
  10. absolutmauser

    finally back

    Why? Are you a COP, cop?
  11. absolutmauser

    Update on Engine 4 patches

    Thanks for the update, Steve!
  12. absolutmauser

    A Plea to Developers

    Just need more teams! =D
  13. absolutmauser

    A Plea to Developers

    I stand corrected, having consulted the relevant sources! 😃 DESPITE the lack of good maps, though, the Allies were very fond of map shooting in the Normandy campaign, especially the British forces. Nonetheless, at the ranges depicted in CM:BN I don't think I'd want a lot of predicted fire put that close to my company!
  14. absolutmauser

    A Plea to Developers

    I shall defer to your tongue sticky out and keep reading, then! 😃
  15. absolutmauser

    A Plea to Developers

    The western Allies had quite good maps and survey data, though, and "map shooting" definitely was done. I don't know if you'd want map shooting done at a target within a few hundred meters of your infantry though, especially if a spotter was on hand!
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