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  1. Me too.... I have not got the manual yet but I was looking forward to checking out those multicoloured diagrams. but its no big deal I can wait if they will be available at some later date... I somehow doubt they will be downloadable as the competition might want to re-purpose them for there new not yet released (fictional) CM -killer 3D WW II squad level wargame. (Hasbro : and Soldiers at War 2, I'm not refering to you ) I would bet those armour penetration diagrams will only be available, (somehow) to those of us who have bought the game. (ok, by that logic that fictional n
  2. Hi Thanks for that post Ray, now I'm REALLY curious ( have not got my game yet) Can some one tell what is the name of the operation that Mr. Wittman is featured in, (as pee Ray's post) that should be the FIRST thing I want to check out.... thanks -tom w "MantaRay Member posted 06-21-2000 03:42 AM I think i know that scenario too. I actually got a Sherman in that ambush, but lets just say that the white stuff was just a bit red after those pissed Americans got through with them!!! Well now on to rou
  3. Yes TCP/IP is a BIG deal, and yes I do really care because, perhaps like your opponent who finished his turn in 3 minutes, I would like to play relatively quickly, so its the turn timers that will REALLY make this game an adrenaline rush. YES, I want turn timers, I can't wait. I hope there is a user defineable timer for the set-up phase and a different timer for the orders phase and a different timer for the movie watching phase. I can see a need for a little longer set phase, but the orders phase and the movie phase should be set to something pretty quick. I would like to play against op
  4. I think it is a hybrid CD both Mac and Pc on one CD but I ordered it for MAC in Toronto -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  5. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KiloIndiaAlpha: Count me in for ASL conversions. I know a couple of REAL HARDCORE ASL players. (You know the type, they never reference the rules or charts!) I'm trying hard to get them into CM. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Great! I would love to kick some HARDCORE ASL player's butts in this game..... Tell them the challenge has been laid down by arm chair generals who LOVE this game like me. I have looked at ALS but it was WAY too complicated for me. But this game makes all the rules and hit tables EASY and
  6. Its quite simple really the Mail Gods have spoken and EVERYONE who has behaved poorly on this BBS (you know the type, childish behavoiur and excessive flaming, not regular run of the mill flaming mind you, but gratuitous and excessive flaming) has now aquired some uundesirable karma and the Mail Gods have mystriously held up or delayed your order.... I cannot think of a more plausable explanation.. (Ok my cd will now be delayed a day or two as well..... I guess by that logic) -tom ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS
  7. I think we all played Shermans against that Panther in VoT and if you did not learn to manouver your Shermans to do what ever you can to get a flank or rear shot on that Panther then SHAME on you. The Panther has VERY heavy armour head-on and you should expect richottes. Just do the math for your self. Click (select) the Panther and hit return (or enter?) then look at the slope on mm thickness of the armour on its frontal aspects. Now click (select) your sherms and find out how far from the target they are, WHat is their range? now look at the penetration ability of their main gun a
  8. cool can somone post a link or URL? thanks -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  9. Hey Steve and Charles with your new found profits can you recruit some of those Bungie artists or programers that worked on Myth and Myth II? Perhaps some of them won't want to go and work for (the now about to be broken up) Microslut! Just a thought.... -tom w P.S. If you have never seen Myth II it is truly 3D and it is stunningly beautiful in its graphics. Check it out. ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  10. I'm sorry but I can't see this being good for The Mac gaming community. Bungie Makes Myth and Myth II and if you have ever seen them or played them, you will know CM's graphics are down right spartan compare to the beauty and sizzling eye candy in Myth II. It is a wonderful 3D RTS stategy game that has NO production or resource harvesting. But it only has swordsmen and archers and scottish dwarf's with satchel charges that make a big BOOM! any way heres the news: from: http://www.macnn.com/feature.php?id=43 Microsoft buys Bungie by Eli Udell Posted Monday, June 19,
  11. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rich12545: I disagree. The game is now out. Add-on packs would amount to nothing more than mods. Different units, different terrain, maybe substitute brown for grey to simulate blowing sand instead of fog. Shouldn't take that long. BTS could charge $30 a mod, make a fortune by the end of the year and then start on the next great game. They'd be way ahead and so would we.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> HELLO! Guess what, the mods are out now, people have been working on cool textures and other audio sound file mods.
  12. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Toad: I used to work for Canada Post. (Marketing) You will receive a card telling you that a package is waiting for you at your closest postal outlet. The card will tell you of the fees due. You will need to bring the card, along with photo ID, to pick up your package. Canada Post will collect the taxes due from you. The taxes will be based upon whatever value Canada Customs determine Combat Mission to be worth. Note that Canada Post is just collecting money that they must hand over to the Federal government. For this "
  13. I'm in Oakville and waiting as patiently as possible with the rest of you folks... (I suspect Customs will slow things down for sure!) And like Everyone else I CAN'T Wait any longer either!!!! I want it NOW! -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  14. I'd love to hear from the first Canadian to receive their copy of the game. How long is customs likely to hold us up? Anyone who has seen their Visa bill: What was the total price in Canadian Dollars? How do we arrange to pay the GST ? any thoughts on this? Thanks I suspect some of us should see the game by the end of the week.... -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  15. Hi I haqve not looked at my statement yet. Can someone tell me what was the full price in Canadian dollars, its probably close $70.00 - $80.00? How do we pay the GST and will these things get "hung up" at the border ? any thoughts I would love to hear from the first person to get their copy in Canada. -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  16. I bet most who ordered early and who on the east coast near Maine will get their copy today. I'm in canada I and bet I won't see mine until the end of the week -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  17. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mark Jensen: The subject says it all! HuHu - my credit card was $55 less!!!! Hurray. Mark "DarkAngel" Jensen Denmark<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Why not? I think that has been answered and I think the answer is yes... -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  18. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by aka PanzerLeader: You're all LOSERS! I have a 9 month vacation starting now!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> What's that, Maternity Leave? Are you pregnant? -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  19. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Private Pike: Just a point, commanders often didn't have acturate maps during WW2. he Germans in Russia had to use school atlases at some points as no maps existed (the Russians kept them secret) and during the drive through France after the breakout from Normandy the Allied tankers were often ahead of their maps as they were advancing far quicker than expected. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Thank-you Private Pike! As per "Kelly's Hero's" (ok, whacky Hollywood war movie I admit) I have suggested that out of date norm
  20. Ghostone got it he seems to be the only one -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> "Have you thanked BTS by buying your SECOND copy of CM yet?" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
  21. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MantaRay: But I will take an Army of Tiger 2's over anything. They were the Kings that would never be crowned. Ray <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Hi in the list of vechicles which of these is the Tiger 2 you were refering to: Pz VA Panther (with skirt armor) Pz VG Panther Pz VG Panther (with chin mantlet extension) Pz VIE Tiger Pz VIE Tiger (late, thicker armor) Pz VIB King Tiger (Porche Turret) Pz VIB King Tiger -tom w ------------------ <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR&g
  22. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Big Time Software: Yeah, that was a strange one. Saw it happening, but no matter how fast you hit the STOP button... it isn't fast enough Rick, I am sure that you will find some stuff in the manual that will improve your skills. The more "subtle" stuff sometimes gives someone enough of an edge that they can do a bit better against a good player who is missing the little stuff. Steve<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Even in the demo without the manual, those of you/us (whatever) that have mastered tricks like getting
  23. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Big Time Software: Tom - yes crew skill plays a very large part in the accuracy calculations. Conscript tankers will miss point blank shots at the Mk. I "Barn Door". And experienced crews are also a lot faster. They'll get two shots off for every one that their green counterparts fire. So they bracket faster and... boom. Target gone! Experience levels are: Conscript, Green, Regular, Veteran, Crack, Elite. Mikeydz - correct, there is never a literal 100% chance of a hit in CM. Nothing is for certain!
  24. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Big Time Software: But do keep in mind things like human error and mechanical problems. These are quite common on the WW2 battlefield, so actual performance in the heat of battle is still likely to be lower than "expected" results. Charles<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Thanks Charles, I will freely admit that my position regarding 90 -99% hit odds for the third shot is unsupported by any real world data or experience. Thank-you for clarifying your position. I will admit that my desire for 90 -99% third round fired h
  25. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jonp: Sorry if this sounds dumb, but what are advantages/dis to having your tank button up vs button down? I know the obvious that when buttoned down, your men are safe so what are disadvantages to having them down? Is the only reason is not spotting nearby units? Thx<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Quite simply the unbuttoned TC (Tank commander) can see and spot more distant enemy units when unbuttoned, but he could get picked off by a sniper then your tank will button up and never unbutton and be disadvantaged by th
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