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    Commanderski got a reaction from Aragorn2002 in Fire and Rubble Update   
    Looking at last years Bones Post it doesn't look like anything they planned actually came out.
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    Commanderski reacted to Sequoia in Fire and Rubble Update   
    Chanting : New Years Bones! New Years Bones! Soon we'll get New Years Bones!
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    Commanderski got a reaction from Bufo in Fire and Rubble Update   
    A lot of people were asking for a release date of Fire and Rubble so Elvis gave them January 8. I think it may be just an arbitrary date or could be the date of when we can pre-order.
    We should find out more information on Friday in the Year Ahead Bones Post, which they have traditionally always made on January 1.
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    Commanderski reacted to Mr.X in Campaign WIP: Tiger Trail   
    Short update:
    Hope, 8th January will be the date of preorder 🙏
     
    My patient is still alive...👍😎 
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    Commanderski reacted to Vacilllator in Fire and Rubble Update   
    No problemo, we will forgive you but only if you continue to break radio silence 😉.
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    Commanderski got a reaction from Warts 'n' all in Fire and Rubble Update   
    A lot of people were asking for a release date of Fire and Rubble so Elvis gave them January 8. I think it may be just an arbitrary date or could be the date of when we can pre-order.
    We should find out more information on Friday in the Year Ahead Bones Post, which they have traditionally always made on January 1.
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    Commanderski got a reaction from Vacilllator in Wacht am Rapido campaign   
    I just finished the first mission and it was really good. Nothing too complicated some nice surprises.  I think that the fact that the US forces that seem to magically appear could be due to the fact that it's still dark and snowing with near zero visibility. I like the fact that you have two options at the beginning of each mission.
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    Commanderski reacted to waffelmann in Fire and Rubble Update   
    We need someone, who can make a good texture for the (new, coming) fieldcap to use for the gebirgsjäger (edelweiss):
     
    This could be eventually a fine mod!

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    Commanderski reacted to MikeyD in Please Ignore   
    I'm drawn to posts like this like a moth to a flame. 
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    Commanderski reacted to Double Deuce in We need more modders and scenarios makers   
    Well, I took the plunge and started designing a small campaign (just starting with a single scenario and progressing from there). I'm using Battle for Normandy since that's the one I currently own (of the WWII ones). Once I experiment and get the design process down, as much as feasible, I'll probably get Final Blitzkrieg or Red Thunder and make a more detailed campaign.
    Mostly finished first map attached. Really need to find some better screenshot software or learn how to better use what I got . . . 😕

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    Commanderski reacted to General Jack Ripper in Infantry in buildings just won't die.. (and now they won't run away either..)   
    Imagination is a powerful thing, but in reality the Target Light command is your friend.
    Tactical Tip #1: DO NOT BE AFRAID OF RUNNING OUT OF AMMO, BE AFRAID OF SPENDING IT INEFFECTIVELY.
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    Commanderski reacted to Ithikial_AU in Fire and Rubble Preview: The Anatomy of What Goes Into a Stock Campaign Release   
    Apologies if there are still typos and flow problems in the post above. It's been a work in progress in drips and drabs over the past week both in and out of hospital. My Dad had an operation last week so there have been constant visits. Will review again after the holidays before the next part.
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    Commanderski reacted to John1966 in Fire and Rubble Update   
    I'm going to call it Olga.
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    Commanderski reacted to Vacilllator in Fire and Rubble Update   
    So the eagle (piece) has landed?  Does that mean I can ready my credit card (again)? 
    Having just got FB the other day and still having unfinished campaigns in RT, BN and FI I'm struggling to find time as it is, but it's a nice problem to have.
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    Commanderski reacted to Sgt.Squarehead in Fire and Rubble Update   
    Very cool....Love the 'uniforms'. 
     
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    Commanderski reacted to Hadwin73 in Fire and Rubble Update   
    Is there any chance we can play Fire and Rubble this year? At Christmas???😀
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    Commanderski reacted to Anonymous_Jonze in Fire and Rubble Update   
    Wow. Awesome job! Is it possible to add some of those field caps to the wehrmacht/ss? 
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    Commanderski reacted to ASL Veteran in Fire and Rubble Update   
    I decided to try and dig up my first hand accounts - here is part of one
     
     
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    Commanderski got a reaction from Lucky_Strike in Fire and Rubble Update   
    The only book I found and is more than likely the only book available is The Flak Towers: in Berlin, Hamburg and Vienna 1940-1950 (Schiffer Military/Aviation History) (Schiffer Military Aviation History (Paperback))  (https://www.amazon.com/Flak-Towers-1940-1950-Schiffer-Paperback/dp/0764303988). It's only 48 pages and most of the book is pictures. You would think that with all the books on WWII there would be more written on this.
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    Commanderski reacted to Lucky_Strike in Fire and Rubble Update   
    I recall reading, but not sure where, that the Berlin towers, along with those in Hamburg and Vienna, were very rarely hit during the bombing raids, though some hits were recorded. The towers were built to provide mutual support/cover and with each tower able to put up something in the order of 1000 various calibre rounds per minute over a 10km area it's likely the allied bombers just went round them. After all only the Hamburg towers protected what the Allies were really after - industry and logistics - the Berlin and Vienna towers mostly covered the government centres.
    Of course by the time the Soviet forces entered Berlin much of the city was already ruined, but the towers were very much in operation. Not sure why the Soviets had trouble lobbing shells onto the upper decks, maybe they couldn't get close enough to achieve the correct trajectory. Also, sensibly, they just avoided them, the towers were impregnable to their largest calibre bunker busters so assaulting them would have been incredibly costly.
    A few more images:

    The Zoo tower - given it's about 40m tall and surrounded by parkland we can see it has a relatively clear field of fire.

    Post-war it was used by convalescing British troops. The twin 12.8cm guns still in place.

    Twin 12.8cm post war again, here the guns are practically level resting on the parapet. I'm sure I read somewhere that this was how they were fired at ground targets, only a low railing being removed from the top of the parapet, and their repercussion being felt through the whole building.

    Poor Hitler Youth crew member. The gun barrels are level here and a railing can be seen on the parapet. 
    Apparently the 12.8cm Flak 40 could be depressed to -3 degrees. They didn't have any direct sights since they were putting up general fire under instruction from a separate control tower equipped with range finding and spotlights etc. They must have just fired over open sights at ground targets. I'm sure that once they'd been ranged-in the amount of fire that they could put out must have been pretty horrifying. 
     
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    Commanderski reacted to Vacilllator in Question CMRT   
    So much so that I've just added Final Blitzkrieg to my collection, so I now have all WW2 content (acquired in the order RT, BN, FI and FB, all since May) 🙂.  Now all I have to do is find time to play it all 😉.
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    Commanderski reacted to George MC in T-34/85s in biathlon   
    Great wee vid showing T-34/85s being driven hard - they’re a lot smokier than I’d have thought!
    Makes a change from the more common sedate 10km/h round in circles you normally see. 
     
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    Commanderski reacted to Lucky_Strike in Fire and Rubble Update   
    Flak Towers please...

    Or is it this?

    And/or this ?

    All three me thinks 😎
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    Commanderski reacted to Vacilllator in Fire and Rubble Update   
    Aragorn my friend, I think of you as I type anything in any of these update threads 😉
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    Commanderski reacted to Vacilllator in Fire and Rubble Update   
    @BFCElvis a question if I may (and no complaint or griping from me 😉).
    Will there be a pre-order or just a straightforward release this time?  It seems a little late in the day (or year) for pre-order if the release is expected in January?
    I am of course happy either way...
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