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  1. Poor quality German troops caught up in Market Garden buzz-saw. They were flanked by Brit Para Recce forces in Vickers mounted jeeps. But most of this damage was done by the trusty 2inch mortars.
  2. Hello CMr's, Just got the Normandy/Commonwealth pack and I'm itchin' for a good ol' PBEM game. Drop me a message and let's get rollin' Gpig
  3. I know what you mean. It looks a bit odd. However, it might allow for some good integration of 3D backgrounds and models (like the tanks, planes etc.). This technique could provide more flexibility to filmmakers. it could also be a much cheaper way to produce movies about WWII, showing us some of those amazing events we can only read about.
  4. Yup. It basically looks like it was run through a photoshop filter However, the nice thing about doing it this way is you can easily integrate 3D animation into the BG. For example, Mk IV Panzers and M10 Tank Destroyers etc., are likely 3D models rendered along with the actors. Oh yeah, thanks for the heads-up. I fixed the link
  5. Based on Alex Kershaw's book about his experiences as a company commander from up through the Italian "Boot" (including Anzio), Southern France and into Germany with the 157th regiment. Was a really good read. The movie looks like it has added an entire dramatization that was absent in the book. The whole "dirty dozen/band of brothers" angle has been manufactured. Still, if it stays mostly true to the book it should be a compelling visualization. Youtube trailer
  6. Based on Alex Kershaw's book about his experiences as a company commander from up through the Italian "Boot" (including Anzio), Southern France and into Germany with the 157th regiment. Was a really good read. The movie looks like it has added an entire dramatization that was absent in the book. The whole "dirty dozen/band of brothers" angle has been manufactured. Still, if it stays mostly true to the book it should be a compelling visualization. youtube trailer
  7. Re-reading Company Commander, by Charles B. MacDonald. This time I'm revisiting all the locations on google earth. Adds a crazy appreciation. Finished The Liberator, by Alex Kershaw, which was is not unlike Company Commander and also quite good. Two of my favourite books about the Canadians in WWII are, - South Albertas, A Canadian Regiment at War by Donald E. Graves, and, - No Holding Back, Operation totalize, Normandy, August 1944, by Brian A. Reid I'm curious if anyone can recommend a good book regarding the strategic operation and tactical responses (from any nation)
  8. Hi John, CM has a WIDE ANGLE function (alt C on my computer). This distorts the view near the camera, but allows a wider field of view overall. That is what you are seeing in Vencini's screen grab. Cool, eh?
  9. Cool video. Didn't even notice that Sherman hiding there until the Tiger backed up.
  10. I think Grabner may have mis-read the ingredients . . . It's TWO parts fire, and ONE part recon. (And less ketchup)
  11. Now that is dedication to a task. Amazing map. Artwork, really. Cheers! Gpig
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