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  1. I read "The Liberator" by Alex Kershaw and it was great! I've watched the first two episodes of season 1. It's pretty darned good. Stays pretty close to the source material, but there is a fair amount of dramatization thrown in (mostly with purpose). Thumbs up!
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  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. 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
  8. 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)
  9. I agree that Apocal knows what he's talking about. I took care to differentiate between "conflict" and small scale engagements in my blatherings. How about the Spanish American war for a conflict? From Wikkipeida: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield_Model_1892-99 "According to contemporary, perhaps sensationalized accounts, the Krag's complex design was outclassed[1] by the Spanish Mauser during the Spanish American War, and proved ill-suited for use in tropical locales such as Cuba and the Philippines. American soldiers found themselves unable to match the volume of fire di
  10. Thank you Mr. Emrys, that's where I was meaning to go. Albeit a pre-modern conflict, and that there were many more rifles among the native warriors is not in doubt, there is some evidence that Custer was not only outnumbered but out-gunned. Was there not also some battles (or A battle) between the British and the Zulu wherein a choice of rifle was disastrous? Or was it an ammunition problem. Can't recall... It's an interesting topic you pointed out, Apocal. "At any rate, I can't imagine a single conflict in the modern era that was decided by the choice of rifle." I'd be curious to
  11. Little Bighorn? (Not quite the modern era, I'll grant you.)
  12. Go Canucks! Especially that snorkel-equipped platoon. Gpig
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