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  1. My boss is a huge CM fan! (but thats because I'm self-employed). In fact, I've probably played more CMAK and CMBB at work than at home over the last few years... And I know Rune's real name mjkerner and didn't see it!
  2. OK, so fate has allotted me about 48 hours of wife- and child-less time starting in T - 6 hours. My choices are either: A) Get caught up on the pile of work at the office that needs to be done; or Immerse myself in CM:RT and ignore everything else. I can't decide which to do, hoping someone else will make the decision for me..... On another point, I don't see Rune listed in the manual credits, I hope that's because he's busy working on other Battlefront projects. Every time a new CM game comes out, I can't help but fondly reflect on the CM:AK, CM:BB and CM:BN Chicago previews.
  3. Nothing like visions of pixelated Germans and Russians setting each other on fire to warm my heart and make a bleak winter day bearable!
  4. I'm playing the scenario but don't appear to be having any issues.
  5. Personally, I'm just thankful that we have a thread on the board that is virtually guaranteed to get Steve to show up and post something, even if its just 'Locking this one up'.
  6. Yes, but I thought part of the point is that these maps can be broken up for smaller scenarios? Is there really any likelihood of playing a scenario on one of the huge maps - that doesn't seem realistic to me.
  7. What about the opposite effect - weren't paratroopers on D-Day given airsickness pills that knocked them out or made them sleepy? Certain cold medications will absolutely floor me and make me useless for half a day - its unimaginable to be living through that while jumping out of a plane into occupied France.
  8. There is a price point where I would not buy the next mod, but Battlefront hasn't come close to hitting it yet (unless you include Shock Force which wasn't my cup of tea and I took a pass on). Very happy with both first families at the moment - room for improvement but just like CMBO a decade + ago, as I got better at it and found good PBEM matches, the game became much more immersive and fun - the difference being that CMBO wasn't being improved like CMBN and FI are.
  9. First scenario I played upon download. Did anybody else notice that the extra road wheels 'stored' on the back of the Brumbarr were rotating when the Brumbarr was moving? I assumed they were accidentally tied in somehow to the animation of the operative road wheels.
  10. So is this the "something nice" that was mentioned before. It certainly qualifies IMHO.
  11. Oh I disagree very much. The Walking Dead is top notch TV - the barn scene in season 2 was an immense emotional payoff for a season that plodded a bit, but Seasons 1 and 3 have been strong. As for recent movies, 28 Days/Weeks Later were very good, and Rec/Rec 2 were outstanding. Zombieland and Shawn of the Dead were pretty funny. Dead Snow has the Nazi Zombie genre pretty well covered, too, though I'll leave it others to point out inaccuracies as to the Zombie Nazi kit (the MG42 looked pretty good to me!). World War Z is the pinnacle of Zombie literature (which is not to say that the Walking Dead graphic novels don't have their moments). I'm hopeful that the upcoming movie is worthy of the book. OK, so the zombie media market is 'saturated', sure. But not played out, IMHO, especially since the original Romero work were so campy and subject to improvement.
  12. Take a look at the Ubique scenario if you haven't already. Similar concept - though the arty was Sextons, and the delay was caused by hedgerows and terrain - it was pretty fun.
  13. Thanks for the link, a story that warms my capitalistic small business owner's heart and that makes me want to buy more Combat Mission games.
  14. OK, so if I'm definitely buying Market Garden, and will definitely need 2.0 for Market Garden, and the 'upgrade' for Market Garden v 2.0 is $5 for those that don't have 2.0 already, the question is whether paying $5 ($10 current cost of 2.0 - $5 less for MG when it arrives) is worth it to play CMBN and CW between now and MG... Which seems like a no-brainer, and I'm a bit chagrined to have put this much thought into $5, with the caveat that any active/regular PBEM opponents should be pretty much on the same page.
  15. Maybe I'm missing something here, but if you have the hard disc doesn't that save you from having to use up 'activations' in the event you need to reinstall the games? I've had to reinstall CMFI recently (after replacing a video card) and when I did from the physical CD I did not get asked to re-enter my activation code. Just last week I had to reinstall CMBN because something got goofed up on my system with 1.11 update and again, I did not have to use an activation code - the hard copies installed the game without having to enter the code.
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