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  1. LOL - the movie is cut. look at 00:44/00:45 and at 00:55/56 and again at 02:00 and again at 03:48 and 05:11 ... maybe you want to check for the shadows to see how much time has passed
  2. I heard this excuse a lot - when I talked with veterans and when we arrested some of those "followers". Not just from Germans. This attitude makes things possible like Srebrenica, Rwanda or Abu Ghraib. It's too easy. Everybody carries part of the responsibility as a soldier. And every soldier or citizen can say no. Look at the Weisse Rose or what happened in Denmark in 1943.
  3. I concur with you statement JonS. All branches of the Wehrmacht were instrumental for the consolidation of the Nazi regime in the 30s and all bear their part of the responsibility of the human disaster which followed - to create a gradual index is quite absurd. And some exponents of the Luftwaffe get forgotten in this context: Albert Kesselring, Kurt Mälzer (just to name two examples) - under their responsibility, or direct orders, massacres like the one of the Fosse Ardeatine were committed. Also Luftwaffe ground troops, e.g. the Fallschirm Panzer Division Hermann Göring were involved i
  4. so size (/43 to /48) really doesn't matter ... more if you're on the move or static (at least for the ejection)
  5. Try to answer 1) and 3) I checked the KStN 1108 (gp) Stab und Stabskompanie eines Panzergrenadierbattalions (gepanzert) from 1.11.1943 and the later with Freie Gliederung (F.G.) from 1.4.1945: Both show a 251/3 in the Stab - the 1943 Version had an additional 251/8 (Ambulance) in the Stab. In addition the Stab has 1 Kübelwagen and 4 Krad or Kettenkrad. The Stabskompanie has two 251/11 (Telephony) and one 251/3 - no other 251s. The 1945 version had just three 251/3 in the Stabskompanie the 251/11 had gone. There were no gunners assigned in the KStN on battalion level to the 251/3, there is
  6. Looks like a problem with the action spot to me. So that the action spot you want to throw at is in the building. Maybe you should throw farther or besides the spot?
  7. Sure - that an MP would be an advantage. But it just wasn't there in history. And since the proper tactical employment of a Panzerschreck would be embedded with additional infantry. Since CMBN strives to get us a feeling as historical as possible there should be no MP in a Panzerschreck team.
  8. There was no need for an MP for the Panzerschreck teams since they would operate under the cover of other troops, e.g. an infantry squad. And that's what you should do in CMBN too. To use a single Bazooka/PIAT/Panzerschreck team is just not tactically sound. So no need for an MP for the team.
  9. And the Panzerjäger to ignore the stupid suicidal order right away and shoot the squad commander (by accident naturally)?
  10. I love flogging dead horses ... just one example I am deeply into researching (yess getting close to playtest the campaign ) to support Jason's point. The operations of the 11th Panzer Division moving from Bordeaux to Avignon (some 600 km) with some occasional fights against the Maquis, and then retreating along the Rhône river to Lyon (some 250km) fighting off the Americans (mainly the 36th U.S. Infantry Division) and then the battle at Meximieux starting on 31. August: The division lost some 11% of its personnel, almost 60% of its Panthers and as it seem not a single of its 170 250/25
  11. I guess that in this particular situation, the damaged Panther should probably be taken out of the game since it would transfer as quickly as possible to the repair shops. I doubt that there would be time to swap ammo though.
  12. +1 to this one. that would be a hell of a scenario :cool: especially at night
  13. I am sure that some ammo swapping was done, but assuming that the tankers then and now show similar characteristics - they would need to be a bit farther away from the frontline, than in the average CMx battle to begin such a procedure and only under real emergency conditions. Just for reasons of cover and not being surprised by then enemy so close to a frontline. So e.g. averaging out the ammo between tanks between two battles in a campaign would be an interesting option (if they don't get resupplied) BFC could provide us with.
  14. JasonC/Georgie - even during the Cold War the ammo allocation for the individual weapons for the "average" soldier was very limited - i remember something of 100+ shots in basic training. when an army still trained large amounts of soldiers it was often a cost/production issue too - you had to multiply the ammo allocation with pretty big numbers. Same was true btw for "real" ammo for LAW/ATGMs etc where the focus was on handling the weapons and correct tactical behaviour and eventually fired training ammo. So in a ww2 context i wouldn't expect zook or shreck crews to have fired a lot of
  15. IMHO that's why MGs, SMGs and assault rifles were invented in the first place: To get an appropriate fire density into the area of a (moving) target. So that the hit probability increases - not for the single bullet, but for the burst. Semi-automatic weapons like pistols and semi-auto rifles go into the same direction: usually you would fire a quick sequence of several shots at a target.
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