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    Double Deuce reacted to MikeyD in Reforger Nostalgia   
    I just now read that by our timeframe the US has converted TWO THOUSAND M48A3 tanks to 105mm gun M48A5. That's a lot of tanks! Far more than I had imagined.

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    Double Deuce reacted to Vet 0369 in Ivan Ivonovich is here to rap with you about his outfit in the Pact armies...   
    I first saw "Connie" in the late 70's or early 80's in Blackhawk, Huey, and Armor PM series on turbine engine maintenance when I wrote engine maintenance manuals for GE Aircraft Engines. I have to say, the clothing changed greatly. In the ones I saw, "Connie" was dressed in "Daisy Duke" shorts and a halter top.
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from JulianJ in Assuming you ever get tired of war, what do you play?   
    Some people consider TTRPGs a variant of the wargame and I guess that's true depending on the game/genre. Having said that I run a weekly D&D game online and have for years.
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    Double Deuce reacted to kohlenklau in CMRT Romanian Mod   
    Yes, it is! 
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    Double Deuce reacted to Mastiff in The NTC   
    I still have my NTC map from my days in the big green. 
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    Double Deuce reacted to umlaut in CMRT Romanian Mod   
    It is the danish M23 helmet. Probably the ugliest helmet ever designed. I asked JM if he could make it for me - for a danish scenario I am planning.
    Here it is on my grandad (on the right), approximately 1933.

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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Megalon Jones in CM Cold War - Beta AAR - Soviet Thread - Glorious Soviet Victory at Small German Town 1980   
    A couple things might be considered equal too, but probably the only real advantage of the M60A3 would be the TTS (thermal sight).  
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    Double Deuce reacted to MikeyD in CM Cold War - Beta AAR - Soviet Thread - Glorious Soviet Victory at Small German Town 1980   
    I've got a 1980 Pentagon doc complaining that M60A3 without TTS doesn't perform measurably better than M60A1, and the author was fuming over the delay in getting TTS to the troops in Germany (while delivering a batch to Egypt first).
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from IICptMillerII in CM Cold War - Beta AAR - Soviet Thread - Glorious Soviet Victory at Small German Town 1980   
    These AAR threads have me so stoked for this game, moreso than any previous CM title. It can't get released soon enough.  🤑
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Rice in CM Cold War - Beta AAR - Soviet Thread - Glorious Soviet Victory at Small German Town 1980   
    These AAR threads have me so stoked for this game, moreso than any previous CM title. It can't get released soon enough.  🤑
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    Double Deuce reacted to IICptMillerII in CM Cold War - Beta AAR - Soviet Thread - Glorious Soviet Victory at Small German Town 1980   
    Congrats @The_Capt for winning this tough fight! In my opinion this has been one of the best beta AARs in recent memory, and the two of you even managed to finish it before the game released! Love how it came down to a final decisive exchange. I think the AAR has done a really great job of showing off the true peer-on-peer nature of CMCW, among many other positives. 
    To add to what Warren said, the T-62 is actually a pretty effective tank in this title. It is not massively outclassed by anything (no poor T-62s vs M1A1/2) and in many cases will outperform US armor. As a rule of thumb: Everything >>> M60A1.
    The T-55 certainly feels like an "old" tank in CMCW, similar to the base M60A1. Both are completely outclassed by later variants/models of tanks present, and is really noticeable. 
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    Double Deuce reacted to Splinty in Reforger Nostalgia   
    Those are wet weather boots, but at least by the time of Desert Storm they were authorized as NBC boots as well. The lace up boots that came standard with the chemical protective suit were notoriously hard to don correctly and tended to disintegrate under field conditions. It was normal to wear the wet weather boots instead as the were easy to use and were considered as effective as the chemical NBC boots.
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    Double Deuce reacted to kohlenklau in modding early war Soviets...   
    I have just been studying the CMRT .bmp for the Soviet M43 uniform. I am determined to turn it into some early war version...
    We'll use all our old tricks AND the new tricks to get us all back in the early war 40's for CM. 
    But ultimately we can only "alter-simulate" so much until we are displeased at what we see and it is not worth the departure from the norm. "Alter-simulate" is my new word I just made up. TM COPYRIGHT 2021 KOHLENKLAU LLC
    If you play the CMRT Romania Mod teaser scenario, you will place what you are used to seeing against what we alter-simulate. I hope you are not displeased.
     
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    Double Deuce reacted to kohlenklau in CMRT Romanian Mod   
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    Double Deuce reacted to Badger73 in U.S. Thread - CM Cold War - BETA AAR - Battle of Dolbach Heights 1980   
    The M60A1 & M60A2 had a stereoscopic rangefinder which uses two eyepieces and relies on the tank commander to spin a range wheel until the two images merge into a single picture.  When you had a sharp single image, it gave you the range to the target in meters and mechanically adjusted the gunner's sights to that range.  The TC then gave the fire command (in this case 1,500 meters) as, "Range one five hundred meters.  Fire!".
    To save time and insure first round fired, veteran tank commanders and their gunners would pre-set the rangefinder to a "battlesight" range; either 1200 or 1600 meters depending on SOP.  As soon as the gunner "Identified" the target in his sights, the TC fire command would be an immediate, "Battlesight, fire!".  The gunner would check for "Burst on Target", re-aim to the point of impact and fire again until TC declared, "Target destroyed."
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    Double Deuce reacted to dpabrams in Can someone please slap me?   
    These are pretty awesome times for us guys whove played Cm since the beginning and from day one dreamed about this exact topic, this exact time and this exact place!
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    Double Deuce reacted to Widukind in German   
    Hello guys,
    as an former member of the bundeswehr in 1978 till 1982 and a combat mission gamer since the beginning my dream bcome true now. What happen if...,i allways listen and talk about the invasion of europe and i am realy realy glad thats not happen. A plan to invade  germany you can found here https://pointalpha.com/sites/default/files/downloads/the_lovely_little_town_that_would_have_been_absolutely_screwed_by_world_war_iii.pdfhttps://pointalpha.com/sites/default/files/downloads/the_lovely_little_town_that_would_have_been_absolutely_screwed_by_world_war_iii.pdf
     
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    Double Deuce reacted to IICptMillerII in Pre-orders for Combat Mission Cold War are now open.   
    In the editor the US is "Blue" and the Soviets are "Red."
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    Double Deuce reacted to Bil Hardenberger in Can anyone post an in-game screenshot of the soviet infantry at close range?   
    Thank you, but this is more than just my idea... @The_Capt has been working with me since the beginning on this project and it was our brainchild, not mine, ours. 
    In addition @IICptMillerII has been a boon since he joined the core team, managing scenario development and doing a ton of research and testing.  There are also a few special people like @George MC, @Pete Wenman, @Combatintman to name just a few that have contributed some serious content, from campaign, scenarios, maps, quick battle map development, etc. to this project.  
    Cheers, Bil
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    Double Deuce reacted to Amedeo in Can anyone post an in-game screenshot of the soviet infantry at close range?   
    I'd like to see 1983 included just because it was the year we really risked the third world war; 1985 is also interesting (new pieces of kit: 120mm armed Abrams, reactive armour on Soviet tanks etc,). Indeed the decade 1979-1989 saw the introduction of many new weapons systems, especially in land warfare, just to keep up with the new ammo types for the same gun (just consider the kinetic penetrators used during this decade in the US 105mm gun: M728, M735, M774, M833; M900) would be daunting!
     
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    Double Deuce reacted to herr_oberst in Fire and Rubble: What are you looking forward to the most?   
    Forget the vibes... release it already!!!  lol
     
    I have 6 weeks of vaca this year (a bonus from the company), and I can't think of anything better than:
    a) playing CMFR,
    b) finishing my map et al based on scans of Library of Congress maps "L-37-6-B Dmitrijewka" (covers Dmitrijewka and Stepanowka). Gotta find the right units and books about that area, and build a scenario/campaign.
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