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    Double Deuce reacted to waffelmann in Fire and Rubble: What are you looking forward to the most?   
    Partisans! Just to finally see them!!!
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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 Dan Dare in Pre-orders for Fire and Rubble are now open!!   
    it looks like the soviet partisans have ran to the woods....why are they not on the list anymore?
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Pre-orders for Fire and Rubble are now open!!   
    I've been working up details for a Crimean Offensive based campaign (yes I know it's a few months before the CMRT timeframe but still) and I have to say, it's really good to see the addition of partisans. Time to double down on my design notes and get cracking on those maps.  😁
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Commanderski in Pre-orders for Fire and Rubble are now open!!   
    I've been working up details for a Crimean Offensive based campaign (yes I know it's a few months before the CMRT timeframe but still) and I have to say, it's really good to see the addition of partisans. Time to double down on my design notes and get cracking on those maps.  😁
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Zloba in My Battle for Normandy stories   
    Nice start for sure! 🙂
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    Double Deuce reacted to Vet 0369 in Passage At Wilcox SOP   
    Sorry for coming so late to the game this time, but here is my take on this whole question. I agree with @THH149 above.
    First to set my level of knowledge, "0369" was (since I've been out the the USMC for almost 40 years and the TO&E has probably changed) the USMC Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) code for "Infantry, Small Unit Leader" (or Platoon Sgt). Starting at the company level, we had the Commanding Officer (CO) and the Second in Command Executive Officer (XO). who controlled the battle and movement in a general way. They didn't evacuate the wounded, distribute ammo, or anything like that. They didn't issue specific instructions, just something like "First platoon is the base of fire and second platoon is the maneuver (assault) element." The Platoon Commanders of those units would provide more specific instructions to the Platoon Sgts and Squad Leaders. We would ensure that those orders were carried out. After the assault (using bounding fire), the Platoon Sgt would consolidate the position, prepare for a counterattack, collect and redistribute ammo and food, ensure that any casualties were brought in from the assault path (we NEVER stopped in our advance to give aid to casualties. that is why we had Corpsmen), and emplace any Company level attached weapons such as MG's, Mortars, and Antitank/Assault teams. When we had M-14's, we each carried 180 rounds in nine magazines, and for M-16's 280 rounds in eight magazines. if we had weapons attached such as MG's and 60mm mortars, we'd each also carry 200-400 rounds of 7.62mm (we had M-60s) and two 60mm mortar rounds. Finally, we'd usually also carry 40mm grenades for the M203s and at least one or two claymore mines. Kind of why Marines are considered "Heavy" infantry. I never even heard of a 2IC team until I started playing CM. I honestly don't know if the US Army designates one or if it's just one of those things that BF uses to give us to simplify buddy aid. Recon Teams are usually at Battalion level, the same as Javelins. We never saw them at the Platoon level. We would assign a fire team or squad to perform the recon for our advance, and to keep our flanks secure. We ALWAYS maintained our scouts in front. They are useless in the rear.
    I always try to use the above to equip and organize my Marines (and Army even though I know they are not trained the same) in CM. For me, they are tactics that I know best.
     
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    Double Deuce reacted to weapon2010 in Watch this grenade toss.   
    Kills like 6 men.
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    Double Deuce reacted to MikeyD in Fire and Rubble Update   
    A lot of games you're comparing to CM have budgets equivalent to franchise superhero movies. They even hire movie stars as voice actors. They often have another similarity to franchise superhero movies, as well. They cut corners on the quality of the actual content in preference for visual effects and initial box office draw.
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Raging Al in Welcome to 2021!   
    TBH, I'd really prefer early war (WWII) content for CM, but I'll take what I can get and am enjoying what is currently available.
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in CMFB (Unofficial) Screenshot Thread   
    In the 80's some of us did it routinely but I can't remember if it was a standard practice. When I was on the M60A3s I kept an extra long hand mic cable (I think it was 50') to connect my CVC to the external radio/intercom on the rear fender while I dismounted to scout things out. I missed that ability when we went to the M1's.
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    Double Deuce reacted to IanL in Welcome to 2021!   
    They will, but right now they are all outside playing with their kids or grand kids like I suggested earlier
    Hee hee
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Vacilllator in We need more modders and scenarios makers   
    Well, I took the plunge and started designing a small campaign (just starting with a single scenario and progressing from there). I'm using Battle for Normandy since that's the one I currently own (of the WWII ones). Once I experiment and get the design process down, as much as feasible, I'll probably get Final Blitzkrieg or Red Thunder and make a more detailed campaign.
    Mostly finished first map attached. Really need to find some better screenshot software or learn how to better use what I got . . . 😕

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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Vacilllator in We need more modders and scenarios makers   
    Yeah, the 2nd time was mush better. The first time I was almost done, trying to add in flavor objects, and overwrote that file with a new, empty file. 😟 Rest assured, I'm backing up regularly now. 
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Commanderski in We need more modders and scenarios makers   
    Well, I took the plunge and started designing a small campaign (just starting with a single scenario and progressing from there). I'm using Battle for Normandy since that's the one I currently own (of the WWII ones). Once I experiment and get the design process down, as much as feasible, I'll probably get Final Blitzkrieg or Red Thunder and make a more detailed campaign.
    Mostly finished first map attached. Really need to find some better screenshot software or learn how to better use what I got . . . 😕

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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Pete Wenman in We need more modders and scenarios makers   
    Well, I took the plunge and started designing a small campaign (just starting with a single scenario and progressing from there). I'm using Battle for Normandy since that's the one I currently own (of the WWII ones). Once I experiment and get the design process down, as much as feasible, I'll probably get Final Blitzkrieg or Red Thunder and make a more detailed campaign.
    Mostly finished first map attached. Really need to find some better screenshot software or learn how to better use what I got . . . 😕

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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in We need more modders and scenarios makers   
    Well, I took the plunge and started designing a small campaign (just starting with a single scenario and progressing from there). I'm using Battle for Normandy since that's the one I currently own (of the WWII ones). Once I experiment and get the design process down, as much as feasible, I'll probably get Final Blitzkrieg or Red Thunder and make a more detailed campaign.
    Mostly finished first map attached. Really need to find some better screenshot software or learn how to better use what I got . . . 😕

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    Double Deuce reacted to Probus in Community Campaign Created by Multiple Contributors, Historical or Hypothetical   
    Yes.  I'm hoping we have enough maps to keep it interesting.  I have a cunning plan. 😊
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Blazing 88's in Community Campaign Created by Multiple Contributors, Historical or Hypothetical   
    Many, many years ago I ran multiplayer games like this using Steel Panthers (both the WWII and Modern versions). I never tried using CM but I'm sure it'll be pretty involved and time intensive. The one advantage I found with using Steel Panthers was the random map generator which saved lots of time. It'll be interesting to see how this project turns out.
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Probus in Community Campaign Created by Multiple Contributors, Historical or Hypothetical   
    Many, many years ago I ran multiplayer games like this using Steel Panthers (both the WWII and Modern versions). I never tried using CM but I'm sure it'll be pretty involved and time intensive. The one advantage I found with using Steel Panthers was the random map generator which saved lots of time. It'll be interesting to see how this project turns out.
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    Double Deuce got a reaction from Lucky_Strike in We need more modders and scenarios makers   
    I have come back to the Combat Mission series after a 'really' long break but don't have either Final Blitzkrieg or Red Thunder yet (honestly I tend to prefer early war stuff). In previous attempts to design stuff for Battle for Normandy I always ended up feeling overwhelmed and dropping those projects. I have several ideas and would really like to pick up the design torch again and try to carry at least one scenario/mini campaign through to the end. I would like them to be well produced, have a high quality feel and immersive (probably my OCD). Where is the best place to start for learning design tips and such (hopefully with pictures cause that's how I learn best)???
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    Double Deuce reacted to Combatintman in We need more modders and scenarios makers   
    For CMSF-1 but the principles hold true ...
    MAKING OP NEPTUNE SPEAR – A SCENARIO DESIGN TUTORIAL (CONTAINS SPOILERS) - CMSF Scenario and Mod Design Forum - Battlefront.com Community
    Knock yourself out mate - heaps of pictures ...
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