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General Jack Ripper

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  1. This is an overview of how things worked out so far, and some news. I hope to get another gameplay video done by next week, subject to the requirements of the service.
  2. But the presence of contact markers can at least inform the TACAI that SOMETHING is over there. A "kill zone" might be a bit complicated, but "possible enemy presence" is not.
  3. Well, we have no idea if there was a contact marker or not given the sad lack of video coverage. If you want issues like this to be investigated and taken seriously, you might want to take your reporting of them a little more seriously. You could at least include a save game. I mean, the absolute basic level of effort might pay off, if you did anything with it. Otherwise, yes. You should keep it to yourself because you are doing absolutely nothing of consequence.
  4. Your math is basically correct. Can I give a +1 for some heavy artillery? The 105's we have these days feel like popguns.
  5. Sometimes I forget you're new here. Let's all just simmah down.
  6. Yes, but for SMG's in particular things seem quite different. Most vehicle crews I use as medics already have a carbine or rifle.
  7. They may be obvious to YOU, but if the unit in question has no contact markers then it is not obvious to THEM. Please feel free to enclose some screenshots or video of the incident in question.
  8. If the SMG ammo disappears from the unit's inventory, they will almost never pick up the SMG, probably because they don't want to pick up a weapon they have no ammo for. The guy with the pistol will pick up the SMG because he at least has a few rounds available, thus making the SMG 'useful' for him. Vehicle Crews and XO teams make for great medics. I once had a US Co XO Team armed with a Thompson, a BAR, an M1919A6, a Garand, and a Bazooka. Made me feel like I had Rambo on my team!
  9. I would like to state to the community, please include more than 30 seconds of video when complaining about things. Either make a longer video, or give a complete text description of what happened, and why you think it happened. If possible, re-load a save game, and try again to see if the result is different. Try taking off the cover arc and running the turn again. Try moving a shorter distance using quick, and giving a face command. Then, include all of these results into a longer video so we can all see a more complete picture of context. Posting 30 seconds of video, and saying "u
  10. As opposed to the Sturmtiger which is already in CMFB? Is that too much overkill and should be removed? I've never seen someone argue for withholding a unit before.
  11. I see none of these jokes you mention. Are you off your meds?
  12. Asking for an artillery piece to be included in a game is not in any way related to your supposed second point.
  13. Just finished 'The Savior Generals' by Victor Davis Hanson. It never occurred to me much before how the divergence of political opinion from military reality can so quickly destroy what would otherwise be a successful military action, in the case of Tecumseh Sherman. I also really enjoyed the part about Matthew Ridgeway, being a general I know little about, and now feel keen to correct that shortcoming. ...and I feel a kind of kindred spirit in Belisarius. I think he and I would have been friends, of a sort. The ability to simply throw the book out the window and do what's best
  14. Emrys had recently had some health problems. Hope he's okay.
  15. I got a real scalp massage once. Can confirm gif is accurate.
  16. I don't know what metric scenario designers use when determining the time available in a scenario, but I wish they'd get a new one.
  17. Well, we can forget whatever I said in the briefing, because I don't think things are going to work out the way I thought they would. Do not use the plan as a script. I'm now fairly certain whatever changes were made to wooden bunkers have rendered them immune to anything short of direct fire 75mm. I've expended both 81mm mortars and 75mm off-map artillery against them, to no effect. Looks like we're doing this one the hard way: Sorry for the wait.
  18. I've been playing for years, and I don't have a clue. The AI does seem to prefer short or quick barrages, but that could just be the fact I don't really present any large targets for them to shoot at.
  19. It's inevitable when people are passionate about a subject. If anything, it should be taken as a compliment that Combat Mission is a good enough game for people to get their panties in a twist about it. Dispassionate mediocrity is the final death knell for a game franchise.
  20. In my battle against BletchleyGeek, I endeavored to use psychology to cover what turned out the be a significant shortage of bodies. I was outnumbered 3:1 but managed to get him to agree to a ceasefire that granted me a Minor Victory. All because I shoveled bullets, shells, and bodies onto the ramparts in an effort to convince him he couldn't win. If he'd refused the ceasefire I would have been forced to surrender, or at least fight a diminishing set of skirmishes while he stomped my guts out.
  21. Congratulations, Bud. It seems to me all you needed was a little motivation from the gallery in order to get stuck in and win.
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