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  1. Well, I remember you all the same Steve Actually I was notably involved in a debate on tattooed bikers in bars, though not topless and not in Manhattan, thus Jon's and Michaels memories remain excellent. I scarcely think that solidly off-topic debate ever made it out of the inglorious General Forum, but it was rather amusing nonetheless. I seem to recall a Mr Dorosh being a partner in crime here. But I might be mistaken - as Jon pointed out it's been six years. What I actualy wrote to say was - Thanks for sending me my original Dandelion profile, I really appreciate it. The only thing I
  2. JoM67 Seriously, do you think we're all linguering here to write endless posts on matters we are all already well familiar with? This forum is all about the exchange of knowledge. It always was. You might want to reconsider your presence here, if this offends you. Sinceriously Dandelion
  3. Not familiar with hardcoded statistics concerning the spotting of mines, I seem to achieve satisfying success spotting mines using infantry scouting ahead, making a point of having them stationary every once in a while. Stationary meaning lingering for at least one minute, or they will not spot properly. Ordinary infantry, not engineers. Unfailingly doing this, I have actually only once ever (!) driven a vehicle into any minefield in the game. And in that scenario, there was no infantry, only tanks and desert. Then again, I have marched scouts into minefields, and more importantly perhaps I
  4. Horrible news indeed. So we've now been hanging around here for so long that we're starting to die off of old age.
  5. One of those authors used to be a frequent poster here at the forum. If I were you, I might try using the name Rexford in the thread name (rather than lost book) and he just might find you. He'll know. You know, something like "Looking for Mr Rexford" or the like. Cheers Dandelion
  6. There is a command exactly the way Dook describes. It will appear whenever relevant (infantry (not exclusively engineers) equipped with Demo charges (not grenade bundles, as these are treated as antitank (antitrack) weapons in the game) within 29 meters of any enemy, and issued with a "fire" order). The range of the use of explosives is, according to previous announcements by the BFC, to reflect the men actually applying explosives. Seeing as the squad actually is supposed to disperse over an area much larger than the dot-on-the-map that it appears in the game (and within which it can be af
  7. How about Kraut Calamity? or Bothersome Boardwalk Boche? or Fritz has a fit? or Merry Jerries assault our ferry? or Brandenburger with fries? or U-137 strikes again - the prequel? or Failed integration of heavily armed immigrant groups in the municipality of Eastport, july 1942, a US Justice Dpt Survey? or How we almost made it to Canada - a German account? or Seven Years in Maine, by Heinrich Harrer? or One Eastport too far? or The hitherto unknown second air assault landing by Rudolf Hess behind enemy lines? or This aint Kansas, Dorothy? or "The special-operations forces are
  8. How did German squadlevel tactical behaviour differ from, say, US, in june 1944? And what marked consequences did the German frame of mind create? Cheers D.
  9. Infantry training in WWII did not differ much from modern training. The components you mention were all there, and you do see a lot of it, especially fire-manoever, even in the series BoB. Of course training varied. Within Easy company, there were men with 12 months of training, others with just a few weeks. Status was the same with the opposition, German training looked much the same. Training is overrated. In peacetime professional armies, everybody tends do undergo endless series of courses, usually labelled Advanced or Modern. This - much like Red Tape - is a peacetime phenonema. Speaki
  10. King's idea is good. Too bad you can't pit US vs US, since that would allow you to create a german Special Forces unit in US uniforms, fluent in (US) english, connecting the story to several actual german operations during the war. At any rate, you can use any of a large number of commando raids actually performed during the war, for OOB. If you want it larger scale, just simulate an invasion. You can use the landings and paradrops in and around Narvik, and adjoining archipelago, as a model. The area is not entirely unsimilar. Cheers D.
  11. 1. You write posts on this forum. 2. You are reading a book using correct foreign abbreviations for handheld automatic weapon systems more than 50 years old. 3. You're an engineer. Plus of course you have a very masculine approach to written expression. You use no capital letter att he beginning of sentences, nor dots at the end, and you get straight to your point, delivering it with absolute minimum keyboard strokes. Seriously, there are no females in here, nor has there ever been any, ever, throughout all these years. A Grognard who has Outed is 100% female repellant. You can rela
  12. Maschinepistole. In text correctly abbreviated MPi, as Mr Sudowudo points out. The term "Schmeisser" stems from the first world war. As with so many nicknames. Actually the MPi 40 had quite a few ties to the Schmeisser brothers. Making the international (rather than specifically American) pseudonym "Schmeisser" rather reasonable. First of all, the MPi 18 of the Great War was widely internationally known and recognised (in spite of it appearing in very few numbers). Although called "Bergmann" (it being produced at the Bergman weapons factory, the employers of the Schmeisser brothers at
  13. Yes, same animal, the biggest of the tigers. And you can say "Bengaltiger" or in German as well. But it doesn't have quite the same ring to it. "King Tiger" is quite understandable. "Royal Tiger", another common translation of Königstiger, is a bit further down the road isn't it? Cheers D
  14. Thanks everybody, the little ones name is Sibel but I usually call her Decibel as she's quite a loud little demon I must say She's quieting down tho, get's better every week. She's just 7 weeks so far. The original Carentan CMBO operation had many virtues as playable (not all would agree) but made quite extensive compromises with historical accuracy. I found that every step back in that compromise led to a corresponding degree of lack of playability. This not just referring to correct sizes of formations, armament, terrain and distances - even the landscape as such in a topographical
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