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[MyIS] Buffpuff

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  1. If it's luck I need then I'm screwed. My luck consists of my LMGs are the first to fall (followed closely by the SMG). My tank commanders sitting 400m away from the front line get pinged by a machine gun. My rifle squad that just cleared the first floor of a 2 story building fail to notice an enemy LMG squad above their heads who then cause 4 casualties to my bounding platoon HQ and an accompanying half squad. I send in 3 full rifle squads to the first floor of a building to smoke out a pesky 3 man recon team armed with MP40s with area target orders for the building the recon squad is in only to suffer 4 casualties and ALL 3 squads running to the rear like their butts are on fire...Well at least that was my luck so far with my finale mission in Montebourg....
  2. Almost done with my Road to Montebourg trip and I'll be going to this campaign next George. Any helpful hints that don't give away too much information you care to share?
  3. And a good read about clearing mines, etc. for your reading pleasure Ted Edit: Disregard. I didn't read the whole thread like a goof...Kevinkin posted the link. It's still a good read though!!!
  4. Wherever you have your game installed look for a folder called "Game Files" (catchy title isn't it!!!). In that folder you'll see Campaigns, Incoming email, Outgoing email, Quick battle maps, Saved games, and scenarios (I'm looking at my CMBN folder by the way so it may be different in Black Sea). For scenarios you just download the scenario you want to play (it will have a .btt extension) and put it in your scenario folder. No muss, no fuss. I'm assuming with maps you're talking about QB maps. Again download the map and put it in the quick battle maps folder and you're done. On a side note campaigns have a .cam extension so any campaigns will go...you guessed it in your campaign folder. Happy trails!
  5. I wouldn't go that far. My experience (thus far) in figuring out scenario design has been uneventful and the community has been very helpful. More scenario designers means more campaigns/battles and that's good for everyone involved as far as I'm concerned. Hopefully one of these days (hint hint) Chris (Battlefront Guru/Developer) will do some Twitch streams on scenario design!
  6. Well it's like you said. Darwinism at its best. One of the saddest police calls I ever went to was a 13 year old who texted her boyfriend (who I might add had just broken up with her hours before because as he put it...she was "crazy") that she was going to kill herself and posted a picture of herself with a bottle of Tylenol PM. An empty bottle later and a phone call from the concerned ex-boyfriend a few hours later led me to finding her passed out in her bedroom. She died from liver failure 6 days later (taking a Tylenol overdose is a BAD way to die).
  7. For Chapter 4 maybe a lesson on the different kinds of "cover" and "concealment" and their use in CM. I know concealment isn't really protection but in a sense I guess you could say it is because it's hard to shoot what you can't see (unless of course you do area fire). Chapters 6 thru 8 sound extremely interesting. I look forward to seeing what you do with it!
  8. Infantry and vehicle recon. That's the next scenario I'm working on from the scenario I've sent you.
  9. Who do I talk to for the 29 percent???!!!! LOL! Excellent video Slim.
  10. Going to have to try this tomorrow. Is this a FB thing only or does it apply on all titles?
  11. I still have my Altec Lansing speakers I purchased way back in 2000 (man those things STILL sound good). My wife HATED when I played the game. Explosions, gunfire, and let's not forgot "Let's get some noise discipline here" (very loud by the way...LOL!). I had to invest in headphones to play at night or I swear I think she would have put the divorce papers in.
  12. My wife just rolls her eyes when she sees me playing this but every once in awhile I get a "How can you play that game. It looks boring". Blasphemy woman!!!
  13. LOL! If I waited for BF to drop titles to "sale" type prices I'd probably still be in the CMx1 series. I've given BF quite a bit of my hard earned money over the past 16 years and minus Black Sea (Maybe because I just suck in modern warfare...LOL!) I've been happy with all my purchases and feel like I've gotten my money's worth.
  14. I might ruffle some feathers with this statement but in my humble opinion I think players that DON'T take the time to read the briefing don't have a leg to stand on when it comes to complaining about a scenario. The briefing is there for a reason. I can't imagine playing a campaign/scenario without reading the briefing. I played Turnbull's Stand (Road to Montebourg campaign) about 2 weeks ago and the briefing explicitly said that the mission was to inflict as many casualties as possible and then withdraw. I was supposed to retreat my forces before the mission time was over but knowing that if the enemy forces reached the touch objectives it wouldn't matter what damage I had inflicted or if I withdrew my forces...the Germans would win that battle. So I ignored the plan of retreating. I killed the 2 German tanks with my AT guns but the sheer number of German infantry forces I knew I would not be able to withstand. So I played the odds and made several keyhole choke points for my focus of firepower. It was very effective since it denied the German forces the ability to engage my troops with heavy support and ranged fire. I piled the bodies literally on the border of one of the touch objectives. I managed a tactical victory with only exiting my AT gun forces (they didn't need to hang around after taking out the tanks anyway). The only scenarios that really bother me are the ones that I deem to be "impossible" to achieve the objectives. Hell in the Hedgerows comes to mind (because I just played it a few days ago...and the bitterness hasn't left my taste buds yet). The friendly casualty allowance was upped in that scenario but the mission to reach the German defensive line was just out of reach in my opinion. Open ground covered by wooden MG bunkers and I couldn't get any friendly forces within 200m of those positions. 75mm howitzer support was like pissing in the wind. Maybe I lacked the tactical ability to pull it off or maybe the whole point was not to win it (since historically the Allies got creamed) but I was not a fan of that mission.
  15. Thanks for the tips. I've taken my minor defeat and moving on. From searching the forums Paper Tiger is the author and maybe he'll see the issue with the bunkers and possibly tweak this mission. Or maybe because they historically lost then it should be the same here. If I could get closer to 200m to the damn things I'd use everything I have but there's no cover anywhere less than that range. Artillery smoke mission is a waste of ammo. I may at some point try and get those HMGs to the last hedgerow on the Allied side before the creek. The only issue is the massive amounts of artillery the Germans have. From my last playthrough I had to move squads back 3-4 times because of German artillery missions. Not enough time, not enough firepower, not enough luck on my part I guess.
  16. Makes me want to tweak that campaign but I'm not the author...
  17. No choice at this point but it just pissed me off that I couldn't put a dent in those bunkers. Artillery, direct fire mortars, 2 platoons firing, 2 HMGs, 2 LMGs all pouring fire on these things and I kept seeing "Penetration" over and over but it did nothing. No casualties and as far as I could tell really not suppressing the gunners inside.
  18. Banging your head against the wall with this mission is exactly the way I felt today after finishing.
  19. Just got finished with Hell in the Hedgerows and posted a comment on the Bunker discussion that's on-going. Frustrating mission for me. I tried smoke missions. I pounded the bunkers with mortar fire. I had 2 platoons at one time targeting a single bunker. Couldn't knock it out and I couldn't get within 200m of the enemy line (forget even crossing the stream). Nothing I did seemed to suppress or do anything with the bunkers.
  20. Just finished Hell in the Hedgerows. My thoughts were the equivalent of banging my head repeatedly against a solid metal wall. I moved up 2 platoons on the left flank (the one with the covered approach close to the stream). I had 2 HMGs, 81mm mortars, 2 LMGs targeting the 2 bunkers on the left flank. The HMGs fired continuously for 30 minutes. The 81 mortars ran out of ammunition. I had the 2 platoons open up on the far left bunker. I didn't manage a single casualty and I don't recall majorly suppressing either bunker. I tried a medium 75mm pack howitzer smoke mission. The wind just blew it away and it was ineffective to try and move anything up. Casualties kept mounting, My troops were getting rattled left and right. And I hit cease fire suffering a minor defeat. Tactic wise I did all that I could think of doing. The rest of the 2 companies I had spread out the length of the bocage line closest to the stream on the US side. The enemy HGs I suppressed and damaged with mortar support. But I couldn't get closer than 200m to any of the bunkers without getting shot all to ****. The barbed wire on the left flank denied any attempt to try and assault that route. The middle was a kill zone because I couldn't suppress or knock out any of the 3 bunkers. The right flank was covered by the far right bunker. It was frustrating as hell. I enjoy a challenge but it felt like I had zero chance in achieving any type of victory with this mission.
  21. I had the same error there on my 1st Excel-noob try. Taking a note from Ithikial's read-me file: I’m a loyal customer! How do I copy over data from a previous version? 1. Open a copy of both the old version (with existing game results) and the blank new version in Microsoft Excel. 2. On the older version with your existing data, click and drag to select all cells starting at cell ‘B22’ and down to ‘J1300.’ (Don’t worry if most of these are blank). 3. While the cells are selected copy these cells. Top right in the menu bar or ‘ctrl-c’ shortcut. 4. In the new workbook select the cell ‘B67.’ Click on the arrow under ‘Paste Button’ and go to ‘Paste Special.’ In the pop up window, ensure you are only going to paste the values of what you have copied and then hit OK. 5. Repeat the process from Step 2 onwards for the cells ‘K22’ for every column out to ‘AI22’ (and down to 1300), but excluding the columns with italicised numbers. 6. Save the new workbook. Close and reopen it to populate the graphs and tables. These extra few steps are because there is a new column topic! ‘Battle Location’ to record the country you fought the battle in. Should be easy at the moment to go back and fill in. CMBN = France or Holland. CMFI = Italy. As the CMx2 series expands to other theatres, like the Eastern Front, this topic will become more of an interest and allow you to divide up your results by theatre of operations. The paste special is what I was screwing up and the important thing is to just paste the values or you get the error messages and the graph results like you've had.
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