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  1. I always looked at is as something that showed you were important, if you weren't 'important' you'd be on the frontline with a rifle or SMG just like anyone else. An officer doesnt need to lug around a large weapon because his primary role isnt to actually engage the enemy himself. I remember those leaflets they dropped in Iraq with instructions on how to surrender safely, placing your vehicles in squares and standing several hundred meters away in some formation, also officers could keep their sidearms. I think its kind of a control thing even if it doesnt get used often, its still there
  2. I'm just curious about the origin of a lot of shooter games giving each player his primary weapon in addition to a pistol. I didnt think it was true just wondering to what extent if any. I wonder what the number on pistol production was. I searched and couldnt find any. Must have been millions.
  3. I'm curious if anyone knows to what extent regular soldeirs carried pistols in addition to their primary weapon. I know the Germans didnt issue everybody a parabellum, thats rediculous. For support roles and heavy weapon crews I can see it. Did American troops have pistols in addition to their primary weapon? It doesnt make sense to me, why not just give them more primary ammo? Now maybe at very close range it would be an advantage, particularly when carrying a bolt action rifle but I dont think they'd go to such lengths in producing all those pistols to give each soldier one or did they?
  4. Whats that got to do with anything. </font>
  5. Whats that got to do with anything. </font>
  6. Whats that got to do with anything. I'm talking movement orders, simple basic monkey logic movement orders that dont exist such as rendezvous. Absolutely nothing to do with ordering a unit to fire at a unit it cant see when it can see, I think thats what cover arc is for. Sure. Stuff can go wrong but it goes wrong in all the wrong areas which leads to a different outcome. Is anybody gonna argue that the concept of rendezvous is unrealistic? Is the concept of rendezvous between vehicles and squads unrealistic? I can foresee some tankers getting impatient and moving on their own if infantry
  7. Whats that got to do with anything. I'm talking movement orders, simple basic monkey logic movement orders that dont exist such as rendezvous. Absolutely nothing to do with ordering a unit to fire at a unit it cant see when it can see, I think thats what cover arc is for. Sure. Stuff can go wrong but it goes wrong in all the wrong areas which leads to a different outcome. Is anybody gonna argue that the concept of rendezvous is unrealistic? Is the concept of rendezvous between vehicles and squads unrealistic? I can foresee some tankers getting impatient and moving on their own if infantry
  8. How about you explain the difference in the scenerio of a tank commander understanding and executing precise orders and a truck driver udnerstanding and executing precise orders before I even feel the slightest urge to defend my views. I was just talking with a tanker last week and we talked about an occasion in the Persian Gulf when one tank split from its unit and went off to the right with permission, the other tanks ran into the enemy and had to hault. When the other tank was ordered back that tank got lit up accidently by its own unit because they didn't realize how far ahead they were
  9. How about you explain the difference in the scenerio of a tank commander understanding and executing precise orders and a truck driver udnerstanding and executing precise orders before I even feel the slightest urge to defend my views. I was just talking with a tanker last week and we talked about an occasion in the Persian Gulf when one tank split from its unit and went off to the right with permission, the other tanks ran into the enemy and had to hault. When the other tank was ordered back that tank got lit up accidently by its own unit because they didn't realize how far ahead they were
  10. How is it the tank commanders in CM dont misinterpret my orders when I order them to exact coordinates in the best possible positioning? Oooh lets not go there but lets pick on the poor transport guys all the way. It doesnt add up in any way shape or form. Are we going to take a jab at everything to do with coordinating or just transporting because there's a load of coordination that goes in CM yet for some reason we're going to brush off the lack of specific commands with transporting for realism as if it was ever seriously intended. I dont think so. It doesnt match up with the rest of
  11. How is it the tank commanders in CM dont misinterpret my orders when I order them to exact coordinates in the best possible positioning? Oooh lets not go there but lets pick on the poor transport guys all the way. It doesnt add up in any way shape or form. Are we going to take a jab at everything to do with coordinating or just transporting because there's a load of coordination that goes in CM yet for some reason we're going to brush off the lack of specific commands with transporting for realism as if it was ever seriously intended. I dont think so. It doesnt match up with the rest of
  12. Its just the way its portrayed thats frustrating
  13. Its just the way its portrayed thats frustrating
  14. I dont feel the vehicle mounting/dismounting business was intentional, I feel its a flaw in the game and if things had turned out slightly different then we'd have better coordination.
  15. I dont feel the vehicle mounting/dismounting business was intentional, I feel its a flaw in the game and if things had turned out slightly different then we'd have better coordination.
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