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About Chelco

  • Birthday 06/07/1970

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    Germantown, MD, US
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    Air and Land War simulations.
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  1. Outstanding! I love that book. Kudos on the initiative and looking forward to see how it comes out. Now if only I could get my copy of CMSF to run again ... Cheers,
  2. Indeed Flanker15, I checked the ammo inventory of the firing Challenger tank. This is from a PBEM game that's still going. That static T-55 is no more. Cheers,
  3. Thanks for the link to that thread, c3k. Appreciated. I even have a blog entry for this! Cheers,
  4. Ron, +1 to all of your questions. The British Army's tactical doctrine is unfortunately classified. Please see this entry in my blog. I've read all I can from the posts in this forum and more information would be really appreciated. A bibliography section, as the one BFC posted for CMSF would be great too. Cheers,
  5. I'm sorely disappointed that this post didn't come with a picture.
  6. I'm betting for the release to be around 12:30 EST tomorrow. BF never fails to catch me away from home on a business trip, with a corporate laptop on which I cannot install anything. Ah, man.
  7. CMSF Marines Manual: Released 20 September 2008 CMSF Marines Module: Released 26 September 2008 Cheers,
  8. Ey FMB, I remember playing your scenarios! Fair enough. But the air is full of release smell ... ain't it? Cheers,
  9. I will buy the BF module just for kicks. Nah, who am I kidding to? I'm dying to command with a British accent. What's up with this thing of not letting us know the exact release date? Cheers,
  10. Quote du Jour! Johan Anderson (Paradox) about the exquisite AI tricks used by the blockbuster game Empire Total War (Creative Assembly).
  11. Hi Dietrich, That's a good point. I'll have to double check, but for sure the insurgents were having heavy losses. Slap, thanks for the titles. I will check both out. Cheers. John: That's an interesting document! Reading it right now. Thanks,
  12. Hi Apocal, I read "House to House". Really a very good read. As for "Hard Corps", it sounds like a great book. I'm gonna get it this weekend. Thanks! Hi Slap, If you could recommend me a good title on the Battle for Hue City, I will appreciate it. Thanks in advance. And speaking of books, shameless plug to my blog, with a list of titles that may be worth checking out if you are enjoying CMSF-Marines. Cheers,
  13. For some reason there is an impression out there that modern combat is all about high-tech gizmos, button pushing, leveling entire blocs with guided munitions and so on. I guess that the defense contractors have made a very good job convincing the tax-payers that what they charge for is worth every penny. When it comes to fighting insurgencies, there is also a tendency to regard significant casualties of the conventional forces as a rare event, something like a deviation from the norm. I subscribed to this popular wisdom and in the only CMSF scenario featuring insurgents I ever made I punished the Blue player with significant point losses if the player had more than 30% casualties. In "We Were One", Patrick O'Donnell has a very detailed account of the actions of a Plt. of Marines during the Battle of Fallujah. These Marines entered Fallujah after the armored formations, with the purpose of cleaning up the insurgents who on purpose remained hidden during the first hours of the assault. These Marines fought block to block with their meager organic weapons, even using bangalores sometimes. To my astonishment, during some peaks of fight they lost one or two guys (injured or killed) every other block. I'm totally floored by this book.
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