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  1. I used to do 1:35 scale panzers etc. I had three shelves full of DAK vehicles and artilery. Mostly kits from Tamiya and Italeri. Rommel stood directly between a horch truck, and a 75mm Pak. I havent built a tank since 1985
  2. I'm re-reading Beevor's Stalingrad. I'm realy frustrated by the shortage of good maps. Not only should this book have at least a dozen of the city itself, showing the lines at various stages of the battle there... But there should be more maps to illustrate the invasion, and the encirclement. I want to be able to see clearly who was where. The few maps in the book are adequate to give a rough overview, but no more. Why do I keep feeling that at one time, books like this were packed with detailed maps? Am I imagining a past golden age that never was?
  3. mr_laurier_iiooii@yahoo.com Random settings
  4. 1000 pts. All else is random. mr_laurier_iiooii@yahoo.com
  5. Jason gets very pissy about a particular bug in the game, I dont blame him. It IS a bug. In reality the gun should either, have height, or be blocked from shooting. In game we get neither. It is a bug. It gets exploited regularly. At first I thought he was just spewing sour grapes... But then I tested it myself. Turns out he was right. The solution is to place your gun such that it is on the flat of the hill, just barely ahead of the slope.... and have it either, dug in, or in a trench. alternately, you can give the other guy more mortars to play with. E-mail me a turn, CMBB Random everything. mr_laurier_iiooii@yahoo.com I'll play allied
  6. I am perfectly capable of being wrong. And am quite OK with that.
  7. A fairly large chunk of 20th century Germany was aquired from Denmark in the 19th century. Also the languages are very closely related.
  8. I'll load it and see. I've never had much luck playing Finns on offence....
  9. Fine as can be. I agree, most random maps are vile things.
  10. Make the map look like home. Or like my home (rocks and trees)
  11. My eyesight is rather less than it was 20 years ago, and the subtitles are blury and hard to read. (they also distract from the flow of the movie) The small stories are tied together within an overall plot which is subtle yet noticable. We are arguing irrelevencys now.... The next step is oblique genital bragging, adolescent posturing, and "your momma's so fat" jokes. Or we can settle this with a QB Send a turn to... mr_laurier_iiooii@yahoo.com Since you are Finnish, you might want to let me be soviets Is 1000 points good?
  12. "Tali-Ihantala" looks like a better movie. Seems to have a plot as opposed to just scenes. I wish I could understand Finnish.
  13. Nice teaser. Appearantly they aren't big on tidying up the horrors of war. Looks like its gonna be a blatant and bloody film, with lots of graphic human suffering. Hopefully there will be at least SOME acting, character developement, plot, and continuity of story to tie it all together. Will it make theatres in Canada? who knows.
  14. Ok JasonC, I've posted the map at The Proving Grounds. Its called Speed bump '41. There are no briefings as yet, Just a map with units and reserves. Taka a look and tell me where I buggered up.
  15. Would it be fair to say that in the first 2 weeks of barbarosa, the average quality of Soviet troops in the border zone was generaly green or conscript? Would it be plausable that a reduced company of rifle infantry might be told to man a roadblock? (1 Coy CO, 2x platoon of 3 squads of 1941 infantry. Plus 2 attatched platoon COs?) Would they have 4x 50 mm mortars and 4x maxim guns... and a single 37mm AT gun? What sort of German forces would they be expected to try to stop?
  16. My mods are under the name Corvid.. Dont let them die.
  17. My few mods are under the name Corvid. Please host them. And enjoy them.
  18. Religion. Not the religion of the churches and mosques, but the religion of Holy Mother Russia herself. Nobody who invades Russia can win unless they demonstrate that Holy Mother Russia has asked them to do so.
  19. I'll DL it and give it a go. Theres another north africa movie I saw. way back in the 70s when I was a kid. I forget the title but the plot went like this; In an unspecified year in ww2, A german tank crew has lost its commander, and is wandering lost when they stumble across a lone german officer who promptly assumes command. Meanwhile.... a pair of allied fighter planes are on patrol. One takes a hit and is forced to land. The pilot of the other looks out and sees the german tank approaching his wing mate, so he lands to rescue him. Just as they are about to take off again, the german tank opens fire and holes the wings of the second plane. Now our allied boys are unable to get off the ground, and the german tank comes after them as they trundle across the sahara in an unflyable fighter plane. They are chased by the german tank, who's new comander is gradualy revealed to be rather insane. Finaly the plane runs out of gas. The german officer goes to kill the surendering pilots. He shoots one. and is aiming at the other.... and is himself shot in the back by his own crew who want no more part of his insanity. The end. Does anyone know the title of this movie?
  20. Agreed. In recent years we have seen brutalized refugees stop multi million dollar tanks with nothing but a broken steel pipe and sheer desperation.
  21. Thankyou. So I need to upgrade my Italians to Regular with some veterans? Weakened rather than unfit? Upping the 60% strength that I'm using, to 70%? I'm using A lot of on-map 45 mm mortars and Marosec 7.6 mm AT rifles. Some 65 mm off-map guns, plus 81 mm mortars. Is this a good mix?
  22. Ok, I'm making 2 (two) medium scenarios for Italian defence. One in Dec 42, the other in Jan 43. Both feature understrength, weakened or unfit Italian formations where average units are green with some conscript and a few (very few) reg units. Both are planned as hasty defensive opperations to slow and delay the Soviet advances of that period. Ground is open country with gentle slopes and occasional gullys. Very few trees but a fair amount of brush. In both scenarios, the Italians are blocking a road that leads to the rear. In both scenarios, The Soviets want to clear the road and push beyond. Any grogs with good advice?
  23. Spellir, Dont listen to JasonC... Well actualy DO listen to him. He knows pretty much all there is to know about the game.... but dont tell him I said that.
  24. I'm back from months of double shifts, 7 days a week. snipers (and crews) do use small arms to defend themselves. And sometimes they do more than spook the enemy. I had a mortar with no ammo sucessfully cause casualtys using small arms.
  25. Still at it. And discussing many off topic matters in the process. I must say that the Luftwaff does a fine job killing German paratroopers... Also my esteemed opponent is making very good use of his infantry.
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