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JulianJ last won the day on July 2 2020

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  1. I think it comes from the stage version of Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall. But if anyone knows better please post.
  2. Hmmm....CM Taiwan does seem to follow in the tradition of SF and CMBS....although for the poor Taiwaese sake, BF's horrible record of prediction doesn't come to fruition in this case!
  3. Yes, surely. There's a whole load of hypothetical militarist mayhem we should be testing out, in a purely imaginary manner. I love the smell of Alternative History in the Morning!
  4. I am open minded about Pacific War CM. A few months ago if you'd said, "How about CM CW?" I'd have replied, "Well, I'm not really bothered. I doubt I'll buy it." Build it and they will come. But I did and I am really enjoying it. I think CM PacWar would have takers and interest. I don't expect battlefront to be interested, but it does have all sorts of tactical challenges, and of course there are both Japanese and US tanks participating in quite a lot of battles. Never say never, huh?
  5. I'd have to tick: "All of the Above". There don't seem to be too many westerns made nowadays. What was the one with Aragorn in? That was good. You know who I mean, but it's been a long day and I can't be bothered to google it, sorry.
  6. The Shane clip is fantastic. "You ain't going to drink that in here." "You guessed it." Smack. 🙂
  7. I clicked on this as a new YT tank vid. Bit of mil porn...it was worth it for the laughs. It's clickbait. Nearly every line has something egregiously wrong. I'm sure many of you will spot stupidity I missed. Highlights: random footage of Leopards instead of the appropriate vehicle. Which tank should be competing in F1 instead of warfare?
  8. Funnily enough, like Simple Simon, I was going to pick the Sherman too. Since reading Zaloga and hearing the Chieftain/Nicholas Moran I have come round to the idea that it was a pretty decent and survivable tank for WW2 (that is with the various upgrades, expecially ammo stowage).
  9. I'd like to add this to the list: it's on Youtube for free - the 2019 Russian Film "Tankers". It's not a masterpiece, but I enjoyed it. I think you have to suspend your "military geekness" and not mind the Pz IVs are not 1942 variants (they seem to be full size vismods, not cleverly-done 1/6 R/C tanks, which I thought at first). I won't say anything about the plot for the sake of spoilers, but I thought the characters are well-drawn; because there is a female Russian tank repair engineer there is a romantic element which adds some light and shade to the often all-male war film type. The main tank is a real KV1. Loved that. It seems surprisingly roomy inside 😄. Lots of T34s. There's a lot of the mundane aspect of tank warfare: bogging down in a stream and mechanical issues which make a change from many other films. Several scenes take place while the crew are re-ammunitioning the tank which I found a clever use of drama and realism.
  10. LOL. Was the entire military deployed for a pop video? It looked like it.
  11. You are entitled to your opinion, but iconography is important. I expect you know enough about WW2 Germany to know that is the case. It's not just that the game doesn't favour one side of the other, difficult as that is to achieve, but also players see that is how everything in the game appears.
  12. I second the premise that the main and loading screens should be side-neutral. In all the CM games I play, I generally play both (all) sides depending on how the fancy takes me. I was surprised at the comment about the US perspective. I didn't get that at all, which is why the lack of Soviet kit slightly irked me. On an irritation scale of 1-10 this is about a 2 so not very bothered but surely easy to change? Plus, from an iconography point of view, the 3 pix akd posted are evocative. The current ones are not as "sexy" from a gaming perspective.
  13. @John Kettler Thanks for the information. As you can see I found the book, in its audio version, very convincing. I think I know enough about WW2 to spot obvious fakes. So if it was made up, presumably by mixing up fiction with bits taken from existing German accounts then that would account for its verisimilitude. Apart from the Goliaths, which fitted in with other accounts: great idea, but didn't work too well in actuality, there wasn't anything in the audio book about secret weapons? Maybe that was missed out? I will check out your links. @LukeFF Yes, that makes sense - the hurris would be too vulnerable in a high air threat environment but could still operate around the med.
  14. @Bozowans interesting approach. After SF2 and particularly BS I am kinda conditioned that rushing forward is a recipe for disaster. Perhaps I need a bit of time in a Soviet Reeducation Camp to get the proper gung ho aggressive spirit. Interested that your air seems pretty ineffective too.
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