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Everything posted by Pilaf

  1. Bad timing from what i understand. Windows 11 is quite beast and will only add to the processor manufacturing shortfalls if you think its a good time to get a new PC. You'll get less bang for the buck.
  2. I'm going to ask because I don't know. Haven't been able to find a reference for this period. But, did the soviets practice using one tank as an IR spotter, with other forward tanks firing at the painted targets. It seems to me with all this IR gear, a survivable tactic would be paint and scoot, letting a silent mate fire before before the enemy does. I might be way off but was curious.
  3. AT guy looks like an apparition. Reminds me of those Weird War comics I used read.
  4. Recall wayback Close Combat, the Russian one? Forget, haven't played for years. But had this Pz III earn 5 stars and all the medals all through the campaign, they were ace. At some point they bought the farm, that was a sad day. I miss that. Back to topic, I see at least one T64 scratched.
  5. CM2 is tank centric and excels at this. Pacific theater would be light on tanks, especially for the Japanese. Maybe Korean War would be more suitable?
  6. Thanks, wish listed this. Been playing Aeronautica for dog fights which leaves a lot to be desired.
  7. Other than the cookie cutter battle maps how much different than the Napoleon Total War mod sets that were done for that game. Granted TW has a grand strategy map is a big plus. Each man in the regiments in those games are represented by a single model soldier. There are massive mod sets in TW that do the Civil War well. BF would do it better ofcourse, but there is much to learn from where TW got it wrong.
  8. Did they have issue desert fatigues back 1980? I'm thinking no?
  9. The East German Border. If you have not seen this movie you should.
  10. I thought I noticed some minor track damage after a superstructure front hull hit. Otherwise those T64/72/80 are rather tanky.
  11. May 1980 release. The B side was already posted.
  12. Don't forget France. Unique and seriously good kit.
  13. 1981. Put this on perpetual loop.
  14. For another reason, those anticlimactic victories when the AI surrenders when he still has 4 good tanks moving around. Hit the NO you can't surrender button and keep playing another 10 minutes.
  15. Well it has a Soviet flag, Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, and artillery firing in Grenada. Plus its a great song for the cold war.
  16. You can't talk 1980 music without mentioning the Sinking Ships. Can't believe I'm the first.
  17. You burn through a lot of ammo in a 500m firefight with iron sights. Those are protracted fights that go on for a time, then run out of steam and both sides break contact. Would be fun in the game for small unit infantry battles.
  18. You think you're Mars or something? Norm cracks me up.
  19. that's a real pickle barrel of a shot. I think it happens too often myself. But if it did happen top armor is weak so it would penetrate.
  20. I think its been posted here before but this is a recent 1080p full version. If you don't mid subtitles its a pretty good way to burn off a couple covid hours. youtube: 1944: Final Defense (i don't know why the cover art has a leo 1. The movie does a good job with mocked up stugs, and russian tanks)
  21. Always avoid danger close with air support in this game. It never goes as well like in those viet nam novels I used to read.
  22. Hopefully a platoon assault like your example would not take place unless all the information in the form of a SME order was available. If possible. Perhaps scouts already ascertained what you are up against. What's covering the enemy MG. And then the scenario starts. CM does that pretty good, you can detach the platoon MMG, set up a fire base and hook in with the rest of the platoon as you said. Hopefully you have all the useful information to read prior to battle. That basic text book tactic is taught to infantry section commanders as well, so they have a fundamental understanding, and perhaps a qualification to control fire and movement at a higher level. Applying it to CM depends on the scenario, sometimes you get a text book operation, other times you get a wtf situation with duff intel requiring some adaptive thinking.
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