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    slysniper got a reaction from BletchleyGeek in How do you advance over open terrain?   
    A ambush command sure would be nice.
    One of my present methods is have my unit wait out of the line of sight, , move it into line of sight trying to time it so that it engages for approx. the amount of time I want in the minute turn. next turn, immediatly get the heck out of there. (this method can be pretty successful)
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    slysniper got a reaction from Bil Hardenberger in How do you advance over open terrain?   
    A ambush command sure would be nice.
    One of my present methods is have my unit wait out of the line of sight, , move it into line of sight trying to time it so that it engages for approx. the amount of time I want in the minute turn. next turn, immediatly get the heck out of there. (this method can be pretty successful)
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    slysniper got a reaction from IanL in How do you advance over open terrain?   
    Good suggestions.
    Most players need to learn to use recon more, somebody has to be sacrificed for the good of the whole.
    You always need to find the enemy location first, before risking moving any units of value.
    find / pin / maneuver to killing positions / eliminate. (This is the basics no matter the terrain.)
    Yskonyn, it sounds like you have the tendency to want to move to contact in force, this is not a tactic that plays out well in these battles. (That is a tactic in real world situations where you have a massive advantage - that is never the case in most cm battles)
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    slysniper got a reaction from Freyberg in Heavy Artillery vs. AFVs   
    Actually, I did some testing to see how effective arty is in WWII
    vs the same size arty in CMSF
     
    My test was to run armor through arty barrages and see how effective it was. There was no point targeting envolved.
    I was actually very pleased with how much armor was damaged in the WWII test.  A few lucky kills and many more immobilized.
     
    The modern era stuff , the tanks were pretty immune.
    Of course there is precision arty that is very effective vs stationary tanks in the new era stuff.
     
    But in general, the results looked pretty realistic in the testing I done to what I understand for what one should expect.
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    slysniper got a reaction from IronCat60 in AT gun firing back despite full suppression. Intended?   
    Its one of those situations where, show me that it happens all the time before I get worked up about it. If you can show it happening at some type of unusual rate, then its something to worry about.
    One time is , wow that was cool - move on.
    I had a lone survivor on a heavy machine gun, pinned, suppressed and being fired on, manage to return fire and kill at least 30 assaulting troops on his location. The bad part of all that was I was the assaulting side of the situation.
    Should it of happened per game mechanics. NO
    but it did, it was one of those moments where the game did a unusual thing. (it was a medal of honor moment) it was pretty cool actually.
    Has the game ever done it again in the years that have followed, nothing even close.
    Move on and drop it unless this is a reoccurring problem.
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    slysniper got a reaction from IanL in AT gun firing back despite full suppression. Intended?   
    foxholes and trenches will also work well against direct fire with the hide and pause set on the unit.
    The issue of course being that they are worthless as to returning fire.
     
    But the tactic I use often in h2h fights is, Hide my men and let the enemy blast away, especially if I have a trench system.
    I can crawl my men away from pinning type of effects.
    The important part is, having other friendlies, normally farther away. concealed but keeping a eye on the enemy and set to open up on any enemy unit wanting to rush the defenses.
    I have many a win because the enemy thinks they have my men pinned, they rush my trenches. I see the attack and unhide my units in the  trenches and engage the enemy at close range.
    guess who wins the fire fight in those situations.
     
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from Freyberg in AT gun firing back despite full suppression. Intended?   
    personally, that is what makes the game fun, for me anyway. There is just enough unpredictability that one cannot guarantee a move or a event. the game will throw in unplanned results as to what your hopes are for outcomes. It really does mimic life in a artificial way.
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    slysniper got a reaction from Freyberg in AT gun firing back despite full suppression. Intended?   
    Its one of those situations where, show me that it happens all the time before I get worked up about it. If you can show it happening at some type of unusual rate, then its something to worry about.
    One time is , wow that was cool - move on.
    I had a lone survivor on a heavy machine gun, pinned, suppressed and being fired on, manage to return fire and kill at least 30 assaulting troops on his location. The bad part of all that was I was the assaulting side of the situation.
    Should it of happened per game mechanics. NO
    but it did, it was one of those moments where the game did a unusual thing. (it was a medal of honor moment) it was pretty cool actually.
    Has the game ever done it again in the years that have followed, nothing even close.
    Move on and drop it unless this is a reoccurring problem.
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    slysniper got a reaction from IanL in Interested to hear if you are trying a Combat Mission 2 engine game for the first time because of the new nations now available?   
    Adding new units from another nation is what makes a module  just that for me. If they do nothing more than add a few units to a existing country I am disappointed. That feels like nothing more than a scenario pack in a way.
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    slysniper got a reaction from IanL in What makes this module worth buying?   
    Most of the Scenarios focus on the new available units.
    If you have no interest in them, then I can see why you lack a desire for the game.
     
    The scenarios that are placed in any of the games are generally a lot higher in quality than the after release ones and 3rd party stuff, in that they are reviewed and worked and reworked many times. I generally have a few that I love from each game release. 
    There are a few really chose ones on this game release also, but I still have plenty to play before I can say which are my favorite.
     
    For me, I could care less about which units I have or what time frame, I look for being given a battle that I have not played before that gives me a different type of challenge than what I have had to deal with in the past.
    That can be done with one of a kind terrain, units with a different mix of weapons from what I am accustomed to playing with and things like that.
    In that sense, this module delivers
     
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from Warts 'n' all in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    Interesting, because someone is not actively playing the game and don't really care about updating the engine. When the later version of the game gets new material, they feel they should get the later version of the game for free. With the purchase of the material.
    Where as BF sees it as they offer products for the latest version of their products.
    Really, Ok, maybe it is a little harsh to the casual player that does not use the product much. But If $10 is the make or break of them buying the latest material and version of the game, then I doubt they are  serious about buying the game anyway.
    And would anyone not serious about buying the game even be on this site. 
    So get you $10 extra and get the game and start playing.
    (dress up like a beggar and get the money for the whole game in a hour or 2) you will have better luck doing that than getting BF to change how they sell their product.
     
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from sPA505 in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    Interesting, because someone is not actively playing the game and don't really care about updating the engine. When the later version of the game gets new material, they feel they should get the later version of the game for free. With the purchase of the material.
    Where as BF sees it as they offer products for the latest version of their products.
    Really, Ok, maybe it is a little harsh to the casual player that does not use the product much. But If $10 is the make or break of them buying the latest material and version of the game, then I doubt they are  serious about buying the game anyway.
    And would anyone not serious about buying the game even be on this site. 
    So get you $10 extra and get the game and start playing.
    (dress up like a beggar and get the money for the whole game in a hour or 2) you will have better luck doing that than getting BF to change how they sell their product.
     
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from Bud Backer in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    Interesting, because someone is not actively playing the game and don't really care about updating the engine. When the later version of the game gets new material, they feel they should get the later version of the game for free. With the purchase of the material.
    Where as BF sees it as they offer products for the latest version of their products.
    Really, Ok, maybe it is a little harsh to the casual player that does not use the product much. But If $10 is the make or break of them buying the latest material and version of the game, then I doubt they are  serious about buying the game anyway.
    And would anyone not serious about buying the game even be on this site. 
    So get you $10 extra and get the game and start playing.
    (dress up like a beggar and get the money for the whole game in a hour or 2) you will have better luck doing that than getting BF to change how they sell their product.
     
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from IanL in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    A few good men (Site) is pretty much centered on this game, yes there is other things there also, but the majority of activity is CMX2.
    So yes there is other locations where discussions are had about the game, but the impact is the same everywhere, seldom is there a present need for much discussion since most everyone understands what they are dealing with and know what to expect.
    But anytime there is a newer player, there is questions that they generally ask, but the answers are quick and precise since most on any of the sites can give a good explanation.
    So no long discussions as when a game is new and many are putting out concepts instead of facts as to how they think the game plays.
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    slysniper got a reaction from sttp in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    Does anyone actually talk about CMX2 anymore.
    Not really, especially if on another site.
    Face it , its a system that now has been around for many years. There is not going to be any great new or major changes.
    For those of us that like the game and the system, its a time where us die-hard players get some new toys or features to let us
    play around with a new scene as to area of the conflict, but no, its not a brand new toy that is going to pull in a bunch of new enthusiasm.
     
    Until a CMx3  engine comes out with all sorts of new approaches to the same old challenge of how best to reflect combat as to how it actually plays out will we see any massive wave of forum discussions and tons of debate and discussion on how that system could be improved to do it even better.
    But when a new engine ever does come, it will be as different as CMx1 was to CMx2
    and I am sure that magically there will be plenty of activity on the forum from long lost players and new players that we have never seen before.
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from Pete Wenman in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    Does anyone actually talk about CMX2 anymore.
    Not really, especially if on another site.
    Face it , its a system that now has been around for many years. There is not going to be any great new or major changes.
    For those of us that like the game and the system, its a time where us die-hard players get some new toys or features to let us
    play around with a new scene as to area of the conflict, but no, its not a brand new toy that is going to pull in a bunch of new enthusiasm.
     
    Until a CMx3  engine comes out with all sorts of new approaches to the same old challenge of how best to reflect combat as to how it actually plays out will we see any massive wave of forum discussions and tons of debate and discussion on how that system could be improved to do it even better.
    But when a new engine ever does come, it will be as different as CMx1 was to CMx2
    and I am sure that magically there will be plenty of activity on the forum from long lost players and new players that we have never seen before.
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from Ales Dvorak in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    Does anyone actually talk about CMX2 anymore.
    Not really, especially if on another site.
    Face it , its a system that now has been around for many years. There is not going to be any great new or major changes.
    For those of us that like the game and the system, its a time where us die-hard players get some new toys or features to let us
    play around with a new scene as to area of the conflict, but no, its not a brand new toy that is going to pull in a bunch of new enthusiasm.
     
    Until a CMx3  engine comes out with all sorts of new approaches to the same old challenge of how best to reflect combat as to how it actually plays out will we see any massive wave of forum discussions and tons of debate and discussion on how that system could be improved to do it even better.
    But when a new engine ever does come, it will be as different as CMx1 was to CMx2
    and I am sure that magically there will be plenty of activity on the forum from long lost players and new players that we have never seen before.
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from sburke in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    Does anyone actually talk about CMX2 anymore.
    Not really, especially if on another site.
    Face it , its a system that now has been around for many years. There is not going to be any great new or major changes.
    For those of us that like the game and the system, its a time where us die-hard players get some new toys or features to let us
    play around with a new scene as to area of the conflict, but no, its not a brand new toy that is going to pull in a bunch of new enthusiasm.
     
    Until a CMx3  engine comes out with all sorts of new approaches to the same old challenge of how best to reflect combat as to how it actually plays out will we see any massive wave of forum discussions and tons of debate and discussion on how that system could be improved to do it even better.
    But when a new engine ever does come, it will be as different as CMx1 was to CMx2
    and I am sure that magically there will be plenty of activity on the forum from long lost players and new players that we have never seen before.
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from IanL in Rome to Victory Release Date   
    The details that these games go to, really does create problems as to getting things right and how fast the work gets done.
    But keep in mind, I bet you if we looked at all the request over the years, its the players that have requested most of these details, and still do. 
    I bet you I can find 50 additional things player are still requesting to be added to these games.
     
    So if there is delays trying to get it right, you can blame the player that buy the game as much as you can blame BF for trying to provide such detail.
    November is a good month ( most of us are starting to be indoors much more)
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    slysniper got a reaction from sttp in Tanks only covered arc.   
    actually THE COPY MOVE COMMAND is a pretty good suggestion. Since they have never been able to program a smart follow command.
    I could see the use of a copy command, then one would only have to adjust the command for the unit once it has the same move point locations shown.
     
     
     
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from General Jack Ripper in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    If the forum lack discussions you want to have, then start threads about such topics and see what happens.
    If you want to discuss tactics, put the question out there, and it gets replies.
    In general, the forum has been quiet, as pointed out , most that visit here are old hands at it and don't have questions. Not much to talk about if there is nothing new to discuss and so until that changes the status will stay the same. And even when the next game does come out, the engine and how it works is still the same, so there will be discussions for a while on the new units and some of the new scenarios. but other than that, things will settle back down pretty quick once the new items have been indulged in by those that visit here.
    As others have pointed out, unless a whole new game system is released, I doubt we will see the forum as active as it once was when CMBO first came out or when CMSF or CMBN came out.
    When CMRT WAS RELEASED, I was amazed of how short of a time it increased forum activity and how few topics it created.
    So I don't know why after all this time and all the other releases since then,  you would think the forum would suddenly get more active because it does not.
    Until CMX3 happens, the forum will be only as good as you personally want to make it, that means, you help by creating discussions instead of sitting back and wondering why such discussions don't happen.
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    slysniper got a reaction from IanL in Tanks only covered arc.   
    actually THE COPY MOVE COMMAND is a pretty good suggestion. Since they have never been able to program a smart follow command.
    I could see the use of a copy command, then one would only have to adjust the command for the unit once it has the same move point locations shown.
     
     
     
     
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    slysniper got a reaction from IanL in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    Well, there is no question in that there are those that see the glass half empty and those that see it half full.
    Yes, CMx2 has been around for a long while. Its like driving that old car you have with 200,000 miles on it.
    Back when it was new you enjoyed it so much and cared for it in every aspect. Now its just that old machine that you are trying to keep running without throwing away any good money on it with any major expense, milking out the last miles of its faithful service.
    But for me it also means I have saved tons of money, ready to used to purchase that new car I want when the old one is finally done.
     
    BF has been actively engaged in new projects on those government contracts, they have produced continually new items in the CMX2 product line. I think you can rest assured that they have plans on a new engine and new product at some point to replace that old car with a shiny new one. (when and what will it look like is anyone's guess, but those boys are not ready to retire and I am sure they are not planning to run on the cm2 engine til their finial days.
    And how can anyone ever get tired of playing these games. I never lose the thrill of playing in a h2h match and have a plan come together where I see my forces kill my opponent forces and succeed in the desired plan.
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    slysniper got a reaction from George MC in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    Well, there is no question in that there are those that see the glass half empty and those that see it half full.
    Yes, CMx2 has been around for a long while. Its like driving that old car you have with 200,000 miles on it.
    Back when it was new you enjoyed it so much and cared for it in every aspect. Now its just that old machine that you are trying to keep running without throwing away any good money on it with any major expense, milking out the last miles of its faithful service.
    But for me it also means I have saved tons of money, ready to used to purchase that new car I want when the old one is finally done.
     
    BF has been actively engaged in new projects on those government contracts, they have produced continually new items in the CMX2 product line. I think you can rest assured that they have plans on a new engine and new product at some point to replace that old car with a shiny new one. (when and what will it look like is anyone's guess, but those boys are not ready to retire and I am sure they are not planning to run on the cm2 engine til their finial days.
    And how can anyone ever get tired of playing these games. I never lose the thrill of playing in a h2h match and have a plan come together where I see my forces kill my opponent forces and succeed in the desired plan.
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    slysniper got a reaction from George MC in Here is What I Dont Understand about BF?   
    If the forum lack discussions you want to have, then start threads about such topics and see what happens.
    If you want to discuss tactics, put the question out there, and it gets replies.
    In general, the forum has been quiet, as pointed out , most that visit here are old hands at it and don't have questions. Not much to talk about if there is nothing new to discuss and so until that changes the status will stay the same. And even when the next game does come out, the engine and how it works is still the same, so there will be discussions for a while on the new units and some of the new scenarios. but other than that, things will settle back down pretty quick once the new items have been indulged in by those that visit here.
    As others have pointed out, unless a whole new game system is released, I doubt we will see the forum as active as it once was when CMBO first came out or when CMSF or CMBN came out.
    When CMRT WAS RELEASED, I was amazed of how short of a time it increased forum activity and how few topics it created.
    So I don't know why after all this time and all the other releases since then,  you would think the forum would suddenly get more active because it does not.
    Until CMX3 happens, the forum will be only as good as you personally want to make it, that means, you help by creating discussions instead of sitting back and wondering why such discussions don't happen.
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