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  1. 5 hours ago, markus544 said:

    No patience is not my strong side.  In my meager defense I have been retired for about 10 years now...I don't golf and I don't surf....I do walk my three dogs and love my disabled wife of 29 years.   Just saying


    damn congrats on the 29 years.

    Looking at retirement in about 10 weeks and we are celebrating our 16th anniversary next month.

  2. 1 hour ago, Battlefront.com said:

    Sure, infantry only games work fine in CM.  Technically, anyway.  Whether there is much of a market for infantry heavy slogs on beaches and jungle is a different thing to contemplate.  We've long, long, long, long ago ruled out doing the Pacific Theater for this reason.  As with the previous discussion about Barbarossa and 1940 Western Campaign... definitely a dedicated audience for these games, but not a big enough one to bump out other projects.


    exactly!  You need to get crackin on that Afghanistan Module for CMSF2!

  3. 20 minutes ago, Battlefront.com said:

    When I worked for a AAA company, long ago, there definitely was a different standard for releases.  Hell, I heard one old timer talk about when they shipped empty boxes because the bank was breathing down their necks.  They then told customers there had been a "manufacturing error".  No, I'm not making that upl.


    they don't even try to fake it anymore, they just call it a Game as a service and sell unfinished crap

  4. On 4/19/2021 at 4:04 AM, Battlefront.com said:


    These little details are very important to people's perception of quality and completeness.  It is very dumb to take a game that's been 1-2 years in development and put it out with all kinds of glaring, but small, errors that could have been avoided with a couple of weeks more development time.


    Clearly you haven't been listening to Ubisoft, CD Projekt Red (insert "favorite" AAA game studio here)

  5. My experience so far in CW is treat your infantry not too far different than late WW2.  Get yourself positioned for side and rear shots.  And note your range is far superior to WW2 weapons.  Anyone who thinks they can scoff at LAWs and Dragons is gonna be in for a rude awakening.  Definitely not as bad as Javelins but you can still serve up some hurt. BMPs and BTRs are a nice target, especially if their crunchies are still mounted.

    As for the Russian side.  ATGM heaven.  I learned to really like the BRDM 2 ATGM variant

  6. On 4/7/2021 at 3:00 PM, Erwin said:

    The Brit Warriors (as modeled in CMSF) seem as useful and effective as Italian armor was in WW2.

    I literally laughed out loud reading that.  Man that is a brutal comparison.  Haven't played with the Brits enough to really experience it but I'll be wary.

  7. 3 hours ago, chuckdyke said:

    He has the Fagot ATGM which is like the Milan or the TOW it seems that the trees provide you with protection against ATGM's. Is that a feature in the game?

    Are you asking if trees can block ATGMs?¬† If so yes as well as main gun rounds.. likely more than they should. ūüėõ¬†Don't count on it though as it isn't always going to be true.¬† You'll notice it as well in air attacks against¬†units in woods.

  8. 5 hours ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

    Dude.....One word, 'Jagdtiger'.  :mellow:

    I think you are counting for heavy regiments, because by my count more PT-34 mine-rollers saw action on the Ostfront than Jagdtiger, Sturmtiger & Pz.II Luchs did on all fronts, combined.....But guess what, we have all three in CM, presumably because they captured somene's imagination!  :rolleyes:

    Fair point but in what TYPE engagement do Mine rollers appear and how many of those do you think scenario designers are going to make?  Throw in QBs etc. How many CMBN scenarios have you played with flail tanks?  Don't get me wrong, I am not arguing they not be included, just that if we had them I don't think we'd use them all that much.  A late 70's/early 80's battle for Germany was going to be by necessity a short affair.  For Cold war I think you will find the vast majority of what gets produced isn't going to be well defended positions the combat engineers have had time to shape.  They'll more likely be hastily set up defensive positions or meeting engagements. This is true of all the CM families.  Players tend to not play those type of assault scenarios near as much, though they do play them.  Think back on CM and the Normandy landings.  We'd all love to be able to fully create those with landing craft etc, but how often would we actually do that?  Hell folks got pretty sick of hedgerows quickly IIRC. 

    As to the count, that was a quick google of the minerollers and Russian army.  Not exactly an exhaustive review.  :D  

  9. 51 minutes ago, Aragorn2002 said:

    I remember we had this discussion before. ūüôā But I think you're being too harsh. I've read them all and although I agree that not every chapter is of the same high quality, for me it's still one of the best series in this genre. And I've had my share of unfinished fictional books. Colin Gee knows his stuff and makes few if any mistakes describing battles, weapons and tactics. That's rather unique to my experience.

    yeah the dearth of material for anything in this period is more the problem.  

  10. On 2/16/2021 at 11:23 AM, Sgt.Squarehead said:

    Have to say that I fully agree with this sentiment.....Also for CM:RT too.  All the main armour spearheads in Bagration were led By T-34 mine-roller companies, it's a major omission IMHO. 

    In the assault period but the vast majority of engagements would not be represented by Mine roller led companies.  BFs philosophy has always been to spend the effort on the usual, not the edge.  Too many of our likes are wrapped up in the edge cases that would require more effort from BF that we then would likely not even use .  We want it like we want everything.  That being said... yeah I'd like it too.  My list of wants is no shorter than anyone else's :D 

    Experimental detachments of PT-34 mine roller tanks were formed in May 1942, and saw action at Voronezh in August. The first Independent Engineer Tank Regiment with eighteen mine rollers was fielded in October 1943. At least five regiments were formed during the war.

    So we are talking creating the effort to reproduce the effect, the model etc for essentially 90 tanks?  I think we tend to overestimate the actual use of an item that captures our imagination.

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