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  1. Did you realise that for a pre-planned barrage, the FO does not need LOS on the target. I am using this in a CMAK scenario in I am trying to build where there is an air strike by heavy bombers before the ground forces go in. I am representing this with several FOs with different size guns (representing different size bombs) pre-planned to hit the target on the first move. None have LOS on the target. I have just checked in CMBB and LOS is not needed here either.
  2. I have no idea if this is the right place for this question, but I am sure someone in the Combat Mission family can give an answer. At lunchtime today someone was looking at a book on the Second World War. It had pictures of the Nuremberg rallies showing the banners. The banners had swastikas aligned horizontally/vertically. However, the flags and aircraft markings have swastikas aligned diagonally. At the time when the rallies had horizontal swastikas, the aircraft, eg Ju52s flying Hitler around, had diagonal swastikas on the tail. Does anyone know why there is a difference? Thanks in
  3. I would agree that CMAK modified for ETO is better. It can also be used for the campaigns of 1939/40. However, there are some things missing from CMAK, specifically King Tigers and Pershings (Comets too?). King Tigers were becoming more common on the Western Front, replacing Tiger 1s. To model ETO battles you really need King Tigers. Also, I enjoy playing hypothetical assaults on Berchtesgarten and the Alpine redoubt. For these you need King Tigers and Pershings.
  4. I had understood from other threads that "bogging" relates to more than just a vehicle stuck in mud. I thought it also covers mechanical failures, which were a big problem with later German tanks, as they were sabotaged by the slave workers in the factories.
  5. If a mortar is in contact with a platoon or company HQ, then it can fire under instructions from the HQ without being in sight of the target. So if the HQ is within 50m of the target and the mortar in contact with the HQ, then the mortar can fire. This also allows a mortar to be hidden in a wood or behind a rise if the HQ can see the target. The mortar is then safe from return fire.
  6. I recently made a scenario in CMAK, modified for France 1940, which was to simulate a German river crossing against the French. When I determined the units I allocated one sharpshooter for each boat to bring the boats back. This works quite well, as the boat can take a sharpshooter and another unit, though it may be only one mortar. I encountered two problems. Firstly, as already mentioned, it takes about 3-4 moves to turn a boat around to return to the other bank and then it needs to turn again! The second problem was with a second assault boat unit appearing as reinforcements. They
  7. The designations for the I and II mean agricultural tractor. They are the names they were given during developemnt and production to hide from the rest of the world that the Germans were making tanks. In exactly the same way that the word 'tank' came into being to hide from the Germans that the British were making a secret weapon.
  8. I have recently been given CMAK (and CMBB, isn't Father's Day wonderful!). I have a vague memory of some scenarios for Operation Sealion. Is this so and where can I find them? I would also enjoy any scenarios from the Blitzkriegs in 1939 and 1940.
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