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kevinkin last won the day on May 9 2020

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  1. Those who win; control history. Those that lose; don't. In the case of Guderian, his accounts can not be thrown out in 2021. Like all history, take his accounts with a grain of salt. Can you image how jaded anyone's autobiography would be even if they were an angel?
  2. Thinking off the top of my head, Panzer Leader has a lot of pages devoted to France '40. I don't think it's so biased as to disregard the book completely at this stage of the war. https://www.amazon.com/Panzer-Leader-Heinz-Guderian/dp/0306811014 I believe I read this out of the local library too back in the day: https://www.amazon.com/Lose-Battle-France-1940-ebook/dp/B002RI9O4Q/ref=pd_sim_351_5/141-0155759-1901179?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B002RI9O4Q&pd_rd_r=eb026e02-b3e1-4787-b199-9ddad20ae348&pd_rd_w=Foy7n&pd_rd_wg=vsZkd&pf_rd_p=52622570-ce87-4046-87cf-402c2b
  3. Interesting, never considered helmets in the context of wargames. Think helmets might offer some protection against shock waves from above and resulting traumatic brain injury. However, the extent of the protection is not well understood even today: https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1200&context=usarmyresearch
  4. If this is not limited to ground raids, then Doolittle's raid has to be near the top of the list.
  5. Another one to think about is: https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Point-Stackpole-Military-History-ebook/dp/B00Q5GYPBI I have the original hard cover from back in 1990. It covers the tactics used during the breakthrough at Sedan. However, the entire campaign in France is covered in summary fashion. This is a work of pure military history by a former US army officer. "An engaging narrative of the small-unit actions near Sedan during the 1940 campaign for France."
  6. Additional raids come to mind: "Task Force Baum was a secret and controversial World War II task force set up by U.S. Army general George S. Patton and commanded by Capt. Abraham Baum in late March 1945. Baum was given the task of penetrating 50 miles (80 km) behind German lines and liberating the POWs in camp OFLAG XIII-B, near Hammelburg. Controversy surrounds the true reasons behind the mission, which most likely was to liberate Patton's son-in-law, John K. Waters, taken captive in Tunisia in 1943. " And then there's this one http://www.fireandfury.com/scenarios/scendyhernfu
  7. I set up 12 snipers vs 12 snipers on various small maps several years ago and it was an interesting way to kill an evening. Not really worth more than a brief try if one is curious.
  8. Almac, there are plenty of youtube videos on the entire Combat Mission series. They will give you a good sense for the game's scale and gameplay. What applies for one game generally applies to all the others as far as making a purchase decision.
  9. Hey Alan, did you post this to the right forum? There are no WW2 tanks in CMSF2. Maybe they can move the post for you.
  10. TP ... if you have played the demos and can't hit the buy button, I wonder if the game is really for you? The demos are a good intro into the game play. Yes, it's an upper tier game pricewise. But you get what you pay for. BTW, BF committed to being as apolicial with as little gore as possible right for the start 20 years ago. However, if you read the forums, you will all of that anyway. 😀
  11. Hasn't wargame AI been killing our tanks for years now? 😂 https://www.c4isrnet.com/artificial-intelligence/2020/10/29/how-the-army-plans-to-revolutionize-tanks-with-artificial-intelligence/
  12. I wonder how many guys play World of Tanks and Combat Mission on any given night? Any review of CMSF2 is dated. It is what it is .... and what it is is great.
  13. Probably not tactically relevant .. but does explain in part why being on a sub might just be safer that being within ground forces.
  14. Getting that in my Chrome too. Related to Google ads I think.
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