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About SelfLoadingRifle

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    Eccentric ex Brit soldier now in his 6th decade.
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    Butovo, Moscow
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    Theatre, service Rifle shooting, Photography, Computer wargaming
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  1. Andreas, Silly question: Some of the other troops in the enclosure are not marked 'Garrison' and are not included in your orders. These are the other two sections in the platoon, 'Sir' the Platoon Commander, and Zero Alpha. (aka Major Heath) 1) Are these non garrison odds and sods allowed to come out and play at the start of the scenario, or do I begin with only the section outside the enclosure, the breach team, the MG team the MFC, and Sniper Team 4? 2) Have you decided to take the risk and issue 'Sir' with live ammunition? 😏 SLR
  2. Jeremy Clarkson really took the p1ss out of the Robin Reliant three wheeler (aka the Plastic Pig) and this was the response. Dear Mr. Steve G... Can we have one of these in the (hopefully) forthcoming CMBS Brits module? Pretty please, with strawberries on top. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avhEQFNKfOw
  3. Apropos the subject of suppressive fire... Firstly, what a fascinating thread. For what it's worth, here are my thoughts... 1) I'm getting a strong sense of deja-vu here, particularly as I seem to recall once reading that pre 1914, accepted military thinking was that the new-fangled Vickers gun was clunky, inaccurate and definitely no match for the magazine rifle plus an acceptable standard of musketry. To be fair though, this didn't apply to the Germans who at that stage were way ahead of the curve in all matters Maxim compared to us Brits. 2) With regard to the new all sing
  4. Based on my CMBS experience: 1) With the advent of APS, if an IFV tries to duke it out with a modern MBT it will lose and lose badly. Ergo, to get best use out of the thing it is probably best to revert to the battle taxi /infantry support role. 2) What CMSF/CMBS do NOT simulate (for reasons of playability) is the game of musical chairs that results with Warrior and Bradley due to small (7 pax) passenger capacity. Inevitably, this results in more of the things being needed to transport either a British or US infantry platoon. 3) Comparisons may well be odious, but the BMP3 c
  5. "If you can wait and not be tired by waiting" I have been using the time profitably by getting to grips with Command Modern Naval Air Operations which has to he one of the most brilliant (and complicated) game/simulations on the market and guess what? I am starting to make real progress. The tactics are something else though. I used to wear green not blue and as a result I have absolutely nothing in the way of tactics or SOPs to fall back on. However, I have done a lot of research (which is still ongoing) and I am beginning to get results. I am currently on the last strike scenar
  6. Herewith a song for that nice Mr Steve, in the hope that it will soften his heart and put us all out of our misery!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch_Fz2Np-Z4
  7. "I do not believe I have ever witnessed effective sidearm fire." Unfortunately, I have. I remember an occasion when a solitary crewman turned out to be the reincarnation of Wild Bill Hickock, taking out a complete fire team! Take particular note of the effective range of 50m given in the manual for the M9 pistol. This is completely OTT. 20 yards max under combat conditions would be more than enough. Also, it should be noted that pistol ammo has very low stopping power, particularly when compared to any kind of rifle round. Unless the pistol round connects with something vital su
  8. Dear Battlefront people, I was delighted to read that at long last, CMSF was being recoded and brought up to date. Now, I don't know how far along you are to completing this, but if your work is still in the early stages, I have two small requests to put before you. 1) Would it be possible to redo the artwork for snipers and show them wearing ghillie suits? Also, I feel that a bit of tweaking to the codes is required. The snipers in the game are far too easy to spot. Also, their marksmanship is definitely not up to real life standards. In the real world, snipers would be taking
  9. Rab C. Nesbitt is a cult comedy character. Think of a more aggressive repulsive and alcoholic version of Archie Bunker and you'll be on the right lines. You are doing very well if you can understand his accent. Enjoy!!
  10. The bus stops were rather boring where I was. Russia is truly the country of the unexpected though. It will always have the capacity to surprise!! SLR
  11. While I'm still thinking about this, a hockey rink is another must have feature. They seem to have one of these in almost every residential square, whether in Russia or the Ukraine. Ditto miniature children's playgrounds. These are typically a slide, a swing, one of those spinning roundabout things and a climbing frame, all painted in a cheerful rainbow colour scheme and mounted on black rubber matting to minimise injury. Also, every town contains a central square with fountain, small rather garish looking prefabricated clock-tower, plus a large statue of Lenin. Also, there will be a s
  12. So that's where they were hiding the damn things Thanks, SLR
  13. A friend of mine once said. "Richard, when you return to England, you will find that part of your soul has become Russian." A wise remark indeed, as I am finding out in unexpected ways. Recently, I completed a major upgrade of CMBS. I bought the new battle pack, and then embarked on a major project. I downloaded and installed almost all of Kieme's mods. The next thing I did was to explore the Korsun 2017 map. Suddenly, I found myself back out there again, so much so that I could even smell it. It is always the small touches that hit home the hardest. The skyline (courtesy of Kiem
  14. Vanir, you are a gent. Thank you so much for this! SLR
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