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    Rokko got a reaction from Battlefront.com in Uh so has Debaltseve fallen?   
    Weeeell, that or maybe the Ukrainians repaired some of their junk T-72s, equipped them with Sosna-U and export Kontakt-5 from Belarus and let those fall into the Separatist's hands to make it look like Russia supplied high end T-72s to the coal miners.
     
    On a more serious note: Does Russia have a lot of old T-72 around in garages and warehouses and such which aren't getting upgraded? Or aren't they actually upgrading but rather producing new ones (given the newer models have new engines for instance),
     
    I remember having read an interview with some poor sod who was arrested for DUI in Rostov and then offered to go to Donezk to repair and maintain tanks (cause he was a mechanic) for two weeks in exchange for dropped charges. The end of the song was he got captured by the Ukrainians after a column of tanks, one of which he drove, getting driven near the frontlines was ambushed. Doubt it was the same incident though, since these guys weren't supposed to fight and the crewmember didn't even know each other and weren't trained either.
     
    Do you know how many AFVs were lost in that incident? From the pictures I'd say at least 3 T-72s and 1 BMP. I'd also really like to know how they were engaged. For me this is part of a bigger issue since I have real difficulties imagning what typical combat and engagements in that conflict look like, given that there is more or less parity in numbers and equipment for the most part (not like OIF for instance which was more the type of fighting CMSF tried to portray).
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    Rokko got a reaction from Wicky in Uh so has Debaltseve fallen?   
    Weeeell, that or maybe the Ukrainians repaired some of their junk T-72s, equipped them with Sosna-U and export Kontakt-5 from Belarus and let those fall into the Separatist's hands to make it look like Russia supplied high end T-72s to the coal miners.
     
    On a more serious note: Does Russia have a lot of old T-72 around in garages and warehouses and such which aren't getting upgraded? Or aren't they actually upgrading but rather producing new ones (given the newer models have new engines for instance),
     
    I remember having read an interview with some poor sod who was arrested for DUI in Rostov and then offered to go to Donezk to repair and maintain tanks (cause he was a mechanic) for two weeks in exchange for dropped charges. The end of the song was he got captured by the Ukrainians after a column of tanks, one of which he drove, getting driven near the frontlines was ambushed. Doubt it was the same incident though, since these guys weren't supposed to fight and the crewmember didn't even know each other and weren't trained either.
     
    Do you know how many AFVs were lost in that incident? From the pictures I'd say at least 3 T-72s and 1 BMP. I'd also really like to know how they were engaged. For me this is part of a bigger issue since I have real difficulties imagning what typical combat and engagements in that conflict look like, given that there is more or less parity in numbers and equipment for the most part (not like OIF for instance which was more the type of fighting CMSF tried to portray).
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    Rokko got a reaction from dan/california in Uh so has Debaltseve fallen?   
    Weeeell, that or maybe the Ukrainians repaired some of their junk T-72s, equipped them with Sosna-U and export Kontakt-5 from Belarus and let those fall into the Separatist's hands to make it look like Russia supplied high end T-72s to the coal miners.
     
    On a more serious note: Does Russia have a lot of old T-72 around in garages and warehouses and such which aren't getting upgraded? Or aren't they actually upgrading but rather producing new ones (given the newer models have new engines for instance),
     
    I remember having read an interview with some poor sod who was arrested for DUI in Rostov and then offered to go to Donezk to repair and maintain tanks (cause he was a mechanic) for two weeks in exchange for dropped charges. The end of the song was he got captured by the Ukrainians after a column of tanks, one of which he drove, getting driven near the frontlines was ambushed. Doubt it was the same incident though, since these guys weren't supposed to fight and the crewmember didn't even know each other and weren't trained either.
     
    Do you know how many AFVs were lost in that incident? From the pictures I'd say at least 3 T-72s and 1 BMP. I'd also really like to know how they were engaged. For me this is part of a bigger issue since I have real difficulties imagning what typical combat and engagements in that conflict look like, given that there is more or less parity in numbers and equipment for the most part (not like OIF for instance which was more the type of fighting CMSF tried to portray).
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    Rokko got a reaction from Sgt Joch in Uh so has Debaltseve fallen?   
    Weeeell, that or maybe the Ukrainians repaired some of their junk T-72s, equipped them with Sosna-U and export Kontakt-5 from Belarus and let those fall into the Separatist's hands to make it look like Russia supplied high end T-72s to the coal miners.
     
    On a more serious note: Does Russia have a lot of old T-72 around in garages and warehouses and such which aren't getting upgraded? Or aren't they actually upgrading but rather producing new ones (given the newer models have new engines for instance),
     
    I remember having read an interview with some poor sod who was arrested for DUI in Rostov and then offered to go to Donezk to repair and maintain tanks (cause he was a mechanic) for two weeks in exchange for dropped charges. The end of the song was he got captured by the Ukrainians after a column of tanks, one of which he drove, getting driven near the frontlines was ambushed. Doubt it was the same incident though, since these guys weren't supposed to fight and the crewmember didn't even know each other and weren't trained either.
     
    Do you know how many AFVs were lost in that incident? From the pictures I'd say at least 3 T-72s and 1 BMP. I'd also really like to know how they were engaged. For me this is part of a bigger issue since I have real difficulties imagning what typical combat and engagements in that conflict look like, given that there is more or less parity in numbers and equipment for the most part (not like OIF for instance which was more the type of fighting CMSF tried to portray).
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    Rokko got a reaction from Kraft in Uh so has Debaltseve fallen?   
    Weeeell, that or maybe the Ukrainians repaired some of their junk T-72s, equipped them with Sosna-U and export Kontakt-5 from Belarus and let those fall into the Separatist's hands to make it look like Russia supplied high end T-72s to the coal miners.
     
    On a more serious note: Does Russia have a lot of old T-72 around in garages and warehouses and such which aren't getting upgraded? Or aren't they actually upgrading but rather producing new ones (given the newer models have new engines for instance),
     
    I remember having read an interview with some poor sod who was arrested for DUI in Rostov and then offered to go to Donezk to repair and maintain tanks (cause he was a mechanic) for two weeks in exchange for dropped charges. The end of the song was he got captured by the Ukrainians after a column of tanks, one of which he drove, getting driven near the frontlines was ambushed. Doubt it was the same incident though, since these guys weren't supposed to fight and the crewmember didn't even know each other and weren't trained either.
     
    Do you know how many AFVs were lost in that incident? From the pictures I'd say at least 3 T-72s and 1 BMP. I'd also really like to know how they were engaged. For me this is part of a bigger issue since I have real difficulties imagning what typical combat and engagements in that conflict look like, given that there is more or less parity in numbers and equipment for the most part (not like OIF for instance which was more the type of fighting CMSF tried to portray).
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    Rokko got a reaction from Kineas in Combat Mission WW2 - The Road Ahead   
    They also stated each Eastern Front game is going to span about one year, from June to June, since June is when the mud period usually ended which both armies used for reorganizations.
     
    So
    Red Thunder: June 1944 - May 1945
    Kursk Game: June 1943 - May 1944
    Stalingrad/Blau/etc: June 1942 - May 1943
    Barbarossa: June 1941 - May 1942
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    Rokko got a reaction from Hister in Uh so has Debaltseve fallen?   
    In my university (in Germany) there are very many Russian, German-Russian, Ukrainian and Polish students. Funnily those stick together most closely and tend to get along very well. So all the adversity between all those nationalities doesn't really matter for these guys (young, somewhat educated people).
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    Rokko got a reaction from Capt. Toleran in Uh so has Debaltseve fallen?   
    In my university (in Germany) there are very many Russian, German-Russian, Ukrainian and Polish students. Funnily those stick together most closely and tend to get along very well. So all the adversity between all those nationalities doesn't really matter for these guys (young, somewhat educated people).
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    Rokko got a reaction from gunnersman in Free Copy AAR: c3k vs DMS. No DMS.   
    "Stop exploding you cowards!"
    - Zap Brannigan
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    Rokko got a reaction from Capt. Toleran in CMSF upgrade/remake?   
    Not being able to play CMBS at the moment I decided to reinstall good ol' Shock Force + modules and was promptly reminded what a great game that was. I also thought how much it could profit from the newest Combat Mission engine's many features.
     
    Is there any progress on that endeavour? I guess a remake would make sense, both from a business and from a game design viewpoint, I also wouldn't mind paying again for a new version of CMSF, maybe at a discounted price for people who already own CMSF.
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    Rokko got a reaction from Blazing 88's in CMSF upgrade/remake?   
    I am afraid you might be correct, though I personally don't give a hoot about the Bulge game
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    Rokko got a reaction from Pelican Pal in CM:RT Maps in CM:BS   
    I can:
    http://community.battlefront.com/topic/117959-cm-maps-universal-translator-tool/
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    Rokko got a reaction from agusto in CM:RT Maps in CM:BS   
    I can:
    http://community.battlefront.com/topic/117959-cm-maps-universal-translator-tool/
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    Rokko got a reaction from Kineas in Are Soviet platoon/company snipers to effective?   
    Well, he posted a Russian link. Neither he nor I do speak Russian I assume since he quoted the very same Google Translation, so what should I have done?
    Also, I merely responded to what I percieved as a condescending tone.
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    Rokko got a reaction from rocketman in ChrisND's briefing templates - plea for brief video tutorial during Twitch broadcast   
    Are you talking about TacMaps? If so, I usually take a screenshot from the editor of the 2D map and add it as a new layer to the TacMap .psd file (sort of like an editor overlay). Then I use the premade layers (high ground, low ground, forest, water, road, etc.) to paint acording to he overlay. Elevations are mostly done by eyeball and from memory, not exactly acording to contour lines.
    If the map is very long (N-S wise) and not very wide (E-W) than I rotate the overlay to better fit the wide TacMap format.
    For OpMaps I sometimes used screenshots from Google Earth as overlay, in CMRT you just have to select the desired area from a large map of the total operational area of the game's scope.
    I hope this helps.
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