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  1. Thanks - that'll save me from trying to hunt them down.
  2. Did the Vickers-Berthier mg make it into the game? I bought the R2V module recently. I noticed it's not in the manual. Apologies if this has already been brought up but I googled it first and didn't find any threads discussing it. I started a scenario with Indian troops recently and they all seem to have Bren guns.
  3. Operations Veritable and Grenade? Veritable saw extensive use of DUKWS and Buffaloes by the Canadians in areas flooded by the Germans. Could be interesting.
  4. I agree with you on the M8, it's an excellent little armoured car. I'd add that it's also got a low profile and that the late variants that have a .50 on a ring-mount are better still.
  5. POSSIBLE SPOILERS This thread inspired me to revisit Cats Chasing Dogs last night (I played it once before as the Americans, can't remember the outcome). I thought I was doing well to start with by positioning my first 3 Pumas in an ambush position in low ground in front of the farm. As the amis began rolling up the road I realised that my positioning was poor as one of the Pumas wasn't able to receive mutual support from the other two. I managed to knock out 2 M8s and a jeep before my first 3 Pumas were whipped out. Those pesky jeeps kept making my Pumas button up. In the end I managed a draw (having lost all of my Pumas). The Stummels turned out be more effective than I'd expected them to be - the added lethality of the 75mm HEAT rounds probably helped vs the 5cm which sometimes needed two shots to KO enemy armour. I kept changing my mind about where to put my infantry guns so their contribution was nil. In hindsight I think it would have been better to use them in an indirect fire role as some of the M8s took up static positions at various points.
  6. Personally I'd be more interested in seeing the French in CMSF2 (obviously not as OPFOR).
  7. Hi, thanks for the reply. I have the original 2.0 version of CMFI with Gustav Line at the moment and used the upgrade installer. I've raised it with BF now.
  8. I'm in the process of updating all of my CM games. I purchased the 3.0 for CMFI and installed it. Unfortunately, I keep getting an invalid licence key message when I try to activate it (using the licence key provided with the update order). Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks
  9. The trouble with the Corsar vs the more modern Russian MBTs is that it's laser guided and tends to set off the target vehicle's laser warning receiver leading to smoke/evasive action.
  10. Excellent news. I wasn't sure that I could justify 're-buying' CMSF and all the modules, as much as I love the game. At that price, I certainly can. Can't wait for the release.
  11. Sounds like an installation issue. You might also notice a few other odd things in your unit data/labels. After installing 4.0 for Black Sea I had mg teams labelled as tank destroyers, units with ww2 at gun ammo etc... I fixed it by re-installing the whole game including all patches.
  12. I suppose it's possible that a battle group would be in either Poland or the Baltic prior to the Russian invasion. Not sure how long it would take to reinforce that to either brigade or division strength. Also, forgot to include the NLAW in the new equipment (wish)list.
  13. The L129A1 is the section level marksman' s rifle but although it's from a US manufacturer I don't think it's related to the M110.
  14. I've no idea whether BF are considering a future module featuring UK forces. I understand the only one that is definitely on the cards at the moment is the Marines module. However, indulging some wishful thinking for a moment, given that BS is set in 2017, I was wondering what new equipment it would make sense to include. Obviously, it's too early for the Ajax family of vehicles. Presumably we could expect to see self-propelled and shoulder-launched Starstreak for air defence. UAVs such as Watchkeeper, Desert Hawk and the MQ-9. Maybe sharpshooter rifles in infantry sections? Also, I understand that Exactor (improved Spike NLOS) has been adopted by the RA as regular equipment. Would it make sense for it to be available as an off-board asset? Finally, just as engineering vehicles like the Churchill AVRE and the Sherman Crab are now available in CM, would it make sense to have the Trojan AVRE with a working line charge and mine plow featured?
  15. Hmmm... I wasn't aware that pessimist was an offensive term. In point of fact, I agree with you that Turkey is neither likely to be included in the game nor would they be a match for Russia one to one. On the other hand, I don't think that they would be markedly more inferior to Russian forces than the Ukrainians, particularly if their best units were involved.
  16. Missile Approach Warning System. Although I've only seen it in relation to aircraft defensive systems.
  17. Pessimist. They could be part of a package with the UK and France and call it Crimea Part Deux.
  18. Well, the M60T with its 120mm gun, fancy era package and what appears to be some sort of MAWS might still have some relevance. More so than the T-64bv perhaps. although I suppose that if the Turks were involved they'd probably send their Leopards. WRT M113s, I believe they use both plain old vanilla M113s and the 25mm cannon armed variety that the dutch use in CMSF. I'm sure if they were facing up to the Russian hoards they'd be able to at least purchase an ERA package for them as a UOR (if they don't already have one).
  19. Just noticed those little boxes at the corners of the turret there. Some kind of MAWS?
  20. All of these M-60 pics are giving me an appetite to see some M60Ts in game. How amenable do you think BF would be to including Turkey as part of a NATO module? After all, the Black Sea is their neck of the woods (although it's easy to forget we're allies at times).
  21. While we're on the topic of never going to happen wishlists, I always thought the Iran-Iraq war would work well in CM2. Lots of cold war equipment, good balance between forces, varied terrain etc... The only thing that would be difficult would be getting the kind of detailed information required for historical scenario design. Other than that, the Korean war would be quite interesting, T-34s vs Shermans, Centurions. Although I'm not sure how common tank on tank action was, probably confined to the earlier stages of the war.
  22. Even the earlier marks can resist 75mm L48 on their front hulls at most ranges and on their front turrets and sides at longer ranges. In one battle I had 3 rounds bounce off the side of a Churchill MkIV's turret. After the mission I discovered the rounds came from a StuGIII (75mm L48) fired at around 900 metres. While this is probably longer than typical tank engagement ranges in CMBN I'm positive that a Sherman would have been toast in that situation. Also, bare in mind that the 6lber armed Churchills in Normandy can penetrate Tigers frontally with APDS rounds at ranges of over 1000 yards.
  23. Yes, the difference is modelled. There's a substantial difference in game between the explosion from a 75mm HE shell from the Panther's L70 compared to the much more powerful explosion from a 75mm L24 such as found on a Stummel.
  24. Lots of equipment lost directly to ISIS by the Syrian regime and Iraqi army as well. Just yesterday ISIS captured tanks, artillery pieces ATGMs, trucks etc from regime forces in the Shaer gas fields near Palmyra. http://spioenkop.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/the-peculiarity-of-syrian-war-islamic.html?m=1 Also, there's probably plenty of trading of weapons etc between the different factions organized both at low and high level. The Kurds seemingly found documents implicating the regime in an exchange of weapons for oil with ISIS after capturing Shadadi and other ISIS documents have since come to light of more agreements between ISIS and the regime.
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