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    Seedorf81 reacted to Combatintman in German Panzer Grenadier doctrine   
    Wtf is a militaria relations director - does he talk to medals or something?
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    Seedorf81 reacted to markshot in CMx2v4 WWII: Basic Movement Stats   
    First, yes, the title is a pun.  As this is foundational data, but it was also drawn from playing around in the CMBN first Basic Training Mission. 
    I realized that one of my biggest problems is time and space.  Like last night, I was playing a small scenario of 45 minutes with 5 spatial objectives.  I realized I was running into trouble when the clock said +28m remaining and I had only completed objective #1.  Too much cautious recon (night mission).  So, I pulled out a Major Victory, but it required me for the rest of the scenario to double time it with split squads moving in leap frog bounding over watch.  And I truly finished, right as the clock struck 0m.
    Thus, today, I decided to do something about my playing style.  One YouTuber had said he plans based what it would take to just walk the map.  Realizing that I had no concept of time and space, I decided to do some analysis which I will share here.  I realize that most of you ubermensch, do much more rigorous data collection, but I think this should be sufficient to get me started.
     
    **********************************
    ***** MOVEMENT (Scout/Squad) *****
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    RESTED/FIT/REGULAR SCOUTS (MIXED/OPTIMAL CONDITIONS)
    Walk:     50M
    Quick:   120M
    Run:     140M (1t tired)
    Hunt:     40M
    Slow:     15M (2t tired)
    RESTED/FIT/REGULAR SQUAD (MIXED/OPTIMAL CONDITIONS)
    Quick:    80M (complete in 1 turn) (same final dispersion as assault)
    Assault:  50M [lead team] 0M [rear team] (for long assault)
              20-25M (completes in 1 turn) (same final dispersion as assault)
              100M (completes in 3 turns)
              (linear spacing is very much a function of the waypoint placement)
              (at 30M/min, it is slower movement than manual player bounds)
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    * Squad movement standing seems 66% of scout movement.
    * If there is overwatch, and the enemy is suppressed.  QUICK is probably your best way to cover ground.
    * HUNT is too slow to cover a map in most time frames, and is in the same class of commands as RUN and SLOW.
    * RUN is best used to sprint between cover to cover; especially as teams which find cover easier.
    * ASSAULT is probably a toss up between manual squad command and TACAI coordinated.  An ASSAULT should probably be no more than 100M to avoid the squad from getting too spread out.  Additional suppressing fire advised.
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    Seedorf81 reacted to umlaut in Bug and stuff thread   
    Yes, the title is unfortunately incorrect. I should of course had been Line of the Ends

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    Seedorf81 reacted to John Kettler in Britain's Contribution to the Battle of the Bulge short doc   
    This is a. topic of which I knew almost nothing going in, but once again, Mark W. Felton delivers the goods in detail and provides some excellent footage, including captured German 88s being used against their former owners, Highlanders in winter kit, several varieties of UK and Belgian armed and even armored jeeps and a rare recon version of a Panzer 38 T. Lots of German winter and fall paint schemes prominently shown, at close range. Though small, the British contribution, though buried, said General Sir Alexander, CIGS, for political reasons, was militarily significant, timely and valuable.
     
    Regards,
    John Kettler
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    Seedorf81 reacted to MOS:96B2P in CMFB (Unofficial) Screenshot Thread   
    The smoke screen was still forming so the upper floor of that building was not yet blocked by smoke when the screenshot was taken.  Below is a screenshot of the tank that won the bottle of schnapps.  On the right you can see the roof of the building through the smoke.   A marksman on the back of the Panther is still keeping an eye on it . 
       
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    Seedorf81 reacted to Jace11 in CMFB (Unofficial) Screenshot Thread   
    Screenshot was auto levelled in photoshop with a 25% sharpen filter (because anti-alias made it pretty blurred).
    For a "completely" undoctored/unedited version see below. I don't use reshade or anything, those colors are vanilla plus it's pretty dark.
     

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    Seedorf81 reacted to Jace11 in CMFB (Unofficial) Screenshot Thread   
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    Seedorf81 reacted to Warts 'n' all in CMFB (Unofficial) Screenshot Thread   
    "I'm telling you, there's a fat bloke and a reindeer in that barn."
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    Seedorf81 got a reaction from Bulletpoint in M8 Slew King Tiger at St. Vith   
    While playing  the game "Squad" I fired a shoulder launched rpg- rocket at an LAV.
    And though I thought the shot was aimed a little too short, and seemed to miss by an inch,  the LAV exploded with a mighty bang.
    Wow, I thought rather proud, I must be a better shot than I imagined!
    But my pride disappeared quickly when further up the road another AT guy appeared. He had fired the killing round, not me.
    So I wondered:
    Might this scenario explain the "37mm killing the King Tiger" mystery? Could it be that something else shot the Tiger at the same moment the M8 did?
     
     
     
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    Seedorf81 got a reaction from jtsjc1 in M8 Slew King Tiger at St. Vith   
    Yeah, that "Battle of the Bulge" movie was the worst WW2pic I ever saw.
    Until "Fury" came out..
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    Seedorf81 got a reaction from Warts 'n' all in M8 Slew King Tiger at St. Vith   
    Yeah, that "Battle of the Bulge" movie was the worst WW2pic I ever saw.
    Until "Fury" came out..
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    Seedorf81 reacted to Warts 'n' all in M8 Slew King Tiger at St. Vith   
    The commentator mentions both the Greyhound and the HMC in his preamble. But from that point on when using the name "M8" he clearly means the Greyhound, and obviously knows the difference. Whether the video is accurate isn't for me to say.
    But according to family legend, Kay said to Ike "Give me one tonight". Ike said to Monty "I'm too busy to sort out the Ardennes, you'll have to do it". Monty said to Jorrocks "I'll be buggered if I'm going to send good Anglican boys down there to help out those non-conformist colonials, who have you got to spare?" Jorrocks said to Paddy "Stop the Jerries on the Meause tonight." Paddy said to John Martins, "Give me five Bedford loads of yer'se strongest Guinness, I need to set it alight and roll it down a bone dry hill in the middle of the desert, so that dumb movie goers in ten years time will think that it is how we beat the Gerry in the middle of a Belgian winter". 
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    Seedorf81 reacted to Wicky in British wartime training film on patrols   
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    Seedorf81 reacted to c3k in Groundhog Day again   
    As a Beta-tester, knowing how much pent-up demand there is for Rome to Victory to be released, this only makes me redouble my efforts to find a bug, error, or flaw which will delay it yet again!
    As soon as my Thanksgiving repast allows, I shall dig back in and analyze the spent brass as it flies out of the open chambers of my REDACTED BY ADMIN

    Ken
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    Seedorf81 reacted to sttp in Rome to Victory Pre-orders are now open   
    Based on BFC's release history over the last few years, I would be very careful about interpreting the statement from BFC Elvis in that way. i mean, I want you to be right, but it just feels like we've been here several times before.
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    Seedorf81 reacted to danfrodo in Rome to Victory Release Date   
    good god, is this really even happening?  this false equivalence bulls-t?  "oh, well the allies did bad things too so everyone is equal." We are not blind or stupid as Aragorn likes to imply.  We KNOW THE ALLIES DID BAD THINGS.  But the allies weren't on a campaign of conquest and murder for all the resources of Eurasia, were they?  And the allies were extremely merciful to their vanquished foes.  The germans planned to impoverish, enslave, banish, or exterminate their vanquished foes.  They did in fact impoverish/enslave/banish/exterminate everyone they conquered.  THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.  The allied bombing campaigns of german and japanese cities constituted war crimes, there's no way to deny that.  The allies did NOT do this to enslave those countries, they did it because they (wrongly) thought it would end the f___ing war and end the suffering sooner.  Intent matters.
    And having said that..... I am currently playing CMRT campaign as the germans.  Because they have nice gear.  and I already did the russian campaign.  
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    Seedorf81 got a reaction from Bulletpoint in Rome to Victory Release Date   
    Aragorn2002,
    I need to apologize. Reacted before I  saw who wrote the comment (your comment) about Goumier and rape.
    Thought it was an ignorant rightwing "the Germans in ww2 hardly did anthing wrong, look how bad the Allies were" view.
    I should have looked before I reacted, because I know that you are a well informed and decent chap.
     
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    Seedorf81 got a reaction from Rokossovski in Rome to Victory Release Date   
    Aragorn2002,
    I need to apologize. Reacted before I  saw who wrote the comment (your comment) about Goumier and rape.
    Thought it was an ignorant rightwing "the Germans in ww2 hardly did anthing wrong, look how bad the Allies were" view.
    I should have looked before I reacted, because I know that you are a well informed and decent chap.
     
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    Seedorf81 got a reaction from Aragorn2002 in Rome to Victory Release Date   
    Aragorn2002,
    I need to apologize. Reacted before I  saw who wrote the comment (your comment) about Goumier and rape.
    Thought it was an ignorant rightwing "the Germans in ww2 hardly did anthing wrong, look how bad the Allies were" view.
    I should have looked before I reacted, because I know that you are a well informed and decent chap.
     
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    Seedorf81 got a reaction from AlexUK in Rome to Victory Release Date   
    Aragorn2002,
    I need to apologize. Reacted before I  saw who wrote the comment (your comment) about Goumier and rape.
    Thought it was an ignorant rightwing "the Germans in ww2 hardly did anthing wrong, look how bad the Allies were" view.
    I should have looked before I reacted, because I know that you are a well informed and decent chap.
     
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    Seedorf81 got a reaction from BletchleyGeek in Rome to Victory Release Date   
    Aragorn2002,
    I need to apologize. Reacted before I  saw who wrote the comment (your comment) about Goumier and rape.
    Thought it was an ignorant rightwing "the Germans in ww2 hardly did anthing wrong, look how bad the Allies were" view.
    I should have looked before I reacted, because I know that you are a well informed and decent chap.
     
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    Seedorf81 reacted to Majick in Rome to Victory Release Date   
    Visiting this site is like Groundhog Day 😉
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    Seedorf81 reacted to rocketman in Night sky in Combat Mission   
    Isn't also the sun's position in the sky and where it rises/sets also modelled? It is cool that the moon shows the accurate phase in night battles. So it begs the question if out pixeltruppen fights worse on a full moon night 🌚
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    Seedorf81 reacted to John Kettler in How individual weapons were really carried in WW II   
    This is a superb video contrasting common depictions in war movies of how infantry carried their weapons against real period sources and photographic evidence. Has lots of useful pictures, including squad movement through drainage ditches in Normandy, British infantry in assault configuration complete with T-handled full size shovels, GIs advancing, Germans in city fighting and the famous BoB StG44 equipped SS moving past burning US halftrack, plus images and text from German, US and British manuals and even training film. Also describes several sites where excellent information on particulars of weapon handling in WW II are covered. Not only is this information helpful for skins and terrain info, , not to mention potential VO chrome via German command to get down, but I believe it could be fed into the soldier animations. Might be interesting to explore animations for prisoner handling upon capture, too. Have read the GIs commonly cut the belt of prisoners, so they'd have to use their hands to hold up their pants, greatly limiting opportunities for mischief!
     
    Regards,

    John Kettler
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    Seedorf81 reacted to Warts 'n' all in CAAR - CMFI Rome To Victory Beta - The Kirpan & the Rhino   
    He thought, "Goodness gracious me". 
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