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    HUSKER2142 reacted to Sgt.Squarehead in Russian army under equipped?   
    Cool video of the upgraded T-80BVM, playing in the snow:
    Interesting to see them with the usual air filters not deployed or removed entirely.....I guess dust isn't much of an issue up there. 
    Great looking tank IMHO. 
     
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to MikeyD in Was lend-lease essential in securing a Soviet victory?   
    In winter in other titles you get an 'appearance' choice between 'greatcoat' or 'winter' uniforms in the editor. CMRT will be following the same practice. Russian greatcoats have shoulder boards so rank and arm of service are differentiated. The padded winter uniform doesn't which makes texturing them easier. The game has a third option, for fall and spring I think, of standard Russian uniform but with a rolled-up greatcoat draped across the body (often mistakenly called bed rolls).


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    HUSKER2142 reacted to AttorneyAtWar in Fire and Rubble   
    Yes, the last stand of the "glorious" Wehrmacht!
    Fanatics, 15 year olds and old men who were either forced to fight by threat of death or made sure that the suffering continued needlessly for the last few months.
    Luckily your line of thinking is finally dying out now that our understanding of the war has moved on from Guderians memoirs. Christ.
    Edit: And those "Red bastards" you speak of were the true heroes, they endured the whole sale slaughter of their families and countrymen to finally destroy that disgusting organization and naziism in general. I'm no fan of Stalin but I have to call out the absolute deafness in your post. Go read a history book that wasn't written by a German general who desperately tried to save his career.
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to MikeyD in Fire and Rubble   
    WWII was literally the most catastrophic man-made event in human history. If you include Japan and China in the mix some 80 million people died (out of a world population not much larger than 2.3 billion) in the space of a few short years. The scale of atrocities is unimaginable. By war's end even the 'good guys' were incinerating entire city populations. Looking back on his actions in the Pacific General Curtis Lemay commented "I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal." WWII is a template for nobody for how nations should act.
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to MikeyD in Fire and Rubble   
    Mmmmm... let me think.
    75 and 76mm M4A2 (diesel) Shermans, SU-57 (U.S. 57mm gun on HT chassis), White Scout Car, Jeep, M17 AA halftrack, M5, M5A1 and M9A1 halftracks, GMC CCKW truck, and Valentine Mk IX (which I REALLY had to lobby hard to get into the game). I think that's the lot for lend-lease.
     

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    HUSKER2142 reacted to Nektoman in Semenovka master map   
    Size: 2600x2600 m
    Semenovka is an eastern suburb of Slavyansk. In 2014 , during the struggle between Ukrainian army and DPR militia, it became a battlefield. In june it was the last supply route for the DPR forces in Slavyansk who controlled it until the withdrawal. 
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/f8vt26mk622h75o/Semenovka.btt?dl=0
     
     


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    HUSKER2142 reacted to Jace11 in Unofficial Screenshots & Videos Thread   
    I don't have the kind of equipment to post great vids these days, but this little scene involving a couple of BMP's was pretty cool.
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to MikeyD in BMP-3 Texture Issue   
    Here's an update. I just checked and with the new patch comes the correct finished BMP-3 IR searchlight box texture. All fixed.

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    HUSKER2142 got a reaction from Aurelius in Russian army under equipped?   
    Guidance helicopters VKS RF to strike at ISIS.
     
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    HUSKER2142 got a reaction from AtheistDane in Russian army under equipped?   
    Guidance helicopters VKS RF to strike at ISIS.
     
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    HUSKER2142 got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Russian army under equipped?   
    Guidance helicopters VKS RF to strike at ISIS.
     
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    HUSKER2142 got a reaction from Macisle in Lend-Lease stuff coming soon?   
    The restored tank M3 raised from the bottom of the Barents Sea. Interestingly,  transmission and engine are original or taken from MTLB.

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    HUSKER2142 got a reaction from Sgt.Squarehead in Lend-Lease stuff coming soon?   
    The restored tank M3 raised from the bottom of the Barents Sea. Interestingly,  transmission and engine are original or taken from MTLB.

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    HUSKER2142 got a reaction from MOS:96B2P in Shock Force 2 Unofficial Screenshot And Video Thread   
    This is very, very cool.
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to MOS:96B2P in Shock Force 2 Unofficial Screenshot And Video Thread   
    Marines load up in the well deck of the Assault Ship USS Wasp.

    AAV-7s and LAV-25s exit the well deck and head for the beach. 

    Marines gather gear on the flight deck of the USS Wasp as the first assault wave passes between the Wasp and the USS Oak Hill.


    Marines on the starboard hangar of the USS Wasp look on as the USS Ticonderoga engages attacking aircraft.  

     
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to Bozowans in RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread   
    I don't think I would want to see this coming down the street

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    HUSKER2142 reacted to Bozowans in RT Unofficial Screenshot Thread   
    I was looking through my old screenshots folder and couldn't remember if I had posted these anywhere.
    An advancing Soviet rifleman stopped to take a shot with his Mosin at a German AT gun across the street.

     
    The view from the gun:

     
    The gun fired and the shell flew through the wooden fence, between the guy's legs, then through the front door of the house behind him, and then finally exploded against the opposite wall. The shell was flying mere inches from the ground.



     
    That was one lucky bastard! The gun crew was not so lucky considering what happened to them a few moments later. I thought that was one of the more unusual shots I've seen in these games.
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    HUSKER2142 got a reaction from Marwek77 aka Red Reporter in Russian army under equipped?   
    BTR-82A (BTR-82AM), got a thermal sight, after 7 years.
    https://btvtinfo.blogspot.com/2018/07/82.html
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to Sgt.Squarehead in Russian army under equipped?   
    While researching for the above kit, I discovered this:
    That's one seriously rugged tractor! 
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to Sgt.Squarehead in Russian army under equipped?   
    I dunno, but I can do the red one already:

    Sweet (but not inexpensive) kit.....Gonna build mine towing something heavy out of the Rasputitsa. 
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    HUSKER2142 got a reaction from BTR in Russian army under equipped?   
    I think it will be interesting to know. A brief retelling of significant changes in the military charter of RF army (analogue of Field Manuals US army). You will not find the updated combat statutes on the net.
    https://pereklichka.livejournal.com/1421025.html
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to Sgt.Squarehead in Russian army under equipped?   
    We really need these:
    Presumbly they can be ported over from CM:SF2?  How about Uragan & Smerch while we're at it? 
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to MOS:96B2P in Acquiring Items from vehicles   
    It can take some time to acquire ammo and equipment from a vehicle.  One of the things that I found can help is the use of a two man scout team or AT team.  I split a two man team (scout or AT) off from the squad.  Now this two man team can be used to acquire ammo for the rest of the squad while the squad can remain on line fighting.  Also the two man team is small enough it can get in most vehicles to acquire the needed ammo.  After acquiring the ammo the two man team then returns to the same action spot as the rest of the squad.  The game automatically recombines the teams into one squad and distributes the ammo among all the teams.  Next turn you can split the squad back into fire teams.  The teams / squad will distribute ammo and continue to shoot while recombining however there will be some danger while all the teams are bunched together.  
     
    Below are some screenshots taken from CMBN reference acquiring supplies from an ammo dump. While the time period is different and does not involve a vehicle the concept is the same with a two man team getting supplies for the rest of the squad.  (Just ignore the C2 reference. That was for a different topic.)
     

     
     

     
    This method still takes the same amount of time but it keeps most of the squad in the fight and the two man team will almost always be able to get in the vehicle to acquire the needed ammo.  Getting that two man team sent off in a timely manner to acquire the ammo is also important.  Hope this helped and gave you some ideas.
     
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    HUSKER2142 got a reaction from MOS:96B2P in Autocannon / Javelin Stryker?   
    American 82nd Airborne Division again received armored vehicles
    https://www.snafu-solomon.com/2018/10/68th-armor-regiment-airborne-lives-again.html
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    HUSKER2142 reacted to Sublime in Is Fulda Gap most likely never in the cards?   
    I dont think itd be syrians with cooler tanks. BS is hard because the quality of weapons and advances in tech but also because its near peer enemies. Yes you lose some sensor lethality but thats drastically outweighed by the MASSIVE numbers and "total war from the gate" mentality a WW3 vs the SU would have entailed - nevermind the SU was in an infinitely stronger position than Russia ever could be even after a win in BS. Soviet tactics varied amongst higher quality units especially and arent as cut and dried as popular opinion or indeed you depict.  CM:A shows low quality Russian troops and its hardly just human wave attacks.  Also the diff WarPac countries fought differently with the East Germans being considered especially fanatical.
    In fact you give me several hind Ds, arty support, a couple plts mized of T72s and T80s along with a guards motor rifle regiment battalion group and give someone else some AH1s, Tows, XM1s, Bradleys, etc along with an equivalent US sized group..and we got very heavily contested fixed air etc, I bet Id give any Western player a run for their money. In the 80s air to air was pretty close together the west pulling ahead, but especially on the ground the parity wasnt as marked at all. It took about 10 years for the abrams to really mature and until.mid to late 80s before the US helo fleet even had enough apaches and blackhawks for those to outnumber Ah1s and Uh1s..
    Same really goes I feel for an attack on West Germans or British units. The smaller battles CM covers would be very interesting and really could go either way. Of course strategically after a few days the West probably would have been overrun and itd have gone nuclear. But you could easily make a CM game with modules initially only covering that few weeks in hypothetical.time.
    The nuke thing is another reason why I like the mid or late 40s (47 or 48 Airlift crisis) idea too. Of course for WW3 tac nukes could be used like insanely heavy bomber attacks (i.e. McNairs demise on day 1 of Op Cobra 1944) are figured tobhave just happened with the appropriate moonscape. Maybe add in some nbc models and penalties to troops fatigue etc etc. Add some effects to make a more desolate nuke scape for eaxh type of map i suppose. 
    Or simply the game could cover WW3 until nukes occurred. In the 80s besides the immediate start in 45 the Cold War had the best chance not to immediately go nuclear and perhaps at least last until one side or another began really losing, or a couple days or weeks. Just as likely not, tbh one of my earliest memories of my life was my dad explaining if the bad guys come I shouldnt worry about it because it.d end very very soon. I thought he meant we.d kick their ass didnt realize he meant we.d be vaporized probably by a spetnaz nuke or something. ( lived in West Germany, USAF officer dependent 85 to 91)
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