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    Reading, keeping fit, getting thrashed on COD and FIFA by my 11 year old boy. Going on holidays to hot places. Military history - WW2, Vietnam, Napoleonics, Classic Antiquity, especially Rome, Colleen McCullough's series are a fantastic read.

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  1. All very good advice and suggestions above, BUT and its a big BUT for me as you can probably tell, the V 4 self preservation changes went to far and as has been admitted, has made morale wonky, ie troops fleeing from incoming whilst in good cover, trenches, buildings etc. They basically get up and run around in the open and then DIE, needlessly i might add. Yes soldiers do break and run thats a fact, but generally not in the way the game depicts it at the moment, for me it has broken it beyond playability, i have had RT, BN, and BS sitting on my PC for almost a year doing nothing because i p
  2. Thats a damn shame but i hope everything is ok with baneman.
  3. Rome was a good series but it wandered away from accuracy at times, the notion that romans were hedonistic and always up for orgies is mis-placed more so for the powerful families. (Spartacus is utter pish as a view into the roman world, gladiators generally didnt kill each other at games, they were atheletes and very expensive to train and pay). They were actually very conservative and dignitas ruled all, men of power would never compromise their dignitas for anything and that included going against the mos maorium in regards to morals. Also my big bug bear is how they badly miscast Ceaser
  4. Thanks for the update an info Steve. Truly excited for CMSF2. I have to admit i stopped playing all the other families because of the morale/cover bug so im looking forward to dusting off my games when the patch comes out. I new it would all turn out well in the end.
  5. Or do a variable tile source, if your close but have no eyes the indicator will be within a couple of tiles of the actual source, the further the distance the larger the tile spread. So at say 1km the ? Icon pings upfor an AT that fired but it is randomly placed within a (i dunno) 20 tile radius, so you can take a swag at it and pummel it with arty but you might be wrooong. To me this would be the best solution.
  6. I especially loved the 40 mm grenade fire. Ive seen the spray and pray with an AK but never a grenade launcher.
  7. He read Liddell Harts transcripts and examined detailed notes of his from when he carried out training exercises in regards to the use of 'armour'. So no Guderian didnt conceive the idea he just built on the original idea.
  8. I definitely agree with the fact that the german wermacht bled itself out on the steppes of russia. However lend lease was a major contributing factor in everything the russians did. Why? Because without it they would not have been able to field the amount of men they did because of one vital resource. Food. Russia would have literally starved without it, in communique's from Stalin to the allies his top priority was never tanks, bullets, bombs, it was food. Always demanding more and more food.
  9. Haha most definetly. Think you have missed the point, hindsight is wonderful, put yourself in the german mindset at the time, you smashed through countless Russian armies caused mass casualties, captured over 2 million enemy soldiers. Your telling me if you were there in command you wouldnt be thinking 'we've done them, no country can possibly absorb that damage and not come apart at the seams'. (Which it could easily have done by the way, it was 50/50 for a while) Also keep in mind that WW1 only ended 22 yrs previously and beliefs formed when young tend to stick ie german generals who fou
  10. Why would that be a humongous 'if' russia was knocked out of WW1 after suffering between 1 amd 2.5 million casualties. During Barbarossa the russians lost anywhere upto 4 million casualties (numbers have never been agreed on). So as the belligerent force I would be pretty confidant of my enemy folding after suffering losses of that magnitude. Not such a big if really in my opinion.
  11. JUst completed the first mission of Dragonwynn's The Last Panzer, loved it, here are some screenies from right at the end of the battle. An overview of the end, all the russian heavies went through my center, however i had taken out their flanking T-34's so i decided to roll with a double envelopment and what was a battle became a slaughter. The right flank as my Panthers rolled over the russian infantry. My Konigstigers which were at center and rear of the town that lay in wait for the ruskies heavies to come pouring through, then shot them to
  12. Thanks dragonwynn, another campaign to get my teeth into..........in hindsight more like getting my teeth kicked out but i bet ot will be fun either way.
  13. What Ian said. Ive had problems with my activation codes for V4 on BF and RT, got bf sorted straight away, my cock up actually, RT was more troublesome but i should now have a way to sort it when i get home from my trip at work. Dont get frustrated, open a ticket and they will help as much as they possibly can.
  14. Im pretty sure i saw on their live message board that bootie is away on holiday and that Ithikial is standing in for him.
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