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#4495112 - 10/29/19 06:34 PM Truck park  
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Oberst Heinz von Luckner
156th Panzergrandier. Regiment
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1944.

The Amis hit one of our truck Parks today. Estimate enemy force was 5 Lt Tanks + 5 AFV,s The Recon force of 4 AFV's * Anti tank guns , along with 2 Spw 20mm 's managed to beat them back after taking damage. Lost: 5 Trucks with empty Fuel cans. and 2 AFV's + 1 20mm Spw + 1 AT 75mm + 29 infantry KIA, 3 wnd, Enemy 1 M5A1 disabled + 2 AFV's 8 infantry KIA. Wnd ? Missing ?

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#4495144 - 10/29/19 10:17 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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Carrick what war game is this?


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#4495194 - 10/30/19 11:09 AM Re: Truck park [Re: rwatson]  
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Hi Russ,

it's from Combat Mission Series. Don't know which one but you can find more info here:

https://www.battlefront.com/index.php?p=home

Cheers

edit: maybe red thunder!?

https://www.battlefront.com/red-thunder/cmrt-base-game/

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#4495213 - 10/30/19 01:54 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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Thanks trindade I've got the first three..Overlord,,Barbarossa to Berlin and Afrika Corps..this one just look so much better Might be something I'd grab


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#4495236 - 10/30/19 03:58 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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rwatson: The game is called Final Blitzkrieg from Battle Front, It plays well, and has re play value, In addition . Battle Front has good support The game is based on the Newer Engine and has eye candy,

#4495246 - 10/30/19 05:56 PM Re: Truck park [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
Thanks trindade I've got the first three..Overlord,,Barbarossa to Berlin and Afrika Corps..this one just look so much better Might be something I'd grab


Those three games were all from the original Combat Mission engine, now called CMx1 usually. A new engine was made for Shock Force in 2007 (CMx2), so it's been around a while. Those titles are

Shock Force (2007) Contemporary game set in a fictional Syrian conflict

Afghanistan (2010) Third-party developed, not currently supported

Battle for Normandy (2011) WW2 obviously

Fortress Italy (2012) WW2, Sicily and mainland

Red Thunder (2014) East Front limited to Operation Bagration timeframe (summer '44)

Black Sea (2014) Contemporary game set in Ukraine. The most modern title

Final Blitzkrieg (2016) Battle of da Bulge

Shock Force 2 (2018) A remastered sort of version of 2007's Shock Force

In addition, many of these titles have received expansion modules, adding new battles, campaigns, units, maps and more. CMFI and CMRT will each receive new expansions in the near future.


Like Russ, and many here, I began playing Combat Mission with the release of CMBO nearly 20 years ago. Matter of fact, I recently re-played both CMBB, and CMAK, which are available on GoG for peanuts. There are some things I prefer about the CMx1 titles, like the QB builder, the operations and some of the commands and mechanics. But in most every other way, CMx2 is better. It looks better, has superior artillery and off-map support mechanics, full 1:1 unit representation, more commands, and lots more. Some subtle difference as well that I don't always see as an improvement, but that's beyond this post.

Like the CMx1 games, the new ones shine as tactical simulators. For me, CM is the finest tactical level engine on the market, and that includes Graviteam and all the rest. However, outside of the actual tactical 3D combat, Battlefront has a ways to go to catch up, in my opinion, and needs a shake up. Still, I play the game all the time, mostly campaigns. Check the Tactical and RTS forums for more info.

One last point, the pricing reflects the niche market, and don't let it put you off. In the end, it will be pennies per hour. I recommend either CMBN or CMSF2 as the first foray in to CMx2 games, and not coincidentally I feel these two offer the best bang for the buck in the series (as well as being the most expensive when buying the 'big bundle', which is what I suggest).

Before doing so I highly recommend playing the demos to get a feel for the new engine and which title suits you best. This usually comes down to which era/theater you are most interested in, but short of that, CMBN or CMSF2.


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#4495256 - 10/30/19 07:02 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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Thanks for the replies carrick and DBond ,Think I'll take a dive into the new CM games especially the Final Blitzkrieg


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#4495269 - 10/30/19 07:58 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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A fine choice indeed.

Combat Mission Final Blitzkrieg Demo

Most stuff is disabled in the demo, but it includes a couple of scenarios that should do the trick, one way or the other.

The demo is still engine 3, and engine 4 has since been released. In general it won't make much difference, especially if you're just trying it out to judge suitability.


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#4495275 - 10/30/19 08:38 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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Thanks DBond that's one thing I miss today Demos for games like they put out back in the day,,Demos allowed me to pass on the bad games and sparked me to but the good ones But they went the way of printed manuals and key cards


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#4495277 - 10/30/19 08:51 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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I agree and you're welcome. That's why I put it up, so that you could see if you think it's worth your hard-earned ducats. CMFB is $60, which isn't bad, but that's about the least expensive of all the titles, and they'll rake you for another $10 if you want to upgrade to engine 4, which isn't required, but I do recommend it. It makes several improvements, like troops spreading out more. But the thing I like most about engine 4 is it tracks F/O kills, and that stuff I always find interesting.


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#4495282 - 10/30/19 09:50 PM Re: Truck park [Re: DBond]  
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Hey M8 if it's good I'm one of those that figures cost per play and if the demo looks good well Merry Christmas to me from me


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#4495339 - 10/31/19 12:37 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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Well, it isn't for everyone. I'd be interested in your reaction if you try it. Final Blitzkrieg is one that I have not bought, for reasons unrelated to the quality of the title. You really can't go wrong with it, it has some really cool vehicles, especially tanks. It's light in available campaigns though, but that's a series-wide problem for me. But I don't think the average player cares about that as much as I do.


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#4495742 - 11/02/19 06:10 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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Dbond ..This one didn't seem to grab me for $60 I just will be happy with the last release Battle for Normandy and spend the bucks adding to my Command Ops 2 core game I have the original Highway to the Reich but won't run in win7 Different scale but a great game and worth adding the modules to it and have all the Close Combat series with the Bloody 1st that's enough to keep me war gaming for a long time


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#4495749 - 11/02/19 06:52 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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That's cool and good thing you had a chance to try it out. I'm a little confused by your post though. Are you saying you own or will buy CMBN? Did you mean Beyond Overlord?

It was the Final Blitzkrieg demo you tried?


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#4495750 - 11/02/19 07:08 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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This one M8 I own it https://www.battlefront.com/battle-for-normandy/ and Final Blitz was the demo I tried


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#4495753 - 11/02/19 07:33 PM Re: Truck park [Re: carrick58]  
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OK I see, didn't realize you had that as earlier you mentioned the CMx1 games you have but not CMBN. Anyway, you have the CM game I recommend first. Good choice.


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