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  2. As said game is free for all to come. If you dont have access or dont want to go to kanium site then just show up on the evening and we will pick you up from there
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  4. Their description does seem to be overly ambitious. I'm also not sure how well this game will distinguish itself in a market already fully saturated with WW2 games.
  5. Copy uploaded. Top 63 Northings (17 to go) checked for road alignment. Then need to: 1. Compare sim road type to real road type (sim terrain to real map). 2. Add buildings / infrastructure. 3. Label major terrain features, key roads, etc. 4. Perhaps trim remaining surplus low tide areas. 5. Then duplicate map to add "exercise" components - that you aren't allowed to see. We will use the plain map, Army will use the augmented one.
  6. Great, I also have something (using the good old Beaudesert map) that could be worth a verbal or visual preview or perhaps even an early Alpha test run if there's appetite (I took my own advice from the email I sent you and Shaun). No problems if not, it will improve with another week's ageing too.
  7. I hope all goes well. Sounds like a huge project.
  8. He should have added a spoiler warning! I want to whatch the event when its played in germany again. :-)
  9. Thanks for that photo sequence.
  10. Pretty sure they bit off too much to ever make a good finished product capable of simulating anything in detail...
  11. My wife and I went to South Carolina to see totality. It was incredible. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures.
  12. i've never heard anyone say that: if you point to a discussion where that goes on- zero casualties, then i'd take that seriously. now maybe you mean that as a sort of hyperbole, but even in that case it's an exaggeration. i repeat: that is simply not anything i ever hear anyone say, i see no evidence for it. we just lost more sailors in a peacetime incident, and i don't see a chorus sounding off that the end has come. what i tend to hear is the opposite: plenty of people especially on the internet going off about how weak the west is for not having the stomach for war; i've debated that one enough times with all kinds of cranks like on various boards where i hear the same points over and over again and even to the point i sense i'm not even debating an actual fact pattern but a mindset that is inherently filled with contempt for some reason (present company excluded, this isn't what i necessarily get out of here). but i say it again to the point it's a cliche: the object of war is not to die, it's to defeat the other side. because of our generally accepted technological gap, the mindset of our less capable foes is to kill enough of us til we give up, so if they are trying to rope us into that, not playing their game is what i expect we should have learned by now. someone should explain to me how actually facilitating the enemy's strategy is what we want to do- when during the last several decades there are examples where that has shown not to work so well but the opposite. the initial victory over iraq in 1991 is a textbook case of what i'm talking about, an enemy thoroughly spanked with low casualties on our side. i still fail to see the problem with that. think of it: the cost of one of ours versus one of theirs: take an individual in the united states from birth through primary and secondary education through military service, the cost in terms of resources invested in each individual is exceedingly high. you're talking hundreds of thousands to even millions of dollars in some cases, therefore replacement rates are expensive against the kinds of enemies where even several of them doesn't cost anywhere near one of ours. if we are basically locked in endless conflict, and there's no historical reason to think that war ends, simply, it is not logical to promote attrition warfare in the way potential enemies would have it: this doesn't mean per se zero casualties, but it does mean keeping casualties low is part of the calculation: even spending millions of dollars on cruise missiles to kill equipment worth a few hundred dollars is getting to be the way we fight wars, and if it weren't for federal reserves printing money out of thin air, that's likely a fast track to bankruptcy at the rate you can make enemies out of countless guys who can easily be recruited and replace the ranks in these countries. replacing men and equipment in ww2 was relatively easier than now- the loss of just a few modern aircraft and tanks cost wise is incredible compared to the amount they could afford to throw away in some battles and still recover. the situation has evolved: because we spend so much more per unit, you're going to have fewer units you can afford to lose. in an evolutionary sense this is the direction our species is going- first world societies are essentially worth more, but also have the most to lose. in the stock markets like what's going to happen if and when we go to war with north korea again is going to hurt us much more than say the taliban. we are basically evolving to use our resources, technology and ingenuity to put buffers between us and lesser societies- they are not 'worth' our lives in comparative terms. robots, automated systems and things like this are likely the future.
  13. Ack. Will have an updated copy of the map project up on DropBox later tonight (say 2300 your time).
  14. Planning to be there.
  15. Who is BG ANZAC? http://www.bganzac.org Described here: http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbforums/showthread.php?t=21753 A couple of examples of the BattleGroup at work: Multi Player session: Training session: So if you are interested, visit our web site http://www.bganzac.org and sign up. Timings: Thursday evenings, Australian East Coast time. Daylight Saving has ended and the number of time zones have shrunk Next meeting: 0900 GMT on Thursday, August 24th. 1000 in London (BST?) 1700 in Perth 1830 in Darwin 1830 in Adelaide 1900 in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra 1900 in Brisbane 2100 in Auckland Your Local time: Local time for your part of the world Count down: Time remaining until Meeting start Mission will start promptly at 0900 GMT. If you want a pre game "chat" then by all means come on line at say 0830 GMT, but so that the Kiwi's aren't after Midnight the Mission will commence promptly at 0900 GMT. In game chat / Communications: You'll need access to "Teamspeak" to communicate with us. This is detailed here: http://www.steelbeasts.com/sbwiki/index.php?title=Starter_Pack We continue the use of TeamViewer so people without the Steel Beasts software can connect and see and hear what we see and hear (looking over our shoulder if you like). http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx?pid=google.tv.s.au&gclid=CPLOveOGlcECFVgkvQodqk0A4g This maybe a suitable vehicle for people to see what the software is all about, without having to invest in even a short time limited copy. Anyway we'll see how it goes. Agenda: Depends on sign ups but: 1. New and improved Chong Ju issued a couple of weeks ago. Please Note: A plan file that you have built for the original will not work with either of the newer ones, so if you want to use your plan file, we must use the original scenario. Or you can get one of the newer ones and "update" your plan to suit. 2. Do some "Brilliant at the Basics" work? 3. Scope for Q & A / Tutorial / new Features in 4.019 session - again depends on responses and if people come ready to ask questions. As always, visitors / first timers / spectators are welcome. Current Standard: 4.019 Please use the new Calendar RSVP function or post here to facilitate planning.
  16. No one said anything about saudi princes or about justifying current wars. this was a very generalization of the argument. Now your just turning this into a political discussion. Dunno about you but any losses would especially be acceptable as akin to defending the Fulda gap From a Soviet offensive had the cold war gone hot. The issue inst with technology But living in a fantasy world thinking that 0 casualties are possibly in any war. ITs not Period. Even with Technology & advances and greater reliance on unmanned vehicles. This is like 3rd time repeating, like talking to a brick wall. I don't see how hard this is to comprehend.
  17. Its not my complaint... you seem to be complaining regarding my point of veiw which is only obvious. not realizing that thinking there will be 0 casutlies will be sustained in war is absurd fantasy. Im not going to start over because this is already going in circles.
  18. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
  19. Would of been complete if your car was an eclipse too
  20. Well, that was well worth the 125 miles (one way) and 8 hours trip! The weather was looking a bit dubious at first due to heavy high level clouds, but it cleared up as we got close to the eclipse path. We were glad to find a nice spot just quarter mile from the center of the path without any traffic, closer to the highway and directly on center of the path it was pretty crowded. I'm surprised there weren't more accidents (or we just haven't heard about them yet) due to the number of people who were just pulled over onto the side of highways sitting in folding chairs 5 feet from the road. Several exposures merged together, the blue squiggly spot (handheld 1/15" at 600mm equivalent) on the bottom left is the star Regulus: A sequence of exposures showing the corona and and some nice red prominences: Moments before totality, with the umbra darkening the nearer clouds and the very distant clouds already out of the eclipse. The image is a bit blurry because of the 1/15s hand-held exposure: And a panorama centered to the east showing the general area while we waited a hour or so before the eclipse arrived:
  21. Dont forget China is essentially a nation of single child familes. No more human waves for them either.....
  22. Yesterday
  23. Hmm. As I said, I hadn't realised this was important to you.
  24. yes, same situation here! Crossing fingers x download version. And of course I keep my dongle between cottons.
  25. I never said it was irrelevant. I was commenting on the accuracy of the initial statement. I know Kanium has done great things, I'm not saying they don't. I'm saying that they may not be the organiser of the largest multiplayer events. I'd also suspect that Rolling Thunder and LNoT are/were bigger but they aren't held weekly.
  26. ohhhh yes, I even forgot that thing, the stolen side. Its true, in my physic orders 2x I was stolen from them and need to re-order again. And many others situations I received damaged things because their dirty and no care hands searching the interior to try to find if exist there illegal things (or something that is nice to steal). The traditional physical distribution is dead since long time in many digital entertainment sectors, see the modern consoles, steam, ..... for example x-plane11 is around 60GB to download and no issues to do it. So Ssnake, please, in modern times of fast internet, take all this into consideration and gave us an option for also download and with a tiny paid fee.
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