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Gibsonm

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  1. Early days, but might grow over time: http://www.lidar-online.com/tools/maps/?lang=en
  2. Niiiice .....
  3. I think he means for people who don't actually make it to the stand to see it live.
  4. No, not cancelled. There just maybe slightly fewer people there - not everyone posts here about it they are coming or not. However if it involves you getting up in the "wee small hours" to be there (esp. if you are on holidays) then you may wish to sleep in.
  5. 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, May 25th. 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. 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.
  6. Well that's probably part of the issue. "Pronto" for an ATGM team is a lot longer than "pronto" for a pistol or an assault rifle. Setup times are in the high seconds to minutes, not instantly. Also ATGMs are normally sight in prepared positions with Engagement Areas etc., not fleeting snap targets - after all given the time of flight the target might disappear again before the missile travels the 1,000m is if its a small gap in the trees.
  7. I think that was covered initially here: Then it was added here as a "wish" since I gather he doesn't want to / doesn't have time to, switch to the map.
  8. You are welcome to both come along (appreciate you allocating a slice of your holidays to us) and have a look at the site. While looking at the site hopefully gives you an understanding of our approach, its not a prerequisite to participate.
  9. Well arguably this isn't a bad thing since in most vehicles, if the driver is unbuttoned and "up" and the gun is on stab it wont take too long before the driver's head is crushed by the barrel. Unless you are in a compound, on a public road, or elsewhere with stab "off", the driver is almost always closed down.
  10. Unfortunately you didn't tell us what you started with. 4 IFV + 3 Tanks + 2 others = 9 vehicles. If you started with say a Combat Team of about 15 vehicles, that's bad. A Battle Group of say 45 vehicles, OK. Usually* greater than 30% casualties renders a unit combat ineffective - that is, unable to proceed without reinforcement. So how you went depends on what you were told to do ("hold at all costs", Vs "avoid decisive engagement") and the size of yourt force relative to the enemy's * there are always exceptions / special cases.
  11. If you have a look at my primer ("Primer - Heliborne Insertion 2.654 1.1") it is devoted to something similar. Basically unit X spawns if airframe Y makes it into the LZ. If you are talking about a para drop, its even easier as you don't have helos to worry about.
  12. I suspect that sort of friendly fire isn't modelled. After all other dismounts don't suffer the concussion of being in front of the gun when its fired on other MBTs, nor are they injured by flying APFSDS sabots / petals as the discard forward of the muzzle.
  13. If you read the manual (or the Wiki) you'll find that "Defend", "Guard" and "Hold" all have different impacts on Infantry. This includes how they react to the proximity of buildings, etc.
  14. We conducted an impromptu session with seven players and ran a pre release version of an upcoming "Panzer_Leader" scenario.
  15. OK but if you know you'll be there at approx 2100 GMT can you let me know beforehand. Not a big fan of starting at 2000 if it just means waiting until 2100before someone turns up.
  16. For a few weeks now I've been running a SB session on Discord for interested players who can't seem to find this forum. Unfortunately I found using "Discord" lived up to its name - i.e. chaotic. So as to not deprive those there of a SB opportunity, I'll continue to offer to host this every Saturday morning my time. Your equivalent global time is here: Global Equivalent These sessions will require 4.019 until further notice. Also because they are ad hoc, I'll need a PM (to "gibsonm") 24hrs prior that is, Deadline (disregard the date) letting me know: a. If you intend to be there. b. What you'd like to cover (Q&A topics, scenario file, etc.). No PMs, no session. Also this is not locked in to BG ANZAC members. You are welcome to attend if you belong to BG ANZAC, another VU, or have no affiliation/clan/VU at all. Comms will be via the SB TeamSpeak server (216.22.24.158) If after the first month (say by the end of May) I haven't had a PM, I'll assume there is no interest and remove this entry. Also there will be weekends where I can not attend and if so I'll edit that calender entry (or see if I can delete the one entry without disrupting the series) no later than 24hours prior so you are aware.
  17. 0640: Another quiet early morning. Next week is likely to be the last offering, given the nil attendance to date from five offerings.
  18. Re the your assessment of my worth - I doubt it, I might just be the most prolific Australian poster here (with all due respect to OPFOR, sometimes "quantity doesn't have a quality all its own"). Re the rain check sure, there's also the ad hoc 2000 Friday GMT session too, but it may not be convenient.
  19. Well if you are still up you are welcome to come to the BG ANZAC session. Timings: Your Local time: Local time for your part of the world Count down: Time remaining until Meeting start
  20. Great look forward to it.
  21. Yes I know GMT is universal. However most North Americans (1 CAD, TGIF, etc.) seem to want to reference their own local time and make you work out your local equivalent. It becomes even more complex when that local time moves on / off Summer Time, etc.
  22. Tends to be a bit hard for North Americans to grasp.
  23. That sounds like it worked in SB previously? If so what has changed, software update, resolution change, ... ?
  24. The thread topic is "No LAHAT missiles on Leo tanks?" Pretty confident that my remark is accurate in that context or are you now saying that the Israeli's have bought a Leopard 2 variant with a LAHAT missile option fitted? You are asking eSim to model a Leopard 2 with an LAHAT missile fitted. I'm saying no one has bought that, nor has anyone used it.
  25. 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, May 18th. 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. 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. Maybe a chance to look at Panzer Leader's latest, but as its Head to Head it will need enough attendees (6 - 8) to man both sides. 3. Do some "Brilliant at the Basics" work? 4. Rolling Thunder '17 - getting to the meaty part. 5. 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.