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Everything posted by CharlieB

  1. If memory serves me right this is fitted to the DK versions of the M113s, don't know if it provides the protective effect though....
  2. We call them track horns
  3. because you care GibsonM - and they are a good tool
  4. I like this one - especially the ability to specify quantities and natures in a similar manner to setting the ammo states for combat units.
  5. Patience will pay off.
  6. This is where it all started... man has simulation improved over 25 - 30 years!
  7. Many thanks so far guys!
  8. Has anyone used the two systems together? If so to what sort of success level. We have VBS3 but it does not really meet the needs of the Armoured guys. Thoughts?
  9. Whats the logic on looking at Bio. The hazard areas are enormous and the incubation period of a length that it is unlikely to take effect during a mission. Chem is relevant and by understanding the drills and TTPs in Chem you can apply to Bio and Rad. Nuclear is just the end of days... and like hitting end of mission... That said it depends on what you are trying to achieve. The section in Team Yankee and the changes to low level TTPs following first use are a useful handrail.
  10. SSNake, I was involved in some of the setting of requirements and use cases for CBRN into UK CATT. I am more that willing to share some of my experience on this one if it helps. As a former UK CBRN Recce and Survey Troop leader, Sqn 2ic and Ops Officer I have done a bit in this area. The key thing is being able to replicate the tactical effect that the user is trying to achieve and then for the subject to be able to detect, treat, react and potentially find.
  11. Recent reading has been: First Clash - Kenneth Macksey https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Clash-Combat-Close-Up-World/dp/0425107566 Red Storm Rising - Tom Clancy https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Storm-Rising-Tom-Clancy/dp/0006173624/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WDBZXD8H9VDT6RBA3429 Panzer Commander - Hanz Von Luck https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panzer-Commander-Memoirs-Colonel-Hans/dp/B0036HVHTC/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506101629&sr=1-2&keywords=panzer+commander+the+memoirs+of+colonel+hans+von+luck Team Yankee - Harold W. Coyle https://www.amazon.co.uk/Team-Yankee-Novel-World-War-ebook/dp/B01I2ZX2E0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506101668&sr=1-1&keywords=team+yankee Now reading Panzer Tactics - Wolfgang Schneider https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panzer-Tactics-German-Small-unit-Armor/dp/0811732444/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1506101696&sr=1-1&keywords=panzer+tactics What next...
  12. Prefer this one...
  13. cool. This is going to take some playing with.
  14. What sort of controls have mission designers used for creating realistic civilian pattern of life (PoL). This is something we struggle with at work (using a different system) but interested to know what people have done within SB.
  15. hows that done then?
  16. the point on shared ammunition and gun development costs though is extremely valid...
  17. Don't know if this is a feature or a bug... I certainly had not noticed before. Whilst playing the mission linked below (a great small mission btw from Abraxas), I noticed that you have to go into each vehicle to get them to replenish stocks in the ready round rack. why don't they do this automatically rather than waiting to be told? It is somewhat mental to have 17 rounds of fin in the hull and not attempt to use them... whilst not a drama to move a pair into depth and tell them to reload, this is a crew commander responsibility rather than a Tp leader task to tell his subordinates to restow... I assume that there is a good reason?
  18. I am sure ITEC will be good value. Find the Brits and do some hard selling. SB is being talked about in some circles for levels of training...
  19. Wow, this seems to have gone off track somewhat...
  20. Well has to happen at some point and now seems right...
  21. Would have to have a deep conversation with Mrs CharlieB to discuss moving to the other side of the World. We have another Australian visit to CATT UK on the 8th of May...
  22. its the top rollers on the WISNET AEV. Not easy to notice...
  23. ive used peek through. Works okay but it can be a pain in the a**e to get the scaling right. The see through tool that locks the scaling would make like sooo much easier!
  24. Could do with going to do some Job hunting. Leaving the British Army in 11 months time and am keen to stay in this area. Sadly I have an exercise on and therefore cant get to rotterdam. Have fun!
  25. SSnake, All makes perfectly good sense. I knew that there would be a level of sensibility applied. Many thanks for the answer.