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Everything posted by RedWardancer

  1. A full engineer squad is seven troopers; one 4-man team and one 3-man team. What I had done in the past was lined them up and cleared a path wide enough to drive anything with ease. Once they have a clearance, I mark the breach on the map, then let my units roll through. I do this ONLY if I don't have a MCLCC and/or plows. Engineers can also create obstacles. Don't feel there will never be a need for that, never know...
  2. Nothing can unhinge this leader, nerves of steel.
  3. I'm all for recording my scenarios. Interesting to hear what I sound like in the heat of combat (screaming, cussing, etc). Posting in YouTube or Twitter gives more exposure for the game, gains more Treadheads involved. My only problem is that my GPU is so obsolete, I can't record in HD at all. Sad. I tend to talk a lot more when I record my own single player games, makes me feel like a commander (never made higher than E-4 in the Army). Also tend to explain more for the viewers. In some cases, I roleplay my positions out. Yep, I'm on that level of weird.
  4. Topic is scoring. Needs to be covered in detail. ToyGuy's 2011 episode of this is missing in YouTube. I don't see it here in SB either.
  5. I drove the M2 Bradleys. The turret was enclosed inside aluminum walls in the middle of the hull, while I had open space directly behind me which was the "hell hole." There was zero contact of any kind with the turret. In seeing tanks, the driver is directly in front of the turret with only a backrest between himself and the turret which was what? Less than 12 inches away? My question is what prevented anything by the turret from snagging onto the driver? Back of the head, arms, uniforms, CVC lines, whatever. It just scares the hell out of me how close a rotating turret with thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch was so close to the driver's back.
  6. We Treadheads are a special bunch. 😎
  7. The M901s were E company, while companies A thru D were the M2s. If my ancient memory serves, the scout platoon in a HHC had the TOWS mounted on Hummers along with M2 mounts at the time, but the cavalry had M3s, M1A1s, and Hummers. Not sure when the M901s were phased out in the line companies, but ANGs had them for a lot longer.
  8. I can tell you about the 24th Mechanized Division's TO&E from 1988 through the Gulf War when I served. The 3/69, 1/64, and 4/64 Armor battalions were M1A1s; the 2/7, 3/7, and 3/15 Infantry battalions were M2A1s. The rest were stuff like the M901's, Apaches, Paladins, Dragon ATGMs, AT-4 were new, and so on.
  9. AHA! It's done. I've also turned off the CM in the start up menu. Should do the trick. I'll post results tomorrow.
  10. I believe this can be manually changed in the Mission Editor. Open a scenario if allowed (passwords and such), then open Options at the top left. next, you click on Unit Call Signs and choose either the existing template (PE generic) and change the call signs; or click New and create your own template to save. The other way to Import a list of existing call sign templates. Fairly certain a template for the 80s-90s command structure does exists.
  11. Very certain the window is by CM Control Center. Shows serial number, version, and so on. I'm not sure if windows is set to auto-run.
  12. UPDATE: the license upgrade window pops up every time I power up the PC. Not good, right?
  13. UPDATE: Seems to be working now. The upgrade license window popped open this morning and went about doing that as normal.
  14. I was looking for that red bar in your profile to send it as personal mail. Come to think of it, I don't even know what was in that file. Just goes to show a person needs to be careful. 😵
  15. CodeMeter is not working. I see the icon on the bottom of my screen, but it will not pull open the CM Control Center window to activate my stick and play. I have an unlimited license. I pulled the stick out, restarted the system, reinserted the stick, now it works. However, I still cannot interact with the CMCC window. I know better than to just shrug my shoulders and think everything is ok.
  16. This looks like a modernized M2/M3 Bradley the ROKs said they can do better...and did.
  17. I must be an oddball about this. Tried doing it several times without mods in single player mode. Just didn't work well with me. Never tried online though. In any case, I'm glad DLCs and mods are not a big thing with SB.
  18. For the better part of twenty years, SB has not let me down as is the case with so many other games. Perhaps the biggest praise I will give is that SB has not produced a barebones product that relies on the fans to make mods and buy DLCs to make the game enjoyable. Arma 3 is a classic, textbook example of this. Can't play that game as a standalone without grinding your teeth at it. Example: In Arma 2, lots of personal accessible options such as healing yourself were available. They left out a ton of goodies in Arma 3, you can't play that game well without having to Steam download a minimum of about twenty-five mods or so. Quite certain many of you feel the same way. Other games gives you the basics, but you have to buy DLCs to make it fun. So, thanks to all of you whom have made SB possible. Without it, I'd be stuck playing Tetris.
  19. I only play two games online, SB and Arma 3. Been on Arma for little over a year now. Joined and left four different groups due to drama that I think should not be in gaming. Typical stuff I encounter: 1, Founding members had a fallout. When the person who designed everything bounced, the others "stole" everything he did. 2, The members wanted to be creative, but the man in charge wasn't having it so they split. Half made their own crappy group, the others just stopped playing all together. 3, The group(s) are either way to relaxed and immature, or play as if they really are in the military ("yes Sir, no Sir, etc). There's other stuff that goes on (DO NOT get me started on the racism) that just ruins the fun most of the time. Wondering why so much nonsense has to be in gaming or maybe it's an Arma thing? It's a bit of a rant, but life's too short for this mess, particularly in gaming. Has anyone else gone through this? I recall Apocalypse mentioning how milsims are a headache, are we just unlucky or is this the norm?
  20. I nominate the M2/M3A3 as new members of the SB vehicle community. 😎
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