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  • Birthday 12/25/1954

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    From the blue waters of the Chesapeake Bay to the hills of Tennessee
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    wargaming, photography, fly fishing
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    Civil Engineering, Construction Management & Inspection, Surveying

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  1. My problem was by the time I was able to get the first into the scrape, the second was tied up in the trees. The second scrape has a tree directly in line with the scrape; the only way in is from the side. Once I split the section, I guess I should try driving the first, while the second just sits so I can drive it along the signed path. Oh well... I'll try again next weekend. Thanks for replying
  2. I'm so frustrated right now, I'm not even sure which forum this should be in... It could fit in scenarios & maps, perhaps help with tactics, or maybe this is the right one. For well over an hour, I've been trying to get a section of 2A5's into prepared positions in the Demo scenario "Prep defense" (Leo 2A5). It doesn't matter whether I give these two tanks a route a drive them myself, it has been impossible to get both into their scrapes before the arrival of the Red armor. On every run, one or the other, and usually both, get hung up on a tree. By the time I get the first
  3. I've been wargaming since the late 60's, and it was wargaming that brought me to SB. I first purchased the game about 3 - 3-1/2 years ago I had looked into SB on occasions previously, but three things kept me away. First, I was not at all interested in anything beyond the scope of WWII. Not understanding that SB is a training simulation used by modern militaries, I held out hope that the models might some day include WWII era tanks. Still, it seemed to be just a simulation... a gaming genre for which I gaveth not the heiney of a small obnoxious rodent. Lastly, the price was w
  4. I may have just answered my own question.... STOP using thermals. Just scored a hundred using just the daysight. But, I didn't get that frontal aspect
  5. Just wondering if there is some trick with this tank... I've spent an hour on the tank range, run it at least a dozen times and have rage quit before completing one "scenario". I'll sail along reasonably well. Acquisition is a little slower for me than with the M1, but I'll hit every shot until I'm presented with a PC in frontal aspect. I know my lase is good, but the gun will fire shot after shot after shot into the dirt until the PC turns and I get a side lase and shot. This happens with sabot and HEAT. Am I supposed to use KY windage in this aspect? Thanks for any help; I
  6. Was just perusing the Wiki 2A5 and 2A5-DK pages; they were updated eons ago... way back on 5 August 2019. 😎 Seriously, I've been amazed at how well updated this Wiki is compared with other games I play.
  7. Ssnake/Lt. Just saw the replies; much appreciated! It will probably be the weekend again before I can jump back into SB. Just trying to get a head start on the next feature I need to learn. Thanks again
  8. I've been trying to wrap my head around SB's logic. I'm not unfamiliar with Boolean logic as I've used If, then/ and, or statements fairly often in Excel. But something about SB confuses me, particularly using "OR" as the initial statement. I've searched all over the site and downloaded Gary Owen's Embark Conditions scenario from a 2009 post - I haven't tried running it yet which may be fun after installing 4.1. But, one file I've seen mentioned is JayMan's SB Logic Planner. Evidently, it's an Excel spreadsheet but the link to it is dead. Does anyone happen to have a copy? Much apprecia
  9. Okay... That worked and I was able to run the scenario. Per the ratings, I fit into the low/medium category, but only because one time did the minimum frame rate drop into the twenties; otherwise, it's "Good" to borderline "Great": What really surprised me was the consistency of most of the frames (excepting the smoke) with an average right at 50 FPS. Overall, it runs well enough that I will run well over the default graphics settings. I'll post anything that I find tipping the scales My Specs: Alienware Aurora Win 10 Pro i7-9700K @3.6GHZ
  10. I don't have any idea what's going on with running the new (4.1) benchmark scenario. I've had no issues converting other maps, but I cannot get this one to work. Also, I didn't think the 4.0- benchmark was supposed to run in4.1, but it does
  11. Volcano & Ssnake... thanks for the assist. As I said, I haven't had a lot of time to browse the forum. I expect this weekend will be mostly just that along with figuring out which scenarios are working and which need map package updates. What I have been able to poke around in looks spectacular. Thanks again!
  12. I have finally made it through another 60-hour work week (almost, I have a short 4 hour day tomorrow) and had a chance to do a little more that just ascertain that 4.157 opens and I can run Tank Range. I have not had much time to peruse the forums, but have noted that many of the legacy maps need conversion to the map packages. Understood... My problem lies in that I followed the installation instructions which said to delete all previous installs of SB. So, I no longer have any files in the Map folder located in my ProgramData folder. My questions are, do I need to reinstall 4
  13. Thanks to all... yes, I will de downloading 4.157 as soon as I get in from work tomorrow. Testing as suggested will have to wait for the weekend..
  14. I actually bought SB several years ago, but never got far due to the learning curve. That's changed over the last several months as I've made my way through the M1 & M2 tutorials, started the T-72 tutorial, "learned" the M60 via the Wiki and RTFM (mostly). One thing I haven't been able to find much about are fords... Question: How does one go about identifying a passable ford without going in the drink? Thanks in advance
  15. Thanks... just after posting, I found a video that discussed the M1A2 and talked about the auxilliary sight. Might have been nice too say something in the tutorial Thnaks again
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