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CharlieB

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  1. Thanks both for the comments. I’ll drop you both a direct message tomorrow. Really helpful.
  2. Evening all. I have been having some discussions with my team in how to achieve mounted training for my reservists. We are looking to scope the option of a Sim Lab to run SB to deliver crew, Tp and Sqn training. I would welcome thoughts on what we might need - especially from those who are already using it for this function: My initial thoughts are: Excon x 1 Blue Roleplayer x 2 (Inf, Engrs, Arty, flanking etc etc...) OPFOR Roleplayer x1 (the meanies) Training troops x 18 Means I could do: Commanders only (18 computers) Gunners and Commanders (2 Tps of 4 = 16 computers) Gunners Commanders and Drivers (1 Tp = 12 computers) Max total number of computers = 22. I am thinking laptops for ease of setup and storage etc - an idea of what I should be looking at would also be very helpful. Clearly we are going to have to apply for funding so I can't kick the arse out of it - but it needs to work. Clearly SB liceneces would be required and that will be $115 x 22 = $2,530 - unless there is a smarter way of doing this... Thoughts welcome. Cheers - CharlieB
  3. Try "Brothers in Arms" by James Holland https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brothers-Arms-Legendary-Regiments-Bloody/dp/1787633942 Excellent read following the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry from their landings on D-Day (6th June '44) through to the end of WW2 Equally - "Tank Action" by David Render https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tank-Action-Armoured-Commanders-1944-45-ebook/dp/B01BT3Z9WK/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2D5DR4ER4XIH4&keywords=Tank+Action&qid=1662472368&s=books&sprefix=tank+action%2Cstripbooks%2C51&sr=1-1 David Render was a Troop leader in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, who joined the Regiment on D+5 and fought with the Regt through to Armistice. This a great account of life as a young troop leader in WW2. I too have recently re-read Red Storm Rising, First Clash, Team Yankee and The Defense of Hill 781. All good reads.
  4. CharlieB

    CR2 HESH

    I sense so more research required. regardless. Still says smk in the tell back when it should say HESH…
  5. CharlieB

    CR2 HESH

    From my experience it tends to be long. I can’t tell whether it’s indexing wrong or just showing wrong. in real life Hesh is not great on the move and is a three round engagement normally. I don’t think we have the Hesh correction process either, but would have to check.
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    CR2 HESH

    Challenger 2 CE engagement. Notoriously hard to hit stuff on the move with HESH but the ballistic solution seems to be routinely long. The tell backs also indicate that the loader is selecting smoke and not HESH in the loaders control panel when HESH is loaded. On the real vehicle the two do have a different ballistic solution but I don’t know if that is represented here, and therefore the cause of the problem. could be my poor shooting. If that’s the case could the tell back be changed to HESH from SMK? Thanks.
  7. Thanks for the heads up SSnake!
  8. Hi all. This may have been asked before but I have been off the forums for some time... Is there a way of prininting the mission maps but with map symbols for key building types as opposed to the black blocks. I am thinking the key navigation features like chimneys and churches and pylon lines... Many thanks CharlieB
  9. Happy New Year all - installing the new version and hoping to get back to some virtual tanking this year!!!
  10. Thunder run has been added to the basket...
  11. Just finished reading this one. Despite being written in 88 the debrief points probably read the same for many exercises happening today!! A really good read for anyone wanting an insight to Battle Group (uk term) or Task Force planning tactics and execution. i would make it compulsory reading for Pl (Tp), Coy (Sqn) leaders and HQ staffs! And all the support arms!! The importance of a strong and capable XO (BG 2IC / COS) comes through really strong emphasising the importance of G4 logistics, medical and maintenance. thoroughly recommended. A series of missions. Depends if the ground is accurate to the NTC maps? Someone more familiar with that terrain and terrain file will know better! what to read next?
  12. That is some impressive bridging!!! (Amongst other stuff)
  13. Indeed. Just checked and my northern plains of Germany appeared to be in the Southern Hemisphere and east of the Greenwich meridian... interesting...
  14. I have not checked yet but I think it may have something to do with the lat and long of the map. i had the same issue and have not yet gone back in to check...
  15. I have been off for a while and coming back on. In the past i have enjoyed creating a number of tactical vignettes and have had a go at creating missions from things like Team Yankee... or from vignettes used in training. frustratingly many of these are not based in the real world and therefore a significant amount of time can be spent hunting for the right bit of ground... the key key to this is the elevation data. The terrain can be “painted” on after. what I would like to be able to do is manipulate the height map file to alter the relief to suit the vignette. is there a way of doing this either within SB or through another system that can create a height file that can be imported into SB? Many thanks in advance...
  16. I did this for my Team Yankee Mission. I had the last Ter file created and the Hgt which was the old Hmap.Hgt file. Having brought in the Hgt and the the Ter, the system created the new package which is 91MB. Pulled it into the mission file and everything works fine. I suspect some of my earlier creations are going to be missing the detail. May have a look if I find time in the downloads section...
  17. Spot on and something I continued to say in my last years when serving. Can’t waste valuable field time learning stuff. Live confirmation following intensive and continuous simulation, both virtual and constructive to train both tactics and staff... a little off topic....
  18. I tried to get mine to read it and get them introduced to the YOs course after sub unit command. The lessons from first clash, team Yankee and brig Patrick cordingly’s in the eye of the storm were extremely useful when acting as the Armour Observer Mentor for Battle Group Training in the UK. Amazing how much of the basics had been eroded by Ops in Afghanistan...
  19. Been sucked in and just ordered on Amazon Uk... what with first clash, team Yankee etc becoming a bit of a library. wish some of these had been on the reading list as a young Tp Leader!!!
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