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Boot Camp - 5/15/2011 9:54:13 PM   
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Here is a thread from the Kharkov forum about the difficulty with passing the Boot Camp battles.

Hope it helps. There are probably others in that forum as well.

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2315950

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/15/2011 11:22:55 PM   
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Hi everyone,

After a few players commented that Boot Camp seems unusually hard in Ostfront, so I decided to play through it again myself and prepare a video to help new players. This experience caused me to realize that I made a pretty big mistake.

Boot Camp was always a bit challenging, but here's where I have to take the blame. Somewhere between the last time I tested it and the release, the balance went off on this campaign. The first scenario simply doesn't have enough smoke ammunition for the 81mm mortars to reflect the original intent when it was designed for Khakrov.

So, my sincere apologies to you and everyone else for the frustration I caused in letting this one get by me.

I've already edited the campaign to fix that problem and made a few other improvements and will be uploading an updated version to the Tech Support sub-forum this evening. If you had trouble with Boot Camp, please give it another try with that campaign hotfix and let me know if it works better for you.

Your tactical skills were not at fault, rather my testing and QA skills were! Hopefully, my customer service skills will prove better. :-)

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/15/2011 11:27:54 PM   
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Well, at least it kept me from being over confident 

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/16/2011 3:05:48 AM   
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Ok, the updated version of Boot Camp is now available here:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2813722&mpage=1&key=�

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/16/2011 5:39:49 AM   
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And here I was thinking I was a total nub. 

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/16/2011 1:58:19 PM   
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I was wondering. I couldn't figure out where my mortars were and thought it was going to be tricky trying to use the one smoke grenade each squad had to get to the church. I read the Karkov training thread and now know the mortars aren't available right away.

I'll try the hot fix. 

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/16/2011 7:21:10 PM   
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Many thanks for the update Erik, my troops will live longer now.

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/16/2011 7:56:26 PM   
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Thanks for the MG group but I'm still getting troops suppressed and wounded.

So do I need to learn more in boot camp or is this still your fault, Erik?

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/16/2011 8:01:38 PM   
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I tried boocamp now. The MG team is very useful for cover. The mortar has now so much smoke that it covers the whole way from the woods till the church. You need to fire several turns smoke from the mortar and let the smoke "develop". Then cross in thick smoke alley :) . Be careful because Russians can use the smoke too...

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/16/2011 8:36:53 PM   
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Hi mbar,

It's just a matter of practice now.

I'm also working on a video that will help with both the tutorial and boot camp as well.

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/18/2011 1:42:01 AM   
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What hotkey removes the smoke so I can see what I'm doing? I can't find it in the manual.

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/18/2011 2:29:29 AM   
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There is no hotkey for smoke at present. You don't normally get quite as thick a screen as you can in the revised boot camp. Turning on the floating unit icons should help if you've lost a squad and you can also select them through the HUD icon.

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/18/2011 2:25:57 PM   
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Just downloaded the Updated BootCamp zip. After I extract the folder, do I just overwrite the current Data folder?

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RE: Boot Camp - 5/18/2011 2:34:35 PM   
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The bootcamp is very enjoyable. Ive played som 5-6? missions now. 

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