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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/29/2013 1:42:19 AM   
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(Arjuna, this thread should be 'stickied')
[OT: Berlin Sans is pixelating badly. The courier is an improvement, (my students call me a font-nazi b.t.w).
You could try dafont.com for some 40's typewriter fonts for 'period' style reports...
But
You are setting the benchmark for scientific analysis of an AAR. You deserve a decisive victory just for your efforts.
I hope you can make the distance.

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/29/2013 3:20:28 AM   
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Hi Daz

I was one of those who requested to see how you played out this scenario since I too have been dabbling at it constantly since I bought the game several years ago so please don't change over to another scenario

I am interested not only in the grand tactical plan (which show much more forethought than my meager stoneage plans of me take objective and me hold objective)but I cant wait to start seeing your thoughts on formation for the attack when in the forest/open, how you manage your artillery assets, timing attacks, adding additional support units and where do you form up for assaults and where do you rest. Since I am very familiar with this scenario it will be very illuminating for me to see how to do this successfully!

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/29/2013 11:29:39 PM   
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Wow, I've been stuck
Guess this means I will have to finish it now
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This has taken a long time to do, and its not quite finished yet so I will update it as time allowes.
Just wanted to get it up for you guys to take a look at.





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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/30/2013 8:01:02 AM   
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Nice! How did you do that?

One day, maybe, we'll be able to play it like that...

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/30/2013 8:11:14 AM   
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Nice! How did you do that?


It is from the Google Earth battlefield tour from the downloads section. It's a work of art Daz! Keep 'em coming!

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/30/2013 9:04:29 AM   
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I have that Ramses, but I meant he seems to have put together at least 3 different battlefields, no? He's taken a photo in google earth, then added the counters (and graphics)?

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/30/2013 9:19:53 AM   
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He's taken a photo in google earth, then added the counters (and graphics)?


I think it's Milsketch, but not sure.

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/30/2013 11:20:20 AM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/30/2013 11:22:56 AM   
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I'ts all done in Photoshop, and Google Earth
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/30/2013 12:55:36 PM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/30/2013 8:39:50 PM   
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The image in this one is from the Google Earth Battlefield Tour





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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 5/31/2013 11:48:44 PM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/4/2013 8:33:22 AM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/4/2013 10:07:25 PM   
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Great work dazkaz15

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/6/2013 7:03:19 AM   
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Thanks sharper
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/8/2013 9:26:43 PM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/9/2013 4:11:57 AM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/9/2013 10:19:14 AM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/9/2013 4:05:00 PM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/15/2013 10:52:46 PM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/16/2013 2:36:09 AM   
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Wow daz, all I can say is that I am impressed (understatement) with the amount of effort you have put into this. Very well done.

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/16/2013 3:31:31 AM   
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+1..excellent pics and diagrams . Even a pic of the 105 howitzer in Viet Nam . Was in the army at the time and we had a number of WW2 era weapons and equipment.

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/16/2013 5:24:44 AM   
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C'mon D. time to hit PLAY.

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/16/2013 9:53:57 AM   
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Thanks guys, for the feedback.

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ORIGINAL: oldspec4

+1..excellent pics and diagrams . Even a pic of the 105 howitzer in Viet Nam . Was in the army at the time and we had a number of WW2 era weapons and equipment.


Wow! I was in nappies (diapers) when you where serving.

I did however do my basic training using the 25 pounder back in the 1980's.
That either goes to show how good the gun was, or how slow gun development became after the war. lol.

Actually I think it was just to get people to work as a team, and give you a very basic grounding on working with the gun itself.
After basic, people went on to their units where they could be working with any number of different weapons systems.
I only spent a short time myself working on a 105mm light gun battery, before then, after some very tough courses, specializing as a Naval Gunfire Observer.


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C'mon D. time to hit PLAY.


I have been thinking exactly the same thing mate. Especially now I have interest in my long term play thread.
I am still keen however to finish the planning Guide in detail, so what I am thinking of doing is starting another thread, and starting the battle AAR in that.
I will then continue with the planning Guide as and when I have time.

Its kind of a strange way to go about it, but I already know the plan I am going to use. It will just take me a long time to make the slides to explain all the thought process that went into it.
It would mean that you guys will see the battle unfold without knowing what the overall plan was or how I come to develop it until its over (obviously trial and error came into it a lot, a luxury they never had in real life, or in your first run through of a battle). Are you ok with that?

I'm not however going to start it until Dave has had a chance to look into a potential bug as reported here:
http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3313015
Its just to frustrating to go through all the effort of setting up your orders across the whole front line then having them bunker down because you haven't allowed them enough time to get there.
As most of you agreed in that thread, and I'm sure would happen in real life the commanders would not just bunker down, but carry on with the mission as soon as they could get there, especially if another Battalion had already started the assault that was relying on you for support.


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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/16/2013 2:20:29 PM   
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My thanks to these web sites for images and info.
http://www.35thstar.com/catalog/bastard-battalion-a-history-of-the-83rd-chemical-mortar-battalion-in-world-war-ii/
http://www.100thww2.org/support/cm/cm.html
http://www.4point2.org/photogallery.htm






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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/17/2013 11:17:43 AM   
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My thanks to this web site for info, and images.
http://www.koreanwaronline.com/arms/81mm.htm





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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/17/2013 6:02:03 PM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/18/2013 12:53:52 AM   
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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/19/2013 8:24:17 PM   
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Thanks Dazkaz

This is a very well laid out slide and these are exactly the sorts to tips gathered into one area and dealing with a specific topic (arty) that I am finding very helpful

Conrad

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RE: Elsenborn Ridge AAR by Daz - 6/19/2013 10:06:28 PM   
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Superb, Daz. Really engrossing stuff. They should be paying you. I think - for me - you should just finish this guide then fight it. Anyway, it will take them that long to sort out the bug you mention.

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