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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 27-10-2018, 04:10:21 »

What is up with that muzzle brake?

I don't recall ever seeing a stug with that sort before...

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 26-10-2018, 01:10:13 »
"Direct hit. German half track and 105MM Howitzer which it pulled, lies smashed by a direct hit from anti-tank gun firing from 3,000 yards during the Seventh Army sweep near Le Coulunvier, Southern France. On left in gully is dead driver of vehicle.' Likely Le Colombier, Alpes-Maritimes, France. 1 September 1944"

Looks like a 3rd ID patch on the guy to the right. Also, what kind of hakftrack was that? A sdkfz 7?

That is a good question.  I don't think it was a tracked vehicle; the rear wheels look far too thick for track road wheels.  It also looks like it has a cabin at the front, so it looks like it was some kind of truck or tractor.  Those rear wheels look very odd...they look really wide for a single wheel, but I can't see any gap that would suggest them being double-wheels.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-10-2018, 23:10:11 »
"buttoned up" ?

Everyone inside the tank with all the hatches closed, so they have to rely on vision slits and periscopes to see.

Chasing partisans in the Savukoski area,

What partisans would a Finnish soldier be chasing?

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 30-09-2018, 16:09:19 »
Were those logs kept as a way to get out of mud?

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 23-09-2018, 19:09:08 »
Thanks, yes, I was interested in the false visor aspect! 

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 23-09-2018, 16:09:06 »
Seth_Soldier - That's a nice textbook example of Škoda camo, with false visors painted on.

Do you have any more information about such practices? 

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 16-09-2018, 17:09:57 »
The hell is going on with blue dude's hat.  It's like a rogatywka on steriods.

I think it is flat on top and his head is just tilted.

Modding / Re: Berlin
« on: 19-08-2018, 16:08:32 »
Looking good!  ;D

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 21-07-2018, 15:07:58 »

Did they fashion an ad-hoc armored train by fixing S35's to some flatcars?

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 12-07-2018, 23:07:24 »

Gaming / Re: Battlefield V
« on: 28-06-2018, 00:06:45 »
I may absolutely loathe the direction of BFV, but I ain't gonna turn down an unsolicited free code to a closed alpha test!  :P

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 24-06-2018, 18:06:56 »
Something like this, is what I thought.

Because shouldn't the existing 155mm shaped charge shells already powerful enough to bust a tank? Looking at the Russian SU152 even a big HE shell should destroy any tank. Therefore, I was wondering, what such a shell is even for.

Why settle for one tank when you can blow up a whole column with one shot!  ;)

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 14-06-2018, 22:06:47 »

Gaming / Re: Battlefield V
« on: 09-06-2018, 21:06:21 »
New Multiplayer Trailer

I actually think I may skip this Battlefield like I did with BF4. It doesn't look very interesting to me...which is a shame because the scenes that featured just the planes looked amazing...if only it was a little more grounded in historical accuracy. :-\

Gaming / Re: Battlefield V
« on: 29-05-2018, 04:05:25 »
There is no problem of having female soldiers in Battlefield, but this game's historical setting and genre (first person shooter) does not lend itself well for the inclusion of playable female characters in combat roles unless you have a gamemode of partisans vs regular troops or have the faction specific Soviet women snipers/pilots.

The only reason I do not like their approach for this game is the fact that they have the resources and technology to make a great and authentic WW2 sandbox, but they choose to go the fantasy route with these character customization, mixed equipment, etc.  There is SO MUCH that you can mine from WW2 to make interesting and new experiences without having to resort to fantasy!

Also, I am all for equality, but how narcissistic do you have to be to be unable to play as a character that does not look like you or is the same gender as you?  So what if a female gamer can only play as male soldiers in a shooter based in a historical time period?  I have no problem getting into games that feature female protagonists as a male...fight the battle of inclusion and equality where it is appropriate.  There are plenty of modern-day and sci-fi genre games and shooters that are entirely appropriate to feature women, people of color, etc in a prominent way that is deserving of their inclusion!

What would have been an interesting approach for Battlefield V where they could have featured all of the things they wanted to was to make it a spiritual successor to DICE's first battlefield-like game, Codename Eagle.  That was like a steam-punk ww1/ww2 mix fantasy setting which would be entirely appropriate for them to include all the things that they showed in the first BFV trailer!

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