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Forum: TO&Es September 27th, 2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 31,386
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: SP and SPAA Developments

Japan is showing off a wheeled SP Howitzer that could replace towed guns in JGSDF service

https://defence-blog.com/army/japan-reveals-details-of-new-155-mm-wheeled-self-propelled-howitzer.html

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Forum: TO&Es September 27th, 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 62,712
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: APC Development and related topics.

China is being unusually active, the Chinese Marines (aka 'Smurfs' for their blue camouflage) have been seen with new or previously Army only equipment in their characteristic blue smurf camouflage...
Forum: WinSPWW2 September 25th, 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Prehistoric SP -- July 1996 Beta

Actually, I think they're from the original iteration of Steel Panthers at 25M/hex.

At some point during development, they changed scale from 25M/hex to 50M/hex, and spent $100,000 on artwork for...
Forum: WinSPWW2 September 25th, 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Prehistoric SP -- July 1996 Beta

Here are some more diggings:
Forum: WinSPWW2 September 25th, 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By MarkSheppard
Post Prehistoric SP -- July 1996 Beta

Recently I learned that a beta version of SP from July 1996 had been leaked -- it got mistaken as a demo -- onto game magazines back in 1996.
...
Forum: TO&Es August 7th, 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By MarkSheppard
Riverine Monitors

This popped up in one of my facebook feeds today:

"In the Soviet Union (mid-1960s) the demand for development of artillery river monitors was triggered by two factors – the existing WWII age...
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps April 12th, 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 206
Sticky: Map: Height Maps
Views: 22,577
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Height Maps

Any progress on water generation for coastlines/etc?
Forum: Mods April 10th, 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Star Wars?

There was a Slammers' mod years ago. I have it somewhere; not sure if it will still work in the present game.
Forum: Mods April 1st, 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 42,279
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: WinSP MBT: Das Reich

I recently handrolled a ballistics program from a 1983 Applesoft BASIC program I found in a 1983 Warships International issue; and converted it from BASIC to Python 3, and ran some quick tests after...
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps March 29th, 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By MarkSheppard
Scenario Idea: Sweden v USSR, Whiskey on the Rocks 1981

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_submarine_S-363



From a Swedish poster on another forum:



I don't have time right now to do anything involving this idea, but if anyone wants to do a...
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps March 4th, 2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 206
Sticky: Map: Height Maps
Views: 22,577
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Height Maps

This is a 2019-2020 Feature Request

I am just wondering if it might be possible to add more flags to the SP random map generator; so that the RNG can leave the underlying contour map intact, and...
Forum: TO&Es February 24th, 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: SdKfz 250 prototype September 1939

I dug up some information that may be relevant to the use of the 253:


Sources:
"Sturmartillerie: Spearhead of the Infantry" by Thomas Anderson

In May 1940, the following StuG A units were...
Forum: Mods February 23rd, 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Bystrochodnyj Tank (BT tanks story)

Blazejos, would you mind posting a zipped up copy of the graphics in BMP format?
Forum: TO&Es February 22nd, 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 58,285
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

Oh dear, and now looks like Su-57 (aka T-50) is doing an early combat test in Syria:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/22/new-russian-stealth-fighter-spotted-in-syria
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps February 20th, 2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By MarkSheppard
The Changing Composition of China's AFV Fleet

For Scenario Designers, from the latest IISS; the changing composition of China's AFV Fleet over 20 years (1997-2017).

Still a lot of Type 59s (aka ZTZ-59 in the new designation system) in the...
Forum: Mods February 14th, 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 42,279
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: WinSP MBT: Das Reich

Lockheed L-130: Lockheed 1941 study for long range bombardment aircraft. GTOW of 250,000 lbs, top speed 380 MPH, 8000~ mile range.

Lockheed L-131: 1941 study for a two seat pursuit aircraft; top...
Forum: TO&Es February 11th, 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 58,285
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

China is claiming the J-20 is now in operational service, FWIW.

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2132777/chinas-j-20-stealth-fighter-jet-lines-combat-duty
Forum: Mods February 8th, 2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,311
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: US Heavy Tanks Icon set 1.0

regarding this bit on the T28/T95:

....redesigned the armor scheme to provide frontal protection against tungsten carbide (HVAP / APCR) ammunition.

I found the paper on that today in the...
Forum: Mods January 30th, 2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,311
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: US Heavy Tanks Icon set 1.0

From a book on British Tank production I recently finished reading:



To simulate entry of such a Char B1-Bis in a hypothetical scenario, buy the Char B1-Bis as a captured unit; and then use...
Forum: Mods January 26th, 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,311
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: US Heavy Tanks Icon set 1.0

Some information discovered in the National Archives:

The original proposal for the T28 heavy tank / T95 GMC in 1943 was:

75 gross tons
Frontal: 10" (254mm) basis
Sides: 8" (203mm) basis ...
Forum: Mods January 22nd, 2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 42,279
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: WinSP MBT: Das Reich

How's it going?

I recently came into a huge trove of Lockheed drawings over the decades if you want to try your hand at realistic, yet different aircraft for the various powers.
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps January 21st, 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 206
Sticky: Map: Height Maps
Views: 22,577
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Height Maps

Question to dmnt:

I assume that the SP map files are like many other things, RLE (Run Length Encoded) -- I've looked at them myself over the years.

Is there a specific format they follow for...
Forum: TO&Es January 9th, 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 164,101
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: MBT's

First photos of Thailand's new VT-4 MBTs:
Forum: TO&Es January 9th, 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,668
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: US OOB 12 very minor comments

Errata in US OB: (SPOB12)

Unit 008, M4A3

Winter icon (3496) does not seem to be a M4A3. Shape of the engine deck does not match summer (1086) and desert (1065) icons for M4A3.
Forum: TO&Es December 7th, 2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 58,285
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

Israelis just declared IOC for the first squadron of their F-35, which is currently at 9 aircraft operational.

Meanwhile, Canada cancelled it's F-18E/F Super Hornet Purchase which in turn was...
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