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Forum: WinSPWW2 Today, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
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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 Today, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Prehistoric SP -- July 1996 Beta

Here are some more diggings:
Forum: WinSPWW2 Today, 07:03 PM
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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: 345
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
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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: 1,192
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: 431
Views: 41,649
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: 1,329
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: 22,174
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: 1,071
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: 957
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: 57,756
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: 722
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: 431
Views: 41,649
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: 57,756
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: 6,078
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: 6,078
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: 6,078
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: 431
Views: 41,649
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: 22,174
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: 162,895
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: 3,546
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: 57,756
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...
Forum: Mods December 4th, 2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,834
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Modder's Toolkit?

Here's a early incomplete version for MBT in Excel 97-2003 format.
Forum: Mods December 4th, 2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,834
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Modder's Toolkit?

I can make specialist sheets like that; but only for specific nationalities.

Reason for this is I don't have time to constantly update the sheet with each release.

One thing I can do is the...
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