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Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps November 22nd, 2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By MarkSheppard
Medal The Use of Captured Weapons by the Allies

Folks, most people concentrate on the German use of captured weapons such as Beutepanzers, but there's a little known side to the story, where the US also used captured weapons heavily:
...
Forum: TO&Es November 21st, 2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,810
Posted By MarkSheppard
Confused Re: Japanese OOB05 v.2014

Don, I did check it before I posted; I got this in the in-game encyclopedia and unit data:

https://i.imgur.com/ip5QcfT.png

Is it SOP to leave one line's worth of text as "insurance" against...
Forum: TO&Es November 21st, 2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,810
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Japanese OOB05 v.2014

Also, request name change of Formation 017 "Japan Def Tanks" to "Japan Def Tk Pl" and addition of a new formation titled Japan Def Tk Co
Forum: TO&Es November 20th, 2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,810
Posted By MarkSheppard
Disk Re: Japanese OOB05 v.2014

Since I'd rather use an existing thread than create another one...

Just changes to existing fluff text:
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps November 14th, 2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: The Last Battle (Okinawa) Scenarios

A much better quality report is available here:

http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/forum/sniperscope-snooperscope-use-during-wwii_topic4568.html

Basically by 1 JAN 1945, the following shipments had...
Forum: Campaigns, Scenarios & Maps November 14th, 2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By MarkSheppard
Disk The Last Battle (Okinawa) Scenarios

First up is an experimental one I've put together using SCENHACK and the built in features of the unit data editor.



https://i.imgur.com/vIswjvZ.jpg
Weapon in Question

Other miscellaneous...
Forum: TO&Es November 14th, 2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By MarkSheppard
Post US High Speed Tractors

While we have the M4 High Speed Tractor in Game in US OBAT012 (Unit 381); we don't have:

M5 H/S Tractor
or
M6 H/S Tractor

https://tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/US/photos/M4-M5-M6-HST.png
...
Forum: TO&Es November 6th, 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 133,504
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

The Chinese now have 20~ or more Y-20 transports.

On 6 July 2016 the first serial Y-20A (serial number 11051) was handed over to the PLAAF in a ceremony. The second aircraft numbered 11052...
Forum: TO&Es November 6th, 2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 133,504
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

China has unveiled a variant of the J-16 (Unit 168); the J-16D, an EW/attack variant similar to the EF-18G Growler and reportedly deployed a few planes near taiwan.
...
Forum: TO&Es November 6th, 2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 44,513
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Helo News game related.

The Chinese introduced the Z-20 into service in October 2019.

https://i.imgur.com/9IkwTt8.jpg

The Z-20 is basically a Chineseized advanced version of the S-70C-2 Blackhawks (Unit 122) that...
Forum: TO&Es November 6th, 2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 44,513
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Helo News game related.

China last year unveiled their Z-8L Heavy Lift Helo.

Recently, Chinese State Media showed a lineup of Z-8Ls waiting for take off:

https://i.imgur.com/lizl2he.jpg

Currently, we have the Z-8A...
Forum: TO&Es November 6th, 2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 133,504
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

China has tested a twin seat (Pilot/Guy in Back) J-20 (Unit 164 China) prototype. We're still years away from it entering service; but presumably when it enters service, it will be used for training...
Forum: TO&Es November 5th, 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 55,473
Posted By MarkSheppard
Disk Re: SP and SPAA Developments

PHL-16 MRL confirmed in service in Xinjiang earlier this week.

https://i.imgur.com/ztBiBkF.jpg

Basically, this started out as the AR-3 commercial/export MRL by NORINCO back in 2010.

It...
Forum: TO&Es November 3rd, 2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 55,473
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: SP and SPAA Developments

https://defense-studies.blogspot.com/2021/10/vietnam-unveils-locally-made-self.html?m=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjervoB6BDI

PTH-130 - K255B (Vietnamese: Pháo Tự Hành 130 ly - Khung...
Forum: WinSPWW2 October 24th, 2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Pz KVII 754(r)

I noted this on my website at LINK (http://alternatewars.com/WW2/TankGunPower_WW2.htm)

Basically everyone started WW2 with 0.20 to 0.30 MJ of gunpower (3.7 cm US and German Guns); and then 1940,...
Forum: TO&Es October 13th, 2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 54,745
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Ideas how to improve WinSP MBT/WW2 !

Honestly, at this point in lifecycle; you've pretty much covered everything in WW2 and MBT; except for really weird edge cases (Switzerland in WW2); which is too much work for the amount of gameplay...
Forum: TO&Es October 6th, 2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 54,745
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Ideas how to improve WinSP MBT/WW2 !

Don, I know about the " key for 2019 CD edition.

The reason I raised the request is that currently, if you import a map from VENHOLA and use the " key in the standalone map editor; you get a nice...
Forum: TO&Es October 6th, 2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 54,745
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: Ideas how to improve WinSP MBT/WW2 !

My biggest suggestion is to improve the map-maker.

Currently, with the enhanced CD edition, you can set the random map-maker to keep the elevation map and instead place random scenery over the...
Forum: TO&Es September 29th, 2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By MarkSheppard
French Purchases of Boys AT Rifles

Courtesy of Bob Mack on the Anti Tank Reference Group on Facebook:
Forum: Mods August 31st, 2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By MarkSheppard
Sprocket -- Tank Designer Game

I ran across this game:
'
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1674170/Sprocket/

You basically design a tank in a 3d interface, and then go and test it out.

It looks pretty interesting for...
Forum: TO&Es August 29th, 2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,621
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: North Korea OOB

So I started looking into a North Korean v South Korea scenario in June 1985 and ran down the rabbit hole of North Korean Amphibious Forces.

Known ships/craft put together from looking at old...
Forum: TO&Es August 28th, 2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,102
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: obat26 Afghanistan

Planes are most certainly deadlined soon; but a lot of the smaller stuff (and ground stuff) can be redneck engineered; and this version of the taliban has set up their own Special Forces units:
...
Forum: TO&Es August 24th, 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,102
Posted By MarkSheppard
Post Re: obat26 Afghanistan

From another site:
Forum: TO&Es August 22nd, 2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,102
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: obat26 Afghanistan

Apparently supply/organization in the ANA and Police forces were nonexistent:

1.) Many ANA people hadn't been paid since...around May of this year. If you're not getting paid for the last 4...
Forum: TO&Es August 15th, 2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,102
Posted By MarkSheppard
Re: obat26 Afghanistan

Only this time, they have thermal sights at the infantry level (in some cases) :shock:

ATN MARS-HD 384/640 thermal optic

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E82gowPXoAoXL0K?format=jpg
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