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  1. Shrug. I'm not even surprised anymore with this kind of stuff.
  2. So far I like very, very much. All of a sudden units besides spammed infantry that pop up anywhere, anytime are being used enmasse. tanks, atgs, bofors etc.
  3. Ok I talked him through that, didnt work.
  4. I tried to help him out this morning. It happens in offline mode as well. Strange thing is that this happened to him when he first got the game and a troubleshooting guru friend of his found a file missing from installation. He replaced it then he played fine for over a year. Then with the full reinstall recently its back to same problem. His PC just isnt installing the game correctly or something.
  5. Bigs even if you come to Australia on a normal holiday you will have friends to hook up with in every capital city, con or no con.
  6. On 5 November 1941 at Albany, Western Australia, Sydney began escorting the troopship Zealandia, which was bound for Sunda Strait, in the Dutch East Indies. Sydney and Zealandia arrived at Fremantle on 9 November. They were delayed by a labour dispute on board Zealandia, but left Fremantle on 11 November. They reached Sumatra on 17 November. Sydney began the return voyage to Fremantle, and was scheduled to arrive in the afternoon or evening of 20 November. Axis submarines and surface raiders had already been active in the Indian Ocean and Pacific, and it was expected that any Australian naval vessel on such a voyage might have to investigate reported sightings or suspicious vessels. The 645-strong crew on board HMAS Sydney in 1941At about 4pm on 19 November, somewhere west of Shark Bay, Western Australia, Sydney sighted a merchant ship about 20 kilometres away and challenged her. The other ship identified herself as the Dutch ship Straat Malakka. She was, in fact, the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran. According to survivors from Kormoran, Sydney closed to within 1,000 metres, and was surprised and overwhelmed when the crew of Kormoran opened fire with concealed artillery and torpedoes. Kormoran was also badly damaged in the ensuing battle and had to be abandoned. Survivors from Kormoran reported that Sydney was last seen heavily on fire and down by the bow. The ship and her 645 crew members were never seen again.
  7. I know its only wikipedia, but some history in the HMAS Sydney. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Sydney_%281934%29 While serving in the Mediterranean under Captain John Augustine Collins, Sydney was credited with the sinking of the Italian destroyer Espero and shared honours in the sinking of the destroyer Zeffiro during the Battle of Calabria. Sydney's crowning glory was achieved on 19 July 1940, in the Battle of Cape Spada in the Greek Islands. With a British destroyer squadron in company, she engaged the high-speed Italian light cruisers Bartolomeo Colleoni and Giovanni dalle Bande Nere. In the running battle which followed, Bartolomeo Colleoni was wrecked and later sunk by torpedoes from the destroyers, while the very high speed of Giovanni dalle Bande Nere enabled her to escape a similar fate. This victory had important strategic effects: "...until the fall of Greece some nine months later, Allied control of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean was virtually unchallenged."[2] On 27 July, while covering a convoy to the Dardanelles, in company with HMS Neptune, Sydney was involved in the sinking of a small tanker, Ermioni, which was carrying fuel to the Italian garrison in the Dodecanese. During August and September, Sydney took part in various operations, including bombardments of Italian positions at Bardia, in Libya , and an airfield at Scarpanto in the Dodecanese. Sydney then returned to Alexandria for repairs, maintenance and leave. In October, Sydney and HMS Orion, carried out a bombardment of Port Maltesana (Astipalea) in the Dodecanese. In November Sydney ferried troops and stores to Crete; on the night of 11 November Sydney, Orion, HMS Ajax and two destroyers attacked an Italian convoy of four merchant ships and two escorts in the Strait of Otranto. All the merchant ships were sunk, although the two escorts escaped. Sydney was refitted at Malta and departed the Mediterranean for Australia on 12 January 1941, performing escort duties en route. The Sydney reached Fremantle on 5 February and underwent a further refit in Sydney Harbour, during which Collins handed over command to Captain Joseph Burnett. On 27 February the ship left for its new base of Fremantle, from where she would carry out patrol and escort duties in the Indian Ocean, occasionally venturing into Asian and Pacific waters.
  8. One of the lesser profile, great mysteries of naval warfare is a step close to being put to rest. http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,23384538-5006301,00.html THE WRECK of the German merchant raider Kormoran, believed responsible for the sinking of HMAS Sydney in 1941, has been found off the WA coast. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, along with Australian Defence Force heads, announced the discovery at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra today. He said the search body called Finding Sydney made the discovery yesterday, about 150km west of Shark Bay. "We are one step closer as a nation to hopefully finding Sydney," Mr Rudd said. "This is an important part in solving a 65-year-old puzzle." Australia's greatest maritime mystery claimed the lives of the Sydney's 645 crew. Sailing from Sumatra back to Fremantle in November 1941, the warship encountered what purported to be the Dutch freighter Straat Malakka off the West Australian coast. But the freighter was really the disguised German mercantile raider Kormoran. After an ensuing fight, the Sydney went down with all hands and represents the greatest ever loss of life in an Australian warship. It was also the largest vessel of any country to be lost with no survivors during the Second World War. The 317 survivors from the 397 crew aboard Kormoran were picked up over ensuing days, giving the only eyewitness accounts of what occurred.