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blakeh last won the day on April 25 2018

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  1. We already have fake defenders of cps, sitting in cps while the enemy is capping and telling others everything is fine. Do we really want to give them the ability to shoot their own side too?
  2. For the Chinese, the war started in 1937. The United States was actively trying to force Japan to stop its attacks in China and imposed an oil embargo on Japan. The Japanese had a difficult decision, do nothing and burn all their oil reserves by the spring of 1942 (which would mean the fleet would have to remain in port) or secure new sources of oil. I really believe that regardless of what happened in France and whether the Germans invaded for did not invade the USSR, the Japanese would still have opted to attack the US and the British, French and Dutch colonies to secure new sources of oil. Otherwise, their fleet would have no oil and the Japanese Islands would have been defenceless. (Or the Japanese could have withdrawn from China, but that would never have happened). The big question is whether Germany would have made the same stupid mistake that it actually did in 1941, declare war on the US. Given the history of bad decisions by the German government during the war, I think they likely would have.
  3. Some good points here. If France had managed to hang on then maybe the US may not have entered the war in late 1941. The Japanese attacked the US because they were certain the Soviets were not going to attack Japan. If the USSR is not at war with Germany maybe Japan does not attack the US. However, with the oil embargo on Japan, Japan may still have attacked regardless. The Japanese were facing a situation that if they did not attack the US in December 1941, they would not have enough oil to ever attack the US (basically now or never) What if history its always an interesting exercise. I believe that a Soviet-German war and a Japanese-American war were going to happen no matter what, just the timing was up for debate, and in the case of Japan and the US, the oil embargo on Japan left little for debate in timing.
  4. Given the cut in the number of SMGs on the allied side, you are more likely to see more rifles trying to run and gun.
  5. ok thanks lutenist-- i think i know how the full sprint firing is down- more an illusion than actually firing at a full run.
  6. yes the ability to bridge a river would be a great addition. Soldiers swimming across a river is not something that would happen very often. A lot of soldiers in that time would not be able to swim that far-- no helicopter parents to take them to swim class when they were growing up. Also swimming with combat gear and weapons would be very difficult. Perhaps add a 50-50 chance of drowning would be more realistic.
  7. I tried many times to be able to fire an LMG or SMG at a full sprint like the Rambo LMGers- could not do it, can only fire at the standard half-trot we all do. So perhaps someone can explain how the Rambos fire at a full sprint.
  8. oh i hope you are not serious about this. The BAR was the standard SAW of US infantry squads in WW2. The 1919a4 was issued to paratroop forces because it was felt they needed more firepower. While some 1919a4' .30 cals may have ended up in regular infantry units, it was not the norm. There is a lot of talk about historical realism, so we should really try and follow it. Also, providing regular US infantry units with a firepower they in reality did not exist, is a little unfair to the axis side in game. I can live with the fg-42 being in standard german infantry units, despite that they too were only issued to para units, if this makes the axis happy.
  9. Most allied players would be willing to give up the Matilda zerk if the axis gave up the mg-34 zerk .
  10. Yes i like the early period with the French. Many others do too. This is about the only game that seems to include the early part of the war and British and French components. Most other games are American-centric. But there should also be a 1943-44 type campaign too.
  11. Auto spawn usually gets me frequently, but i have not seen any increase since the last patch. I did have a game crash right after getting the "Netcode 3 disabled" message, but it only happened once. I guess the question is, now that we cannot disable Netcode 3,, if Netcode 3 disables itself will the game still run?
  12. I do have to confess that with the limited SMGS, i have started to use the Bren gun as an smg. It is gamey, unrealistic, and a misuse of an LMG, but necessary now.
  13. When they switched from the inf fru to truck fru i do remember defending cps became boring, due to less ei getting through to them. I became less inclined to defend them after a while. Perhaps others did the same, which explains why it is like pulling teeth to get anyone to defend a spawn. But i am not so sure switching back now is a good idea. A limited fru is ok, but one that allows an endless stream of LMGs to come charging into a spawn is not really something i want to see happen again.
  14. The lack of SMGS and the need to spawn rifles would be a lot easier to accept if the lag issues were not so bad. I find it hard now to hit a moving target. I aim and the target seems to jump 6 feet left or right, i re-adjust and the target jumps again. I have even had ei jumping off a roof lined up, only to see them move left or right 6 feet in mid air. They also seem to accurate to warp speed at times, until i take my aim off them. Fix these bugs and i think a lot of people will gladly use bolt rifles.
  15. Having early war and late war campaigns and alternating them would be nice. Say 5 early war camps and then 1 late war. ( Just to keep the traditionalists happy)