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  Topic: Hedgerow Tactics [Historical]
Sequoia

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PostForum: The Mess   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:30 pm   Subject: Hedgerow Tactics [Historical]
Hello:

In find This topic at AHF that had reports about Hedgerow Tactics: Axis History Forum

The reports describe the US army and German tactics, and some also mentions British tactics.

Topic is active so expect new post soon. (I`m not the AHF poster)


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  Topic: German division claims 163 enemy tanks destroyed in 12 days!
Sequoia

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PostForum: The Mess   Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:55 pm   Subject: Re: German division claims 163 enemy tanks destroyed in 12 d
Hello

By order dated 15th May 1942 the 10.5 cm K (gp.Sfl.) returning from majors repair at Krupp-Grusonwerk and the two 12.8 cm K.40 (Sfl) were assigned to Panzerjäger-Abteilung (Pz.Sfl) 521.

The 10.5 cm K (gp.Sfl.) nicknamed "Brümbar"  wasn't listed as operational in strengh reports in November and early December 1942.
The 12.8 cm K.40 (Sfl) nicknamed "Moritz" and "Max" were reporteds as operational in November 2nd and 12th. One was reportd as operartional with Pamzerjäger-Verband von Langenthal in December 1st and 2nd.

In experience reports 10.5 cm K (gp.Sfl.) was named as Schwere Jaeger (10 cm Sfl.).

Source: Panzer Tracts 7-2 and 7-3, Jentz & Doyle

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  Topic: Medal graphics, particularly CC5 and its mods related.
Sequoia

Replies: 26
Views: 12149

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:52 pm   Subject: Re: Medal graphics, particularly CC5 and its mods related.
Hello:

Why not work in an alternative medal to Order of Kutuzov for the Soviet side? For example the Order of Glory.
If I correct in this, the Order of Kutuzov was mainly awarded to unit leaders and deputies.
The Order's grades relates roughly to the three levels in the Military Art (In Soviet Military Doctrine): 1st= Strategic level, 2nd= Operational, 3rd= Tactical.

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  Topic: B-29 Superfortress Under Maintanence
Sequoia

Replies: 6
Views: 1803

PostForum: The Mess   Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:23 pm   Subject: Re: B-29 Superfortress Under Maintanence
Hello:

Awesome pics!

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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:48 pm   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

About the camo, a dark brown like the RAF dark earth is improbable as stated above, but light brown is another story. Light brown was tested in 1940, but the soviets chosed green & black in 1941, however in 1943 (after Kursk) become a standard color for the new camo schemes. An exceptional order was issued to mix paints following strict instructions to obtain the new colors, until the new paints were available, but not in the case of light brown. Also the place in the numbering secuence for the light brown paint was lower than the official 1941 colors, it's a indication that was seriously considerd as standard color just before the war.
In my opinion the use of light brown in aircraft sent to front to test camos in field conditions or as non standard camo is plausible.

Another paint related theme, the development of green paints used in aircrafts was related to army paints, the green paint tested in 1940 was the same paint for AFV. So green aviation paint had a very close shade to AFV green paint.

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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 4:13 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

About: IL-2 Vya-23 and NS-37 armed were present at Kursk,but NS-37 armed IL-2 had limited bomb/rocket load. The most common type is Vya-23 armed. Kursk was the debut of PTAB. I asked because I not aware of eventual game limitations.

About: Camo, due to missinfortation I bit sceptic. My best argument it's what paints were available. Dark Brown paint came only in gloss variety, not matt. Gloss paint used in interior parts made easier the grouncrew's job, and it´s fine for markings (Red Stars, unit markings, plane numbers) but bad for camouflage. Camouflage paint must be Matte to avoid light reflexion revealing the plane location. At the start of Barbarossa the soviet planes were painted in glossy paints (to avoid accidents), with terrible consecuences.
I find a early 1943 field aircraft repair manual in PDF with OCR, so I could use a traslate tool, contains a list with a total of 32 types of coatings including paints for exterior surfaces, for interiors, non permanent white paint for winter camo, primers, solvents and putty, (some colors come in 2 paint types, one for non metallic surfaces and primed metal, and other for non primed metal). Only brown paint for use in fuel tanks and oil pipes. In other sources confirmed that the brown paint was glossy so no suitable for camo.

My reasoning is no appropiate dark brown paint for camo purposes , no dark brown and green painted planes.

But feel free for choice the scheme that you believe is apropiate!

As you can see I'm a WW2 aviation fan!

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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 3:31 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

Good news!

About russian aircraft camouflage, there was many baseless things published in the West. This started in the Cold War when the info available was scant.
So many profiles, artwork, and scale models were based the interpretations of the b/w images without documental support.
In this context surged the interpretation that early war camo was green and brown, repeated even after the end of the Cold War. For example Flying Colors (Green & Swanborough, Salamander Books 1999) stated that the schemas was "dark green and earth brown" (names bororwed from RAF nomenclature) and that green and black was tractor paint used in a factory that previously made farm machinery.
The evidence about brown painting in Soviet made planes, it's that in 1940 the light brown was among the colors tested for aircraft camouflage. This tone was used in a scheme applied in a batch of 28 LaGG-3. Apparently was a serious candidate for inclusion in official schemes, but green and black was chosen. In July 1943 was included in the non-fighter scheme. No dark brown shade (I meaning a tone like dark earth used by RAF) was included in any official scheme, only as color for airplane oil pipes (interior components and sub-systems were color coded).
Closest thing to special camouflage in mod's timeframe and area it's a photo of a Yak-7 157 IAP 16 VA (Central Front) with a band of a clear color (claimed to be light brown) between the black and green areas.    
Contrast between colors in b/w photos varied depending of paint type and its wear, light conditions, camera setings, film used, etc.  

For German planes the ID markings were discrete for Kursk period, Fw-190, Hs-129 and Stukas had a yellow band around the fuselage close to tail unit, bow and wingtip markings only in the undersides.

I understand that this is a land wargame not a flight simulator, and that plane camo is an minor detail, sorry for my complaints.

About weapons plane weapons, What you choice for Shturmoviks? 23mm or 37mm guns, rockets, frag. bombs, PTAB?

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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 2:42 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

Here a plate  depicting a BA-10 crewman
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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 1:00 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

About Russian planes, the color scheme used in July 1943 is green and black. Just before the german offensive new color schemes were introducted, but the order was effective since 15 July and only for new and repaired planes. The national marking was the red star, usually without outlines, in six positions, wings undersides, left and right sides of tail unit and fuselage (behind the cockpit).
Lease-Lend Planes remained in factory colors or the scheme painted by previous users (in the case of second hand ones), with Russian red star applied in the factory or overpainted by the Russian over western allied markings.

The major air units relevant to the mod are:

*2nd Air Army (subordinated to Voronezh Front)
*17th Air Army (subordinated to Southwestern Front but supporting 2nd Air Army)
*5th Air Army (subordinated to Steppe Front, acting as reserve, with transference of units with the frontline Air Armies during and after Op. Citadel)

Not relevant to the mod: Air Armies acting in the north of salient and long range aviation units.

The aircraft types involved in operations covered by the game:
-IL-2 used in ShAP (Assault Aviation Regiment)
-Pe-2 used in BAP (Bomber Aviation Regiment)
-Yak-1/7b/9 used in IAP (Fighter Aviation Regiment)
-La-5 used in IAP (Fighter Aviation Regiment)
-A-20 Havoc used in OBAP (Separate Bomber Aviation Regiment)
-R-5 & Po-5 biplanes used in NBAP (Night Bomber Aviation Regiment)

No Airacobras or Warhawks.
  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 2:47 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

Drizzt: About the aircraft sprites, do you reuse images from previous mods or make new ones?

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  Topic: The tool to change side in a op or camaping
Sequoia

Replies: 1
Views: 1029

PostForum: Close Combat Cross of Iron   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:18 pm   Subject: The tool to change side in a op or camaping
Hello:

I need to know what tool allows to alter in CC3/COI the save files in a operation or campaing, in order to change the side that one plays.
I searched in dowloads section but I no sure what modding tool I need.
Thanks in advance.

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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:57 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

About the grenades, the RGD-33 was used in AT role in a bundle of 3-5 grenades (as prescribed in the 1938 infantry manual) in the same way that the German Steilgrenate in the Geballte Ladung (both are stick grenades). The RPG obr. 1940 was called "Voroshilov Kilogram" and was heavy and lacked penetration (20-25mm). My notes states just "RPG-43 Mid-43'", but I guess that a Guards formation expecting a German armoured offensive was in the top of distribution list.

Southern Land, your CauMt5 map it's one of my favourite custom maps!

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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:01 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

About the tank killer teams or Istrebiteley Tankov, since I conducted the research for COI, it covered the entire 1941-45 period. Posted that link in my previous message because covered in detail the Infantry AT tactics.
I found mentions of the use of bottles with flammable liquid in orders and intructions from the whole war.
For example Order of the Western Front No. 0068 on the anti-tank defense of troops and methods of fighting heavy enemy tanks of the type T-VI ("Tiger"), signed by Col.-Gen. Sokolovsky mentions separate groups of tank destroyers with incendiary bottles, AT grenades, AT mines, smoke grenades and grenades.
Documents from the late war period still refers to the KS bottle as a weapon used for detachtment of tank destroyers, like "Operational Directive N0. 0016 of the HQ of the 1st Ukranian Front of May 4, 1944 on the issues of establishment and equipement of defenses, signed by Marshal Zhukov.  

Early war tank killer teams used bundles of RGD-33 grenades, by the time of Battle of Kursk the AT grenade RPG-43 with shaped charge was entering in service, and the AT Grenade RPG-6 was in use from October 1943 (RPG means "ruchnaya protivotankovaya granata", antitank hand grenade). Also the RPG-40 with HE in the initial period. Captured panzerfaust used in late war.

The info comes mainly from "Collection of Documents of the Great Patriotic War" that  I found in the russian version of wikisource with the help of google translate.

About squad size the soviets theoretically reduced from 11 to 9  the number of soldiers per squad, but in the practice was less.  

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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:53 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

Do you consider the inclusion of Infantry AT teams other than PTRD/PTRS equipped. I mean teams as described here:
http://tankarchives.blogspot.com/2017/11/molotov-cocktails.html. I experimented a little in COI, just a test battle, only creating new entries at RUTeams files. Latter reverted the changes and no further actions for the present (like made modifications at Soldiers file), since my focus is another proyect, relatively easier. I made some research and can share my historical notes with you.  

Here it's a 1945's English-Russian, Russian-English dictionary:
http://www.closecombatseries.net/CCS/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=11845&highlight=

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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:05 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:


About the uniforms, the soviet soldiers in the frontline wore summer field uniforms (cotton) or winter uniforms (woollen) in khaki colour. The shirts and trousers in summer are more prone to fade due exposure to sunlight. Plus variations in dyes used. Red Army swapped from winter to summer clothes in May.
The most important changes in the uniform were in the gymnastiorka (shirt) in January 1943, from folded open collar to high collar and the addition of shoulder boards where the new rank insignia were placed (to olders were in the collar).

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  Topic: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Sequoia

Replies: 104
Views: 26352

PostForum: Modding Workshop   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:09 am   Subject: Re: Working on TLD Kursk mod
Hello:

It's a great idea. Dou yo have the KOSAVE II stuff? It's an US Army 1998 study about the Operation Citadelle's south pincer. Contain useful data for wargaming the Army Group South attack.
You can find the in xls and doc format from http://www.vy75dial.pipex.com/data.html using the web. archve.org wayback machine, and In pdf file at https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a360311.pdf
Dou you know that the Soviet introduced new rank insignia in january 1943?
 
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  Topic: KV-2 tank turret interior pictures
Sequoia

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Views: 597

PostForum: The Mess   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:39 pm   Subject: KV-2 tank turret interior pictures
Hello:

This is a link to photo set of the interior of the turret:
https://imgur.com/gallery/qKnt0

The turret looks huge viewed from outside, but the 152mm gun's breech fills quite space.

That make remind me when I played the Grand Campaing in CC3, I add a KV-2 to my force in the Moscow Counteroffensive operation and lasted until IS-2 were available. Then with heavy hearth I refited the unit and send back home 2 condecorated crewmen.

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  Topic: A wartime Russian Military Dictionary
Sequoia

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PostForum: The Mess   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:42 am   Subject: A wartime Russian Military Dictionary
Hello:

A pair of links to "TM 30-544 Russian Military Dictionary: English-Russian, Russian-English" (WAR DEPARMENT
WASHINGTON, D. C., 15 January 1945 ) :

https://books.google.com/books?id=Kxy5AAAAIAAJ

https://archive.org/details/TM30-544-nsia/page/n9

Quote:
The purpose of this dictionary is to provide Russian equivalents for Ameri-
can military terms and the American equivalents of Russian terms. As far
as possible, true equivalents based on current practice and usage have been
given, rather than literal translations.

The scope of die dictionary has been quite closely limited to military subject
matter and terminology from direcUy related fields. Terms have been se-
lected for inclusion mainly according to their relative importance for military
purposes and the availability of authentic Russian sources of information.


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  Topic: Bocage Combat Tactics
Sequoia

Replies: 4
Views: 2486

PostForum: The Mess   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:05 pm   Subject: Bocage Combat Tactics
Hello:

Here some schemes about Bocage combat tactics bocage that I found in weaponsandwarfare.com.
Taken from a French magazine/book because the lenguage of the captions

The style of the schemes are so CC-ish

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  Topic: Help my PC DIED!
Sequoia

Replies: 11
Views: 6440

PostForum: Tech Support   Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:18 pm   Subject: Re: Help my PC DIED!
Hello:

I was playing COI 2 weeks ago, when I heard a sizzling from the PC case and then I saw smoke and the glow of flames inside the case.
My PC was hit by a '88', I guess.



Really it was a shortcut in the PSU that also KO the main hard drive (the SATA connector was melt down).

Now I'm reinstalling the stuff that I lost in the HD.

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