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  1. Here are some photos of my Grandfather in Korea while serving with the 7th Infantry Division. I have his M2 Ordnance Compass. It's a neat little gadget.
  2. This is awesome. If I ever make another Stalingrad campaign I will fill the city up with soldiers. When I can get Starlink out on the farm I will fill up Stalingrad with soldiers for co-op or a server.
  3. Hello. I have a suggestion. Take photos and compile images of the common buttons, switches, knobs, arms, grips ect that you use. Then post that image in your first post of this thread. Maybe number/catalogue the parts so potential clients like my self could scketch up a rough draft of what they want. "knob type A potentiometer" - "switch type C" ect. Or you could get fancy and make a website where people could even drag and drop these items on a box (custom dimensions maybe, or not) as a rough draft for an order.
  4. Hey it's already gutted! Perfect for a Stage Rally build! lol Just kidding. Seems like a cool restoration project.
  5. I've only watched a handful of Marks videos even though I subscribe to him. Everything I've watched so far seemed reasonable and accurate. He has a very large amount of videos, most of which I will probably never get around to watching. I rather read books. Secondly, people using Reddit as an end-all be-all authority is just about as cringe and annoying as people thinking "snopes" (which is some dude, his fat hooker wife & a couple of cats - no joke) or "wikipedia" (which any pink-haired university idiot can edit) is an infallible authority handed down by God almighty himself. bUt MuH aCaDeMiCs. mUh SoUrCeS. uhuh, yeah yeah yeah. People make errors. Historians make errors. Websites may reflect these errors. Thirdly, Anthony Beever is perhaps the most annoying "main stream" historian that writes about WW2. Every book he constantly crys about how evil the Authoritarianism of Communism and National Socialism was. Rather than trying to remain non-biased in tone and stick with the facts and provide me with the information I am expecting...he writes as though he is a journalist by inserting an obnoxious amount of emotions - sad tiny violins playing because you can imagine how horrible it must have been that the 3rd Reich and Soviet Union never got McDonalds & LGBT rights. Meanwhile, scary tremlo strings play every time an image of Stalin or Hitler is put in your mind - just like the old History Channel. I much prefer Glantz - even if some consider his work "dry" or "boring". I read about history to learn - not to be entertained. My favorite historian currently is Jason D. Mark. He is a turbo autist that gathers an insane amount of detail on whatever subject he is writing about. I have half his books and plan on getting the other half even though shipping from Australia to the States is pricey. I can't recommend his books enough! BONUS ROUND: I HATE DAN CARLIN AND HARD(SOFT)CORE HISTORY. It takes Dan 1 hour to give me the same amount of information I could obtain from like 20 minutes of reading a book. His tone is similar, actually worse in some cases, to Beevers constant "boo-hoo-ing". It's good that his podcast gets people interested in history I guess. But I just can't stand his delivery... which is ironically why people love him... weird. I don't know. I guess I'm just too autistic/INTJ mode.
  6. Coming back to IL-2 after a very long break. Bump-a-rino for plane specific control profiles! Setting up the JSGME method today. (or just manually replacing files out of folder of saved presets)
  7. and rather than hit keys you could use voice commands... this works well with uboat sims. I experimented with it with Tank Crew, acting as tank command - this also worked. It seems like voice commands over a mic activating the games radio commands would be nice - but since it is multiple key strokes to access different layers of options it would be a bit more tricky than the ones I did with Tank Crew.
  8. sounds like the map must have been changed I have not been playing IL-2 let alone working on content. I'd like to start doing Staffel sized fly outs with people again for LW attack/bombers once Starlink internet arrives out here on the farm... Who knows, maybe I'll get back into it (would have to get used to all the new editor changes that I am unaware of). If suddenly AI works "decent" enough again - Stuka missions priority above everything else. EDIT: did some testing. I got a whole Staffel to actually drop bombs on a target, but from 2000+m altitude. not acceptable. a different test resulted in a ketten attacking tanks, they all nose dived into the ground... so things aren't looking any better. didn't even bother with taxi/take off & climb tests... back to strategy & racing games...
  9. Someone else will have to carry the banner on this one. I've barely played this game in the last year. If AI gets improved I'll happily come back and create content for us ground-pounders. I'm busy working on strategy game content.
  10. What about the Kampfgeschwader operating in the area?
  11. I am making scenarios. I post under the same name on the Slitherine forums. Check out my PC2 Scenarios here: http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=597
  12. I am working on a project about the Battle for Cholm. I know StG 1 gave critical support to the pocket. I also know that fighters provided cover for Ju 52s, Ju 88s, Ju 87s, Gliders, Stukas ect... My question is simple. What Jagdgeschwader would have been providing cover around the pocket during Jan to May 1942? To anyone interested in the battle I highly recommend Jason D. Mark's book "BESIEGED - The Epic Battle for Cholm".
  13. I have had a handful of people pm me about it. I never want to give files to people that aren't up to date and/or won't function as intended due to AI changes. Maybe one day the Stuka AI will get back to how it used to function and I can work with it again.
  14. I live on a farm. But all the territory next to us is the foothills of the cascade mountain range. All our farm animals are free-range. We just accept that there are going to be causalities with the smaller animals like chickens. You'd think they would get massacred with so many raccoons, coyotes and birds of prey out here. But I think that having 80 heads of cattle roaming around thwarts off many predators. Small predators want nothing to do with giant cows . On the topic of coyote population and my leaning towards killing some... consider that we used to have larger predators in the area, but now we don't. So the coyote goes on not being challenged really. We have Black Bear and occasional Cougar. But the Wolves are what used to keep coyote populations in check. Wolves often time will kill coyotes on contact with them - regardless if they're hungry or not.
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