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  1. Thanks for informative replies from the pictures and videos I greatly appreciated the details -usual to IL2- but trying the free QM let me dubious ??? So, it looks more as a splendid Collector piece than as a wargamer software. So, maybe a bit later.............if the Chinese Verola don't crush me before 😷
  2. Exactly the same interrogations ... What is really playable now , mostly in solo _like the quick flights_ ? an updated picture will be very welcome. Thanks !
  3. Now with the prospect of 3 months constraint at least ( if I survive to the end... ) , I'll extend my hobby .... But the choice is difficult : from what I read and I see, TC is a superb child, but how long to grow up it will take ? My question is : what is actually available now ? the films and pictures look splendid but what is really playable or where is it possible to watch TC in action ? ( I use Mouse and most multi look closed to this or to spectate only . From what I saw the country looks empty (from any form of life) and is just annoying in a Flightsim is really missing at ground level...... so are there any places better than those in the free demo ? Thanks for help
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    B-25 or B-26

    I think that something missing is a heavy with a real 360° turret and maybe a ball turret below.....?
  5. What about a cam-ship launching Hurricane to intercept the spy over convoy -black sea until we get open seas ?
  6. Thank you, I'll go flying there. I much enjoy watching this old, often despised JU52 in action. I hope to have an opportunity for supply drops, commandos, beach landings/TO, medics, etc.... The brave mule faithfully served up to Indochina and North African wars as Toucan, in sand or White Grey coats, for French airforce and aéronavale. Hope today life is clever in Australia, take care, we'll need artists more than ever !
  7. Splendid images ! Please, from where is the montainous landscape coming - I mean the one we see here ....
  8. Wonderful Images of black powder era for a change... By the way, I was looking for a place to post this message for historical wargamers and specially " GROGNARDS" from the sleeping HISTWAR game, hope not to be too intrusive here or displace it as you see fit -this forum has so many corridors, doors etc... I never know where to go
  9. Nice drawings, but small audience here : probably poetic and nonsensic writings are more Anglo-saxon -Like Alice...we're more cartesian ! But I remember my son greatly appreciated it in the 80's re edition. le GRAND CIRQUE, probably the first book I purshased on Pocket money aged about 12 ? This one hooked me to Aviation for ever, linked to toy soldiers, military history and wargames, books and movies addictions...... the comics and film can be forgotten, never reached the level of the book, but the lesser known " une sacrée guerre" is extremely interesting for us.
  10. Merci, Mais on devrait au moins pouvoir se barrer comme les artilleurs secoués.... Encore une question : le même paysage (?) en solo n'a pas l'aspect du multi - moins contrasté ou détaillé- j'essaie de retrouver par photo. est-ce normal ou un mauvais réglage chez moi ?
  11. j'espere ne pas être encore à coté..... J'ai taté du multi prudemment,, c'est vrai que c'est chouette ! Mon premier atterrissage après straffing ( un Ak dans la musette , Youpi!!!), une passoire qui pisse l'essence...Et on fait comment pour sauter sur le tarmac, allumer la clope et boire la bière ????????? sérieusement, comment sortir de l'avion au sol (si on n'a pas utilisé le piège..) avant que ça explose ?
  12. What we do in sims is very fun often, no paintings, research, broken lances, cats on the tables, space to work, play , store boxes on boxes of unpainted, half mounted, etc....... But : no real partners to cheat on, cheers, and share beers and jokes ! _ although wargamer's beer is certainly different from sports one, as I never (?) saw drunk animals savagely fighting each others or noisy breaking wargamers manifestations ... The problem is to rely on the Black Box, often obscure to understand and capricious like lady's vapour who ruin your best battles plans ???? and sometimes it let you alone in the dark without reason _ (Knocking wood it is now the best friend of millions constraints people ) but I love my own Dark Vador...he is listening . For Battle sounds (in old days) I'd tapes 4hours in magnetoscpe , filled with military music, borrowed war movies , ......The 1949 "MAN in IRON" ( ? un homme de fer -french title) offered exceptional atmosphere of B17 raids and fighters attack , I used them also with SWOtL
  13. Twenty years ago I dreamed to build very large armies on ( apparently ) 1/1 basis but by blocks with layers of distinctive colours - rifles and bayonets era ) This idea came after watching an open market on German/czech border....There were thousands of Garden dwarfs aligned, all size and shape; from a distance it was amazing !!! I crafted some blocks in balsa, clay, plasticine, paper etc..... but it was almost impossible to cast and paint at affordable price for say : Austerlitz, Waterloo or Fontenoy ? The obvious solution is your printer if I understand ......Alas, I'm now really too old to do more than computer game...and in slow machines ! The idea is open to all .... ps the mysterious Russians : size small 15 (thick base), fine enough not exceptionnal, a full army with nice cav. and superb guns, the flags are uniques (I think) one piece cast and turned to the front -Wind coming from behind.........purchased ca 1999 in France Lucky ones who see some dreams come true.... more later G.
  14. more later, free to share !
  15. You are Lucky if you have the original editions , the french ones are now valuable collector items.....specially the hard covers. Also, I think one difference was Franco-Belgian-Dutch editions were longer stories making a book, when US were mostly strips or one page....but Charlie Brown, Alfred Neumann, Little Annie, etc...
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