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Old 10-04-2018, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Ewan View Post
Had a quick look at the files before I left for work and I was really impressed.
At the weekend I'll have a more in depth look but first impressions it looked very useful.
Will you be creating a NATO or Soviet Vehicle Handbook as I wouldn't mind the details of some British vehicles.
I'd like to eventually do a Soviet Vehicle Handbook for sure, but I think a NATO (or rest of world?) guide might be best left to someone with more insight. I can probably fake my way through the NATO units in 1962-1964, but I doubt it would hold up to any scrutiny.

I'd like to flesh out the war in Europe a bit more, but again, I'd be pretty out of my depth in the details. I can nuke anything, but I'm sure there's someone better suited to telling you about what's been vaporized. I can certainly help as needed, of course.

Now that I think about it, I'd love to figure out what happened to Algeria.

Originally Posted by mcchordsage View Post
Nice! I like it! My own, very unfinished, location and unit guide is attached here (as an outgrowth of what I'd done above, plus a few notes on British and American heavy tank variants/expedients). I'd be happy to discuss anything, but you've made a much more finished set of books already!

Suggestion for the book is to include the M59 APC, as you mention it already. It was in wide usage by the early 60s with, as you note, the M75s mostly lingering in some of the National Guard tac carrier and armored cav units. The M8 was also used by M52 and M44 armored field artillery units as ammo carriers. (M52's hands-down my favorite vehicle of the era.)
I'm amused we both killed off the Cuban expeditionary forces.

I'm in no way beholden to my own unit locations. I was trying to aim for flavor and diversity for the vehicle plates as much as pragmatism and TW2k canon. I built the story of the war around what the original author had and in places I thought I could add some flavor - the New Americans were patterned after a redneck version of ISIS, for example, after I added KKK markings to an M44 howitzer and wanted a backstory for it.

And the M59 APC is definitely on the list of things to do. I intend to be pretty comprehensive with the armored vehicles, though softskins will probably get bunched together in individual examples (I doubt all the various 2.5-ton trucks are so dissimilar in game terms). I didn't know the M8 was also used in SP units - I only saw it referenced with the Skysweepers and as prime movers for the heavy field pieces. The M8 is actually my favorite vehicle of the period, though I can't explain why.
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