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by PoorOldSpike
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Battle Academy : Tournaments & Leagues
Topic: Quick tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Quick tournament

I've never played BA1 tournaments or multiplayer, so tell me what to do and I'm in..)
by PoorOldSpike
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1
Replies: 57
Views: 987

Re: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1

..I don't want to release my Polish Skirmish mod without his [Petcats] agreement...If he does not respond in a week or two, I will just go ahead and release anyway. Good call, you're not making money from it so I don't see him having any objection if you give him credit in the Readme, and if he doe...
by PoorOldSpike
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1
Replies: 57
Views: 987

Re: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1

@PoorOldSpike how is the Polish mod doing so far? All I could really get from the screenshot you had taken a while back was that the Poles have new livery for their tanks (and they have FTs now). Yeah I've been steadily playtesting the Polish mod for a while now and giving Paul feedback, and as far...
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Panzer Corps 2 is now available on pre-order
Replies: 65
Views: 5932

Re: Panzer Corps 2 is now available on pre-order

Will PC2 be available for buying and downloading from Slitherine?
I don't usually buy stuff from Steam except as a last resort because of the massively long download times (e.g.14 hours for a recent flight sim)
by PoorOldSpike
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: Lighting tip
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Lighting tip

TankerOne wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:53 am
Cool, might have to try that trick. Does it apply to single missions or all of them.
I play mostly random Skirmishes and it brings all the colours to life, but like Paul said it depends on personal preference, so just experiment by tweaking the numbers til you find what you like..)
by PoorOldSpike
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1
Replies: 57
Views: 987

Re: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1

I haven't got an Ipad, I play on my PC and sometimes get the message below when cycling through the terrains, but I simply ignore it and cycle to the terrain I want (Russia/Russia Snow/France etc which works fine). As an experiment I chose the "Missing ID's" terrain and this was the result, so the m...
by PoorOldSpike
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: Lighting tip
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Lighting tip

Hey guys I've been experimenting with the Data > Lighting file with good results, because the default always seems to put the sun almost in front of us in Skirmishes, meaning the units and terrain graphics are in partial dull shadow. Below is the default file, so I changed the two red-arrowed lines ...
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1
Replies: 57
Views: 987

Re: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1

I was a bit worried about the Valentine for a minute mate, until I realised that you have got the 2 pdr Valentine, not the 6 pdr, in your test! The Valentine 6 pdr chances are 39, 43, 16 Your test confirms that there is a quite a discrepancy between the performance of the Churchill and the Cromwell...
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1
Replies: 57
Views: 987

Re: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1

Ok thanks guys, I just set up this test in the Editor and screenshotted the data readouts; the Valentine has got a 57mm gun and the other 3 have got 75mm's. (I ordered no movement or shooting as I just wanted clean uncluttered readouts on turn 1) SUMMARY- Chance to hit % / Chance to penetrate % / Ov...
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1
Replies: 57
Views: 987

Re: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1

I might be wrong, but I think the AP (and HE) Ratings are just there to give the player an idea of a units abilities, and they aren't actually used by the game in it's calculations. If I remember correctly, there are similar indicative values in Pike and Shot, which uses the same game engine. Hey P...
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1
Replies: 57
Views: 987

Re: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1

I've just been analysing the data of the tanks below and it seems the Churchill's 75mm gun is not as weak as we thought..:) I was going purely on its 'AP rating' (white circle), but if we look at it's other AP data (red underlined), in particular its 'AP Effectiveness' rating, we see that it rates 8...
by PoorOldSpike
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1
Replies: 57
Views: 987

Re: West Front British Skirmish Mod 1.1

The Churchill's thick front armour of 100 is above average for a medium tank, for example a Pz IVG is 80.
But the Churchill's 75mm gun is surprisingly weak with an AP rating of only 47 compared to the Pz IVG's 81, so I wonder if the BA devs mistakenly gave the Churchill a 57mm gun instead of 75mm?
by PoorOldSpike
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish
Replies: 80
Views: 11081

Re: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish

..so long as there's some captured French equipment around for when I want to have some training division hold off against some Airborne soldiers. Ah, but in random Skirmishes there's no guarantee that the game will give us the type of tanks we want, that's what makes Skirmishes so exciting because...
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish
Replies: 80
Views: 11081

Re: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish

..I don't want to go through all the work of uploading to Mediafire at a time when I am extremely busy working on other things. Of course, if the Slitherine server option fails to materialise I will have to use Mediafire links... Ok fine, if you're positive that Slith will get around to hosting the...
by PoorOldSpike
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish
Replies: 80
Views: 11081

Re: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish

Paul59 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:42 am
I am sorry for the delay in releasing these. I am waiting for something to happen, and it has not happened yet!
If you mean you're waiting for Slitherine to host them, why wait?
After all, I've been downloading your mods from Mediafire just fine, so why don't you just carry on using Mediafire?
by PoorOldSpike
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish
Replies: 80
Views: 11081

Re: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish

Screenshot from Paul59's forthcoming BA2 British West Front mod, a French CharB Flamethrower in German colours makes an appearance in Aug 1944, not something you'd like to meet on a dark night..

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by PoorOldSpike
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Ideas for Panzer Corps 2
Replies: 132
Views: 35752

Re: Ideas for Panzer Corps 2

As a matter of interest, will there be a random mission generator in PC2, or will we only be able to play the same scenarios over and over?
by PoorOldSpike
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish
Replies: 80
Views: 11081

Re: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish

How is it on the Western Front so far Spike? Pretty good, I played another 4 Brit and US games today and everything went smoothly, I'm going to PM Paul and suggest he releases both mods now..:) Below some screenshots- https://i.postimg.cc/DyKfr0hR/ba2-bunk1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/HnTMDCLT/ba2-cro...
by PoorOldSpike
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish
Replies: 80
Views: 11081

Re: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish

DatMoff wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:57 pm
By the way what years have you done for the Brits and US? So far I've seen you post screenshots of the Brits in 1940 and in 1944, any idea about 41 - 43 and 45?
Yup, the mod includes a full range of British units for every year of the whole war..:)
by PoorOldSpike
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Battle Academy 2 – Eastern Front
Topic: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish
Replies: 80
Views: 11081

Re: BA2 Western Front Army Lists for Skirmish

DatMoff wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:21 pm
Wasn't it Monty who said "Good luck and happy hunting on the mainland!", or something to that effect?
Yup, here are the messages Monty and Ike sent to the troops before D-Day..:)

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