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The_Chieftain #7981 Posted Jul 19 2021 - 17:19

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Any recommendation for the next topic to tackle on Chieftain Teaches?

MrMysterious #7982 Posted Jul 19 2021 - 19:24

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jul 19 2021 - 16:19, said:

Any recommendation for the next topic to tackle on Chieftain Teaches?

 

I haven't watched all your videos sir, yes shame on me, how about a little lesson on counter-reconnaissance.  Another important element done but the importance can be lost in the game.



IndygoEEI #7983 Posted Jul 20 2021 - 09:20

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You could talk about equipment evaluation and their dynamics (well tanks).  You could also

talk about Topography or evaluating the position around you.

However I think the guy above me should go first.  I think his idea is really good and I'd be

interested in what you'd have to say on the matter.



Cowcat137 #7984 Posted Jul 22 2021 - 16:16

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I've often read about the epic battle on the Golan Heights in 1973. There's a lot of drama about heroics and such - and I'm not dissing that. What I am interested in is how a hundred or so Centurions fought a thousand T-55 and T-62 tanks to a standstill.  Was it technical prowess? Doctrine? Sheer luck?

I have to think that Soviet Generals contemplating a tank rush in Europe had to wonder after this battle if an outnumbered NATO wouldn't do the same to them.

So, not the history of the battle as a topic but the design choices/ doctrine that resulted in NATO tanks being larger, expensive and Soviets being small, fast and, uh, produced in the tens of thousands.


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The_Chieftain #7985 Posted Jul 23 2021 - 18:16

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Sorry, I meant "Teaches", not "Talks". The little five-minute videos on how to play the game.

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How to lead a target. It seems like most players have never done any bird hunting, or if they did have only ever used a 12 gauge. With all the different projectile velocities in game it would probably be of help to a lot of players. 

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Golan heights was a simple example of Russian tactics. Mass attack with poorly trained crews and little allowance for individual tanks to excel. In the Russian system individual  tanks are not able to fight on there own and have never learned how to.

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View PostWaarheid, on Jul 23 2021 - 18:02, said:

How to lead a target. It seems like most players have never done any bird hunting, or if they did have only ever used a 12 gauge. With all the different projectile velocities in game it would probably be of help to a lot of players. 

^..Good Point...:rolleyes:  That's how I figured out how to lead my 'virtual' shots in this game. Trap and skeet shooting {IRL}, and grouse hunting, of course. 

 

View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jul 23 2021 - 12:16, said:

Sorry, I meant "Teaches", not "Talks". The little five-minute videos on how to play the game.

 

^..I think you should do both, Nick. Teaches and Talks. I'd like to hear some of your personal stories.. mixed in with some good game tips and advice. That would be a great mix.

 

 



The_Chieftain #7989 Posted Jan 03 2022 - 17:33

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Ah, Monday. A new workweek, new work year.... Welcome to 2022 everyone!

X32Wright #7990 Posted Jan 03 2022 - 20:57

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I think the best one that would benefit the most people would be how to mitigate the RNG with equipment loadout and WOT settings etc. Preferably with each tank type and situations. Where to position your tank and how to engage and when to use third person perspective and when to use sniper mode. It could be done with series of videos with Assault, Breakthrough etc types. This is specially critical now with so many of the new tanks.

 

Another idea is to show where to best position each tank type in each of the maps for each side and what to do when the battlefield condition changes.

 

PS: You have to also sing like in the old "Friday Ruckus' with Major Rampage the way we did it :) 


Edited by X32Wright, Jan 03 2022 - 21:09.


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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jul 19 2021 - 11:19, said:

Any recommendation for the next topic to tackle on Chieftain Teaches?

The Importance of proper track tension of course ! :P



HeisenbergWOTS #7992 Posted Jan 05 2022 - 13:29

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jan 03 2022 - 12:33, said:

Ah, Monday. A new workweek, new work year.... Welcome to 2022 everyone!

 

Only 6 months between posts. Man this place is jumping.



stalkervision #7993 Posted Jan 10 2022 - 03:01

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I hear a Echo of old tank treads in here. :P

The_Chieftain #7994 Posted Jan 10 2022 - 16:49

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View PostHeisenbergWOTS, on Jan 05 2022 - 06:29, said:

 

Only 6 months between posts. Man this place is jumping.

Yeah, I wonder if we've talked about everything that can be talked about?

Except existential philosophy and imaginary numbers. They make my brain hurt.



bluenose711 #7995 Posted Jan 10 2022 - 19:54

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How about new maps?

Iron_Soul_Stealer #7996 Posted Jan 11 2022 - 02:09

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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jan 10 2022 - 10:49, said:

Yeah, I wonder if we've talked about everything that can be talked about?

Except existential philosophy and imaginary numbers. They make my brain hurt.

 

Good point, Nick. I'd be game for some civil discussion on existential philosophy and imaginary numbers, so count me in. Yes, terrible pun intended. Or, maybe just the occasional dad joke from time to time..?

 

*When does a joke become a “dad joke?”

 

Spoiler

 

View Postbluenose711, on Jan 10 2022 - 13:54, said:

How about new maps?

 

^..That too...

Spoiler

 



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View PostThe_Chieftain, on Jan 10 2022 - 11:49, said:

Except existential philosophy

 

I am well equipped for that conversation.

 

Existentialism For Dummies by Christopher Panza



The_Chieftain #7998 Posted Jan 14 2022 - 05:16

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Unsure if that was a real thing, I went Googling.

Yes, it's a real book.



stalkervision #7999 Posted Jan 14 2022 - 10:58

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Chief, just a question for you about ww2 and the Normendy breakout. Montgomery claimed that Operation Goodwood was designed to take attention away from Patton and Operations Cobra. Apparently Montgomery and Patton had no love for each other and were always competing to see who was the better general. There apparently is two sets of thought on Goodwood by historians. One is that Monty was being truthful about Goodwood and the other it was a excuse for the failure of the massive attack. Thoughts?

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View Poststalkervision, on Jan 14 2022 - 05:58, said:

Apparently Montgomery and Patton had no love for each other 

 

Actually, nobody liked Montgomery. In either army on either side.

 

And all you really have to do is look at key operations that involved Montgomery in planning and execution.

  • Goodwood
  • Market Garden
  • Sicily

It's amazing he wasn't fired. In today's world, he would have been fired with prejudice after Sicily. He would never have so much as set foot in Europe.






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