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Forum: Memoir '44 - English
 Topic: VASSAL Tutorial
bdgza
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Re:VASSAL Tutorial Tue, 22 July 2014 00:22
Thank you. I also want to do short videos on advanced play questions, but it will depend on when I have the time (likely not soon).
      
 Topic: messages to buddy list
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Re:messages to buddy list Tue, 22 July 2014 00:34
The main problem is that the tech from back then is simply not used anymore. There is an interesting series of articles on ars techica about the study of the old Saturn V rocket engines. All the bolts and nuts and screws and everything just is impossible to get anymore, not produced. So that means you need to redesign for a retool with modern parts. While you do that you want to do computer modelling. Back then many things could simply not be understood and were done by trial and error and big margins, if it worked, it worked. Now with Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling software we can understand and optimise how things work. Parts can be cast as single pieces rather than using many many welds. The main problem is not so much tech, but that it's hugely expensive. Doing the same thing again, or redoing it the modern way. There is much less willingness to spend billions on it. If the money was there, it could be done again easily.

Edit: the story that you sometimes hear about how the original plans to the Saturn V rocket were lost is an urban legend. They have all the plans. But as I said, it would be impossible to simply remake from designs since the parts no longer exist, and a lot of solutions were improvised by people that are no longer around.

[Updated on: Tue, 22 July 2014 00:38]

      
 Topic: Supported Infantry
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Re:Supported Infantry Tue, 22 July 2014 02:58
thanks for going the extra mile.
      
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Re:Supported Infantry Tue, 22 July 2014 05:52
--JP wrote on Mon, 21 July 2014 17:58

thanks for going the extra mile.


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