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Offline The_Admiral

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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2019, 10:42:15 PM »
Yes (even though it features a Combat Mission screenshot, not sure how Battlefront feels about this - but not easy to blame the government for not knowing what they just bought, is it  ::) )

Here's another report, which at least features a CMANO screenshot, which seems a tad bit more relevant, although obviously it's a rehash of the original MoD communique
https://www.mcvuk.com/war-games-developer-slitherine-signs-1-5m-contract-to-make-wargaming-tools-based-on-its-strategy-games/

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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 06:20:53 AM »
Wow - very interesting.
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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2019, 06:58:38 AM »
Good for them! 
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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2019, 07:04:34 AM »
Yes (even though it features a Combat Mission screenshot, not sure how Battlefront feels about this - but not easy to blame the government for not knowing what they just bought, is it  ::) )

Here's another report, which at least features a CMANO screenshot, which seems a tad bit more relevant, although obviously it's a rehash of the original MoD communique
https://www.mcvuk.com/war-games-developer-slitherine-signs-1-5m-contract-to-make-wargaming-tools-based-on-its-strategy-games/

Well the vid did show them using Flashpoint.

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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2019, 07:18:33 AM »
Inquiring minds want to know the government policy on dongles

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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2019, 07:21:34 AM »
Inquiring minds want to know the government policy on dongles

Our government's policy on all storage devices is to eventually leave them on the seat of a train to be lost or stolen.

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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2019, 07:26:56 AM »
Ha!
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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2019, 07:57:34 AM »
Yes (even though it features a Combat Mission screenshot, not sure how Battlefront feels about this - but not easy to blame the government for not knowing what they just bought, is it  ::) )
They seem OK with that since they are also involved in the project. Checkout this from Steve at BFC:http://community.battlefront.com/topic/135488-online-magazine-posted-bfs-game-screenshot/?tab=comments#comment-1797056

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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2019, 01:38:42 PM »
Does this mean we qualify as Field Marshalls in the British Army? Cause I want some of that bling on my shirts.  :bd:
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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2019, 03:22:31 PM »
Does this mean we qualify as Field Marshalls in the British Army? Cause I want some of that bling on my shirts.  :bd:

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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2019, 03:50:05 PM »
Inquiring minds want to know the government policy on dongles

Whatever happened to RyanE?  I don't recall seeing him around in a while.
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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2019, 08:13:44 PM »
Some interesting quotes from Steve at BFC about BFC's involvement in the contract:

Yes, we are working on a customized version of Combat Mission for use within the British military establishment.

And BFC has had a contract with the New Zealand military for awhile:

For NZ we did not modify the game engine at all.  Just TO&E, models, and textures.

Link below:

http://community.battlefront.com/topic/135488-online-magazine-posted-bfs-game-screenshot/

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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2019, 09:25:43 PM »
Wait until the Brits try to install their upgrades.... Sorry, just too easy to resist. "Bad Slash, Bad, Bad, Slash"!  :hug:
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Re: UK military contract with Slitherine
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2019, 01:31:40 PM »
Wait until the Brits try to install their upgrades.... Sorry, just too easy to resist. "Bad Slash, Bad, Bad, Slash"!  :hug:
In the same sense of humor does Brexit mean they will have to get a second license and email Elvis on the grog board for tech help on the modules