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by TripleCP
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Italiens in Endsige
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Italiens in Endsige

It is a little inconsistent since completing the Sandstorm campaign in an ahistorical Axis victory somehow still leads to the historical result of Italy's surrender in summer 1943.
by TripleCP
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Carryover forces
Replies: 10
Views: 1490

Re: Carryover forces

I wonder if it will only be the German core forces that are carried over from Sandstorm or if there will be significant Italian participation in the Ardennes offensive, etc.
by TripleCP
Fri May 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Sandstorm Tobruk
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Sandstorm Tobruk

Didn't notice any text problems playing in Russian.
by TripleCP
Thu May 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Difficulty Levels are out of balance
Replies: 26
Views: 2002

Re: Difficulty Levels are out of balance

It's fine. I hadn't fired up OoB for a while when I started a Level 3 campaign and completed all secondary objectives for Tobruk on the first try. Lost the second scenario on Turn 3 or 4 but that's okay...I like that you can now lose a battle and continue. Got my revenge on the Operation Crusader sc...
by TripleCP
Thu May 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Sandstorm Tobruk
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Sandstorm Tobruk

Played in English first to get the hang of it but will try switching to Russian when I play later.
by TripleCP
Tue May 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Alternate history speculation & campaigns
Replies: 22
Views: 1323

Re: Alternate history speculation & campaigns

@Igor1941: You've posted that before (twice in this thread and a few weeks ago in the one about OoB vs. historical realities). I do not know Russian-language historians well enough to know who is trustworthy and who is not, but it seems most Western military historians are sticking with the establis...
by TripleCP
Tue May 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: The ss too weak
Replies: 47
Views: 2543

Re: The ss too weak

I definitely look forward to Sandstorm (since I was never accepted into the beta) and fortunately have Wednesday off work.
by TripleCP
Tue May 15, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: The ss too weak
Replies: 47
Views: 2543

Re: The ss too weak

One of the best things about the system in OoB is that it leaves things like this up to the player. As kondi754 and others have stated, the Waffen-SS formations units of the early war period were not considered elite troops. That said, if the player wants to expand and give their Waffen SS units pri...
by TripleCP
Mon May 14, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Alternate history speculation & campaigns
Replies: 22
Views: 1323

Re: Alternate history speculation & campaigns

@kondi754: I feel like this thread has been hijacked enough as it is so I'll keep it (relatively) brief. Ultimately this is all about a game and there will undoubtedly be some speculative scenarios that are more far fetched than others, though I imagine the attraction of a "What If Hitler Does Not I...
by TripleCP
Mon May 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Alternate history speculation & campaigns
Replies: 22
Views: 1323

Re: Alternate history speculation & campaigns

I don't think that I engage in hero worship of Zhukov but I would not agree that he was just a frontal assault butcher. Most professional military historians respect his strategic and operational skills while also critiquing his authoritarian command style as well as his stubborn persistence in the ...
by TripleCP
Sun May 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Alternate history speculation & campaigns
Replies: 22
Views: 1323

Re: Alternate history speculation & campaigns

Not really convinced Soviet/Russian history engages in any more or less self-delusion than U.S or German, but there is no worse source than "Viktor Suvorov."
by TripleCP
Sun May 13, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Alternate history speculation & campaigns
Replies: 22
Views: 1323

Re: Alternate history speculation & campaigns

The Italians had some tough units, but few people in the country were excited about Mussolini's imperial project. The Japanese Army just didn't have the available manpower to mount another major land campaign until China surrendered (the Catch 22 of their war effort...they needed to acquire material...
by TripleCP
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle: Sandstorm - The Italian armed forces
Replies: 12
Views: 3716

Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm - The Italian armed forces

I hope the Italian infantry isn't represented as auxiliary forces. I want full command of my Italians as core units. Unless the core is balanced along the lines of 70% Italian versus 30% German, I doubt that would be the case. If it is around 50/50, that would represent approximately the right bala...
by TripleCP
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle: Sandstorm - The Italian armed forces
Replies: 12
Views: 3716

Re: Order of Battle: Sandstorm - The Italian armed forces

It will be interesting to see what the balance of Italian versus German units ends up being seeing as there were around nine Italian divisions at El Alamein versus four German ones. I'm guessing many of the Italian foot infantry divisions will be represented as auxiliary forces.
by TripleCP
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle vs historical realities
Replies: 52
Views: 5803

Re: Order of Battle vs historical realities

From previews, it looks as though at least one of Sandstorm's fourteen scenarios will be a speculative "what-if" one (Malta). Most World War II buffs have read about the hypothetical victories which Rommel and the Afrika Korps could have gone on to win "if only Hitler had released one or two more di...
by TripleCP
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle vs historical realities
Replies: 52
Views: 5803

Re: Order of Battle vs historical realities

Well, it's at least nice to be called useful... Needless to say, it's a controversial topic and will probably never be definitively resolved, but I'm not sure that an endorsement from a pro-Putin politician validates the higher figure. I'm nowhere near as familiar with the reputations of individual ...
by TripleCP
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle vs historical realities
Replies: 52
Views: 5803

Re: Order of Battle vs historical realities

@kondi754: I don't disagree with any of that, but it is still true in general that most Westerners (Americans especially) still err in the opposite direction of overstating the importance of Lend-Lease. The "Eastern Front" is definitely one exception to the rule of "the victors write the history." T...
by TripleCP
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle vs historical realities
Replies: 52
Views: 5803

Re: Order of Battle vs historical realities

@kondi754: I'll defer to your expertise regarding the specifics, as those are interesting facts which I mostly hadn't read before. I did know that some British tanks took part in the fighting near Moscow during the winter of 1941/42, but also read that they were of limited value because they weren't...
by TripleCP
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle vs historical realities
Replies: 52
Views: 5803

Re: Order of Battle vs historical realities

About Lend Lease, it's important to keep in mind that most of the equipment arrived in 1943-1945 (by which time it was certain that Germany could not defeat the USSR). General von Mellenthin bitterly recalled that Western aid to the USSR contributed little to preventing the Wehrmacht from taking Mos...
by TripleCP
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: No Text in Blitzkrieg campaign
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: No Text in Blitzkrieg campaign

Same problem with the Russian version.

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