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by Andy2012
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: CP adjustments - SPAT edition
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: CP adjustments - SPAT edition

@bebro: I guess this makes sense. Heavy mobile AT with 2-3 infantry is already a lot more powerful than massed tanks. However, I am always a bit worried that this breaks old DLCs in terms of balance, especially Endsieg. Or is this just for future DLCs?
by Andy2012
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Slow in here, when and whats next?
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Slow in here, when and whats next?

Nothing official. But my guess is still the next Soviet DLC, playing the mirror image of the Panzerkrieg Campaign.
by Andy2012
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Alright, I held Moscov and pushed the Wehrmacht back. Strangely enough, I found this pretty straightforward. I'll post my deployment below. If you stick to OoB rules in general and follow the Red Army's strengths (numbers, tanks, AA Bofors), this should work out. The main trust is on both flanks. De...
by Andy2012
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Red Star, my favourite so far, Why and a question..
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Red Star, my favourite so far, Why and a question..

@Steevodeevo: Try dropping elite reinforcements (except for fighter planes) altogether from your game. This allowed me to always buy all the fancy equipment I wanted and finish all campaigns easily (on medium).
by Andy2012
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Rostov is firmly back again in Red Army hands and I can move on to Moscov. See my deployment pattern below. The challenge in this mission is to not overcommit your forces to the very large northern front and instead focus your best units near Rostov to first retake it and then push towards the three...
by Andy2012
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: [Re-]Crossing the Rubicon on "Unreliable"
Replies: 49
Views: 1202

Re: Crossing the Rubicon on "Unreliable"

This trait doesn't have too strong effect in game, IMO it's definitely too little in the game, but do whatever you want, I withdraw, but if Devs change the strength of this trait and don't keep it in its current form in some way, I will officially cancel my Slitherine account and keep playing witho...
by Andy2012
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Yelnya. Won in 11 turns. I think that the Guards Infantry upgrade is a nice idea, but with its current shape is unusable. To stay afloat, I mostly use regular reinforcements (except for fighters) and at most try to keep my tanks around 2-3 stars exp. Infantry never reaches that far in exp. What do y...
by Andy2012
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Alright, I held Smolensk. See my deployment pattern below. Generally, this works as almost all defensive missions in OoB (somebody has posted a resembling strategy already, I think it was CoolDTA...): 1. Assess the map, look for natural defense lines as rivers. There's one in the north, one northwes...
by Andy2012
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: [Re-]Crossing the Rubicon on "Unreliable"
Replies: 49
Views: 1202

Re: Crossing the Rubicon on "Unreliable"

@kondi, spike: I am not sure what I find more immature - insulting somebody by calling him a 'mentally retarded teenager' or brandishing your gaming medals as if they would mean anything.
You are both adults. Act accordingly.
by Andy2012
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

@bru: Mine is more careful, Spikes more aggressive. I guess both work. Your choice.
by Andy2012
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

@PoorOldSpike: Yes, rivers are a natural defense line. However, you are then in range of the Wehrmacht's heavy arty and AA cover instead of them being in your support unit's range. Why not let them overstretch themselves?
by Andy2012
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Rasineiai. No, I did not deploy a heroic single KV-2. I strongly suggest you dont either. MVP here is, believe it or not, 2 Bofors AA without transport. If you lure the enemy tac bombers into their range, you have a decent chance of taking them all out and gaining air superiority. (Ahistorical, but ...
by Andy2012
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

@MarechalJoffre: I think your plan takes too much time in that terrain. Spikes and brus problems were time management, not taking Viipurii in the allotted time frame. The northern approach may just be the shortest in a straight line, but there are no secondaries on the way. I think a lot of the diff...
by Andy2012
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

@Spike: I think you need to stick to the few roads and do not attack the northern secondary obj over the river. Instead, follow the road, then move east and south. Part of your force there already continues towards Viipurii. Bring tanks, but not too many.
by Andy2012
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Assault on Viipurii. Once again, the major obstacle here is the difficult terrain and the Finnish ski troops flanking you. I chose to ignore the western, direct approach to Viipurii and instead push over the central and eastern approaches, taking the secondaries on the way. The Finnish tank force is...
by Andy2012
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Assault on the Mannerheim Line. This is a siege mission with a twist. You need to divide your forces at first and just nibble at the Mannerheim line a bit, especially the mine fields. Rotate shellshocked and or damaged units to the rear, let them recover in forests. Meanwhile, hit the primary and se...
by Andy2012
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Okay, I guess I fell a bit behind in posting. So now I'll have to catch up. Summa - Finnish counterattack. This one is tricky if you dont play to the Soviet strengths. The Finns are nimble and their infantry is better than yours. But they dont have tanks and heavy arty. So, buy heavy artillery and p...
by Andy2012
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Okay, I have now pushed my core up to the Mannerheim line. And it is rather cold here. Generally, but also emotionally - the Finns are not so keen on joining the worker's paradise. How rude. As you see below, I upgraded my artillery to the heavy mortar monsters, 'pounding Ivans'. Range could be bett...
by Andy2012
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Alright, this one is a quickie. Dash through Poland, not to the wire this time. This mission teaches you about roads, paved roads. They make your units fast. I'll post my deployment below. Note that looking back, I would have brought one more arty unit. Basically, advance along the paved roads. As u...
by Andy2012
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss
Replies: 193
Views: 5507

Re: 'Tanks, more tanks, Tovarish!' - Red Star Review and Discuss

Alright, I crushed the Japanese for good and this part of the war is sorted. For now, at least. This is a straightforward pincer move mission and teaches you about supply rules in OoB. 1. Press spacebar to see where the supply bases are. These are the primary goals for both of your pincers. 2. I sug...

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