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by fitzpatv
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Grand Campaign on Manstein (live streamed)
Replies: 40
Views: 3633

Re: Grand Campaign on Manstein (live streamed)

I did it with Fallschirmjager. Didn't clear the map and had to deal with a spawning of Vickers MkVI tankettes in the NW at the end.
by fitzpatv
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Grand Campaign on Manstein (live streamed)
Replies: 40
Views: 3633

Re: Grand Campaign on Manstein (live streamed)

Good to see you back in circulation. That was close! Maybe couldn't have been done on the last turn on Dice Chess (which I play). I actually found Maubeuge harder than Arras, perhaps because I underestimated it a little, but also scraped home on the last turn. Got through the first forest a bit quic...
by fitzpatv
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Grand Campaign on Manstein (live streamed)
Replies: 40
Views: 3633

Re: Grand Campaign on Manstein (live streamed)

Sedan's pretty tough on Manstein, isn't it?! It's awkward enough on lower levels of difficulty because of the close terrain, entrenched opponents, counterattacks and time-consuming flank-securing operations. Decided to use two overstrengthed PzIVs to clear the artillery at Sedan, as PzIIIs don't rea...
by fitzpatv
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Grand Campaign on Manstein (live streamed)
Replies: 40
Views: 3633

Re: Grand Campaign on Manstein (live streamed)

First of all, thanks for the videos - they've certainly improved my game! I'm currently playing three parallel Grand Campaigns on Rommel, Guderian and Manstein. Straight decisive victories so far on the first two, but Manstein has been harder and I had to settle for Marginals at Lodz and Spoils of W...
by fitzpatv
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - AAR
Topic: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)

No Operation Olympic on Kyushu, so on to Tokyo Bay for the finale. There was an option to use nuclear bombers, but I wasn't keen on this, even in a game (and they would probably have been prohibitively expensive, anyway), so I went for the British Pacific Fleet instead. I then found that the Brits h...
by fitzpatv
Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - AAR
Topic: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)

Once again, I was surprised to find no Luzon or Iwo Jima scenarios (no doubt in the US Marines expansion), with the action moving straight on to Okinawa. Rather easier than Leyte, this scenario starts with the US ashore in the centre of the island and seeking to advance to North and South. More than...
by fitzpatv
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - AAR
Topic: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)

I was again a little surprised that there was no Marianas land battle, with the game moving on to the landings at Leyte in the Philippines. This scenario was the toughest challenge in the campaign. On the one hand, you have to conduct an amphibious landing and advance inland to liberate pretty much ...
by fitzpatv
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - AAR
Topic: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)

Somewhat surprisingly, the game then jumps over the Gilberts and Marshalls and goes straight to the Battle of the Philippine Sea. This is a much more even contest than in real life, with three Japanese carriers supported by land-based air from Guam and Rota against, in my case, just four American ca...
by fitzpatv
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - AAR
Topic: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)

As in real life, the next step is New Georgia. The Americans have to seize a foothold on the East side of the densely-forested island, then work West to capture the strategic airfield at Munda. There is a secondary requirement to take the island of Rendova, which affords a site for artillery to bomb...
by fitzpatv
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - AAR
Topic: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)

In many ways, the Guadalcanal scenario is the best in the campaign. The designers have clearly done their research and, while it runs to a 'plot', this reflects broadly what happened in real life. You start off with the Marines ashore at Henderson Field and the covering fleet under attack in the Bat...
by fitzpatv
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Order of Battle : World War II - AAR
Topic: I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

I Survived OOB Pacific (American Campaign)

Having just battled through the American Campaign in OOB:Pacific, I thought I'd write a review of the various scenarios. I'd previously played the Japanese Campaign and the Morning Sun expansion, so it was a case of completing the set. My enjoyment of all three campaigns was seriously reduced by chr...
by fitzpatv
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Battle of Sekigahara, Toyotomi side
Replies: 1
Views: 1449

Battle of Sekigahara, Toyotomi side

This is one of the biggest challenges in the game and gave me a lot of grief ! The Toyotomi start needing standard percentages to win (60% or 40+ with a 23-point margin). Even in 'defeat', inflicting 54% losses wins the game. If the Hideaki faction joins your side, you must win by 35 points and suff...
by fitzpatv
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Battle of Sekigahara, Tokugawa side
Replies: 0
Views: 1281

Battle of Sekigahara, Tokugawa side

Fittingly, there's a lot to say about the climactic Sekigahara scenario, so I'm splitting the AAR into two parts. It's a large and confused battle which can be played as either side. It features some late-era units, including Later Teppo Ashigaru, who do not behave like skirmishers (no evades) and c...
by fitzpatv
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Battle of Nagakute
Replies: 0
Views: 1166

Battle of Nagakute

A fairly small battle on mountainous terrain that can be played as either the Tokugawa or Toyotomi faction. As Ieyasu Tokugawa, you have a slightly smaller force (unless you're the AI !) but better defensive terrain on a couple of rugged hills with a valley between them. The Toyotomi force is advanc...
by fitzpatv
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Battle of Yamazaki
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

Battle of Yamazaki

Another scenario that can be fought for either side. Toyotomi Hideyoshi has a somewhat larger, but lower-quality army than the usurper Akechi and must win by 40 points without losing 22. Initially, he must approach via a corridor between the forests of Mount Tenno on the left and a lake, wood and st...
by fitzpatv
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Battle of Nagashino
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

Battle of Nagashino

Not too much to say on this one. You command a good-calibre Takeda army facing a larger but mostly raw Oda/Tokugawa force, who are behind light fortifications across a fordable stream. Both sides are initially standing on hills. Your left is especially high-quality and faces a weak, detached enemy f...
by fitzpatv
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Assault on Nagashino Castle
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

Assault on Nagashino Castle

You command the garrison of Nagashino Castle, which consists of 8+ small units of matchlock skirmishers, plus a few bowmen and a core of samurai. You are outnumbered 6:1 by a Takeda army which attacks from two directions. The briefing says that the objective is to prevent the enemy getting into the ...
by fitzpatv
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Battle of Mikatagahara
Replies: 0
Views: 1153

Battle of Mikatagahara

Probably the hardest scenario in the series (though playing the Toyotomi at Sekigahara runs it close !). I've tried it four times and have yet to win. A young Tokugawa Ieyasu is cornered by Takeda Shingen's much larger army and must save face by inflicting 29% casualties before taking 60% himself (a...
by fitzpatv
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Battle of Anegawa
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Battle of Anegawa

There are two versions of this scenario, allowing both sides to be played. A 50-unit host of the Nobunaga clan attacks a smaller Asai army across a river on one side of the board. On the other, Nobunaga's ally, Ieyasu Tokugawa, must defend across the same(Anegawa) river against a larger Asakura army...
by fitzpatv
Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Battle of Mimasetoge
Replies: 0
Views: 1101

Battle of Mimasetoge

There are two versions of this second scenario in the historical Sengoku Jidai series, allowing both sides to be played. A large Hojo clan army containing a high proportion of raw troops faces a Takeda clan force split into a main body and two flanking groups. That on the right, under C in C Takeda ...

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