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by TheFilthyCasual
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Operation Compass British Tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Operation Compass British Tanks

Perhaps it is because they only had a 3-man crew. They didn't have a loader until the Valentine Mk.III. Funny cuz the French tanks aren't penalized for it. Frankly there's a lot of very weird decisions made for many units in this game. Why is every light cruiser represented by a single, unchanging,...
by TheFilthyCasual
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Allies Defiant Reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1714

Re: Allies Defiant Reviews

Bomb Alley is an odd scenario that in some respects comes down to attack damage RNG and the mysterious decision-making systems the AI uses on how to attack targets. If the AI dog-piled the destroyers with every bomber in range rather than spreading their bombers over all the destroyers, the mission ...
by TheFilthyCasual
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Suggestion for Specializations that give Vet on Purchase
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Suggestion for Specializations that give Vet on Purchase

If you lose a unit and reform it, it will always have at least one star just like a new unit. It doesn't affect already purchased units though.
by TheFilthyCasual
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Allies Defiant Reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1714

Re: Allies Defiant Reviews

Hurricanes were used throughout the war and the question of which plane was superior is still very much up for grabs. I'd like to see them with the same air defense and the attack values as the point of differentiation (Hurricanes better atk against heavy bombers, Spitfires better atk against light...
by TheFilthyCasual
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Allies Defiant Reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1714

Re: Allies Defiant Reviews

I agree, and I honestly don't love it. It certainly isn't historical! If the Hurricane had just slightly better air defense on its models it'd be a perfectly viable pick. The economic/production reasons why the Hurricane initially had to be relied on can't be replicated in a wargame unless they wan...
by TheFilthyCasual
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Allies Defiant Reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1714

Re: Allies Defiant Reviews

Your first mistake ole boy is to assume that OOB units conform to their historical counterparts. Though the Beaufighter excelled in ground attack and naval attack in real life it sucks at both in the game because some dev got it in his head he didn’t want it that way. You were doubly screwed becaus...
by TheFilthyCasual
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Allies Defiant Reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1714

Re: Allies Defiant Reviews

You should never have used the Beaufighters, they are quite terrible. A mix of Spitfires and Strategic Bombers will get you through the entire campaign without issue. Well, they're the only ground attack planes the British have until they get the Typhoon. And I had no problems with them until Tobru...
by TheFilthyCasual
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Allies Defiant Reviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1714

Re: Allies Defiant Reviews

I had absolutely no problems in this campaign until I hit Tobruk. Until then I had used two Beaufighters for ground attack with the intention of upgrading them to Typhoons later, but that scenario absolutely seems to require all your deployed planes be Spitfires or you simply won't down planes fast ...
by TheFilthyCasual
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Force Composition Talk
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Force Composition Talk

I can comfortably play on difficulty 5 but I don't because I consider 3 to be....I dunno, "fair"? Everyone gets 10 points, everyone's units are as durable as each other, the difference is the AI has way more units but I have higher income. Since it's my favorite, let's go with Jungle. In an ideal wo...
by TheFilthyCasual
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Order of Battle: World War II - OoB
Replies: 31
Views: 1347

Re: Order of Battle: World War II - OoB

Regiments and brigades are the largest unit size it makes much sense for the units to represent, as things like AA or Artillery divisions were niche units that few countries used, and some unit types (like AT guns or Recon units), as far as I know, have never, ever been used at a division scale befo...
by TheFilthyCasual
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Combined arms.
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Combined arms.

A combined arms approach is safest, in the sense you have a bunch of cannon fodder with artillery backup to take the big hits for you. Using an actual panzer corps can work, you just have to be really careful that you don't, say, run into an ambush and lose half a veteran tank unit that has a repair...
by TheFilthyCasual
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Favourite DLC
Replies: 9
Views: 666

Re: Favourite DLC

The original campaigns, since they actually have naval combat (but unlike Kriegsmarine, aren't just that). If I wanted to invade Russia with a panzer corps again I'd just play....well, Panzer Corps. All the DLC since Kriegsmarine has been totally land focused and except for Burma Road and Sandstorm,...
by TheFilthyCasual
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - Announced
Replies: 26
Views: 9945

Re: Order of Battle: Allies Defiant - Announced

Yeah I'm not sure why there's not enough naval battles to warrant core naval units. Given Norway and the Med are part of this campaign there's more than enough naval battles for you to include. The lack of naval battles seems to be a deliberate choice - why it was made, well, perhaps the devs will e...
by TheFilthyCasual
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Tell me about Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 4572

Re: Tell me about Difficulty

Can one of you devs explain why level 5 gives enemies 13 HP instead of 14? Since level 1 is basically impossible to lose, then likewise even if 14 would make level 5 impossible to win I don't see how that's really a problem.
by TheFilthyCasual
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Tell me about Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 4572

Re: Tell me about Difficulty

In short if you aren't using strats you're missing out on one of the most potent tools in the toolkit. Their advantages take too long to come to fruition, especially in newer campaigns which have fewer turns than old ones. The only campaign where I use strats is Burma since the British don't really...
by TheFilthyCasual
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Tell me about Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 4572

Re: Tell me about Difficulty

Strategic bombers aren't a luxury unit, tactical bombers are. Tactical bombers without precision strike are so worthless as to not merit inclusion in a force. Strategic bombers, like artillery, are mandatory. That's the thing though, dive bombers (tactical bombers with precision strike) are rather ...
by TheFilthyCasual
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Tell me about Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 4572

Re: Tell me about Difficulty

Is it me or are the earlier DLC's harder, more puzzle like and scarce in credits (Panzer Krieg, US Pacific, Marines) or am I just being silly (again). I just think the Red Star, Red Storm series found the perfect balance. What was the question again? It depends on what you mean by "puzzle-like". Ne...
by TheFilthyCasual
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: U.S. Marines Campaign DLC is a Lot of Fun
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: U.S. Marines Campaign DLC is a Lot of Fun

Have you played the two original campaigns?

Nothing they've ever released since has ever compared to them, in terms of combining air, naval and land combat not just within one campaign (there are several scenarios without land units at all) but even within one mission (Guadalcanal comes to mind).
by TheFilthyCasual
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Question about previous campaigns
Replies: 47
Views: 2752

Re: Question about previous campaigns

It's hard to disagree with that In addition, an appropriate balance between units, because in the last scenarios of US Pacific vanilla game I used all slots for land and air units, but I had 19 free CPs for naval units The US campaign needs way more Japanese air units at Leyte, Okinawa and Tokyo. T...
by TheFilthyCasual
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Order of Battle Series
Topic: Question about previous campaigns
Replies: 47
Views: 2752

Re: Question about previous campaigns

The Japanese minisub in in the US Pearl Harbor scenario seems to sit in the channel rather than entering the harbor and will try to ambush the last battleship when it tries to leave the map. The Pacific campaigns need an overhaul. Not only are they far too condensed (they span 4 years in only 12 sce...

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