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by Kirby
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Rudel.
Replies: 20
Views: 2659

Re: Rudel.

Initiative doesn't help when attacking ground targets as the ground units always fire first (I think the initiative is set to 99 and 0 or something that clearly says ground fires first) so you're better off keeping Lent as a fighter bomber where the initiative is helpful for assuring you get the fi...
by Kirby
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: If the German’s had won at the Bulge,,,,,,
Replies: 22
Views: 4361

Re: If the German’s had won at the Bulge,,,,,,

The whole thing was decided when Nazis decided to initiate Barbarossa. Everything after that was just a long way to hell.
by Kirby
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Exaggerated AI reinforcements
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Re: Exaggerated AI reinforcements

The AI has, just like the player, a certain pool of prestige to burn through. Sometimes it reinforces important targets, sometimes it does the "KV spam" as seen above, sometimes both. All of these make the player's task harder, which is the point of the whole thing. I've just ran Kiev 43 and the AI ...
by Kirby
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Rudel.
Replies: 20
Views: 2659

Re: Rudel.

As we encounter heavier russian armor, the "Get Rudel'd gift package" (get in - one shot - get out) doesn't work as well with the Bf110 as it does with a overstrength Ju 87 D or G. I still prefer Rudel in a D, because it can deal with all sorts of Artillery and AA, soft or hard, which are the main i...
by Kirby
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Ideas for Panzer Corps 2
Replies: 251
Views: 48048

Re: Ideas for Panzer Corps 2

Just cross-posting this here from the dev diary reply, because I think it's really important: Come on devs, you should know better :) Don't get distracted with fancy 3D unit graphics. You know we don't actually look at unit graphics, especially not after a while: we look at unit type position on the...
by Kirby
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Panzer Corps 2 - Christmas special! Dev Diary #7
Replies: 8
Views: 3377

Re: Panzer Corps 2 - Christmas special! Dev Diary #7

Come on devs, you should know better :) Don't get distracted with fancy 3D unit graphics. You know we don't actually look at unit graphics, especially not after a while: we look at unit type position on the grid . The "discount badges" are no good - there's no clear way to tell the unit type at a gl...
by Kirby
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: A big thank you to PC2 developers
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

Re: A big thank you to PC2 developers

Criticism has its place, but I find it to be overused. My personal opinion is that no design decision in Panzer Corps 1 is so inherently flawed that it would merit criticism. Sure, some things could've been done differently, but that's what PC2 is for. A good gaming system will have coherent structu...
by Kirby
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: A big thank you to PC2 developers
Replies: 6
Views: 1341

A big thank you to PC2 developers

Playing Panzer General, and then years later stumbling upon Panzer General Forever by chance, I could already see that a brilliant mind can achieve a lot when dedicated to a certain goal. In this case, preserving Panzer General for future generations. Thus, I had no doubt when I saw Rudankort's name...
by Kirby
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Crossing the Suez Canal
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Crossing the Suez Canal

You don't really need to cross the canal en masse, though. A few units will suffice and targets on the other side are within bombardment/airforce range from your side of the canal.
by Kirby
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Afrika Korps army composition
Replies: 18
Views: 3912

Re: Afrika Korps army composition

The Italian Stuff is Good enough to go through the whole Afrika Campaign on Rommel and Field Marshall with a Decisive Victory in Every Scenario without using any German Unit (and that includes immediate Disband of all SE Units) except Scenario #1. Of course it is doable. However, German units are s...
by Kirby
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Afrika Korps army composition
Replies: 18
Views: 3912

Re: Afrika Korps army composition

I played through AK again, this time with my suggested core setup. Everything felt spot-on, except I'd take 2 Panzer II Flamm tanks instead of 1 HW infantry and 1 recon. Having 3-4 AA units definitely a must. The two italian SP artillery pieces we get for free are actually pretty powerful, especiall...
by Kirby
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Afrika Korps army composition
Replies: 18
Views: 3912

Re: Afrika Korps army composition

I differ from the view that AK is different from the Russia campagn as to the tank-battles: quite opposite - both (wide open) terrains are ideally suited for tankbattles - in contrast to infantry battles. There is no doubt there are numerous tank battles in AK. In my experience, encounters with ene...
by Kirby
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Favorite tank topic
Replies: 56
Views: 12932

Re: Favorite tank topic

Tiger I is my favourite, both in game and historically. It was a piece of elegant design, ahead of its time.

Although technically not tanks, to me the visually most stunning are Sd.Kfz.232 6-rad and 8-rad with their hexagonal geometric design. Forget jeeps - these just look badass :)
by Kirby
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Afrika Korps army composition
Replies: 18
Views: 3912

Re: Afrika Korps army composition

Edited the OP for clairty.

The StuG is the first AT that can actually hold it's own in enemy turn, but again, its use is limited. AK maps are very well made, and they require a really tidy end of turn. I don't trust AT guns to hold the line.
by Kirby
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Afrika Korps army composition
Replies: 18
Views: 3912

Afrika Korps army composition

I played through AK on "General" difficulty. While this might differ on higher difficulty level, I found that the usual "loads of tanks" strategy doesn't cut it anymore, especially beyond Egypt. Some observations: 1. Infantry Wehrmacht infantry isn't as effective in the desert. Because of desert mov...
by Kirby
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: AK: Persia convoy
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: AK: Persia convoy

There are two convoys: one starts in the south, one in the far south-east. For this scenario I split my army into two groups; one pushed North-East through the Soviet lines, while the main thrust was East over the sand dunes. The US forces are well entrenced and it will take all your artillery firep...
by Kirby
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: BearCorps
Replies: 8
Views: 3455

Re: BearCorps

I'm not kidding and this is not a Panzer Corps 2 scenario, but a way to introduce the Panzer Corps core game mechanics to a wider audience. The core mechanics would work great even if the game wasn't about killing. Many other games for mobile devices follow this path, where they take a well known an...
by Kirby
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: BearCorps
Replies: 8
Views: 3455

BearCorps

I was thinking how to get more public visibility for PanzerCorps games and then it hit me! Make a Panzer Corps game but with animals! For kids! Bears for tanks, Birds and insects for air force etc. Actually sounds pretty awesome in my mind. I think one of the primary reasons why PC didn't sell as MU...
by Kirby
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: What PC2 should and should not be
Replies: 17
Views: 6167

What PC2 should and should not be

Hi there, let's get right into it. It might come as a surprise, but when Panzer General came out, the biggest "wow effect" for many of us wasn't the gameplay, but it's hi-def graphics and the mouse. The gameplay itself, which was brilliant and innovative in its own ways, wasn't that new for Amiga ow...
by Kirby
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Tactical bomber effectivity
Replies: 78
Views: 8237

Re: Tactical bomber effectivity

They can rescue you from a bad situation; they can take out the most threatening AI unit (IS tank, AI artillery in range of your defending infantry etc) before it can hurt or at least, they are guaranteed to be in the very spot where your attack is spearheaded. Yes, and this is exactly the role the...

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