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by BaronVonWalrus
Sun May 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?
Replies: 251
Views: 22722

Re: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?

I've never played PzC1 so I have no reference points - however, with a little bit of zoom the unit graphics are quite distinct (for me) apart from the infantry variants. Being able to paint units has been a huge help though, so I can easily differentiate my individual divisions etc. Big shout to the...
by BaronVonWalrus
Sun May 03, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

Nicely done Herr General. I do enjoy your writing style :D Thanks Horseman - I'm just glad someone's reading it :-) I guess I can point to some of the memoirs I've read as inspiration for the writing style and my past experience as a teacher- if I get enough slots, I hope to pay my own laughably sm...
by BaronVonWalrus
Sat May 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

OUT OF CHARACTER FINDINGS: "No plan survives first contact with the enemy." I had a big armoured engagement first up rather than the expected infantry crawl through Kharkov - fun times and once again the power of the AT game mechanic (and my decision to use my limited upgrade slots on panzerjaegers)...
by BaronVonWalrus
Sat May 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

1 Oct 1941 I have no idea what passed for reconnaissance ahead of our deployment to the jumping-off points, but whatever effort were made weren't good enough. The Soviets, far from being in headlong retreat from our advance, had consolidated and had drawn up a substantial armoured corps within a cou...
by BaronVonWalrus
Fri May 01, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

[quote=best75 post_id=848361 time=1588340969 user_id=48231] All seems well currently for you. The soviet tanks had beaten back and Kiev is in sight. [/quote] Thanks - the final two weeks of the operation were routine mop-up small town captures which I won't bore readers with. 1 Oct 1941 Now is the t...
by BaronVonWalrus
Fri May 01, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

OUT OF CHARACTER FINDINGS: The in-game impact of aerial recon is a major plus. I would have unwittingly set up an enormous meeting engagement with my planned thrust NW to seal Kiev early. It's of course true that knowledge is power. I'm no game designer, but once the bombs started falling on their p...
by BaronVonWalrus
Fri May 01, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 Scenario Design
Topic: This is a Step DOWN from Panzer Corps 1
Replies: 39
Views: 3047

Re: This is a Step DOWN from Panzer Corps 1

Even though this game looks better, the graphics, movement, water, weather.....and even though this game performs better: the combat, the effects of terrain, heros, weather, retreats, etc.......and even though the AI seems to play smarter than many previous wargames......the scenarios for the most ...
by BaronVonWalrus
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

21st August 1941 Of all the days for the NSDAP to send propaganda hunters to our HQ - the Kiev operation is due to start tomorrow! Apparently, these correspondents and their photographers have been touring the front gathering pictures of "Heroes Of The Reich" for consumption on the home front. Our G...
by BaronVonWalrus
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

20th August 1941 XIX Panzer Corps has been tasked with eliminating a substantial concentration of surrounded Soviet forces within the massive pocket formed in Northern Ukraine by the successful early weeks of Operation Barbarossa. Whilst the objectives set for us include Kiev itself and it's large, ...
by BaronVonWalrus
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

OUT OF CHARACTER FINDINGS I love the multi-role flexibility those 3 110s provide. They might not scale up that well as the Reds get better and better units perhaps (who knows, this is going to be my first playthrough after doing Poland to France a few times to get the hang of things) but they helped...
by BaronVonWalrus
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

30th June 1941 After eliminating the last resistance at Lvov and whilst waiting for 25 Infanterie Division to move back up into the main battle formation, I accompanied the General on a visit to 3 Panzer Division where he had asked for a briefing from the regimental commanders and a tour of the fron...
by BaronVonWalrus
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

26th June 1941 49 Infanterie and Assault elements of 3 Panzer advance to seal the fate of the Lvov garrison, whilst Herr General's doctrine of using Bf 110s actively in support of fighter groups continues to pay off. Consolidation at Lvov is the next step, to ensure that the leg and motorised infant...
by BaronVonWalrus
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

For a second, I thought you had the Condor Legion in reserve. But then I realized I mixed my Kampfgruppes and Kampfgeschwaders. Think you might be right and I'm the one mixing it up. I blame the good monks at Sint-Sixtus Abdij in Flanders and my dwindling supply of Westvleteren 12. Lockdown = no re...
by BaronVonWalrus
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

21st June 1941 As part of Army Group South, we are to be relied upon to thrust into the Ukraine from our jumping-off points near Lublin. The General's plan is to secure Kowel and maneuver 3 Panzer SE to act as a bulwark against Soviet reinforcements whilst 25 Infanterie and 49 Motorised Divisions wi...
by BaronVonWalrus
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Re: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

Welcome reader to the reports and diaries of XIX Panzer Corps, as submitted to and compiled by myself Major Anthony (Tony) Collins - formerly of London, England and latterly a volunteer and graduate of officer training in the Wehrmacht. I served as commander of 2nd Company, Panzer-Regiment 3, 3 Panz...
by BaronVonWalrus
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7783

Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR

DESCRIPTION AND DISCLAIMER (!!) As someone who classes themselves as merely a "competent, but experienced" war and strategy gamer whilst being a WW2 nerd (Kampfgruppe on the C64 was my first computer wargame and I have seen Tiger 131 trundle around the ring at the Bovington Tank Museum's Tankfest), ...

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