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by BaronVonWalrus
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Looking ahead to Patch 5
Replies: 60
Views: 4541

Re: Looking ahead to Patch 5

Horseman wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:44 pm
I'm not sure I'd want to see OOB supply mechanic in PC2.

To me that mechanic is a a replacement for the slots system in PC2. I like the slots system as it stands.
Seconded. Core slots = logistical capacity?
by BaronVonWalrus
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Herr Pferdmann rides again!
Replies: 154
Views: 8236

Re: Herr Pferdmann rides again!

RIP the brave crew of Z5 :-(
by BaronVonWalrus
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Looking ahead to Patch 5
Replies: 60
Views: 4541

Re: Looking ahead to Patch 5

Disclaimer - I'm not into MP so am writing from a SP / Campaigner perspective: What are the options for making PaKs more viable compared with self-propelled AT? They were the backbone of German anti-tank capability on the Eastern Front, not the limited supplies of non-StuG panzerjaegers. Admittedly...
by BaronVonWalrus
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Looking ahead to Patch 5
Replies: 60
Views: 4541

Re: Looking ahead to Patch 5

Disclaimer - I'm not into MP so am writing from a SP / Campaigner perspective: What are the options for making PaKs more viable compared with self-propelled AT? They were the backbone of German anti-tank capability on the Eastern Front, not the limited supplies of non-StuG panzerjaegers. Admittedly,...
by BaronVonWalrus
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

So, next steps and a community question.....Kursk and eventual collapse towards Berlin or a change of scenery and Sicilly / Normandy / The Ardennes? Obviously as a wargamer and WW2 nerd I want to out-do history at Kursk. One would argue that German operational success in Operation Zitadelle could ha...
by BaronVonWalrus
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

OOC Pay attention to the briefing. Pay attention to the briefing. PAY ATTENTION TO THE BRIEFING! Remember this is 1943 and the Soviet Union has essentially unlimited industrial capacity, manpower reserves and stomach for casualties. I would have been in all sorts of trouble if I'd advanced from my i...
by BaronVonWalrus
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

24th February 1943 The skies around Krasnograd were full of warring aircraft today as enemy IL2s and their La-5 escorts werre directly challenged by our supporting air power, still following air superiority orders and leaving the strike aircraft alone. Previous attrition enabled the new Me 410s of Z...
by BaronVonWalrus
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

19th February 1943 I am pleased to report Herr General's plan for our initial dispositions and objectives. As all available intelligence points to an army-sized armoured thrust towards Dnepropetrovsk, consolidation by 17 Panzer around the hills on 10 Panzer's flank has been ordered with the latter d...
by BaronVonWalrus
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Herr Pferdmann rides again!
Replies: 154
Views: 8236

Re: Herr Pferdmann rides again!

Did I see that your Aufklarungs had earned 2 stars on their first operation, Herr General? That new recognition-of-performance system mentioned in the latest communications from OKW is obviously proving to be beneficial!
by BaronVonWalrus
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

18th February 1943 Thankfully we have had a few weeks to repair vehicles and nurse the walking wounded back to health; it has been easy for my staff and I to slip back into the routines and procedures of Von Manstein's command. The ease of getting things done with our command structure, however, is ...
by BaronVonWalrus
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

Holding Stalingrad is probably not a great idea if you're not going to shut down the artillery on the other side of the Volga as you end up being pounded the entire scenario, but it's certainly more of a challenge than going with my solution. The assault guns are really quite lovely -- I dislike th...
by BaronVonWalrus
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Herr Pferdmann rides again!
Replies: 154
Views: 8236

Re: Herr Pferdmann rides again!

Very detailed as ever. I look forward to such a review of a Grand Campaign someday. The key would be to start as soon as the first one was released and try and finish before the next release! I've just spent close to 2 hours organising the pictures for the second scenario - I still need to type it ...
by BaronVonWalrus
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

OOC That was a tough battle, all right. The constant artillery pounding from across the Volga wore me down as much as it did my units! I don't know what my options would have looked like without the sheer volume of units I was able to field in this battle thanks to my General's traits (Both Infantry...
by BaronVonWalrus
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

26th December 1942 We have been given express assurances from commanders at Kalach that the situation there is fully under control and that Corps (and by extension, 6.Armee) is free to break out across the bridge should it choose to do so. This is despite a last-gasp combined arms assault on the gre...
by BaronVonWalrus
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

12th December 1942 Given that we've been set the challenge of forging a link up with the spearhead of "Operation Winter Storm" along the road leading SW whilst establishing a bridgehead at Kalach whilst keeping the enemy from overrunning the two airfields vital for our resupply, Herr General has had...
by BaronVonWalrus
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Herr Pferdmann rides again!
Replies: 154
Views: 8236

Re: Herr Pferdmann rides again!

The reply “Authorisation from Generalleutnant Schmidt required to release these assets for combat operations” was both unexpected and ridiculous. His ranting however changed nothing.

Love it :-)
by BaronVonWalrus
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

OUT OF CHARACTER With only 3 upgrade slots to play with and substantial needs for cutting-edge equipment in many areas, I decided to disband a couple of obsolescent units to ensure that my experienced units got the upgrades. My StuG IIBs had taken beatings in 1942 so I hadn't used elite replacements...
by BaronVonWalrus
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

11th Dec 1942 I once heard a saying that went along the lines of "In is going to be easy, out is going to be a bitch." Getting into Stalingrad and securing the western banks of the Volga was far from easy - it was a bloodbath......and now, out? Where does the blame for this debacle lie? Our esteemed...
by BaronVonWalrus
Thu May 28, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2 AARs
Topic: Postcards from the OstFront - a General-Level AAR
Replies: 115
Views: 7850

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

7th Sept 1942 With the pressure on its flanks greatly eased thanks to the resourcefulness and local initiatives of its whole command structure (from division HQ through to company commanders and their squad leaders), 17 Panzer has been able to adopt a more offensive mindset. For most of the battle t...

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