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by captainjack
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Messina.
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Messina.

Actually, they turn against you the next scenario after Messina. I've often wondered if its the exact Italians from your core you have to fight, or just generic ones? That's something I hadn't thought of. I suppose you could test it by keeping one or more Italian units in your reserve until the Ita...
by captainjack
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Messina.
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Messina.

I agree with Proline and huckc. The fighter and tac bomber (which also has useful AA and good heroes) are both base 12 strength, and are much better than what you can buy. The Italian aux can be useful in the following two (maybe three) scenarios to fill spaces in the line and there are evacuation h...
by captainjack
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Semi historical attempt
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Semi historical attempt

Just finished 1942 East via Stalingrad Ruins. Not surprisingly, the Panzer 38t and Panzer 2Gs were struggling in 42 and the SE Panzer 2G was destroyed twice in the campaign, but is now up to 1* and hopefully heading for upgrade. Less fortunate was Rondorf in his 2G. I was putting off upgrading him u...
by captainjack
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Grand Campaign; Learning to use a diverse force.
Replies: 84
Views: 3028

Re: Grand Campaign; Learning to use a diverse force.

Last time I tried Kursk South and didn't do so well. I'm about half way through Kotelnikovo, cursing the rain (more like Vyazma with the mud as well), and probably going to miss out on the KV1C, which is a shame. Assuming I get through to Kursk, I might give the northern branch a try. As for Rudel, ...
by captainjack
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Grand Campaign; Learning to use a diverse force.
Replies: 84
Views: 3028

Re: Grand Campaign; Learning to use a diverse force.

The StuH looks good but can be a false friend in city fights due to the lower ammo. The Stug's 3Bs extra ammo count will protect you from SMG infantry for longer, and the 110% ROF will partly compensate for the lower SA. The AT switch is occasionally useful, but you'd probably be better off luring t...
by captainjack
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Semi historical attempt
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Semi historical attempt

Good idea for the Panzer 1 to Panzerjager coversion. This would be particularly useful when playing Nico's More Panzer Corps mods as an upgrade path makes the Panzer 1 potentially more attractive (I usually play with infantry and guns only in the Spanish Civil War scenarios). As I'm currrently using...
by captainjack
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Semi historical attempt
Replies: 10
Views: 1397

Re: Semi historical attempt

I didn't want to hijack RVallant's Diverse Force thread, so here's a few things I've been trying out which have encouraged a more varied forrce. I started with Nico's equipment file,but have noted changes. I;ve ignored changse for non German mods I've been working on, most are just to see if I could...
by captainjack
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: 21 cm artillery
Replies: 14
Views: 901

Re: 21 cm artillery

I usually prefer move over range for towed artillery (and especially for AA) as it allows it to keep up with Pioneers or Grenadiers/HW infantry (and fora towed AA to provide defence at all times or extend ability to reach a target before your fighters engage). However, I like range for SPArt and SPA...
by captainjack
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Overstrength.
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Overstrength.

I usually use 11 as my standard setting, and occasionally 12. The exceptions (outlined in a post above) are almost always unit-specific (including Paras or pioneers at max for a bunker-busting mission) or are hero specific. I recently tried giving all units max overstrength at the start of a campaig...
by captainjack
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Problem with Grand campaign core transferring
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Problem with Grand campaign core transferring

I think Nikkivdd created a few tweaked files to allow transfer between East and West later than 1942.
by captainjack
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : Scenario Design
Topic: Enemy units surpressed at turn start
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Enemy units surpressed at turn start

Another possibility is that in-game reinforcements come suppressed.
by captainjack
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : Scenario Design
Topic: Enemy units surpressed at turn start
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Enemy units surpressed at turn start

You can set suppression, ammo, fuel and strength (maximum strength and current strength) in the scenario editor. It's used in the first Polish scenario in DLC39 and in the start of Minsk 41, where units are understrength or have no ammo. You can also script an event that suppresses units or changes ...
by captainjack
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Kubinka Tank Museum near Moscow (with photos)
Replies: 24
Views: 1027

Re: Kubinka Tank Museum near Moscow?

That sounds great.
by captainjack
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Painted Myself Into an Afrika Korps-ner
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Painted Myself Into an Afrika Korps-ner

There's an awful lot of capital ships to the east, and you probably lose most of your modest navy by the time you round the southern cape even with three experienced strat bombers. I did manage to concentrate these at teh right time and severely weakened the british fleet, but the sheer number of na...
by captainjack
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Overstrength.
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Overstrength.

A 5* strat boomber at 14 strength is almost as effective as at 15 strength. Bomber efficiency is [stars +2] x strength. I think the official formula is slightly different but it works out the same in every case I have tested. 5 star at 15 is [5+2] x [15] = 105% 5 star at 14 is [5+2] x [14] = 98% Amm...
by captainjack
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: Grand Campaign; Learning to use a diverse force.
Replies: 84
Views: 3028

Re: Grand Campaign; Learning to use a diverse force.

It's good to see more love for a mixed force, and you can do surprisingly well with what most people consider as second choice units. You seem to be getting good advice - the Panzer IVG remains a good tank for quite a while, and the IVH is a useful upgrade later on if you are short of funds or just ...
by captainjack
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Love it or Hate it? Panzer General "Pop-Up" Battle
Replies: 27
Views: 4053

Re: Love it or Hate it? Panzer General "Pop-Up" Battle

They were kind of fun, but I switched them off after about the first scenario or two as they slowed things down too much.
by captainjack
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: SSI look for Panzer Corps
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: SSI look for Panzer Corps

If you had the original maps and remembered the key victory conditions, it shouldn't be too difficult to replicate the old Panzer General using the Panzer Corps editor. However, this doesn't mean it would be quick (I have a lot of incomplete mods, including one deting from 2013).
by captainjack
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: At what time should you be content with your (infantry) unit(s) heroes?
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: At what time should you be content with your (infantry) unit(s) heroes?

+2 A or D is usually worth keeping - you can always change to unit type to get more benefit - eg para with +2D overcomes one of their weaknesses. However, it's usually faster to get another unit to a first hero than to earn a second hero so artillery with spotting, +1A or +1D usually gets transferre...
by captainjack
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Overstrength.
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Overstrength.

I don't use softcap, preferring reduced prestige settings and personal restrictions on unit balance etc. Most of my units get 1 point of overstrength (sometimes 2), but a few always get more - strat bomber efficiency is related to overstrength, while AAA doesn't often get into combat and usually get...

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