Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

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What difficulty level(s) do you prefer in Panzer Corps?

Sergeant
6
3%
Lieutenant
11
6%
Colonel
58
31%
General
35
19%
Field Marshal
47
25%
Guderian
1
1%
Manstein
8
4%
Rommel
21
11%
 
Total votes: 187

KeldorKatarn
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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by KeldorKatarn » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:26 pm

On my first playthrough through the grand campaign. On Fieldmarshall. Some hard scenarios were in there, but the end of GC41 really kicked my butt. But I like it. Despite having to restart several scenarios quite a few times, especially Vyazma, geez, I'm really learning a lot and am getting better. I still make stupid mistakes, but I'm learning what they are and how to avoid them. I just need to have more patience and think more about my moves, check the terrain more and, my biggest issues still, make sure my units and their artillery protection cannot be supressed in the wrong location. Really tough on field marshall and I already shiver when thinking of GC 42, but I am gonna continue on this difficulty :) I guess I could play it on Rommel, since I'm already swimmin in prestige (about 22k aalthough I have an entire division of 16 ground units spare in my reserves, and full 12 air units (all 3 stars)). but I like the experience limit in Field marshall so I'm not going to switch to Rommel I guess. I might though, We'll see. Currently I think the added experience would actually make it easier, I think I could afford the 50% prestige cut for that. And even now my units are pretty much all scraping at the experience limit cap anyway, except for some ground units, of which most are still 3 stars though.
We'll see :) I might try Rommel for '42 or for some later playthrough :) After all there's gonna be DLC West waiting and all those DLC East and even 39-41 had branches that I haven't seen yet :( Gee so much to do still :)

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Magic1111 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:23 am

I prefer Colonel! :wink:

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by zappel » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:57 am

Has the difficulty level any influence on the allocation of heros? Playing at FM-level I have less heroes than at COL- or GEN-level: randomly or intentionally?

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Jelinobas » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:10 am

No, heros setet in the file gamerules.pzdat random between min max:

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...
Hero1KillsMin	50
Hero1KillsMax	100
Hero2KillsMin	101
Hero2KillsMax	200
Hero3KillsMin	201
Hero3KillsMax	500
...

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Rudankort » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:12 am

zappel wrote:Has the difficulty level any influence on the allocation of heros? Playing at FM-level I have less heroes than at COL- or GEN-level: randomly or intentionally?
There is no direct connection between difficulty and heroes. In fact, there are no other differences between levels, except those listed in the first post. Heroes depend on kills, and kills alone. Theoretically, on all levels above Colonel, where the AI gets more prestige, it can buy more units, and so you can score more kills. And of course, Manstein gives you even more points to kill, so you should get heroes faster - if you manage to keep your units alive.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Rudankort » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:18 am

bump

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by case23 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:30 pm

My votes for Manstein and Rommel are forward looking. Since I haven't beaten the game on FM, I haven't unlocked the advanced difficulties and all I've played so far is vanilla. In general, I find that the more challenging the game is, the longer it's fun to play.

- Case

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by dumbttt » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:18 pm

What are the main differences between level 2 and level 1 AIs?

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Rudankort » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:30 pm

dumbttt wrote:What are the main differences between level 2 and level 1 AIs?
Some differences are simple (like level 2 will try to protect VH with up to 7 units, while level 1 only up to 5), some are very complicated (e. g. level 2 attempts to detect good defensive places on the map and place units there, not just defend cities). And it has become even more tricky as additional content was created. Thus, Grand Campaign gives much less freedom to the AI, and so these differences I've described above might never really show.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Abrams » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:06 pm

I always play on Rommel. I like the far more realistic feeling of having to play with a more historical Core of units not being able to afford all Tiger 2s

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by dumbttt » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:51 pm

Rudankort wrote:
dumbttt wrote:What are the main differences between level 2 and level 1 AIs?
Some differences are simple (like level 2 will try to protect VH with up to 7 units, while level 1 only up to 5), some are very complicated (e. g. level 2 attempts to detect good defensive places on the map and place units there, not just defend cities). And it has become even more tricky as additional content was created. Thus, Grand Campaign gives much less freedom to the AI, and so these differences I've described above might never really show.
This sounds good. It kind of annoys me when higher level AIs just spam units.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by tynesider » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:28 am

Hi commanders! :)

I'm brand new not only to the forum, but to PzC overall. I have a complete lame question and I apologize for that, but didn't find the answer on my own. So, is there a way to check what difficulty level I chose at the beggining of my campaign? I play Wehrmacht - 39'-45' scenario and just about to begin to roll out the Low Countries :D But hte strange thing is, that my first try yesterday on Poland invasion ended catastrophic, as Poles completely crashed my troops. I'm completely sure that chose "Colonel" diff. lvl. Couple of hours later, I started a new game at the same campaign and I think (almost pretty sure) that chose "Colonel" again) and this time I devoured the enemy for 11 turns and achieve a DV. I don't think that I've become much more pro for those couple of hours, so I want to see if i chose the desired level of difficulty or I'm playing on the lowest level :) Thanks in advance! Greetings!

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Longasc » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:05 am

Hi tynesider, with the latest patch you can switch your difficulty between scenarios in campaigns, there you can also check which difficulty you set.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by tynesider » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:36 pm

Thank you very much, Longasc! ;)

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by generalhex » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:10 pm

Hi All,

I started with Panzer Corps (iPad) this Christmas. I've been playing Panzer General back in nineties and I am quite seasoned wargamer.

I started Grand campaign with Sergeant (easiest) and that was a mistake: It's not even a battle, it is a walkthrough.

I'll restart with Colonel, which is a default level, with no multipliers whatsoever.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Tarrak » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:43 pm

generalhex wrote:Hi All,

I started with Panzer Corps (iPad) this Christmas. I've been playing Panzer General back in nineties and I am quite seasoned wargamer.

I started Grand campaign with Sergeant (easiest) and that was a mistake: It's not even a battle, it is a walkthrough.

I'll restart with Colonel, which is a default level, with no multipliers whatsoever.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Panzer Corps. :)

Yes you are right Segeant difficulty mostly due to the -5 penalty to enemy troop strength is really only for total wargaming newcomers without any previous experience or for an waltzthrough to learn the layout of the scenarios. Colonel sounds like a good starting level imho.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Molve » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:10 pm

I would actually suggest only the difficulty levels where the AI is allowed to play to the best of its abilities.

(The AI is not too strong, you see, and so I see no reason whatsoever to handicap it further)

Translated this means: I recommend at least the step up to General. Compared to Colonel it sets the AI to maximum ability. (And it gives the AI +50% prestige meaning it becomes more important to kill off enemy units or at the very least prevent them from freely repairing, which is only sound tactics you need to learn anyway)

Either that, or select Colonel, then switch over to the advanced difficult tab, check the custom difficult checkbox, and click AI level 2. That will give you settings identical to Colonel except for the AI level.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by generalhex » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Molve, thanks. I'll check if this AI level can be adjusted in iPad version. I think that it is only fair that AI is given chance to do its best to resist my attack...

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by proline » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:31 pm

Anyone know where I can find the chart that says how the difficulty levels actually affect the game?

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by KeinGeneral » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:30 pm

Question, what is the difference and where can I find the settings except Field Marshal (ie Rommel, Guderian or Manstein)?
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