New Difficulty Level for Grand Campaign

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Re: New Difficulty Level for Grand Campaign

Post by goose_2 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:06 pm

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Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Albert Canal and Arras are two of the most difficult battles to get a Decisive victory. Took me three tries for each in order to get the decisive w/o excessive casualties. Double Rommel is a killer. I play both branches of the campaign and find the French path is much easier on the pocketbook. Going to be interesting to see how far we get.
Agreed thanks for making this journey with me...even if the progressively Manstein is altered slightly it will still be very hard for both of us
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Re: New Difficulty Level for Grand Campaign

Post by shawkhan2 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:09 pm

Actually, Nikivdd's changes have strengthened the opposition quite a bit. I am fighting overstrengthed units in 1940. 11 and 12 strength units seem pretty common. Fighting overstrengthed Matildas is lots of fun. Even Crusader IVs are quite a handful at times. Already experiencing hitting the prestige wall trying to fight the British. Scraping the bottom of the prestige barrel in 1940 does not bode well for 1941.

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Re: New Difficulty Level for Grand Campaign

Post by goose_2 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:12 pm

Interesting...I am about 10 days into Albert...Marginal is assured as extremely easy to acquire, but it amazes me how deep a dive I can go on these scenarios playing at this level trying my best to minimize losses and maximize kills...no heroes awarded yet, but I am expecting some soon...I forget how long it kind of takes to get 1st heroes when I play the way I play.

Hoping to finish before this weekend, so I can start setting up Return to Kishinev, unsure when I will finally set up and try Liege...super intimidated still...
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Re: New Difficulty Level for Grand Campaign

Post by goose_2 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:11 pm

OK...I muscled through last night and am probably going to pay for the lack of sleep here today at work...
No heroes rewarded at all in this scenario :? oh well :roll:

I will try and type up my playthrough but unsure I will have time to get it all done today...the important point is I am going to try for The Hague next and remembering my difficulty with this mission on Manstein, I am desiring to get a Decisive at this new level as I want that extra prestige, but am considering trying for a loss and still maximizing prestige, but will try for Decisive first.

I just remember getting upset at seeing so many tanks in a mission that historically had a couple of dozen armored cars and 5 tankettes...not much of an armored force to pull into a scenario, but oh well

I will dive deeper this weekend and may play test, but think I want to concentrate on attempting Return to Kishinev
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Re: New Difficulty Level for Grand Campaign

Post by goose_2 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:42 pm

Ok...just a quick update where I am at...still debating what to do for my Hague playthrough so feel free to share any thoughts that you may have...

At the present I am at the mid point of Return to Kishinev...which at Manstein has not been too difficult as of yet...awaiting 2nd Wave assault...that may change, but what has been the ease of this difficult mission has been 13 Str SE King Tiger's 7 of them ... 7...6 of them now have 3 heroes and 7th has 2 heroes and 3 stars of experience...

Do not get me wrong attack waves come from all sides, even from the back sometimes, but I have been more aggressive in my playstyle and have forced surrenders in many, many places helping to whittle them down quickly...

My hope is to finish this scenario before this weekend so I can focus on The Hague for next weekend as I will be out of town this weekend.

Not sure there will be enough time but will keep on trying to muscle through.

(Let me know any thoughts for conquering The Hague, because I see no other option but to back away with aux units and focus on central airfield defense...push through Rotterdam to bolster defense of Central airfield and slowly push up on all Victory hexes, and only after Decisive is assured do I go for tertiary objectives...it is not what i would like, but not sure How I can take it all over.)
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Re: New Difficulty Level for Grand Campaign

Post by goose_2 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:33 pm

Nevermind,... the ease of Return to Kishinev just reached a new level of difficulty...
Day 13 and 14 is breaking me at the moment...their 2nd wave has been a little unexpectedly overwhelming so I will attempt to redo those days a 3rd time as the first couple of times has not gone well at all...I just was not expecting as much stuff as I am seeing everywhere.

Need to prepare better and hunker down for the assault...Kishinev is a no hold area, and I am trying to rethink my defense of Torgu Formus...

Either way dog it will have to wait for next week as I am gone this weekend...family stuff at a county fair...Yay!
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