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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:28 pm

Thanks Hurly, old friend...I am actually almost done with my 43 playthrough, I am just waiting to have them posted in line with my type ups...unfortunately an Oboyan playthrough on Manstein will not be happening.
I remember the pain I felt on Field Marshall so I went the other way on Manstein...
Let's see how I do going North rather than South. :shock: :? :P

But for now here is where I am in the Type Up...

Manstein Stalingrad Docks 4th Time ;)
Starting prestige 70848 after replacements 70517, after upgrades 66798, upgraded Heinrich Bar, Walter Nowatny, Otto Kittel, +3 Att, and both +2 Def fighters to FW-190A’s and another Henkel to 177A, some Overstrengthening 64792. (Still 1000 more than on Field Marshall run)

Here is what I brought to get this done:

Bringing in the air 5 Fighter’s inc +3 Att; Walter Nowatny, +2 Def, Otto Kittel and Heinrich Bar; +5 Att Fgtr Bombers; +2 Att/+2 Def Junkers and +2 Att Junkers and 2 Henkel’s.
In the North: +3 Def StuG3B; +2 Att 17cm arty; +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger; +2 Att Gebirsjaeger; SE 2nd Pz3N.
In the North Center: +1 Move/+1 Range 17cm arty; +3 Att 17cm arty; Oleh Dir; +1 Movement 5th SE Pz4G; +3 Def Gebirsjaeger; +2 Movement 88.
In the Center: Heinz Rondorf; +1 Range Wurfrahmen; +2 Def StuG3B; +2 Att/+ Def Sturmpanzer; +1 Att Pioniere; +2 Att Nebelwerfer; +3 Att/+2 Def 3rd SE Pz3L.
In the South Center: +2 Def StuG3B; +1 Range StuG3B; +2 Def Pioniere; +3 Att 88; +2 Att Pz3N.
In the South: +2 Att/+1 Init 1st SE Pz3N and +1 Init 4th SE Pz4G; +3 Def Wurfrahmen; +3 Att Gebirsjaeger; +1 Def StuG3B; +1 Movement Nebelwerfer; Freidrich Pein; Kradschutzen.


88% Soft Cap
Bringing it all to own this map as much as possible. :?

Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (88)
Seized Stalingrad (8, 30) (7,4) (6,17).
Destroyed 2 La-5’s, Yak-7, 2 BT-7’s, T-60, 76.2 mm arty, T-70, and Conscript.
+3 Att 88 awarded with a +1 Range 2nd Hero, ok that is pretty awesome.
+2 Att Nebelwerfer awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Day 1 ai CA:
2 SMG’s destroyed aux Bersagleiri; T-60 and T-34/41 hit Ital inf guarded by StuG3B -3 me -9 them; BT-7 tried hitting Ital guarded by arty -4 them; T-34/41 nicked Heinz Rondorf guarded by 2 arty’s.


Day 2: Sunny (89)
Seized Stalingrad (10, 32).
Destroyed 3 Conscripts in boats, T-60, 2 76.2mm arty’s, Reg Inf, BT-7, and SMG.
Day 2 ai CA:
Only attack that did any damage was KV-1A hitting 1st SE Pz3N guarded by StuG3B -2 me -5 them. All the rest were stymied by arty of yeah and Fighter hit aux Tac Bomber guarded by aux Fighter -4 me -3 them.

Day 3: Sunny (89)
Seized Stalingrad (7, 15) (5, 18) (11, 2) (9, 5) (12, 13)
Destroyed LaGG-3, BT-7, 2 T-34/41’s, T-60, KV-1A, 3 Conscript’s, and SMG.
+2 Att 24th He-177A and +1 Initiative 35th Gebirsjaeger awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Bought 2 Regular Representatives for aux Fighter’s and 1 for aux Ital Inf.
Day 3 ai CA:
Nothing but a couple of glorious blasts from my arty on their unsuspecting troops.


Day 4: Sunny (89)
Seized Stalingrad (3, 20) (7, 20) (8, 17) (10, 29) (13, 6) (12, 10)
Destroyed 3 76.2mm arty’s, 3 Conscripts in boats, 2 Conscript’s, 2 SMG’s, and 37mm AA.
Bought 4 reg reps for aux Ital Inf.
Day 4 ai CA:
Most attacks stopped by well placed artillery they were able to nick my +3 Def Gebirsjaeger and their AA guns found a couple of my aux planes.


Day 5: Cloudy (89)
Seized last Northernmost airfield and Stalingrad (15, 4).
Destroyed 3 River Boat’s, SMG, Regular Inf, 2 Conscript’s, and T-70.
Day 5 ai CA:
SMG hit Ital Inf -5 me – 1 them; T-34/41 hit +2 Def StuG3B guarded by Sturmpanzer -2 me -3 them; T-34/43 hit 2nd SE Pz3N -3 each.



Day 6: Sunny (90)
Seized Stalingrad (15, 9) (13, 31) (11, 21)
Destroyed SMG in Boat; T-34/43, SMG, Reg Inf, 122mm arty, and T-34/41.
Bought 3 Ital Inf; 5 for aux Tac Bomber; and 4 for aux Fighter.
Day 6 ai CA:
T-70 hit Ital Inf guarded by StuG3B -2 me – 4them; T-34/43 and Conscript hit Ital Inf-7 me -5 the; AA hit aux Tac Bomber -6 me; also hit 2 Ital Inf but they are guarded by arty’s so hurt them a lot more than me.


Day 7: Sunny (90)
Seized T-34 Factory (19, 5) (22, 5) and Stalingrad (13, 22) (10, 19) (16, 32).
Destroyed 2 SMG’s, Conscript, Guards in boat, and SMG in boat, 37mm AA, another Conscript, T-70, and 76.2mm arty.
Day 7 ai CA:
Best Round I have ever seen just awesome to watch all of their attacks against my bait that I set up did minimal damage to my auxiliary units and no damage to my core units and to see their units put in more vulnerable positions to help put me in a position to win this scenario. They did retake Stalingrad (11, 21)
If you watch 1 day in this replay watch this 7th day


Day 8: Sunny (91)
Seized Stalingrad (16, 29) (11, 21) (14, 30) (16, 14) (18, 14)
Destroyed Guards in a boat, 2 SMG’s in boat’s, T-34/43, 2 SMG’s, and 3 Conscript’s.
23rd He -177A awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Bought 1 reg rep for Bersaglieri, 3, 2, and 7 for Ital Inf’s, and 6 for Tac Bomber
Day 8 ai CA:
SMG hit Ital Inf -5 me -3 them; AA hit Henkel -2 me; all other attacks were defended or stopped by arty.


Day 9: Sunny (92)
Seized Stalingrad (12, 18) (13, 26).
Destroyed La-5, T-70, River Boat, and 3 SMG’s.
Bought 2 Reg Rep for Ital arty.
Day 9 ai CA:
Arty nicked my +1 Move/+1 Range arty; T-34/43 nicked +1 Movement 5th SE Pz4G guarded by StuG3B SMG hit Ital Inf -5 me -1 them; 2 SMG’s hit Bersaglieri -2 each; all the rest stopped by brilliant artillery set up.


Day 10: Sunny (93)
Seized T-34 Factory (18, 11) and Stalingrad (16, 25)
Destroyed 2 T-34/43’s, 2 SMG’s, 85mm AT, and Guards in a boat.
Bought 5 and 2 reg reps for Ital Inf as well as 5 and 3 reg reps for aux Tac Bombers and 1 reg rep for Bersaglieri.
Day 10 ai CA:
Conscript and SMG attacked weakened Bersagleiri guarded by 17 cm arty left me with 1 str and -15 them; SMG nicked weakened Ital Inf guarded by arty. KV-1A ambushed by +2 Att Gebirsjaeger guarded by 17cm arty -7 them -5 me; arty and Conscript nicked Ital inf guarded by 3 arty’s -10 them; SMG and Conscript hit Bersagleiri guarded by StuG 3B -11 them -2 me; and AA nicked aux Fighter and reduced aux Strat Bomber to 3 Str.

Day 11: Sunny (94)
Seized T-34 Factory (19, 9) and Stalingrad Dock (18, 27)
Destroyed 4 SMG’s, 2 KV-1A’s, 3 122mm arty’s and 2 Conscript’s.
Day 11 ai CA:
AA hit aux Tac Bomber -3 me; Enemy retook T-34 Factory (22, 5); Mig-3 Ran into my +5 Att Fighter Bomber -8 them; T-34/41 and SMG hit my +2 Att Gebirsjaeger -6 me; 85mm hit Ital inf guarded by StuG3B -5 me -8 them; and SMG destroyed Bersagleiri.


Day 12: Sunny (95)
Seized Stalingrad (16, 20), and T-34 Factory (25, 5) (22, 5) and Stalingrad Docks (20, 26)
Destroyed Mig-3, T-34/41, 3 Conscript’s, 2 SMG’s, 3 85mm AT’s, and Conscript in a boat.
Bought 7 reg reps for aux Strat Bomber; 6 and 4 for Ital Inf.
Day 12 ai CA:
2 SMG’s hit aux 88 -8 me -3 them and 1 of their SMG reduced to 6 str by attacking in the wrong area. :D


Day 13: Sunny (95)
Seized Stalingrad (22, 16) (21, 12) (19, 23)
Destroyed T-60, 2 SMG’s 76.2mm arty, Conscript in boat, and 85mm AA.
5 and 3 reps for Ital Inf and 9 reg reps for Bersagleiri.
Day 13 ai CA:
Freidrich Pein nicked and aux 88 destroyed.


Day 14: Sunny (95)
Seized Stalingrad (19, 17)
Destroyed 2 SMG’s, Conscript, and 76.2mm arty.
23rd He-177A awarded +2 Def Hero.
Day14 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed another aux 88.


Day 15: Sunny (95)
Seized T-34 Factory (21, 7)
Destroyed Conscript in boat, River boat, 3 SMG’s, Conscript, Reg Inf, and T-34/43.
Bought 2 Reg Reps for Ital Inf.
Day 15 ai CA:
2 Conscripts nicked Oleh Dir -2 me out of ammo guarded by a couple arty’s and enemy destroyed aux AT.


Day 16: Snowy (95)
Destroyed 152mm arty, T-34/41, Conscript, and T-70.
Bought 4 reg reps for Ital Inf.
Day 16 ai CA:
SMG hit Ital Inf guarded by StuG 3B -9 me and a bunch of SMG hit Ital inf guarded by 2 arty’s.


Day 17: Sunny (97)
Seized last T-34 Factory (24, 9) Stalingrad Dock (24, 24) and Stalingrad (23, 23).
Destroyed T-34/41, 3 Conscript’s, and 2 SMG’s.
Bought 6 reg reps for Ital Inf and 8 for Bersagleiri.
Day 17 ai CA:
Sergeant Pavlov hit +1 Range/+1 Movement 17cm arty guarded by 2 StuG’s -3 me -2 them; 2 SMG’s reduced aux M-40 to 2 Str guarded by 17cm arty.


Day 18: Snowy (98)
Seized Pavlov’s House.
Destroyed SMG, T-34/41, M4 Sherman, Guards, 76.2mm AT, and 85mm AA.
Bought 5 reg reps for aux M-40, 1 reg rep for Ital Inf, and 4 reg reps for L-40.
Day 18 ai CA:
Aux 88 destroyed; Sergeant Pavlov hit Ital Inf guarded by 2 arty’s -5 each; SMG seized Stalingrad (22, 16); M4 Sherman hit Oleh Dir guarded by StuG 3B -3 me -1 them…all of the rest stopped by arty’s.


Day 19: Sunny (99)
Destroyed SMG, Conscript, M4 Sherman, Sergeant Pavlov, and 37mm AA.
Bought 2 reg reps for aux M-40, 5 reg reps for Ital Inf.
Day 19 ai CA:
Many AA’s hit aux planes and Bombers; M4-Sherman hit Heinz Rondorf -4 me -2 them; Guards hit 1st SE Pz3N guarded by Nblwf -1 me -6 them; and SMG hit Ital Inf guarded by StuG3B -3 each.


Day 20: Snowy (100)
Seized Stalingrad (29, 6) (33, 5) (22, 16) (25, 16) and Stalingrad Dock (25, 22)
Destroyed 4 SMG’s, 2 Conscript’s, and 2 Guard’s.
Day 20 ai CA:
SMG damaged StuG3B +3 Def -3 me -1 them; M4 Sherman hit aux arty -3 me -1 them; SMG hit aux Ital AT -4 me -1 them; 85mm hit 1st SE Pz3N guarded by Sturmpanzer -5 each; the rest were stopped by arty.



Day 21: Snowy (100)
Destroyed 2 SMG’s and 37mm AA.
Awarded BA-64.
Day 21 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed 3 aux Italian Units.



Day 22: Snowy (100)
Seized Stalingrad (30, 9) (26, 15) and Stalingrad Dock (26, 21)
Destroyed M4 Sherman, Guards, 203mm arty, 85mm AT, Conscript, 2 SMG’s, and 152mm arty.
+2 Att Pz3N and +1 Range StuG3B awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
And Seized Stalingrad Railway Station for the Decisive Victory. :D :D :D




Decisive Victory with 68926 ending Prestige (Only 2000 more than Field Marshall)


Next will be obeying Orders Stalingrad Ruins with 70676 in prestige to start with.
Strangely this was easier than Storming Stalingrad, or I played harder this time, if you can lure them out of their defensive positions into a trap that makes their unit vulnerable this helps tremendously.
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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:49 pm

I am absolutely loving all the postings on the AAR section of this great game. Love seeing everyone share there thoughts and breakdown of various scenarios. Sorry I have been unable to comment, too busy preparing for Tournament.
Sign ups still going on for 1 more week. ;)

Manstein Stalingrad Ruins 2nd Time
First time started after 1st Round which needed to rethink distribution and execution.

Starting prestige 70676 after replacements 70475 and upgraded +1 Spotting Grenadier to Kradschutzen. 70328 and than Overstrengthening 68485.

There is nothing on youtube for this map, so I based my strategic planning on some discussions found on this forum. The plan is to try and hold onto the Italian airfield with some SE Tanks and airforce while I push North eliminating any crazy possible counter attacks then switching South and finally pushing West as I am able. This map is pretty crazy.

Here is what I brought to get this done:
Bringing in the air 3 Fighter’s inc Heinrich Bar and 2 +2 Def Fighters; Brought +2 Att/+2 Def Tac Bomber as well as +2 Def Tac Bomber; also brought +2 Def Henkel and +2 Att Henkel.
Near Italian Airfield Bringing: 2 SE Pz’s and green KV-1C and the other 3 SE’s placed elsewhere nearby.
The rest were placed around the North as not defending most of the map as want to overwhelm Northern Forces as such I am bringing: +3 Att/+1 Range 88; +2 Movement 88; Freidrich Pein; +3 Def Grenadier; +1 Movement Flammpanzer; +3 Att, +2 Att, +1 Init, and +3 Def Gebirsjaeger; +3 Def, 2 +2 Def, and +1 Def StuG3B’s; +2 Att/+2 Def Sturmpanzer; StuG3F/8; 3rd KV-1B; and 1st +2 Def KV-1B; +3 Def and +1 Range Wurfrahmen; +3 Att, +2 Att and +1 Movement/+1 Range 17.5cm arty; Helmut Weinsberger; +1 Movement and +2 Att Nebelwerfer; +2 Def and +1 Att Pioniere; and +1 Spot Kradschutzen.


Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (97) Did a reload and changed focus based on watching the enemies 1st Round.
Destroyed Katyusha, T-60, and 152mm arty.
Day 1 ai CA:
2 Italian Infantry destroyed, T-34/43 hit Kradscutzen guarded by StuG -4 me -1 them; T-34/43 nicked StuG 3B guarded by Wurfrahmen; Fighter hit StuG3B -2 me. Enemy seized 4 parts of Stalingrad and all of Gumrak.


Day 2: Sunny (99)
Seized Stalingrad (38, 5) (39, 6) (34, 7) (43, 18) (42, 21).
Destroyed Yak-1, 2 T-34/43’s, 2 SMG’s, Conscript, and T-60.
Day 2 ai CA:
Enemy seized 2 more parts of Stalingrad


Day 3: Sunny (99)
Stalingrad (36, 3) (38, 2) and (41, 4)
Destroyed 2 Conscript’s, IL-2 Sturmovich, T-34/41, and 3 SMG’s.
Day 3 ai CA:
Bomber nicked auxiliary Ital tank.


Day 4: Sunny (99)
Seized Stalingrad (46, 21) (42, 7) (43, 1) and (45, 1).
Destroyed 3 Conscript’s, I-16, and BT-7.
Heinrich Bar awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Day 4 ai CA:
Bomber nicked aux arty; T-34/43 hit L6/40 and Guards also hit it -4 me -0 them

Day 5: Snowy
Seized Stalingrad (48, 4).
Destroyed 2 SMG’s, 152mm arty, Katyusha.
+3 Att 17cm arty awarded Knights Cross.
Bought 1 reg rep for aux Ital Inf and arty as well as 4 for L6/40.
Day 5 ai CA:
Auxiliary tank destroyed by enemy but all other attacks stopped by artillery.


Day6: Sunny (99)
Seized Stalingrad (22, 19) (32, 4) (46, 6) (44, 11) and (47, 13)
Destroyed 4 SMG’s, Guards, 2 Conscript’s, 2 T-34/43’s, and BT-7.
Purchased 6 reg reps for Ital Inf and 4 for L6/40.
+1 Att Pioniere awarded with a +1 Movement 2nd Hero. 8)
Day 6 ai CA:
T-34/43 tried hitting +2 Def KV-1B -2 them -0 me; SMG hit +1 Spot Kradschutzen guarded by Sturmpanzer -1 me -4 them; SMG hit Bersagleiri -7 me -5 them.


Day 7: Sunny (99)
Seized Stalingrad (48, 9) (45, 9) (48, 11) and (31, 2)
Destroyed Pe-8, SMG, Conscript, Guards, and T-34,43.
Bought 5 Reg Reps for aux Bersagleiri.
Day 7 ai CA:
Fighter Trap sprung. 8)
Bomber hit L40 -2 me; SMG hit Greenish KV-1B -6 me -4 them and as such this unit was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class; 2 SMG’s hit Bersagleiri -6 me -10 them.


Day 8: Sunny (100 and from here on out)
Seized Stalingrad (42, 24) (23, 20)
Destroyed La-5, I-16, SMG, and 3 Conscript’s.
5th SE Pz4G awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Day 8 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit aux L40 -6 me -1 them; SMG hit Bersagleiri -7 me -1 them and pushed me back to retake Stalingrad (17, 11); SMG tried hitting KV-1C but guarded by Stug.


Day 9: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (25, 19) part of Gumrak and reseized Betonnaya.
Destroyed I-16, 2 T-34/41’s, 2 SMG’s, and T-34/43.
Day 9 ai CA:
Enemy Seized Stalingrad (26, 17); KV-1B hit SE 1st SE Pz3N guarded by StuG3B-4 me -2 them; T-34/41 hit weakened KV-1B guarded by Wurfrahmen -1 me -2 them; 2 SMG’s nicked my StuG3 F/8 -6 them.


Day 10: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (26, 17) (28, 2) (29, 3) and last part of Gumrak.
Destroyed 4 SMG’s.
+1 Movement Nblwf awarded +3 Att 2nd Hero.
Bought 4, 4, 5, 7 Reg Reps for aux Bersagleiri.
Day 10 ai CA:
KV-1B, SMG, 2 Guards hit +2 Def 1st Captured KV-1B guarded by StuG3B -4 me multiple damage on them. They are storming areas unguarded but have not taken anything yet.


Day 11: Snowy
Seized Stalingrad (20, 10) and (28, 5).
Destroyed Conscript, 2 Guards, T-60, SMG, and 122mm arty.
Day 11 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed L40; Conscript and SMG hit 88 guarded by StuG3B -1 me but several for them; Guards tried hitting SE 5th Pz4G guarded by Nblwf -11 them; and then seized Stanlingrad (11, 23)


Day 12: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (46, 27) (41, 28) (17, 8) (19, 7) (25, 4)
Destroyed Guards, 85mm AT, 2 Conscript’s, and a 122mm arty.
+2 Movement 88 awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves.
Bought 6 reg reps for L6/40.
Day 12 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed 2 Bersagleiri and L6/40, as well as damaged auxiliary arty -5 me.


Day 13: Snowy
Seized Stalingrad (30, 10) (24, 7) (22, 7) (26, 7) (23, 8) and (35, 26) (Huge Round for moving forward)
Destroyed Guards, 37mm AA, Engineers, and an SMG.
+2 Att/ +1 Initiative 1st SE Pz3H awarded Knights Cross with Oak Leaves.
Bought 3 reg reps for Bersagleiri.
Day 13 ai CA:
Enemy Destroyed 2 Bersagleiri Inf and seized part of Stalingrad.


Day 14: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (38, 25) (25, 9) (21, 5)
Destroyed T-34/41, KV-1B, 2 T-60’s, IL-2 Sturmovich, SMG, and 152mm arty.
Day 14 ai CA:
Fighter Trap worked still nicked my strat Bomber; Enemy destroyed auxiliary artillery; SMG Hit Bersagleiri -5 me -4 them.


Day 15: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (39, 30) (16, 6) (24, 13) (4, 24) and airfield at (22, 2)
Destroyed Conscript, 2 SMG’s, Yak-1, and T-60.
Bought 1 regular rep for Italian Inf.
Day 15 ai CA:
nothing


Day 16: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (34, 31)
Destroyed SMG and 85mm AA.
Bought 1 regular rep for Italian Inf.
Day 16 ai CA:
Bomber and Fighter hit 2 Pioniere’s -3 both; T-60 nicked +1 Def StuG3B; Conscript nicked +3 Att arty guarded by +2 Def StuG3B.


Day 17: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (44, 31) (38, 33)
Destroyed Conscript and 2 SMG’s.
+2 Def 41st Fighter awarded Iron Cross 1st Class
Day 17 ai CA:
+2 Def Strat Bomber hit by Yak-1 -3 each; SMG nicked Pioniere guarded by StuG3B -5 them; Conscript andSMG hit M35 -8 me – 4them; and enemy destroyed Italian inf.


Day 18: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (40, 33) (43, 32) (29, 29) (29, 31).
Destroyed SMG, Conscript, and T-60.
Day 18 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed aux Ital M35 and seized Stalingrad (11,23)


Day 19: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (31, 29) (25, 24) and (22, 25)
Destroyed 2 Conscript’s and T-60.
Bought 8 reg reps for Ital Inf, and 6 and 8 for Bersagleiri.
Day 19 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed 2 Italian units and damaged a bunch of other Italian units. Enemy seized airfield near Berronaya.


Day 20: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (27, 27) (24, 27) and (22, 29)
Destroyed T-60, KV-1B, Katyusha, 2 SMG’s, and 2 Conscript’s.
+2 Def Tac 20th Bomber awarded Knight’s Cross.
Day 20 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed 3 Italian units and continuing moving forward.


Day 21: Sunny
Retook airfield and Seized Stalingrad (21, 32) (28, 34) (21, 34)
Destroyed La-5, T-34/43, and Guards.
Day 21 ai CA:
+3 Def 88 in Truck hit by Conscript -5 me; SMG hit Helmut Weirnsberger in transport -7 me -2 them; 2 SMG hit Kradschutzen guarded by 17cm arty -12 them -1 me; Bersagleiri hit by SMG guarded by Wurfrahmen -3 me -9 them; T-34/43 and Reg Inf hit StuG3 F/8 -4 me -6 them and they seized part of Stalingrad.



Day 22: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (20, 24) (20, 27) and (18, 29)
Destroyed 2 Conscript’s, 4 SMG’s, T-60, T-34/43, and Mig-3.
Bought 3 reg reps for Bersagleiri.
Day 22 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed Italian inf and seized 2 more Stalingrad areas and retook airfield.





Day 23: Sunny
Seized Stalingrad (16, 32) (16, 19)
Destroyed 85MM AA, Conscript, Guards, and 2 T-34/41’s.
+1 Def 12th StuG3B awarded Knight’s Cross.
Day 23 ai CA:
Artillery hit +3 Def Gebirsjaeger -3 me.



Day 24: Sunny
Retook airfield and Seized Stalingrad (13, 32)
Destroyed 2 Reg Inf’s, Conscript, T-34/43, and Engineer’s.



Marginal Victory with 74054 ending Prestige

This was tough as there are tough units everywhere and if you concentrate everywhere at this level, you will get killed, and just not enough time to push everywhere necessary to get all needed Objectives 2 Objectives left to take and as such Marginal.

Next Kotelnikovo with 76054.
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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:07 pm

Manstein Kotelnikovo 2nd Time
Starting prestige 76054 after replacements 75424, some Overstrengthening 74674 and a couple of upgrades 74639, upgraded 2nd and 3rd Pz’s 3’s to 3M’s.
Holding back 2 units and 1 SE unit to maximize prestige and going to upgrade 2 units to Tiger’s as soon as possible.

Here is what I brought to get this done:

Bringing in the air 4 Fighter’s inc Walter Nowatny, +2 Def, Otto Kittel and Heinrich Bar.
On the Left Brought: T-34/41; Freidrich Pein; KV-1B; +1 Spot Kradschutzen; KV-1C; Helmut Weinsberger; +1 Move/+1 Range 17cm arty; +2 Def StuG3B’s; 2 SE Pz 4G’s; +3 Att Gebirsjaeger; +1 Range Wurfrahmen; +3 Att/+1 Range 88.
Near Aganenovo: KV-1C; +3 Def Grenadier; +2 Att Nebelwerfer; +2 Movement 88; +3 Def StuG3B; 2 SE Pz3M’s; +3 Def Wurfrahmen; +2 Att Gebirsjaeger; +2 Def KV-1B; +2 Att/+2 Def Sturmpanzer.
In the South: +1 Movement/+3 Att Nebelwerfer; +1 Range and +1 Def StuG3B; SU-122; +1 Spot Recon; StuG3F/8.

Holding back 2 units and 1 SE unit to maximize prestige and wanting to upgrade to Tiger’s. :twisted:

100% Soft Cap (Based on this)


Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (100)
Pressuring Goncharovskoye.
Destroyed KV-2, and 2 Regular Inf’s, 85mm AT, and Conscript.
+3 DEf Wurfrahmen awarded with a +1 Range 2nd Hero, ok that is pretty awesome. :D :D :D
Brought out +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger. (97)
Day 1 ai CA:
Fighter Trap worked but still +2 Def Tac Bomber was nicked. Fighter and AT hit aux Pz4F -6 me -4 them; T-34/41 hit my T-34/41 -4 them -2 me; T-34/43 hit Helmut Weinsberger guarded by StuG3B -2 them -1 me.


Day 2: Sunny (99)
Pressuring Kovalevka and Peregruznoye.
Destroyed T-34/41, T-34/43, Reg Inf, Conscript, LaGG-3, 76.2mm arty, and 76.2m AT.
Bought 1 reg rep for T-34/41 and Helmut Weinsberger.
Day 2 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed aux Pz4F and T-34/43 hit aux StuG3F -4 me -2 them; all other attacks proved fruitless.

Day 3: Cloudy (98)
Seized Peregruznoye and Goncharovskoye.
Destroyed Regular Inf, BA-64, 85mm AA, KV-1B, Conscript, and 152mm arty.
Bought 5 Regular Representatives for aux Pz4F and 1 for aux Tiger.
Day 3 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit KV-1C -5 them -1 me.


Day 4: Cloudy (99)
Seized Novyy and Kovalevka and Verkhnekumskiy.
Destroyed 76.2mm AT, 2 Conscript’s, 122mm arty, Guards, and T-34/41.
Bought 3 reg reps for aux StuG3F.
Day 4 ai CA:
KV-1C hit 4th SE Pz4G guarded by StuG3B -4 them -2 me.


Day 5: Cloudy (99)
Seized pressuring Zalvskiy and Samokhino.
Destroyed 85mm AA, KV-1C, Regular Inf, Conscript, and 76.2mm arty.
Day 5 ai CA:
T-34/43 hit Kradschutzen -7 me; T-34/43 and Conscript hit +1 Def StuG3B guarded by SU-122 -4 me -2 them; T-34/41 hit SU-122 -4 me; T-34/41 hit +2 Def KV-1B -6 them -1 me; T-34/43 ambushed by aux StuG3F -5 them -1 me.



Day 6: Sunny (100)
Destroyed 2 La-5’s; 2 T-34/43’s, 2 Conscript’s, Guards, and T-34/41.
Bought 1 reg rep for StuG3B +1 Def.
Walter Nowatny awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Day 6 ai CA:
UH_OH MORE TANKS!!! :evil: :shock:
KV-1B hit aux StuG3F -3 me -1 them; KV-1C hit KV-1C -2 each; T-34/41 hit SU-122 -5 me; T-34/41 hit Helmut Wernsberger in close terrain -1 me -7 them.


Day 7: Cloudy (100 and from here on out)
Seized Sommokhino.
Destroyed T-34/43, LaGG-3, 2 T-34/41’s, 2 Reg Inf’s, and 76.2mm AT.
Bought 7 Elite Replacements for 4th Kradschutzen.
Day 7 ai CA:
2 T-34/43’s tried killing my KV-1B guarded by Nmblwf -5 them -0 me. 8)
T-34/41 hit +3 Def 16th StuG3B guarded by 2 StuG’s -1 each; KV-1C hit +1 Movement 5th SE Pz4G guarded by Wurfrahmen -2 each; AA hit +2 Def Fighter -1 me.


Day 8: Sunny
Seized Kanukovo, Zalivskiy, and Safronov.
Destroyed KV-1C, 2 T-34/41’s, T-34/43, and Conscript.
Bought 1 reg rep for aux Tiger and 3 for aux StuG3 F; also bought 7 reg reps for SU-122 and 1 reg rep for KV-1C.
Day 8 ai CA:
M4 Sherman and M3 Lee hit Kradschutzen in Forest -7 me -6 them. :shock: T-34/43 ambushed by +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger in the Hills -5 them; Bombers and Fighters nicked 2 Stugs and Nblwf. KV-1B and 76.2mm at almost destroyed my aux StuG3F.


Day 9: Sunny
Seized Darganov.
Destroyed LaGG-3, 2 T-34/43’s, 2 T-34/41’s, and KV-1B.
Bought 6 Reg Reps for aux StuG3F.
Day 9 ai CA:
76.2mm AT hit aux StuG3F -1 each.


Day 10: Sunny
Seized Umantsevo.
Destroyed LaGG-3, IL-2 Sturmovich, M3-Lee, Conscript, and T-60.
+1 Initiative 4th SE Pz4G awarded Knight’s Cross.
Day 10 ai CA:
2 M4 Shermans hit Freidrich Pein guarded by 17cm arty; 85MM AT hit aux Pz4D -5 me -3 them.


Day 11: Snowy (Crap I bought 2 Tigers back on Turn 9 but forgot to deploy them until today.) :oops:
Seized airfield near Umantsevo and pressuring Chilekovo.
Destroyed 76.2mm arty, BA-64, 2 152mm arty’s, Reg Inf, 85mm, 122mm arty, and Conscript.
Day 11 ai CA:
85mm nicked KV-1C; Reg Inf hit other KV-1C Guarded by StuG3B -3 me -7 them; Reg and M4 Sherman hit my recon guarded by Nblwf. -3 me -6 them. M4 Sherman and M3 Lee nicked +3 Att Gebirsjaeger and Freidrich Pein.


Day 12: Sunny
Pressuring Gremyachaya.
Destroyed 76.2mm AT, 85mm AT, 2 SMG’s, and 2 M4 Sherman’s.
+2 Def 6th StuG3B awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Day 12 ai CA:
Enemy seized Verkhnekumskiy.


Day 13: Sunny
Seized Chilekovo and Verkhneyablochnyy and pressuring Romashkin.
Destroyed M4 Sherman, 2 SMG’s, 76.2mm arty, M3 Lee, Reg Inf, and 85mm AT and AA.
Day 13 ai CA:
M3 Lee hit +3 Att Gebirsjaeger in hills guarded by Wurfrahmen -2 me -6 them and a couple other attacks on aux units for minimal damage.


Day 14: Cloudy
Seized Verkhrekumskiy and Romashkin as well as pressuring Krasnoyarskiy and Vypasnoy.
Destroyed 2 BT-5’s, M3 Lee, M4 Sherman, Reg Inf, and Conscript.
7th (2nd) KV-1C (r) awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Day14 ai CA:
A couple nicks on 2 units.


Day 15: Sunny
Seized airfield next to Romashkin.
Destroyed 2 Guards and 2 BT-5’s.
Day 15 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed aux AT


Day 16: Sunny
Destroyed 2 Guards and BT-5.
Day 16 ai CA:
nothing


Day 17: Sunny
Seized Gremyachaya.
Destroyed Guards.

Decisive Victory with 75293 ending Prestige


1943 will be started next and with 77293 which at the time I wroate this down thought would be the most I would ever get on this playthrough. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Much, much, much easier than Tatsanskaya but still had difficulty with that central push and found the aggressiveness of their units quite scary. :shock:
Next time will be the army imported into 1943.

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:19 pm

Here is the Manstein Army Imported into 1943 79 Core units and 6 SE units as awarded a brand new SE Pz3J/1 (which will need to be a Tiger) 77293 prestige (only 2000 more than Field Marshall run, with 86 heroes ALREADY!!! :D



13 Total Infantry 14 heroes
This is 3 more than my Field Marshall run.
7 Gebirsjaeger: 4 Stars Oleh Dir (I am leaving him as a Gebirsjaeger Powerhouse) Helmut Weinsberger +2 Att +3 Initiative with 3 Stars (I am converting him to a Grenadier with Half Track; +3 Att with 3 Stars; +3 Def 4 Stars (upgrading these 2 to 43 Regular Infantry); +2 Att 3 Stars (leaving a Gebirsjaeger); +1 Att with 2 Stars (not doing anything with this one and leaving him around to up my hero count; +1 Initiative 3 Stars (leaving a Gebirsjaeger).
2 Pioniere’s: 1 Pioniere +1 Att/+1 Movement 3 Stars and 1 with +2 Def and 3 Stars. (Keeping as Pioniere just upgrading to 43)
2 Grenadier’s 1 with half-track other is Freidrich Pein and 3 Stars the other is +3 def and 3 Stars. (Keeping as Grenadier just upgrading to 43)
2 Kradschutzen: both with +1 Spot hero 3 Stars and 4 Stars (I am so glad that I am using these cheap and effective recon units, they do not have recon movement but they help in mopping up, and scanning ahead.)


22 Tanks 20 heroes
This is 2 less than my Field Marshall playthrough as I am selling extra’s to maximize prestige
3 captured French tanks 1 Somua with 3 stars +1 Att hero, and 2 Char B-1’s 1 with 2 Stars and +1 Att hero the other with 3 stars and a nice +3 Def hero. (I have not updated or used, just waiting to see if needed at all)
3 Flamm’s that I am still utilizing sparingly 4 stars Heinz Rondorf with +1 Att/+1 Def/ +2 Init/+1 Movement/+1 Spotting; other 2 3 stars 1 has +1 Movement; other with +2 Defense.
+2 Att Tiger with 2 Stars
1 Pz 4D 1 Star +1 Def (probably not going to use)
Pz4G Albert Kerscher with 2 Heroes and 4 Stars +5 Att/+2Def/+2Spotting
3 T-34/41’s (That I am not sure what I am going to do) 0 with 2 Stars and 1 with 2 Stars
3 KV-1B’s 1 with 2 Stars +2 Def the other 2 with 3 Stars 1 with no hero the other with +2 Def.
2 KV-1C’s both with 2 Stars.
1 4 Star +1 In/+2 Def 2nd SE Pz3M; 3 Star +3 Att/+2 Def 3rd SE Pz3M; 3 Star +1 Move 5th SE Pz4G; 4 Star 4th SE +1 Init SE Pz4G; 4 Star 1st SE Tiger


1 3 star recon with a +1 Spotting hero
(Still using only sparingly)


5 AT units only 1 hero
1 3.7cm Pak still debating whether or not too upgrade to 8.8pak to cut down on soft cap, when available.
2 Panzerjaeger 2 with Stars
2 StuG 3F/8’s 1 with 3 Stars and the other with 4 stars and a +2 Att hero.



18 artys 18 Heroes
6 17cm artys +1 Movement/+1 Range, +2 Att, +3 Att, +1 Def, and 2 with no heroes
2 Nebelwerfer’s 1 with +1 Movement/ +3 Att other with +2 Att hero.
5 StuG3B’s with +1 Def, 2 +2 Def heroed units, 1 +3 Def, and 1 +1 Range hero.
1 Sturmpanzer with +2 Att/+2 Def
2 Wurfrahmens +3 Def/+1 Range hero other with +1 Range hero.
1 10.5 cm Polish arty with no heroes
1 SU-122 with no heroes.
These are pretty awesome and only getting stronger, these have been very fun to play around with.



3 AA units 5 heroes 8)
+2 Movement is by far the best unit I have ever had. You have to try and get one of these beasts!
+3/ +1 Range Attack this is 2nd best hero and shredder.
+3 Defense still nice 3rd unit to deploy.



9 Fighters 9 Heroes
Matches my Field Marshall Playthrough
3 Bf-109’s all with 4 stars +1 Att, +1 Init, +3 Def. (Will be saving for emergencies, nut likely to sit until can upgrade to Me-262’s)
(All the rest are FW-190a’s and have 3 or 4 Stars)
Otto Kittel +3 Att/+2Init/-2 Def, Heinrich Bar +2 Att/+1 Def/+2 Init; Walter Nowatny +3 Att/+3Init/-2 Def, +3 Att; and 2 +2 Def.




9 tac bombers 5 Junkers 4 Fighter Bombers 15 heroes
5 Junkers
Recon Rudel with 2 Star (Earned in Minsk using just to max out heroes)
All others have 3 or 4 Stars
+1 Def; +2 Def/+2 Att; +2 Att; +2 Def/+2 Att
My 4 Fighter Bombers are the absolute best
All with 4 Stars 1 Helmut Lent 2 heroes +3 Att/+6 Initiative, 1 with 2 heroes +6 Att, 1 with 2 heroes +6 Def, Uber Rudel with 2 heroes +11 Att/+9Def



4 Strat Bombers 3 heroes
+1 Def, +2 Def, and +2 Att that is my main guy used to diminish frontline of the enemy.


Playing on Manstein has been difficult, extremely difficult actually, but is a boon to gaining heroes, I have so many heroes that it took me until almost the final scenario before I was able to acquire 100 heroes, but I believe this task was accomplished within the year of 1943.

Yes I was awarded a 6th SE Pz3 J/1 on uploading into 1943, which will be upgraded to a Tiger.
Kharkov 43 next. :D
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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by hurly » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:04 am

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by hurly » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:06 am

and finally
to finish GC East 42

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:53 pm

Thanks Hurly, I would not be able to post replays so your continued assistance is greatly appreciated:

Here is the start of 43:
Manstein Kharkov 43 1st Time
Starting prestige 77293 after replacements 77039 and then Overstrengthening 74517 and then upgrades 70996.

I upgraded all Grenadier and Pioniere to 43 Counterparts also +1 Init, +2 Att, Oleh Dir to 43 Gebirsjaeger’s; +3 att and +3 Def Gebirsjaeger’s into Regular Inf; Helmut Weinsberger into Grenadier with a Halftrack.
Also upgraded 3 of my 6 SE Panzers into Tiger’s, as 2 are Overstrengthened and 1 is already a Tiger.
Upgraded recon to SdKfz 233 8rad.
Upgraded all 4 Fighter Bombers to ME-410A’s.

I am holding back 5 units from deployment where I plan on bringing 2 to 3 more infantry after tanks are taken down and 1 or 2 more tanks based on whatever is needed to fill in the gap. 98% Softcap.

Here is what I brought to get this done:
Bringing in the air 4 Fighter’s as FW190a’s inc Heinrich Bar, Walter Nowatny, Otto Kittel and 1 +2 Def Fighter; Brought 2 ME 410A’s Helmut Lent and +5 Attack; also brought +2 Def Henkel and +2 Att Henkel.
Around Pereshchepyne: 1st SE Pz Tiger +2 Att/+1 Init; 3rd SE Pz3M +3 Att/+2 Def; 3rd KV-1B; +1 Spot 8 Rad; Freidrich Pein; +3 Def and +1 Def StuG3B’s; +2 Att/+2 Def Sturmpanzer; and +2 Att Nebelwerfer.
Around Lozovaya: +1 Initiative 4th SE Tiger; +1 Init/+2 Def 2nd SE Pz3M; +2 Movement 88; +3 Att/+1 Range 88; +3 Att/+1 Movement Nebelwerfer; +3 Att and +1 Movement/+1 Range 17.5cm arty; +1 Range StuG3B; 2nd KV-1C; +3 Def Regular Inf; and +1 Init Gebirsjaeger.
Around Kramatorsk: 6th SE Tiger; +1 Movement 5th SE Tiger; +1 Movement/+1 Att Pioniere; +3 Def Grenadier; +2 Att Gebirsjaeger; T-34/41; +2 Att 17cm arty; +3 Def and +1 Range Wurfrahmen’s; and SU-122.



Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (98)
Pressuring Krasnopavlivka.
Destroyed 2 T-70’s and 2 Conscript’s.
+2 Att 17th 17cm arty awarded the Knight’s Cross.
Day 1 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit Pioniere guarded by Wurfrahmen -1 each; 85 mm AA hit +2 Def Fighter -2 me; and then a bunch of ambushes.


Day 2: Sunny (100)
Seized Krasnopavlivka.
Destroyed BA-64, 76.2mm arty, 2 LaGG-3’s, 2 Conscript’s, and SU-76.
Day 2 ai CA:
Artillery, SU-76, and M4 Sherman hit +1 Att/+1 Movement Pioniere -6 me.


Day 3: Sunny (100)
Seized Mashivka.
Destroyed 2 Conscript’s, T-34/41, M4 Sherman, SU-76, 37mm AA, 2 76.2mm arty’s, 2 T-34/43’s, and KV-1C.
+2 Movement 88 awarded +2 Attack 3rd Hero. 8) (Just so much joy with this little beast)
Day 3 ai CA:
Unfortunately that special 88 was hit by Guards and SU-122 for -3 each.


Day 4: Sunny (100)
Destroyed 85mm AA, Guards, T-34/41, BA-64, SU-122, and SMG.
+3 Att/+2 Def 3rd SE Pz3M awarded Knights Cross with Oak Leaves.
Brought out StuG3G (Soft Cap 99)
Day 4 ai CA:
2 T-34/41’s hit +1 Range StuG3B guarded by 17cm arty -9 me -7 them; KV-1C hit T-34/41 guarded by +2 Att 17cm arty -3 each; and T-34/43 hit Freidrich Pein guarded by 2 StuG3B’s -1 me -8 them.

Day 5: Sunny (100)
Seized Airfield near Krasnohrad and pressuring it.
Destroyed 2 T-34/41’s, T-34/43, Conscript, Bridge Engineer, 45mm AT, Pe-2, and SU-122.
2nd KV-1C awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Brought out +1 Movement Flammpanzer (97% Softcap).
Day 5 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit KV-1C -3 them -1 me and T-34/43 hit Soviet Officer -4 me.


Day6: Cloudy (98)
Seized Krasnohrad.
Destroyed T-34/41, Yak-7, Regular Inf, Conscript, 2 T-34/43’s, and KV-1C.
Bought 5 reg reps for +1 Range StuG3B.
Day 6 ai CA:
Arty nicked +2 Att Gebirsjaeger and all other attacks had no damage to any of my units.


Day 7: Sunny (97)
Seized Opishnya and brought 1 Soviet Officer to sector A.
Destroyed Regular Inf, Conscript, Bridge Engineer, and BA-10.
Day 7 ai CA:
KV-1B hit KV-1C guarded by StuG and 17cm arty -2 me -3 them.


Day 8: Sunny (99)
Destroyed BA-10, Conscript, Guards, Yak-1, and IL-2 Sturmovich.
Day 8 ai CA:
SU-76 nicked +1 Range StuG3B and SU-122 nicked +2 Att 17cm arty.


Day 9: Sunny (100)
Destroyed SU-76, T-70, and T-34/41.
Freidrich Pein awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Brought out Helmut Weinsberger. (97 Soft Cap)
Day 9 ai CA:
SMG hit +3 Def/+1 Range Wurfrahmen -3 each; Conscript ambushed by T-34/41 guarded by +2 Att arty -9 them -1 me.


Day 10: Sunny (99)
Seized Balakliya and Vodolaha as well as pressuring Okhtyrka.
Destroyed SMG, M4 Sherman, 2 Conscript’s, 2 Reg Inf’s, 76.2mm AT, and BA-64.
+3 Def 26th Regular Infantry awarded Knights Cross.
Day 10 ai CA:
Armoured Train and Bomber both nick +1 Def StuG3B, but their Bomber got hit by my Fighter Trap -11 them; Fighter nicked 4th SE Tiger; 2 arty’s hit +3 Att/+1 Range 88 -4 me; SU-76 hit +1 Movement/+3 Att Nebelwerfer -2 me.


Day 11: Sunny (100 from here on out)
Destroyed 2 La-5’s, Pe-2, 85mm AA, Armoured Train, 2 Conscript’s, 76.2mm AT, SU-76, and 76.2mm arty.
Brought out +1 Spot Kradschutzen.
Day 11 ai CA:
85mm nicked Helmut Lent; Guards nicked KV-1C; arty and SU-76 hit +1 Def StuG3B -4 me.


Day 12: Sunny
Seized Okhtyrka and Bohodukhiv and pressuring part of Kharkov.
Destroyed 85mm AA, 2 Conscript’s, and SU-76.
Day 12 ai CA:
Arty nicked +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger.


Day 13: Cloudy
Seized Chuhuiv and airfield as well as airfield near Kharkov as well as pressuring Zolochiv.
Destroyed 2 Conscript’s, Guards, and 76.2mm arty.
Awarded 2nd SU-122.
Day 13 ai CA:
Arty hit Helmut Weinsberger -2 me and KV-2 hit Freidrich Pein -3 each.


Day 14: Sunny
Destroyed KV-1B, KV-2, SMG, BA-10, Regular Inf, SMG, 2 Guards, SU-122, and 122mm arty.
Day 14 ai CA:
SU-122 nicked KV-1C but hit for -7 them; Arty hit +1 Initiative 35th Gebirsjaeger -2 me; 2 AA’s hit Helmut Lent -3 me; M4 Sherman hit +1 Movement/+3 Att Nebelwerfer -4 me -2 them; arty nicked Helmut Weinsberger; a couple of other attacks on my aux BA-64’s.


Day 15: Sunny
Seized Zolochiv and pressuring all of Kharkov and Severodoneisk.
Destroyed Conscript, M4 Sherman, Guards, 37mm AA, and SU-122.
Day 15 ai CA:
SU-122 hit +3 Att 17cm arty guarded by 2 other arty’s -2 me -5 them.


Day 16: Cloudy
Destroyed 37mm AA, Guards, SU-122, 2 SMG’s, and 152mm arty.
Day 16 ai CA:
Nothing


Day 17: Sunny
Destroyed Conscript and SMG.
Day 17 ai CA:
BT-5 ambushed into my 4th SE Tiger -1 me -6 them and arty hit +1 movement/+1 Range Arty -2 me.


Day 18: Sunny
Seized Main Part of Kharkov as well as 2ndary part of Kharkov.
Destroyed 3 BT-5’s, Regular Infantry, Engineers, and 85mm AA.
Day 18 ai CA:
A bunch of ambushes and lucky defenses. 8)
T-34/41 nicked KV-1C -2 me and seized airfield next to Severodonetsk.


Day 19: Sunny
Seized Severodonetsk and airfield back and brought enough BA-64’s to Sector A.
Destroyed 2 BT-5’s, 122mm arty, and T-34/41.
5th SE Tiger awarded +2 Def Hero. 8)
Day 19 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit KV-1C guarded by 2 arty’s -1 me -4 them; arty nicked +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger; and T-34/41 hit recon guarded by 2 arty’s -3 me.


Day 20: Sunny
Seized last part of Kharkov.
Destroyed T-34/43, BT-5, and 122mm arty.


Decisive Victory with 72780 ending Prestige

Battle was hard at parts. I suggest you do not cross the Donets as it just wakes up their massive tank army that otherwise remains dormant like in Night Phoenix’s playthrough. I just can’t help myself as I get excited about trying to kill as many as possible.
Next will be Belgorod, which is a similar map as Kharkov with similar play style, 74780 to play with.

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:13 pm

Manstein Belgorod 2nd Time
I started over again after Round 9 counter attack left me frustrated.
Starting prestige 74780 after replacements 74056, some Overstrengthening 72906 and a couple of Sd.kFz 7/1’s purchased 72494.
Holding back 2 units to maximize prestige 98% Softcap.

Here is what I brought to get this done:

Bringing in the air 4 Fighter’s inc Walter Nowatny,2 +2 Def Fighter’s, and Otto Kittel. Also brought 2 Henkel’s +2 Att and +2 Def hero. Brought 2 Me-410A’s +5 Def and Helmut Lent.
Northern Tip of Kharkov: 1st +2 Att/+1 Initiative 1st SE Tiger; 3rd SE BA +3 Att/+2 Def Pz3M; 5th +1 Movement SE Tiger; +3 Def Grenadier; +3 Attack Regular Inf; +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger; +2 Att and +3 Att 17cm artillery; +2 Att Nebelwerfer; 1st KV-1C; +1Range/+3 Def Wurfrahmen.
Around Zolochiv: +1 Spot Recon; +3 Def 88; +3 Att/+1 Range 88; +1 Range StuG3B; +1 Spot Kradschutzen; KV-1C; +2 Def 6th SE Tiger; +1 Range Wurfrahmen.
Near Bohodokhiv: T-34/41; both Sd.Kfz 7/1’s; Helmut Weinsberger; +2 Att/+2 Def Sturmpanzer; +3 Def Regular Inf; +1 Def StuG3B; 2nd SE Pz3M +1 Initiative/+2 Def; 4th SE Tiger; 2nd SU-122.
Near Okhtyrka: +1 Spot Kradschutzen; 1st SU-122; +3 Def StuG3B.



Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (98)
Destroyed I-16, Valentine 3, IL-4, 85mm AA, another I-16, and Conscript..
Day 1 ai CA:
Only 1 attack did damage from a Hurricane hitting a +3 Def/1 Range Wurfrahmen -4 me.


Day 2: Sunny (100)
Pressuring Prudyanka.
Destroyed 2 76.2mm arty’s, Mig 3, Hurricane, BA-10, 3 Conscript’s, and 37mm AA.
Day 2 ai CA:
Hurricane caught off guard -9 them; T-34/41 hit my T-34/41 -4 them -1 me; SU-76 hit mobile Sd.kFz 7/1’s -4 me; an arty hit my other mobile Sd.kFz 7/1’s -4 me; and artillery hit auxiliary mobile AA -2 me.


Day 3: Sunny (100)
Seized Prudyanka and airfield as well as Zhuravlevka.
Destroyed SU-76, Hurricane, T-34/41, Valentine 3, T-60, 2 Conscript’s, and 152mm arty.
+2 Def 6th SE Tiger awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Day 3 and 4 ai CA:
Nothing


Day 4: Cloudy (100)
Seized Luk’yantsi.
Destroyed 76.2mm arty, Conscript, SMG, 85mm AA, Bridge Engineer, and T-34/41.
Brought out +2 Def Flammpanzer.


Day 5: Sunny (99)
Destroyed SU-76, KV-1B, and La-5.
Day 5 ai CA:
2 arty’s nicked my +3 Att Regular Inf -3 me; Fighter tried to retreat and was totaled by surprise Fighter trap. 8)



Day 6: Sunny (100)
Seized Shchetinovka.
Destroyed La-5; 2 T-34/43’s, Conscript, Sturmovich, and Mtn Inf.
Day 6 ai CA:
Nothing


Day 7: Cloudy (100)
Seized North Western most airfield.
Destroyed T-34/41, Conscript, and 37mm AA.
Day 7 ai CA:
Valentine 3 hit auxiliary Mobile AA -7 me.


Day 8: Rainy (100)
Seized Oktyabr’skiy and airfield.
Destroyed SU-76, 76.2 mm AT, BA-64, and SMG.
Brought out Oleh Dir (97)
Day 8 ai CA:
BA-64 ambushed -9 them and +1 5th Tiger awarded +1 Initiative hero.


Day 9: Sunny (97)
Destroyed BA-64, Valentine 3, Conscript, and Mtn Inf.
Day 9 ai CA:
nothin


Day 10: Sunny (97)
Seized Bossonovka.
Destroyed 2 La-5’s, Mtn Inf, T-70, 85mm AA, and KV-1B.
1st 8 Rad Recon was awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Day 10 ai CA:
Reg inf nicked 3rd SE Pz3M; Bomber nicked +1 Initiative 4th SE Tiger; and AA Nicked +2 Def Strat Bomber.


Day 11: Cloudy (98)
Seized Pushkamoye.
Destroyed Sturmovich, T-34/41, 4 Reg Inf’s, and Conscript.
Day 11 ai CA:
Arty and Fighter both hit my +1 movement/+1 Range 17cm arty -3 me.


Day 12: Sunny (99)
Pressuring Ziborvka and airfield near Belgorod.
Destroyed 76.2mm arty, 85mm AA, 2 Regular Inf’s, 122mm arty, La-5, Valentine 3, and 152mm arty.
Day 12 ai CA:
Arty and 2 KV-1B’s destroyed aux mobile AA. :(


Day 13: Cloudy (99)
Pressuring Belgorod.
Destroyed T-34/41 and KV-1B.
Day 13 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed aux mobile AA and nicked KV-1C and hit aux AA -5 me.


Day 14: Sunny (100 and from here on out)
Seized Ruzumnoye and airfield.
Destroyed 85mm AA, KV-1B, Reg Inf, and Conscript.
1st SU-122 (r) awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
+3 Def 22nd 88 awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Day14 ai CA:
Awesome blind attacks that cost them a lot of damage 1 nick off +3 Att Reg inf.


Day 15: Sunny
Seized Murom and its airfield as well as all of Belgorod.
Destroyed 122mm arty, Mtn Inf, T-34/43, 85mm AT, Conscript, Engineers, and another Mtn Inf.
Captured T-34/41 awarded +3 Defense Hero.
Day 15 ai CA:
Mtn troop hit Tiger in hills guarded by Wurfrahmen -1 me -10 them and 2 arty’s nicked +1 Range Wurfrahmen.


Day 16: Rainy
Pressuring Yatsrevbovo and Vovchans’k.
Destroyed 85mm AT, 2 Katyusha’s, 85mm AA, 45mm AT, and Mtn Inf.
Day 16 ai CA:
SU-76 and arty hit +1 Spot 2nd Kradschutzen -4 me.


Day 17: Rainy
Seized Shebekino and Yastrebovo.
Destroyed 122mm arty, SU-76, BT-5, and SMG.

Decisive Victory with 74174 ending Prestige

The last round was brutal as pushing through the rain and seizing needed cities was costly but worth the Decisive Victory 76174 to start with in Orel. (This is over 7500 over my Field Marshall playthrough. I am now just competing with Night Phoenix to stay twice above his Rommel playthrough.) ;)
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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:07 pm

Manstein Orel 2nd Time
Reloaded after Round 5
Starting prestige 76174 after replacements 75860 and then Overstrengthening and upgrades 74969 and then sold 2 T-34/41’s 75741.

I upgraded +3 Att/+2 Def BA 3rd SE Pz3M to a Tiger and 2 Pioniere’s to their 43 equivalent’s.

I am holding back 2 Fighter’s from deployment to maximize First Round (100 per round). 100% Softcap.

Here is what I brought to get this done:
Bringing in the air 5 Fighter’s (2 after 1st Round) as FW190a’s inc Heinrich Bar, Walter Nowatny, Otto Kittel and 2 +2 Def Fighter’s; Brought 1 ME 410A’s +5 Defense; brought 2 +2 Att/+2 Def Tac Bombers also brought +2 Def Henkel and +2 Att Henkel.
Around Naryshkino: +3 Att/+1 Movement Nebelwerfer; +1 Init Gebirsjaeger; +1 Spot 8 Rad; Mobile AA; Helmut Weinsberger; SU-122; +2 Att/+2 Def Sturmpanzer.
West of Orel: +2 Att Gebirsjaeger; +2 Def Pioniere; Freidrich Pein; +1 Def StuG3B; +1 Init/+2 Def 2nd SE Pz3M; +1Range/+3 Def Wurfrahmen; 1st SU-122.
Orel itself: +3 Att/+1 Range and +3 Def 88’s; +1 Spot Kradschutzen; +1 Movement/+1 Att Pioniere; +3 att and +2 Att 17cm arty’s; +1 Range StuG3B; +1 Range Wurfrahmen.
Znanenka: 1st SE Pz Tiger +2 Att/+1 Init; +2 Def 6th SE Tiger; +1 Movement/+1 Initiative 5th SE Tiger; +1 Movement/+1 Range 17.5cm arty.
East of Orel: +3 Def Grenadier; +3 Def StuG3B; 3rd SE Tiger +3 Att/+2 Def; +1 Initiative 4th SE Tiger; StuG3G; 2 KV-1C’s.



Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (100) after deploying 2 Fighter’s (77) :(
Destroyed 4 Conscript’s.
Day 1 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed 4 to 5 auxiliary units including a Fort, and seized Pozdeevo, Baranovskiy and airfield, as well as Neplynevo, and Stanovoy.
They also bombed 4th SE +1 Init SE Tiger -3 me.


Day 2: Sunny (67)
Destroyed SU-76, 2 T-80 SPAAG’s, La-5, Yak-1, Pe-2.
Awarded Josef Allerberger and Bruno Sutkus. 8)
Day 2 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed aux AT and seized Alekseevka, and Fighter and nicked 2nd SE Pz3M.


Day 3: Sunny (77)
Destroyed Mtn Troop, T-34/41, 2 LaGG-3’s, T-34/43, and IL-4.
Day 3 ai CA:
Bomber Trap 8)
Fighter hit 4th SE Tiger which is now at 5 Str. :cry: :evil:
T-34/41 nicked +3 Def 88 guarded by 2 arty’s; Enemy destroyed 2 aux AT’s, and seized all of Nishnee-Mukhanovo and Zakromskiy-Khutar.
I also set up a trap at Khomuty by letting them seize it to force them to attack my Pioniere in the other part of the city guarded by 2 arty’s -11 them -0 me. 8)
T-34/41 on river hit aux Ital tank guarded by arty -4 them -5 me, all the other attacks were ineffectual.


Day 4: Sunny (79)
Retook Khomuty.
Destroyed T-34/43, T-70, 2 T-34/41’s, Yak-1, Pe-2, T-34/43, Mtn Inf, KV-2, BA-64, and Katyusha.
Day 4 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit StrongPoint -5 me; T-34/41 hit +1 Def StuG3B guarded by SU-122 -2 me; aux M41M nicked by Reg Inf guarded by arty.

Day 5: Sunny (80)
Destroyed 2 T-34/41’s, T-34/43, SMG, Reg Inf, Mtn Inf, and Katyusha.
+3 Att/+2 Def BA 3rd SE Pz Tiger awarded +1 Initiative 3rd Hero.
Day 5 ai CA:
T-90 SPAAG nicked +5 Def Me-410A.
T nicked +5 Def Me-410A.
T-34m/41 hit aux Cav -5, me and arty nicked aux AA.


Day6: Rainy (80)
Destroyed SU-76, Mtn Inf, T-34/43, and 2 SMG’s.
Day 6 ai CA:
Only a couple minor attacks on aux units that were too well defended minor damage and allowed them to take Gostom’l.


Day 7: Cloudy (80)
Seized Stanovoy and Gostom’l.
Destroyed Paratrooper’s, T-70, Katyusha, Partisans, La-5, and SMG.
+3 Att BA 3rd arty awarded with a +3 Def 2nd hero.
Day 7 ai CA:
2 AA’s nicked +5 Def Fighter Bomber.
Aux tank and aux AA reduced to 1 and 2 str.
+2 att arty hit by Paratrooper and recon guarded by arty -4 me as well as aux Cavalry destroyed.
Being pressured hard at Oka River.


Day 8: Rainy (82)
Seized Neplyuevo.
Destroyed Partisans.
Bought regular reps for aux AA.
Day 8 ai CA:
Mostly attacks to aux equipment for minor damage.


Day 9: Sunny (82)
Seized Setukha and airfield as well as starting to pressure Novopetrovka.
Destroyed 3 76.2mm arty’s, 2 Paratrooper’s, BA-64, Pe-2, and Reg Inf.
Brought reg reps for aux aa and aux tank.
Day 9 ai CA:
Fighter nicked +2 Def 6th SE Tiger, AA hit +5 Def Me-410A -2 me.
A few other minor attacks but mostly ineffectual.


Day 10: Sunny (84)
Seized Novopetrovka and Alekseevka.
Destroyed T-90 SPAAG, 3 T-34/41’s, Reg Inf, La-5, T-34/43, and Guards.
+2Att/+2 Def 34th Tac Bomber awarded Knight’s Cross.
Day 10 ai CA:
T-34/43 nicked KV-1C and all others were defended or stopped by arty.


Day 11: Rainy (85)
Destroyed Reg Inf and 122 arty.
Day 11 ai CA:
2 ambushes 1 which nicked my Freidrich Pein.


Day 12: Rainy (85)
Destroyed 2 Guards and Regular Inf.
Bought r eps for aux M41M.
Day 12 ai CA:
2 more ambushes 1 which nicked my Freidrich Pein again.


Day 13: Sunny (86)
Seized Rail Station next to Nizhnee-Mukhanovo as well as pressuring Medvezkha.
Destroyed La-5, Guards, Reg Inf, SU-122, 2 IL-4’s, T-34/43 and 85mm AT.
Awarded +1 att hero for +1 Range Wurfrahmen. :|
Day 13 ai CA:
1 Ambush that was a thing of beauty -12 them. 8)
T-34/41 destroyed my aux M41M.
Guards hit +1 Move/+1 Att Pioniere guarded by arty -2 me -13 them.
SU-122 hit +2 Att Nblwf -4 me.
I backed out Shakhovo to let them seize it so I can get even more prestige.


Day 14: Sunny (88)
Seized Medvezkha and its airfield as well as took Nizhnee-Mukhayovo.
Destroyed 85mm AA, T-90 SPAAG, SMG, T-34/43, KV-1B, Guards, and T-34/41.
Day 14 ai CA:
SMG seized Shakovo got hit for 9 damage 8)
Su-122 destroyed last StrongPoint, I know it sounds like I am hurting but it is looking so pretty it almost hurts. :lol:


Day 15: Sunny (88)
Seized Zakromskiy-Khuto and Rail Station as well as retook Shakovo.
Destroyed Katyusha, SMG, T-34/43, KV-1B, T-34/41, and Guards.
Day 15 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed aux Ital tank and hit aux arty -5 me and they took a long time thinking as they couldn’t buy anything. 8)


Day 16: Cloudy (88)
Destroyed 85mm AT, T-34/41, and 203mm arty.
Day 16 ai CA:
SU-122 ambushed by my Pioniere -2 me -11 them for which I was awarded the Knight’s Cross. 8)


Day 17: Sunny (90)
Seized Pozdovo.
Destroyed 2 SU-122’s, 45mm AT, Katyusha, and 2 SMG’s.
Day 17 -19 ai CA:
Nothing left to damage me anymore. :twisted:


Day 18: Rainy (90)
Destroyed SMG.

Day 19: Sunny (90)
Seized Baranovskiy.
Destroyed 2 203mm arty’s, 76.2mm AT, 2 85mm AA’s, and 2 45mm AT’s.


Decisive Victory with 78695 ending Prestige and 90 soft cap

The attacks were strong and something not to be taken lightly, especially on this level, but this is ver y doable at this level, as long as you are patient allowing the enemy the opportunity to wear itself out on the river and to take advantage of the auxiliary units to take the pressure off your core.
Next will be Ponyri 84961 to play with.

Until then…Stay Lutheran my Friend’s. ;)
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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:11 pm

Manstein Ponyri 1st Time
Took the first playthrough based on heroes earned, even though ending was frustrating.
Starting prestige 84961 after replacements 84675, some Overstrengthening and some upgrades 80637.
Holding back 3 units to maximize prestige 98% Softcap.
Upgraded +2 Att StuG3F/8 to an Elephant and +2 Att/+2 Def 27th Sturmpanzer to a sIG 38 (t) m.

Here is what I brought to get this done:

Bringing in the air 4 Fighter’s inc Heinrich Bar, Walter Nowatny, +3 Att Fighter, and Otto Kittel. Also brought +2 Att Henkel. Brought Uber Rudel as an Me-410A.
On the left around Gostom’l and Nizhnee-Mukhanovo: 5th +1 Movement/+1 Initiative SE Tiger and +2 Def 6th SE Tiger; +1 Spot Kradschutzen; Freidrich Pein; SU-122; +3 Att/+1 Movement Nebelwerfer; +1 Movement/+1 Range 17.5cm arty; +1 Movement/+1 Att Pioniere; Mobil AA; +1 Range/+1 Att Wurfrahmen; Josef Allerberger.
North of Tagnio: Helmut Weinsberger; Oleh Dir; +3 Def Grenadier; +2 Att and +3 Att/+3 Def 17cm artillery; +3 Def 88; Albert Kerscher Pz 4G; 1st +2 Att/+1 Initiative 1st SE Tiger; SU-122; +1 Spot Recon; +3 Def StuG3B.
South of Malye Bobrrki: +1 Range and +1 Def StuG3B; 3rd SE BA +3 Att/+2 Def Tiger, 2nd SE Tiger +1 Initiative/+2 Def; and +1 Initiative 4th SE Tiger; Elephant; +1Range/+3 Def Wurfrahmen; +2 Att Nebelwerfer; +3 Att/+1 Range 88; Heinz Rondorf; +2 Def Pioniere; +3 Attack Regular Inf; +2 Att/+2 Def sIG 38 (t) m; +2 Att Elephant; Bruno Sutkus.


Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (98)
Pressuring Tagnio.
Destroyed 76.2mm AT, Conscript, BA-64, 57mm AT, 76.2mm arty, and 37mm AA.
Day 1 ai CA:
2 traps sprung but Fighters and Bombers still nicked +1 Def StuG3B and +2 Att/+2 Def sIG 38 (t)m; +2 Att Nblwf, +3 Att/+2 Def/+1 Movment 3rd SE Tiger; -2 off +1 Init/+2 Def 2nd SE Tiger.
BT-7 hit Helmut Weinsberger guarded by Wurfrahmen -2 me; T-34/41 hit +3 Def Grenadier -4 me; and SPAAG hit +2 Att Henkel -2 me.


Day 2: Sunny (100)
Seized Tagnio.
Destroyed 2 76.2mm arty’s, 3 BT-7’s, T-34/41, Yak-7, La-5, IL-2M3, and mines.
Brought out +2 Att/+2 Def Ju87D.
Day 2 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit +2 Def Pioniere -2 me -9 them. (Because I was in Entrenchment)


Day 3: Sunny (100)
Destroyed 2 Strongpoint’s, T-34/41, Conscript, and 2 57mm AT’s.
(Brought out +2 Def Tac Bomber)
Day 3 ai CA:
Bomber hit 5th SE Tiger -3 me and Fighter hit Elephant -2 me.


Day 4: Sunny (100)
Seized airfield near Maloarkhangelsk so pressuring it.
Destroyed 2 BT2 Conscript’s, La-5, Yak-7, 37mm AA, T-90 SPAAG, Regular Inf, and 76.2mm arty.
Day 4 ai CA:
Bomber hit +3 Def StuG3B -3 me; Bomber hit Heinz Rondorf -3 me; 88 nicked by arty; T-34/41 hit +2 Def Pioniere -2 them -4 me.


Day 5: Sunny (100)
Seized another airport near Ponyri and pressuring Gnilets.
Destroyed 2 T-34/41’s, 2 Reg Inf’s, 76.2mm arty, Yak-1, and 37mm AA.
Bought 2 Reg Reps for greenish Elephant.
Day 5 ai CA:
85mm AA hit Otto Kittel -4 me :(



Day 6: Sunny (100)
Pressuring Maloarkhangelsk.
Destroyed Strongpoint, 85mm AA, Conscript, 2 Regular Inf’s, 76.2mm AT, and 76.2mm arty.
Bought 5 elite for Pioniere +2 Def.
Brought out +3 Att KV-1C (95)
Day 6 ai CA:
Bomber hit 1st SE Tiger -2 me.
Fighter Trap 8)
The rest of the attacks were well defended.


Day 7: Cloudy (95)
Pressuring Arkhangelskoye.
Destroyed Yak-9D, 2 Conscript’s, 57mm AT, 76.2mm AT, IL-2 Sturmovich, T-60, and 37mm AA.
+1 In/+2 Def 2nd SE Tiger.
Day 7 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed aux Mobile AA and recon hit aux Bridge Engineer -4 me.


Day 8: Sunny (96)
Seized Gnilets Arkhangleskoye.
Destroyed 2 T-60’s, 57mm AT, 2 76.2 mm AT’s, mines, BA-64, 37mm AA, IL-2 Sturmovich, Conscript, 76.2mm arty.
+1 Init 4th SE Tiger awarded +3 Att 2nd Hero. 8)
Bought 5 reg reps for Bridge Engineer.
Day 8 ai CA:
AA nicked +3 Att Fw-190A; Engineers nicked Kradschutzen -7 them; and 57mm AT hit Elephant -2 me -1 them.


Day 9: Sunny (99)
Seized Maloarkhangelsk and pressuring Gubhino and Studenok.
Destroyed La-5, Strongpoint, Reg Inf, 57mm AT, T-60, and Engineer’s.
12th Elephant awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Day 9 ai CA:
Fighter and Regular Inf Nicked Heinz Rondorf leaving me with 4 Str. Yikes! :shock: :cry: :evil:
T-34/41 nicked +1 Def StuG3B defended by sIG 38 (t)m.


Day 10: Sunny (100)
Seized Bossonovka.
Destroyed T-34/41, Yak-9D, 57mm AT, T-60, 37mm AA, 2 85mm AA’s, and Regular Inf.
Day 10 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit +1 Def StuG 3B guarded by sIG (t)m -1 me and Yak-9D nicked 1st SE Tiger.


Day 11: Sunny (94)
Pressuring Gubkino.
Destroyed BA-64, T-34/41, Reg Inf, 37mm AA, and Yak-9D.
Awarded KV-1c for capturing Studenok.
Day 11 ai CA:
Bomber Trap Sprung. 8)
T-34/41 hit +3 Def Grenadier -4 me only 3 Str left. :( :cry:


Day 12: Sunny (96)
Seized Gubkino.
Destroyed 2 76.2mm arty’s, minefield, 2 Conscript’s, Pe-2, SU-76, T-90 SPAAG, and T-34/41.
Day 12 ai CA:
T-34/43 hit Josef Allenberger guarded by 2 arty’s -1 them -2 me; Bomber hit sIG 38(t)m -3 me; Fighter nicked by SPAAG; Lieutenant Twvlarov in SU-152 hit +3 Att KV-1C -4 them -3 me.
Enemy retook Maloarkhangelsk.


Day 13: Sunny (100)
Pressuring Lyubazh, Molotychi, Ponyri Station and retook Maloarkhangelsk.
Destroyed 3 T-34/43’s, 76.2mm AT, SU-76, and IL-2M3.
Day 13 ai CA:
Arty nicked Freidrich Pein; Bomber trap worked; Lieutenant Twvlarov hit Albert Kerscher -3 me -1 them; and fighter nicked 4th SE Tiger.


Day 14: Cloudy (100 and from here on out)
Seized Gnilaya Plota and airfield.
Destroyed 2 Strongpoints, La-5, Pe-2, 76.2mm arty, 122mm arty, T-90 SPAAG, and Conscript.
+2 Def Tac Bomber awarded +1 Att 2nd Hero. :|
Day14 ai CA:
T-34/43 hit KV-1C guarded by 2 arty’s -1 me -3 them all of the rest defended. 8)


Day 15: Sunny
Seized Lyubazh.
Destroyed BT-7, Reg Inf, T-34/43, 2 57mm AT’s, and T-34/43.
Oleh Dir awarded +3 Attack 2nd Hero. :8 :8 :8
Day 15 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit recon -8 me! Yikes! :shock: :evil: :cry:
T-34/43 hit green KV-1C -2 me -4 them.
AA hit Heinrich Bar -1 me.


Day 16: Sunny
Seized Molytichi.
Destroyed T-34/41, StrongPoint, SU-76, 2 SMG’s, 122mm arty, 57mm AT, Lieutenant Twvlarov, and SU-122. 8)
Day 16 ai CA:
Enemy retook Gniloya Plota all other attacks failed. ;)


Day 17: Sunny
Retook Gnilaya Plota.
Destroyed T-34/41, 2 SMG’s, Katyusha, 2 KV-1B’s, and Strongpoint.
Day 17 ai CA:
nothing


Day 18: Sunny
Seized part of Ponyri.
Destroyed Katyusha, Reg. Inf, and 85mm AA.
Day 18 ai CA:
Guards stopped by arty.


Day 19: Sunny
Seized Ponyri Station and Hill 235.
Destroyed SMG, 203mm arty, and 85mm AA.
Day 19 ai CA:
nothing


Day 20: Cloudy
Seized Main Ponyri and an airfield.
Destroyed Red Guard’s, Strongpoint, SU-76, Minefield, and 57mm AT.


Marginal Victory with 83050 ending Prestige

Bummer…I was hoping to do what I couldn’t do on Field Marshall by taking the easier path, but nooooooo….I could have restarted and tried again to accomplish this with greater gusto, but too many great heroes to pass up. (I am not sure I could do it as their units are just too strong, I would need to spend more prestige than I was willing to do. So…now no Bonus mission. UGH!

Next Olkhovatka with 84650.

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Tue May 15, 2018 8:12 pm

Manstein Olkhovatka 1st Time :D
Starting prestige 84650 after replacements 83562 and then Overstrengthening 82182.

I am holding back 3 units. 100% Softcap.

Here is what I brought to get this done:
Bringing in the air 5 Fighter’s as FW190a’s inc Heinrich Bar, Walter Nowatny, Otto Kittel, +3 Att and 1 +2 Def Fighter’s; Brought 1 ME 410A’s Uber Rudel; brought 1 +2 Att/+2 Def Tac Bombers also brought +2 Att Henkel.
Around Lyubazh: +2 Def 6th SE Tiger; 1st SE Pz Tiger +2 Att/+1 Init; Joseph Allenberger; SU-122; +2 Att/+2 Def sIG 38(t)m; Elephant; +1 Movement/+1 Range 17.5cm arty; +1 Spot 8 Rad; +3 Def 88.
Around Molotychi: +1/+3 Att Initiative 4th SE Tiger; +1 Init/+2 Def 2nd SE Tiger; +3 Def StuG3B; +1Range/+3 Def Wurfrahmen; +3 Def/+3Att 17cm arty; +3 Att Regular Inf; 2nd KV-1B; +1 Movement/+1 Att Pioniere; +2 Att Nebelwerfer; Helmut Weinsberger; +3 Att StuG3G.
Around Zabolotskoye: Mobile AA; +1 Range StuG3B; +1 Spot Kradschutzen; Freidrich Pein; Bruno Sutkus; +2 Def Pioniere; +2 Att Elephant; 1st SU-122; +3 Att/+1 Movement Nebelwerfer; +3 Att KV-1C; +1 Movement/+1 Initiative 5th SE Tiger; 3rd SE Tiger +3 Att/+2 Def/+1 Initiative.



Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (100)
Destroyed Yak-1 and 37mm AA.
Day 1 ai CA:
Bomber Trap worked. 8)
Fighter nicked +2 Def 6th SE Tiger; 3 units hit +1 Spot recon leaving me with just 2 Strength left. Ugh! :evil: (Thought about restarting and trying again, but just moved forward.)
2 T-34/41’s hit Bruno Sutkus guarded by 30cm Nblwf -4 me -8 them because the 1st attack was an ambush. 8)


Day 2: Sunny (100)
Destroyed 76.2mm AT, 76.2mm arty, 57mm AT, BA-10, Mtn Troop, Yak-1, IL-2 Sturmovich, 2 T-34/41’s.
Bruno Sutkus awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Brought out +1 Movement Flamm (99)
Day 2 ai CA:
Fighter nicked +1 Initiative/+3 Att 4th SE Tiger; Fighter hit +3 Def/+1 Range Wurfrahmen -3 me; 2 Conscripts tried hitting +2 Att Elephant in forest but guarded by StuG3B -1 me -21 them 8); Mt Troop hit +3Def StuG 3B guarded by Wurfrahmen -7 them -3 me; all else defended well.


Day 3: Sunny (100)
Destroyed 4 Conscript’s, SU-76, Katyusha, T-70, 3 Mtn Troop’s, Yak-9D, Yak-7, M4 Shermans.
Brought out another +2Att/+2 Def Tac Bomber. (99)
Day 3 ai CA:
Bomber Trap 8)
Fighter hit 4th SE Tiger which is now at 5 Str. :cry: :evil:
M4 Sherman hit Joseph Allenberger -4 me -3 me.
M4 Sherman hit +3 Def 88 guarded by 2 arty’s -4 me -6 them.
Mtn Inf hit +1 Att/+1 Movement Pioniere -5 each.
(Rough Round)


Day 4: Sunny (100)
Destroyed 5 Conscripts, Yak-1, Pe-2, 2 M4 Sherman’s, 2 Mtn Inf’s, and Katyusha.
Bought 5 Elite Replacements for +1 Att/+1 movement Pioniere.
+1 Init/+2 Def 2nd SE Tiger awarded +2 Att 3rd hero 8)
Day 4 ai CA:
Nothing! (Finally stymied their counter’s)

Day 5: Sunny (100)
Seized Zolotukhino.
Destroyed 76.2mm arty, Yak-7, 37mm AA, 57mm AT, and Katyusha.
18th SdKfz 7/1 awarded with a +1 Movement hero. (Best hero to have just not on this unit, I decided to change this to a +1 Movement 88 later in at the start of another scenario.)
Otto Kittel awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Day 5 ai CA:
2 attacks stopped by arty they were only able to nick my +2 Att Gebirsjaeger.


Day 6: Sunny (100)
Destroyed Strongpoint, 4 Mtn Inf’s, and 76.2mm arty.
+1 Spot Kradschutzen awarded Knight’s Cross.
Day 6 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit Freidrich Pein guarded by StuG 3B -1 me -4 them; KV-1C hit KV-1B -2 each; Fighter Trap 8); Mt Troop hit StuG3G guarded by Nblwf -1 me -9 them.


Day 7: Sunny (100) I replayed this round twice as this was a critical round and needed to be rethought twice. :oops:
Pressuring Sergeevskoye.
Destroyed T-70, 76.2mm arty, 2 Yak-1’s, Pe-2, KV-1C.
Brought out +2 Att Tiger. (96)
Day 7 ai CA:
AA nicked Otto Kittel and left me with only 4 Strength points; T-34/41 nicked Freidrich Pein.


Day 8: Sunny (97)
Seized Sergeevskoye, and now pressuring Molotychi.
Destroyed 57mm AT, Strongpoint, T-90 SPAAG, 2 Guards in half tracks, and 37mm AA.
Day 8 ai CA:
Bomber hit 4th SE Tiger -2 me; AA hit Heinrich Bar -5 me; T-34/41 and guards hit aux mobil AA 3 str left :oops: :evil: 10 Str T-34/41 hit Bruno Sutkus guarded by arty -1 me -2 them.


Day 9: Sunny (100)
Seized Molotychi and airfield.
Destroyed Guards in half track, 2 T-34/41’s, BA-10, 2 Conscript’s, La-5, IL-4, 76.2mm AT, Mtn Inf, and 37mm AA.
Day 9 ai CA:
Mtn Troop hit +1 att/+1 Mov Pioniere -4 me -7 them


Day 10: Sunny (100)
Seized Novopetrovka and Alekseevka.
Destroyed SU-76, Conscript, 76.2mm AT, Mtn Inf, and 76.2 mm arty.
Bought 8 elite replacements for +1 Spot Recon, 3 elite for Bruno Sutkus, and 4 for Josef Allenberger. (98)
Day 10 ai CA:
Enemy fighter nicked +3 att KV-1C and 57mm AT tried to attack but my arty shut them all down. 8)


Day 11: Sunny (99)
Destroyed T-34/41, 76.2mm arty, 57mm AT, Conscript, Strongpoint, and 2 La-5’s.
Day 11 ai CA:
Bomber hit 5th SE Tiger +1 Movement/+1 Initiative -1 me; 57mm AT also nicked KV-1C -1 m3 -3 them; T-34/41 and IL-2 Sturmovich hit SU-122 -4 me; and Mtn Inf hit Elephant -2 me….


Day 12: Sunny (100) From here on out
Seized Svoboda.
Destroyed 2 IL-2 Sturmovich’s, Mtn Inf, 2 Reg Inf’s, 57mm AT, 76.2mm AT, T-34/41, and Conscript.
+1 Movement 8th Flamm awarded Knight’s Cross.
Day 12 ai CA:
57mm AT hit aux mobil AA guarded by StuG 3B -4 them -2 me.


Day 13: Sunny
Destroyed Strongpoint, 85mm AA, 2 regular Inf’s, and Conscript.
Day 13 ai CA:
Arty nicked aux mobil aa; KV-1C hit +3 Def StuG3B -3 me; KV-1C hit Bruno Sutkus in the hills -3 me -6 them; and Bomber Trap 8)


Day 14: Sunny
Pressuring Zhernovets and Shirkovo.
Destroyed 85mm AA, KV-1C, 76.2mm arty, IL-4, 57mm AT, and Conscript.
Day 14 ai CA:
SU-76 hit aux Mobil AA guarded by arty -5 me -2 them; T-34/43 and KV-1C hit +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger in hills -4 me -7 them; T-34/41 hit +3 Att inf guarded by arty -4 them -3 me.


Day 15: Sunny
Seized airfield near Shirkovo and next to Zhernovets.
Destroyed Stronghold, 2 Conscript’s, T-34/41, KV-1C, and SU-76.
Bought 4 elite replacements for +3 Att KV-1C
Day 15 ai CA:
Nothing


Day 16: Sunny
Seized Zhernovets and pressuring Olkhovatka.
Destroyed 57mm AT, Strongpoint, 37mm AA, and Conscript.
+2 Def 6th SE Tiger awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Bought 1 reg rep for +3 Def StuG3B.
Day 16 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed Mobil AA; AA hit Uber Rudel -2 me; Enemy retook Zhernovets but it cost them -6 8); Arty hit +1 movement/+1 Range 17cm arty -4 me.


Day 17: Sunny
Seized Shirkovo, retook Zhernovets, and pressuring all of Olkhovatka.
Destroyed 122mm arty, Conscripts, Engineer’s, Stronghold, 57mm AT, 85mm AT, Mtn inf, KV-1C, and BA-10.
+2 Def 39th Pioniere awarded 2nd +2 Def hero 8)
9th SU-122 awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Day 17 ai CA:
T-34/43 hit KV-1B -2 each and arty hit +2 Att Nblwf -3 me.


Day 18: Sunny (90)
Seized Southernmost airfield.
Destroyed SMG, Strongpoint, 37mm AA, 122mm arty, 76.2mm arty, and Reg Inf.
Day 18 ai CA:
T-34/43, SU-122, and 76.2mm AT hit KV-1B leaving me with 2 str points. WHOA! That was too close. :evil: :evil: :evil:
T-90 SPAAG hit Otto Kittel -2 me.
SU-76 nicked +3 Att/+1 Range 88
And T-34/43 hit +1 Movement Flamm guarded by 2 artillery -1 them -5 me.
Very Rough Round! :shock: :shock: :oops: :oops: :cry: :cry: :evil: :mrgreen:

Day 19: Sunny
Seized Baranovskiy.
Destroyed 2 T-34/43’s, 2 SMG’s, 85mm AA, and Engineers.
Day 19 ai CA:
SU-122 destroyed aux Mobil AA and Elephant got nicked.

Day 20: Sunny
Destroyed 2 Conscript’s, T-90 SPAAG, SMG, 76.2mm AT, and 76.2mm arty.
33rd +1 Movement/+3 Att Nblwf awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves.
Day 20 ai CA:
Engineer’s nicked Elephant.


Day 21: Sunny
Seized Olkhovatka
SU-76, Strongpoint, and Guards.
Day 21 ai CA:
T-34/43 hit +1 Range StuG3B -4 me; 57mm AT hit SU-122 -9 me. Yikes!



Day 22: Sunny
Seized Olkhovatka airfield and last part of Olkhovatka.
Destroyed Engineers, T-34/43, Capt. Pinatokpa, 57mm AT, Reg Inf, and 76.2mm AT.


Decisive Victory with 83722 ending Prestige

Tough Battle but doable, I could have done better but happy with the Decisive.
Next will be Prokhorovka, I will be going full boar Soft Cap be darned, 88722 to play with.
But before I post on that I am going to type up a side by side difference between my layout and Night Phoenix who played this battle on Rommel and still pulled it off with 100% soft cap, just incredible, my starting army was at 100% but I held back 3 units to bring out as needed and damage sustained.

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by Erasermarek » Thu May 17, 2018 11:54 am

Its pity you take "only" Marginal Victory at Ponyri. But looks you want to go hard way... Keep posting. GL

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Wed May 30, 2018 9:30 pm

Erasermarek wrote:Its pity you take "only" Marginal Victory at Ponyri. But looks you want to go hard way... Keep posting. GL
Thanks for the continued interest:

Layout comparison between my layout and Night Phoenix’s for Prohkorovka:

(This is an incredibly difficult scenario and the layout needs to be very well thought out and approach extremely focused)

I held back 3 units to maximize starting prestige, and brought out 3 units I saw as needed to help fill out gaps in my initial layout. (Night Phoenix does not play like this instead he lays out a force that consists of units that still garner 100% Softcap)


On the Right South East portion of Rzhavets:

Night Phoenix has 2 Fighter’s, 2 Infantry, 3 tanks, 1 recon, 3 artillery, and 1 88.

I had: 6th SE Tiger +2 Def; 2nd KV-1B; +1 Range StuG3B; +1 Range/+3 Attack 88; +2 Att 17cm artillery; Bruckenpioniere; +1 Movement/+1 Range Nebelwerfer; Helmut Weinsberger; Albert Kerscher in Panzer 4G; Walter Nowatny Fighter.



On the Left North West near Pselets:

Night Phoenix has 4 Infantry; 3 artillery; 2 tanks; 1 AA; and 2 Fighter’s.

I had: +3 Att/+3 Def 17cm arty; +2 Movement/+2 Att 88; Josef Allenberger; Heinz Rondorf in Flamm’s; 1st SE Tiger +2 Att/+1 Initiative; +3 Def StuG3B; 3rd SU-122; +2 Att Nebelwerfer; +2 Att Gebirsjaeger; +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger; 2 +2 Def Fighters.



In the Center:

Night Phoenix brought 2 Mobil AA’s; 4 Infantry; 3 AT’s; 7 arty’s; 5 tanks; 4 Fighter’s; 3 Tac Bombers.

I had: Uber Rudel in an Me-410A; +3 Def Bf109G; Otto Kittel, +3 Att, Heinrich Bar all in FW-190A’s; +3 Att/+1 Movement Nebelwerfer; +1 Spot Kradschutzen; Freidrich Pein; +1 Movement SdKfz 7/1 and +3 Def SdKfz 7/1; +3 Def/+1 Range Wurfrahmen; +3 Att StuG3G; 2nd-5th SE Tiger’s; +2 Att Elephant; Elephant; Oleh Dir; +1 Def StuG3B; +3 Att KV-1C; 105mm Polish arty; +2Att/+2Def sIG 38(t)m; +1 Range/+1 Att Wurfrahmen; +1 Spot Recon.


I had a very similar layout to Night Phoenix’s and was holding back some of my airforce as they are a lot more crippling towards softcap. Please watch Night Phoenix to see how he handled this difficult map, and certainly download my playthrough that I sent to hurly before my computer pooped on me.
It is found on page 5 of this AAR, towards the bottom.

(I hope this helps any player feel like they can handle this tough battle)
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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:27 pm

Manstein Prohkorovka 5 reloads to rethink the play at 5 different points
Replays started with 1st day, 5th day, 9th day, 15th day, and most important was the 19th day.
Starting prestige 88722 after replacements 87353, upgrades 86621, bought Bridge Engineer 86508, and some Overstrengthening 85004.
Holding back 3 units to maximize prestige 100% Softcap.
Upgraded +3 Def 88 to a mobil SdKfz 7/1 and +1 Movement/+1 Range 17cm arty to 30cm Nebelwerfer.

Detailed layout in previous post:


Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (100)
Destroyed 76.2mm AT, Conscript, and T-70.
Brought out Helmut Lent in Me-410A. (93)
Day 1 ai CA:
Fighter nicked SE Tiger; +2 Att Elephant hit by Bomber -2 me; Bunch of other Fighter and Bomber Traps sprung; Bomber hit Recon -6 me; T-34/41 hit Su-122 -1 me -2 them as guarded by 17cm arty.


Day 2: Cloudy (97)
Destroyed Pe-2, T-70, T-34/43, Yak-7, Yak-1, IL-2 Sturmovich, 2 La-5’s, 85mm AA, and Conscript.
Day 2 ai CA:
Bomber nicked Elephant, Fighter nicked +1 Range StuG3B, and Bomber nicked KV-1C.


Day 3: Sunny (99)
Seized Luchki.
Destroyed IL-2 Sturmovich, Pe-2, KV-1C, SU-76, T-70, Yak-7, BA-10, Conscript, 3 T-34/41’s, Conscript, and 57mm AT.
(Brought out +1 Initiative Fighter (93))
Day 3 ai CA:
SPAAG hit +1 Initiative Bf-109G -3 me; T-70 seized Rzhavets and then was hit hard when they attacked Albert Kerscher; Bomber nicked KV-1C; Mtn Inf hit SU-122 guarded by StuG3B -1 them -3 me.


Day 4: Sunny (96)
Seized back Rzhavets.
Destroyed La-5, Yak-7, T-70, 2 Conscript’s, SU-122, SU-76, Mtn Inf, IL-2M3, and IL-4.
+3 Att BA 1st KV-1C awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Day 4 ai CA:
T-34/41 hit aux mobil AA -11 me -0 them.


Day 5: Sunny (96) (Needed to reload and play this round over as my set up left some defensive gaps. :oops:)
Backed out of Rzhavets.
Destroyed T-34/41, Stronghold, Katyusha, KV-1C, Mtn Inf, and Conscript.
Uber Rudel awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
Day 5 ai CA:
Bomber Trap and Fighter Trap worked. 8)
Fighter hit +1 Initiative Fighter -2 me -5 them; enemy retook Rzhavets but cost themselves 10 damage to do it. (This trick is key to winning in this area of the map, especially on this level.)



Day 6: Cloudy (97)
Pressuring Belenikino.
Destroyed BA-64, 2 Yak-9D’s, T-34/41, SU-76, Mtn Inf, T-70, Yak-1, 76.2mm AT, and IL-2 Sturmovich.
Day 6 ai CA:
SU-122 nicked +1Move/+1Range Nebelwerfer; T-70 hit Josef Allenberger -1 me -3 them; KV-2 hit +1 Init Gebirsjaeger -6 me; Mtn Inf hit aux Mobil AA -6 me -4 them.
The rest of the attacks were well defended.


Day 7: Sunny (100)
Pressuring Kartavhyoka, and retook Rzhavets and airfield near Belenikino.
Destroyed Mtn Inf., Conscript, 57mm AT, 76.2mm AT, BA-64, 122mm arty, Pe-2, T-70, and 85mm AA.
Day 7 ai CA:
Freidrich Pein hit for -4 from KV-1B, Conscript and Reg Inf; Bomber hit 1st SE Tiger -2 me; SPAAG hit Walter Nowatny -2 me; and enemy retook Rzhavets.


Day 8: Sunny (100)
Seized Belenikino and retook Rzhavets.
Destroyed KV-1B, KV-1C, T-34/41, La-5, Mtn Inf, KV-2, Reg Inf, and Conscript.
+2 Att Nblwf awarded Knight’s Cross.
Bought 4 Elite Replacements for Freidrich Pein and 3 Elite for +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger.
Brought out +2 Att Henkel.
Day 8 ai CA:
AA nicked +2 Def Fighter; SPAAG nicked Uber Rudel; M3 Lee got ambushed.


Day 9: Sunny (93)
Backed out of Rzhavets for another trap.
Destroyed 37mm AA, Guards, T-90 SPAAG, M3-Lee, 152mm arty, SU-122, and Strongpoint.
Day 9 ai CA:
Seized Rzhavets -8 them 8) and that was it. :shock: :D


Day 10: Sunny (93)
Seized Kartashyovka and airfield as well as retook Rzhavets.
Destroyed T-34/41, IL-2 M3, Regular Inf, BA-64, 2 M4 Sherman’s, Guards, and another T-34/41.
Day 10 ai CA:
T-90 SPAAG hit +3 Def Fighter -2 me; 2 AT’s hit +3 Def StuG3B -1 me; +3 Att FW-190 hit by T-90 SPAAG -3 me…


Day 11: Sunny (96)
Destroyed 76.2mm AT, Strongpoint, 2 M3 Lee’s, T-90 SPAAG, and SU-76.
Day 11 ai CA:
SU-76 hit +3 Def StuG3B’s Nothing 8); Yak-9D hit +1 Initiative Bf-109G -3 me -4 them; arty hit Wurfrahmen -2 me.


Day 12: Sunny (99)
Destroyed 76.2mm arty, Mtn Inf, Conscript, SU-76, T-90 SPAAG, Strongpoint, Yak-9D, 37mm AA. and KV-2.
KV-1B awarded +1 Movement Hero.
Day 12 ai CA:
85MMAA hit Helmut Lent -3 me.


Day 13: Sunny (100) and from here on out
Destroyed 85mm AT, 76.2mm arty, BA-10, Yak-9D, La-5, and Pe-2.
Day 13 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed aux Mobil AA; +1 Movement SdKfz 7/1 hit by T-34/41 -11 me. :shock: :shock: :cry: :evil: YIKES!!!


Day 14: Sunny
Seized Berezovka.
Destroyed KV-1B, IL-4, Guards 43, 2 T-34/41’s, SU-122, T-34/43, and Conscript.
Day14 ai CA:
(all attacks missed) YES!!!


Day 15: Cloudy
Starting to pressure Prohkorovka.
Destroyed T-90 SPAAG, Katyusha, 76.2mm arty, Yak-7, 2 57mm AT’s, and 2 T-34/41’s.
12th Elephant awarded +2 Def Hero. 8)
Day 15 ai CA:
Only attack that did damage was to my Kradschutzen by 2 units reducing it to 2 str all of the other attacks defended great. 8)


Day 16: Sunny
Destroyed T-34/41, Conscript, T-34/41, 37mm AA, 76.2mm AT, 2 T-34/43’s, 2 57mm AT’s, and 76.2mm arty.
Uber Rudel awarded 3rd +2 Att 3rd hero making it a +13 Att/+9Def Beast!!! 8) 8) 8) ;)
Day 16 ai CA:
Arty hit +2 Att Gebirsjaeger -2 me; Bomber hit +1 Def StuG3B -2 me; T-34/43 hit +3 Att KV-1C -4 each and Guards hit me -1 them -3 me; AA hit Erich Hartmann -2 me; AA hit Otto Kittel -2 me.


Day 17: Sunny
Seized Soutern most airfield and Andreevka.
Destroyed T-34/41, T-90 SPAAG, BA-10, IL-2M3, SU-152, 2 Guards 43, and T-34/43.
Day 17 ai CA:
3 arty’s and KV-1B hit +1 Def StuG3B (Forgot to write down damage done) :oops:
Guards 43 hit +1 Init Gebirsjaeger guarded by Wurfrahmen -2 them -1 me; arty hit +3 Att/+3 Def 17cm -2 me; Arty and Fort hit +2 Att Gebirsjaeger -5 me; 57mm AT hit +1 Movement KV-1B -2 them -3 me; AA hit Erich Hartmann -4 me.
(Rough Round)


Day 18: Sunny
Destroyed 122mm arty, T-90 SPAAG; T-34/43, 2 Guards 43, T-34/41, Conscript, and SU-122.
Helmut Weinsberger awarded Knight’s Cross.
Bought 6 regular reps for +1 Def StuG3B.
Day 18 ai CA:
57mm AT hit +3 Def SkDfz 7/1 guarded by +1 Def StuG3B -9 me.


Day 19: Sunny (I needed to reload and retry this day as it was one of the most crucial)
Seized part of Prokhorovka.
Destroyed T-34/41, Conscript, 2 57mm AT’s, KV-1B, and 85mm AA.
+3 Att/+1 Range 88 awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves.
+3 Def StuG3B awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Day 19 ai CA:
Oleh Dir hit by 2 arty’s -3 me; KV-1B ambushed by Elephant -1 me -9 them; arty hit aux Mobil AA -4 me; Yak-9D nicked Helmut Lent guarded by Heinrich Bar -12 them; Lt General Rotmistrov in KV-1C nicked 5th SE Tiger +1 Movement/+1 Initiative -3 them; T-34/41 and KV-1B hit +1 Movement KV-1B guarded by +1 Range StuG3B which now has just 2 Str left. :oops:
57mm AT hit +3 AT 32nd StuG3G -5 each.
Another Super Rough Round!!!


Day 20: Sunny
Seized Maloyablonovo.
Destroyed 2 KV-1B’s, T-90 SPAAG, T-34/41, Yak-9D, 57mm AT, Force Surrendered Lt. General Rotmistrov KV-1C, Katyusha, and 76.2mm arty. (I actually Force Surrender a lot of units, but was super happy to do it to Lt. General’s KV-1C. 8) )
Day 20 ai CA:
arty nicks +1 Init Gebirsjaeger.



Day 21: Sunny
Pressuring Hill 247 and seized all of Prokhorovka.
Destroyed T-34/41, BA-10, 76.2mm arty, 152mm arty, 37mm AA, and Soviet Engineers.
Day 21 ai CA:
Arty and Fort hit +1 Range/+1 Att Wurfrahmen -2 me; T-34/41 hit 10.5cm arty guarded by Nblwf -5 me -3 them; T-34/43 ambushed by +2 Def 6th SE Tiger -7 them -1 me; Mtn Troop hit +2 Att/+1 In 1st SE Tiger in hills -2 them -3 me.



Day 22: Sunny
Seized Hill 247.
Destroyed SU-76, Fort, T-34/43, and T-34/41.



Decisive Victory with 91431 ending Prestige

That was unbelievable. Be prepared for the counter attack around Prokhorovka, that late game rush at the final Victory hexes is almost overwhelming and it can catch players unexpected and take out many experienced units that are weakened by that point destroyed and devastated. Proceed cautiously.
They had just 13 units left on the map. 1 Tank, 3 Inf, 1 Strongpoint, 3 AA’s, 2 arty’s, and 3 AT’s.
Really unbelievable playthrough with just a massive amount of tanks.

Next Dnipropetrovs’k with 95431.

(Playthrough is at the bottom of page 5, as I sent it early before my computer crashed)

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by hurly » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:51 am


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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:28 pm


Thanks again hurly, I will be able to send replays once 44 starts and I am hoping to get to the 44 write ups by next month...hopefully :oops:

Manstein Dnipropetrovs’k 1st Time :D
Starting prestige 95431 after replacements 93574 after upgrades 93230 and then Overstrengthening 91064.
Upgraded +1 Movement SdKfz 7/1 to an 88.

I am holding back 4 units. 100% Softcap.

Here is what I brought to get this done:
Bringing in the air 5 Fighter’s as FW190a’s inc Heinrich Bar, Walter Nowatny, Otto Kittel, +3 Att and 1 +2 Def Fighter’s.
Near Dniprodzerzhsnk: +2 Att 17.5cm arty; +2 Att Nebelwerfer; +1 Spot 8 Rad; Albert Kerscher; and +3 Def Regular Infantry.
Around Krynchky: +1 Init/+2 Att/+2 Def 2nd SE Tiger; Bruno Sutkus; +2 Att Elephant; +1 Movement/+1 Initiative 5th SE Tiger; +3 Att/+1 Movement Nebelwerfer; +1 Def StuG3B; +3 Att KV-1C; and Helmut Weinsberger as a Grenadier.
Near Dnipropetrovs’k: +3 Att/+1 Range 88; Freidrich Pein; and 3rd SE Tiger +3 Att/+2 Def/+1 Initiative.
To the back of Zhdonove: +2 Def 6th SE Tiger; 1st SE Pz Tiger +2 Att/+1 Init; +1 Movement KV-1B; +1Range/+3 Def and +1 Range/+1 Att Wurfrahmen; +3 Def Mobile AA; +3 Def StuG3B; +1 Movement 88; and +3 Def Grenadier.
Around Yelizarove: +2 Att/+2 Def sIG 38(t)m; 2nd SU-122; +1/+3 Att Initiative 4th SE Tiger; +2 Att Tiger; +1 Spot Kradschutzen; Green Mobile AA; Joseph Allenberger; and +1 Movement/+1 Range Nebelwerfer.



Battle Report:
Day 1 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed a bunch of auxiliary equipment and seized Kan’yane and it’s airfield, along with Kurylivka and Northern part Dnipropetrovs’k.
Day 1: Sunny (100)
Moved into position and hit where I could destroy 1 Engineer unit.


Day 2 ai CA:
Enemy seized Brats’ke and Stari Kodaky and Zhdenove (trap sprung)
They are pressuring Dnipropetrovs’k, and only core attacks were 2 damage to my recon and to my 4th SE Tiger.
Day 2: Sunny (100)
Retook Zhdanove.
Destroyed 2 SU-76’s, 2 BA-64’s La-5, Yak-3, and KV-85, T-34/41, and Conscript.


Day 3 ai CA:
Enemy seized Pashena Balka along with various Fighter/Bomber Traps sprung.
Fort at Dnipropetrovs’k destroyed and objective seized.
3rd SE Tiger hit for -2 me.
Day 3: Sunny (100)
Retook Pashena Balka and Dnipropetrovs’k main part.
Destroyed Conscript, SU-122, Pe-2, IL-4, T-34/43, BA-10, Cavalry, Yak-7, and 2 T-34/41’s.


Day 4 ai CA:
AA hit Heinrich Bar -2 me; KV-1B, T-34/43, and SU-85 hit +1 Movement KV-1B guarded by StuG3B -7 me -8 them total.
Pressure on Dnipropetrovs’k is intense.
Day 4: Cloudy (100)
Seized airfield near Kam’yone.
Destroyed Conscript, KV-1B, T-90 SPAAG, Cavalry, T-34/41, 2 T-70’s, and SU-85.
+3 Att BA 28th Fighter awarded Knight’s Cross.


Day 5 ai CA:
T-90 SPAAG hit Otto Kittel -5 me; KV-85 hit +1 Def StuG3B guarded by another StuG -6 me.
Day 5: Sunny (100)
Seized Kam’yone and pressuring Brats’ke and set up trap in Dnipropetrovs’k.
Destroyed BA-64, T-34/43, 2 Cavalry’s, T-34/41, KV-85, Conscript, SU-152, and T-90 SPAAG.
Brought out Helmut Lent and Uber Rudel. (99)


Day 6 ai CA:
Bomber Trap worked.
A few nicks on KV-1C and some of my SE Tiger’s by their airforce.
They retook Dnipropetrovs’k trap -8 them. 8) 8) 8)
Engineer tried hitting 88 guarded by Wurfrahmen -3 them.
Day 6: Sunny (100)
Seized Brats’ke and retook Dnipropetrovs’k as well as pressuring Stari Kodaky.
Destroyed T-34/41, T-70, 2 Engineer’s, 2 Conscript’s, Katyusha, IL-4, Yak-3, Yak-7, and La-5.
Walter Nowatny awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.
Heinrich Bar awarded Knight’s Cross.
Brought out +2 Att/+2 Def Ju-87D, (98)

Day 7 ai CA:
Arty nicked Strongpoint and Bomber Trap worked but still hit me for -2 me.
Day 7: Sunny (98)
Pressuring Stari Kodaky and beginning to cross the Dneiper.
Destroyed IL-2 Sturmovich, 4 Conscript’s, Regular Inf, 2 T-34/41’s, and Engineer’s.


Day 8 ai CA:
Guards in Half Track ambushed by Josef Allenberger on the river -3 me -6 them; SU-122 then hit them -3 me -1 them; and Guards hit StuG 3B but surprised by Nebelwerfer -8 them.
Day 8: Sunny (100)
Seized Dnipropetrovs’k.
Destroyed Engineer’s, Guards, SU-152, SU-122, 122mm arty, Guards in half track, and Regular Inf.
1st SE Tiger awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
+2 Att Nebelwerfer awarded +3 Def 2nd Hero.


Day 9 ai CA:
Regular Infantry hit +1 Range StuG3B guarded by Nebelwerfer -6 them -2 me and arty nicked Helmut Weinsberger.
Day 9: Sunny (100)
Brought out Henkel. (96)
Destroyed KV-1B, KV-85, Guards, Engineers, and Regular Inf.
3rd SE Tiger awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
Albert Kerscher awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves.
+1 Att 3rd Hero awarded to 1st SE Tiger (Total heroes add up to +3 Att/+1 Initiative)


Day 10 ai CA:
AA hit Helmut Lent -2 me; Freidrich Pein hit by arty and T-34/41 -2 me; SU-85 hit KV-1C -4 me.
Day 10: Sunny (96)
Seized Verbove and Storolozuavtka.
Destroyed Cavalry, SU-85, and T-34/41.


Day 11 ai CA:
+2 Def Fighter hit by AA -2 me; KV-1C brought down to 1 Str by a Fighter; Bomber hit Albert Kerscher -3 me; T-70 hit Wurfrahmen guarded by sIG 38(t)M -4 me -5 them.
Day 11: Sunny (100) From here on out
Destroyed T-34/41, T-34/43, T-70, T-90 SPAAG, KV-1B, Yak-3, Katyusha, SU-85, Regular Inf, and La-5.
+1 Initiative/+3 Att 4th SE Tiger awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves.


Day 12 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed auxiliary Gebirsjaeger and T-34/41 and T-70 hit Helmut Weinsberger. -7 me -4 them
Day 12: Cloudy
Seized Varvarivka and Oleksandrivka as well as nearby airfield.
Destroyed Yak-7, Pe-2, 2 T-34/43’s, Guards, Guards in Half-track, T-70, Regular Inf, and IL-2 Sturmovich.


Day 13 ai CA:
Conscript hit +3 Def Regular Inf -5 me because I was out of ammo. :( :cry:
Day 13: Sunny
Seized Pischanka as well as airfield near Varvarivka.
Destroyed 152mm arty.


Day 14 ai CA:
T-90 SPAAG hit Walter Nowatny -5 me and T-34/41 hit Bruno Sutkus guarded by Nebelwerfer -1 each.
Day 14: Sunny
Seized Novomoskvs’k.
Destroyed Regular Inf, 2 T-34/41’s, 37mm AA, 57mm AT, and T-90 SPAAG.
Awarded T-34/41 for capturing Pishchanka.
+2 Def Elefant awarded Iron Cross 1st Class.


Day 15 ai CA:
3 Fighter’s nicked 3 tanks and KV-1B hit T-34/41 guarded by Wurfrahmen -6 me.
Day 15: Sunny
Seized part of Zaporozhye and Kurylivka.
Destroyed 37mm AA, 57mm AT, 152mm arty, 2 Yak-7’s, and 2 Guards in Half-Track’s.


Day 16 ai CA:
Nothing
Day 16: Rainy
Seized Maivka.
Destroyed KV-1B, SU-85, KV-85, 37mm AA, and Conscript.
+2 Att 17cm arty awarded +1 Movement 2nd Hero. 8)


Day 17 ai CA:
Enemy retook Kurylivka.
T-34/43 hit +3 Def Regular Inf guarded by 2 arty’s -1 me -2 them; SU-122 hit +1 Movement/+3 Att Nebelwerfer guarded by 2 arty’s -2 them -3 me.
Day 17: Rainy
Seized Chumaky and retook Kurylivka.
Destroyed SU-152 and SU-122.


Day 18 ai CA:
La-5 hit Walter Nowatny -2 me -3 them and arty’s nicked +2 Att/+1 Movement 17cm arty and nicked +2 Att/+3 Def Nebelwerfer.
Day 18: Sunny
Seized Zaporozhye.
Destroyed BA-10, T-34/43, T-34/57, La-5, and Engineer’s.



Decisive Victory with 95356 ending Prestige

I ended up pretty chewed up but was able to take over everything except Ivanivka and the airport.
Able to weather the numerous Counter attacks…barely.
Next Kremenchug with 97356…almost at 100k :D :D :D

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by huckc » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:51 pm

I was doing a bunch of these so thought I'd make one for goose in honor of his decisive victory at Prohkorovka. Hope that's ok!
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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:00 pm

huckc wrote:
I was doing a bunch of these so thought I'd make one for goose in honor of his decisive victory at Prohkorovka. Hope that's ok!
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Thanks for the assist...I love having all of these friends to help me out with my technological failings.

Your help is greatly appreciated and really makes me feel loved...

Manstein Kremenchug 3rd time
Started over after 2nd Day garnered way too many attacks than I was ready to accept, and restarted at Turn 13 after Turn 15 attacks were a Bridge too far.
Starting prestige 97356 after replacements 95302, upgrades 86621, and some Overstrengthening 93539.
Holding back 4 units to maximize prestige and still at 81% Softcap.

Here is what I brought to get this done:

Bringing in the air 6 Fighter’s as FW190a’s inc Heinrich Bar, Walter Nowatny, Otto Kittel, +3 Att and 2 +2 Def Fighter’s; 3 Fighter Bomber Helmut Lent; Uber Rudel; and +5 Att Me-410A’s; 2 Henkels +2 Att and +2 Def.

Near Zakharivka: +2 Att/+1 Movement 17.5cm arty; 2 +1 Spot Kradschutzen’s; Joseph Allenberger; Polish Arty.
In Kremenchug: +3 Att/+1 Range 88; +1 Movement 88; +3 Def Grenadier; 1st SE Pz Tiger +2 Att/+1 Init; and +1/+3 Att Initiative 4th SE Tiger.
Near Pavlysh: +3 Def StuG3B; +1 Movement/+1 Range Nebelwerfer; +3 Att/+1 Movement Nebelwerfer; +2 Movement/ +2 Att 88; and +1 Init/+2 Att/+2 Def 2nd SE Tiger.
In Derlivka: SU-122; +3 Def/+3 Att 17cm arty; +2 Def Elephant; 3rd SE Tiger +3 Att/+2 Def/+1 Initiative; and +2 Att/+2 Def sIG 38(t)m.
Near Dniprovokam’yanka and Rail Station: 2 Wurfrahmen’s; Freidrich Pein; +1 Movement/+1 Initiative 5th SE Tiger; and +2 Def 6th SE Tiger.


Battle Report:
Day 1: Sunny (81)
Destroyed 3 Yak-7’s, 2 BA-10’s, and 152mm arty.
Day 1 ai CA:
1 aux inf destroyed and a bunch of other auxiliary attacks; Fighter nicked sIG38(t)M; 1 Fighter Trap; 2 Parts of Kremenchug seized along with Svitohirs’ke.


Day 2: Sunny (81)
Seized both parts of Kremenchug Back.
Destroyed 2 BA-10’s, La-5, 57mm AT, 152mm arty, 2 Guards 43 in boats, 2 Conscripts, and T-34/41.
+5 Att 21st Fighter/Bomber awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves.
Day 2 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed aux AT, Fighter nicked 3rd SE Tiger; Enemy seized Soloshyno and I ambushed 1 of their T-34/41’s -9 them.


Day 3: Cloudy (81)
Destroyed T-34/41, La-5, Conscript in boat, 122mm arty, and 37mm AA.
Bought 3 reg reps for aux reg inf, and for aux AT, and 7 for aux Wehr Reserve.
Day 3 ai CA:
A bunch of fruitless attacks except on aux inf -3 me. 8)


Day 4: Sunny (81)
Destroyed 3 Conscript’s, 37mm AA, 2 122mm arty’s, 152mm arty, and 57mm AT.
Day 4 ai CA:
Otto Kittel hit by T-90 SPAAG -3 me and SU-76 ambushed -8 them.


Day 5: Sunny (83)
Seized airfield near Ozera and retook Soloshyne.
Destroyed Conscript, 2 SU-76’s, and 3 152mm arty’s.
+2 Att 24th He177A awarded Knight’s Cross.
Day 5 ai CA:
T-90 hit Otto Kittel -4 me and T-90 hit +5 Att Me-410A -2 me; and all other attacks stopped by well placed arty.



Day 6: Sunny (87)
Pressuring Yerystivka and seized Svitoskirs’ke.
Destroyed 45mm AT in boat, 5 Conscripts, 76.2mm arty, T-34/41, SMG, La-5, and T-90 SPAAG.
Day 6 ai CA:
85mm AA hit Walter Nowatny -6 me; enemy reseized airfield near Ozera, 2 other Fighter Traps; T-34/41 hit Mobil AA guarded by 2 artys -6 me -1 them; Arty’s hit aux Inf -4 me; Bomber and T-34/43 hit 88 -3 me -6 them.


Day 7: Rainy (95)
Seized Yerystivka.
Destroyed T-34/41, T-34/43, Guards, T-90 SPAAG, 152mm arty, T-60, and 85mm AA.
Day 7 ai CA:
2 aux inf destroyed 2nd Wave coming on super strong. :ugh: :evil: :shock: :x


Day 8: Sunny (96)
Destroyed SU-85, 76.2mm arty, T-34/43, T-60, 37mm AA, 2 KV-85’s, Reg Inf in truck, and 2 Conscript’s.
+2 Att 24th Strat Bomber awarded 2nd +2 Att hero. 8) 8) 8)
+1 Movement 18th 88 awarded Iron Cross 2nd Class.
Day 8 ai CA:
(Brutal Round)
+1 Movement/+1 Range Nblwerfer hit for -5 me; +1 Def StuG 3B reduced to 5 Str; +1 Movement/+3 Att Nblwf hit by SMG guarded by SU-122 -2 me -7 them; +2 Att/+2 Def Nebelwerfer hit by KV-1C -3 each; 5cm aux Pak -7 me; T-90 SPAAG hit Helmut Lent -3 me. :shock: :oops: :x :cry:


Day 9: Sunny (100)
Seized Shevchenky and airfield next to it.
Destroyed 45mm AT, Yak-3, T-90 SPAAG, IL-4, SMG, SU-85, T-60, KV-1C, and 37mm AA.
Brought out +3 Att Reg inf in Kremenchug and +2 Att Tiger South of Komsolyol’sk. (95)
Day 9 ai CA:
Enemy seized 2 parts of Kremenchug and destroyed aux AT along with damaging another aux AT -4 me; and even another -2 me; Fighter hit 4th SE Tiger -2 me.


Day 10: Rainy (95)
Destroyed T-34/43, 2 Conscript’s, 76.2mm arty, Guards, 2 Katyusha’s, and 152mm arty.
Iron Cross 2nd Class awarded to Polish Arty.
Bought 1 Reg Rep for Nebelwerfer.
Day 10 ai CA:
All of Kremenchug seized including the airfield as enemy destroyed another aux AT.


Day 11: Sunny (95)
Destroyed 122mm arty, KV-85, T-34/43, 2 Regular Inf, KV-1C.
Helmut Lent awarded +3 Att 3rd Hero. 8) :twisted: YESSS!!!
Day 11 ai CA:
Inf nicked Kradschutzen; KV-85 on river hit +3 Att Reg Inf guarded by 2 arty -2 me -1 them; and enemy destroyed aux inf.


Day 12: Sunny (96)
Pressuring Ozera.
Destroyed KV-85, BA-10, Mig3, Yak-7, SU-152, and Regular Inf.
Day 12 ai CA:
SMG hit +1 Movement/+3 Att Nebelwerfer -3 me -4 them and Katyusha hit Josef Allenberger -1 me.


Day 13: Sunny (98)
Seized all of Kremenchug.
Destroyed KV-85, 152mm arty, Reg Inf in truck, SMG, 2 T-34/43’s, Regular Inf, T-60, and Katyusha.
Day 13 ai CA:
Bomber hit 5th SE Tiger -3 me and Fighter nicked 2nd Tiger.


Day 14: Rainy (98)
Seized airfield near Ozera.
Destroyed 3 Regular Inf’s, 122mm arty, and Conscript.
6th SU-122(r) awarded +1 Movement hero.
Day14 ai CA:
Nothing


Day 15: Sunny (98)
Brought out +3 Att KV-1C to help beat off 3rd Wave. (93)
Destroyed Pe-2, T-34/43, 152mm arty, and Katyusha.
Helmut Lent awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves.
Day 15 ai CA:
Arty hit aux AT -2 me; Fighter hit Elephant -2 me; Fighter Trap; T-90 SPAAG hit Helmut Lent -2 me; Bomber nicked 88; Lt. Prihodrzev nicked +2 Att Tiger…(There is a massive Counter attack coming…)
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Day 16: Sunny (97)
Destroyed T-34/43, Yak-7, BA-10, 2 Cavalry’s, 2 Yak-3’s, La-5, Lt. Prihodtzev, Guards in half track, and 85mm AA.
Day 16 ai CA:
Enemy Destroyed aux AT, +1 Def StuG 3B reduced to 1 Str by Bomber; Bomber nicked KV-1C, Fighter hit +4 Att Henkel -4 me -2 them; KV-85 hit +3 Def StuG3B guarded by StuG3B -6 me -1 them…another brutal round…UGH!!!
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Day 17: Sunny (100)
Destroyed T-90 SPAAG, Guards, Yak-7, Pe-2, IL-2 Sturmovich, IL-4, T-60, KV-1B, SU-85, and KV-85.
Day 17 ai CA:
Nothing! Yes, they are spent!


Day 18: Sunny
Seized Solonytsya, and Komendantivka with also the airfield.
Destroyed ISU-152, SU-85, 2 T-34/43’s, Guards 43, and Cavalry.





Decisive Victory with 97346 ending Prestige


Next Kiev 43 with 99346.

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by Erasermarek » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:40 am

What a great Victory at Prokhorovka!!! Simple amazing gameplay!

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Re: Grand Campaign East 39-45 Manstein level

Post by goose_2 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:00 pm

Erasermarek wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:40 am
What a great Victory at Prokhorovka!!! Simple amazing gameplay!
Ganks! (as my 5 year old says)
I was awful proud of that one myself...not expecting same result on my new difficulty level.

Manstein Kiev 43 3rd Time
Needed to reload first day and try again…also reloaded after Day 16 disaster…:oops:
Starting prestige 99346 sold KV-1C and T-34/41 to hit 100236 8) after replacements 98720 after Overstrength 95218 and then a little more based on Night Phoenix’s layout and needing stronger layout after difficult 1st day. (I did not write down my final starting prestige. :oops: )

I am holding back 4 units. 99% Softcap.

Here is what I brought to get this done:
Bringing in the air 6 Fighter’s as FW190a’s inc Heinrich Bar, Walter Nowatny, Otto Kittel, +3 Att and 2 +2 Def Fighter’s, and +4 Att Henkel.

Around Fastiv: Helmut Weinsberger as a Grenadier; +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger; 2nd SU-122; +3 Def Mobile AA; +1 Range/+1 Att Wurfrahmen; and Heinz Rondorf riding in the Flamm’s.
Around Vasylkiv: SdKfz 7/1; +1Range/+3 Def Wurfrahmen; +1 Movement 1st SU-122; +3 Att/+1 Movement Nebelwerfer; Joseph Allenberger; +1 Def StuG3B; +1 Spot Kradschutzen; +2 Att Tiger; +2 Att Gebirsjaeger; and +1 Initiative/+3 Att 4th SE Tiger.
Around Obukhiv: +1 Init/+2 Att/+2 Def 2nd SE Tiger; +2 Att/+2 Def sIG 38(t)m; +1 Movement/+1 Initiative 5th SE Tiger; and Bruno Sutkus.
1st SE Pz Tiger +2 Att/+1 Init North of Kaharlyk
Around Kiev: 3rd SE Tiger +3 Att/+2 Def/+1 Initiative; +2 Def 6th SE Tiger; +2 Att/+1 Movement 17.5cm arty; +3 Att/+1 Range 88; Freidrich Pein; +1 Movement/+1 Range Nebelwerfer; +3 Def Regular Infantry; +1Range and +3 Def StuG3B’s; +2 Att/+3 Def Nebelwerfer; +2 Def Elephant; +1 Movement 88; and +1 Spot 8 Rad.




Battle Report:
Day 1 ai CA:
A whole lot of attacks destroying many auxiliary infantry units and enemy seized Ozerna, Velykopolovets’ke, Hrebinky, Vasyliv, Kaharlyk, Chornobai, Divychiky, Boryspil, and are beginning to pressure Kiev… YIKES!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
Day 1: Sunny (99)
Pressuring Kahar’yk.
Destroyed 2 T-34 /41’s, Engineer’s, and 3 Paratrooper’s.
Brought out +5 Att Fighter Bomber ME-410A. (92)


Day 2 ai CA:
Enemy destroyed a bunch more aux units and seized Kaniv, Stepantsi, Cherkassy, Zolotonesha, Velykyi Khutir, and Tsybil also had 3 attacks on Helmut Weinsberger in a half track guarded with a Wurfrahmen. -7 me. :oops:
Day 2: Rainy (95)
Bought 5 reg reps for aux reserves and 9 for aux Romanian Inf.
Destroyed 2 Paratrooper’s, 2 T-34/41’s, 76.2mm AT, and Regular Inf.


Day 3 ai CA:
Enemy seized Hrebinky along aux Hungarian inf and aux KV-1A nicked.
Day 3: Cloudy (95)
Retook Hrebinky.
Destroyed 2 Paratrooper’s, Pe-2, Yak-3, Yak-1, T-34/43, and T-34/41.
+2 Att/+2 Def sIG 38(t)M awarded Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves.
+3 Def 26th Regular Inf awarded 2nd +3 Def hero. :twisted: 8) :D



Day 4 ai CA:
Aux Regular Inf destroyed and enemy damaged aux artillery -5 me.
Day 4: Sunny (96)
Seized Kaharlyk and Velykopolovets’ke.
Destroyed Yak-9D, Pe-8, 3 Paratrooper’s, Regular Inf, T-34/41, 2 Para’s in plane, and KV-85.
Freidrich Pein awarded Knight’s Cross.


Day 5 ai CA:
T-34/41 ambushed by 1st SE Tiger -1 me -9 them; Para ambushed by +2 Att Tiger -6 them; and aux KV-1A destroyed.
Day 5: Rainy (96)
Backed out of Kiev.
Destroyed T-34/43, Reg Inf, T-34/41, and 45mm AT.
+1 Spot Kradschutzen awarded +1 Initiative 2nd hero.


Day 6 ai CA:
Fighter nicked +6 Def Regular Inf; Bomber nicked 1st SE Tiger; KV-85 seized Kaharluyk hit 2nd SE Tiger -6 them -0 me; 1 Fighter Trap -4 them; T-34/41 hit StuG3B +3 Def guarded by 2 arty’s -2 me; E nemy seized Kiev and hit +6 Def Inf guarded by StuG3B -9 them -1 me.
Day 6: Sunny (98)
Retook Kiev.
Brought out +3 Def Grenadier (96)
Destroyed 2 KV-85’s, Yak-1, 45mm AT, Yak-9D, Hurricane Mk1, 2 T-34/41’s, Regular Inf, T-34/43, and 3 Paratrooper’s.

Day 7 ai CA:
Arty hit aux arty -4 me; SPAAG hit +5 Att Fighter Bomber -2 me; and Bomber nicked +2 Att/+2 Def sIG 38(t)M.
Day 7: Sunny (98)
Retook Kaharlyk, and seized Bila Tserkva, Rokytne, and Ostriv.
Destroyed 45mm AT, 2 Paratrooper’s in a plane, Reg Inf, 2 T-34/41’s, Yak-9D, Pe-8, 2 T-34/43’s, T-70, BA-10, and Pe-2.
Bought 9 reg reps for aux arty.


Day 8 ai CA:
Arty nicked Kradschutzen; Bomber nicked aux arty but hit by AA trap and Fighter
Day 8: Sunny (98)
Seized Uzyn, and airfield near Kozyn so pressuring that city.
Destroyed 76.2mm AT, 4 Regular Inf’s, 76.2mm arty, Yak-1, Pe-8, T-90 SPAAG, and KV-1C.


Day 9 ai CA:
Only attempted attack was an IS-1 tried hitting +2 Def SE Tiger guarded by 2 arty’s -6 them -0 me as they seized North Tip of Kiev.
Day 9: Sunny (98)
Seized Kozyn and airfield near Sepantsi, as we backed out of main Sothern part of Kiev.
Destroyed 45mm AT, 76.2 mm arty, Soviet Para’s, and Para’s in a plane, and 3 T-34/43’s.


Day 10 ai CA:
Fighter trap worked; Fighter nicked 3rd SE Tiger; Seized Kiev and attacked +3 Def Grenaider guarded by 2 arty’s -8 them 8) ; T-34/41 ambushed by 2nd SE Tiger -7 them.
Day 10: Sunny (98)
Retook Northern Kiev and seized Stepantsi and Kaniv.
Destroyed 2 Yak-3’s, 2 Conscript’s, IS-1, Regular Inf, KV-85, T-34/41, and T-70.


Day 11 ai CA:
6th SE Tiger nicked by 152mm SU-152; arty damaged Kradschutzen -2 me; and AA hit +3 Att Fw-190A -2 me.
Day 11: Sunny (100) From here on out
Retook Main Kiev and exited again for another trap. 8)
Destroyed SU-76, 2 Conscript’s, T-34/43, and 2 Regular Inf’s.
Brought out +2 Def StuG3B.


Day 12 ai CA:
2 arty’s nicked Heinz Rondorf; Fighter hit Walter Nowatny -5 me -7 them; but 2 other traps paid off.
Day 12: Cloudy
Retook Main Kiev and exited again for another trap. 8)
Destroyed Yak-3, BA-64, and SU-76.
Brought out other +2 Def StuG3B.


Day 13 ai CA:
IS-1 came in Kiev and hit +2 Def StuG3B guarded by 3 arty’s -1 me; IS-1 ambushed near Kaniv -4 them -0 me; AA hit Otto Kittel -7 me. (Yikes my planes are taking some serious hits)
Day 13: Sunny
Seized Cherkassy.
Destroyed 2 IS-1’s, Reg Inf, SU-76, Conscript, Engineer’s, and 57mm AT.


Day 14 ai CA:
AA hit +5 Att Fighter Bomber -2 me; Engineers entered Kiev Trap -9 them; ISU-152 hit +2 Def StuG3B guarded by 2 StuG’s -7 me -1 them.
Day 14: Sunny
Seized Divychiky and Cornobai, and pressuring Boryspil.
Destroyed SU-85, 122mm arty, and Conscript.


Day 15 ai CA:
AA hit +2 Def Fighter -2 me; 2 artys hit Bruno Sutkus -4 me; 2 3 Star IS-1’s were trying to hit Tigers guarding an area guarded by arty’s -11 them -0 me; 57mm AT hit +3 Def StuG3B guarded by 2 StuG’s -5 them -2 me.
Day 15: Sunny
Seized Zolotonosha, Boryspil, and Main part of Kiev.
Destroyed 2 IS-1’s, 57mm AT, 122mm arty, Conscript, and Katyusha.
+3 Def Grenadier awarded Knight’s Cross.


Day 16 ai CA:
IS-1 hit Tiger -8 them -1 me; Guards hit Tiger in Divychiky -3 me -5 them; 3 ambushes 8) ; arty nicked Freidrich Pein.
Day 16: Sunny
Retreating from Boryspil, and seized Velykyi Khutir and Derabiv.
Destroyed Guards, 2 Conscript’s, 3 Guards in half tracks, and ISU-152.
Bought 2 elite for Kradschutzen.


Day 17 ai CA:
Nebelwerfer nicked by 2 weakened arty’s; Enemy seized Boryspil, and ISU-152 hit aux arty -6 me.
Day 17: Sunny
Seized Orzhytsya and its airfield, as well as Tsybil, Shramkivka, and Shevchenkove.
Destroyed SU-76, 85mm AA, Conscript, T-90 SPAAG, 2 122mm arty’s, and 37mm AA.


Day 18 ai CA:
2 ambushes and aux arty destroyed and SE Tiger nicked by IS-1.
Day 18: Snowy
Seized Velyka, Zhuravka, Lekhnivka, and Zhovtneve, even retook Divychiky as well as retreated again from Boryspil for another trap.
Destroyed IS-1 and 57mm AT.


Day 19 ai CA:
3 ambushes IS-1 seized Boryspil and attacked SE Tiger -6 them; IS-1 tried going in Shevchenkove guarded by +6 Def Inf -8 them -2 me; T-90 SPAAG -8 them.
Day 19: Snowy
Seized Boryspil back.
Destroyed 3 IS-1’s and T-90 SPAAG.


Day 20 ai CA:
+1 Movement SU-122 hit for -9 me by IS-1 and Guards and T-70 hit Josef Allenberger -4 me.
Day 20: Sunny
Seized Priluki and airfield, as well as Semypolky and Rudnya.
Destroyed IS-1, 85mm AA and SU-152.


Day 21 ai CA:
IS-1 Destroyed aux mobil aa; IS-1 hit +1 Range/+1 Att Wurfrahmen -9 me; Seized Lekhnivka; IS-1 ambushed by +3 Att/+1 Range 88 -10 them -1 me; AA hit +5 Att Fighter Bomber -3 me.
Day 21: Sunny
Seized Makivka and pressuring Kobyzhcha.
Destroyed 4 IS-1’s and 37mm AA.


Day 22 ai CA:
1 ambush stopped by artillery; weakened IS-1 hit +1 Initiative Gebirsjaeger guarded by +1 Range StuG3B -1 me; ISU-152 hit 5th SE Tiger -2 me -3 them; and they seized Priluki and its airfield.
Day 22: Cloudy
Seized airfield near Monastyryshche and Mala Divytsya, and Kobyzhcha, and retook Lekhnivka, and Zhurivka and its airfield.
Destroyed IS-1, and M3 Stuart, and Guards.
+1 Initiative 35th Gebirsjaeger awarded Knight’s Cross.



Decisive Victory with 102025 ending Prestige

This battle was nuts dealing with 3 IS-1’s being purchased every single turn towards the end and those T-90 SPAAG’s are just such a pain to deal with, but now I have over 100,000 to make all the needed repairs.
Next Army imported into 1944.
Korsun Pocket will be 1st mission in 1944 with 103025 Prestige to start with.

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