Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

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

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

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by ptje63 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:17 pm

I play FM, with AI level 2, limited dice chess, 1.14 rules and play with 3 or 4 11-strength units to compensate for AI's units throughout the game with 10+ strength.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Flaygor » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:16 am

I like to play Colonel and then tweak the difficulty as I go along. This way I can always ease off a bit on a particularly tricky scenario or pump up the enemy if I'm feeling brave.

Currently I like to give the enemy +1 strength and allow myself a larger core to compensate. This produces some real carnage especially when all the late war Soviet armour is coming at you +1! :shock:

I believe the other bonus of this is that you have more enemy to kill so your experience goes up faster which compensates for the increased enemy strength.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Wavell1940 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 6:39 pm

Hello. I'm relatively new to PC and have a basic question about difficulty levels. I'm currently playing the Grand Campaign '39 on Colonel, but would like to change the difficulty level to General without restarting the whole campaign. Is there a way to do this? I've checked the manual and message boards without success and would be very grateful for any advice. I have PC update 1.25. Apologies if I've missed something obvious. Many thanks.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Longasc » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:33 pm

After you won/lost a scenario, you can change the difficulty on the Victory/Loss screen before advancing to the next scenario.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by Wavell1940 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:59 pm

Many thanks Longasc.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by OldFocker » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:27 pm

Hmmm. I must be doing something wrong or am rubbish at this game considering I play the scenarios as Lieutenant and struggle to capture ALL the nominated objectives. Some are miles away and some are defended with such tenacity no artillery, bombs, rockets or infantry will shift 'em! Maybe I'd do better in a campaign.
When I used to play Steel Panthers I succeeded at most games, yet in Panzer Corps it seems I've a long way to go in order to be remotely good playing as Colonel or Field Marshal. But I think I'll give it a go just to see what happens.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by goose_2 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:01 pm

OldFocker wrote:Hmmm. I must be doing something wrong or am rubbish at this game considering I play the scenarios as Lieutenant and struggle to capture ALL the nominated objectives. Some are miles away and some are defended with such tenacity no artillery, bombs, rockets or infantry will shift 'em! Maybe I'd do better in a campaign.
When I used to play Steel Panthers I succeeded at most games, yet in Panzer Corps it seems I've a long way to go in order to be remotely good playing as Colonel or Field Marshal. But I think I'll give it a go just to see what happens.

I recommend going through the tutorial to make sure you understand the finer aspects that are meant to be employed in this great game.
It covers some of the finer points and can go long to help you understand the intricacies when planning out and applying your strategy.

In other words if you just move and shoot you will lose.
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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by OldFocker » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:23 am

goose_2 wrote:In other words if you just move and shoot you will lose.
Yes, I do better than that but I'll check out the tutorial again. Even so, in the Overlord scenario I see squads of ordinary British infantry knocking out 4 Tigers without loss to themselves. Also, the allied open-topped tanks and SPGs miraculously survive waves of 87G attacks. I thought investing in some dive bombers would be a good tactic...but evidently Panzer Corps allied tanks are in the main impervious to German air attacks. Funny that, not.

I played at Colonel level and didn't notice any difference over Lieutenant. Maybe it's just that me and this game don't hit it off! I wish Steel Panthers could get a 2016 makeover.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by captainjack » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:22 pm

You could try adjusting the Combat Random settings in the Advanced Tab.

The middle setting (Dice chess) allows a variation of +/-2 from the predicted result. This allows reasonable variability while removing the more extreme results - eg 10 strong Polish Infantry all rolling 1% to hit, while your unit rolls a full set of misses.
It reduced my stress levels.

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by dks » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:48 pm

captainjack wrote:You could try adjusting the Combat Random settings in the Advanced Tab.

The middle setting (Dice chess) allows a variation of +/-2 from the predicted result. This allows reasonable variability while removing the more extreme results - eg 10 strong Polish Infantry all rolling 1% to hit, while your unit rolls a full set of misses.
It reduced my stress levels.
stress.... :lol: I have almost thrown my pc and monitor out the window the last couple days playing the GC campaign at FM normal combat Random/Etc. in 1940 :shock: I swear I have had more rugged defense by Dutch infantry that are in clear terrain after being suppressed shelled and in the red and THEN I attack with a Pz IVD at 273 experience and the Dutch casually walk away :roll: anyways sure hope the Russian's don't hear about my lousy luck :shock:

oh well, got my blood pressure back down and started over again and getting at least more prestige :mrgreen:

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Re: Panzer Corps difficulty levels overview

Post by ptje63 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:25 am

Yes the Dutch scenario is one that for strange reasons seems more difficult. As a Dutchman I could ferl proud but it remains frustrating. Also.... never knew we had that much armour in those days :shock:

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