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by Cerberus51
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Unit upgrades in WW2
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Unit upgrades in WW2

I can't quote sources directly but there have been a number of studies of the causes of casualties in WW2, mostly for US divisions. The main finding was that artillery was the biggest cause of casualties. You can't get much more impersonal that turning dials and feeding shells into an artillery gun....
by Cerberus51
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Advanced difficulties and the air force.
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Advanced difficulties and the air force.

I'm currently in early 45 in my first serious playthrough of GC East and only at my usual field marshal difficulty. At this difficulty I have been able to deal with the Russian aircraft without too much trouble. Largely because I have spent significant prestige on having the best units (currently 4 ...
by Cerberus51
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Unit upgrades in WW2
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Unit upgrades in WW2

Do you reward your best, experienced, units with new equipment or do you assign the newest, most modern, equipment to less experienced, greener units. The experienced units “deserve it” and could go from being a good unit to a great unit if given the most modern equipment. However, the greener unit...
by Cerberus51
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Another tough one. Again, I lost prestige overall between starting Goldap and starting the next scenario (about 1400), despite a decisive victory. The reason is taking replacements during the scenario. I find it difficult to avoid although I try to only do so for moderately damaged units ( seriously...
by Cerberus51
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Unit upgrades in WW2
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Unit upgrades in WW2

The true cost of upgrading a unit depends on what is actually required to be done. The cost of upgrading a complete Russian tank regiment, both in game and in real life, from T34/41's to T34/43's is pretty minimal. Obviously you have to replace all the tanks and some upgrading of the supply chain fo...
by Cerberus51
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Goldap After repairing units, upgrading the last couple of gebirgs to 43 grenadiers and disbanding surplus units, I have 25442pp, a net loss of 1650pp for Budapest 44. My core now consists of 61 ordinary and 7 SE units. 34 slots available for this scenario and one more SE unit to get. I currently h...
by Cerberus51
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Well, that was not pleasant. By the end I had made a breakthrough in the south and captured all the VH's there. I had also eliminated the Soviet units in Budapest. The problem was the north where I did not have enough infantry for the terrain and came up well short. The weather was pretty favourable...
by Cerberus51
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

From the restart things went a little better. The screenshot is the strategic map at the start of my turn 10. I am hoping that the Soviets only have one more wave of armour waiting in the East. If I can finish off what you can see before it hits then I can deal with it. If they have more then it wil...
by Cerberus51
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

I restarted the scenario. I just lost Lent in a FW190G to 3 Soviet fighters. His escorting ME262 took the first one out but he was down to 10 str after getting hit by AA fire and the other two killed him. That rather sucks so, given the situation in the south, I decided to put that one down to exper...
by Cerberus51
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Screenshot of my current problem. I was doing OK in the south as the weather was not frozen and I was slowly eliminating the Soviet units at the crossings. Then it froze and they all piled across the river. I have some light opposition in the north but I will eliminate that pretty quickly. The quest...
by Cerberus51
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: question on strategic map
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: question on strategic map

If you look carefully the cities that count towards victory have gold edges around their circles on the strategic map. As you may have noticed, those same cities have gold borders around their flags in normal view.

Call up the briefing notes and review the victory requirements regularly as you play.
by Cerberus51
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Yes, that mirrors my experience. I am at turn 10, halfway through, and the Soviets who moved into the eastern part of Budapest have been taken out by a combination of artillery and pioniere. In the north the Soviet armour is all gone and I am about to advance there and in Budapest. The problem is th...
by Cerberus51
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Budapest 44 After restoring OS, I had 31414pp. That seems to be good. The ME262 is available for a fairly pricey 713pp and I decided to take a gamble and upgrade Barkhorn from a ME109K and the other three historical aces from FW190D9's all to 262's. I am hoping that will keep my air force competiti...
by Cerberus51
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Finally got back to playing this again. So, Return to Kishinev. Started with 29121pp. The only viable strategy here that I could get anywhere with was to abandon the victory objectives nearest the Soviets and throw everything at the Romanians to clear the entire SW corner of the map. That went OK, l...
by Cerberus51
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Thanks. I had started to think about crushing the Romanians then turning back against the Russians. Will give it a go and see how it works out.
by Cerberus51
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

I have made several attempts at Return to Kishinev and abandoned them within a few turns. Either I am doing something fundamentally wrong or I have misread the scenario. I suspect I need a radical strategy here to get a DV. I will have to think about that or whether to aim to crush the Romanians, co...
by Cerberus51
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Well, I had to pause most of my computer gaming for a while for personal reasons. Unfortunately that has meant nothing to add to this thread for several weeks. I have now been able to resume and have just completed Warsaw. It was actually slightly tricky as I had pretty much forgotten what was going...
by Cerberus51
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: BABY UPDATE
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: BABY UPDATE

Congratulations to both of you.
by Cerberus51
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

You will probably be annoyed at me for suggesting it, but perhaps if prestige is a concern it is time to consider if the decisive victory is worth that prestige? Quite a few missions the normal victory is just as good anyway! Personally, I think the 1945 decisive are more fun and flexible than the ...
by Cerberus51
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : AAR's
Topic: GC Barbarossa to Berlin
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: GC Barbarossa to Berlin

Once you get to 3 or 4*, the +2 HA experience bonus starts to give AT an edge. For me, the biggest risk to Elefants is multiple infantry attacks stripping ammo. Maintaining artillery backing will make for a very tough unit. Do you have a particular arty backup or just whatever is nearby? I have qui...

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