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by econ21
Sun May 03, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?
Replies: 234
Views: 13623

Re: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?

With Panzer Corps 2 I can't get past the graphics, Apologies for repeating what I posted a page back, but have you checked this thread about sharpening up the graphics: viewtopic.php?f=464&t=97713 I am not sure what you don't like about the graphics - for me, it was a combination of things seeming ...
by econ21
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Please let Panzer Corps 2 live up to the untapped potential of the Grand Campaign
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: Please let Panzer Corps 2 live up to the untapped potential of the Grand Campaign

...The Grand Campaign was the first example of this type of game where your briefing officer took on a more human character, rather than just a generic, faceless general, Field Marshall Haberman had a distinctive character and was quite a likable fellow. ... Nice post, Monkspider. I've played the G...
by econ21
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?
Replies: 234
Views: 13623

Re: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?

I tried, but there is still this problem of uninformative 3D, so I prefer the 2D counters, which tells the function of the unit (reco, tact bomb, etc). And the terrain is still not enough contrasted. Good 2D map with counters is still needed for this game, if 3D is still failling. If I had particip...
by econ21
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: The slot system
Replies: 16
Views: 827

Re: The slot system

It's a good system, but could use some tweaking. The example given in another thread of a T-34/40 compared to a T-34/41 comes to mind, as one where the extra core slot doesn't seem warranted - either in gameplay or history. I don't think it is a problem for minor upgrades not to cost an extra slot. ...
by econ21
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Barbarossa Campaign
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: Barbarossa Campaign

The massive siege gun Karl something or other) you can first buy in the Barbarossa Central scenario is great in the Moscow map. It really shines against heavy tanks and against heavily entrenched infantry - which to be honest, are the two major challenges in PzC2, at least in the East. I am starting...
by econ21
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Barbarossa Campaign
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: Barbarossa Campaign

The trick to Moscow is go heavy on infantry. The key is the city itself - you want a lot of infantry backed always by artillery to work methodologically through the urban areas, strongpoint by strongpoint. Engineers are your cutting edge but regulars are absolutely fine to bulk out your numbers if b...
by econ21
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Are attack values high enough?
Replies: 23
Views: 649

Re: Are attack values high enough?

In terms of ground combat, I like the lethality being a bit low - although I am playing on the balanced setting, not Generalissimus (when your units get an accuracy debuff?). I found earlier PG type games got a little annoying in that one causal error could wipe out your precious veteran unit, parti...
by econ21
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Infantry close defence
Replies: 34
Views: 1215

Re: Infantry close defence

Historically we saw such troops doing their work in places like Monte Cassino (German paratroops) or Stalingrad (Soviet assault/submachinegun teams.) The original Panzer corps represented this: paras were great at fighting infantry due to high initiative and Soviet SMG teams were a nightmare to han...
by econ21
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Infantry close defence
Replies: 34
Views: 1215

Re: Infantry close defence

I agree with Horseman. I think you could remove the engineers higher CD and things would be better balanced. From a historical perspective, I don't see why combat engineers should be particularly good at defending - their flamethrowers and high explosives are more to neutralize enemy defenses (negat...
by econ21
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?
Replies: 234
Views: 13623

Re: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?

There is an interesting set of videos on YouTube by an engineer with a photographic memory playing the GC and he virtually never loses a single point. Who is this? Id' love to see that. I have a very good memory and played the DLCs numerously, but still in some scenarios I forget and they jump at m...
by econ21
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Half-tracks or Trucks?
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: Half-tracks or Trucks?

In most earlier PG type games. half-tracks were almost essential in Russia due the mud and snow. (I suspect the same was true about the North African desert). I am thinking especially of Moscow 1941 type scenarios. However, in PzC2, I have got past Stalingrad without using half tracks and not really...
by econ21
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Any tips for using StuG/Marder type units?
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Re: Any tips for using StuG/Marder type units?

I am not sure how PC2 is in the endgame scenarios, but in the PC GC from 1943 onwards, Soviet armour could wreck PzIVs. The AT support ability might allow them to be used for longer. Kursk would be where I would imagine SPAT might shine. So far - up to Stalingrad - I haven't been too threatened by S...
by econ21
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Room for improvement
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: Room for improvement

Of course, there's also a ridiculous hero that allows you to do the same thing on any ground unit, but heroes are broken in general unfortunately. I got one of those heroes, but I am struggling to find a use for him. The thing is tanks are uniquely placed to overrun. They prefer clear terrain, have...
by econ21
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: The T-60 - Light Tank No More?
Replies: 34
Views: 1664

Re: The T-60 - Light Tank No More?

Strategic bombers are not affected by remaining movement. Only fighters and tac bombers. Great - that makes sense from a realism perspective. I am fielding one strategic bomber. I am not sure if is actually worth it - it doesn't seem that good at suppressing, In old PG type games against the toughe...
by econ21
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?
Replies: 234
Views: 13623

Re: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?

You really have to be more careful with your units in this installment, I feel. ... I had foolishly believed that the good times would keep rolling, so I had used elite reinforcements the way... I am going Russia rather than North Africa - only up to Sevastopol. I wonder how much prestige I need to...
by econ21
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: The T-60 - Light Tank No More?
Replies: 34
Views: 1664

Re: The T-60 - Light Tank No More?

But i never knew about the accuracy bonus. Assume it's the same for tactical and strategic bombers as well? Yes it is. Try a long range attack with TB against heavily entrenched infantry. 0% accuracy. Does cut entrenchment though. What the heck. That is very counter-intuitive for a long time player...
by econ21
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?
Replies: 234
Views: 13623

Re: What do Panzer Corps veterans feel about PzC2?

Infantry -- entrenchment is king, and engineers not only ignore it but have a fantastic close defence. You make a lot of good points. I agree with you about engineers. Ignore entrenchment is fine and really strong now that you can't reduce base entrenchment. Making them inferior to other infantry i...
by econ21
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: What kind of artillery to bring?
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: What kind of artillery to bring?

As soon as they became available I added 2 Rocket Wagons. How are you finding their vulnerability against air units? I loved them in PzC but boy did they get hammered by the enemy airforce. Towed artillery seems much more resilient to air attack than mobile artillery. And given you can often move a...
by econ21
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Confused & Struggeling
Replies: 26
Views: 1811

Re: Confused & Struggeling

Are AT units worth keeping around and if so, how to use them? I'm not much further than you with the game, but it seems AT units are great - I don't know how I could have made a bridgehead in north Kiev without them. I parked an AT behind my tanks, which frankly are not a match for T-34 and KV2, Th...
by econ21
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Destroying the Brest Fortress
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: Destroying the Brest Fortress

I didn't purchase Karl. To answer my original question, I think the key thing is not whether or not you bother with the Brest fortress - it's whether you purchase Karl Gustav (not sure if it is available to buy after this scenario, I presume not). At first I was very put off by the price tag and 7 ...

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