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by ThorHa
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: German WWII war strategy: coulda, shoulda, woulda
Replies: 37
Views: 7914

Re: German WWII war strategy: coulda, shoulda, woulda

Strategy--tactical to strategic--is critical in winning any battle or war. As a couch potato General I got to thinking. Here is my dozen errors in WWII German war strategy? As since latest the American Civil War war results where more or less predicted by economy, there was exactly one German strat...
by ThorHa
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Can Wilhelm Batz's Bf-109K be upgraded?
Replies: 11
Views: 2741

Re: Can Wilhelm Batz's Bf-109K be upgraded?

Usually with my fingers, but there are unusual methods out in the wild ...
by ThorHa
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Need help with the DLC Grand Campaigns
Replies: 64
Views: 12472

Re: Need help with the DLC Grand Campaigns

First of all, here's the product page: http://www.slitherine.com/games/time_of_fury Sounds like either the 100th remake of Axis and Allies. Which is quite boring. Or a remake of Clash of Steel, which was not so bad for game attempting to squeeze grand strategy (Hearts of Iron) into DOS memory (640 ...
by ThorHa
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Can Wilhelm Batz's Bf-109K be upgraded?
Replies: 11
Views: 2741

Re: Can Wilhelm Batz's Bf-109K be upgraded?

They do. Tap on the "information" (about one unit) button in the interface, when the information window opens tap on the empty space below the unit information and the cheat window opens.

Regards,
Thorsten
by ThorHa
Sun May 18, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: dlc 43 prestige losses on "General" difficulty
Replies: 1
Views: 549

dlc 43 prestige losses on "General" difficulty

To complement my detailed post on the losses of Oboyan, I give a short overview on the whole development in dlc 43: Starting prestige before first scenario 43 Kharhkov (no repairs, no upgrades): 56.000 Prestige after upgrades (6 tanks to Tiger, 3 Sturmpanzer to Hummel, 1 Me 109 G to Fw 190 A, 1 Me 1...
by ThorHa
Sat May 17, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: 1943 East unit upgrades
Replies: 24
Views: 4710

Re: 1943 East unit upgrades

I still used between 6 and 8 infantry throughout all 43 scenarios, you just have to be a bit more careful than before. A highly experienced infantry moreover makes a good bait if you have to distract a heavy unit from more valuable assets, it survives 1 or even 2 enemy tank attacks on open terrain a...
by ThorHa
Sat May 17, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: AA units a bunch of questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4663

Re: AA units a bunch of questions.

@Bonesoul: Your calculated numbers match my experience and you actually can deploy 5 to 6 AA. A high number of 43 scenarios provide already some experienced mobile AA, namely Belgorod 3, Yakovlevo 3, Oboyan 2, Prokhorovka 2, Dnjetrepropotovsk 1 (1 that will survive), Kiev 2. Where none is provided t...
by ThorHa
Fri May 16, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: AA units a bunch of questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4663

Re: AA units a bunch of questions.

Okay. My answer is moot without the 1.20 ruleset.

Regards,
Thorsten
by ThorHa
Fri May 16, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Most hated scenarios
Replies: 61
Views: 14226

Re: Most hated scenarios

There's no accounting for taste, eh? No insult intended, but it´s not purely taste. Prokhorovka has several distinctive advantages: 1) The open terrain makes it extremely easy to maintain battlegroup cohesion 2) The scripted masses of tanks make it easy to attack by local defense where you want to ...
by ThorHa
Fri May 16, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: 1943 East unit upgrades
Replies: 24
Views: 4710

Re: 1943 East unit upgrades

In the end I don´t care why. I can only confirm - on average I found Gebirgsjager moire useful than Grenadiers even with a movement hero at the latter - simply because in lots of cases they will be where the action is. Only if I have a map littered with woods and cities or with a vast amount of open...
by ThorHa
Fri May 16, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: AA units a bunch of questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4663

Re: AA units a bunch of questions.

I had the same opinion and I was simply wrong! From end of 42 forward enemy air gets more numerous, more experienced and more advanced (Soviet IL 2 and Yak 3 anyone?). Furthermore it gets complemented with mobile AA, the pesky T 90. So putting your own air forward is more and more risky. Furthermore...
by ThorHa
Fri May 16, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: 1943 East unit upgrades
Replies: 24
Views: 4710

Re: 1943 East unit upgrades

2-8, not 2-10. In a second encounter yesterday I had a 2 - 7, so may be the GebJg was strg 12 instead of 11 the day before, sorry. Otherwise the recent GebJg encounters against T34/43, KV 1 B and even KV 85 confirm my experience - I never had anything below 1 versus 3 in damage relation against the ...
by ThorHa
Fri May 16, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: AA units a bunch of questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 4663

Re: AA units a bunch of questions.

The questions are quite easy to answer: Depending on size you need 1 or 2 AA per battlegroup. They should always protect the most vulnerable units, which are by nature SP artillery. As SP AA are a magnet for enemy tanks and enemy artillery, you have to count on the fact that they get attacked and da...
by ThorHa
Thu May 15, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Grand Campaign West
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Grand Campaign West

Thanks guys, that was really interesting. I can't wait to get my teeth into that. Still on East and have badly embarrassed myself at Prokhorovka. I was methodical for 12 turns, but got hasty :( Cheers :) Haste especially in the last turns for Prokhorovka is the exact recipe for a desaster. Not conv...
by ThorHa
Thu May 15, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: 1943 East unit upgrades
Replies: 24
Views: 4710

Re: 1943 East unit upgrades

I am exactly one dlc ahead, here is my experience: Infantry I still maintain 9 experienced infantry, equally spread between grenadiers, pioniere and gebirgsjager. And I found the much higher mobility of the Gebirgsjager to be more important than its hard attack. To indicate efficiency out of recent ...
by ThorHa
Thu May 15, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Fighter Aircraft stats
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Fighter Aircraft stats

Me 109 E had 2 x 20 mm plus 2 x light MG, air attack 14. Hurricane had 8 x light MG, air attack 15. in any case this is not wide of the mark, an average fighter pilot was naturally more successful with a grapeshot. Proven e.g. by the Me 109 F, where the single 20 mm shot through the propeller shaft ...
by ThorHa
Wed May 14, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Fighter Aircraft stats
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: Fighter Aircraft stats

First figure initiative into the equation, this is, where speed, climb etc. Come into their own. If you shoot second, you die first. Second, at least for fighter to fighter combat and average pilots, more guns with a higher rate of fire but lower calibre were often preferable to less guns with more ...
by ThorHa
Tue May 13, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Most hated scenarios
Replies: 61
Views: 14226

Re: Most hated scenarios

nikivdd wrote:From the official content, I didn't play the Warsaw uprisal scenario for historical and family reasons.
Warsaw is a bit beyond the borderline, I will skip it as well. Its inclusion might have something to do with the lead designer being Russsian?

Ducks, covers and runs,
Thorsten
by ThorHa
Tue May 13, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Most hated scenarios
Replies: 61
Views: 14226

Re: Most hated scenarios

My new most hated - Prokhorovka 43 East. I am just in the middle of the scenario and don´t fully get it :mrgreen: . Turn 13, attack on fort 167 just begun, middle VHs conquered, counterattacks from northeast and far southeast adwarfed, the northwestern pocket liberated, in 2 turns 2 battlegroups ce...
by ThorHa
Tue May 13, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: The case against recon
Replies: 30
Views: 4303

Re: The case against recon

Most of the German recon cars have a movement of 8. Which is enough to move 4 hexes forward, pay one movement point for stopping and then move 3 hexes back. Considering you are advancing with your fighting troops as well this is in most cases enough to bring the recon safe behind your lines. I agre...

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