Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 2:09 am

Hey I am sorry for late response. I have had a busy last couple of days. I thought I had a saved replay but all I had was my end of scenario save. I did win with a decisive victory. I am going to replay the scenario and try to give a day by day play through.

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 2:45 am

Deployment:

South by Clochimont
2 SE Panther G
3 SE Tiger II
3 Grenadiers
1 15 cm towed
1 17 cm towed
1 Hummel
1 StuH 42
1 12.8 cm FlaK
1 Ostwind

West by Tillet
1 43 Infantry
1 Panther G
1 Jagdpanther
1 Wespe
1 StuG IV
1 Wirbelwind

Northwest by Sprimont
1 43 Infantry
1 Jagdpanther
1 Wespe

North by Givry
1 Pioniere
I Panzer IVJ
1 Wespe

Northeast by Noville
1 Pioniere
1 Panzer IVJ
1 Wespe

Southeast by Bras
2 Conscripts
1 StuG IV
1 10.5 cm towed

AIR
1 Bf 109K
2 Me 262A
1 SE Bf109G
1 Do 335A
2 Me 410A

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 3:25 am

Day 1

My move
South group moved to take Sibret and Remonfosse
Maze contact with lead elements of Patton’s army.

West group moved to establish defensive line in forest south of Tillet.

All other areas moved under cover of artillery to siege Bastogne.

Allied move

Large air element attacks units near Sibret

Day 2

My move
Attacked 101st airborne at Wardin
Used 2 V1 to destroy artillery at Wardin

Attacked air units with both AA guns and two Me 109s and Do 335
Destroyed two Mustangs and damaged A 26 Invader
Continued attack on Patton. Destroyed two infantry and 2 tanks, one force surrender.

All other areas moved on Bastogne.

Allied move
A26 attack artillery and is destroyed by anti air unit.
Rest of allied air retreats
Patton reinforces damaged units

Will continue in morning.

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 10:08 am

Day 3

My move

Attacked Wardin with south east group
Moved into victory hex. Appears to be only 1 defending unit left in town.

Continued attacking Patton’s army in south. Airfield in sight. Must take soon majority of my air group is here for defense and can not make it back to airfield I control.

Expanded defensive line in forest south of Tillet. Rushing Jagdpanther down from Sprimont to help and going defensive at Sprimont with remaining units.

Two northern groups preparing to assault defensive line near Longchamps

Allied move

Remaining defender at Wardin left entrenchment to attack StuG IV no damage.

Day 4

Completed taking Wardin.

Took first airfield in south. Armor and air will continue assault on Patton’s army. Infantry, artillery and AA gathering near Villeroux to resupply and ready for assault on Bastogne.

Defensive line south of Tillet continues entrenchment. Can see lead units of Patton’s army coming up.

Began bombardment of line near Longchamps. Rudel and his fighter escort bombed line.

Allied move

Patton began assault on defensive line south of Tillet. Severe damage to Wirbelwind. Moderate to StuG IV.

Patton attacked southern group minimal damage to units. Fresh air group moved in.

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 10:41 am

Day 5

My move

Resupply Group at Wardin

Continued attack on Patton in south. Was able to force surrender of two units. Destroyed several ground units and air group.

Line south of Tillet forced to give ground. Punched Patton in nose and then withdraw just out of visual range. May loose Wirbelwind.

Northern group continues attack on line by Longchamps.

Allied move

Patton moves forward but does not attack.

Day 6

My move

Southern group smashes Patton’s assault towards Sibret and Bastogne.

Defensive line at Tillet punches Patton in nose and maintains line. Able to withdraw Wirbelwind and reinforce StuG IV.

Northern group able to clear line east of Longchamps and begin assault on Longchamps.

Wardin group moves into position to attack line south of Bastogne.

No sign yet of McAuliffe.

Allied move

Patton again moves forward with out attacking.

Line southeast of Bastogne, 3 inch antitank gun moves out of entrenchment to attack Conscripts. Another 101st airborne unit moves into line.

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 11:10 am

Day 7

My move

Patton units in south mostly destroyed. Remaining two airfields in sight. Again going to try regroup and resupply infantry and artillery at Sibret for attack on Bastogne.

Defensive line at Tillet holding.

Northern group took Longchamps.

Allied move

Patton moves up towards Tillet. No movement elsewhere.

Turn 8

My turn

Southern group
Resupply Infantry and artillery at Sibret.
One Panther and two Tiger II push on airfield while one Panther and one Tiger II move to hit Patton in rear south of Tillet

Defensive line at Tillet destroys several ground units and redeploys to maintain line against Patton assault.

Redeploy northern groups to get ready for assault on Champs and line east of Champs.

Southeast group bombards airborne in line south of Bastogne.

Allied move

Patton moves up does not attack.

GOING TO TAKE BREAK DRINK COFFEE AND WATCH RAIN

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 12:17 pm

Turn 9

My move

Southeast group destroys airborne in line south of Bastogne

North group moves south under artillery cover. Rudel and fighter moved to airfield. Still no sign of McAuliffe.

South group, infantry and artillery forming up for attack on Chenogne

Tanks have taken one of Patton’s remaining air fields pretty strong enemy armor around remaining air field. Feel confident I can destroy with three remaining tanks in area and air group.

West group working to finish off Patton assault on Tillet before turning in on Bastogne.

At this point my damage has been pretty minimal. I did reinforce my StuG IV at Tillet.

Allied move

New air group arrives minimal damage to my forces.
Patton trying to work around my line at Tillet.

Turn 10

My move

Southeast group destroys infantry unit in line southwest of Wardin

South group infantry takes Chenogne.
Tanks destroy one Jackson and recon by airfield.
Air destroys two B 25s and one P 47D

Tillet group destroys two infantry units and maintains line

North group destroys one 3 inch anti tank gun north east of Bastogne with help from Rudel.

Allied move

Southeast of Bastogne attacks Conscripts moderate damage

South by airfields, attacks severe damage to SE Panther G. Tiger IIs not attacked.

Tillet moves to try to get around line.

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 12:39 pm

Turn 11

My move

Southeast group retreats into Wardin

South group infantry prepares to attack Senonchamps

Airfield reinforce damaged Panther G with elite replacements and resupply both Tiger IIs. Air group destroys remaining allied aircraft. Will take damage from 90mm AA at airfield.

Tillet trying to finish off last of Patton’s attack. Destroyed artillery and one more infantry unit.

North group stands pat. No sign of McAuliffe.

Allied move

Patton only attacks at airfield, severely damages Panther G again. I am going to have to reinforce. Started scenario with just under 19000 prestige now at 17768. Playing at Field Marshal level.

Turn 12

My move

South group

Finally destroyed that damn Jackson at airfield. Patton reduced to 1 Jackson, 1 Sherman, 2 HMC M8, and 90mm AA gun at airfield.

Tillet Patton down too single infantry unit.

All other groups preparing for final push into Bastogne.

Allied move

Single attack from 101st unit northeast of Bastogne.

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 1:00 pm

Turn 13

My move

North group destroys 101st airborne unit

Reinforced and resupply southeast group

South group moves on Senonchamps does not attack
Panther moves to join group at Senonchamps, Tiger IIs continue destroying remaining Patton forces at air field. Air group resupply sat airfield.

Tillet group destroys remaining infantry and prepares to move into command post area.

Allied move

Another air group arrives minimal damage

Turn 14

My move

Attacked and destroyed allied aircraft over Tillet ignored aircraft over southern airfield.

All groups closing on Bastogne.

Allied turn.

Nothing visible

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 1:19 pm

Turn 15

My move

General attack on Bastogne

Allied move nothing

Turn 16

My move

General attack on Bastogne

Allied move

Counter attacks around Bastogne minimal damage.

Turn 17

My move

located McAuliffe, attacked with Rudel down to 6 strength
Southern units entering Bastogne.

Allied move

Nothing

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Turn 18

My move

Destroyed McAuliffe, continued move on Bastogne.
Preparing remaining V weapons to destroy AA guns in and around Bastogne

Allied turn

Nothing

Turn 19

My move

Attacked and destroyed AA gun and artillery in Bastogne. Continued assault

Allied move

Counter attacked minimal damage

Turn 20

My move

finally took remaining allied airfield in southwest.
Continued attack on Bastogne.

Allied move

Counter attacks minimum damage

Turn 21

My turn

Continued attack on Bastogne and command post

Allied turn

Counter attacks in Bastogne, my units inflict damage on attackers.

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 2:12 pm

Turn 22

My move

Attack in Bastogne, allies down to two remaining units in Bastogne.

Command Post and Hemroulle about to fall.

Allied turn

No move.

Turn 23

My turn

All remaining victory hexes taken for decisive victory.

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by GiveWarAchance » Sat May 11, 2019 4:14 pm

You actually did set up battlegroups all around Bastogne. I only had units in northwest, west and south. It seems you have more ground units and I have more airplanes. I can't adjust it either cause I put down all my land units even weak garbage units like a KV-2 gift from Russia and a Panther that somehow always gets jacked right away and retreats out of battle with like 2 or 3 hitpoints left to sit it out on the sidelines. I think it is weak cause its leaders that don't give useful bonuses.
Most probably your ground unit preponderance gives you a big advantage in this. I tended to focus a lot on airforce cause I don't like my units getting bombed by the deadly Intruders for like 6 points of damage on average.

You have very strong Southeast units like 5 high power tanks. For SE, I only have 1 normal Tiger and 3 or 4 infantry.
Do you overstrength your units?
I only had 2 infantry units overstrengthed to 13 and everything else just at 10.

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Re: Monstrous McAuliffe at Bastogne

Post by Buffalohump » Sat May 11, 2019 6:38 pm

I only keep tanks when I get SE units. I do over strength my SE units to 12 and all of my artillery to 12. I count the StuG IVs as artillery. I will admit to two cheats in that play through. At the selection scenario starting 42/43 west the small core that you are allowed to bring forward caused me great pain. My solution was to use the all eqp cheat and cherry pick which tanks would be SE. I only brought the max of 4 but I made both of the gifted hero tanks from earlier SE and brought the 2 best of my other SE tanks. My other cheat was at the start of the 44 campaign to reload the opening scenario and till I got that fifth SE tank. I knew that once the SE Me 109 came I had no chance to receive.

I am now playing through both 42 east and 42/43 west on Rommel with out using this cheat and do not really believe there is a difference for me. Unit experience is a much bigger factor. Each unit type gets a different boost based on experience in combat. For example the antitank class gets double the attack bonus for each level of experience. A 3 star unit gets +6 on attack. Much bigger deal in my opinion. Also why I like StuG IV and StuH 42 so much, I can level him experience wise fast as artillery then exploit bonus when using as antitank. Cheaper than tanks and have dual role.

Also I have learned on my own and from others, you really can’t bring enough artillery. I bring a small Air Force because I have found that is all I need and a large Air Force cripples my ground game. I generall y sale all the gifted captured equipment and by something with it more usefull

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