Hardest DLC?

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Hardest DLC?

Kriegsmarine
5
14%
Blitzkrieg
7
20%
Winter War
16
46%
Rising Sun
0
No votes
U.S Pacific
0
No votes
U.S Marines
3
9%
Morning Sun
4
11%
 
Total votes: 35

best75
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Hardest DLC?

Post by best75 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:58 am

I am wondering for those of you that played most of the dlc what the hardest one is?

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by GiveWarAchance » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:36 am

I don't have winter war or Kreigsmarine yet but those might be harder than what I voted for cause I dunno yet cause i haven't play them yet.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by Andy2012 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:52 am

Still havent played them all. Difficulty seems even until now. Might come back to this. But I liked Blitzkrieg easily the best.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by kondi754 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:47 am

I played all and the hardest is Winter War anyway
Especially 2 scenarios from 1944
I vote for Winter War

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by Andy2012 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:30 pm

kondi754 wrote:I played all and the hardest is Winter War anyway
Especially 2 scenarios from 1944
I vote for Winter War
Okay, it is settled then. Nobody can argue with the man who plays on the highest difficulty just for the pain of it. Show's over, move on. Nothing to see here. :mrgreen:

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by kondi754 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:37 pm

Andy2012 wrote:
kondi754 wrote:I played all and the hardest is Winter War anyway
Especially 2 scenarios from 1944
I vote for Winter War
Okay, it is settled then. Nobody can argue with the man who plays on the highest difficulty just for the pain of it. Show's over, move on. Nothing to see here. :mrgreen:
No, no...
I'm curious what other people think, so you have to vote! :)

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by bru888 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:58 pm

kondi, I play on wimpy middle difficulty. :( But I figure that evens the playing field anyway, so I will opine that Morning Sun was the most difficult in my experience.
- Bru

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by kondi754 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:15 pm

Morning Sun is a campaign where I participated in Beta tests for the first time.
I remember it seemed to me incredibly difficult at that time.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by GiveWarAchance » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:56 pm

bru888 wrote:kondi, I play on wimpy middle difficulty. :( But I figure that evens the playing field anyway, so I will opine that Morning Sun was the most difficult in my experience.
hey now, you are making some of us other wimps feel wimpy too. There is nothing wimpy about the default middle setting (I hope not anyways) :cry:
Wimpy is setting it to easiest which probably means the enemy always splits in half and has their own civil war while the human eats pretzels and watches the fight.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by bru888 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:09 pm

GiveWarAchance wrote:Wimpy is setting it to easiest which probably means the enemy always splits in half and has their own civil war while the human eats pretzels and watches the fight.
What I think happens is that starting enemy unit strengths (unless overridden in scenario design) are dialed back to 6 on easy, 8 on the next level, 10 in the middle, then 12, then 14 for the masochists among us. Some scenarios are designed with a trigger to look at the difficulty setting and do certain things accordingly. Anything else that I missed regarding the difficulty setting? Please post if so.
- Bru

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by Kerensky » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:42 pm

I don't know about hard, but I found US Marines to be extremely frustrating. That first scenario is hugely tedious with so many non-combat, non-core units to juggle around, and then the second scenario just slaps you in the face with campaign ending defeat if you don't know the enemy advance routes in advance and make a mistake in deploying your defensive perimeter wrong. That's a kind of hard, but not one I personally like, I never actually finished that campaign.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by Andy2012 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:43 pm

Kerensky wrote:I don't know about hard, but I found US Marines to be extremely frustrating. That first scenario is hugely tedious with so many non-combat, non-core units to juggle around, and then the second scenario just slaps you in the face with campaign ending defeat if you don't know the enemy advance routes in advance and make a mistake in deploying your defensive perimeter wrong. That's a kind of hard, but not one I personally like, I never actually finished that campaign.
Exactly my experience. Dont want these endless missions, anything above 35 turns is mostly boring. But with my excessive saving, I managed to survive Guadalcanal in the first try. Good to have you around here, Kerensky. :D

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by GiveWarAchance » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:49 pm

Kerensky, I'm the other one who voted for US Marines as hardest. I think it is a good campaign, just hard in many ways. I am notorious for having supply problems. I really like the Pacific War so I like to play any game I can about it and I like books and documentaries about it. It was a lovely war.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by carth » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:05 pm

I have played and completed all except U.S. Pacific (since that was my first) on hardest setting. I think U.S. Marines was the hardest, but Blitzkrieg is a close 2nd. Had to restart campaigns multiple times. My favorite has been winter war.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by best75 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:46 pm

As of now I am going with the Winter War as the hardest. Until the last few scenarios I was unable to purchase tanks which meant I had to rely on capture equipment. The soviets had tanks like KVs which are better than anything the Fins can get that I had a lot of trouble destroying.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by WarHomer » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:51 pm

I´ve played them all on the hardest diff (and never on any lower diff) and I would say Winter War was the hardest one.

I must add that Guadalcanal in the Marines was hard (but very fun).

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by pkager » Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:46 pm

Winter War for sure. The Soviets have tons of tanks and you need to know the enemies lines of advance to have any shot at all. I'm on third scenario and making slow progress.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by BSvennis » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:28 pm

I have only played a few campaigns so far but Winter War is certainly challenging. Often you are short on Resource Points too, and then the tanks appear, oops!
I have learnt the hard way that you really need to back up your poor infantry with a few AT-guns, it is worth it.
Great campaign though :)

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by terminator » Wed May 01, 2019 7:55 am

I don’t see Endsieg that for me is very difficult without imported Core.

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Re: Hardest DLC?

Post by cutydt02 » Wed May 01, 2019 9:41 am

1st: winter war. No doubt with poor rps and equipment. Defending many points before waves after waves soviet tanks
2nd: US marines. Endless jungle, ambushed everywhere by enemy snipers, mines and bombers. Maybe its not that hard but moving step by step in deep jungle for hours really makes me sick
Blitzkrieg or panzerkrieg really has its challenge at some first scenarios while kriegmarine is harder naval battles than any at pacific war

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