AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1945 - Operation Feuerkartoffel

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 108332

Hero:

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A new pilot for II./JG 62 can extend the usefulness of the Bf 109K fighters, slowly becoming obsolete otherwise.

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - **** - Burcher, First Strike
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer

Tank

PzAbt 401 - Panther II - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - Panther II - ***** - Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - **** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius

Recon

AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run

Anti-Tank

Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Wespe - **** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - **** - Skilled Support

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - ****
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer

Fighter

I./JG 61 - Ta 152H - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Ta 152H - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Ta 152H - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Ta 152H - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - **
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - ** - Fast Learner

Tactical Bomber

II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
III./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - *** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Survivor

Armored Train

Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Reserve

Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43
PzAbt 412 - Panzer IVJ - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots
I./JG 62 - Bf 109K - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - Bf 109K - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
III./JG 62 - Bf 109K - ** - Survivor
IV./JG 62 - Bf 109K - ** - Survivor
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - *** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
I./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor
I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***

Highlights

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First objective for my army is straightforward. Scout my flanks and make sure they are clear of any enemies. This should not be that complicated, since the discovered forces are not numerous.

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Second point - clear out as many enemy planes as possible and get some awards in the process.

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Pioneers take a heavy beating despite artillery support. At least they got a medal out of it.

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A small force moves up north to secure airfields.

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Another small group passes through the center.

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The main attack, including two armored trains, is from the south.

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Units that were used less often also have a chance to shine.

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Approach towards Minsk is very difficult. I need infantry to get through defenses, but said infantry is decimated by artillery on approach and enemy tanks make it difficult to set up a proper frontline.

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Camouflaged Shock Tactics artillery? Now that's just nasty and explains a lot! I suspected as much from the first instance in which my Maus units got hit by something and suddenly could not move the next turn, but it's a really difficult setup, it can easily cause the player to lose units if not carful.

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Surrounding Minsk fully is arguably the most reasonable way to try and capture it.

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Interesting finding in the city itself.

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Minsk captured...

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...and a special pilot joins the force.

Summary:

Equipment Captured:

SMG Inf - 1 (up to 2)
OT-34-85 - 63 (up to 69)
T-44 - 44 (up to 91)
T-44/100 - 69 (up to 95)
IS-3 - 71 (up to 104)
SU-85 - 1 (up to 10)
ISU-122 - 29 (up to 34)
100mm M1943 - 42 (up to 48)
SU-100 - 131 (up to 131)
203mm M1931 - 8 (up to 97)
122mm M1939 - 4 (up to 40)
152mm M1938 - 9 (up to 31)
ISU-152 - 21 (up to 26)
37mm M1939 - 4 (up to 21)
85mm M1939 - 6 (up to 30)
Il-2M3 - 79 (up to 79)
Il-10 - 95 (up to 95)

Final Prestige: 109909 (up 1577)
CP gained: None (0)

Overall:

Things escalated quickly, that's for sure, and I am not only talking about the wild plan the Germans thought of, but also the mission itself. It started off pretty easy and straightforward, just got though the open fields make sure to stay in formation and capture the airfields one by one. Then, if the situation allows for it, capture Minsk... except it is defended by a truly nasty setup, probably one of the most sneaky and borderline unfair defenses the AI had at it's disposal so far. If I did not notice my units suddenly getting stuck in place quickly enough and did not employ absurd countermeasures by aligning intense support fire, I could have easily lost a few. With two Shock Tactics 203mm guns that cannot be easily seen and targeted, once can extend the frontline too far east and fall right into that trap. It also helped that these guns targeted the Maus tank first, which was then able to withstand any other attacks and not attempt to retreat. That said, the city can be captured more easily by taking the time to encircle it. Sure, there are dozens of powerful tanks in the area, but they cannot hold forever, once even such powerful defenses as those in Minsk are surrounded, dismantling them is just a matter of time. Plus, this objective is optional so it so it does not feel like a huge must. It's probably one of the more difficult elite objectives so far aside from maybe Case Orange and Lublin.

A final thought. Dropping the payload near Smolensk and not directly on the city felt strange at first, as it trying to justify the move, but then it occurred to me it also was aimed at leaving a solid amount of survivors to tell the tale. So after some thought, this makes sense. The additional aftermath however... well at least the next mission does explains it was probably not pure coincidence.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

Post by Kerensky »

I found to make the Axis Operations Alternate History more interesting, it actually had to have two alternate realities. The alternate reality that the world is told, and the real truth behind these history changing events that is explored through the gameplay.

In this alternate history, everyone will think the fighting on the Eastern Front ended because the Americans dropped an abomb on Stalin, who being their ally at the time, may have known his location. As for what really happened, the player discovers the truth through the gameplay of Munich/Fiery Potato/Reichstag.

It puts a smile on my face how many people were concerned with the coincidence around the abomb, only for the next scenario to immediately allay their fears.

All according to plan. :)
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1945 - Reichstag

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 107876

Hero:

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Good hero for I./JG 62, as the Ta 152H it upgrades into have 16 movement, adding some serious initiative bonus against most other fighters.

New Equipment Provided:

I./JG 61 - Do 335A
II./JG 61 - Do 335A
III./JG 61 - Do 335A
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A
I./JG 62 - Ta 152H
II./JG 62 - Ta 152H
III./JG 62 - He 162A
IV./JG 62 - He 162A

Time to do a major rearmament operation in anticipation of the fighting against Western Allies.

Starting Army Composition:

Tank

PzAbt 402 - Panther II - ***** - Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 512 - Maus - **** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius

Reserve

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer
PzAbt 401 - Panther II - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - Panzer IVJ - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Wespe - **** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots
FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - ****
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer
I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
I./JG 62 - Ta 152H - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - Ta 152H - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
III./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - ** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - ** - Fast Learner, Beathe Ushe
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - *** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn
II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
I./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
III./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor
I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***

Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Highlights

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I've chosen Provocator tank escorts as probably the only reliable way to prevent issues. Still I hope they will not get attacked when stationed in close terrain.

Summary:

Equipment Captured:

None

Final Prestige: 107876 (no change)
CP gained: None (0)

Overall:

A story scenario that explains a lot about the events that unfold behind the scenes can be a nice break of pace form all the fighting, especially on fictional routes where context is desperately needed. It all falls into place well allows to understand the next steps as well as the political tensions between countries. Granted, Germany does not have much time seeing how in 1950 the US already had 300 payloads similar to the one that just got taken over and reused...
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

Post by DefiantXYX »

Kerensky wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 8:20 pm In this alternate history, everyone will think the fighting on the Eastern Front ended because the Americans dropped an abomb on Stalin, who being their ally at the time, may have known his location.
Why? Germany is the nemesis for russia and the western allies and the war is not going so well for the allies. Why should the americans attack russia, after years and millions of dollars support while germany is getting the upperhand.
Why do the russians think the bomb came from amercia? Because there were some us bombers between a whole germany army? Thats a really strange story.
I dont see why they didnt make it just the traditional way. Only 2-3 more scenarios, take kiew back, finally take leningrad and a huge fight for moscow.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1945 - Zahidan

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 108226

Hero:

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Adding the hero to FlaK Abt 274, which should scare off most planes.

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault

Tank

PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 512 - Maus - **** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius

Recon

AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run

Anti-Tank

Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Wespe - **** - Skilled Support

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support

Fighter

III./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - ** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - ** - Fast Learner
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - *** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn

Tactical Bomber

II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
III./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor

Strategic Bomber

I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor

Reserve

Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer
PzAbt 401 - Panther II - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - Panther II - ***** - Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - Panzer IVJ - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 511 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots
FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer
I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
I./JG 62 - Ta 152H - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - Ta 152H - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
I./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***
Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Highlights

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I allow more of my regular units sit this one out. Time for the reserves to shine more.

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Paratroopers and mountain infantry discover a hidden stockpile.

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British tanks are nothing compared to Soviet ones, so my planes have a much easier time with them.

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Even towed artillery gets to deal some damage.

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If any elite units appear, Panzerjäger Abt 202 is there to deal with them.

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New He 162A fighters give even the less experienced pilots a chance to earn ace status.

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Another hidden stockpile discovered in the desert.

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British air forces in the area are getting absolutely destroyed.

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Karachi is overwhelmed by paratroopers with air support.

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And falls rather quickly, but not without losses on the side of the paratroopers.

Summary:

Equipment Captured:

Sherman Firefly - 3 (up to 54)
M7 Priest - 68 (up to 68)
Firefly Tulip - 54 (up to 54)
76mm Land Mattress - 61 (up to 61)

Final Prestige: 113246 (up to 5020)
CP gained: None (0)

Overall:

Fighting in the desert again after all this time felt refreshing and certainly... easier? Especially after the pervious few missions the level of British resistance was not as high as that of the Soviets. However, I have a strange feeling that was directly tied to the terrain here. It offered basically no protection and all enemy units were constantly exposed to various forms of attack. I doubt it will be as easy in the next missions once the resistance stiffens, and the flat desert is replaced by more rugged terrain, such as mountains, jungle and hills.
DefiantXYX wrote: Tue Jun 27, 2023 8:39 pm
Kerensky wrote: Mon Jun 26, 2023 8:20 pm In this alternate history, everyone will think the fighting on the Eastern Front ended because the Americans dropped an abomb on Stalin, who being their ally at the time, may have known his location.
Why? Germany is the nemesis for russia and the western allies and the war is not going so well for the allies. Why should the americans attack russia, after years and millions of dollars support while germany is getting the upperhand.
Why do the russians think the bomb came from amercia? Because there were some us bombers between a whole germany army? Thats a really strange story.
I dont see why they didnt make it just the traditional way. Only 2-3 more scenarios, take kiew back, finally take leningrad and a huge fight for moscow.
Both options are pure fantasy and speculative, so I think I prefer the approach that leaves the fiction factor to unpredictability of human behavior and misjudging things, than improbability of a quick military victory and the viability of factual assets. One thing to consider is that in this route, there is no Teheran conference and as the game states, the relationship between the USSR and the West is much worse, since there was no second front in France. At the same time, Soviet production output and mobilization level remained very high, so there would be no quick victory you suggest, just a slow war of attrition that Germany could maybe win, but the USA and their new weapons do not give the time to consider that. Even from the perspective of the USSR, they could be well aware of the whole thing being a provocation and false flag, but still opt to make peace knowing that this new tech flips the balance of power. It would make some degree of sense to short-term lose some territory and instead, rebuild assets, quicken their own program (historically it was purely theoretical in 1945, but then it took them just 4 years to test-fire RDS-1) and ultimately even restart the conflict later.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1945 - Operation Hydra

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 118631

Hero:

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Provocator works, but I am running short on targets I can put it on. Added to III./JG 63 as inspired by the British fighters in the last mission.

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer

Tank

PzAbt 401 - Panther II - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - Panther II - ***** - Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - **** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius

Recon

AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller

Anti-Tank

Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Wespe - **** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer

Fighter

III./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - ** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - *** - Fast Learner, Provocator
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - *** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn

Tactical Bomber

II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
III./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor

Strategic Bomber

I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor

Armored Train

Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Reserve

Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43
PzAbt 412 - Panzer IVJ - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
I./JG 62 - Ta 152H - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - Ta 152H - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
I./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***

Highlights

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Until I deploy my own airfields, the AA guns will be rather busy.

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Pioneers help dismantle bunkers near Hyderabad.

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They even earn medals in the process.

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Fighting is much more intense this time, but I'm about to take revenge for my men.

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Things must be desperate for the British if the bring Matilda I tanks into the fight.

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By the end, my forces are quite exhausted after dealing with all the enemy artillery and bombers.

Summary:

Equipment Captured:

Matilda II - 5 (up to 79)
Crocodile - 3 (up to 3)
Centurion Mk.I - 12 (up to 12)
Centurion Mk.I - 4 (up to 4)
QF-17 pounder - 8 (up to 8 )
40mm Bofors - 5 (up to 22)

Final Prestige: 118273 (down 358)
CP gained: None (0)

Overall:

The challenge level increased significantly since Zahidan and the best proof of that is me loosing prestige for the first time in while. Most of this was due to artillery plus the bombers on the first few turns until I deployed my optimal airfield placement. As the briefing suggested, I limited my crossing to a few points and attacked from 3 directions. I could narrow it down to two, but that would create a giant traffic jam on the western side of the river in each of these locations, so it was not really worth trying. Fortunately the river is the only major geographical obstacle on the map and once crossed, nothing stops the tanks from running ahead. On the other side, it also means that the bridgeheads need to be strong and secure, as they are vulnerable to counterattacks. I enjoyed this scenario, as it offered a few small problems to deal with, such as air force set-up, multiple artillery pieced used by the British and the narrow choke points near the crossings, but at the same time gave a lot of flexibility in how to deal with them. I had a few alternative options that I did not decide to try, but they were probably equally fine. Plus, I again got to use armored trains, and sometimes it's all I need to enjoy a scenario.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1945 - Case Bruno

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 118851

Hero:

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Adding a hero to Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88, so that it can take out key targets more easily without worrying about support fire as much.

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Unyielding, Oleh Dir
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer

Tank

PzAbt 401 - Panther II - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - Panther II - ***** - Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - Panzer IVJ - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - ***** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius

Recon

AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack

Anti-Tank

Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Wespe - **** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer

Fighter

I./JG 62 - Ta 152H - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - Ta 152H - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
III./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - *** - Fast Learner, Provocator
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - *** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn

Tactical Bomber

II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
III./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor

Strategic Bomber

I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor

Armored Train

Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Reserve

Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
I./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***

Highlights

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As I move down south...

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...the British counterattack from the East.

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It starts to rain, allowing me to easily take out several plane squadrons at once!

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A fierce tank battle with the enemy trying to encircle me, but it is not going to work since I have more units in the area.

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A small pocket of British troops gets trapped east of Bombay.

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Reinforcements for the city won't be coming anytime soon.

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Medals are awarded as the city is captured.

Summary:

Equipment Captured:

Centurion Mk.I - 2 (up to 14)
Centurion Mk.II - 6 (up to 10)
QF-17 pounder - 4 (up to 12)
QF 25 pdr - 3 (up to 18)
Churchill AVRE - 6 (up to 66)
40 mm SPAA - 3 (up to 3)

Final Prestige: 127061 (up 8210)
CP gained: None (0)

Overall:

Final mission of the fictional path turned out easier than I initially expected. Possibly this was a combination of having an experienced force well suited to fighting tanks on tank battles based on previous missions against the Soviets, still facing the enemy on relatively flat terrain and being able to establish air superiority quickly. The unpredictable weather allowed me to catch a few planes off guard, but other than that I simply was able to choose my air battles, a luxury not often found at this stage of the war. The British resistance while solid, was not as well positioned in the area and I honestly had much more trouble in Operation Hydra than now, hoping for a quick end of the India campaign.

AO 1945 - Summary

Starting Prestige: 37758
Final Prestige: 127061 (up 89303)

Final Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Unyielding, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer

Tank

PzAbt 401 - Panther II - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - Panther II - ***** - Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - Panzer IVJ - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - ***** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius

Recon

AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run

Anti-Tank

Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Wespe - ***** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer

Fighter

I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
I./JG 62 - Ta 152H - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - Ta 152H - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
III./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - *** - Fast Learner, Provocator
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - **** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn

Tactical Bomber

I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
I./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
III./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor

Strategic Bomber

I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - ***** - Survivor
II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***

Armored Train

Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Trophies of War:

Infantry:

SMG Inf - 2

Tank:

BT-5 - 39
Vickers Mk.III - 13
Somua S35 - 34
BT-7 - 53
OT-133 - 17
T-26 - 100
T-28 - 11
Trubia - 57
38 M Toldi I - 100
7TPdw - 33
7TPjw - 11
AMC 35 - 26
T-15 - 4
Char 2C - 35
Char B1 - 27
Cruiser Mk.I - 3
Cruiser Mk.IV - 12
FT-17 - 35
Hotchkiss H35 - 18
Matilda I - 33
FT-17 (pl) - 7
R1 - 35
Renault R35 - 7
TKS - 18
Matilda II - 79
KV-1/40 - 54
KV-2 - 60
T-34/40 - 57
M3 Satan - 81
KV-1/41 - 35
T-50 - 11
M14/41 - 70
T-34/41 - 35
T-60 - 5
Valentine III - 3
OT-34 - 27
KV-1/42 - 14
42M Toldi IIa - 50
T-34/42 - 28
L6/40 Lf - 146
M5 Stuart - 9
PT-34 - 93
T-70 - 13
M15/42 - 35
Churchill Mk.IV - 2
T-34/43 - 17
T-34-57 - 44
P26/40 - 29
41M Turan II - 60
Churchill Mk.VI - 5
KV-85 - 128
Crocodile - 3
Cromwell Mk.IV - 15
IS-1 - 42
OT-34-85 - 69
T-34-85 - 5
Sherman Firefly - 54
IS-2 - 5
T-44 - 91
Cromwell Mk.VII - 72
M4A3E2 - 66
T-44/100 - 95
Centurion Mk.I - 14
Centurion Mk.II - 10
IS-3 - 104

Recon:

AMC P16 - 6
BA-6 - 3
Bilbao - 25
UNL-35 - 58
SP wz. 29 - 27
SP wz. 34 - 2
T-38 - 11
BA-10 - 22
AAC-1937 - 15
Panhard 178 - 38
Daimler Dingo - 11
Humber AC Mk.I - 3
BA-64 - 31
DK Motorcycle - 6
Mototsikl - 3
AB 43 - 52

Anti-Tank:

AT-1 - 14
45mm M1937 - 16
25mm SA 34 - 15
37mm wz. 36 - 6
QF 2 pounder - 2
45mm M1932 - 6
37mm M1930 - 12
T-13 - 4
57mm 1941 - 10
Autocannone 90/53 - 35
45mm M1942 - 11
ZIS-30 - 35
76.2mm M1942 - 10
QF 6 pounder - 15
M10 Wolverine - 49
SU-57 - 17
SU-122 - 30
SU-152 - 37
QF-17 pounder - 12
57mm M1943 - 5
SU-85 - 10
ISU-122 - 34
TACAM R-2 - 70
100mm M1944 - 48
Mareșal - 40
SU-100 - 131

Artillery:

203mm M1931 - 97
105mm Vickers M22 - 31
75mm Schneider M06 - 16
BL 6 inch 26 cwt - 5
SU-5-2 - 15
70mm Schneider M08 - 21
BT-7A - 31
BL 4.5 inch - 5
105mm wz. 29 - 12
122mm M10/30 - 25
122mm M1938 - 40
152mm M10/30 - 13
152mm M1938 - 31
155mm wz. 17 - 6
75mm wz. 97 - 3
76.2mm M1939 - 36
105mm mle 1913 - 28
155mm C mle 1917 - 20
75mm mle 1897 - 13
105mm M.1925/27 - 7
150mm model 1934 - 5
QF 25 pdr - 18
BM-13 Katyusha - 62
15cm Nebelwerfer 41 - 2
76.2mm M1942 - 2
SP-T-18 - 5
BM-8-8 - 2
BL 5.5 inch - 4
Bishop - 6
SU-76 - 7
SU-122 - 2
SU-76M - 1
76.2mm M1943 - 13
M7 Priest - 68
Cruiser Mk.II CS - 37
ISU-152 - 26
BM-8-24 - 10
Churchill AVRE - 66
Firefly Tulip - 54
Calliope - 75
BM-31 Katyusha - 12
76mm Land Mattress - 61

Anti-Aircraft:

Gaz-AA MG - 1
20mm M/38 - 3
20mm M33 - 48
37mm M1939 - 21
40mm Bofors - 22
40mm wz. 36 - 23
75mm Vickers M1931 - 6
75mm wz. 36 - 18
76.2mm M31 - 8
75mm FRC M27 - 5
25mm CA mle 39 - 8
37mm mle 30 - 10
75mm mle 39 - 5
40mm m/36 - 3
QF 3 inch - 4
85mm M1939 - 30
Vickers AA - 4
40 mm SPAA - 3
SU-6 - 13
T-90 SPAAG - 13
M14 MGMC - 64
20/70 quadruplo - 62
40M Nimrod - 60
YaG-10 - 2

Fighter:

I-16 - 30
PZL P.11c - 18
Fokker D.XXI - 30
I-15 - 19
P-40 - 19
D.520 - 35
Spitfire Mk.II - 91
Hurricane Mk.IIC - 32
MiG-3 - 136
Yak-1 - 75
Pe-3 - 211
P-38E - 26
La-5 - 38
Yak-9D - 92
P-47D - 70
La-7 - 119
Spitfire Mk.XIV - 70
Yak-9U - 84

Tactical Bomber:

Ca.135 - 35
Breguet 693 - 30
Sukhoi Su-2 - 23
Beaufighter Mk.IF - 48
Petlyakov Pe-2 - 52
Typhoon Mk.IB - 70
B-25B Mitchell - 32
Tupolev Tu-2 - 29
Il-2M3 - 79
Il-10 - 95

Strategic Bomber:

PZL P.37B Los - 17
Stirling Mk.I - 29
B-17F - 29
Ilyushin Il-4 - 74
Yermolayev Yer-2 - 29
B-17G - 70

Thoughts:

What can I say about the long awaited AO 1945? I enjoyed the story elements possibly much more than the gameplay, which is not to say that the game element is bad in any way, it's just that I got hooked when reading through the mission briefing and debriefings, constantly wanting to know what will happens next. I'll put the whole realism element aside, but just learning how the story unfolds gave it believability on a lever perfectly acceptable for a video game and for sure more reasonable for me trying to do the impossible using the old fashioned methods. While original Panzer General ended up in the USA as well if the player wanted, it really felt strange to me and not justified enough aside from giving players the ultimate test. Now if the the 1946 finale is given the same amount of story care, I will be satisfied with the result.

As for the scenarios themselves, they were well paced with just one huge battle and I ma grateful for that. While I am not tired by the series by any means, all stories must come to an end somewhere and with fewer and fewer units to upgrade into, fewer chances for experience gains to happen and matter and fewer occasions for new heroes to shine, the fact that the campaign was not dragged out is a win in my book. I'd rater have more missions in any potential western path of AO down the line, than adding more and more on top of the existing run. Difficulty level was reasonable, with the battle over Minsk being the key challenge and a real one! Now for the historical path, which I expect to pose a greater issue to complete everything, seeing how Germany will be on the losing side now.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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Great job as always! I've been away from Panzer Corps for a while, never having finished AO'44. This makes me want to continue my campaigns!
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1946 - The Nagasaki Conference

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 141061

Hero:

None, first scenario.

Starting Army Composition:

Reserve

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Unyielding, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer
PzAbt 401 - Panther II - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - Panther II - ***** - Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - Panzer IVJ - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - ***** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius
AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Wespe - ***** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots
FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer
I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
I./JG 62 - Ta 152H - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - Ta 152H - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
III./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - *** - Fast Learner, Provocator
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - **** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
I./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
III./SG 7 - Hs 129B3 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor
I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - ***** - Survivor
II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***
Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Highlights

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Getting ready for the invasion of the United States, most of the major characters from the story who survived so far are here. The capital ships look impressive!

Summary:

Equipment Captured:

None

Final Prestige: 141061 (no change)

Overall:

Not much happened, but that is to be expected, this was just the narrative part. I guess it allowed me to think about my plans for the next scenarios and refresh my memory about the units I had. This is going to be a long series, especially with one post per mission, but at least I just have three runs to go through instead of five.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1946 - Operation Tenacity

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 131831

Hero:

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Nothing spectacular, but I imagine in the long fighting ahead, this hero might prove useful. Rudolf added to III./ZG 6.

New Equipment Provided:

PzAbt 401 - E-50
PzAbt 402 - E-50
PzAbt 412 - E-50
PzAbt 511 - E-100
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Heuschrecke
I./JG 62 - FW-TA-183
II./JG 62 - FW-TA-183
I./SG 7 - Ju 187
III./SG 7 - Ju 187

I am just upgrading some units, for example not touching strategic bombers to keep best possible naval attack, at least for this part of the invasion. I will try to experiment and optimize the core, but not go overboard with prototypes, to leave much for the Wunderwaffe run also. The way the new upgrade system makes the decisions not so obvious thanks to varied core slot cost is really apparent from the start. Some are of course more obvious than others, but most cause an interesting dilemma. This combines even more interestingly with heroes. For example, I upgraded PzAbt 511 to E-100 for example, might not be optimal due to poorer soft attack of the vehicle, but with Butcher it get decent and also allows for reliable fighting against tanks.

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Unyielding, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer

Reserve

Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43
PzAbt 401 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - E-50 - ***** - Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - E-50 - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - E-100 - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - ***** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius
AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
I./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
III./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - *** - Fast Learner, Provocator
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - **** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
I./SG 7 - Ju 187 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
III./SG 7 - Ju 187 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor
I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - ***** - Survivor
II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***
Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Highlights

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Landing has started, but the Canadians and Americans are surprisingly passive. This is strange...

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I'd keep that carrier further way if I was the Japanese commander.

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Well then, I expected this at some stage of the campaign, but not this early! I even brought heavy AA cover for this exact purpose...

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...and the irony of it all is that they struck my AA units.

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Akagi might get to run away, but I wonder if all these ships will then turn against my ground forces... I need to hurry!

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To be expected, they never stood a chance.

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Victoria already under siege, I have enough infantry and artillery to take it with not much trouble.

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This yields quite useful hero awards...

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Plus some unexpected extra firepower!

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There is even still some time to secure Vancouver.

Summary:

Final Prestige: 140770 (up 8939)

Overall:

First real mission of the series that I thought will be a light introduction proved to be anything but that! I expected B-29 long range harassment in this mission (hence the deployment of large caliber AA guns), as it would make perfect sense to send them out from Vancouver, but did not foresee to be greeted so "warmly" already from the start. Given that based on the description on the gift V2 atomic, the special trait wipes our the target, I was absurdly lucky that thanks to AA fire this did not happen, else I'd probably be one veteran unit short already. It seems that full suppression prevented the main blast, but all other units still got hit by splash damage. It promises that the elite objectives will indeed require some very special effort and can be dangerous to even a powerful force, but also makes me wonder, will I be able to provide that AA cover at all times and not get surprised by an unexpected raid when I get a bit sloppy with my gameplay and run into trouble.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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This coulda been me and you, but you were too smart for it. :cry:
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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Jokes aside, I believe your version of the game might be broken...

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One of the bugs we fixed was to not allow atomic bombers that are fully suppressed to deal their area damage, which is what I see here.

So... you're on a broken version of the game that is going to crash next scenario.

More information here:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/1072040/ ... 569998724/

and here:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/1072040/ ... 797432297/

Summary, you need to update game version to 1.9.3 (you appear to be on 1.9.1) and you may need to restart your campaign. Sorry.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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Kerensky wrote: Sat Dec 02, 2023 8:47 pm Jokes aside, I believe your version of the game might be broken...

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One of the bugs we fixed was to not allow atomic bombers that are fully suppressed to deal their area damage, which is what I see here.

So... you're on a broken version of the game that is going to crash next scenario.

More information here:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/1072040/ ... 569998724/

and here:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/1072040/ ... 797432297/

Summary, you need to update game version to 1.9.3 (you appear to be on 1.9.1) and you may need to restart your campaign. Sorry.
No worries, I had the crash at the start of Tenacity indeed (right now I'm posting with an approximately one day lag), but as soon as the game went to the desktop the 1.9.3 patch download kicked in, so just reloading the autosave from the last turn solved things.

As for the mushroom surprise, I was trying to keep my ground units in constant cover expecting mass air presence challenging my landing, so that ended up saving the day. One AA gun would probably not be enough, which makes me wonder if Survivor on Azul Infanterie works while being hit by the bomb. I guess if I am not careful I might find out in future missions. :)

Looking at your earlier screenshot, it seems Survivor does indeed work, as there is 1 strength unit in the center of the blast.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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Atomic bombers destroy 90% hp on the target, with 50% of all surrounding units.
V2 rocket is 100% of target, with 50% of surrounding.

So the AI will never 1 tap a player unit, such as a Landkreuzer.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1946 - Operation O-Go

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 140451

Hero:

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This hero is going to be quite useful once I get to the mainland area and face more enemy tanks. Added to PzAbt 402.

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Unyielding, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann

Fighter

I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
I./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - ** - Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - *** - Fast Learner, Provocator

Tactical Bomber

II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
III./SG 7 - Ju 187 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor

Strategic Bomber

II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor

Reserve

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer
PzAbt 401 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - E-50 - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - E-100 - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - ***** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius
AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator, Capitana Vigano
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 801 - V2 Atomic (V2 Transport) - ****
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots
FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
III./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Survivor
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - **** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
I./SG 7 - Ju 187 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - ***** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***
Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Highlights

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First medal for one paratrooper regiment...

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...and one more for another just a few moments after. This defense bonus will be useful very shortly, as only paratroopers can complete the secondary objective. Sea transports would get sunk immediately.

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Nanwalek secure with its airfield that can help move some units further and increases the range of my air force.

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Japanese planes support my landing efforts and help secure oil facilities.

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Rudel does what he's always best at - deleting problematic targets.

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Rocket attacks from safe range slowly sink the carrier fleet. The submarines help with scouting the area, so my planes do not get ambushed by accident.

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Near Anchorage, Rudel's bombers remain my best asset, taking out tanks and ignoring AA support fire.

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Once the toughest American units are dealt with, the rest of my paratroopers land and capturing the area is now just a matter of time.

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Well worth the effort, but these awards will suit me better in the Panzermon run, when I plan to go all in on experimental units, including Japanese and enemy ones where viable.

Summary:

Final Prestige: 149571 (up 9120)

Overall:

While I am yet to see what lies ahead, this mission seems to be a perfect example of the new objective system. Main target can be done just fine by basically any core force, it does not present a any significant challenge. The bonus objectives giving extra prestige are doable with some effort and also very scalable, as capturing all oil depots does not give any additional bonus, it's just about grabbing how many the player can. On higher difficulties, I can see how it can be a question of how much is worth the effort and losses that can be incurred while doing so. Bertorelli's core will probably have a lot of such thinking to do, especially early on where a lot of paratroopers are basically a must. Finally, there's the elite objective with good awards, but really requiring a significant investment. In this case the remoteness of the area, the not so generous time limit to reach and capture it, plus having to rely on a specific unit type means not everyone will have the resources to get it done. Still, it is fine, since the objectives seem to be, at least for now, done in such a way that the more notable rewards, as heroes, can be obtained a bit more easily. In Operation Tenacity the objective was easier and the reward far greater, while here for the added challenge the spoils are mostly cosmetic and for collectors. It remains to be seen if it will always be the case, as I'd be more willing to pass up on spare parts, than heroes.

Speaking of this, I decided not to track captured equipment anymore in the AAR -since I'm mostly not using it, it was a time consuming activity. I might just sum up my captured pool by the end of the run.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1946 - Battle of San Francisco

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 147793

Hero:

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Added to III./JG 62, to help finish off wounded enemy planes.

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment

Tank

PzAbt 401 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - E-50 - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - E-100 - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - ***** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius

Anti-Tank

Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator, Capitana Vigano

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer

Fighter

I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor
I./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - *** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - **** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - *** - Fast Learner, Provocator
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - **** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn

Tactical Bomber

II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
I./SG 7 - Ju 187 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
III./SG 7 - Ju 187 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor

Strategic Bomber

II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor

Reserve

Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Unyielding, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer
AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
Artillerie Abt 801 - V2 Atomic (V2 Transport) - ****
III./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Exterminator, Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Survivor
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - ***** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***
Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Highlights

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Invasion forces land by sea and are initially mostly unopposed.

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Meanwhile, further north, paratroopers supported by Japanese planes also secure a small area.

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Some of the less experienced bombers start to gain new awards.

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Paratroopers also slowly become more useful, finally getting a real chance to shine after all these years.

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Looks like fate cannot be so easily avoided, even in fictional circumstances!

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I am about to secure some very valuable airfields, that can serve as a base of operations against the American headquarters.

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I approach the Presidio slowly from the southeast. If I looked at the terrain better, I could have set up a major encirclement. Without it, I will have to rely on a more traditional approach.

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Fortunately, Rudel can deal with almost any fortification the enemy has set up!

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Some more awards given, this time to jet fighter aces.

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Last fort falls, and remaining defenders are forced to surrender.

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As usual, the hero awards are great. Double Attack and the extra Prudent bonus are a powerful and synergistic combination.

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Last few objectives are secure, I can now focus on the main one...

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...but not before getting some final medals for my units. I hope to get as many of my forces as possible to five stars of experience by the end.

Summary:

Final Prestige: 169730 (up 21937)

Overall:

I expected much more resistance from the Americans to oppose the landing. The Presido took some effort to crack, sure, but that was mostly due to me misreading the map entirely and failing to select a potentially easier path to take it out. That said, naval landings were always a difficult type of missions to design in both Panzer General and Panzer Corps, so I appreciate less focus on securing the landing zone, and more on spreading the army in a way to efficiently cover all of this rather large map. It seems that the AO 1946 DLC is not only grander in scale of the objectives and tools, but also the map size. It does help give this ideal of how large the USA is, and the scale of its cities. I am looking forward to seeing some other well known areas we never really got to explore too much in the earlier titles.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

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AO 1946 - Operation Bellerophon

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 167303

Hero:

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Added to Fallschirmjäger Reg 1, as paratroopers proved quite useful already and I might need more of their services.

New Units Commissioned:

Meerschweinchen - Meerschweinchen

In these dense forest this will not be that useful, but I might make most of it in future scenarios. Also, I dare not change the dedicated name, it's too perfect!

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Unyielding, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment

Tank

PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
Meerschweinchen - Meerschweinchen - *

Recon

AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller

Anti-Tank

Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator, Capitana Vigano

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - ***** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer

Fighter

I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Dora Obermaier
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - **** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn

Tactical Bomber

I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
III./SG 7 - Ju 187 - **** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - *** - Survivor

Reserve

Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Tenacious Defender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer
PzAbt 401 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - E-50 - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
PzAbt 511 - E-100 - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - ***** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots
Artillerie Abt 801 - V2 Atomic (V2 Transport) - ****
Artillerie Abt 802 - V2 Atomic (V2 Transport) - *****
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
I./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
III./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Exterminator, Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - **** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - **** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - *** - Fast Learner, Provocator
II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
I./SG 7 - Ju 187 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - ***** - Survivor
II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***
Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Highlights

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I do not share this concern about the name, it is too cute to change in any way, aside from maybe calling it after your pet if you ever had or have a guinea pig.

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Quick encirclement of the Brandon settlement makes it a venerable target...

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...which immediately gets overrun.

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Same thing happens to Florence...

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...and to Gold Beach.

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Well then, looks like I found the fist of two radar stations.

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Utilizing long range artillery, I just take the target out from a safe distance, no need to directly make the attack.

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As I search for the second station, I capture Grants Pass first.

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Eugene is also captured with not too much effort thanks to my elite forces.

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Second radar installation found and take out the same way, by a long range artillery strike.

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All that's left to do is to take over Myrtle Creek.

Summary:

Final Prestige: 176203 (up 8900)

Overall:

A smaller scale, interesting mission that presents a tough elite objective if one would approach it in a more standard way. Luckily, there is a lot of flexibility to the approach, meaning that even well defended targets can be taken out in a variety of ways. For a core like my own, lacking overstrengthened units and not capable of wiping out clusters of enemies that reliably without a combined arms approach, the good old 21 cm gun is sometimes the best equalizer. Luckily the defenders of these stations remained passive and held their ground, so that I could use this approach.

On a side note, I appreciate how this and some earlier missions make use of piston engine fighters instead o jets. I am glad I have a soft spot for the Pfeil, since I had the make up the majority of my fighter force and could be flexibly used in scenarios like this one.
Tassadar
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

Post by Tassadar »

AO 1946 - Portland Trail

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 175215

Hero:

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My favorite infantry hero, added now to Pionier Bataillon 33, so that I can break through fortifications more easily.

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Tenacious Defender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Unyielding, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Fast Deployment, No Retaliation, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment

Tank

PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
Meerschweinchen - Meerschweinchen - *

Anti-Tank

Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - **** - Provocator, Capitana Vigano

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - **** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer

Fighter

I./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - *** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - **** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - **** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - *** - Fast Learner, Provocator
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - **** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn

Tactical Bomber

III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Sixth Sense
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Survivor

Strategic Bomber

II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor

Reserve

Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer
PzAbt 401 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 412 - E-50 - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 511 - E-100 - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - ***** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius
AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - 12.8 cm Pak 44 (SdKfz 7) - *** - Ferocious Defense
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots
Artillerie Abt 801 - V2 Atomic (V2 Transport) - ****
Artillerie Abt 802 - V2 Atomic (V2 Transport) - *****
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - ***** - Skilled Support
I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Dora Obermaier
III./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Exterminator, Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Survivor
II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
I./SG 7 - Ju 187 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
III./SG 7 - Ju 187 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - ***** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***
Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Highlights

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All of my army is concentrated in one area and ready to move north.

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First forest depot discovered. It is not defended too well, so I should capture it quickly with the help of my paratroopers.

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The E-75 is not impressed by American anti-tank gun fire.

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First of the balloon bombardment locations found, these are much better defended than the supply depots, but from a lore perspective I do not really have an idea why.

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Second location also found and soon to be captured; here a Vigilant E-75 tank really helps in taking the location.

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Another place discovered, this will be dealt with by long range artillery strikes.

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Main army approaches Portland, which has some decent American units garrisoned in it, but nothing too scary.

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Took a while for my grenadiers to earn the anti-tank award, but they also did not have many chances to do so before.

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Recon planes discover horse carriages fording the river. Strange, best to take them out just in case.

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Another infantry units gets an anti-tank award. There is much more close combat fighting in this terrain than earlier in the campaign.

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Elite objective completed, but for this run the awards are not as tempting as they might have been.

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This mission really gives my infantry a chance to get some valuable experience fighting armored targets!

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Finally, time to take Vancouver, which was tricky to reach via the narrow bridge, but not that well defended.

Summary:

Final Prestige: 187271 (up 12056)

Overall:

This mission's elite objective felt strange, it did not really resonate with me form a narrative standpoint and I did not get why the Americans would defend the sites deep in the forests. Still, the map was well designed, as the dense foliage was perfect ambush territory, meaning I could not just put any unit to scout the area and had to rely on planes to check out what is awaiting my men. Luckily a few Vigilant heroes and long range artillery meant that I could snipe key American defenders and slowly deal with the less dangerous ones next.
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

Post by Stormchaser »

I think it's more of a gameplay aspect here as a way to flesh out more bits of the alternate history. You go investigate the balloon sites, and they are occupied purely to serve as a challenging Elite Objective rather than a Bonus.

Also, I am about 99% certain those weird wagons are an Oregon Trail reference
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Re: AO Simple AAR - General Tassadar and his Little Tanks

Post by Tassadar »

AO 1946 - Operation Flugelstutzen

Starting Prestige (after purchases and replacements): 184506

Hero:

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Added to Pionier Bataillon 33 to help perform one hit clears of enemy entrenched infantry.

New Equipment Provided:

Panzerjäger Abt 212 - E-25

Time of towed AT guns came to an end finally, I will need some more mobile firepower.

Starting Army Composition:

Infantry

Infanterie Reg 99 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Survivor, Helmut Wirnsberger
Infanterie Reg 100 (span.) - Azul Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Ignores Entrenchment, No Retaliation, Josef Allerberger
Fallschirmjäger Reg 1 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender, Tenacious Defender, Survivor
Fallschirmjäger Reg 2 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *** - No Surrender
Fallschirmjäger Reg 3 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - ***
Fallschirmjäger Reg 4 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Fallschirmjäger Reg 5 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - **
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 88 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - ***** - River Assault, Unyielding, Oleh Dir
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 89 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Gebirgsjäger-Reg 90 - Gebirgsjäger 43 - **** - River Assault
Grenadier Reg 4 - Grenadier 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Burcher, First Strike
Pionier Bataillon 33 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment, No Retaliation, Survivor
Pionier Bataillon 34 - Pioniere 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Butcher, Fast Deployment

Tank

PzAbt 401 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Double Support, Fearsome Reputation, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 402 - E-50 - ***** - AT Support, Provocator, Tank Killer, Steamroller
PzAbt 411 - Flammpanzer 38(t) - ***** - First Strike, Vigilant, Steamroller
PzAbt 501 - E-75 - ***** - Envelopment, Steamroller, Survivor, Rikugun Tai-I Akiyama
PzAbt 502 - E-75 - ***** - Rapid Fire 1.5x, Reduced Slots, Steamroller, Survivor, Albert Kerscher
Meerschweinchen - Meerschweinchen - **

Recon

AufkAbt 11 - SdKfz 233 8Rad - ***** - Artillery Support, Envelopment, Lightning Attack
AufkAbt 12 - Panzer II Luchs - ***** - Distraction, Field Repairs, Overrun, Steamroller

Anti-Tank

Panzerjäger Abt 201 - Jagdpanther - **** - Field Repairs, Skilled Support
Panzerjäger Abt 211 - JagdPz IV/70 - **** - Double Support
Panzerjäger Abt 212 - E-25 - *** - Ferocious Defense

Artillery

Artillerie Abt 601 - 21 cm Mrs 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Double Attack, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Elsa Kloss
Panzer Artillerie Abt 611 - Grille 17 - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Zero Slots, Skilled Support, Emma Habermann
Panzer Artillerie Abt 612 - Hummel - ***** - Skilled Support
Werfer Abt 621 - Panzerwerfer 42 - ***** - Reduced Slots
Artillerie Abt 801 - V2 Atomic (V2 Transport) - ****

Anti-Aircraft

FlaK Abt 271 - 12.8 cm FlaK 40 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Fast Learner, Lethal Attack, Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 273 - Ostwind - **** - Skilled Support
FlaK Abt 274 - 2 cm Flakvierling 38 (SdKfz 10) - **** - Double Support
FlaK Abt 275 - 8.8 cm FlaK 37 (Sfl.) - ***** - Karla Wuhrer

Fighter

I./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
II./JG 62 - FW-TA-183 - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
I./JG 63 - Me 262A - **** - Beathe Ushe
II./JG 63 - Me 262A - **** - Erich Hartmann
III./JG 63 - Go 229A - **** - Fast Learner, Provocator
I./NJG 71 - He 219 - **** - Combat Luck, Survivor, Gerhard Barkhorn

Tactical Bomber

II./KG 44 - Ar 234B - ***** - Double Move, Crippling Blow, Survivor, Hans-Ulrich Rudel
IV./AG 9 - Fw 189 - * - Resilient
II./SG 7 - Hs 132A - **** - Lightning Attack
III./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Entrenchment Killer 4x, Survivor
IV./ZG 6 - Me 410A - **** - Survivor

Strategic Bomber

II./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
III./KG 43 - Ta 400 - **** - Survivor
IV./KG 43 - Ta 400 - *** - Survivor
I./KG 44 - E 555I - ***

Reserve

Pionier Brücken Bataillon 1 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Ferocious Defense, No Surrender
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 2 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - * - Learns From Mistakes
Pionier Brücken Bataillon 3 - Brückenpioniere (Opel Blitz) - Learns From Mistakes
Fallschirmjäger Reg 6 - Fallschirmjäger 43 - *
Infanterie Reg 57 - Wehr Infanterie 43 (SdKfz 250/1) - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Survivor, Matthaus Hetzenauer
PzAbt 412 - E-50 - ***** - Fearsome Reputation, Ignores ZOC, River Assault, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 511 - E-100 - ***** - Artillery Support, Butcher, Expert Support, Steamroller, Survivor
PzAbt 512 - Maus - ***** - Ignores ZOC, Provocator, Steamroller, Otto Carius
AufkAbt 21 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run, Overrun, Steamroller
AufkAbt 22 - SdKfz 234/2 8Rad - ***** - Hit and Run
Panzerjäger Abt 202 - Jagdpanther - ***** - Double Attack, No Retaliation, Survivor, Karl Ullmann
Panzerjäger Abt 203 - Jadgtiger - ***** - Provocator, Capitana Vigano
Artillerie Abt 701 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 702 - 15 cm sFH 18 (SdKfz 7) - ***** - Counter Battery Fire, Double Support, Skilled Support
Panzer Artillerie Abt 631 - Heuschrecke - ***** - Skilled Support
Sturmpanzer Abt 751 - Sturmtiger - ***** - Skilled Support
Artillerie Abt 802 - V2 Atomic (V2 Transport) - *****
FlaK Abt 272 - Wirbelwind - ***** - Skilled Support
I./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Survivor, Adolf Galland
II./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Leadership, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Heinrich Bar
III./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Fast Rebase, Legendary, Thorough Preparation, Survivor
IV./JG 61 - Do 335A - ***** - Aiming Assistance, Fast Rebase, Survivor, Dora Obermaier
III./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Exterminator, Survivor
IV./JG 62 - He 162A - *** - Survivor
I./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ***** - Avenger, Prudent, Resilient, Survivor
II./AG 9 - Fw 189 - *** - Distraction, Sixth Sense
III./AG 9 - Fw 189 - ** - Sixth Sense
I./SG 7 - Ju 187 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Entrenchment Killer 4x, Lightning Attack, Survivor
III./SG 7 - Ju 187 - ***** - Crippling Blow, Lightning Attack
I./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - ***** - Aggressive Counterattack, Readiness, Survivor
II./ZG 6 - Fw 190G - **** - Entrenchment Killer 3x, Readiness, Survivor
I./KG 43 - Ta 400 - ***** - Survivor
Panzerzug Berlin - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner
Panzerzug Hamburg - Armoured Train - *** - Fast Learner

Highlights

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This army lineup is looking more and more wild! The huge landkreuzer really adds to the view and I am amazed how well it blends into the map given how small in theory the hexes are. It still manages to not overlap other unit models, which nice to see.

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Heavy anti-air units do not get this award easily unless camouflaged, most of the time the enemy is not going to blunder an attack straight into support fire.

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Recons reveal Tacoma is weakly defended, so I use paratroopers to encircle the area.

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Meanwhile, more encirclements happen in the urban areas of the camouflaged factory. the way the terrain is structured, allows to catch large numbers of units with flanking infantry moves.

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Rudel will be the safest way to deal with these nasty bunkers without getting into trouble combination of Double Move, Double Attack and Lightning Strike really gets the job done.

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For the final fort, I utilize the V2 atomic rocket. It seems wasteful, but that place was constantly covered by enemy planes, so I thought it will be easier this way. In fact that was the main reason I brought the V2 along for this mission.

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With the forts destroyed, I can focus on clearing out the factories...

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...but since I have some turns to spare, I also take over the whole fort area to gain some experience. Without the heavy structures, bombers and artillery can get the job done. The new Fugaku gift unit also does massive damage.

Summary:

Final Prestige: 194649 (up 10143)

Overall:

It is great to see that the elite objective can be completed in a variety of ways, since the award is absolutely amazing. I will break my own rule of not normally utilizing non-German vehicles, as it is just too enjoyable to drop the payload on masses of American units and see the amazing special effects. I am also sure it will not be a unstoppable weapon in future scenarios, as there are tons of ways in which it can be countered. Still, having it available will help clear some of the more problematic obstacles and contrary to the V2, it is not single-use.
Stormchaser wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 6:26 pm Also, I am about 99% certain those weird wagons are an Oregon Trail reference
Yes, that was my thoughts as well here. I am not that well versed in that part of American history, but I played the parody Super Amazing Wagon Adventure at the very least. :D
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