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NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/4/2006 3:41:50 PM   
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"In front of the Ourthe"

Best played as GERMAN player.

December 20th - 22nd 1944.

General Krueger's LVIII Panzerkorps was finally making progress after suffering a series of setbacks east of the Our River on December 16th and 17th.

After re-assembling the 560th Volksgrenadier and the 116th Panzer division on the 18th, he ran his panzerkorps virtually unopposed for 20 km through Houffalize and on to the Ourthe River south of La Roche. After learning that the bridges over the Ourthe may not be able to hold his tanks, he turned his korps 180 degrees and countermarched back through Houffalize and then turned northeast toward the more promising crossing point at Hotton.

At the same time, elements of CCR, 3rd Armored were assembling in the Hotton area with orders to advance in the direction of Marcouray and Samree and make contact with the enemy.


Fully playtested - should be a challange to German player. Has options to favor either side.

Until El Savior gets it posted on his site, I can send you the files if you email me. You will have to build the map cache yourself if you desire such. Make sure you send me your actual email address with your request.







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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/4/2006 4:37:46 PM   
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Hello simovitch,

Having tried one of the beta versions which I thoroughly enjoyed, I wouldn't mind to get the final one.

Please send it at your own convenience to
m dot zarri at gmail dot com

Cheers,

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/4/2006 5:03:34 PM   
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Please send to J__Rimmer@hotmail.com

Great work.

Thankyou.

P.S Are you the simovitch who has made a few mods for CM?

Just started to get back into CM. Im playing CMAK at the moment. I forgot how damn good the game was. Me being a critic of the game aswell at times. However Ive played a few scenarios in Africa and Italy and have had a blast.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/4/2006 5:33:13 PM   
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quote:


P.S Are you the simovitch who has made a few mods for CM?


Yes, I've done a few ardennes mods for CMAK, as well as a few ETO-Ardennes scenarios that are available on the new CM Scenario depot. I'm a little burned out now from CM (after 3 years steady on)which allows me to concentrate on the Airborne Assault series. I've been drafted into the Data Design Team for the upcoming "Battles from the Bulge" series.

I'd like to think of this scenario for HttR as a resume for the BFTB DDT.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/4/2006 8:50:38 PM   
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Ive played CM on and off since CMBO frst hit the shops. I havent played CMBB for a couple of years now at least.

I wasnt a massive fan but just recently Ive had an itch to try them again. Bought CMAK and Im having a blast.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/5/2006 4:22:05 AM   
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I'm game.

My EMAIL is ron.l.wilson@charter.net

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/5/2006 10:12:36 AM   
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Yes! Need something to tide me over. Send to:

prisoner6a@hotmail.com

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/5/2006 11:01:24 AM   
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Hi,

If there's room for one more : eddysterckx@hotmail.com

TIA,

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/5/2006 1:36:34 PM   
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Nice job!

I promise to host Simovitch's scenario later today after I finish my work. It wont take many hours, so hang on there guys.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/5/2006 2:27:55 PM   
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if you get a chance to send it, thanks for the new scenario

pkpowers@grandecom.net

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/5/2006 6:18:41 PM   
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Hi guys!

Simovitch's scenario is now added to Airborne Depot. As always you'll find link on my signature.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/6/2006 9:14:34 AM   
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I tested the scenario yesterday. I must say that I was enjoying it very much!

Damn roads are in poor condition, German forces are tired and heavy forest will slow my advance. To make it even worse, enemy has blown the only bridge over Orthne. My engineers are on the way, but enemy is trying to recapture Hotton and Soy. This is a challenge.

Today I will play scenario to the end and I'll find out is my hook-action going to succeed. My poor forces have marched whole day and night... Probably they are not in the condition to fight until rested.

Excellent works Simovitch!

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/6/2006 12:02:29 PM   
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Got a decisive yesterday, but only thanks to a mistake made by the AI and the scenario end which came in a very timely manner. Still what a challenge!
Thanks Simovitch!

As I mostly played the "official" scenarios it is difficult to appreciate how tough it is to get from A to B this is why I used the wonderful map pattern of El Savior.

kind of spoiler follows so you may want to stop reading here.

Cheers,

RedDevil





My suggestions:
The only way to get these guys to Hotton on time is road column formation, quickest route, fingers crossed .
Make the most of the few mech units
You should really try as hard as possible to have some engineers working on the Hotton Bridge on the night between day 2 and day 3. They get entrenced very quickly and with some suppression they may un-prime it before the attack starts.
Add many waypoints particularly when getting in position for attacking the bridge. In an previous attempt one of my mech infantry units decided it was a good idea to use the road next to the Hotton bridge to move towards the village to the NE of Hotton with not very nice consequences for the bridge...



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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/6/2006 1:22:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RedDevil


Add many waypoints particularly when getting in position for attacking the bridge. In an previous attempt one of my mech infantry units decided it was a good idea to use the road next to the Hotton bridge to move towards the village to the NE of Hotton with not very nice consequences for the bridge...





In a strange way I like it when this happens. I'm quite sure many Generals have been cursing their subordinates due to catastrophic errors and dumb manoeuvres.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/6/2006 2:28:24 PM   
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Indeed. And thanks to plainfully realistic command delay there is no way you can undo it.

I love this game!

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/6/2006 3:32:52 PM   
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Actually thinking about it the problem was not the path, but rather the "reattach" button.

The Bn was in position and (silly me) I decided it was a good idea to re-attach one unit who very cleverly decided that the fastest way to rejoin the bn was taking south bank road through the Hotton village...

I guess the only way to avoid this mistakes is to make sure that you reattach a unit only when it is very close to the HQ.

Cheers,

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/7/2006 1:52:25 AM   
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Nice, thanks!!

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/7/2006 7:07:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: El Savior

Damn roads are in poor condition, German forces are tired and heavy forest will slow my advance.


Just wait until you play the scenarios in BFTB with the slope effects developed in COTA. I am playtesting some of the BFTB beta scenarios and the frustrations that the combatants experienced fighting in the ardennes terrain is well represented.

You will now have to take into account the countouring of the land (which will be very geographically-historically accurate of course) to plan your advance. Add to that the expanded weather options and traffic congestion algorithms and you will really begin to feel the challenges that the germans felt trying to meet their timetable.


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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/7/2006 9:50:57 PM   
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Already playtesting BFTB scenarios!!

Thats amazing news.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/8/2006 2:27:02 AM   
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well, the operative word here is beta. There are powers at work far beyond my humble existence that will decide what stays, what goes, and what is really planned for implementation. I will leave it to them to make any "official" progress reports.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/8/2006 4:35:21 AM   
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BFTB Progress Report

Yes we are making progress.

Alright then, you want more?

Most maps are done. We have an initial Estabs file but this needs more work. I just finished making changes to our Estab Editor and so we will be starting in earnest on fleshing out the Bulge Estabs. Most of the scenario briefs have been done. Some of the scenarios actually designed. We won't be starting on the new Minefields feature until after COTA is out.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/10/2006 9:34:15 AM   
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Oooh!!!

But please release COTA before making me drooling your next product. Waiting is killing me.

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/22/2006 9:12:57 AM   
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I had fun beta testing Simovitch's sweet latest scenario... how do I get into other beta-testing some others in the thread already mentioned? thanx

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/30/2006 11:33:34 AM   
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Any chance of a copy as well?

mike dot nego at Ntlworld . com

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RE: NEW SCENARIO FOR HTTR! - 4/30/2006 1:26:11 PM   
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just go there bud: http://elsavior.albaani.org/airbornedepot/

In the left cadre:
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In front of the Ourthe

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