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Elsenborn Scenario - 8/6/2010 12:04:39 PM   
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About to a bash at the Elsenborn Ridge Scenario. Not sure which side gives the best game although I can see the Allied side is far tougher.
any thoughts or tip would much appreciated?

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RE: Elsenborn Scenario - 8/6/2010 2:48:13 PM   
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Depends on what you want to experience, really. The Americans in the O-Tag scenarios have serious delays until late in the day when they finally realize what is being thrown at them. And then the challenge becomes pulling them back into a cohesive defense in time to stop the onslaught.

Germans are attacking with everything they got, including KG Peiper who you can choose to exit or try to outflank Elsenborn Ridge. There's a lot of units but you will discover that you need every one of them to break through.

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RE: Elsenborn Scenario - 8/6/2010 2:58:10 PM   
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Started the game about 3 times as the Germans as I try to cut my forces into workable portions without forgetting some.
I'm trying in vain to work out objectives for all the different unit from the off.
As normal I'm probably over complicating the job in hand. The lack of arty supply is real pain.

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RE: Elsenborn Scenario - 8/6/2010 9:52:09 PM   
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re forgetting units- use the "-" key to filter the unit display to show units without orders, and you'll see who you missed.
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ORIGINAL: sharper

Started the game about 3 times as the Germans as I try to cut my forces into workable portions without forgetting some.
I'm trying in vain to work out objectives for all the different unit from the off.
As normal I'm probably over complicating the job in hand. The lack of arty supply is real pain.


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RE: Elsenborn Scenario - 8/7/2010 10:26:14 AM   
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I was that puddled I even forgot to hit "-" to remind me. thx FN
I'm probing down the whole line to get an idea of allied force strengths but feel now this is too slow and I may have already taken too long.

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RE: Elsenborn Scenario - 8/7/2010 1:08:27 PM   
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Use the Function keys to display strength, combat power, rout status, fatigue levels etc in the unit info boxes. These can give you a good snapshot of the swtate of your forces.

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RE: Elsenborn Scenario - 8/7/2010 2:43:16 PM   
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I'm playing axis side so probing to get the status of the Allies. Mind you the mess I'm making of the offensive I'm not so sure!

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RE: Elsenborn Scenario - 8/7/2010 4:45:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: sharper

I was that puddled I even forgot to hit "-" to remind me. thx FN
I'm probing down the whole line to get an idea of allied force strengths but feel now this is too slow and I may have already taken too long.

Probably too slow. One thing about playing these operational scenarios is that you need to remember the Germans were trying to get to the Meuse River nearly 40 miles away in 3 days! You don't have the luxury of probing and assaulting and your victory conditions reflect that.

Note that you gain occupation points (and probably deny the Allies points)if you have reached Rocherath-Murringen-Bullingen by late morning of the 2nd day.

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RE: Elsenborn Scenario - 8/7/2010 5:15:56 PM   
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Its day 2 6:22am and Im not close to takng any

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