And all this was paid with “only” 30.000 men casualities and some 800 Afv losses (which includes APC, armorerd cars and so on).
-Human losses: 655.346 (including KIA, MIA, wounded and ill, excluding the ill in Sept.); Source: see above
Tank and assault gun losses of the German Ostheer (June to End of Sept 1941): 1745 (141 newly allocated); Source: see above
300.000 men, if I did see it correctly. Keep in mind that PD not only seems to know the game and the AI like it was his own, but he also of course has the hindsight of historical knowledge, not making the same mistakes as happened and employing the lessons from the past. Given that, I find 300k personnel losses quite acceptable for an AI on a "normal" level.
Regarding the tank losses, which definition of loss did your sources apply, whereas which definition is used in the game? If I recall correctly, Wehrmacht, for example, also counted tanks as losses that were disabled, and could be repaired again for action. I assume in game terms "destroyed" means "destroyed irreversibly"?
Yeah, sorry, 300k human losses instead of 30k. Too many unsegmented digits for me.
Those 1745 German tank and assault gun losses from June to September 1941 are those totally lost, "Totalverluste". Those numbers, even split up by tank type, are found in the said work. They are pretty solidly researched (10-day reports OKH/General Quartermaster, Federal German Archive, Military Archive, II W 805, pp. 5ff.)
But that still makes it superb & better-than-life player performance by Jon with 50% of IRL human and tank losses. And I know it's some sort of benchmark AAR.
Sorry for hijacking this AAR thread.