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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/23/2011 12:18:34 PM   
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Battle 14 was another slow going battle, the main challenges were dealing with a single T-34/76 M41 and 2 KV-1 M41's.

Legendary victory, no damage to my tanks.

Non-core support consisted of two Pioneer squads, 2 Stuka's and 4 105mm's.

I changed my dispositions after taking the setup phase screenshot, so there's no setup phase screenshot



Turn 3, all my tanks are in the screenshot. They're moving towards a T-34, using the low hill as cover. The plan was to let the medium tanks deal with the T-34/76 M41 whilst my Panzergrenadier squads moved up on the far right to call artillery down on the two KV-1's. After capturing both flags, the tanks would move up to deal with the KV-1's after the infantry called down a smoke screen so we could get close.



Turn 9. The T-34 was destroyed whilst turning towards my tanks. There were two 45mm AT guns protecting its flank, but those were also destroyed before they could cause damage.



Panzer 38(t)E's engaging Soviet infantry as they move to the second flag.



The end. The KV-1's are immobilized and have taken damage, they can't see the tanks that are firing at them because of the smokescreen, losing their commander and being buttoned up, so there was no return fire.

The Stuka support was, as usual, completely useless.

My PzG squads found some Soviet trucks, which they promptly destroyed. If possible it might be an idea to only award the Tank Destruction Badge (Silver) for the destruction of tracked vehicles, getting it for destroying a few trucks is a bit odd.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG /1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 1 Rifle squad and 2 trucks.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze), killed 1 truck.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 nothing.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Maxim crew, 2 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold) and Panzer Ace, killed 38 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 8 Maxim crews, 5 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 2 BA-10M's, 2 DShK 39 crews, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads and 2 T34/76 M41's.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 46 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 3 Maxim crews, 4 50mm mortar teams, 1 AT Rifle squad, 2 BA-10M's, 3 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 7 45mm AT guns, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 3 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 Sniper squad, 1 F-22 and 1 Truck.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 29 Rifle squads, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 Truck, 2 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 1 T34/76 M41, 1 F-22 and 1 BA-10M.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 43 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 6 Maxim crews, 2 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 2 AT Rifle squads, 1 BA-10M, 3 T-26 M33's, 4 DShK 39 crews, 5 50mm mortar teams and 2 Sniper squads.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Panzer Ace, killed 30 Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 2 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 2 T-26 M33's and 2 50mm mortar teams.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 39 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 3 BT-7's, 5 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 3 T-26 M33's, 6 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 2 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 1 50mm mortar team, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M33, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 1 Truck and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 45 Rifle squads, 1 BA-6, 4 AT Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 4 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 2 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew and 1 T-26S M39.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment /1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver and War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 20 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver and Iron Cross 2nd Class, killed 15 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 19 Rifle squad, 3 Maxim crews.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black) and Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), killed 19 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew,1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 Truck.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Panzer Ace, killed 20 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams and 3 Maxim crews.

Non-core:

105mm /1 nothing.
/2: Killed 2 Rifle squads.
/3: Nothing.
/4: Nothing.

Ju 87 /1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 Truck.
/2: Killed 1 Flamethrower squad.

< Message edited by ComradeP -- 5/23/2011 9:59:34 PM >


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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/23/2011 10:26:44 PM   
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The last battle in September ended in another legendary victory. One tank suffered a track hit, it was recovered.

Luckily, ammo levels were back to 87%.

Non-core support consisted of 4 150mm's.

The scenario briefings don't always give an accurate account of the quality or size of your core.



The start.

Yellow circle: T34/57 M41.
Red circles: T-26 M33's.
Green circle: 2 45mm AT guns.

The plan was to let the two HQ tanks duel with the T-26's with support from the Panzer IIB's whilst the 5 Panzer 38(t)E's flanked Soviet positions from the right, moving to the second flag that isn't visible on the screenshot but which is on the other side of the river, basically opposite the first flag. They would flank the T-34 and destroy it. After the T-34 is destroyed, the HQ tanks and the Panzer IIB's will make their way to the first flag.

I ended up winning without capturing the last flag due to the amount of enemy units that I had killed.



Panzer 38(t)E firing the shot that will destroy a T-26. The one visible on the left has already been destroyed.



Turn 10. Last moments of the T-34. It managed to turn, but it was already damaged and the turret seems to have malfunctioned or maybe it was stunned. It didn't get the chance to fire a shot in anger.



Turn 15. The tanks on the left begin to move as the 150mm artillery shells the military base (the first objective).



Turn 19. Last moments of a BA-10M



Turn 25. The second objective has been captured. My tanks on the left flank are getting ready to attack the base.



The end a few turns later. The Soviet infantry's trying to recapture the flag, but without tank support they're being mowed down by the MG's on the Panzer 38(t)E's (they're out of HE shells).

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG /1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 1 Rifle squad and 2 trucks.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze), killed 1 truck.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 nothing.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Maxim crew, 2 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold) and Panzer Ace, killed 40 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 5 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 DShK 39 crews, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 T34/76 M41's and 2 T-26 M33's.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 48 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 4 50mm mortar teams, 1 AT Rifle squad, 2 BA-10M's, 3 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 7 45mm AT guns, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 Sniper squad, 1 F-22, 1 Truck and 1 DShK crew.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 40 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 Truck, 3 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 1 T34/76 M41, 1 F-22 and 1 BA-10M.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 51 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 7 Maxim crews, 2 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 2 AT Rifle squads, 1 BA-10M, 3 T-26 M33's, 4 DShK 39 crews, 5 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads and 1 T34/57 M41.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 35 Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 2 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 2 T-26 M33's and 2 50mm mortar teams.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 45 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 3 BT-7's, 5 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 3 T-26 M33's, 6 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 2 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 1 50mm mortar team, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M33, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 1 Truck and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 49 Rifle squads, 1 BA-6, 4 AT Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 4 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 2 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew and 1 T-26S M39.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment /1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 22 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver and Iron Cross 2nd Class, killed 15 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 20 Rifle squad, 3 Maxim crews and 1 DShK crew.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black) and Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), killed 19 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew,1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 Truck.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 21 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews and 1 T-26 M33.

The next battle takes place on the 10th of October on a map that's either not entirely polished or has strangely reduced visibility.



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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/24/2011 2:31:40 AM   
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All the winter maps as far as I know are legacy from OWS. They may have some lighting settings that are not compatible with changes made to the engine. Maybe Rick can find this map and see if he can fix it for an update. Does the battle xml say what map it is on?

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/24/2011 3:26:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: junk2drive

All the winter maps as far as I know are legacy from OWS. They may have some lighting settings that are not compatible with changes made to the engine. Maybe Rick can find this map and see if he can fix it for an update. Does the battle xml say what map it is on?


That is one of the Legacy OWS maps. The lighting was adjusted, but I'll recheck it, though not sure I will be able to do that in time for the first patch.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/28/2011 7:29:47 PM   
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I've played 3 more battles, I'll upload the screenshots and write an AAR for them tomorrow. I was waiting with updating this AAR/playing the game as I thought the patch was coming this week, but I ended up playing a few battles.

I've just finished a very intense battle (well, the last few turns). I faced 2 KV-1E M40's, where the "E" probably unofficially stands for "eats German early war tanks alive". It's a KV-1 with additional armour plates. As if the original wasn't bad enough to deal with for my Panzer 38(t)E's. I ended up duelling with them at a range of 50 meters and less, where my APCR shells had a chance to penetrate the hull in some areas, the turret in some areas and the rear. I was facing a time limit, so I was happy the tank crews decided to try and recapture a flag, as it allowed me to flank them.

What the situation looked like, after they were destroyed with hits to their turrets:




The leading HQ tank suffered a track hit, but the duel was over before the KV-1 crews really knew what was going on. They drove in through the woods on the left, my 5 Panzer 38(t)E's were hiding behind a low ridge and I ordered them to rush to their flank whilst the HQ tanks lured them in. The HQ tanks were ordered to withdraw in the reaction phase. There's a destroyed F-22 in the background.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 5:32:21 PM   
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Battle 16. Track damage to one tank which was recovered, legendary victory. The date was around October 20th believe.



The start. I can't mark enemy positions or flags on this screenshot due to the map's visibility issues.



Turn 3. Some T-26's are destroyed.



Turn 5. My tanks are starting to move towards the objectives, off screen. Also off screen, a F-22 is destroyed.



Turn 11. The first objective was captured a turn or two ago, my tanks are currently defending it against the remaining infantry.



The end on turn 19, 2 out of 3 flags have been captured, which was enough.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG /1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 1 Rifle squad and 2 trucks.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze), killed 1 truck.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 nothing.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Maxim crew, 2 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold) and Panzer Ace, killed 43 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 5 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 DShK 39 crews, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 2 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22 and 2 T-26 M39's.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 50 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 4 50mm mortar teams, 1 AT Rifle squad, 2 BA-10M's, 3 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 7 45mm AT guns, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 Sniper squad, 1 F-22, 1 Truck, 1 DShK crew and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 42 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 Truck, 3 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 1 T34/76 M41, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M and 1 DShK crew.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 52 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 7 Maxim crews, 2 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 3 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 5 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad and 1 T-26S M39.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 37 Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 2 T-26 M33's, 2 50mm mortar teams and 1 T-26 M39.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 45 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 3 BT-7's, 5 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 6 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 2 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 1 50mm mortar team, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 1 Truck and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 52 Rifle squads, 1 BA-6, 4 AT Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 4 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 2 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 2 DShK crews and 1 T-26S M39.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment /1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 22 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver and Iron Cross 2nd Class, killed 15 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 20 Rifle squad, 3 Maxim crews and 1 DShK crew.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black) and Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), killed 19 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew,1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 Truck.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 21 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews and 1 T-26 M33.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 5:54:30 PM   
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Battle 17. Legendary victory. I don't recall whether any tanks were damaged, I don't think so though.



Red circle: T-34/76 M41.
Yellow circle: BT-7's, 76mm infantry guns, 1 45mm AT gun.

The plan was to let the HQ tanks go for the flag whilst the 5 other Panzer 38(t)E's went to the Soviet flank. I knew the Soviets didn't start near the flag, so the first challenge would be finding them before they found me. The Panzer IIB's would assist the HQ tanks after all anti-tank threats had been removed.

The HQ tanks spotted a T-34 soon after moving towards the flag and after destroying a 45mm AT gun and a T-26 in the field the flanking force would soon reach, so they withdrew until it was destroyed by the tanks moving up on the Soviet flank. The flanking force found the field the HQ tanks had just destroyed the T-26 and 45mm AT gun in to be full of infantry guns, infantry and a 45mm AT gun, with BT-7's racing to the flag. All were destroyed, the BT-7's were surprised so they couldn't really respond.



Turn 11. The aftermath of the battle in the field. The flanking force has just destroyed the T-34, still looking for/facing the HQ tanks, off screen.



The last moments of a BA-10M. The HQ tanks and the Panzer IIB's are beginning to move in the background.



Turn 22, the end.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 1 Rifle squad and 2 trucks.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze), killed 1 truck.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 nothing.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Maxim crew, 2 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold) and Panzer Ace, killed 43 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 5 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 DShK 39 crews, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 2 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22 and 3 T-26 M39's.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 50 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 4 50mm mortar teams, 1 AT Rifle squad, 2 BA-10M's, 3 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 8 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 Sniper squad, 1 F-22, 1 Truck, 1 DShK crew and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 48 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 Truck, 3 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 2 BT-7's and 1 76mm infantry gun crew.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 53 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 7 Maxim crews, 2 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 3 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 5 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39 and 1 76mm infantry gun crew.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 40 Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 2 T-26 M33's, 2 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 BA-10M.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 46 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 5 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 6 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 2 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 1 50mm mortar team, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 1 Truck and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 52 Rifle squads, 1 BA-6, 4 AT Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 4 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 5 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 2 DShK crews and 1 T-26S M39.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 22 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 16 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 21 Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews and 1 DShK crew.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Panzer Ace, killed 19 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew,1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 Truck.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 23 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews and 1 T-26 M33.

Non-core:

3/1-37 Aufklaerung/1: Veteran Driver.
/2: nothing.

2/1-58 Pionier/1: nothing.
/2: Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze).

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 6:12:41 PM   
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Battle 18. Legendary victory. One track hit, the tank was recovered. 28 turn time limit. Late October.



Yellow circle: 2 T-26 M33's.
Red circle: 2 KV-1E M40's.

The start. The plan was to have the Panzer IIB's move towards the two flags on one side of the map (off screen) as soon as the Panzer 38(t)E's had captured the first flag and had distracted the KV-1's.



Turn 8. My tanks have just overrun an infantry position.



Turn 14. The HQ tanks kill a number of AT Rifle squads near the first flag.



The end on turn 27, you've already seen what happened to the KV-1E's in an earlier post.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 1 Rifle squad and 2 trucks.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze), killed 1 truck.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 nothing.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Maxim crew, 2 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold) and Panzer Ace, killed 45 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 5 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 DShK 39 crews, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 2 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 3 T-26 M39's and 1 KV-1E M40.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 54 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 3 BA-10M's, 3 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 8 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 Sniper squad, 1 F-22, 1 Truck, 1 DShK crew and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 51 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 3 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 2 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 KV-1E M40.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 54 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 8 Maxim crews, 2 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 3 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 3 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 5 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39 and 1 76mm infantry gun crew.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 42 Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 2 T-26 M33's, 4 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 BA-10M and 1 Truck.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 47 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 6 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 1 50mm mortar team, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 1 Truck and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 52 Rifle squads, 1 BA-6, 4 AT Rifle squads, 7 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 5 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 2 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39 and 1 Truck.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 22 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 19 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 25 Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews and 1 DShK crew.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Panzer Ace, killed 20 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew,1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 Truck.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 24 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews and 1 T-26 M33.

Non-core:

1/1-37 Aufklaerung/1:nothing.
/2: Veteran Driver.

2/1-58 Pionier/1: nothing.
/2: Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze).

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 7:27:46 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ComradeP
I've just finished a very intense battle (well, the last few turns). I faced 2 KV-1E M40's, where the "E" probably unofficially stands for "eats German early war tanks alive". It's a KV-1 with additional armour plates. As if the original wasn't bad enough to deal with for my Panzer 38(t)E's. I ended up duelling with them at a range of 50 meters and less, where my APCR shells had a chance to penetrate the hull in some areas, the turret in some areas and the rear. I was facing a time limit, so I was happy the tank crews decided to try and recapture a flag, as it allowed me to flank them.

The leading HQ tank suffered a track hit, but the duel was over before the KV-1 crews really knew what was going on. They drove in through the woods on the left, my 5 Panzer 38(t)E's were hiding behind a low ridge and I ordered them to rush to their flank whilst the HQ tanks lured them in. The HQ tanks were ordered to withdraw in the reaction phase. There's a destroyed F-22 in the background.


That is a fantastic job. Taking out two KV-1Es with Panzer 38ts at 50 meters without taking a loss is just outstanding. I'm not sure I or the testers could manage that.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 7:28:21 PM   
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The start. I can't mark enemy positions or flags on this screenshot due to the map's visibility issues.


We'll fix this map ASAP, sorry for the issues it caused.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 7:56:22 PM   
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quote:

That is a fantastic job. Taking out two KV-1Es with Panzer 38ts at 50 meters without taking a loss is just outstanding. I'm not sure I or the testers could manage that.


I was mostly very lucky that they decided to attack, specifically: that they decided to attack the Panzer 38(t)E's. If they had decided to stay put in their position in the open or if they had decided to move towards the Panzer IIB's, I would've been in some serious trouble.

The ambush went just as I had planned it. The key was not to give the KV-1's the time to fire, as my tanks would be completely screwed otherwise. In this case, one hit a track of a HQ Panzer 38(t)E but the other didn't have the chance to fire.

The KV-1's could've easily destroyed my tanks, and there was a chance that all of the APCR shells would simply bounce. In this case, about 1/4 went through the armour, which was enough. Seeing my tank crews desperately fire shell after shell before the hits that eventually destroyed the tanks went through was one of those classic wargaming moments.

Even with a solid "ambush them at close range" plan, I needed some luck and I got that. I still prefer to be good rather than lucky, but a bit of luck from time to time doesn't hurt.

quote:

We'll fix this map ASAP, sorry for the issues it caused.


There were no actual issues with how the battle on the map played out, the visibility was just a bit limited which hindered the taking of the starting turn screenshot.

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By the way: it's good to hear from you Erik. As you didn't post anything for 3 days, I was sort of worried something had happened, with all the news of natural disasters in the US.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 8:29:07 PM   
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There were no actual issues with how the battle on the map played out, the visibility was just a bit limited which hindered the taking of the starting turn screenshot.


Aha, thanks, I misunderstood. The visibility on that map is intended to be a bit limited, due to the lighting conditions.

Also, I was on vacation last Saturday through Tuesday. Returned on Wednesday to a massive pile of work and spent all week just trying to catch up. Sorry I've been a bit quiet.

Among the things I was working on though was the first update. We have quite a few fixes and improvements lined up. The first public beta version of that update should be released next week and hopefully the official release will follow in a week or two after that, depending on how testing goes.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 8:46:59 PM   
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I'm not sure what the odds are for facing BT-5's and early model T-26's, but maybe the chance of at least facing BT-7's and late model T-26's could be increased a bit after July or so. It feels a bit odd to face the truly obsolete models in October.

Although I haven't faced T-34's in the next 3 battles, by my count I've faced either heavy armour (KV-1, KV-2, Matilda Mk II's) or T-34's in 10 out of 21 battles thus far. To me, that sounds just about right for 1941 considering that the vast majority of the tanks the Soviets were using were 1930's tank variants.

Battle 19. Legendary victory. Like battle 20, this battle mostly took a while because I had to manually target enemy units after my tanks ran out of ammo. Generally, ammunition levels have been around 60% or around 80%, with ammunition levels improving with the onset of winter (this is less weird than it sounds: to the Wehrmacht, mud in Autumn created more logistics difficulties than the early snow). Now that the Soviets are attacking in December starting in battle 21, ammunition levels are down to around 70%, which is also realistic in my opinion.

To get back on track in terms of the timetable, there was only 1 battle in November, battle 20.

Back to battle 19.

Compared to the previous battle, this was a piece of cake. I could see all enemy tanks at the start, and they were all promptly destroyed before they could do much, 4 out of 8 T-26's didn't get the chance to fire a single shot.



Red circle: 8 T-26 M33's.
Yellow circle: 45mm AT gun.

The start. The plan was pretty simple: duel with the enemy tanks, then move up to the flags. HQ tanks and non-core Panzer IVD's to the east, the rest to the west.



The western group approaches the flag.



The end on turn 17. There isn't much more to show. The tanks drove to the flag and then I spend about 10 turns selecting targets for their MG's after they ran out of HE ammo.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 1 Rifle squad and 2 trucks.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze), killed 1 truck.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 nothing.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Maxim crew, 3 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 52 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 6 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 DShK 39 crews, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 3 T-26 M39's and 1 KV-1E M40.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 56 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 3 BA-10M's, 3 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 8 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 7 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 Sniper squad, 1 F-22, 3 Trucks, 1 DShK crew and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 54 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 3 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 2 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 KV-1E M40.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 55 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 8 Maxim crews, 2 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 3 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 5 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 Truck.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 44 Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 3 T-26 M33's, 4 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 BA-10M's and 1 Truck.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 50 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 5 T-26 M33's, 7 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 1 50mm mortar team, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 2 Trucks and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 57 Rifle squads, 1 BA-6, 4 AT Rifle squads, 7 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 5 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 2 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39 and 1 Truck.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 25 Rifle squads, 2 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 21 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 26 Rifle squads, 4 Maxim crews and 1 DShK crew.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Panzer Ace, killed 22 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew, 1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 Truck and 1 50mm mortar team.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 28 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews and 1 T-26 M33.

Non-core:

2/1/2-25 Panzer/1:nothing.
/2: Veteran driver.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 8:50:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ComradeP
I'm not sure what the odds are for facing BT-5's and early model T-26's, but maybe the chance of at least facing BT-7's and late model T-26's could be increased a bit after July or so. It feels a bit odd to face the truly obsolete models in October.


The odds do decrease quite a lot with each passing month. It's still possible though. By 1942 it should be pretty much impossible, but there is a small chance through the winter from what I recall.

We're hoping to have that MG not auto-targeting when main gun ammo is out issue fixed for the first update.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 8:53:38 PM   
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Aha, thanks, I misunderstood. The visibility on that map is intended to be a bit limited, due to the lighting conditions.


There were mostly some weird graphics when I zoomed out, which probably indicated how the map looked like in the editor. For example: there would be a rectangular block of a (slightly) different colour than the ground around a road, to indicate a road tile I presume.

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Also, I was on vacation last Saturday through Tuesday. Returned on Wednesday to a massive pile of work and spent all week just trying to catch up. Sorry I've been a bit quiet.


That explains. You don't have to be sorry for being a bit quiet, You're normally quite active on these forums and the Wargamer (when a new Matrix title is released), so I was wondering whether anything had happened.

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Among the things I was working on though was the first update. We have quite a few fixes and improvements lined up. The first public beta version of that update should be released next week and hopefully the official release will follow in a week or two after that, depending on how testing goes.


OK, good to hear. I haven't found any new bugs or glitches in the last few battles. I had a CTD or two and the interaction between my graphics card and the game sometimes causes the game to freeze, after which the graphics card's dsettings are reset automatically, but those are infrequent problems that just happen from time to time which may or may not be directly related to the game.

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The odds do decrease quite a lot with each passing month. It's still possible though. By 1942 it should be pretty much impossible, but there is a small chance through the winter from what I recall.


OK, good. I was just a bit surprised to face T-26 M33's in one battle and BT-5's in the next, in October/November 1941.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/29/2011 9:40:01 PM   
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Battle 20. Legendary victory.

Aside from the Luftwaffe's preference for hitting infantry, the appearance of the first ZiS-3 (it's spelled "ZIS" for both the ZiS-2 and ZiS-3 in the game, with a capital I instead of a lower case i) and the appearance of the first StuG IIIB's (I'm a big fan of assault guns/tank destroyers), there was nothing special about the battle. It mostly took a long time due to having to select MG targets manually. It took me about 40 minutes to play about 13 minutes of in-game time, and that's at 3x speed.



Red circle: 6 BT-5's

Start. The plan was to flank the enemy positions, after receiving a warning about minefields. Panzer IIB's and StuG IIIB's would wait a while until the anti-tank defenses were removed and would then move to the central part of the map. The Panzer 38(t)E's were tasked with moving towards the edge of the map, before wheeling to the left and moving towards the flags. I finally found a use for the recon units, which cleaned up some infantry, although they had to retreat a few times due to the presence of DShK's, which would tear them to pieces.

It seems I forgot to turn the camera towards the flags prior to taking the screenshot, so my apologies for that. The flags are in the upper left.

At this zoom level, you can see that the ground textures for the various kinds of terrain types can cause some graphical oddities.



Turn 7. We're slowly rolling forwards, most of the BT-5's are gone by now.





Some nice flames and bursts of automatic fire, in both cases "danger close" to hitting the tank commander of another Panzer IIB. In the second screenshot, the Panzer IIB is about to destroy a BA-10, pretty impressive at that range (over 600 meters, IIRC).



My recon units are happy to do something for a change.



The end. The ZiS-3 was in the woods near the first flag.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 1 Rifle squad and 2 trucks.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze), killed 1 truck.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 nothing.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver, killed 3 Rifle squads.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 1 Maxim crew, 9 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 57 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 6 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 DShK 39 crews, 4 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 3 T-26 M39's, 1 KV-1E M40 and 1 ZiS-3.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 61 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 3 BA-10M's, 3 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 8 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 7 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 Sniper squad, 1 F-22, 3 Trucks, 1 DShK crew and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 56 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 3 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 2 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 KV-1E M40.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 58 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 8 Maxim crews, 2 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 3 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 5 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 Truck and 1 BT-5.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 46 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 3 T-26 M33's, 5 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 BA-10M's, 1 Truck and 1 BT-5.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 52 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 5 T-26 M33's, 7 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 2 50mm mortar teams, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 2 Trucks and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 66 Rifle squads, 1 BA-6, 4 AT Rifle squads, 8 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 5 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 4 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39, 1 Truck and 1 BT-5.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 27 Rifle squads, 2 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 25 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 28 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 DShK crew and 1 BA-10M.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 28 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew, 1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 Truck and 1 50mm mortar team.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Wound Badge (Silver) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 30 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews and 1 T-26 M33.

Non-core:

1/2-6 Assault Gun /1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 Rifle squad.
/2: nothing.

Ju-87/1:nothing.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 2 Rifle squads.

As an aside: I got the kills corruption bug again in battle 17 or 18, so I've deducted the kills from the previous battle from the kills shown in the end battle report.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 5/31/2011 8:40:15 PM   
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I'm now at battle 28 in February 1942, I'll update the AAR tomorrow. AT Rifle squads, now equipped with PTRS and PTRD anti-tank rifles are becoming a bigger threat than Soviet tanks.

Whilst browsing through the scenarios I noticed that the late Panzer IIIL has the same availability date as the original one, July 1942.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/1/2011 4:53:12 PM   
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Battle 21. Legendary victory.



The start. The enemy tanks, BT-7's and a T-60, are in front of my defensive position. The plan was to simply hold my positions, as the enemy didn't have good medium or heavy tanks.



Turn 8. The enemy tanks have been destroyed and we're slowly mopping up the remaining infantry.



The end on turn 24.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 1 Rifle squad, 2 Trucks and 1 Sniper squad.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze), killed 1 Truck and 1 Rifle squad.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 nothing.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver, killed 3 Rifle squads.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 1 Maxim crew, 9 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 61 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 7 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 DShK 39 crews, 4 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 3 T-26 M39's, 1 KV-1E M40, 1 ZiS-3 and 1 T-60.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 63 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 3 BA-10M's, 5 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 8 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 7 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 Sniper squads, 1 F-22, 3 Trucks, 1 DShK crew and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 56 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 3 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 4 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 KV-1E M40.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 60 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 8 Maxim crews, 3 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 3 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 5 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 Truck and 1 BT-5.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 46 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 3 T-26 M33's, 5 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 BA-10M's, 1 Truck and 1 BT-5.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 53 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 5 T-26 M33's, 7 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 2 50mm mortar teams, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 2 Trucks and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 66 Rifle squads, 2 BA-6's, 4 AT Rifle squads, 8 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 5 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 4 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39, 2 Trucks and 1 BT-5.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 27 Rifle squads, 2 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 26 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 28 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 DShK crew and 1 BA-10M.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 28 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew, 1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 Trucks and 1 50mm mortar team.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Wound Badge (Silver) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 30 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews and 1 T-26 M33.

Non-core:

Ju-87/1: Killed 1 Rifle squad.
/2: nothing.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/1/2011 5:09:41 PM   
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Battle 22. Legendary victory.

This was the first battle where 4 T-34's appeared. Soviet tank numbers are starting to increase, which is good as it's more challenging.



Red circle: 4 T-34's and 2 45mm AT guns.
Yellow circle: T-26 M39, BA-10M and another 45mm AT gun.

The plan was to move the platoon of 5 Panzer 38(t)E's forwards in the direction of the trains, so the T-34's wouldn't be able to spot them. I expected the T-34's to move towards the flags, which are off-screen to the southwest, thus exposing their flanks to my Panzers.

The plan worked, after a short duel the T-34's were destroyed by turn 7.



Turn 2. The T-26 M39's last moments as seen from the perspective of the tanks firing the fatal shells.



The T-34's have all been destroyed.



The end on turn 12, it was a pretty short battle.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 1 Rifle squad, 2 Trucks and 1 Sniper squad.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze), killed 1 Truck and 1 Rifle squad.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 Veteran Driver.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver, killed 3 Rifle squads.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 1 Maxim crew, 9 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 61 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 8 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 DShK 39 crews, 4 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 4 T-26 M39's, 1 KV-1E M40, 1 ZiS-3 and 1 T-60.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 63 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 4 BA-10M's, 5 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 8 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 7 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 Sniper squads, 1 F-22, 3 Trucks, 1 DShK crew and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 57 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 4 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 4 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 4 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 KV-1E M40.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 60 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 9 Maxim crews, 3 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 3 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 Truck and 1 BT-5.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 47 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 3 T-26 M33's, 6 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 BA-10M's, 1 Truck and 1 BT-5.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 56 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 5 T-26 M33's, 7 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 2 50mm mortar teams, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 2 Trucks and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 68 Rifle squads, 2 BA-6's, 4 AT Rifle squads, 8 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 5 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 4 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39, 2 Trucks, 1 BT-5 and 2 T-34/76 M41's.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 29 Rifle squads, 2 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 27 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 28 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 DShK crew and 1 BA-10M.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 28 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew, 1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 Trucks and 1 50mm mortar team.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Wound Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 33 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews, 1 T-26 M33 and 2 Trucks.

Non-core:

105mm/1: Killed 1 Rifle squad.
/2:nothing.
/3:nothing.
/4:nothing.

150mm/1: nothing.
/2: Killed 1 Rifle squad.
/3:nothing.
/4 War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 45mm AT gun crew.

1/2-6 81mm Mortar/1:nothing.
/2:nothing.
/3: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 Rifle squad.
/4:nothing.
/5: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 2 Rifle squads.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/1/2011 5:25:44 PM   
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Battle 23. Legendary victory. Same map again.



Red circle: 4 T-34's and 2 45mm AT guns.

The plan was to destroy one of the 45mm AT guns, the one I could see, with the HQ tanks and then back off towards the 5 other Panzer 38(t)E's that were initially held in reserve until I knew which way the T-34's were headed, as in this case there were flags off-screen to the southwest and one to the east. In the end, 3 T-34's went to the southern flags and only 1 went to the eastern one.

I used the woods to duel with the T-34's at close range and from angles they couldn't see clearly.

The Panzer IIB's and the Sd.Kfz. 222's guarded the eastern flag.

My infantry would deal with the Soviet infantry trying to sneak up on the southern flags by hugging the edge of the map.



2 Stuka's in 1 screenshot. The actual air strikes were pretty useless as always, but the screenshot's kind of neat.



Turn 19. The last T-34 bites the dust.



The end on turn 23. The Panzer IIB's have halted after moving forwards a bit, as there was a 76.2mm infantry gun in a building.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 2 Rifle squads, 2 Trucks and 1 Sniper squad.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 Truck, 1 Rifle squad and 1 DShK crew.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 Veteran Driver.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver, killed 3 Rifle squads.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 1 Maxim crew, 10 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 61 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 8 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 4 BA-10M's, 3 DShK 39 crews, 4 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 3 T34/76 M41's, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 4 T-26 M39's, 1 KV-1E M40, 1 ZiS-3 and 1 T-60.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 63 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 4 BA-10M's, 5 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 9 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 7 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 Sniper squads, 1 F-22, 3 Trucks, 2 DShK crews and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 58 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 4 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 4 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 4 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew and 1 KV-1E M40.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver) and Veteran Driver, killed 60 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 9 Maxim crews, 3 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 3 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 Truck, 1 BT-5 and 1 T-34/76 M41.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 49 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 4 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 3 T-26 M33's, 6 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 BA-10M's, 1 Truck and 1 BT-5.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 57 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 5 T-26 M33's, 7 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 2 50mm mortar teams, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 2 Trucks and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 73 Rifle squads, 2 BA-6's, 4 AT Rifle squads, 8 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 5 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 7 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39, 2 Trucks, 1 BT-5 and 4 T-34/76 M41's.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 29 Rifle squads, 2 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 28 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 28 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 DShK crew and 1 BA-10M.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 31 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew, 1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 Trucks and 1 50mm mortar team.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Wound Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 33 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews, 1 T-26 M33 and 2 Trucks.

Non-core:

Ju-87 (elite)/1 Iron Cross 2nd Class, killed 2 Rifle squads.
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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/13/2011 8:01:57 PM   
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I'm now in April 1942, at battle 39 or 40. I'll update the AAR soon.

I've played a number of battles today and was hoping to reach the refitting point in May, but the 300mm homing missiles the Soviets are firing at me halfway through a battle are causing a lot of pain in the battle I'm playing now, so I'll have to play the battle over and over until the Soviets keep failing their radio checks, it seems. As I'm defending, moving around every phase isn't really an option and even if I do, it usually doesn't help much. The Katyusha's cover a wide area and even a scratch tends to destroy a tank. I rarely see a tank simply get damaged by Katyusha fire, it's almost always destroyed.

It's really annoying to prepare a good defensive position, only to have the Soviets send rockets over that they shouldn't even have at this point to wreck my tanks. The "insult to injury" part is that the primary German support asset, the Luftwaffe, is more or less completely useless currently.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/13/2011 8:44:21 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ComradeP
I've played a number of battles today and was hoping to reach the refitting point in May, but the 300mm homing missiles the Soviets are firing at me halfway through a battle are causing a lot of pain in the battle I'm playing now, so I'll have to play the battle over and over until the Soviets keep failing their radio checks, it seems.


If you send me the random campaign scenario files, I can edit out those 300mm Katyushas.

Stukas should work much better in the first update (as far as logical targeting) and new random campaigns will not have 300mm Katyushas in them (among other heavy artillery) thanks to the pain you went through and the feedback you provided.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/13/2011 11:10:50 PM   
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Removing the 300mm's would be removing the symptom, but not the problem, as the problem is their availability date and quantity/chance of appearance, not their effectiveness per se.

I don't know if changes to availability dates will have an effect on random campaigns, though, or if every battle is already configured at the start of the campaign (I'm not entirely sure what the random campaign initialization process does).

The Soviet heavy artillery is much more of a problem to the people who only play through a battle once. I can always restart. It's annoying, but I can still live with it. The 6 82mm Katyusha's that made the game crash were even quite amusing in a way. There's a certain comical charm to seeing the entire screen fill with rocket smoke and the game crashing, as if it wants to spare me the pain of watching what happened when the rockets hit the ground (2 tanks had already been destroyed).

Thanks to being able to speed up the battle (thank you for that feature, with all my heart: thank you), battles I need to play again don't necessarily last that long. If every battle would last an hour in real time, that would be much more of a problem.

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After two more battles, 7th Panzer's veterans were sent to France for a well deserved rest, the division's equipment was also modernized. I was expecting some kind of transition screen explaining that the division went to France for several months, but the game simply jumped from battle 40 in April 1942 to battle 41 in January 1943.

7th Panzer now has Panzer IIIL's to replace their trusty Panzer 38(t)E's and Panzer IIF's to replace the Panzer IIB's. The latter upgrade isn't really a quantum leap, but it's still nice.

The early war Sd.Kfz.222's have been swapped for uparmoured versions.

My PzG's are now equipped with MG42's, not sure if there's much of a difference aside from the MG they're using.

I even had points to spend for the first battle in 1943. I didn't buy anything, though.

For some reason, the battle isn't numbered, unless I'm missing the line in the briefing screen detailing what battle it is. All the medals/awards/abilities did switch correctly to the units in their new vehicles.

As an aside: the lack of updates in the past ~2 weeks was due to WitE testing requiring all of my attention, not due to a fading interest. As it stands now, I'll play the campaign until the end.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/14/2011 5:33:31 PM   
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Battle 24.



The start. Enemy forces are concentrated near the factory you can see in the upper part of the screenshot. The enemy has T-60's as tank support. There's a BA-10M on the frozen river.

My Panzer 38(t)E's are facing the T-60's on the right. In the center of the screenshot are my Panzer IIB's with non-core Panzer IVD's to their left. Further to the left (not in the screenshot) are Sd.Kfz. 222's. My infantry is in the ruins right of the center of the screenshot.



Turn 5. All T-60's have been destroyed.



The end. The enemy is left with a large mob of Rifle squads that try to walk to the flags.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 2 Rifle squads, 2 Trucks and 1 Sniper squad.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 Truck, 1 Rifle squad and 1 DShK crew.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 1 Rifle squad.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 Veteran Driver.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver, killed 4 Rifle squads.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 1 Maxim crew, 10 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 63 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 9 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 4 BA-10M's, 3 DShK 39 crews, 4 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 3 T34/76 M41's, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 4 T-26 M39's, 1 KV-1E M40, 1 ZiS-3 and 1 T-60.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 64 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 4 BA-10M's, 5 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 9 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 7 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 Sniper squads, 1 F-22, 3 Trucks, 2 DShK crews and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 60 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 4 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 4 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 4 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 KV-1E M40 and 1 T-60.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 62 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 9 Maxim crews, 3 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 3 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 Truck, 1 BT-5, 1 T-34/76 M41 and 3 T-60's.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 50 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 4 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 3 T-26 M33's, 6 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 3 BA-10M's, 1 Truck, 1 BT-5 and 2 T-60's.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 57 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 5 T-26 M33's, 7 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 2 50mm mortar teams, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 2 Trucks and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 75 Rifle squads, 2 BA-6's, 4 AT Rifle squads, 9 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 5 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 7 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39, 2 Trucks, 1 BT-5, 4 T-34/76 M41's and 1 T-60.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 29 Rifle squads, 2 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 28 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 29 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 DShK crew, 1 BA-10M and 1 T-60.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 31 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew, 1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 Trucks and 1 50mm mortar team.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Wound Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 33 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews, 1 T-26 M33 and 2 Trucks.

Non-core:

2/1/2-25 Panzer/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, killed 2 Rifle squads.
/2: nothing.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/14/2011 5:44:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ComradeP

Removing the 300mm's would be removing the symptom, but not the problem, as the problem is their availability date and quantity/chance of appearance, not their effectiveness per se.

I don't know if changes to availability dates will have an effect on random campaigns, though, or if every battle is already configured at the start of the campaign (I'm not entirely sure what the random campaign initialization process does).



The tweaks to the Artillery are intended to reduce the appearance of Medium artillery and eliminate the appearance of the heavy Artillery (203 and 300mm) in future random campaign games.

But these changes won't be in affect for any of your remaning battles. But Erik ( or I) could edit them out of your remaining battles.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/14/2011 5:46:39 PM   
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Battle 25.



Red circles: 3 T-34's and 1 BT-7, with 2 T-34's on the left and a T-34 and BT-7 on the right.

My tanks are in ambush positions on a downward slope. As soon as the T-34's would reach the top of the slope, they would expose their flanks and would be shot. The plan worked, although there was a hairy moment when two of the T-34's came across it a bit too close to my tanks for flanking shots, luckily my HQ tanks saved the day and distracted the T-34's long enough for the other tanks to score good hits.



Turn 19, the enemy tanks have been destroyed.



The end, my tanks are counterattacking the infantry.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 3 Rifle squads, 2 Trucks and 1 Sniper squad.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 Truck, 2 Rifle squads and 1 DShK crew.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 2 Rifle squads.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 Veteran Driver.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver, killed 4 Rifle squads.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 1 Maxim crew, 10 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 65 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 9 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 5 BA-10M's, 3 DShK 39 crews, 4 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 3 T34/76 M41's, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 4 T-26 M39's, 1 KV-1E M40, 1 ZiS-3 and 1 T-60.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 69 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 4 BA-10M's, 5 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 9 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 7 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 Sniper squads, 1 F-22, 3 Trucks, 2 DShK crews and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 60 Rifle squads, 3 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 4 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 4 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 4 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 KV-1E M40 and 1 T-60.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver) and Wound Badge (Gold), killed 62 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 9 Maxim crews, 3 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 3 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 Truck, 1 BT-5, 2 T-34/76 M41's and 3 T-60's.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 50 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 4 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 1 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 3 T-26 M33's, 6 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 3 BA-10M's, 1 Truck, 1 BT-5, 2 T-60's and 1 T-34 M41.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 57 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 5 T-26 M33's, 7 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 2 BA-10M's, 2 50mm mortar teams, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 2 Trucks and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 75 Rifle squads, 2 BA-6's, 4 AT Rifle squads, 9 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 6 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 7 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39, 2 Trucks, 1 BT-5, 5 T-34/76 M41's and 1 T-60.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 29 Rifle squads, 2 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 28 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 29 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 DShK crew, 1 BA-10M and 1 T-60.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 32 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew, 1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 Trucks and 1 50mm mortar team.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Wound Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 34 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews, 1 T-26 M33 and 2 Trucks.

Non-core:

2/1/2-6 PzG/1: nothing.
/2: Close Combat Bar (Bronze).

105mm/1: nothing.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 Rifle squad.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/14/2011 5:47:54 PM   
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quote:

But these changes won't be in affect for any of your remaning battles. But Erik ( or I) could edit them out of your remaining battles.


So all battles have been generated already? Changed availability dates for equipment won't have an impact?

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/14/2011 5:54:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ComradeP

quote:

But these changes won't be in affect for any of your remaning battles. But Erik ( or I) could edit them out of your remaining battles.


So all battles have been generated already? Changed availability dates for equipment won't have an impact?


Yes, the battles have been generated, so changing the availability dates won't affect the battles you have remaining in the Campaign.


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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/14/2011 5:58:35 PM   
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Battle 26.



The start, all enemy tanks are visible in the screenshot, but they can't see mine due to them being in a lower part of the terrain.

Unfortunately for them, my FlaK 36 could see them clearly from its position a few meters behind the edge of the treeline (so the enemy tanks couldn't see it).



Turn 2. Always a good sight for the German player: a line of burning or destroyed T-34's from their starting points pointing towards the flag. FlaK 36's easily win "king of the hill" contests as long as they're in cover.



The end. I've turned the camera in the direction where most of the AI infantry and a few AT guns were concentrated.

The AT guns were north of the east-west road, right of the center of the screenshot.

This was the first battle where the AI had SMG squads.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 3 Rifle squads, 2 Trucks and 1 Sniper squad.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 Truck, 3 Rifle squads and 1 DShK crew.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 2 Rifle squads.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 Veteran Driver.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver, killed 4 Rifle squads.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 1 Maxim crew, 10 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 66 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 9 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 5 BA-10M's, 3 DShK 39 crews, 4 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 3 T34/76 M41's, 3 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 4 T-26 M39's, 1 KV-1E M40, 1 ZiS-3, 1 T-60 and 1 SMG squad.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 73 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 4 BA-10M's, 5 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 11 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 7 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 Sniper squads, 1 F-22, 3 Trucks, 2 DShK crews and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 61 Rifle squads, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 4 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 4 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 4 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 KV-1E M40 and 1 T-60.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver) and Wound Badge (Gold), killed 63 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 9 Maxim crews, 3 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 4 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 Trucks, 1 BT-5, 2 T-34/76 M41's and 3 T-60's.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 51 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 4 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 2 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 3 T-26 M33's, 6 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 3 BA-10M's, 1 Truck, 1 BT-5, 2 T-60's, 1 T-34 M41 and 1 SMG squad.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 58 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 5 T-26 M33's, 7 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 50mm mortar teams, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 3 Trucks and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 75 Rifle squads, 2 BA-6's, 4 AT Rifle squads, 9 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 5 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 6 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 7 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39, 3 Trucks, 1 BT-5, 5 T-34/76 M41's and 1 T-60.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 30 Rifle squads, 2 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 29 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 30 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 DShK crew, 1 BA-10M and 1 T-60.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 34 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew, 1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 Trucks and 1 50mm mortar team.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Wound Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 34 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews, 1 T-26 M33 and 2 Trucks.

Non-core:

88mm (now elite)/1 War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 4 T-34 M42's.

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RE: 7th Panzer 97 battle long campaign AAR - 6/14/2011 6:05:43 PM   
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Battle 27:



Standard setup: Panzer 38(t)E's facing the enemy tanks, Panzer IIB's on the right, infantry in the buildings.



Turkey shoot of T-26's, they were all gone within 80 seconds.



The end, my tanks have started to counterattack. This was one of the few battles where the enemy attack was stopped before it had a chance to get going. None of the T-26's even had a chance to move.

There was also a BT-7 at the left flank, but that was shot as soon as it was spotted.

Core:

1/1/2-6 PzG/1 Close Combat Bar (Bronze), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Tank Destruction Badge (Silver), killed 3 Rifle squads, 2 Trucks and 1 Sniper squad.
/2 Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), Close Combat Bar (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 2nd Class, killed 1 Truck, 3 Rifle squads and 1 DShK crew.
/3: Close Combat Bar (Bronze), Infantry Assault Badge (Bronze), killed 2 Rifle squads.

Transports: /1 Veteran Driver.
/2 Veteran Driver.
/3 Veteran Driver.

1/1-37 Aufklaerung /1: Veteran Driver, killed 4 Rifle squads.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Bronze) and War Merit Cross 1st Class, killed 1 Maxim crew, 10 Rifle squads and 1 50mm mortar team.

HQ 3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Gold), Panzer Ace and Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 68 Rifle squads, 5 50mm mortar teams, 9 Maxim crews, 9 45mm AT gun crew, 2 BT-7's, 5 BA-10M's, 3 DShK 39 crews, 4 BT-5's, 1 T-26S M39, 2 BA-6's, 2 AT Rifle squads, 3 T34/76 M41's, 4 T-26 M33's, 1 F-22, 4 T-26 M39's, 1 KV-1E M40, 1 ZiS-3, 1 T-60 and 1 SMG squad.
/2: Wound Badge (Black), Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Gold), War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Iron Cross 1st Class, killed 74 Rifle squads, 4 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 Maxim crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 3 AT Rifle squads, 4 BA-10M's, 5 BT-7's, 3 BT-5's, 1 122mm gun, 11 45mm AT gun crews, 2 Flamethrower squads, 1 BA-6, 3 BT-7M's, 8 T-26 M33's, 2 T34/76 M41's, 3 Sniper squads, 1 F-22, 3 Trucks, 2 DShK crews and 1 T-26 M39.

2/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 62 Rifle squads, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 3 50mm mortar crews, 4 T-26 M33's, 2 Trucks, 4 Maxim crews, 1 AT Rifle squad, 3 Sniper squads, 4 T34/76 M41's, 1 F-22, 1 BA-10M, 1 DShK crew, 5 BT-7's, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 1 KV-1E M40 and 1 T-60.
/2: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Ace, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver) and Wound Badge (Gold), killed 63 Rifle squads, 3 T-26 M39's, 2 76mm infantry gun crews, 9 Maxim crews, 3 BT-7's, 1 45mm AT gun crew, 4 AT Rifle squads, 2 BA-10M's, 5 T-26 M33's, 5 DShK 39 crews, 6 50mm mortar teams, 2 Sniper squads, 1 T34/57 M41, 1 Flamethrower squad, 1 T-26S M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 Trucks, 1 BT-5, 2 T-34/76 M41's and 3 T-60's.
/3: Wound Badge (Black), Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, German Cross (Gold), War Merit Cross 1st Class and Wound Badge (Silver), killed 52 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 BT-7, 4 45mm AT gun crews, 1 BT-7M, 4 DShK crews, 1 BA-3, 1 KV-2 M41, 2 AT Rifle squad, 1 Sniper team, 4 T-26 M33's, 6 50mm mortar teams, 1 T-26 M39, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 3 BA-10M's, 1 Truck, 1 BT-5, 2 T-60's, 1 T-34 M41 and 1 SMG squad.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Wound Badge (Silver), Veteran Driver, Panzer Ace, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Gold), Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 1 T-26 M39, 58 Rifle squads, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 4 BT-7's, 7 Maxim crews, 5 AT Rifle squads, 5 45mm AT gun crews, 6 T-26 M33's, 7 DShK crews, 1 BT-7M, 3 F-22's, 3 BA-10M's, 2 50mm mortar teams, 1 BA-10, 1 T-26 M39, 2 BT-5's, 1 T-34/76 M41, 3 Trucks and 1 Flamethrower squad.
/5: Wound Badge (Black), Iron Cross 2nd Class, Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Iron Cross 1st Class, Veteran Driver, Wound Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 77 Rifle squads, 2 BA-6's, 5 AT Rifle squads, 9 Maxim crews, 1 BA-3, 2 BT-7M's, 7 T-26 M33, 2 45mm AT gun crews, 2 50mm mortar teams, 6 BT-7's, 1 BA-10M, 7 DShK crews, 1 T-26S M39, 3 Trucks, 1 BT-5, 5 T-34/76 M41's and 1 T-60.

1/3/2-25 Panzer Regiment/1: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 32 Rifle squads, 2 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 T-26 M39.
/2: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class and Panzer Ace, killed 29 Rifle squads, 1 50mm mortar crew, 1 Maxim crew and 1 AT Rifle squad.
/3: Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 1st Class and Panzer Ace, killed 30 Rifle squads, 5 Maxim crews, 1 DShK crew, 1 BA-10M, 1 T-60, 1 Sniper squad and 1 SMG squad.
/4: War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 36 Rifle squads, 2 Sniper teams, 1 BA-10, 1 Maxim crew, 1 BT-7M, 1 76mm infantry gun crew, 2 Trucks, 1 50mm mortar team and 1 BA-6.
/5: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Veteran Driver, War Merit Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Knights Cross to the Iron Cross 1st Class, Wound Badge (Black), Panzer Assault Badge (Silver), Panzer Ace, Wound Badge (Silver), War Merit Cross 1st Class and German Cross (Gold), killed 35 Rifle squads, 1 Sniper team, 3 50mm mortar teams, 4 Maxim crews, 1 T-26 M33 and 2 Trucks.

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