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Random Campaign with Infantry - 10/31/2011 1:33:57 AM   
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I started a campaign with the 1st Infantry Division Short.

Having mobile PaK 36 makes a big difference for me in the playability and enjoyment of the infantry campaigns. I'm not sure if I will lose them later to upgrades but for now at least I have something to compliment the 75mm Inf guns.

If you haven't tried one with the beta update, you might give it another look.

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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 10/31/2011 1:56:09 AM   
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Because I'm an old grunt and prefer more of an infantry mix, I had started a 1st infantry random campaign previously. My gameplay however was somewhat restricted to the original placement of the PaK 36s and inability to move them.

With the latest updates, being able to move the PaKs makes the infantry part of the game much better IMO.

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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/20/2011 3:10:44 PM   
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I'm up to battle 8. Winter battles now. I forgot how different Winter maps are. My core units have accumulated a few medals. I enjoy the AAR screen, checking each unit for kills and medals.

With the latest beta update, I seem to have a more reasonable time getting enemy troops out of buildings, including towers. I had a PZIV target troops in a tower with its MG. OBA has become important for dealing with the Soviet mobile ATGs as well as my own mobile guns.


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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/20/2011 8:59:10 PM   
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After the Thanksgiving holiday period, I should have some time to start an infantry campaign myself.

Sounds like the most current beta has improved the gameplay.

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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/20/2011 10:08:42 PM   
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I don't usually play campaigns in my games. This has been interesting. Sometimes I get a few points to spend, sometimes 0. Do I replace a squad and take a chance on losing rank? Or buy something new? Do I deselect my Stukas so that I can buy OBA? There seems to be a twist to every new battle.

Maybe there will be some new campaign files for you to choose from by then.


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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/26/2011 3:12:44 PM   
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I'm getting close to the end, battle 11 of 12 and I am on the defense for the first time. Unfortunately for the AI, I am on the side with the trees and town and the AI has to cross open ground.

Last battle one of my squads received a Knight's Cross on it's Iron Cross First Class. Another squad received Veteran Sgt and Sharpshooter. This squad has the most medals.







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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/26/2011 7:51:02 PM   
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Took me 52 turns to win. I had to counter attack to kill enough units to get the points.

Final battle is a defend in the snow. I already see some T34/76-41s and I don't have any armour. Hope I can get my ATGs in good positions.


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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/29/2011 2:10:53 AM   
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Just started the 1st Infantry Campaign (Not Random) but I cannot move my Pak36s. I'm running the 2.0.329c Beta; and IIRC I had no problem moving the PaK 36 w/ the prior Beta.






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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/29/2011 2:36:15 AM   
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Because of the legacy campaigns and scenarios we had to leave the original PaKs in. The mobile PaKs have to be added or swapped to the scenarios to see them in a pre made battle. They show up in randoms as part of your infantry force.


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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/29/2011 2:40:31 AM   
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ok...thanks. My prior infantry campaign was random so that explains why I could move the Paks previously.

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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/29/2011 6:57:32 AM   
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oldspec,

I think perhaps you have started playing with an older campaign that was actually generated by the Random Campaign generator prior to the latest patch. The 1st Infantry Campaign is a Random campaign. if it was generated before this latest patch, then it uses the Pak 36 unit. This was changed to a 'Pak 36 Mobile' in the latest beta patch. But in random campaigns generated with older versions, this unit appears as 'PaK 36'. If you generate a 1st Infnatry Campaign now, it will show a "Pak 36 Mobile" for the 3/1-43 PaK
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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/29/2011 11:01:12 AM   
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Yep..I started the same random campaign as junk and the PaK 36 is WAD, i.e., mobile.

edit note: I missed the last bullet under Data Changes for the most current Beta.

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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/29/2011 7:45:30 PM   
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I´m playing the 1st infantry division 1941 short. I find it very original and handy.

Although don´t know why trucks are not able to tow antitanks .


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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 11/29/2011 10:40:00 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jafele

I´m playing the 1st infantry division 1941 short. I find it very original and handy.

Although don´t know why trucks are not able to tow antitanks .




The ability to tow some guns is one of the things we want to look at in the next game in the series.

Thanks
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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 12/1/2011 3:35:48 PM   
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That, is one thing that I am lookig forward to.

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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 12/2/2011 12:13:09 AM   
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I second that. Towing them onto or across the battlefield and unlimbering them is something we definitely need. If I were greedy I'd ask for the ability to re-limber and move them to a new position, but just being able to move them to a desired position and set them up would be good for starters. Maybe even the option to fire the 88mm flak kanone while still limbered - that would be really slick. I know the crews did fire them that way on occasion, especially if they figured they needed to move quickly after giving away their position.

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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 12/3/2011 10:31:38 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Rick

The ability to tow some guns is one of the things we want to look at in the next game in the series.



Not possible for a future patch?

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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 12/3/2011 1:55:58 PM   
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If it was as simple as patching it you would have had that ability by now.

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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 12/3/2011 7:11:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Jafele


quote:

ORIGINAL: Rick

The ability to tow some guns is one of the things we want to look at in the next game in the series.



Not possible for a future patch?


I doubt that it will be simple enough for a patch, though I would hesitate to say anything is impossible. I think right now we may need to look at adding a new unit class for guns since once we start making them movable there are other things that need to be addressed.

Thanks
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RE: Random Campaign with Infantry - 12/6/2011 1:24:59 AM   
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Of course I always recommend reading the Random Battle and Campaign Generator addendum located in the documents folder.


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