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A good Bastogne AAR - 3/20/2013 11:48:26 PM   
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Check this out:
http://brokenforum.com/index.php?threads/the-battered-bastards-of-bastogne-a-command-ops-christmas-special.4429/

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RE: A good Bastogne AAR - 3/21/2013 4:22:41 AM   
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I started (some time ago) a detailed playthrough of "Advance to the Sure" and I was looking forward to complete it. Yet I'm keep getting distracted by other Command Ops related things

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RE: A good Bastogne AAR - 3/21/2013 5:45:21 AM   
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Couldn't resist the temptation to compare with the Race For Bastogne game I started under build 257.

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The 26th Volksgrenadiers and the 2nd Panzer Division had orders to bypass American strongpoints wherever possible in order to focus the whole of their effort on Marnach and Hosingen. The 26th Volksgrenadiers were largely successful, reaching Hosingen while the morning fog still lingered and overrunning one of Company K's platoons south of the town. Despite overwhelming superiority, the local commander failed to press the attack on Hosingen proper. Some of his units infiltrated past Hosingen, however, and came upon C Battery, 109th Field Artillery Battalion.


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General von Lüttwitz, in command of the 47th Panzer Corps that had been tasked with capturing Marnach and Hosingen, along with a crossing over the Clerve, found himself well short of his objectives: the Americans held in Hosingen and Clervaux, and the Germans had only succeeded in taking three defended positions over the whole day: Marnach and two of the villages south of Hosingen. MacDonald writes that the success of the American defense against such overwhelming odds (two battalions against four regiments; that is, no more than two thousand men against at least ten thousand) was the most remarkable achievement by the American soldier on the first day of the offensive.


It's quite uncanny to see how my game went up to that point






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RE: A good Bastogne AAR - 3/21/2013 5:46:55 AM   
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And the savegame, for those interested

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B60Fz61zV5lgSXJGc1lEeGZGWlU/edit?usp=sharing

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RE: A good Bastogne AAR - 3/21/2013 5:58:20 AM   
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Things didn't go for me too off-rails on Day 2, as I compare the situation map on the AAR and the situation in my game at D2 20:57








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RE: A good Bastogne AAR - 3/21/2013 6:01:15 AM   
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And the saved game for D2 at 2057

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B60Fz61zV5lgVzVpbk9FdFJXa1U/edit?usp=sharing

I'm thinking I should go again through D1 2200 saved game, with the revisions done to Arty in build 258 and see whether I can get a significantly different outcome.

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RE: A good Bastogne AAR - 3/21/2013 9:21:32 AM   
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Great AAR. Thanks for the heads-up, Dave.

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RE: A good Bastogne AAR - 3/22/2013 4:21:21 PM   
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Thanks very much for the compliments! That AAR was a lot of fun to write, too—having to keep far enough ahead of the battle in A Time for Trumpets to sum up the goings-on for a given day was a great motivator to actually finish the book. I recommend it very highly.

I also wrote a Return to St. Vith AAR at the same forum, and I have another one planned using one of tukker's 1940 Netherlands scenarios. I'm just waiting for the final patch to drop before I dive in on it.

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RE: A good Bastogne AAR - 3/22/2013 7:52:19 PM   
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This is great stuff.

Thanks

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