From: Houston, TX
Ha ha ... well thanks for all the interesting answers! I'm not going to string this out anymore, enough has been said - except that I just attacked the aforementioned recce unit with my 2nd SS Tiger formation plus 4 x batteries of Art. at (ironically) Villiers Bocage.
1 x smg squad = = lost none.
2 x 251 ht = = lost 1.
11 x VI Tigers = lost 6.
20mm AA ht x 4 = lost none.
AEC AC (75mm) x 8 = lost none.
Humber Scout x 61 = lost 1.
DAC AC (2pndr) x 41 = lost none.
From my fairly extensive research on armoured warfare, particularly in Normandy, plus having run tests, this is still a highly unlikely outcome even in bocage country.
I used Combat Mission - which I believe have very accurately modeled physics and good AI.
Yes, the AEC's are able to penetrate a Tiger but it has to be less than medium range, and rarely from the front - and yes the 2pdrs can track a Tiger or knock out ancillary kit but only from the side (rarely) or rear and only close up. I know there are a lot of the buggers on the Allied side swarming about, and fine though the DAC is (I've been in one, I love 'em) - losing only one scout car in this entire attack is pushing the limits of believability.
We are talking about the 2nd SS Panzer!
In my tests - the Tigers lost half a dozen or so each time, but not before the fields and lanes were littered with armoured cars every time.
Anyway - I think we've all said enough, and I am still loving the game!
You still don't give us enough info to determine what's happening. What were the supply and readiness levels? What was the recon unit's deployment? What was the terrain? Was there any shock for either side? What were the proficiencies? What was the hex scale? What was the visibility? Are you sure there was no support? We would need to see the combat report pages, among other things, to even be sure you've described it accurately - please don't take offense: you are a new player, and they often don't fully understand the reports.
Furthermore, the descriptions given of the tactical simulations made so far don't give me confidence that they even treated the recon unit as a defender, much less that they may have been dug-in in bocage or dense urban. In the real world, the power of a gun is irrelevant if it can't detect its target and drives past it, exposing its side armor. Or if the target is dug-in it may be protected by a berm or such; then it may be close to invulnerable. Also, if the frontage modeled is several kilometers, those few tigers may be spread so thin they will be automatically flanked.