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nikdav -> November 1942 (10/7/2018 11:15:55 AM)

My next scenario is a very monster, all the Eastern front forces on mid november 1942.
Work on it starts over one year ago and i hope to release it just on mid november.
The Ai work very well but need very long time for every scenario turn.
With some hint from VIC actually the time was reduced to 4min(Vic's PC)to 7min (i3 laptop)to my old Thinkpad(core2)10min!
But we must consider that there are over 1500 units on map, and this is a very stress test for the DCCP engine that work very well with the big map, better than many other engines i try.

November 1942 ver.1.0 by Davide Gambina ( nikdav )
10km/ 2day/division level/ 40 turns / Soviet AI

"In a matter of days, from 19 to 23 November 1942, the impossible, the unthinkable and unimaginable happened on the Eastern Front" (John Erickson -The road to Berlin)
November 1942 was the decisive month of the second world war.
This scenario attempts to recreate the fierce, hard struggle on Eastern front from November 1942 to January 1943.
The 1942 winter offensives of the Red Army were incredibly strong and coordinated:
1942 November 19 "Uranus"
1942 November 24 "Mars"
1942 December 12 German "Winter Storm"
1942 December 16 "Little Saturn"
1943 January 13 "Ostrogoshk-Rossosh
1943 January 24 "Voronezh-Kastornoe"

Actually i only tested this scenario for a German human player against Soviet AI.

The German player must organize all Axis Eastern Front forces to stop the powerful Red Army Offensives.

You can find that it is a very hard work also knowing the historical sequence and power of the Soviet strikes and without Hitler on your back.

You can see how difficult is making vital decision to save or lost your precious divisions.


Oberst_Klink -> RE: November 1942 (10/7/2018 11:58:35 AM)

OMG! This is just what one would expect only from the one and only 'Maestro'! I am currently revising the combat value table; I have to ask Vic or Cameron about some discrepancies though...

Klink, Oberst


Alan Sharif -> RE: November 1942 (10/7/2018 3:40:01 PM)

OMG, this must have been very hard work, which I thank you for. Look forward to downloading the completed game at some point.

nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (10/8/2018 7:26:23 PM)

The Reds launch "URANUS"


nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (10/8/2018 7:31:06 PM)

This time i approve General Paulus orders: "the mobile divisions of XIV PzK must disengage from Stalingrad and redeploy on the back of the 6th Army"
I must save the romanian divisions already in dire straits!


nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (10/8/2018 7:34:32 PM)

I also order immediately to abandon Demjansk and redeploy many precious divisions!


nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (10/28/2018 10:16:26 AM)

I mod the map to allow the retreat of 17th Armee in Crimea, a fake island and two bridge !


nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (10/28/2018 10:28:26 AM)

In the Stalingrad sector, with timely retreat the 6th Armee is saved, with heavy losses, but it is 12 december and soon many new Red Armies will be activated !
I noted that next turn i must save Balck 11th Panzer Division isolated after last attack!


Alan Sharif -> RE: November 1942 (11/1/2018 5:17:19 PM)

One word... WOW.

Vic -> RE: November 1942 (11/4/2018 8:53:24 AM)

Impressive to see the whole Russian front in action on this scale.

demyansk -> RE: November 1942 (11/4/2018 10:57:57 AM)

Great stuff

nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (11/4/2018 11:30:34 AM)

Thanks! the scenario work every day better (today i work on 48th build).
I restart for the 99th?? time the scenario after revising all the officers (now 212 axis and 177 soviets), and i noted a more aggressive soviet AI !
The AI use the officers cards ?
I revised also the officers stats and this improve the AI ! WOW

Vic -> RE: November 1942 (11/8/2018 6:04:02 PM)


ORIGINAL: nikdav

Thanks! the scenario work every day better (today i work on 48th build).
I restart for the 99th?? time the scenario after revising all the officers (now 212 axis and 177 soviets), and i noted a more aggressive soviet AI !
The AI use the officers cards ?
I revised also the officers stats and this improve the AI ! WOW

Yes the AI uses the Cards, but it is very lousy in timing them properly.

For seasoned players I advise turning on some small advantages for the AI. The vr_ai_lib=>global libvars=>Extra Advantage=>Yes should offset it. :)

Best wishes,

nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (11/12/2018 5:36:01 PM)

Thanks Vic !
I start testing the extra advantage effect.

I had trouble with the officer pool. I had only manstein for the germans, how can i add others generals ?


nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (11/12/2018 5:38:52 PM)

If i select a units without officers i can see all the other generals ! but when i select a HQ i see only Manstein. (but Manstein had a german cross and is listed on the left)


nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (11/12/2018 5:47:27 PM)

If i select an axis units (2nd Hungarian Army) the pool is empty.


ernieschwitz -> RE: November 1942 (11/12/2018 8:08:35 PM)

This looks great. Take it from someone who made a gigantic scenario recently: You are doing good work! :)

Vic -> RE: November 1942 (11/13/2018 5:58:42 PM)

Hi Nikdav,

Its probably due to the Officers having a different people (like 'Universals') than the Unit (like 'Wehrmacht').
Or for that matter you cannot assign a Hungarian General to a German Unit and vice-versa.

One of the core rules of DC:ComProj is that the officers people stat must match that of the unit in order to be assigned to it.

The idea was when you import the Officer libraries you specify which 'people' they should be substituted by. Ideally you would have made a separate library for each people.
See also here:

Something must have gone awry here.
To get some more info you could enable the advanced editor to just take a peek at your generals (his->people stat to the left of that window)..
(yeah.. i should make the officers 'people' stat visible in the simple editor as well, noted it)

Probably means reloading your officers and this time substituting them with the correct people.

If you had a library with all the different nationalities officers in them, like all mixed in the same library. The best way is probably to remove the library and split it up in several libraries and then load them one-by-one and reassign all the officers.

Bit messy.

Workaround is to use the advanced editor to manually set their 'people', but that would be overridden once you reload the officer library.

Let me know if this info can help you resolve this. If not i'll see if I can think of a cunning plan to address this.

Best wishes,

nikdav -> RE: November 1942 (11/13/2018 8:34:39 PM)

Vic, the strange thing was why Manstein is avaiable in the pool ?
I remember that some days ago I placed the "AG DON" with Manstein on the map but than i delete it and made a reinforcement card.
Now i placed on the map Korp Cramer and delete it (I made another reinforcement card), and now i had also General Cramer in the pool..............interesting and safe solution!
The editor assign the correct people to the general automatically. I must place and delete some other generals and the pool is ready.


Vic -> RE: November 1942 (11/14/2018 8:25:26 AM)


Your completely right.
In fact in the data-back office the moment a Commander is assigned he takes the 'People' of the Unit in question.

However keep in mind once you reload the library it will reset the 'People' of the Commanders that are NOT inside a unit.

Best wishes,

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