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I played all day Sunday! - 5/12/2008 2:28:45 PM   
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This game is great. I just can't express myself well enough to let you know how much I love it. Great work to all who made it. I noticed Erik is designer, very nice Erik!

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Greg

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/12/2008 4:44:47 PM   
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Glad to hear you're enjoying it!

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/12/2008 5:27:23 PM   
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Grell must not live with a woman who has children, or he wouldn't have been able to play games all day on Mothers day!

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/12/2008 7:17:31 PM   
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Other option would be, provoke bad mood (no flowers this year), and enjoy the next few days, weeks, I hope not years ;-) plenty o´free time

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/12/2008 7:20:29 PM   
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Grell must not live with a woman who has children, or he wouldn't have been able to play games all day on Mothers day!



my wife is due any moment now with our first one, but i managed to play this awesomely addictive game for 6 hours in between rubbing her back, cooking us food, prepping the hospital bags and writing a 12 page speech for my night class ! is that called nesting instinct?

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/12/2008 7:29:48 PM   
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My fiancée is away for two days so, while I will miss her, two complete evenings of PCK will help to soften the blow

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/12/2008 9:04:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grell

This game is great. I just can't express myself well enough to let you know how much I love it. Great work to all who made it. I noticed Erik is designer, very nice Erik!

Regards,

Greg


Greg,

Glad you finally got it, I know you were looking forward to it.

Rick

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/13/2008 2:34:29 PM   
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Grell must not live with a woman who has children, or he wouldn't have been able to play games all day on Mothers day!


Hi RocketMan,

I am married and I have 3 young kids. My wife blew a fuse because I was playing a new game and not spending time with her. I shudder to think about it.

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/13/2008 2:36:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grell

This game is great. I just can't express myself well enough to let you know how much I love it. Great work to all who made it. I noticed Erik is designer, very nice Erik!

Regards,

Greg



Greg,

Glad you finally got it, I know you were looking forward to it.

Rick






Hi Rick,

Thanks and yes I am very happy with it!

Regards,

Greg

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/13/2008 3:31:08 PM   
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I am married and I have 3 young kids. My wife blew a fuse because I was playing a new game and not spending time with her. I shudder to think about it.


Ouch. Well, I hope your campaign went well at least!


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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/14/2008 2:37:37 PM   
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Hi Erik,

I'm playing a random campaign, long, with the first panzer division. It is amazing, you guys really deserve so much credit for what obviously is a work of love.

Thank you,

Greg

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/15/2008 3:28:01 PM   
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Excellent, let us know how it goes! Seriously, I'll be very interested to hear from those of you who've completed the long random campaigns. Is anyone working on the longest one at max scenarios yet?

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/15/2008 11:43:50 PM   
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Hi Erik,

I am sad to say this but I am doing as well as the historical 1st panzer division. I've lost so many panzer III's and IV's it's getting impossible to continue!

I will advise of any luck swinging in my direction.

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/15/2008 11:46:29 PM   
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Remember the HQ Helper and the "Easy" difficulty option! If you need to restart, try one of the higher replacement levels. If you went for "historical" right of the bat, it can be pretty tough for a new player.

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/16/2008 2:00:34 PM   
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Hi Erik,


I chose easy and copious reinforcements and I'm getting creamed by those BM-10's (which I have never seen before) not even T-34's. It's crazy I tell you!

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Greg

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/16/2008 2:00:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grell
I am sad to say this but I am doing as well as the historical 1st panzer division. I've lost so many panzer III's and IV's it's getting impossible to continue!


I am playing the the long 1st Panzer campaign too. Long range is your friend and infantry are cheaper/easier to replace. I am on the 9th battle and have lost:

- both recon halftracks (one to AT fire, the other in the first moment of a battle as a Soviet 120mm barrage nailed it)
- two Pz-IIIg (one to a KV-1, the other to 120mm artillery)
- two Sdkfz-251 (can't remember how, most likely 45mm ATG)
- two rifle squads (since replaced via the HQ helper)

By pushing infantry and recon assets forward, you get good intelligence without sacrificing your armour early on. 45mm ATGs can be taken out quite easily once spotted and they are probably the biggest 'hidden' threat. I may have got luckier than you as I have only encountered two KV-1s and three T-34s so far - I reckon my armour losses would be higher otherwise. My kampfgruppe is still operational but I am need to be quite cautious with my armour.

As an aside, I have received no points for replacements/upgrades despite a string of legendary victories and knight's crosses.

Good luck!

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/16/2008 2:15:02 PM   
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As an aside, I have received no points for replacements/upgrades despite a string of legendary victories and knight's crosses.


Great summary, FNG, please keep us posted.

What month/year are you at now?

You'll have to make it through the Winter of '41 and Spring of '42 before you get a lot of replacements if you're playing on Historical - and there should be some pretty tough battles along the way. However, it will be worth it! I won't spoil the exact date or the replacements/upgrades, but it's definitely worth waiting/fighting for.


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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/16/2008 2:26:44 PM   
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November '41 at the moment. As the Soviet formations I am currently encountering are infantry-heavy or stacked with T-26s, I hope to make it through the winter with my panzers mostly intact. A few more general observations:

- when available, my Stukas have been effective
- Soviet first turn artillery is lethally accurate
- 75mm HEAT is your friend so look after those Pz-IVs
- on the subject of Pz-IVs, direct fire smoke in front of enemy armour will sometimes cause them to advance through it - in the interim you can setup an ambush
- even with my limited numbers of infantry in this campaign, infantry combat is far more immersive and enjoyable than in Winterstorm

Top marks to all involved and I'll let you know how the winter goes...

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/16/2008 5:56:21 PM   
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November '41 at the moment.


Aha, the tough part is about to start...

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As the Soviet formations I am currently encountering are infantry-heavy or stacked with T-26s, I hope to make it through the winter with my panzers mostly intact.


Yep - as you get into 1942 those T-26s will start becoming less and less common (I'm sure you've done a good job reducing their numbers yourself!) and T-34s will start to be quite common.

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- on the subject of Pz-IVs, direct fire smoke in front of enemy armour will sometimes cause them to advance through it - in the interim you can setup an ambush


Great tip. Tactical smoke in general (and using it to set flank/rear ambushes from close range) is the best way to deal with some of that heavy Soviet armor, especially on the more open maps.

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- even with my limited numbers of infantry in this campaign, infantry combat is far more immersive and enjoyable than in Winterstorm
Top marks to all involved and I'll let you know how the winter goes...


Excellent, thanks! ... and good luck!

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/16/2008 9:57:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: FNG
November '41 at the moment.


Aha, the tough part is about to start...

quote:

As the Soviet formations I am currently encountering are infantry-heavy or stacked with T-26s, I hope to make it through the winter with my panzers mostly intact.


Yep - as you get into 1942 those T-26s will start becoming less and less common (I'm sure you've done a good job reducing their numbers yourself!) and T-34s will start to be quite common.

quote:

- on the subject of Pz-IVs, direct fire smoke in front of enemy armour will sometimes cause them to advance through it - in the interim you can setup an ambush


Great tip. Tactical smoke in general (and using it to set flank/rear ambushes from close range) is the best way to deal with some of that heavy Soviet armor, especially on the more open maps.

quote:

- even with my limited numbers of infantry in this campaign, infantry combat is far more immersive and enjoyable than in Winterstorm
Top marks to all involved and I'll let you know how the winter goes...


Excellent, thanks! ... and good luck!



I'm in Sept. '41 and your telling me the tough part is about to come! LOL!

Take care Erik,

Greg

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/17/2008 11:19:42 PM   
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I'm in Sept. '41 and your telling me the tough part is about to come! LOL!


Sorry, but it's true! Talk to me again in March.


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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/18/2008 2:56:57 PM   
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Uh oh! No! Hehe.

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RE: I played all day Sunday! - 5/18/2008 7:55:12 PM   
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AAR/DAR of battle 10 will appear in the relevant forum. How ugly can it get?

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