From: Devizes, UK
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.
Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.