After missing the setup phase things were a little messy. I spent the first couple of turns trying to get my units in some sort of organization. With the reduced movement rate of the terrain i kind of gave that up and pushed on.
I pushed the Pz companies up the trails, paths, whatever they were. The fire icons were where i was engaged and the black lines are where i was stopped and marked my progress at scenario end.The red stars are the VP's I took.
Had a bit of an easier time on the right. i've marked where the AT guns were located, i suffered a few tank casualties and didn't exit everybody on the right. Not exactly ideal tank country on the left side of the map and the ambushes took there toll. I should of just bit the bullet and swung my tanks to the right to try to keep the casualties down instead of taking them through the forest with minimal visibility. I ended up with a "good" rating and more casualties then i wanted.
Here's my forces after the scenario.Going to have to be gentle with my forces in the next battle.
I don't suppose it would be an easy change to make so you could look at the map without losing the setup phase. I like to look and plan and even print the map out to contemplate my plans.
Another annoying thing is I keep getting trucks [small krupps] that cant really carry anything except maybe machine guns. They couldn't carry my infantry or arty, not sure what they were for. i used them for recon, it was nice to see the AI not fire at them and they were pretty useless for recon, just didn't know what else to do with them. I found that there is kind of an exploit when the trucks bump into an unseen enemy unit you can't enter the hex and it tells you can't enter hex with enemy unit.
Off to battle three, hope to document it better......guess i wont be peeking at the map again.
I'm just warming up for the new game next week.
< Message edited by **budd** -- 9/18/2015 2:24:09 AM >
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