Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

RE: Week 19

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Gary Grigsby's War in the East 2 >> RE: Week 19 Page: <<   < prev  2 3 4 [5] 6   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: Week 19 - 3/30/2021 3:29:30 PM   
squatter

 

Posts: 1031
Joined: 6/24/2006
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: 821Bobo

I always set the most forward depot to priority 4, next one 3. Only thing I am sure is that my units don't have enough supply. I am using the soft factors to see the state of supply/fuel/ammo of units.


So in places where your troops are clearly not receiving enough, why would you not build an extra depot on every single railyard hex near the front on your working rail lines?

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 121
RE: Week 19 - 3/30/2021 3:39:24 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Because rails have limited throughput so having X depots within few hexes connected with one single rail(cap 12k) will not give me more freight. Only what the rails can carry. Having more depots is useful only if all can get enough freight and that depends from rails.

(in reply to squatter)
Post #: 122
RE: Week 19 - 3/31/2021 6:51:09 AM   
coolts


Posts: 391
Joined: 2/1/2011
From: Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
Status: offline
Stick a FBD on that depot at Vyazama once the railyard is repaired and watch your supply to Moscow double next logistics turn! Its a game changer. Im doing it on D-Town also as i sit out the mud.

You have to leave it there though and you cant move it, repair something then move it back. I tried

Have you set the depots around smolensk to "0"? they wont pull any supply then and wont supply airbases, etc.

_____________________________

"Gauls! We have nothing to fear; except perhaps that the sky may fall on our heads tomorrow. But as we all know, tomorrow never comes!!" - Chief Vitalstatistix

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 123
RE: Week 19 - 3/31/2021 1:50:20 PM   
Nix77

 

Posts: 542
Joined: 10/2/2016
From: Finland
Status: online
One question from waaaay back in the beginning of this AAR: how did you manage to get the naval interdiction levels near Ventspils so high on Turn 1? Tried some sorties with Ostsee squadrons but I'm getting only around 2 interdiction per mission. Do I just need to fly a huge bunch of them?

PS. noticed that in my test scenario there was a rogue Mig-3 squadron that slaughtered my naval ops team, so the missions were abruptly stopped. I think the values should be OK if I get rid of those pests :P

Extra question: any idea how many hexes I need to control (+2 interdiction) around a port to shut it down almost completely?

< Message edited by Nix77 -- 3/31/2021 2:03:17 PM >

(in reply to coolts)
Post #: 124
RE: Week 19 - 3/31/2021 2:23:31 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
I usually do target only single hex next to the port and thats enough to cut off Ventspils. Regarding MIGs dont know, never happed to me and I did play T1 many times. Follow path set to yes and flying over see will(can?) help avoiding the MIGs.

(in reply to Nix77)
Post #: 125
RE: Week 19 - 3/31/2021 2:27:15 PM   
loki100


Posts: 10150
Joined: 10/20/2012
From: Utlima Thule
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Nix77

One question from waaaay back in the beginning of this AAR: how did you manage to get the naval interdiction levels near Ventspils so high on Turn 1? Tried some sorties with Ostsee squadrons but I'm getting only around 2 interdiction per mission. Do I just need to fly a huge bunch of them?

...

Extra question: any idea how many hexes I need to control (+2 interdiction) around a port to shut it down almost completely?


just to add here, there is a really neat trick with naval interdiction, not only does it put interdiction in target hex(es), it drops it along the flight path ... you can do all sorts of fun things with this feature. In a WiTW I effectively closed off the Bristol Channel in the turn of the invasion of France (didn't do me much good over the full game but it was very amusing for a wee while)

so this pattern



gets me this interdiction spread



< Message edited by loki100 -- 3/31/2021 2:37:53 PM >


_____________________________


(in reply to Nix77)
Post #: 126
RE: Week 19 - 3/31/2021 9:47:39 PM   
Nix77

 

Posts: 542
Joined: 10/2/2016
From: Finland
Status: online
The Migs were just an error in my test, in normal opening they'd have been bombed on day 1 :)

Oh that route trick is an absolute gem! Since you can select a different return route, the interdiction can be spread nicely.

(in reply to loki100)
Post #: 127
RE: Week 19 - 4/1/2021 12:53:18 PM   
CaesarCzech

 

Posts: 29
Joined: 8/20/2015
Status: offline
okay possibly stupid idea but check the weather near sevastopol due to that early taking it might be actually possible if weather permits to have German winter offensive aimed at taking Krasodar and Maikop and in winter he wont expect it. Crimea is also quite warm so weather might give you a break and opportunity.

(in reply to Nix77)
Post #: 128
RE: Week 19 - 4/7/2021 5:55:27 AM   
Numdydar

 

Posts: 3191
Joined: 2/13/2004
Status: offline
So is this AAR dead now? Just wondering

(in reply to CaesarCzech)
Post #: 129
RE: Week 19 - 4/7/2021 6:40:42 AM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: Numdydar

So is this AAR dead now? Just wondering


No, just busy

(in reply to Numdydar)
Post #: 130
Week 20 - 4/7/2021 6:43:05 AM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 20, 2.11.1941

Next week the snow will come. I have been considering whether to pull out 4th Panzer Group (of all the Panzer Groups 4th is in best shape) during the mud season from Leningrad area and redeploy near Moscow. In OKH the safer opinion to cease all offensive operations except against Leningrad prevailed. So there will be no late offensive against Moscow.

But the weather is not co-operating. According to the forecast, there will be next week snow everywhere but of course not in Leningrad where heavy rains will continue. Now the decision going for Leningrad and not for Moscow looks like the wrong one and is too late to change my operational plans.



(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 131
Week 21 - 4/11/2021 9:02:23 AM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 21, 9.11.1941

Not much to report. From Moscow northwards is still raining and southwards started to snow.
Kursk was finally taken.






Attachment (1)

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 132
RE: Week 21 - 4/11/2021 9:16:18 AM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 22, 16.11.1941

In the middle of November rain returned and the whole front remains static. My air recon effort to find out where Soviets do build up for the winter offensive is futile.
What is worth to mention is cunning Soviet play when they are keeping distance from my units and therefore I can't dig in past the level 1 fort.





Attachment (1)

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 133
RE: Week 21 - 4/11/2021 6:22:52 PM   
morvael


Posts: 11762
Joined: 9/8/2006
From: Poland
Status: offline
If he's giving up hexes for free why not advance? Also, never a fan of those straight front lines with optimised exposure to 2 enemy hexes 😀

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 134
RE: Week 21 - 4/11/2021 6:53:45 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: morvael

If he's giving up hexes for free why not advance? Also, never a fan of those straight front lines with optimised exposure to 2 enemy hexes 😀


I probably should have advanced and in December retreated. But most of units is in really bad shape and I was worried Soviets will attack them.

(in reply to morvael)
Post #: 135
Week 23 - 4/13/2021 4:46:35 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 23, 23.11.1941

Snow is back and operations against Leningrad resumed. Seems Manstein will keep his promise.
Soviets did launch few successful attacks but other than that, all quiet on the eastern front.




Romanians are returning at full strength from reserves. I don't want to burn my rail capacity so they will have to march.


(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 136
RE: Week 23 - 4/13/2021 7:17:14 PM   
MechFO

 

Posts: 643
Joined: 6/1/2007
Status: offline
Having gone through an AI winter, those long lines in clear hexes look hideously vulnerable. Maybe too late now but it might have been a good idea to build a few fort units in key hexes with good terrain so you have a few anchors.

Forget about using the Rumanians for anything except digging. Even double stacked they die quickly. I think it's because of their low experience and low admin leader chain. They just melt away whein in sustained contact.

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 137
RE: Week 23 - 4/13/2021 9:32:50 PM   
Erik Rutins

 

Posts: 36676
Joined: 3/28/2000
From: Vermont, USA
Status: online

quote:

ORIGINAL: MechFO
Forget about using the Rumanians for anything except digging. Even double stacked they die quickly. I think it's because of their low experience and low admin leader chain. They just melt away whein in sustained contact.


If you can afford to back them up with Armor/Motorized divisions in Reserve and triple stack them, they can hold but even then the first winter is pretty rough on them. I'll often stack a couple of Rumanian divisions with a German infantry division or regiment to help reinforce rather than leaving them to themselves.

_____________________________

Erik Rutins
CEO, Matrix Games LLC




For official support, please use our Help Desk: http://www.matrixgames.com/helpdesk/

Freedom is not Free.

(in reply to MechFO)
Post #: 138
Week 24 - 4/15/2021 8:12:11 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 24, 30.11.1941

Another "quiet" week. In Leningrad area two hexes were gained and 4th Mountain division arrived from reserves after rest and refit. Using ships if possible is saving rail capacity.
Other than that only few opportunistic attacks by both sides.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to Erik Rutins)
Post #: 139
Week 25 - 4/22/2021 8:28:25 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 25, 7.12.1941

First Blizzard turn. Because the weather changes during Soviet turn, GR "enjoyed" it already during his phase. Surprisingly few actions. Mostly around Tula where I did expect main thrust. Rest of the front still mostly quiet.
I did launch series of attacks that routed Soviets off my positions around Tula. That was the nicer part. The retreat losses in Blizzard are horrific. 18th Panzer Division started the week with 150 tanks but lost 90 during Soviet attacks. Only 20 in fighting and 69 presious Pz IIIj during retreat.






Attachment (1)

< Message edited by 821Bobo -- 4/23/2021 3:24:39 PM >

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 140
Week 26 - 4/23/2021 3:33:31 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 26, 14.12.1941

This week weather gods favored Axis and we have snow but no Blizzard. The really bad weather is from Moscow eastwards. So it is middle of December and lines remain static.
I took advantage of it and gained two more hexes around Leningrad.
I believe from now on updates will be more interesting, though probably from the Soviet point of view.








Attachment (1)

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 141
RE: Week 26 - 4/30/2021 12:40:38 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 27, 21.12.1941

In the north Soviet did take only few hexes. Most probable reason is that between Novgorod and Kalinin is only snowfall but no blizzard.




More success have been achieved by the enemy in Moscow sector but situation is not disastrous yet. I started to pull out units from the Tula salient, some envelopment maneuver is being definitely drawn here.




Generally speaking, in Blizzard I will try to avoid deliberate attack on my units in terrain not suited for defense. South of Orel, according to this strategy I retreated few hexes. Orel, Kursk, Belgorod and Charkov will be probably lost. I did not build any rails here as I have been planning to retreat in this area if Soviets will attack. Looking back, it was a mistake. Units here are in really terrible shape and non existent logistic in sector prohibits any improvement.
As a "bonus" , yet another panzer division lost 50% of tanks during retreat.




(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 142
Week 28 - 5/7/2021 1:26:36 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 28, 28.12.1941

With another week with mild winter weather in Leningrad area, efforts to definitely cut off the city continued. And succeeded. City is finally completely isolated and now it is only matter of time when it will fall. Manstein is keeping his promise.








Attachment (1)

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 143
Week 28 - 5/7/2021 1:27:32 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Most of the Soviet attacks were around Tula and Orel.
I decided to abandon Kalinin and Tula salient but left one division inside the city. I want to deny this vital supply hub to the enemy as long as possible. If situation become critical I still can evacuate them by air.
As can be seen on the screenshot I again retreated few hexes back. From Belgorod down to Rostov I am holding my positions.





Attachment (1)

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 144
RE: Week 28 - 5/10/2021 2:04:47 AM   
Farfarer61

 

Posts: 713
Joined: 7/21/2004
Status: offline
Looking forward to see if you can mop up Leningrad,get through Winter, and achieve anything decisive in 1942.

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 145
RE: Week 28 - 5/12/2021 8:03:37 AM   
GhostRider69

 

Posts: 4
Joined: 5/6/2016
Status: offline
So it's been a long time returning to this lovely game. Can someone, in a nutshell, tell me of the major differences?

(in reply to Farfarer61)
Post #: 146
RE: Week 28 - 5/12/2021 8:41:04 AM   
loki100


Posts: 10150
Joined: 10/20/2012
From: Utlima Thule
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: GhostRider69

So it's been a long time returning to this lovely game. Can someone, in a nutshell, tell me of the major differences?


https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4985720

_____________________________


(in reply to GhostRider69)
Post #: 147
Week 29 - 5/13/2021 2:19:24 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
Turn 29, 4.1.1942

Favorable weather in north allowed Manstein to launch attack against northern part of Leningrad and capture it.
No Soviet activities in the area.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to loki100)
Post #: 148
RE: Week 29 - 5/13/2021 2:20:15 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
In the Moscow area I have retreated from Kalinin to better defensive terrain. Reasoning for this was that this week is only snowing but no blizzard and moving is easier. According to forecast next week will harsh weather be back and could make retreat in order impossible.
One division in Tula is encircled and supplied need to be delivered by air. I have plans to airlift the division out of there next week.





Attachment (1)

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 149
Week 29 - 5/13/2021 2:21:08 PM   
821Bobo


Posts: 2252
Joined: 2/8/2011
From: Slovakia
Status: online
In the south I once again ordered few hexes retreat. This week I gave up ground also in Rostov area because Soviets managed to break my lines. City itself is not abandoned.




Attachment (1)

(in reply to 821Bobo)
Post #: 150
Page:   <<   < prev  2 3 4 [5] 6   next >   >>
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Gary Grigsby's War in the East 2 >> RE: Week 19 Page: <<   < prev  2 3 4 [5] 6   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.180