...tanks lost (4:1 ratios)...
...So yes, the battle shown above is pure fantasy as the Soviets lacked the capabilities to coordinate such grand scale (armored attacks) this early in the war.
The ratio of tank losses is absolutely meaningless from the point of view of the historicity of the battle ... it is obvious that the losses in that long battle (near Dubno-Brody) are many factors, from OP losses on the march, to the impact of German aviation and AT/AA guns fire. German tanks inflicted no more than 10% of losses with direct fire. So in the 12th tank division of the 8th mechcorp, only 75 tanks out of 300 on paper took part in the battles (75% losses before start attacks).
Throughout the battle, the total number of Germans and Russians was approximately 1:1 equal to 150.000 (with complete superiority of the Germans in the air).
And now back to our virtual battle, the Russians put together a fist (7-10:1) and hit the lone division that had rushed forward, the player's Luftwaffe slept through the attack. So what will be the "historical" result? exactly what we see on the screen. In this regard the math Wite2 is much better than Wite1 ... I remember how similar Russian forces (100k+2k guns) hit the mech Brigade (5k), and german retreated with the loss of 70 soldiers and 5 guns LOL (wite1 aar), is this historical in your opinion? :)
On the other hand, the mechanics of air war WITE do not reflect the historical realities well (it got to the point that players don't even need to bomb Russian airfields (which historically determined the success of the blitzkrieg)). I like even more how this is implemented in Paradoxes in hoi4, where the advantage in the air directly affects the efficiency in this area. A similar system in The Operational Art of War IV. Direct bombing of empty hexs to delay the enemy a little? - clearly not the best solution to simulate what actually happened in the AirWar 1941-45.
P.s. recommend a book about the battle of Dubno, maybe it will become a little clearer what actually happened there
P.p.s. unfortunately, the infantile decision to quit playing on an invented pretext once again did not give me the opportunity to enjoy the defeat of the Germans in our AARs :)... Please play until you win / lose, when the in-game conditions come, or do not start! 99% of German players quit the first time they some fail , what kind of unsportsmanlike behavior? :(
< Message edited by vvs007 -- 9/15/2021 6:22:42 PM >