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by Stahlgewitter
Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Suggestions Thread
Replies: 132
Views: 156638

Re: Suggestions Thread

One simple way to give the player some incentive to conserve his forces might be to require him, at least for a BV / DV, to meet the objectives on time AND hold them through the opponent's next turn. I share in full the distaste for the immersion-breaking folly of, for example, burning several panze...
by Stahlgewitter
Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Just like to say thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 5845

Re: Just like to say thanks

I have blown exactly 2 bridges: - The northermost one in 2nd Kharkov so the German infantry there could be withdrawn without the Soviets capturing Belgorod - One in Terek, constructed by me in the centre of the map to allow the forces there to cross the river, because the Red cavalry unit was sniffi...
by Stahlgewitter
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: So..what's next???
Replies: 11
Views: 9445

Re: So..what's next???

A '41- early '42 Eastern Front expansion would be the blindlingly obvious one - the map (except for the Moscow area, Karelia and parts NE of Leningrad if they choose to include them) already exists, there is a solid basis for both an Axis and Soviet campaign - and the Axis campaign would follow a na...
by Stahlgewitter
Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Unity of Command
Topic: Easy Mode (Easy Mod?)
Replies: 9
Views: 8929

Re: Easy Mode (Easy Mod?)

Another issue is the curious way difficulty levels are set in both instalments of the game. In RT, I think many would agree Korsun is BRUTAL but 'medium'. A chimp could win a BV in the Zhitomir scenario but that is also 'medium'. Obviously it's always going to be subjective but I find it easier just...
by Stahlgewitter
Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Scenarios & AAR
Topic: Red Turn: Rovno - Korsun
Replies: 13
Views: 16633

Re: Red Turn: Rovno - Korsun

Just won a DV at long last without spending any prestige. :) The scenario becomes much easier if you just accept you're not getting into Zhitomir until turn 5 and pass up any prestige from its capture. (Though it wouldn't have been a BV in this case even if I had taken Zhitomir on time, as I was a t...
by Stahlgewitter
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Scenarios & AAR
Topic: Red Turn: Rovno - Korsun
Replies: 13
Views: 16633

Re: Red Turn: Rovno - Korsun

I finally managed to take Zhitomir on turn 3 after appalling carnage only for one of the German tank divs in the north to attack and displace my inf garrison in Korosten :evil: :mrgreen: I played on regardless but by the end of T5 none of the lads were within 2 hexes of Korsun and all were heavily a...
by Stahlgewitter
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Scenarios & AAR
Topic: Red Turn: Rovno - Korsun
Replies: 13
Views: 16633

Re: Red Turn: Rovno - Korsun

The breakout m'learned friend Mein Poopenshaft has posted above there is about as well as I can do, too - and that's with some luck. But no matter how you cut it, there seems to be no way you can either get anything INTO Zhitomir or block off that monster SS unit to the south in order to prevent it ...
by Stahlgewitter
Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Scenarios & AAR
Topic: Red Turn: Advance on Kiev
Replies: 8
Views: 18428

Re: Red Turn: Advance on Kiev

Have you tried sending 1-2 armour divs across a constructed bridge to the S of that objective? This allows you both to encircle the defenders and set up your own defensive line on the river to contain the German reinforcements.
by Stahlgewitter
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Scenarios & AAR
Topic: Red Turn: Rovno - Korsun
Replies: 13
Views: 16633

Red Turn: Rovno - Korsun

OK, I admit it, this scenario is crushing my balls. I can't stop the Nashorn-equipped SS Panzer from occupying Zhitomir. Once in there, nothing I can do - regardless of casualties - seems to be able to winkle them out. In fact, the best I've managed to get was two steps suppressed - with the city in...
by Stahlgewitter
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Scenarios & AAR
Topic: Red Turn: Advance on Kiev
Replies: 8
Views: 18428

Re: Red Turn: Advance on Kiev

- Expand only the southern supply source - Remove all specialist steps from the infantry screen north of the river. You only need about 4 infantry here - the Germans start pulling back immediately. - Kanev bridgehead can and should be taken as early as turn 3. Put a bridge across the river immediate...