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    Post by dukling on Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:31 pm

    Would be nice and gentlemen to do battle in the famous battle in Cologne in 1945, M-26 tank against the Panthers: D
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    Post by MaxFH on Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:13 pm

    dukling wrote: would be nice and gentlemen to do battle in the famous battle in Cologne in 1945, M-26 tank against the Panthers: D
    Yes, I think that with time will do.
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    Post by lockie on Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:56 pm

    Cologne Panther Cologne_6
    The destroyed German Tank at the Cologne, Cathedral. It lost a sudden violent duel with new 3AD(Third Armored Division) Pershing M-26.
    Unidentified 3AD soldiers inspect a German Mark V Panther tank several days after it had been knocked out on March 6, 1945, by an M-26 commanded by Sgt. Robert Early, E Co, 32nd Armored Regiment. The Panther took three hits from the M-26's 90mm gun. At least three of the five-man German crew were confirmed killed. The M-26 was not hit.


    This is a good idea for the mission, but there are too many buildings should be made (especially Cathedral) and there is a problem to implement cobblestone. Though, it's possible.
    Cologne Panther Cologne_war_2Cologne Panther Areal1Cologne Panther Areal2
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    Post by Donken on Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:55 am

    And here is a youtube video explaining it!

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    Post by lockie on Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:59 pm

    As I've understood, Commander of the Panther hit two Shermans from tunnel, then came to the corner waiting for the next attack. At this time Pershing rolled out from Dominikanem street. Panther managed to rotate the turret into Pershing's direction to meet him, but Commander waited, coz he wasn't sure it was American tank (there were three tanks left to cover German retreat:2xPz.V and 1xPz.IV) and it was a fatal mistake. Pershing shoot in the moving and damaged Panther through the gunmask. Then M-26 stopped and shoot second time. The video started exactly from the second shot. Four members of crew managed to bail out. Possibly, loader was killed and burnt inside the hull. Later, three members of crew captured by American troops. Two of them were heavily wounded and died. Commander Bartelborth and fourth member(his fate unknown) survived.

    On the next day American tankmen decided to make a test the Panther's frontal armor. They moved tank at ~300m and shoot 13 times. No any shells penetrated, there was only driver hatch damaged (fall off).
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    Post by lockie on Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:00 pm

    I've found a model of destroyed town. So, theoretically it's possible to re-create such mission, but there is the hell a lot of work with models.
    Cologne Panther 0damaged_downtown


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    Post by lockie on Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:25 pm

    Will73 have started project "Western church". So, we've a chance to see mission "Cologne panther"  Cool
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    Post by dukling on Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:49 pm

    Це було б здорово зробити місію по тому відомому бою в Кельні cheers
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    Post by lockie on Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:50 am

    I think it's time to reborn this story and make the mission!
    Cologne Panther 5e1ca97b93b7

    Well, this mission request a very picky map with many destroyed buildings and bridge over the river. The task is a very complicate, but I'll try to get it over Smile
    Anyway, it is just a game.


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    Post by dukling on Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:49 pm

    It should be a very interesting mission with a panther and m-26 Smile
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    Post by lockie on Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:32 pm

    I'm thinking to take as a base - polygon from "Fury" campaign and add:
    - river
    - bridge
    - a couple destroyed buildings
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    Post by Deviator on Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:14 pm

    Мабыць каб зрабіць цалкам на ўвесь палігон гарадскую забудову на сённяшні дзень-трэба мець супер кампутар і пякельнае цярпенне.Кожную апошняю перэгенерацыю чакаць па 1,5 гадзін-гэта цяжка. Цалкам згодны з камрадам Lockie,што прасцей і лепш лакалізаваць зону непасрэдна гэтага бою.
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    Post by lockie on Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:49 am

    So far, what I've compiled.
    Hope that help Smile
    It was a 106 panzerbrigade of The Panzer Division "Feldherrnhalle", which was formed in March 1945 from the Replacement and Training parts of  "Feldherrnhalle" Corps and remnants of the 13th Panzer Division. Commander Generalmajor Franz Bake.
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    Cologne Panther Feldherrnhalle

    There were three tanks left:
    2x Panther
    1x Pz.IV
    1x infantry platoon

    The task was: provide a cover to German withdraw and bridge destroying.

    Panther' commander: Leutnant Wilhelm Bartelborth
    Panther' gunner: Obergefreiter Otto Konig


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    Post by lockie on Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:20 pm

    First damaged building is on the way! applause
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    There will be perhaps another one or two and it's enough. The base polygon will be from "Fury" campaign. I'll add a river with a bridge and expand the town.

    I think staying on the same place and shoot at stupid AI - it's boring. In this way the mission will be finished in a couple minutes - no fun anymore. So, let's first move and help Pz.IV, then another panther and after that engage the position near church to meet M-26 "Pershing"  viking

    Second damaged building is on the way!
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    Post by ezeight65 on Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:51 am

    Really looking forward to this mission mod.

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    Post by lockie on Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:29 pm

    And here's a new building in the work!
    Cologne Panther House1
    I think it is enough. The next stage is a polygon creating.


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    Post by lockie on Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:25 am

    After a long pause let's continue on! At this moment we've a bridge and over this bridge a German remnants will retreat. I've to note that "bridge" is the most complicated object on the polygon! If it would be made in incorrect way, then AI would not go over it or stuck or go somewhere else or whatever. Finally, I've managed to prepare it in the right manner and now it works near at perfectness! We need this bridge only for the first five minutes to show the user a retreatin' of the German units, which moves over the bridge to the other side. In fact, it is a pure "candy". Of course, I may place user's tank immediately in the town and start the action, but we'll lost the mission' atmosphere and nobody believe - it is so important to stay in the town with a purpose to provide a cover. Let's see some screens.
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    Also I've prepared a log-path as an alternative "bridge", just for any case.
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    Post by Txema on Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:38 am

    Wow !! Those bridges look great !!

    Excellent work cheers cheers cheers

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    Post by geoweb35 on Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:33 pm

    nice texture for bridges
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    Post by lockie on Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:51 pm

    Here we're with a new screenies of the polygon, where the battle will take a place. I've to say that working is a very hard. I try to keep the real activity of the battle, but it's almost impossible. The first reason i can't create the real district of the town. it'll smth. similar. The reason two is obvious - fight took let's say no more than 5 minutes. Then who cares to play the mission during 5 minutes? it should be at least 15-20 or even more to get adrenaline and fun! viking
    That's why I'm still thinking how to organize the mission in a more suitable manner.
    Let's say there will be attack of the US tanks, then user should retreat and protect the bridge. To be continued Smile


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    That's the main idea of the first task - meet the US tank force and try to repel it.

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    Second task is providing the cover to the German retreating forces.

    Cologne Panther Colgne_03
    And here's a new idea for the next mission - stop the US tank attack and provide the retreating of the main forces.

    And finally there are a couple screenies abt. APC "Puma". Now we've a two "candies":
    - damaged "Puma"
    - burnt "Puma"
    These models doesn't effect the gameplay at all, BUT it'll force the player to believe - he is on the battlefield! Cool
    Look, all these units were blotted out from the sky or what? Do u believe? Wink Theese models will be added to the training mission - Place a "smoke cover".
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    Post by lockie on Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:48 pm

    We've a new picture of the town Cologne! Of course, it's a very draft material, but at least we may see the common plan of the town.

    Cologne Panther Town

    Now the main idea is - to implement two streets which leads to the center where the Church is located. The mission itself will be separated on the two tasks:
    1. Help to German rear-guard to slow down the Allies movement
    2. Protect the square and provide the retreating of the German troops
    According to the real history the Panther ausf.A was destroyed. So, we need the conditions how to finish the mission successfully. I think it's possible, if user will stay alive during the defined time period. What do u think, Gentlemen?
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    Post by frinik on Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:40 am

    I personally think we should avoid urban settings for SF. The buildings don't look natural and kind of spoil the mood and realism for me. It's just that SF 's game engine is really dated and cannot allow realistic buildings and urban settings. It's better to stick to simple Russian Ukrainian villages or small French villages like the one for Wittmann's missions. Large cities on the other hand just don't cut it.My 5 cents....
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    Post by lockie on Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:38 pm

    frinik wrote:I personally think we should avoid urban settings for SF.
    I wish I could, but for this mission we need a part of the town. It's more as a "candy" than a real mission. Anyway, I hope it'll be playable Smile
    Meanwhile, we've two new objects "heap brick n1" and "heap brick n2". This object should force the player to believe he is inside the half-destroyed town Rolling Eyes
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    I need another object "vehicle frame" to bring more atmosphere and emotions Wink

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