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    Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP

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    Post by lockie on Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:35 pm

    The new mission N9 is almost ready!
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    There are two draft names:
    1. Trouble walking (preferable)
    2. Implacability
    I'm still hesitating which is better. There will be presented Panther A with a new/old camo - red, coz current Panther's 3D model was heavily re-designed and old "red-spots" camo was not fit on anymore. Action had place on 10th August 1944 near Warsaw, Poland, commander is Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bix.  Mission will start under the heavy rain then the weather will become clear. User has 3xPanthers with desant 18x soldiers under his control. The main group consist of the 4xPanthers with desant 24x.
    The tasks are:
    1. capture the village of Rybienko
    2. cross the bridge and seize the bridgehead
    3. capture the village of Wyschkow
    During the movement user's group will bump into the Soviet tank T-34/85 counter-attack! The final third task is easy, coz the village is not covered well with AT guns, but still need attention.
    The main feature of the mission is that user will meet the trophy Panther from the Soviet side! Yes! What? Freak


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    Post by geoweb35 on Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:30 pm

    Cool another interesting mission happy thumbsup
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    Post by lockie on Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 pm

    geoweb35 wrote:Cool another interesting mission happy thumbsup
    I hope so! The mission itself was based on the real action of the 4th Panzer Division during August 1944. The trophy "Panther's" were presented in the battle near Radzymin, Poland. It was a tank Company consist of the three Panthers under the commanding of the Senior Lieutenant Sotnikov. Tank Company belonged to the 62nd Shock Guards Tank Regiment of the 8th Soviet Tank Corps. Three Panthers were captured from the 5th Panzer Division "Wiking".
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    And Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bix took part in this fight. There is only one fiction - he fought on the panzer IV. 4th PD was not equipped with a Panthers  Embarassed But it's just a game!  rabbit
    Also I can't help myself to present another feature of the mission Cool It is insignia of the 11th Tank Corps, 1st Polish Army with a significant mark "Rudi" happy

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    Here's a history note+brief.
    brief:
    On the 10th August 1944 in the suburbs of Warsaw the tanks of the 4th Panzer Division once again joined the battle. On that
    day the 35th Panzer Regiment's 1st Battalion received orders to overrun and push back the Soviet front line, which bulged
    westward at that point. The crews of the "Tigers" and "Panthers" fought a tremendous tank battle. Oberfeldwebel Bix and his
    men faced a greatly superior force of Soviet armor. Many Soviet tanks fell victim to the long-ranging panzer cannon. The
    19th Panzer Division joined the battle and the Soviet force was smashed. However, fresh units were already advancing from the
    Soviet rear areas. Nevertheless, the tanks of the 4th Panzer Division succeeded in capturing the bridge over the Bug river
    near Wyschkow in a surprise attack.
    As a result of this advance the tanks were able to drive into the northern flank of a Soviet tank corps that was engaged in
    outflanking the forces of the German XXXIX Army Corps to the north.

    ***RECOMMENDED BALANCE/WEATHER MOD***
    - balance "4-6", allied experience "2", enemy "3"
    - check option "Always obey orders", "High moral"
    - uncheck the option "Do as I do"
    - install "Scorching summer weather" mod or leave the default one

    Initial situation:
    It is 10th of July 1944, Warsaw district, Wyschkow area, Poland. Army Group South, XXXIX Panzer Corps, 4th Panzer Division under
    the command of the Generalleutnant Clemens Betzel. The Soviet troops are at the end of their advance during the operation "Bagration"
    and almost ran out of the momentum. There is only the Soviet 3rd Tank Corps of the 2nd Guard Army of the 1st Byelorussian Front
    still develops offensive towards Radzymin supported with 11th Tank Corps of the 1st Polish Army.

    Combat order:
    The Soviet shock armoured group of the 2nd Guard Army supported with an armored units of the 1st Polish Army is developing an offensive
    towards Warsaw via settlement of Wyschkow and captured the very important bridgehead over the river of Vistula.
    The 4th Panzer Division has been tasked to stop the spearhead of the Soviet attack and dislodge the advanced enemy parts from his strongpoints at
    the area of the bridgehead and villages of Rybienko, Wyschkow. There is a mobile Kampfgruppen under commanding of the Hauptmann Gerhard Behnke based
    on the 35th Panzer Regiment and equipped with eighth tanks of the Pz.V ausf.A "Panther". Kampfgruppen consist of the two platoons:
    1. The main first one consist of the four "Panther"
    2. The second one one consist of the three "Panther"
    Both platoons supported with a with a mounted infantry from the 12th Panzergrenadier-Regiment.
    - Herren des Offiziers, you must act fast and decisive! Use the heavy rain as a cover to reach the village of Rybienko. This is the first last and
    all the time chance to eliminate the strong Soviet group at our region of the front!
    - Dismissed!

    Your task:
    You are Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bix. There are three tanks Pz.V ausf.A "Panther" and eighteen mounted panzergrenadiers under your command. Your tanks
    operates together with a main group and acts at will.
    You have to:
    - consequently attack and capture the village of Rybienko, bridgehead and village of Wyschkow
    - during your attack destroy as more enemy units as possible!

    Callsigns:
    The main platoon is BUSSARD
    Your platoon is WOLF

    Artillery Support:
    No artillery support.

    Air Support:
    No air support.

    Reconnaissance:
    According to the aerial reconnaissance reports the enemy is defending an area with a forces of the 11th Tank Corps of the 1st Polish Army with a tanks T-45-85.
    Both villages protected with a Soviet separated tank Company equipeed with a trophy tanks "Panthers" under the command of the Seniour Lieutnant Sotnikov.

    Commander of the 4th Panzer Division Generalleutnant Clemens Betzel
    Commander of the 35th Panzer Regiment Major Helmut Gattermann
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    Post by lockie on Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:22 am

    This monster (Soviet anti-aircraft 85mm gun) destroyed all my Kampfgruppen Shocked
    Don't be a careless! cyclops
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    Post by geoweb35 on Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:45 pm

    85 mm Shocked
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    Post by MANoWAR.U51 on Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:05 pm

    How many missions are planned in total?
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    Post by lockie on Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:08 pm

    MANoWAR.U51 wrote:How many missions are planned in total?
    10 mission will be in total. All missions are innovations in the STA mod. At this moment we're working on the final mission N10. It is "Cologne Panther" - the battle in the town. See details:
    http://stasf2008.forumotion.com/t278-cologne-panther

    This mission needs unique polygon with a many unique objects. It is a VERY hard to implement such mission. Well, almost two years gone and polygon has not been ready yet pardon
    There are two "Panther" tanks presented in the campaign where each one has a luxuriant cockpit! Sweety  It is Panther ausf.A and ausf.D.
    Of course, would be nice to implement the cockpit for the Panther ausf.G/F, but it takes too much efforts and needs a HUGE portion of adrenaline!
    Hm-m, where is mine pure synthetic? Cool
    Here's what we've done to force user to believe that battle had place in the town bounce
    It is a pavement.
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    Well, in fact it's a "candy", but it'll bring emotions - I believe! alien



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    MANoWAR.U51, nice avatar! thumbsup
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    Post by MANoWAR.U51 on Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:32 pm

    One mission left, thats great news.

    I was able to see for myself how good the Panther interior looks, good to know that we soon also will get a quality campaign to enjoy it.
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    Post by lockie on Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 pm

    Let's see a couple of the new screens of the polygon for the mission "Cologne' Panther". The polygon is ready for bout ~80%. It's time to start the mission! happy
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    Post by lockie on Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:33 pm

    I'd like to share some new screens from the mission!
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    Post by lockie on Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:01 pm

    Insignia "Feldherrnhalle" has been added! Cool
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    Some new screens of the polygon
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    Post by lockie on Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:49 pm

    Here's a new portion of the scrennies from the mission "Cologne Panther".
    The mission consist of the two tasks:
    1. move to the suburbs and destroy US recce squad (2xHellcat, 3xAPC M8, 2xAPC M3, 1xLVT-4). These enemy units has a very tricky scripts. They move to the destination point inspite where they randomly located from the very beginning.
    2. repel US tank attack
    At this moment first task is ready  bounce soccer

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    Post by plug_nickel on Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:59 am

    I want to play this mission! bounce
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    Post by lockie on Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:34 pm

    The final mission "Cologne Panther" of the campaign "Steel Beast" is ready! Mission has a moderate rank of difficulty. Mostly, it is demonstration of the town.
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    Now it's time for testing! Cool Fighting

    Here's history note and briefing.
    briefing:

    Germany, March 1945. After crossing the Erft Canal at the end of February 1945 the US 3rd Armored Division of the 1st Army
    regrouped for its final attack on Cologne and crossing the river of Rhine. On March 2, all Task Forces of the 1st Army began
    the final drive on Cologne, taking small towns and cities along the way.
    The 83'd Recon Battalion reached the Rhine early morning on March 4th. The Task Force of Col. Doan's finally entered in Cologne.
    All units came at different points and the 36 Armored Infantry Regiment began mopping up through the city and toward the Rhine.
    The Germans blew the Hohenzollern Bridge on March 6 and Cologne had fallen except the last battle in the center of the city in
    front of the Cathedral.

    RECOMMENDED:
    - mission balance at "4-5", allied experience at "3", enemy experience at "2"
    - max balance is "6"
    - check the option "Always obey orders" and "High morale"
    - install the weather mod "Early Spring" or leave the default one

    ***MISSION BRIEFING***

    Initial situation:
    It is March 6th 1945, Germany, Cologne. 106 Panzerbrigade of the Panzer Corps "Feldherrnhalle", which was
    formed in March 1945 from the Replacement and Training Brigade Feldherrnhalle and remnants of the 13th Panzer
    Division. Commander Generalmajor Franz Bake.
    In this day the spearhead of the US 3rd Armored Division the Task Force Doan entered in Cologne and secured most
    of the town except the city center. A pair of tanks from the company F of the 32nd Armored Regiment advanced toward
    the plaza of Cologne Cathedral along KomodienStrasse, but were blocked by the barricade and the tank which was
    identified like a knocked-out "Panther" Panzerkampfwagen Ausf.A on the Domplatz with its main gun depressed and
    the engine off.

    Combat order:
    The 106 Panzerbrigade of the Panzer Corps "Feldherrnhalle" has been tasked to provide a cover to withdraw for the main
    forces of the German troops and destroying the bridge over the river of Rhein. The rearguard of the 106 Panzerbrigade hold
    on to the defencive positions at the north pass to the town. The second area of the defence is Cologne Cathedral Square,
    which is located near the bridge over the river of Rhein. Our forces of the rearguard consist of the:
    - one tank Pz.IV ausf.H
    - one tank Pz.V ausf.A
    - infantry platoon
    That's all what we have.
    - Herren Offiziere, you must stop the enemy advance till our troops cross the river and retreat. Gott mit uns!
    - Dismissed!

    Your Task:
    You are Oberleutnant Wilhelm Bartelborth. There is one partly operational (absent turret MG) tank Pz.Kpfw V "Panther" Ausf. A under
    your command. Your tank operates as a standalone unit with ability to act at will.
    You are located to the north from the bridge over the river of Rhein. You have to:
    - move to the north enter of the town and eliminate the enemy recce squad
    - move to plaza of Cologne Cathedral and hold on to the position
    - wait for the signal to retreat then move over the bridge to the southern direction

    Callsigns:
    HQ is OAK
    Your group is MARDER

    Artillery Support:
    No artillery support

    Air Support:
    No air support

    Reconnaissance:
    The aerial reconnaissance has reported that enemy column moves towards Cologne and consist of the tanks "Sherman"
    equped with a 75mm gun. All tanks belongs to the 32nd Armored Regiment of the 3rd Armored Division. According to
    the operational data the advanced enemy company has adopted a new experimental heavy tanks.

    Kommandeur of the Panzer Corps "Feldherrnhalle" Generalmajor Franz Bake
    Kommandeur of the 106 Panzerbrigade Major Ludwig Bertram

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