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    Post by lockie on Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:49 pm

    33lima wrote:I would suggest either start the campaign in late '43-early '44 and stick to a relatively short set of missions with Panthers in a particular series of battles, which could end with the Cherkassy pocket
    Sounds good! But there is one detail: SS Panzer Division Wiking firstly received Panthers at February 1944. Thus period of late '43 doesn't suit to the whole Campaign, if we prefer to take a real things. The short set of missions should be devoted to period 44-45, but in this way we can't represent the Panther ausf. D.
    Do u've a plan how to organize these kit of missions? I think the first should be "Kovel breakthrough"?

    or start at Kursk with the new spaced-armour Panzer IIIL.
    Pz.III/L confused Does it mean we are no longer keep a Panther as a main unit of Campaign? Actually, it's interesting, coz tank looks quite distinguished to compare with ausf.J/N.
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    If Wiking wasn't in the right place or didn't have this tank, do a 'Shuzle's Dairy' and have the hero transfer from say 1 or 2 SS Pz to 5 SS Pz.
    That's is more preferable variant! But I'd like to suggest more wider content to present for. Let's say there will be a family consist of three brothers:
    Karl Nicolussi-Leck (Wiking 44-45)
    Hans Nicolussi-Leck (Grossdeutschland 43)
    Helmut Nicolussi-Leck (2nd SS-Panzer Regiment "Das Reich" 44)
    and if it's not enough we can make out a sister Elza Nicolussi-Leck. She fought in Volkssturm, defended Berlin' outskirts in Pantherturm!
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    The Campaign we may organize as a kit of letters, which were sent from the front to the family.
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    Post by 33lima on Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:37 pm

    2 SS Panzer, 1944 - that would be in Normandy then? I like the sound of that!!!

    Yes we could have three small campaigns. The link between them would be that they all feature Waffen SS panzer divisions, so the title could be something like 'SS Panzers at war' (or some similar snappy title - I have no interest in 'glorifying' the SS of any kind).

    The Kursk mini-campaign could feature the spaced-armour Pz IIIL (or M, whichever one we have, but long 5 cm gun, not short 7.5 cm of the Ausf N). It's a fine model and it would be really good to have a campaign in such a tank.

    Then a Panther A mini-campaign, wherever Wiking were in early 1944. Or Pz IVH if a late 1943 setting is important - the closer the campaign reflects real history, the better.

    Finally a Das Reich campaign in Normandy, which could be either Panzer IVH or Panther A again - no harm in featuring the same Panther version in both. Or make the division the Hitlerjugend - Das Reich in France is not a very happy subject.

    People can define and contribute to the mini-campaigns as they wish. Three small mini-campaigns are going to be less hassle than one large one. So long as we agree how they are to be linked, so that the final result comes together nicely. The only condition for all mini-campaigns would be that they all feature SS panzer divisions; are based on real actions with the tank they had at the time; that they do not overlap in time (gaps we can explain in the back-story); and that the player is the same named character. Or whatever linking features we agree.

    Why bother with different names? There's no reason why we cannot make a fictional, or semi fictional, character, and transfer him to one unit after the other, as we did with Schuzle. I think that will feel better than a campaign based on different people, even if they are from the same family. Better continuity!

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    Post by frinik on Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:06 am

    and if it's not enough we can make out a sister Elza Nicolussi-Leck. She fought in Volkssturm, defended Berlin' outskirts in Pantherturm!

    Impossible! National Socialist ideology was absolutely against the use of women in fighting role. Hitler was a real male chauvinist( amongst his other endearing qualities) and believed women's place were in the kitchen and bearing children. This is why the Nazis systematically used slave or captive labour instead of using (German) women as other nations were doing in the factories to replace men who were at the front. So women would not be used in any production or combat capacity.

    Spelling correction; the name in German is Schulze .Sh instead of sch is Yiddish.

    Ok my original idea which was to feature the summer- late summer fighting especially the 2 Mius offensives featuring Panther Ausf A & D seems to have gone by the wayside????

    Why new maps. The Stock SF maps Izyum and others are close to the Mius region for example. There are so many existing maps that could be used or recycled for the purpose of a campaign without having to create new ones...
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    Post by lockie on Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:55 am

    33lima wrote:2 SS Panzer, 1944 - that would be in Normandy then? I like the sound of that!!!
    It depends on us what the unit and period will be Smile

    Yes we could have three small campaigns.
    That's a good plans for perspective, but now I'd prefere to be concentrated only on one campaign.

    The link between them would be that they all feature Waffen SS panzer divisions, so the title could be something like 'SS Panzers at war'
    I'm not inspired of this idea. All Campaigns has a personal names. There are no SS panzers neither Wehrmacht. Now the draft name is "Steel beast". We may change it on "Letters home", but it sounds too sentimental. If u don't like idea with Nicolussi-Leck brothers, then we may leave only one hero Karl Nicolussi-Leck , who sends his letters to the family and describes what happens with him and his friends, i.e. Ernst Barkmann who fought in Normandy.
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    The Kursk mini-campaign could feature the spaced-armour Pz IIIL (or M, whichever one we have)
    We've only ausf.L. Though it's not a big deal to implement ausf.M, coz model "M" had schurzen unlike model "L". That will be a good plan for the future as single mission(or Campaign), coz now we are working only with a Panther tank.Moreover there is Campaign "Kursk" by Rends, which presented in GMP1.x Aslo some missions presented in Campaign "Nazi power" and GMP3.x. But of course, it's possible to make a new compilation on the base of already prepared, add a couple new missions with Pz.III/L and name it as "Kursk-43" or whatever.

    Then a Panther A mini-campaign, wherever Wiking were in early 1944. Or Pz IVH if a late 1943 setting is important - the closer the campaign reflects real history, the better.
    That will be a mixing Campaign, which is good, but doesn't suit to the current conception with a Panther.

    People can define and contribute to the mini-campaigns as they wish.
    How many missions supposed to be in the mini-campaign? "Fury" has five missions.

    The only condition for all mini-campaigns would be that they all feature SS panzer divisions are based on real actions with the tank they had at the time
    I don't like this idea. It'll be yet another GMP with a differ name. The main conception as a different SS panzer unit - is not reasonable thing. Why only Wiking, Grossdeutschland and Das Reich? What is the common thing between mentioned ones? Why not Frundsberg, Leibstandart, Totenkopf, Hitlerjugend? Why not Wehrmacht PD?

    Why bother with different names? There's no reason why we cannot make a fictional, or semi fictional, character, and transfer him to one unit after the other, as we did with Schuzle.
    OK, as I mentioned let's make content on the base of letters and the name of main hero will be the same. It will be the same memories, but this time in the form of letters.

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    lockie wrote:and if it's not enough we can make out a sister Elza Nicolussi-Leck. She fought in Volkssturm, defended Berlin' outskirts in Pantherturm!
    Impossible! National Socialist ideology was absolutely against the use of women in fighting role. So women would not be used in any production or combat capacity.
    Are u sure?
    What abt. the next German women: Hanna Reitsch, Melitta Schenk Gräfin von  Stauffenberg, Liesel Bach, Elli Beinhorn, Beate Uhse-Kostlin.
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    In April 1945, Berlin was surrounded. Commander of avia-group Beate Uhse-Kostlin wanted to ferry their aircrafts to the west. Beate made her way through the ruined city to Rangsdorf, where took his son and the maid. They returned to the airfield, but her avia-flight with her plane had departed already. She found a plane filled up with a fuel, which was organized to evacuate the wounded soldiers. There was a flight engineer, but pilot was absent. She having shipped the wounded, son, maid and all who wanted to fly away, then she took off with a very overloaded plane. She left Berlin one of the last and flew to the west, then landed safely in Lech.

    Don't forget that division "Wiking" wasn't an usual unit. It was international unit. It had women at service. For example, A Finnish nurse attached to the Finnish Battalion of the SS-Panzergrenadiere Division ''Wiking".
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    my original idea which was to feature the summer- late summer fighting especially the 2 Mius offensives featuring Panther Ausf A & D seems to have gone by the wayside?
    Of course, not! We're just discussing together how to organize the current Campaign. We've to have a deal what will be the linking feature.  :B):
    At this moment there are the next:
    1. brothers Nicolussi-Leck
    2. letters Nicolussi-Leck
    3. SS panzer divisions
    I prefer No2.
    A PzKpfw V Ausf. A "Panther" tank ("800") belonged to SS-Ostuf. K. Nicolussi-Leck CO of the 8th Company, 5th SS-Panzer Regiment, 5th SS-Panzer Division "Wiking", Radzymin area, Poland, August 1944.
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    Why new maps. The Stock SF maps Izyum and others are close to the Mius region for example.
    At this moment I'm planning to make only one new map for "Kovel breakthrough". Could u make a sketches for the missions on the current maps?
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    Post by frinik on Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:52 am

    Hanna Reitsch was a pilot and she did not fly combat missions.She only flew wounded soldiers or supply missions. She was forbidden to fly combat missions.None of the women mentioned fired a single shot at the enemy. The Russians on the other hand did not mind using women even some of them were famous and deadly snipers.

    Ok I will make sketches.I will look for an existing map which could be compatible for the Kowel breakthough.

    Lockie since you live in the Ukraine and have probably seen or visited most of the places where the fightiing took place which of the existing maps including those made by Deviator, Rends or yourself would look the closest to what Kowel region looks like?
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    Post by lockie on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:52 am

    frinik wrote:None of the women mentioned fired a single shot at the enemy.
    I see. We can't use the women, because of the Hitler' superstitions, then let's take them out.
    OK, what abt. uncle Bob Nicolussi? Can we use him? Let's say tanker Karl received the SMS from uncle Bob:
    History note: Berlin, 22th April 1945

    Initial situation:
    Hi, Karl!
    This is uncle Bob!
    I'm sitting in the Pantherturm on Prinz-Albrecht-Straße in Berlin and gonna kick the russian asses hardly! Keep on rockin' Karl!

    Long live to NSDAP!
    Your sincerely, uncle Bob

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    Lockie since you live in the Ukraine and have probably seen or visited most of the places where the fightiing took place which of the existing maps, would look the closest to what Kowel region looks like?
    I didn't visit Kovel, but I'm sure it looks pretty much the same as in Poland. U told u had lived in Poland a long time ago? Pick up any maps according to the next missions, then we shall see. If we don't like it, then we may change it easily or even create the new one :B]:

    Here's a camo for the "Panther" during winter-spring 1944, panzer division "Wiking". As we can see a base color was yellow covered with a white spots.
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    Post by 33lima on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:16 pm

    The Spanish book I mentioned earlier has a profile of II 02, also, and portrays it (and 713) as temporary white over a 3-colour scheme (red & brown over the dark yellow, not just dark yellow). Anyway I'd guess some or all of these missions are going to be in the winter scenery? I never noticed if that gave the Panthers a whitewashed finish.

    I don't see any reason that Frinik's original concept can't go as planned, except to be strictly accurate it seems maybe it either has to start in a Pz IVH (or late Pz III?) if beginning in late 1943, or begin instead in early 1944 if featuring just Panthers. The linking feature can be the character name, who can either move from unit to unit like Herr Leutnant Schulze, or be a relative of the other player characters. No big deal if it's released separately, bread tomorrow is better than jam the day after Smile

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    Post by Txema on Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:21 pm

    lockie wrote:
    What this insignias does?
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    It doesn't look like SS Panzer Division Wiking.

    I think that insignia belongs to the 3 Panzer Division (Wehrmacht). It was known as Berliner Bärendivision (Bear Division from Berlin), and that's why they use the bear symbol.

    http://www.axishistory.com/about-ahf/150-germany-heer/heer-divisionen/3950-3-panzer-division

    And here you have the symbols employed by the Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions. Very useful !

    http://www.taringa.net/posts/imagenes/15627867/Divisiones-panzer-sus-simbolos.html
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    Post by frinik on Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:32 am

    I have to take a break from the Steel Beast campaign as I am facing some health issues currently. I expect to be able to focus on it in September only. Meanwhile I will try to write scenarios, background & historical briefs and texts and pick the maps where the missions will take place when ever I can.
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    Post by lockie on Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:35 am

    Hi, Frinik
    I wish u well and soon recover!
    I hope to see u back to the active life of the forum!

    Txema wrote:
    I think that insignia belongs to the 3 Panzer Division (Wehrmacht). It was known as Berliner Bärendivision (Bear Division from Berlin), and that's why they use the bear symbol.
    Thank u, Txema for the detailed explanation and excellent link to insignias!

    33lima wrote:it seems maybe it either has to start in a Pz IVH (or late Pz III?) if beginning in late 1943, or begin instead in early 1944 if featuring just Panthers.
    I'd like to see the whole Campaign devoted exactly to the Panther tank. I'm sure we may be able to make out any stories Wink
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    Post by frinik on Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:22 pm

    Thanks My Friend!I will! cheers
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    Post by Txema on Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:17 am

    Hi Frinik,

    My best wishes for a very fast and complete recovery !!

    Warmest regards,

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    Post by frinik on Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:46 am

    Thanks My Friend!
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    Post by woofiedog on Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:02 am

    frinik... I am facing some health issues currently.

    Hope your receiving some quality medical attention and you are doing better very soon, take care of yourself.



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    Post by lockie on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:35 am

    Let's start to make a polygon for the mission "Kowel 1944" :[*:
    I've taken as a base a polygon "sta_south_01", where two missions base "Hot summer 43". This polygon has railroad, buildings, trenches and forests. I need take a right the railroad - it is a good challenge, coz it's extremely difficult to match two different parts of railroad.
    There are some screens.
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    Firstly, I've to remove all objects/flora/roads and leave only railroad to minimize the time of polygon generation.
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    Here's a map of the Kowel battle. As we can see it it a heavily swamp area. This surface should be as obstacle for the vehicle movement and even force the vehicle to stick in the mud.
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    PS
    Still can't match the railroad parts of the ending Evil or Very Mad
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    Post by lockie on Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:44 pm

    There's a new portion of the screens from polygon.
    As I told the area of battle mostly consist of a marshland.
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    Here is initial attack. There will be 9x "Panther A" of the Wiking TD.
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    This is a railroad embankment. I'd like to amke some kind of the railroad net and if will73 prepare a couple carriages, then I'll place them at the dead-end siding.
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    User must go through the whole polygon. Be lucky don't be hit by the Soviet ATG's (all of them will be placed between trees) bom Also be prepared to the country-attack of the Soviet tanks (new models T-34/76 N183 with cylinders fuel tanks and T-34/42 UZTM with a square f/t) from behind the railroad embankment.
    I'd say polygon is ready for abt. 30%
    There will be suburbs with a German troops. User should help defenders to repel the Soviet attack. I think mission will take ~one hour. Of course, if u lucky Very Happy  bom


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    Post by frinik on Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:52 pm

    If you saw the newsreel on the D.Wochenschau you'll see that most of the tanks destroyed by Wiking PD are land-lease Shermans. Why don't we use those we have for the Red Army?
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    Post by lockie on Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:20 pm

    frinik wrote:If you saw the newsreel on the D.Wochenschau you'll see that most of the tanks destroyed by  Wiking PD are land-lease Shermans. Why don't we use those we have for the Red Army?
    That's a good note Sad-:
    But Wochenschau is some kind of mouthpiece/footage propaganda. I found only one mention abt. Soviet tanks and it was T-34.
    "A hit!" reported the Hauptscharfiihrer. From a range of just 400 meters the enemy tank had been an easy target. The second enemy tank, a T-34, fired its gun and almost simultaneously took a direct hit from the "seventy-five" of Unterscharfiihrer Herbert's Panther. The Soviet tank immediately caught fire and seconds later its ammunition exploded.
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    Nicolussi itself didn't define what the tanks were destroyed.
    Here's from the Nicolussi-Leck report:
    At 03:00 hours on 30 March 1944, I had nine operational tanks available. I moved out at 04:00 hours in column along the railway embankment, then deploying on the right in the direction of the woods.
    We received fire from two enemy tanks in the woods to the right of the railway embankment 2 kilometers east of Czercasy. After eliminating them, 2 [friendly] tanks were lost to mines while advancing in the vicinity of the Czercasy rail station.
    SS-Obersturmfuhrer Nicolussi-Leck
    "Wiking panzers" by Ewald Klapdor

    During Nicolussi breakthrough there were destroyed two tanks, 16 ATG, 2xAA guns, 40xAT rifles.
    So, maybe one tank was Sherman, may be not Smile

    PS
    I may place some Soviet Shermans during attack on the suburbs positions. There was the Soviet 47th Army and a 2nd Guard Cavalry Corps, which was reinforced with a land-lease "Shermans" M4A2 OR T-34/76(42-43).


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    Post by frinik on Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:11 am


    Naturally is the Wochenschau propaganda.Every newsreel of every nation fighting in WW2 is pure propaganda.In times of war you can never , unless you are terminally naive, hope for accurate and balanced news. You need to sustain the morale of the troops and on the home front as well.

    I am going to write a scenario this weekend. A mix of T34 s and Shermans makes sense. Paqnzergrenadiere also , panzer IVs and half tracks.
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    Post by lockie on Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:57 am

    frinik wrote:I am going to write a scenario this weekend. A mix of T34 s and Shermans makes sense. Paqnzergrenadiere also, panzer IVs and half tracks.

    Don't forget that we're talking abt. activity of the 8th Company under Nicolussi-Leck commanding.
    There were three phases of breakthrough.
    1. First breakthrough started on 29th March. He's group consist of 16th Panthers with 30 volunteer-grenadiers from 131th Infantry Division and the grenadiers of the 434th Grenadier Regiment who were to have ridden on the tanks. The Commander of grenadiers was Hauptmann Hermann-Ernst Bolm. The group also included 10 STUG's from 190th Light Division Assault artillery. Support fire was provided by 131th Artillery Regiment. The point of attack was village(railroad station) Czerkasy.

    The terrain is equally impassible to the east; likewise south of the railway embankment to the forest edge. On the other hand, after the destruction of the antitank position west of Czerkasy, which consisted of 16 guns in three lines, the enemy does not appear to have established further antitank positions farther south or east, as my bogged-down tanks have not been fired upon in spite of favorable firing range.
    Panzer Aces 2 by Franz Kurowski


    2. Second breakthrough started on 30th March. This time Nicolussi had only 8th Panthers, coz during the first attack he had lost 8th Panthers and two STUG's. There were 2km left to Kowel when he got order to stop the movement.

    When the mines had all been cleared at 6 AM Hauptmann Bolm advised the commander of the panzer company that he had received orders not to advance any farther with the tanks.
    "I cannot stay here Bolm," replied the Nicolussi. "I will continue on immediately with the mounted assault teams which have been placed under my command."
    Nicolussi-Leck resumed his drive toward Kovel with a seven tanks The Panthers pushed forward, every minute bringing them nearer to their objective.
    Panzer Aces 2 by Franz Kurowski


    So, the current mission is based on the second breakthrough.
    But the Gille group was still in encirclement, coz Soviet closed the break in their defence immediately after the the last Panter had passed away.

    In the event, it altered little. The Soviets, who had been hot on the heels of Nicolussi-Leck, once again sealed off Kowel from the west. By then, the Red Army was after infinitely bigger fish.
    SS-WIKING THE HISTORY OF THE FIFTH SS DIVISION 1941-45 by Rupert Butler

    Nicolussi lost one Panther and came to Kowel with a 7 tanks. During the town battle he lost another five Panthers.

    3. The final breakthrough was executed by 56th Tank Corpse under general of infantry Friedrich Hoßbach, 4th PD under general Dietrich von Saucken, 5th PD under general  Karl Decker, 5th Jäger-Division under general Helmuth Thüm. Oh the 1st April:
    4th PD had 2xPz.III/N and 34 Pz.IV/G/H
    5th PD had 1xPz.III and 10xPz.IV
    Битва за Ковель Пономаренко Н.О./Bytva za Kowel by Ponomarenko O.
    Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP - Page 2 Kowel

    As u can see Pz.IV and APC's appeared only during the final battle to eliminate the Kowel siege.

    Here's another map of mentioned activity. I hardly can see where the Nicolussi group operated Smile
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    PS
    Actually it is possible to make at least four(or more) missions on the Kovel history.
    1. Nicolussi breakthrough N1
    2. Nicolussi breakthrough N2
    3. Czerkasy strongpoint defended by Hauptschafiihrer Faas (2xPanther)
    4. Final breakthrough
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    Post by lockie on Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:29 pm

    First try to implement desant on Panther laughing
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    Here's a new variant of desant. All grenadiers received uniform and helmet with camo.
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    It is getting to the final version.
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    Final variant.
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    Post by lockie on Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:19 pm

    This railroad is getting me crazy pale Shocked
    Still can't  connect two parts of the rails Evil or Very Mad
    Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP - Page 2 Pol01

    There are some screens of the polygon. From the very beginning user has two choices of the rout to get the suburbs Kowel.
    1. Go through swamp - many mines and ATs
    2. Go through station Cherkasy along the railroad. It is easy way, but almost two times longer.
    I think the total mission time will take around 40-50 minutes. U've to go ~2km.
    User will get 8th Panthers under his command. There will be two scripts of the way, which pick up AI:
    - swamp
    - railroad
    Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP - Page 2 Pol07

    Near station Cherkasy
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    Railroad dead-end siding. There will be placed carriages.
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    There will be a new "candy" - railroad carriage :B):
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    Post by lockie on Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:04 pm

    The work on the new polygon is still in process. Thank to will73 we've got many new railroad objects. So far, I'd like to show some screens from the future mission.
    The task No1 will be - capture railroad station Cherkassy.
    U've to go from the swamp, attack Soviet defence positions and capture them.
    Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP - Page 2 Niko01 Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP - Page 2 Niko02

    After move to the Kowel suburbs and help our forces to repel the Soviet attack.
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    Post by lockie on Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:49 pm

    There will be a new "winter camo" for the Panther ausf. A. In spite it was a spring there was a cold and snow.
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    PS
    Hope will73 prepare a very SWEETY surprise for us - a Panther's cockpit! tanker
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    Post by lockie on Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:15 pm

    First time to try the mission. The task was - capture station Cherkaszy.
    We started with a 7 panthers plus desant. Two Panthers I've lost via swamp. And another two were lost during station battle. My tank got many hits. One shot damaged track and killed loader. I've lost almost all desant and one my winger, but station was captured! I've played on the balance "5". The mission is a very hard. Remember u've to move further and give a hand to encircled forces to repel the Soviet tank attack!
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