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  1. This photo just coming from the front: Germans troops (11th Panzer) retreating from Uman. Short after, the 4th Motorized Corps will take control of the city. German soldiers don't understand why they have to retreat from this city after they took it from Soviets (Soviet propaganda:Germans go home, your general is on the panic mod, he conquer cities and retreat short after! :D )
  2. <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->nice touch adding the little flags representing ownership.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->-Doc Yeah, this is Abba idea (he had this good idea but his armie will be defeated anyway!) <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Damn Neo, you got a lot of tanks this week.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--> - Doc Yes Doc...we follow the Soviet and German production schedule according to this table: Good question! As you can see on the table above Kaiser, factories are very important for Soviets. and our rule about factories is the following: Rule 5.6: "If a German division take control of a city near Kharkov or Leningrad, the production of Kharkov or Leningrad stops and the factory is relocated in Urals with delay in production. These delays are : 3 months without production. For the Stalingrad factory the production stops (and transfered to Urals) only if Germans take control of Stalingrad" This means the 1st Mechanised Corps is the main force to protect Leningrad area. Also, this division has only 267 tanks in good condition to fight (40%) and has only 2 good tanks (1 KV-1 + 1 KV-2), all other tanks are BT or T-26 wich are pure scrap vs Germans tanks. In other words they can't compete against a single German division. <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Also, how many other kinds of troops are in the different panzer divisions and mechanized corps? (infantry, armored cars, artillery, at guns, half tracks, etc)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->-Kaiser For Soviets the number of units in a Mechanised Corps include armor cars. We focus excusively on armor units division and infantry , artillery, half tracks are coming from the light factory (1 each) we have during games. For every game each player has 30k to spend the way he wants to. <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->If the soviets can drive the Germans back to pre Barbarossa lines, are you going to make another tournament of the soviet drive to Berlin?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd--> -Kaiser We talked about it Abba and i yesterday but if German are pushed back in Germany (yes it will happen <img src="http://www.derelictstudios.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink.gif" /> ) i could'nt see how Germans can succeed to defend their land if they failed to invade Russia first.
  3. For the week finishing on july 28th, Germans and Soviets made the following strategic moves: 9th Panzer (last Army Group sSouth reserve) move to Rowne 11th Panzer move from Uman and join the Romanian 1st Armor division wich was merged with the StugAbt.190. As we can see General von Abba is not pushing with his Army Group Center to Moscow but he choosed to build strong defense in the south near Odessa. His troops moves indicates he is planing a massive move to cross the Dniepper river and take Kharkov and his factories. Soviets call back the 15th from Gomel to help in the south. 4th leave Kiev and retake Uman. For the first time in more than 1 month, the front line line has moved west and comrade Staline declared "This is the begining of the end for the fachist lil cocksuckers! " It seems Joseph was the first to use this famous expression and from then, many used it trough the years...until recently (Hi Doc!) :D Finally the Kharkov factory delivered 90 T-34 and 25 KV-1 to the 25th Mechanised Corps. Stay tuned, it could become very hot in Ukraine in a near future ;)
  4. Neo

    Neospec's ranting

    Poor little Charlie Brown ...you don't seem to know the difference between constructives and destructives comments...
  5. Neo

    Neospec's ranting

    Neospecz...this is not a blitz official campaign nor a turnover in Blitz II...It's just an experiment for "fun" ! We share the results of this experiment trough this topic for those who may be interested to follow it...that's it. So if you don't like it switch channel and goodbye Charlie Brown! And concerning your complain about the fact the patch is not released yet, you are in the wrong topic for this....so once again: bye bye Charlie!
  6. FRONT UPDATE JULY 21st Army Group South made significant progress. The Stug.Abt.190 helped by the Romanian 1st armor division capture the city of Odessa and his important port (see map update on first post). Stug III Ausf B were used for the first time in combat and they were very effective against Soviets BT tanks and even T-34. Despite their success, the Abt.190 lost 21 of his 50 Stug mostly against AT guns in the port area south of the city. Once again the Soviet Mechanised Corps was totally lost in front of an ennemy with superior air power, better infantry weapon (Soviet don't have mg) and armor units in better conditions. Bombing on western Odessa (nice Korona map) Germany complete his sweep in the south when the 11th Panzer (merged with the 13th) rush into Uman and force the 24th to retreat after they suffer heavy losses. On their side, Soviets start to bring back the 27th from the east and move the 25th from Kharkov to the Dniepper river. Soviets are expecting attacks in Kharkov area because of the tank factories. But Germans start to be short of reserve down south. It would be risky for them to stretch their supply line in the Kharkov direction before they bring back their reserve (9th) from the west. Finally Stalingrad factory produced 24 new T-34. They were assigned to the 28th Mechanised Corps in the North Caucasia.
  7. FRONT UPDATE JULY 14th Units from the 13th Pz division were transfered to the 11th by order of General von Abba. The 11th advance to Tornopol following the withdraw from the Soviet 24th Mech. Corps. The Stug.Abt.190 join the 1st Romanian Division at Kishinev in view to the attack on Odessa. They have 50 Stug III B (a special INI file give us the possibility to use the Stug III with the short canon and with less armor). On the Soviet side the Leningrad factory shiped 12 T-34 and 12 KV-1 to the 10th Mechanised Corps. The 26th Mech. advance from Roston to Dneprodetrovsk (sorry, i couldn't find a longer city name in this area :P ). Finally the Soviet 8th Mech. with draw from Karosten to reinforce the Kiev area. Take note of the small factories on the map. They represent cities with tank production. As soon as the Germans are close to any of these cities, the factories are moved to Urals with the appropriate delay in production.
  8. FRONT UPDATE July 8th 1941 Army Group Center pushed the front line east when they conquered 2 cities. The 10th & 12 th Panzer divisions took Byalistok and destroyed the 14th Mechanised Corps (199 tanks). This battle cost 53 tanks to Germany, most of them (47) where losses from the 12th Pz (Soviet IL-4 destroyed 35 Pz 38(t)). But the biggest battle was in the Vilnius area where the Soviets had an impressive Mechanised Corps made of 447 tanks including 29 KV-1, 17 KV-2 and 95 T-34. With 120 tanks on their side, Germans were not only outnumbered but also were facing better tanks like the KV-1 & KV-2. Despite the numerous mechanical problem they had, the Soviets hold the front line against the Luftwaffe attacks and launch some counter attacks against the German defense. Well supported by their powerful 88mm guns, their infantry, their paratroopers and their Luftwaffe, the Germans succeeded to stop the Soviets counteratacks and launched some brillant flank attacks. With their armor units in bad condition, the Soviets decided to retreat and saved 50 armor units from the 447 they had. The 6th Mechanised Corps escaped to Orsha. Here is a screen shot of one of the flank attack General von Abba made. Finally 2 Soviet moves: 1) 24th Mechanised Corps retreat from Tarnopol to Uman and 2) the 23rd advance from Orel to Bryansk
  9. Please note that from now you have the front line map update and the divisions details on the very first post of this topic. These informations will be updated as the tourny progress.
  10. For those who wish to take a look inside the Panzer divisions and Mechanised Corps, here is a table with all the different units. Red numbers are the value on june 30th 1941, following von Abba first attacks.
  11. Report to Joseph: "Comrade Staline, 60% of our tanks have mechanical problems and General von Abba is rolling over our armies...what can we do?" And Joseph answer: "Comrade don't panic or i kill you! I just got report showing the weakness of our ennemy. He made big mistakes against the weak opponents he faces...what do you think these mistakes will be when his supplies line will be stretched and when he will meet more T-34? So don't be afraid, go back to the front and give your life for me...euh i mean for the Motherland"
  12. Interesting idea.... ;)
  13. NEWS FROM THE FRONT....June 30th 1941 Army Group North meets tougher than expected resistance in its drive through Lithuania. The 1st and 6th Panzer divisions suffer heavy losses at Kaunas when they encountered first KV-2. They had lost 75 tanks from the 154 they had but after heavy street fight they conquered the city, forcing the Soviet 3rd Mechanised Corp to retreat. With 164 tank left, Army Group North could attack the 12th Mechanised Corp and his 347 tanks in Riga or wait for the powerful Army Group Center to provide help north. Army Group Center completely crushed the Soviets armies at Grodno and Brest losing only 37 tanks during these 2 battles while the Soviets saw their 11th and 13th Mechanised Corps completely destroyed (281 tanks). Germans para taking the Brest fortress (Pivac map) Additional info: Overall Germany had lost 216 tanks (16% from the 1389 they had) and Russia had lost 1026 armor units (16% from the 6527 they had). Soviets had lost 6 Mechanised Corps. About 60% of the Soviet tank losses were caused by mechanical problems. The Luftwaffe gain control over all the Russian territory. Fighters and bombers give Germany a huge advantage while Soviets I-16 and IL-4 had almost no impact on the outcome of any battles. Abba next moves will be very important because Army Group North & South suffered heavier losses than expected. Army Group Center could provide help north and south or keep pushing east up to Moscow.
  14. At 3:15 am today Axis divisions commenced their attack on the Soviet Union. The shock of impact stemmed less from the timing of the attack however than from the sheer number of Axis troops who struck into Soviet territory all at once. Informations we have:German Army Group South destroyed the 9th, 18th and 19th Soviets Mechanised Corps and took control of Lwow, Rowne and Kishinev areas. The 11th, 13th, 14th and 16th Panzer divisions suffer heavy losses (131 tanks or 36% of Army Group South tanks) and the 1st Romanian armor division lost 30 tanks from the 80 they had at start. More news to come...
  15. Neo

    Tribute

    Raptor, shut up!
  16. Neo

    Tribute

    Korona's magical fixed the Russian AT men prob....now there is only the Russian flamme thrower to fix cause he can't even toast a marshmallow :P
  17. Neo

    Tribute

    - Doc If i remember well it was on a challenge map where barracks are prebuilded..it helps against infantry spam :P But ironduke is right, pure infantry spam doesnt exist anymore....But spamers will always find a way to spam, it's like an illness....whatever we do they always find a way to spam something....except on the anti-spamer challenges maps, muhahaha :ph34r:
  18. See the initial news updated... This challenge is release in a new third version including 2 German sub factions! ;)
  19. THE RUSSO-GERMAN WAR This 2 players challenge has been completely remade (for the third time!). Now we have a very nice Pivac map (summer) and 1939 new units such as: T-28, T-35, KV-1, KV-2, I-16, Panzer II and more. This challenge allow players to be part of what is considered by far the largest and bloodiest theatre of World War II and the most costly conflict in human history. This last version will be as closest as possible of historic facts specifically concerning the production ratios. This mean the Wehrmacht will be outnumbered by the Russians as soon as the end of 1941 (1 month = 60 seconds). This challenge will be best suited for players from dofferent caliber. But what is new in this challenge is the option for German player to choose between 2 sub factions. There is the basic sub faction with all the historic upgrades production from the Panzer III in 1941 up to the Kingtiger in 1944. And there is the second sub faction where Germany can turn his production into a medium tank mass production. In this case all ressources are not wasted to develop dozens of new prototypes but instead invested in the Panzer IV mass production wich switch entirely (at the end of 1943) into a Panther mass production. Germany get an economy of scale of 15% for Panzer IV production and 11% for Panther production, meaning the money saved from all other models are reinvested in the medium tank production with a bonus of 15 and 11% respectively. Russian player will have to deal with tons of tanks in bad condition at the begining of the war while the Wehrmacht and the Luftwaffe are destroying everything on their way. The Great patriotic war can be win if the Soviets have the time they need to improve their T-34 production. That's why Kharkov factory should be the target at the start of the game for German player. Once this factory is destroyed, there is a 3 months delay before the new factory relocated in Ural restart his production. Special thanks to Logan and Flyby for their precious advices and Abba for his help on beta testing! Here is some screen shots: FromNorway attacking western Russia train stations at the start of a game. Second screen shot is a T-35 in action as you can see. This time Abba fighting to gain ground Now we have these pretty Bf-109 (see the radio cable Korona added to this model) This time I-16 are shipped to the front to stop the Luftwaffe... 1942 Many big battles in the Russian stepps 1943 Luftwaffe attacking Moscow defense Another big battle near Moscow, this time Biohazard was the Commander ISU-152 attacking Ferdinands in 1943 Panzer division hit by Russian artillery while a Yak-9 and an obsolete I-16 cross the sky over the intruders That's it!
  20. (available with the next patch) In this scenario the Battle of the Bulge never happend. The Germans chose to regroup their strength to defend Germany and particularly Berlin. In February, 1945, Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt met at a conference in Yalta in the Crimea. With Soviet troops in most of Eastern Europe, Stalin was in a strong negotiating position. Berlin was the main debating point. Stalin refused to divide Berlin up amongst the Allies. All parties were aware that the country that actually took control of Berlin would be in the strongest position over the future of this territory and probably all Germany and even Europe in the near future. Negotiations broke down when Churchill and Roosevelt refused to concede Berlin to the Soviets. From there, the rush for Berlin started. Who would take Berlin first? In this challenge, Soviets and Allies fight each other for Berlin while the Wehrmacht defend the city. It’s a free for all challenge where every faction is rewarded ($$$) for the territories conquered. Berlin is divided in 10 zones. Players get 2000$ every minute for every zone they can secure totally or partially in keeping at least 10 units (armor units or soldiers except snipers) in this given zone. Players could have success on this non stop street fight if they rely on good offensive strategy and if they have success to secure the area conquered, which is not an easy task particularly when you have to defend more than one front. Good luck anyway Generals! Abba Sturmtiger on western Berlin border A Kingtiger shot by a ISU-152 on east side Berlin The 3 heavy weight you'll see in Berlin Quickness and mobility of the Shermans and Pershings against the power of the IS-2 and ISU-152
  21. I need the following informations to complete the next challenge map: How much cost a KV-1, a KV-2, a IS-2, a ISU-152 and a SU-76 during ww2. Prices can be in Rubles or in US dollars (1941 dollars). I'm working on a challenge where players can have access to additional sub-factions: German Medium tank(mass production of mediums tanks from PzIV to Panther), German Heavy tank (most of German ressources for Tiger tank production) and for Russia: Heavy tank production (KVs and IS-2 production boost instead of the T-34 mass production). I collected lot of informations (including Logan's advices) to make it the more realistic as possible. Whatever player's choose: stay with the historical production scenario or switch to a different sub-faction, one thing is sure: Soviets total production output will always be bigger than the German one. This will be a challenge for players with different skill or experience level ;) More details to come...For now anybody have answers to these diffficults questions? :unsure:
  22. Neo

    How Much Money...

    Thanks Flyby! Then the Tiger cost will be more appropriate...For the Ruble i founded many links with about the same informations: "In 1935 one ruble contents of 0,167674 of gold, and from 1937 exchange rate was determined on US dollar basis; 1 US Dollar was equal to 5 Rubles and 30 kopecks. This correlation was kept till 1950" http://www.destinationrussia.com/htm/infcurrenc0f.htm Still, the KV-1 (and probably the KV-2) were very, very expensives in 1941....and i'm still searching to find info to compare IS-2 production cost to a TigerI. Is the IS-2 weight in steel could be one of the clues to compare IS-2 cost to KV-1 and T-34?
  23. Neo

    How Much Money...

    Thanks for the link wil. I have the T-34 values but not the KV-1 one. These 635,000 roubles (120,000 US $ 1941) for a KV-1 cost much more than a Tiger I (75,000 US $)....i'm very surprised! :o
  24. Neo

    Favorite Aircraft Of Wwii

    -Logan In Russia, everything is possible...particularly during the second world war :P For those of you interested to ear some weird stories from Soviet veterans this site provide some good stories about it (listen to the pilot trainer in Stalingrad with new student pilots when the Luftwaffe was everywhere...only thing they knew was how to take off and land their aircraft...very few survived...poor kids <_< ). http://english.pobediteli.ru/
  25. Neo

    Favorite Aircraft Of Wwii

    IL-2M with a rear gunner. The single seat IL-2 was an easy prey in a sky dominated by the Luftwaffe. Without Soviet fighter cover (most of the time), the IL-2M (and later the IL-2m3) had to find ways to survive. I'm impressed by these Flying tanks, rugged and how they can attack at a very low altitude: 20 ft (6m.). Also impressed by their female pilots
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