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Old August 26th, 2005, 05:36 AM

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Default Strangest examples of good or bad luck?

What's the strange, or funy things that happened when you played SPMBT?

One time, when playing Centag campaign i encountered extremally lucky BTR-60. It survived three direct hits with 105mm HEAT, and one with SABOT round, then it was hit by dragoon, wich immobilised it (it was still alive). Then it survived another 105mm HEAT round . Finally, TOW missile launched from one of my Cobras killed it.

Another strange accident - i was playing Poland in random generated battle, against russia, iirc. One of my Leo 2 was to finish off retreating enemy crew. When i moved it to adjacent hex, crew threw a granade at me, and managed to hit the track, immobilizing my last tank . Well, they deserve a medal.
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While playing Wild Bill's Scenario "It Begins" I had a scorpion light tank which account for 2 T72 tanks plus 2 squads of mech infantry and an APC and a ZSU23. it was hit twice. once by a T-80 and once by a T-72 and survived the mission

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Once while playing the Defend Taiwan from China as the USMC campain in the old DOS SP2 I had one of my stinger teams shoot at an air strike and miss, only to have the stinger hit my LAV-25 in the same hex, wiping out the passangers as well.

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In SP2, it was the Nigerian MiGs attacking and destroying the Nigerian T-55s, therefore saving my Biafrans in the Calabar scenario.

My worst luck came in WinSPMBT, where the Canberras missed the Zips entirely and annihilated an entire Commando of my RLI, losing me the battle. You can't win if you have no troops on the ground.

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Default Re: Strangest examples of good or bad luck?

Good luck?
Say in SPMBT PBEM, my T-55 hit by an enemy T-55 from pointblank range (1 hex). Shot with its own pen 21 scored another 21 pen as a result of weak spot hit and voila... My T-55 survived unharmed and took out the other one.

Worst luck... In one hotseat game, Slovakian BVP2's were massacring my ATGM teams at range of 40 and my ATGM teams weren't able to hit them. One BVP-2 dodged about 5 Fagot missiles and wiped all three ATGM temas in sight.
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My luckiest instance was when in the "Socialist Duel" scenario a missile from Mi-24 took out a chinese AA-wagon with 3% hit chance.

Worst luck so far in the same scenario. Ammo explosion destroyed a helo with a para section inside. Ouch.
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A true bang for buck was for me when my Vietnamese SPG9 costing 9 points, destroyed two Polish Leo2A4s, 450 points each. It was against the AI though..
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Having a Hummer surive a missguided 1000lbs Paveway hit in WBW "The same Zip code" Faludjha? USMC vs Insurgents.

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I know it is an old thread, but since it is still in the first page...

A couple of months ago playing against the AI, one of my tanks fired at an enemy infantry that was occupying the same hex. I think it was an M48, but can't remember after all this time. Anyway, it missed, but it managed to immobilise itself. I was laughing all the way till 2-3 turns later when the same tank was destroyed by something else.
I can imagine how the gunner must have felt.

About lucky ones, in another battle part of a generated campaign again, I had an infantry aTGM team that had A LOT of kills over several battles, running to reach a hilltop (its APC was immobilised earlier) then out of nowhere an enemy BMP-1 appeared, 1 hex from it. I was near the end of movement for most of my units and wasn't expecting anything there, so I couldn't attack the BMP. End turn and the enemy artillery starts and, I don't remember what it was but I think it was a 120mm mortar, and hits the top of the BMP and destroys it. All the other shots were not close enough to it or my team. One of the rare cases where I saw the AI fire artillery so close to its units.
The other time was last night when a cluster shell from an artillery destroyed an enemy t-72. I laughed and laughed.
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Back in the day, when SP2 first came out, I learned to get an enemy unit to flee then try to keep one of my units in the same hex with it. Sometimes I could generate a little fratricide this way. Historically, this was a tactic used by the Germans, the Soviets and especially the IDF. IIRC it was considered 'gamey' and coded out.
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