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Old April 25th, 2020, 09:18 AM
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Second battle - night action for the hills.

I went for an attack on a narrow frontage with the companies in echelon, assuming the enemy had no indirect fire assets. The ski companies can negotiate the terrain at about twice the speed of my non ski company.

I estimated the enemy to be two companies of Gebirgsjäger and one company worth of artillerymen infantristisch eingesetzt and wanted to avoid engaging the bulk of the enemy force. The actual German defence was significantly weaker.

The map is good, I found no errors, but as before, it is hard to judge LOS until basically drawing fire. I took a few more losses than I'd care to admit.

The GebJ "Counterattack-platoon" deployed to the lower left counterattacks when most VHs are taken. Other German units do not seem to counterattack (I'm guessing this was by design).
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Thanks for the useful feedback. I wonder how the next mission will go, the setup is a bit different on it.
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I expected about a German GebJ Btl, likely reduced in numbers but still about three companies, entrenched with MGs in good positions with good vis, perhaps some mines too.

I expected the AI to spot my advance early and have his mortars go to work quickly.

For this reason I let the non-Ski units start the advance and kept the bulk of my arty ready to silence the enemy mortars. I expected the first wave to get bogged down but hoped to pinpoint his mortars and maybe the MGs.

My advance, however, draws no fire...?

I figured it must be a reverse slope defence and that the AI would counterattack once the VHs were lost. I wanted to avoid taking all the VHs before my force were in good positions to beat back a counterattack (still expecting it to be Bn strength).

The German counterattack begins at about turn 30, before my force was really in place, and gives my spearhead trouble but is not strong enough to beat back the full Russian main force. The German force equals about a reinforced company.

Not all German troops counterattack either. Some remain in their positions (I imagine by design) until the end.

My core is too beat up now. I will have to get rid of units to bring others up to strength. The AT guns and sled transport will have to go. Maybe some of the SMG inf too...
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Thanks! Did the non counter attacking Germans fire at your units on the victory hexes?
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Thanks! Did the non counter attacking Germans fire at your units on the victory hexes?
Some did, both sMG and infantry units, while I also used smoke to mask my troops in an effort to keep losses down...
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Ok. The thing I tried to do was portray an "ambush" where the Germans held fire on the reverse slope until the Russians crested the hill. Would you say that worked out (within reason of the AI) or does the setup need adjusting?
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It worked fine in my game. The timing of the counterattack was just right. My intention was to position my force in a comfy setup around the VH clusters, take the VHs and obliterate the AI counterattack - but this did not happen as the counterattack went in while only my spearhead had made it onto the target hill(s)...
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Hello.
Here is the updated version of this campaign. Typos were fixed, the difficulty of some scenarios was tweaked and some other small fixes were done.

The old version can be regarded as obsolete.
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In the last scenario the German units at the top left do not appear. They were grayed out at the end of the scenario. Only the 2 aa guns were there.
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I had shelled the area but none seem to have been damaged so I don't think they retreated off map.
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