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  1. People asked producer, why German infantry tactic is so primitive, no MGs, no hand grenades e.t.c. He said that they couldn't do everything, as it is low budget fillm. 2,5 millions $. IRL Germans (2-nd panzer division) had 2 MGs per squad, Russians - 2 MGs per platoon.
  2. What's about TO&E, will we get SMG platoons in rifle companies? Any "assault group" formations for urban combat?
  3. Well, yes. Very effective decision. Someone would call it fascism, but who cares, right? So, your proposal is to make them leave and suppress those who won't? Very interesting. And why they fight against you for 5 years? Mystery. Why "pro-Russians"? Be straight. "Russians".
  4. Why do you want to live in one country with such greedy and stupid scum? Let them go. You want to punish them or what? What if they vote for pro-Russian political parties? Will you make them 2-nd sort citizens without right to vote, like in Baltia states? Just curious. About fortifications and ROE in urban areas:
  5. SVT had detachable magazine, but practically was fed by standard 5 round stripper clips. Practical ROF was not so great. Frontline units never asked to give more SVTs, unlike PPSh.
  6. Select units, press pause, give commands, unpause. It's realistic when you haven't time to manage each squad.
  7. They burned houses with flamethrowers! Germans used to burn 1-st line of buildings by themselves not to let Soviets do it, than occupied burned out houses. (from Isaev's article)
  8. With the 1-st wave, sometimes with dedicated assault groups.
  9. That 4,5 battalions per kilometer were echeloned in depth. In first echelon, having task to capture 1-2 lines of defense, were 1-2 battalions. As you know, Soviet companies had few ammo (1-3 drums for smgs and <6 for lmgs) and had to be rotated soon. In fact, it was new semi-official TO&E: 7 th. division, 6 th. division. Weapons were cut not proportional to numbers: light machine guns were reduced to 50%, 3 in platoon instead of 6, for example. 3/4, if we measure by squads number. By the way, in CM "1944" TO&E is pretty close, if only squads had 7 men, not 11...
  10. By the way, how is going work on TO&E? Which variant is chosen for rifle battalions? I hope that 12.44 guards TO&E is ignored, as it was IRL until end of war.
  11. Rifle division (04/600, 1941) had only 18 45mm AT guns. Yes, high command could reinforce rifle division with AT regiments, but they had to be placed on important directions, not everywhere. Large open spaces of Russia were favorable for large panzer formations, they always had a route from flank. But tactically, when they chose direction, why couldn't they use mass of tanks, in line or "Breitkeil"? Frontal attack against few at guns (may be suppressed by artillery or Stukas with some luck) worked well.
  12. Well, in 1941 Germans also used to concentrate tanks. This tactics became expensive in 1943, when Red army started to widely use "pak fronts". If you read Soviet documents, you often see: "Enemy attacked with 50 tanks at direction..." Why not, if Soviet battalion had only 2 anti tank guns.
  13. Developers have limited resources (they can't add multiplayer, for example), but for years of development they fixed most problems and added a lot of features. They actively use Soviet and German documents, trying to simulate battles as realistic as possible. Andrey12345 often posts documents from electronic database "pamyat-naroda" to explain people why they do something in such way. But this realism may not improve gameplay! Real battles were not so sophisticated for modern wargamer. Just line of tanks rushing forward, for example. And it works well in the game under certain conditions. No "smart maneuvers" giving waypoints to every tank or squad, but giving 1-2 general commands to AI instead. Different gameplay, not like in CM.
  14. I don't think that this quote is true. Zhukov is victim of many falsifications as most famous Soviet war leader.
  15. https://www.welt.de/geschichte/zweiter-weltkrieg/article196544633/Rote-Armee-1943-Fotos-beweisen-Kamikaze-Angriff-russischer-Panzer.html
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