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Campaign WIP: Tiger Trail

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Some days ago, I have finished most of the research for my new campaign project and started map-making. In this thread, I will search for testing volunteers from time to time and provide information about the progress.

Also, I would be pleased for any suggestions, because I would like to create the campaign as playable/enjoyable as possible.

This means, I will attach importance to:

- manageable number of units/troops

- middle sized to huge maps with the possibility to manoeuvre

- single battles, where players do not have to watch the clock too much

- as much historical accuracy as possible BUT without too much disbalance

During the campaign, the player will command elements of the heavy tank company of the SS-Totenkopf-Division, which was equipped with Tiger tanks. Attached to this core unit, there will be several other formations of the Totenkopf Division and other units belonging to the SS and the Heer. The campaign will lead the player from June 1944 in Romania to the fightings around the Grodno area in July 1944 and then to the defense battles east of Warsaw from August 1944 to September 1944.

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Frank

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Hey Umlaut, thanks for beeing a volunteer - I will send you a PM, when the testing stage begins ;).

May be, it will take some weeks - map working is hard work :)

Regards

Frank

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So long, map making in CMRT seems to be much more fun than in CMBN - wide landscape, small villages, no bocage...;) so, the progress is faster than expected...

By the way - is there any modder here, who would like to create some "Totenkopf"-stuff ?

Regards

Frank

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Trying to upload a picture of the first finished map (must improve my uploading skills ;) ). The small village of Razizce, northwest of Grodno. One of the places, the Tigers will meet :)

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Frank

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By the way - is there any modder here, who would like to create some "Totenkopf"-stuff ?

PM-me and tell what you have in mind for this scenario , sir :)

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Some new impressions today ;) 30% of the map work is done...and I started with the very early testing stage...have downloaded Vein´s fantastic TK-mod...

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the area north of the town of Sokolka

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Frank

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Some days ago, I have finished most of the research for my new campaign project and started map-making. In this thread, I will search for testing volunteers from time to time and provide information about the progress.

Also, I would be pleased for any suggestions, because I would like to create the campaign as playable/enjoyable as possible.

This means, I will attach importance to:

- manageable number of units/troops

- middle sized to huge maps with the possibility to manoeuvre

- single battles, where players do not have to watch the clock too much

- as much historical accuracy as possible BUT without too much disbalance

During the campaign, the player will command elements of the heavy tank company of the SS-Totenkopf-Division, which was equipped with Tiger tanks. Attached to this core unit, there will be several other formations of the Totenkopf Division and other units belonging to the SS and the Heer. The campaign will lead the player from June 1944 in Romania to the fightings around the Grodno area in July 1944 and then to the defense battles east of Warsaw from August 1944 to September 1944.

Regards

Frank

Very nicely done. I would gladly like to test.

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@GhostRider 3/3:

Thanks, I will send you a pm when playtesting starts in some weeks. I will try to find enough testers, so every volunteer should only test 1 or maximum 2 single battles...

@Fizou and Lille: Thanks guys, I´ll do my best :) At the moment, I am already dreaming of CM maps ;) until now, three maps of > 1,5x1,5km are finished and three of about 1,2x1,2km are under construction...and some more are waiting :) So, I hope, you will have patience with me :)

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Frank

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Very promising, 'Mr. X'. Look forward to the release. The map is great!

By the way I researched your personal data. Your name is Franz Huebner, you live in Dusseldorf and manage a BMW parts factory. Your wife's name is Hilda. Sorry, but someone had to do it. ;)

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After about 6 years without CM (real Life, Children, work etc.) my motivation seems to be reborn 😎

So, the idea of this campaign is indeed resuscitated.

No promises about the date of release...but there‘s some time left until the new Modul is out...

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Sounds fantastic! I’d definitely play if you’re able to pull it off. Let’s just hope the module isn’t too far off in that case.

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On 3/4/2020 at 10:00 AM, Mr.X said:

After about 6 years without CM (real Life, Children, work etc.) my motivation seems to be reborn 😎

So, the idea of this campaign is indeed resuscitated.

No promises about the date of release...but there‘s some time left until the new Modul is out...

Looking forward to this. Great subject! If you need inspiration I recommend the new book by Douglas Nash on the IV. SS-Panzerkorps and the battles for Warsaw, July-November 1944, called 'From the Realm of a Dying Sun'. Excellent book, based upon previously unpublished material, including many contemporary German records that had been thought lost but have been recently rediscovered in Russia and made available for researchers.Must have for a Ostfronter!

P.s. I take it you are familiair with the Waffen SS mod for CMRT?

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2 minutes ago, Aragorn2002 said:

Looking forward to this. Great subject! If you need inspiration I recommend the new book by Douglas Nash on the IV. SS-Panzerkorps and the battles for Warsaw, July-November 1944, called 'From the Realm of a Dying Sun'. Excellent book, based upon previously unpublished material, including many contemporary German records that had been thought lost but have been recently rediscovered in Russia and made available for researchers.Must have for a Ostfronter!

I'm reading that book now and it's very interesting. Good material for the upcoming module. Volume 2 is coming out later in the year.

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