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  1. Yup. Nobody save for JasonC ever provided a competent answer. I may as well give up, because no one seems to know.
  2. No this is a very specific question - "How would a Soviet Rifle Battalion in 1944 conduct an assault on a) a swamp and b) a village. I'll make sure to embolden the question so that certain individuals don't overlook it and completely misunderstand what the thread is about. Then I stand corrected. I believe the "this campaign is unrealistic" comments came from people who couldn't beat the level. As I have beaten both, I fail to understand how it is unrealistic, but that was what people were saying on other threads, so that is what I put. No offense intended. Also, was JasonC crit
  3. Hello all. I'm just getting started with this campaign in Red Thunder. I've read a lot of people saying that it's unrealistic and badly designed, but I'm going to give it my best shot. The first mission involves a rifle battalion with SPG support attacking a German trenchline in a swamp. The second is another battalion with the same organisation attacking a village. The question I want to ask is how would both of these attacks be performed in real life? I have conflicting information involving what to do: Russian battle reports are only available from 1941, and generally involve step
  4. Guess I'll just attack with company waves. The terrain doesn't allow enough frontage for a two-company or battalion wave attack, nor can I outflank the positions properly because of the enormous swamps blocking everything. I wonder if the scenario designer is still around?
  5. I wonder if there's a way to contact JasonC? The way he talks sounds like he had a formal military education and had access to the documents we can't get on the internet.
  6. Thanks for the reply. I've already beat the mission several times - what I'm really asking is how the Soviets would have done it in real life. I can't find any documentation on it.
  7. Hello all. I'm playing the first mission of the Soviet campaign and I have no idea how to conduct the attack. I've read somewhere that Battalions would attack with two companies forward and one reserve. They would rush across the ground, shooting all the way, which assault guns sticking as close as possible to them. Another place I read that you perform the typical "echelon attack" - a small screening force, say one company with minor support, followed by the main effort. Internet documentation is sorely lacking. Does anyone have any references or tips?
  8. That's a shame. Guy really knew his stuff. I wonder if he has an e-mail or something? The problem with asking questions about this sort of thing is that there is little to no information available online and people who really know about it are few and far between; learning about military history really seems to be a niche hobby. If I wanted to find out about, say, German infantry doctrine, a quick Google search reveals nothing but five pages dedicated solely to the formation of the average Wehrmacht section and a single military handbook. It's maddening.
  9. I completely forgot I'd posted this topic. Excellent reply JasonC. Can you clarify where you found this information? Also, can you clarify the going to ground part? It may just be me, but I don't get it. If they all just dropped when they were shot at, wouldn't they just get slaughtered by mortars? Wouldn't the Company commander try and get them to keep moving?
  10. I'm looking for any explanation of Soviet doctrine - from strategic to tactical level - in the 1944-45 era. I can't find a single thing - the only uselful documents I can find are a Soviet infantryman's manual (1942) and explanation of Deep Battle doctrine. The former must have been updated by operation Bagration and so cannot really be trusted to give a detailed explanation of the tactics the Soviets used, and Deep Battle is detailed but does not explain tactics at the Battalion/Company level. Basically all I have for Battalion sized attack tactics are: split into larger-than-necessary g
  11. In all seriousness, does the Shtora system actually do anything other than make the tank look angry?
  12. Honestly, I'd love to see a Pacific WW2 Combat Mission.
  13. I got some early access experience with Combat Mission: Crumpet Catastrophe. It's very realistic. Fire missions are called in with specific British-army code jargon: "Listen in you cheeky scrublords, I need some of the old flishy-flashy bang and crashy over Buckingham Palace on grid T3XT-SP33CH-M8 on the DOUBLE, you 'ear me, arse-face?!" "Righty-dokey squire, estimate five bongs to your tea-time, over." The resulting fire mission lands with explosions that sounds exactly like Big Ben striking 12 o'clock. Every soldier wears a Bearskin and a Redcoat, and when ordered to assault, w
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