John Kettler Posted November 19, 2012 Share Posted November 19, 2012 Since I've had several requests for a separate thread discussing this scenario debrief, here we go. Those just joining be advised... SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! Do NOT read further if you plan to play this scenario! With the admin stuff out of the way, anyone needing a refresher course on what happened, and maybe even why, may wish to start reading here. http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=105379&page=19 Having had some time to integrate the experience, I remain more impressed than ever by the fiendishness of the scenario designer. The good news? You're getting reinforcements! The bad news? There'll be little or nothing left to reinforce! This was pretty much the pattern, even when I got the big pulse--right before everything blew up. Consequently, I was forced to throw away anything remotely resembling normal approaches, this to eventually break the defense, using the most unlikely tools. My average CMx1 tank didn't fare anywhere nearly as well as PFC Cook did, never mind surviving to exit. And he didn't have a real tank. Nor do I recommend charging down on an antitank gun with a HQ halftrack crewed by remnants of a shot up command group. As the saying goes, though, "the mission comes first." I'm very glad I didn't have to deal with this scenario in a ROW environment, for the rate at which I was taking casualties would've made for scary drops in the morale meter. Speaking of which, I miss it. It was a valuable source of feedback. You can read all the FMs you want, but the term "winning the reconnaissance battle" has taken on whole new meanings to me. This fight clearly shows what happens when speed is traded for quality recon work. When freewheeling Americans, however good, run smack into the old German pros of a heavy recon unit. My M8 Greyhounds did just fine--when not dying. Had this been the steppes, though, it would've been a massacre. I played at Veteran level, and the gunnery, both ways, was frightfully accurate. Maybe, though, at no more than 600 meter range, this is to be expected. What was wholly unexpected, though, was the ability of the leIG 18 to readily kill fast moving jeeps and Greyhounds. For a guy who can't seem to ever do better than one kill on equivalent armor using a 57mm antitank gun, the performance of this tiny, stubby German weapon was an outright shock. Regards, John Kettler 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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