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    Campaign with "King Tiger" Pz.VI ausf.B

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    Lightning62

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    Campaign with "King Tiger" Pz.VI ausf.B

    Post by Lightning62 on Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:50 am

    Hi, Camrades!
    Can someone tell me, will be in future available any new Panther, Tiger or Kingtiger campaign? I´m great campaign fan since I´m played "Panzer Elite".

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    Re: Campaign with "King Tiger" Pz.VI ausf.B

    Post by lockie on Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:35 pm

    Lightning62 wrote:Can someone tell me, will be in future available any new Panther, Tiger or Kingtiger campaign?
    One Campaign "Steel Beast" devoted to the Panther had been already started. It has now only two missions and based on Karl Nicolussi-Leck acivity:
    02. Breakthrough, 30.03.44, 10:30 ("Panther" ausf.A)
    03. Outcome, 02.04.44, 15:30 ("Panther" ausf.A)
    There will be a new missions with a new cockpit!  salute
    Details here: http://stasf2008.ephpbb.com/t780p50-campaign-steel-beast-pz-v-panther-wip

    "Tiger I" already has a personal campaign the "Power of Nazi" and I think it's enough.
    Campaign with a "Kingtiger" is interesting! Let's think abt. it. I guess it should be based on Kurt Knispel activity and consist of two parts:
    1. Autumn 1944, Battle of Debrecen, East front, 503rd Tank battalion,
    2. Spring 1945, West Front

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    STA3.2, Campaign with "King Tiger" Pz.VI ausf.B

    Post by Lightning62 on Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:56 pm

    Hi,
    its really great news. Especially about "Kingtiger Campaign". I have one question about second part of Kingtiger campaign. By my knowledge Kurt Knispel wasnt 1945 spring in Western Front. This mean that you cant make all campaign based on Kurt Knispel activity. Kurt Knispel was wounded in Eastern Front and died shortly before the end of WW II. Kurt Knispel was in Normandy 1944. Smile

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    Re: Campaign with "King Tiger" Pz.VI ausf.B

    Post by lockie on Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:14 pm

    Lightning62 wrote:Especially about "Kingtiger Campaign". I have one question about second part of Kingtiger campaign. By my knowledge Kurt Knispel wasnt 1945 spring in Western Front. This mean that you cant make all campaign based on Kurt Knispel activity. Kurt Knispel was wounded in Eastern Front and died shortly before the end of WW II. Kurt Knispel was in Normandy 1944. Smile
    That's just a draft idea. Of course, the future missions subject to be detailed and described more properly. I think missions based on Kurt Knispel activity won't be more than a couple ones and all other should be made out or find a proper scenario. I've mentioned WEST Front, coz it'll be exciting to shoot the Sherman's bricks Cool The problem is that Tiger II is not my favorite tank. I didn't make any mission with this unit. It has the last place in the list of mine preferences. Embarassed
    SF modding it is a hobby, but this Campaign creating will be kinda a job puzzled
    Usually, one mission takes 1-2 weeks on already prepared polygon. 10 missions will take ~ 3 months, if we don't count a new polygon, which may take 1-3 months. To summarize I think such Campaign should be available via donation. Let's say 10EU. It means 1EU per mission. What do u think?
    Of course, I may compile already prepared missions, but they are absent Smile
    At this moment there is only one mission has been made where the main hero is King Tiger Pz.VI ausf.B. It is "Counter Strike"



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    Re: Campaign with "King Tiger" Pz.VI ausf.B

    Post by Lightning62 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:16 am

    Hi,
    your draft is excellent. I give you some addional ideas for thinking if you want. In Poland 1944 appeared first KT at Sandomierz and täke their first battles. 1945 Balaton Lake actions (last offensive) are by my opinion very promising. Also 1944end/45beginning Westfront actions (Peiper´s Kampfgruppe near La Gleize)) is last historically remarkable battle. After this I dont know that KT have some great battles in the Westfront.

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    Re: Campaign with "King Tiger" Pz.VI ausf.B

    Post by lockie on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:25 pm

    Lightning62 wrote:I give you some addional ideas for thinking if you want. In Poland 1944 appeared first KT at Sandomierz and täke their first battles. 1945 Balaton Lake actions are by my opinion very promising. Also 1944end/45beginning Westfront actions (Peiper´s Kampfgruppe near La Gleize)) is last historically remarkable battle.
    Sounds good! But before I'll start I need more detailed info abt. episode. Where it happens, what is the date, who took part. I need more info, smth. like that kind:
    The 21st Panzer Division armoured units, reinforced with a 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion, which included ten "King Tigers", were north-east of Cagny in a position to support Luck's men and to act as a general reserve and the rest of the divisional panzergrenadiers, with towed anti-tank guns and assault guns, were dug in amongst the villages of the Caen plain.
    The first combat operation of the 503rd battalion was an elemination of the enemy's breakthrough near Colombelles area during operation ‘Goodwood’, 18th July 1944. In this battle 12 Shermans of the 148th Royal Tank Regiment were destroyed from a fire of the "King tigers".

    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/60-coast-guard-cutters-saved-400-men-d-day-m.html

    Also we need the name of the Campaign. Let's say:
    1. "King Tiger" untold story
    2. Biggest Monster of the war
    3. Hitler's Predator "Königstiger"
    4. The War machine in action
    5. Mein PanzerKampf!
    We may compile at least 5 missions on the current polygons and a couple on the new one, which is now in the work. It is a western area, kinda Poland/Germany. The draft name is sta_east_poland. All other covered with a misty plans on the future puzzled  


    A closeup of the turret front of a Tiger Ausf.B, completed by Henschel in late August/early September 1944 and issued to the Schwere Panzer Abteilung 503. Apparently, the commander didn't like to fight buttoned up, as the hatch lid for the commander's cupola has been removed from the pivoting arm.

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    Re: Campaign with "King Tiger" Pz.VI ausf.B

    Post by Lightning62 on Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:35 am

    Hi,
    very good writer about Normandy 1944 is Michael Reynolds. He is former British military and his books is specialised to I and II SS-Panzercorps in Normandy and Eastern front 1944-1945. His battle descriptions is very accurate and analysed by military aspects with maps. His books is very neutral and is my favorites. Maybe this books also help you. Operation "Goodwood" is there definitely described. Books are: Steel Inferno: I SS Panzer Corps In Normandy/ Men of Steel: I SS Panzer Corps: The Ardennes and Eastern Front, 1944-45/ The Devil's Adjutant: Jochen Peiper, Panzer Leader/ Sons of the Reich: The History of II SS Panzer Corps.

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