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    Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP

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    Re: Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP

    Post by lockie on Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:32 pm

    The third mission "Advance" is at the final stage and now under testing!
    Before attack there were 9 Panthers and 3x infantry platoons.
    When we took the first village we've lost 3x Panthers (one with track damaged) and ~one infantry platoon.
    One my Panther had track damaged also, but after repairing it became operational. Personally, I've killed two T-34/85 from the distance ~1500 meters! The total losses of the enemy concluded: 9x tanks, 3x AT 76mm, 1x AA 85mm and two infantry platoons.


    During attack on the second village I've lost my Panther and mission over Smile


    In common case mission works, but needs a little bit adjustment. Think the mission will be ready in a couple days then it'll go to our "Golden camera" Geoweb35 for the final testing and tuning.
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    Re: Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP

    Post by lockie on Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:37 pm

    Mission N3 is ready! The script is a very treacky! At least, I've tried to do so Smile
    User never know will he meet the enemy tanks at close combat or at distance 1.5km!
    Optimal balance is "5". Action based on the real story with a 5th PD "Wiking" during summer 1944..
    Great THANKS to Geoweb35 for his excellent video and masterpiece!  thumbsup


    "Woe to you, oh Earth and sea, for the Devil sends the Beast with wrath
    Because he knows the time is short
    Let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the Beast
    For it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty six"

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    Re: Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP

    Post by lockie on Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:55 am

    Let's start the mission N4 "Assistance"!
    It is a time for the common breakthrough the Soviet encirclement around Kowel. Tank group of Nickolussi has a task to destroy the Soviet rocket launcher battery BM-13 "Katyusha" (the differ name is "Stalin's organ-pipes"), which prevents to start German attack with a main forces.
    Meanwhile the Soviet tanks tries to finish with encircled group of Gruppenführer Gille and attacks from two directions.


    History note:
    With the breakthrough on 30 March 1944 and the establishment of a pipeline into the city Kowel, the threat to the
    pocket of Gruppenfuhrer Gille's units was eliminated for the time being. But the permanent threatening position remained
    in place, and there was a pressing need to expand this first breakthrough, as well as open the pocket and send in the
    entire "Wiking" Division Kampfgruppe. At this time the Fourth Army also dispatched the 4th and 5th Panzer Divisions to
    Kowel. During 3rd April 1944 Obersturmbannjuhrer Muhlenkamp had his hands full making preparations for the attack on
    Kowel and the link-up with the elements of his 8th Company under command of SS-Obersturmfuhrer Nicolussi-Leck encircled
    there. The plan was worked out and the final relief attack was set on 4th April 1944.
    Early on this day SS-Obersturmbannjuhrer Muhlenkamp and the regimental operations staff arrived in Stare Koscary village
    and established contact with the command posts of the panzer-grenadiers of the 5th PD. The German artillery opened fire at
    3:15 AM and when dawn arrived at 5:13 the individual panzer companies set out toward Kowel with their respective attack
    groups.
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    Re: Campaign "Steel Beast" (Pz.V "Panther") WIP

    Post by lockie Yesterday at 1:25 pm

    Meanwhile, we've for the campaign another Panther ausf.A with a new camo!


    Here's a draft version of the history note and briefing:
    history note:

    With the breakthrough on 30 March 1944 and the establishment of a pipeline into the city Kowel, the threat to the
    pocket of Gruppenfuhrer Gille's units was eliminated for the time being. But the permanent threatening position remained
    in place, and there was a pressing need to expand this first breakthrough, as well as open the pocket and send in the
    entire "Wiking" Division Kampfgruppe. At this time the Fourth Army also dispatched the 4th and 5th Panzer Divisions to
    Kowel. During 3rd April 1944 Obersturmbannjuhrer Muhlenkamp had his hands full making preparations for the attack on
    Kowel and the link-up with the elements of his 8th Company under command of SS-Obersturmfuhrer Nicolussi-Leck encircled
    there. The plan was worked out and the final relief attack was set on 4th April 1944.\n
    Early on this day SS-Obersturmbannjuhrer "Hannes" Muhlenkamp and the regimental operations staff arrived in Stare Koscary village
    and established contact with the command posts of the panzer-grenadiers of the 5th PD. The German artillery opened fire at
    3:15 AM and when dawn arrived at 5:13 the individual panzer companies set out toward Kowel with their respective attack
    groups.

    briefing:

    It is 4th April 1944, Kowel district, Ukraine.
    After Nikolussi-Leck's Kampfgruppe received ammunition and supplies, it started preparing for the common breakthrough the encirclement.
    According to the plan of the relif corridor establishing Nikolussi' Panthers will help to suppress the enemy rocket launchers to provide the
    success of the main forces attack.
    Meanwhile, StuG-Brigade 190, along with a second Panther company of the PD "Wiking" that had arrived on the scene, were engaged in fending off Red Army attacks
    against the relief corridor towards Kowel, where located the encircled garrison under command of SS-Gruppenfuhrer Gille. On 1st April the
    boundary between Army Groups Centre and South was shifted so that the Kowel relief became an AG Centre responsibility. General Hossbach's LVI.
    Panzer Corps was assigned the task with a committed 4th and 5th Panzer Divisions and StuG-Brigade 237.

    Combat order:
    8th Panther Company of II. Battalion/5th SS-Pz.Rgt. under command of SS-Obersturmfuhrer Nicolussi-Leck join the relief operation and
    has a task to provide a common attack of the main forces under command General Hossbach consisting of:
    - 4th Panzer Division
    - 5th Panzer Division
    - SS panzer-grenadier regiments: "Germania" and "Westland" of the 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking"
    - StuG-Brigade 237
    Nicolussi-Leck's Panthers must attack the Soviet battery of the rocket launchers BM-13 and destroy them! Herren des Offiziers, this is
    the main task of our encircled troops. Depends on its execution the whole attack will get success and relief corridor pointing towards the
    town of Kowel will be established.
    Dismissed.

    Your Task:
    You are SS-Obersturmfuhrer Karl Nicolussi-Leck. There are three tanks operational Pz.V "Panther" ausf. A and desant
    (18 panzer-grenadiers mounted on the tanks) under your command.
    You have to:
    1. Move to the Hauptmann Strecker's HQ and help him to repel the enemy attack.
    2. Attack and capture the farmstead of Wizma.
    3. Seek and destroy the Soviet rocket launchers, which are located in the area of windmill to the north from farmstead Wizma.
    4. Return to the Kowel's suburbs.

    Callsigns:
    HQ is OAK
    Your group is WOLF

    Reconnaissance:
    According to the recce report the Soviets attacking with a forces of the 143rd Rifle Division, which took
    up positions on both sides of the rail line to railroad station Czerkasy also.
    Infantry attack is supported with a tanks T-34 and SPG's SU-76 of the 2nd Guard Cavalry Corps. The enemy has a huge superiority
    in combatant forces and expect to break our plans to relief the encircled units!

    Artillery Support:
    No artillery support.

    Air Support:
    No air support.

    Kommandant of the Kowel's garrison SS-Gruppenfuhrer Herbert Otto Gille.

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