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by captainjack
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : Scenario Design
Topic: Role of Converted Tank Engineering Vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: Role of Converted Tank Engineering Vehicles

One option is to make it a kangaroo-type armoured transport for the exclusive use of pioneers but give it Beng trait as well so it can also act as a bridge tank. Option B would be to create a special pioneer unit that can switch to a bridge tank. To avoid an entire army of tank-borne pioneers, you c...
by captainjack
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Campaign Play Order
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Campaign Play Order

Equipment restrictions can provide a good challenge - maybe one upgrade per scenario, or try to stick with a reasonably historic mix (France with mostly panzer 2s is quite interesting). Apart from avoiding the temptation to play the overstrength Tiger steamroller, it can be a good way to improve you...
by captainjack
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Campaign Play Order
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Campaign Play Order

For overall challenge, you have a few options : put up the difficulty level to General or Field Marshall ; maybe try using the slider controls to restrict prestige (probably 70 or 80% would be tough but still OK); or add a point or two of strength to the enemy. There's some AARs that should give you...
by captainjack
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : Scenario Design
Topic: Scenario Design Question
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Scenario Design Question

Within the editor, select the unit using shift+mouse click. The screen displayed allows you to rename the unit (in the top most box) as well as setting triggers for deployment, change it from aux/core/status etc. Once a unit has been named in the editor, it keeps that name even if when playing you u...
by captainjack
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Favourite units in each unit class
Replies: 26
Views: 1184

Re: Favourite units in each unit class

Infantry - probably British HW early war (like grenadiers but 6 ammo not 5). Late war Wehr 43 or SE grenadiers. Tank - Early - Matilda. Later Churchill flametank. 140RoF, decent armour OK attack and very good CD. Recon - Early LRDG or Sahariana for the versatility. Later the 8rad with 50mm gun or th...
by captainjack
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : Scenario Design
Topic: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and more.
Replies: 2765
Views: 423642

Re: Guille's PzCorps Support Base - Multipurpose Icons and more.

It's year or two since I made any icons so this will probably lack detail. I use Paint.net. Avoiding white borders involves adjusting the selection settings so that you exclude as much background colur as possible. Be prepared to make several selections and try adjusting the settings for the second ...
by captainjack
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Struggling on GC '43 East
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Struggling on GC '43 East

If you're using overstrength, that can suck up a lot of prestige - 11 and 12 aren't too bad but 13 or more gets very expensive and that's the first point(s) you lose. I'm not saying don't use it, but more think hard about how useful it is for that unit. I disagree with pewp3w on the AA. AA is great ...
by captainjack
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : Scenario Design
Topic: An idea for support aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: An idea for support aircraft

That's a very interesting idea. Well done.
by captainjack
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Pz3's versus Pz4's thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

Re: Pz3's versus Pz4's thoughts

The 3s are only a useful improvement over the other tanks at a time when you can make do quite well without tanks so you can often avoid them altogether. However, the 3N is quite useful for soft targets, light tanks and transports (and it comes in just about the time the Char B's low HA is becoming ...
by captainjack
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Long range canons.
Replies: 15
Views: 5813

Re: Long range canons.

Sherman tanks weren't nicknamed "Ronson's" for nothing Actually they weren't nicknamed Ronsons at all. Even with dry stowage Shermans usually had crew survivability after a penetration as good or better than any other tanks. ANd remember that even in a poor tank the survival rate overall is much be...
by captainjack
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: A couple questions
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: A couple questions

Planes directly over a unit have the samne effect on supply as a ground unit in contact does, but planes only count towards this if it's clear weather. Some examples below: 1 plane directly overhead + clear weather counts as one unit in contact for enemy supply 1 plane overhead + bad weather has no ...
by captainjack
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : Scenario Design
Topic: LOV REDUX... LoV Enhanced Edition with customized GUI
Replies: 114
Views: 9338

Re: LOV REDUX... ready and online!

nono hard et heavy wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:19 am
consult the equipment file in Panzer Corps / Expansion2 / pc / Data for more information
Captainjack smacks forehead with hand thinking "But of course I knew that!"

Thanks nono for reminding me.
by captainjack
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : Scenario Design
Topic: LOV REDUX... LoV Enhanced Edition with customized GUI
Replies: 114
Views: 9338

Re: LOV REDUX... ready and online!

I've just about finished Fall Red, and it's really good, though quite a tough challenge even at the level between Colonel and General and with a pair of move-hero 88s that have been very useful. One thing I noticed was that my tanks took a lot of damage from AT guns even when the tanks were backed b...
by captainjack
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Favorite Artillery unit
Replies: 65
Views: 8280

Re: Favorite Artillery unit

Nico's mod gives the 170mm gun range 4. This makes it useful but because it has RoF 80% and only 6 ammo it isn't over-powerful, and you usually need lighter guns as well (the 105mm) for defensive fire and for general purpose use against soft targets. I've also tried (in a half finished French mod) a...
by captainjack
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Favorite Artillery unit
Replies: 65
Views: 8280

Re: Favorite Artillery unit

I have to agree with Buffalohump. I was playing a private British North African mod and ended up with two range hero 25 pounders. I thought of upgrading one to a 4-range 5.5" but in a small core army (18 or 19 units + 3 SE) the switch was too useful and with a lot of Italian or older German armour t...
by captainjack
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : Tech Support
Topic: Editor not starting
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Editor not starting

Thanks dalfrede. I've tried different equipment files and it hasn't helped yet. I think you are right about the editor using a corrupt template, as the main game runs OK. Unless I can identify the specific file that the editor uses I suspect a reinstall is needed. I'm off for a short while very soon...
by captainjack
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Is Panzer Grenadier synonymous with motorized/mechanized infantry?
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Is Panzer Grenadier synonymous with motorized/mechanized infantry?

if they are attached to Panzer Division, then they would be definitely tracked, as trucks could not keep up with tanks. In principle, this is sound thinking, but it was rarely achieved even in the heavily mechanised British army. The German army was much less mechanised. It was also chronically sho...
by captainjack
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : Tech Support
Topic: Editor not starting
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Editor not starting

Thanks for the suggestion dalfrede. Unfortunately it didn't work.

I have a growing suspicion that I'm in for yet another reinstall.
by captainjack
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps : Tech Support
Topic: Editor not starting
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Editor not starting

I tried opening the editor yesterday. It displayed a blank map (with about 12 x 12 hex grid visible and no terrain) and a list of units to the side. It then paused for about 10 seconds and closed itself, leaving only the Panzer Corps start screen. I tried restarting the PC, copying over the editor f...
by captainjack
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Soviet Corps - invasion of Manchuria
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Soviet Corps - invasion of Manchuria

Manchuria involves fighting a heavily entrenched, heavily overstrength army but with inherently weak units and with a powerful airforce while you have relatively few deployment slots and limited time. This poses some challenges if you have got used to fighting heavy armour and reasonable troops with...

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