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by JaM2013
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: How to use 8.8cm FlaK 36 to best effect?
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: How to use 8.8cm FlaK 36 to best effect?

Personally, i feel like towed anti-tank guns would deserve some buff to defense, as these were quite hard to spot and destroy.. early war tanks did not have HE capable dealing with them effectively, while late war tanks started to prefer higher AP performance, and therefore again their HE was less p...
by JaM2013
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: How to use 8.8cm FlaK 36 to best effect?
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: How to use 8.8cm FlaK 36 to best effect?

Actually, DAK did not use just 88s in such role, but antitank guns in general... They had antitank guns attached even to tank units, and antitank guns created a reserve line, behind which tanks could withdraw, after feinted attacks.. PaK38 was quite potent gun against British tanks, plus it had much...
by JaM2013
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Panzer Corps : Scenario Design
Topic: An idea for support aircraft
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: An idea for support aircraft

yeah, except both Typhoon and Thunderbolt were completely ineffective against any armor... Typhoon had 2-3% chance to hit a tank sized target with its rocket salvo, and Thunderbolt had 0% chance to deal any damage with its 50cal machineguns to top armor of any tank.. Overall, role of tactical air in...
by JaM2013
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #8
Replies: 181
Views: 33805

Re: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #8

i think the biggest misconception about tank flamability is the commonly mentioned thing about Sherman being easy to burn... Truth is, early Shermans had around 85% probability to catch fire when penetrated, which was practically very similar to every other tank in service during WW2... only late wa...
by JaM2013
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Surrender mechanic
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: Surrender mechanic

Surrender mechanics in PzC is main reason why i usually play the game with 5 point buffer - instead of having default strength 10, i go for 15 (+5), while i adjust the gamerules file to set maximum firing strength to 10, so additional 5 is considered a reserve - This way, you need a lot more firepow...
by JaM2013
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Favorite Artillery unit
Replies: 65
Views: 8298

Re: Favorite Artillery unit

range 4 doesnt give 17cm K17 or US 8in artillery justice. After all these guns fired at ranges around 30km, while normal 150-155mm howitzers could only do 12-14km max.. so unless these get range 2, while long range guns have range 4, its not really fair comparation. There are other ways how to balan...
by JaM2013
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Favorite Artillery unit
Replies: 65
Views: 8298

Re: Favorite Artillery unit

I think certain heavy pieces are quite badly represented in PC.. for example German 17cm K17 gun was capable reaching ranges over 28km, which was twice the range of best 150-155 howitzers in WW2.. there were only few gun capable doing so, US 8in, and to some degree Russian 203mm and Long Tom 155 (ra...
by JaM2013
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Pz3's versus Pz4's thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: Pz3's versus Pz4's thoughts

kinda shame PC doesnt represent these tanks in more accurate manner.. For example PzIVD was much superior tank to PzIIIF in terms of firepower - Yes, PZIIIF had higher velocity gun, but its penetrative power was very low at distances over 500m. PzIVD while having low velocity gun, had very good accu...
by JaM2013
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Suggestions, wishlist and ideas for Panzer Corps 2 gameplay
Replies: 318
Views: 45333

Re: Suggestions, wishlist and ideas for Panzer Corps 2 gameplay

My personal top 1 wish for Panzer Corps 2 is to have tactical bombers have same effect on target as artillery - so they would cause suppression on target, instead of just kills. After all, Tactical bombers were not that effective against tanks but were excellent at reducing combat readiness by destr...
by JaM2013
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Pz3's versus Pz4's thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 1474

Re: Pz3's versus Pz4's thoughts

Thats the thing.. PzIV C to F were actually not that bad against tanks.. yes, they used low velocity gun, but that gun had better ballistic performance than 37mm gun and was slightly ahead of 50mm L42... so at 500m, PzIV would definitely stand its ground - for example when French S35 wrecked PzIII t...
by JaM2013
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Is Panzer Grenadier synonymous with motorized/mechanized infantry?
Replies: 14
Views: 848

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

of course, availability was always issue, anyway any truck used in such capacity just reduced the capability of PanzerGrenadiers in the field. Their doctrine required them to be able to follow tanks wherever they go. (yet sometimes you cannot follow the doctrine if you dont have equipment necessary ...
by JaM2013
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Is Panzer Grenadier synonymous with motorized/mechanized infantry?
Replies: 14
Views: 848

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

There were not that many panzer divisions actually.. so all halftracks went to Panzer divisions primarily.. Light divisions and PanzerGrenadier divisions had trucks mostly. At some point any somewhat mobile infantry unit got named as Panzer Grenadiers, but battalions attached to Panzer Divisions wer...
by JaM2013
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Is Panzer Grenadier synonymous with motorized/mechanized infantry?
Replies: 14
Views: 848

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

Actually, it depends on if PanzerGrenadiers are formed in PanzerGrenadier division, or they are PanzerGrenadier Battalion within Panzer Division... if they are attached to Panzer Division, then they would be definitely tracked, as trucks could not keep up with tanks.. Plus their fighting doctrine wa...
by JaM2013
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Afrika Korps and Elefant upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Afrika Korps and Elefant upgrade

Actually, Elephant cost was higher than Tiger I cost, which was around 350.000 Reichs Marks.. Panzer IV cost was 75.000 to 100.000 Reich Marks.. Of course, German Mark was a "funny money" during WW2 anyway it kinda shows the "cost" difference between german equipment.. btw Panther cost was 100.000-1...
by JaM2013
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Afrika Korps and Elefant upgrade
Replies: 17
Views: 891

Re: Afrika Korps and Elefant upgrade

tank speed in PC is commonly wonky.. best example is Comet - one of the fastest medium tank of WW2, yet it has mobility 4 because somebody forgot its speed was stated in mph not kmh... (32mph = 51kmph) personally, i think best way how to simulate mobility for game like Panzer Corps would be to take ...
by JaM2013
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: PANZER CORPS II UNITS WISHLIST
Replies: 42
Views: 12684

Re: PANZER CORPS II UNITS WISHLIST

Personally, id like to see mortars in the game.. after all, they were the most numerous support weapons, each infantry division had a lot of them, and effectivity wise 120mm mortar was as effective as 155mm field howitzer (explosion size, effect on target) while 80-82mm mortars were as effective as ...
by JaM2013
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Unveiled!
Replies: 117
Views: 12300

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Unveiled!

i'm mentioning it because i was present when Rome 2 came with same setup, which was then highly criticized. One of valid points against it was that it made characters die of old age way too fast (practically in 20-25 turns), while certain politics positions in Roman society were appointed for 1 year...
by JaM2013
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Field of Glory: Empires
Topic: Field of Glory: Empires Unveiled!
Replies: 117
Views: 12300

Re: Field of Glory: Empires Unveiled!

why 2 years per turn? doesnt that mean your characters will die too fast? besides army could move quite a distance in two years, while here it looks like you only move to neighboring province is kinda strange... it was one of the big mistakes Creative Assembly did with Rome 2 Total War, so its kinda...
by JaM2013
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps 2
Topic: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #5
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Panzer Corps 2 - Dev Diary #5

wow, thanks! all great changes, cant wait to play it!
by JaM2013
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Panzer Corps
Topic: Me.109E vs. 109F
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: Me.109E vs. 109F

Personally, i think Spitfire MkV is modeled quite underwhelmingly.. it was superior to all german fighters up till FW-190A appeared.. yet you have literally no problems facing these..

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