CC#14 - USNAIC @150 (from Darek's PG2 archives)

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CC#14 - USNAIC @150 (from Darek's PG2 archives)

Post by panzerdarek » 2021-09-14 19:20, Tuesday

Darek's CC#14 at 150
Steve Brown's USNAIC, with AK2000 - probably 0.65 beta - with PG2 1.02G exe / completed in July'2003

1. Casablanca

I choose this scenario because I played it previously and it seems not too hard at the beginning. I lost one infantry and bought additional Grant when captured Casablanca. I was really close to BV here – but finally I missed it by single turn. I think V is good result too, comparing to TV that I got in my previous attempt here. I know this scenario is like warm-up and the real battles will start very soon.
I regret that Adlerkorps hasn’t those nice 75mm range two ATs, which Lasse has in his BP-efile. They are quite handy.

Result: V (BV +1)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Tebourba; VH prestige is 0; All hex prestige is 60
Total army value 2940 Current prestige is 660
BV: 250; Medjez el Bab 1; cap 3800; turn prestige: 0
V: 250; Medjez el Bab 1; cap 3800; turn prestige: 0
TV: 900; Medjez el Bab 2; cap 4400; turn prestige: 0
Ls: 2000; Bone 1; cap 5200; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK1 ; M3 Grant ; 0 bars ; 75 exp. ; ; ; ; 504 pp
TK2 ; M3 Grant ; 0 bars ; 86 exp. ; ; 11 killed ; ; 504 pp

Antitank
AT1 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 18 exp. ; ; ; ; 192 pp

Artillery
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 127 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 61 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR2 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 104 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 ; M8 ; 1 bars ; 159 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
AD1 ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 24 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN3 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 29 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp
IN2 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 21 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp
IN1 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 80 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp

Killed: AD 2 ; AT 2 ; ATY 5 ; INF 14 ; REC 2 ; TK 1 ; FTR 6 ; TB 1
Total: 33
Lost: AD 0 ; AT 0 ; ATY 0 ; INF 4 ; REC 0 ; TK 1 ; FTR 5 ; TB 1
Total: 11


2. Tebourba

Sold: Grant.
Purchased: M5A1, two 57mm M1, 75mm M1897A4 and Infantry.
Upgraded: None.

Short battle covering rather small area. I lost one undefended VH at the beginning and another one appeared a while later during first German turn. I decided before battle to reassign one Grant. It was good decision considering that remaining Grant haven’t seen any action in this scenario – it was too slow and couldn’t arrive on time. The little M5 counted first and very important kills - clearing approach to VHs in the last turn. Both of them were captured just in time for BV.
I was lucky here, because AI surprisingly drag just one turn before the tank, which defended one of these VHs, to the western battle area. Auxiliaries did plenty of noise there - battling couple of turns with detached German forces. Another group of auxiliaries did their risky job on the southern side of river making two enemy tanks and some infantries busy.
No comments about prototype.

Result: BV (last turn) / proto: M13

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Medjez el Bab 1; VH prestige is 0; All hex prestige is 60
Total army value 3564 Current prestige is 236
BV: 600; Medjez el Bab 2; cap 4400; turn prestige: 0
V: 600; Medjez el Bab 2; cap 4400; turn prestige: 0
TV: 600; Medjez el Bab 2; cap 4400; turn prestige: 0
Ls: 2000; Bone 1; cap 5200; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK2 ; M5A1 ; 0 bars ; 34 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 336 pp
TK1 ; M3 Grant ; 0 bars ; 86 exp. ; ; 11 killed ; ; 504 pp

Antitank
AT2 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 30 exp. ; ; ; ; 192 pp
AT1 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 18 exp. ; ; ; ; 192 pp
AT3 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 5 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 192 pp

Artillery
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 143 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR2 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 104 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 11 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 72 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 ; M8 ; 2 bars ; 230 exp. ; ; 6 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
*** AD2 (*) ; M13 ; 0 bars ; 0 exp. ; ; ; ; 0 pp
AD1 ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 24 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN1 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 84 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 156 pp
IN5 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 14 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp
IN2 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 23 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp
IN3 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 29 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp

Killed: AD 2 ; AT 3 ; ATY 7 ; INF 16 ; REC 5 ; TK 2 ; FTR 7 ; TB 2
Total: 44
Lost: AD 0 ; AT 0 ; ATY 1 ; INF 8 ; REC 0 ; TK 2 ; FTR 5 ; TB 1
Total: 17


3. Medjez el Bab 1

Sold: None.
Purchased: Infantry.
Upgraded: M13 to 90mm M1A1.

It was long time defense and quick counterattack scenario. In my first attempt I advanced to early and was badly punished. In the second attempt I played slowly and carefully. Nasty Tiger was eliminated by small M3 tank (with other units’ cooperation of course). When German armored units attacking Medjez el Bab were killed I started to advance in southern VHs direction. Plenty of my units were badly damaged and I couldn’t finish before BV limit, but I’m glad with my V too. If the battle will take more time I think I will be in trouble around Tebourba, where couple of German infantry units pushed strongly on my weakened defenders.
I’ve got first leader, but not very impressive one.

Result: V

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Medjez el Bab 2; VH prestige is 0; All hex prestige is 60
Total army value 3720 Current prestige is 603
BV: 1150; Faid Pass; cap 5300; turn prestige: 0
V: 1150; Faid Pass; cap 5300; turn prestige: 0
TV: 1150; Faid Pass; cap 5300; turn prestige: 0
Ls: 2000; Bone 1; cap 5200; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK2 ; M5A1 ; 1 bars ; 129 exp. ; ; 5 killed ; ; 336 pp
TK1 ; M3 Grant ; 2 bars ; 249 exp. ; ; 23 killed ; ; 504 pp

Antitank
AT1 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 60 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 192 pp
AT2 (Br) ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 106 exp. ; Bridging ; 1 killed ; ; 192 pp
AT3 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 31 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 192 pp

Artillery
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 285 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 100 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR2 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 215 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 183 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 ; M8 ; 2 bars ; 297 exp. ; ; 8 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*) ; 90mm M1A1 (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 34 exp. ; ; ; ; 0 pp
AD1 ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 104 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN3 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 76 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 156 pp
IN2 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 120 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp
IN6 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 0 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp
IN1 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 140 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 156 pp
IN5 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 95 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp

Killed: AD 4 ; AT 4 ; ATY 13 ; INF 29 ; REC 8 ; TK 11 ; FTR 10 ; TB 7
Total: 86
Lost: AD 0 ; AT 2 ; ATY 1 ; INF 15 ; REC 1 ; TK 3 ; FTR 6 ; TB 4
Total: 32


4. Medjez el Bab 2

Sold: None.
Purchased: None.
Upgraded: 2x Infantry to Ranger and Engineer.

Very hard battle in mountain but I was awarded by four new leaders. There was any chance to take BV for me. I think the main problem was low experience level that my infantries still have. Luckily I upgraded two units before this battle. With only regular infantry even V may be hard to get.

Result: V

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Faid Pass; VH prestige is 360; All hex prestige is 480
Total army value 4212 Current prestige is 1088
BV: 350; Sidi Bou Zid; cap 5500; turn prestige: 0
V: 350; Sidi Bou Zid; cap 5500; turn prestige: 0
TV: 350; Sbeitla & Feriana; cap 5800; turn prestige: 0
Ls: 2000; Bone 2; cap 6500; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK2 ; M5A1 ; 2 bars ; 232 exp. ; ; 9 killed ; ; 336 pp
TK1 ; M3 Grant ; 3 bars ; 331 exp. ; ; 30 killed ; ; 504 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 81 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 192 pp
AT1 (DF) ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 129 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 3 killed ; ; 192 pp
AT2 (Br) ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 180 exp. ; Bridging ; 1 killed ; ; 192 pp

Artillery
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 251 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 345 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR2 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 289 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 161 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 (OA) ; M8 ; 3 bars ; 382 exp. ; Overwhelming Attack ; 9 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; 90mm M1A1 (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 150 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 1 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 156 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN1 ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 252 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN2 ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 149 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN3 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 160 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 156 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 177 exp. ; Resilience ; ; ; 156 pp
IN6 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 30 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp

Killed: AD 4 ; AT 4 ; ATY 16 ; INF 40 ; REC 13 ; TK 13 ; FTR 11 ; TB 8
Total: 109
Lost: AD 0 ; AT 2 ; ATY 2 ; INF 20 ; REC 1 ; TK 3 ; FTR 7 ; TB 5
Total: 40


5. Faid Pass

Sold: None.
Purchased: None.
Upgraded: 2x 57mm M1 to M10, Infantry to Ranger.

A little easier scenario without heavy armor, mainly PzIV and PzII. Small French contingent successfully defended their objective under continuous German fire. Faid and Sened Station (with strong Italian contingent) VHs were taken during turn 7, and the last one near Maknassy a while later. My Infantry unit was killed next to it by combined attack of bomber and 75mm PaK.

Result: BV (-1 turn)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Sidi Bou Zid; VH prestige is 120; All hex prestige is 300
Total army value 4824 Current prestige is 676
BV: 500; Sbeitla & Feriana; cap 5800; turn prestige: 0
V: 500; Sbeitla & Feriana; cap 5800; turn prestige: 0
TV: 500; Sbeitla & Feriana; cap 5800; turn prestige: 0
Ls: 2000; Bone 2; cap 6500; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK2 ; M5A1 ; 3 bars ; 311 exp. ; ; 11 killed ; ; 336 pp
TK1 ; M3 Grant ; 3 bars ; 370 exp. ; ; 32 killed ; ; 504 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 127 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 192 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 1 bars ; 193 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 7 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 2 bars ; 201 exp. ; Bridging ; 3 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR2 (CS) ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 303 exp. ; Combat Support ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 4 bars ; 407 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 303 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 277 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 (OA) ; M8 ; 4 bars ; 414 exp. ; Overwhelming Attack ; 10 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; 90mm M1A1 (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 160 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 164 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 300 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 1 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN2 ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 203 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 240 exp. ; Resilience ; 3 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN3 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 244 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 156 pp

Killed: AD 4 ; AT 4 ; ATY 18 ; INF 49 ; REC 17 ; TK 21 ; FTR 11 ; TB 11
Total: 135
Lost: AD 0 ; AT 5 ; ATY 2 ; INF 33 ; REC 1 ; TK 3 ; FTR 7 ; TB 5
Total: 56
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Re: CC#14 - USNAIC (from Darek's PG2 archives)

Post by panzerdarek » 2021-09-14 19:25, Tuesday

6. Sidi Bou Zid

Sold: None.
Purchased: 57mm M1, Infantry.
Upgraded: Infantry to Ranger.

It was funny short scenario. My M8 recon killed 4 str. Tiger with Aggressive Attack leader.
I know that next two battles should be a real hell.

Result: BV (-1 turn)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Sbeitla & Feriana; VH prestige is 0; All hex prestige is 120
Total army value 5412 Current prestige is 388
BV: 750; Kasserine Pass; cap 6000; turn prestige: 0
V: 750; Kasserine Pass; cap 6000; turn prestige: 0
TV: 750; Kasserine Pass; cap 6000; turn prestige: 0
Ls: 2000; Bone 2; cap 6500; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK2 ; M5A1 ; 3 bars ; 372 exp. ; ; 12 killed ; ; 336 pp
TK1 ; M3 Grant ; 3 bars ; 399 exp. ; ; 35 killed ; ; 504 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 157 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 192 pp
AT4 ; 57mm M1 [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 20 exp. ; ; ; ; 192 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 2 bars ; 292 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 8 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 2 bars ; 214 exp. ; Bridging ; 4 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 292 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 4 bars ; 418 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR2 (CS) ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 335 exp. ; Combat Support ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 324 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 (OA) ; M8 ; 5 bars ; 518 exp. ; Overwhelming Attack ; 13 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; 90mm M1A1 (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 227 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 171 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 312 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 1 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN2 ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 213 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 250 exp. ; Resilience ; 3 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN3 ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 269 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN7 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 19 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp

Killed: AD 5 ; AT 4 ; ATY 19 ; INF 52 ; REC 19 ; TK 25 ; FTR 12 ; TB 12
Total: 148
Lost: AD 0 ; AT 6 ; ATY 3 ; INF 33 ; REC 2 ; TK 3 ; FTR 7 ; TB 5
Total: 59


7. Sbeitla & Feriana

Sold: 57mm M1.
Purchased: Infantry.
Upgraded: 57mm M1 to M10.

Feriana defenders kept their positions under continuous attack. I sent part of my core (2 Infantry, Grant, M10, 75mm gun and 37mm AD) and couple of auxiliaries as reinforcement there. One of my infantries was killed in action but Feriana was successfully held to the end.
In the northern area I left entrenched auxiliaries for covering my forces advance from supply hex. That part of my core arrived just on time to set defending position at the bridge near Sbeitla. Their fought couple of turns and killed plenty enemy units by the way. In meantime 3 Ranger units went across mountains and then attacked from north along Sbiba-Sbeitla road. This maneuver was successful and Rangers recaptured northern VH killing some tanks and StuG in rough terrain and forests. Simultaneously main forces crossed the river and took Sbeitla VH a while later. Unfortunately just before attacking the last German VH on the airfield some of my units ran out of ammo and in result I missed BV by one turn needed for re-supplying.

Result: V (BV+1)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Kasserine Pass; VH prestige is 480; All hex prestige is 600
Total army value 5484 Current prestige is 516
BV: 1500; Post-Kasserine Pass scenario choice; cap 6800; turn prestige: 0
V: 1500; Post-Kasserine Pass scenario choice; cap 6800; turn prestige: 0
TV: 1500; Post-Kasserine Pass scenario choice; cap 6800; turn prestige: 0
Ls: 2000; Bone 2; cap 6500; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK2 (SM) ; M5A1 ; 5 bars ; 503 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 17 killed ; ; 336 pp
TK1 ; M3 Grant ; 4 bars ; 472 exp. ; ; 35 killed ; ; 504 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; M10 ; 2 bars ; 260 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 4 bars ; 404 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 14 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 2 bars ; 269 exp. ; Bridging ; 7 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 352 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR2 (CS) ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 373 exp. ; Combat Support ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 4 bars ; 451 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 346 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 (OA) ; M8 ; 5 bars ; 583 exp. ; Overwhelming Attack ; 14 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; 90mm M1A1 (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 234 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 246 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 385 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 2 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN2 ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 274 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 310 exp. ; Resilience ; 5 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN3 ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 346 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN8 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 38 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp

Killed: AD 7 ; AT 6 ; ATY 21 ; INF 59 ; REC 25 ; TK 34 ; FTR 13 ; TB 16
Total: 181
Lost: AD 1 ; AT 10 ; ATY 5 ; INF 43 ; REC 3 ; TK 5 ; FTR 8 ; TB 5
Total: 80


8. Kasserine Pass

Sold: None.
Purchased: 40mm M1 AD.
Upgraded: None.

What a battle! My first attempt went pretty well at the beginning. Sbeitla was captured in turn 5, Feriana in 7. Unfortunately enemy planes that attacked them furiously on the way through minefields seriously weakened forces holding Feriana. In result they weren’t able to capture Thelepte and all of them were killed couple of turns later by strong German and Italian reinforcements. Main group advanced to slow and captured Kasserine in turn 14. It was too late and both southern VHs were out of range. After this loss I decided to try again.
(During this weekend I’ve almost completed Steve’s French for relax and after that training have started second Kasserine battle with new energy).
For the second attempt I use similar plan with some improvements. This time 2 Ranger units captured eastern VH Sbeitla in turn 4. It wasn’t difficult task for them. Forces that directed southern VHs were stronger and went this time slower. I gave them proper air cover and they arrived on place in much better condition. This time Thelepte was captured first - in turn 11. Feriana was taken one turn later. Main forces advanced to Kasserine and captured this objective successfully in turn 13 – one round before V limit.
I’m glad with my result. I survived avoiding core losses and some units were awarded with new leaders in this hard battle by the way.

Result: V (-1 turn)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Post-Kasserine Pass scenario choice
Total army value 5736 Current prestige is 1064

Tank
TK2 (SM) ; M5A1 ; 5 bars ; 638 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 27 killed ; ; 336 pp
TK1 (DD) ; M3 Grant ; 5 bars ; 561 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 39 killed ; ; 504 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; M10 ; 3 bars ; 378 exp. ; ; 5 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 4 bars ; 432 exp. ; Bridging ; 9 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 508 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 19 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 575 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 4 bars ; 475 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 4 bars ; 486 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR2 (CS) ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 555 exp. ; Combat Support ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 (OA) ; M8 ; 5 bars ; 682 exp. ; Overwhelming Attack ; 14 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; 90mm M1A1 (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 244 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD3 ; 40mm M1 (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 18 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AD1 (AM) ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 331 exp. ; Aggressive Maneuver ; 4 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 4 bars ; 468 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 4 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN2 ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 352 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN3 (IT) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 515 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 8 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 396 exp. ; Resilience ; 7 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN8 ; Infantry [A] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 52 exp. ; ; ; ; 156 pp

Killed: AD 9 ; AT 10 ; ATY 27 ; INF 69 ; REC 29 ; TK 55 ; FTR 14 ; TB 20
Total: 233
Lost: AD 2 ; AT 13 ; ATY 10 ; INF 57 ; REC 3 ; TK 7 ; FTR 12 ; TB 6
Total: 110


9. El Guettar 1 / 10. El Guettar 2

Sold: 40mm M1 AD.
Purchased: Engineer.
Upgraded: both tanks to M4A4, Infantry to Ranger.

El Guettar 1
Short tricky scenario. Superior Maneuver tank and Combat Support gun helped a lot. I think BV wasn’t possible without them (in my first try - at least). I’ve got nice proto for so little work. I hope my new inexperienced plane will withstand the enemy veterans.

Result: BV (Last turn) – proto: P-38L

El Guettar 2
This one was a little more difficult. Main problem here was long distance VH placed in southeastern corner of map, without proper road to it. The rest of VHs was captured inside BV limit without special trouble.
My newly upgraded Ranger got RM leader. Looks like another upgrade is necessary for this unit. The only one drawback may be its very low experience level, but I hope it will gain some experience before Italy.

Result: V

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Mateur; VH prestige is 720; All hex prestige is 960
Total army value 6420 Current prestige is 580
BV: 400; Bizerte; cap 7300; turn prestige: 0
V: 400; Bizerte; cap 7300; turn prestige: 0
TV: 400; Bizerte; cap 7300; turn prestige: 0
Ls: Loss; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK1 (DD) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 633 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 43 killed ; ; 564 pp
TK2 (SM) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 805 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 43 killed ; ; 564 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; M10 ; 4 bars ; 472 exp. ; ; 8 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 4 bars ; 499 exp. ; Bridging ; 11 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 654 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 24 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR2 (CS) ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 595 exp. ; Combat Support ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 630 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 575 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 587 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 (OA) ; M8 ; 5 bars ; 832 exp. ; Overwhelming Attack ; 18 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; 90mm M1A1 (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 244 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 (AM) ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 374 exp. ; Aggressive Maneuver ; 4 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN9 ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 0 bars ; 69 exp. ; ; ; ; 408 pp
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 4 bars ; 492 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 4 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN3 (IT) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 606 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 9 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN2 ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 4 bars ; 422 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 4 bars ; 485 exp. ; Resilience ; 8 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN8 (RM) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 186 exp. ; Reconnaissance Movement ; 2 killed ; ; 396 pp


11. Mateur

At HQ I only OS some units.
This battle went mainly with entrenched infantry in difficult terrain. I didn’t see any dangerous units here and enemy planes appeared rather late - one turn before BV limit. French auxiliaries defended their northern objective easily – weren’t disturbed too much there. Terrain and some supplying problems seriously slowed my advance - I missed BV by single turn. Green units gained some valuable experience.

Result: V (BV+1)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Bizerte; VH prestige is 600; All hex prestige is 720
Total army value 6420 Current prestige is 790
BV: 1000; Gela; cap 7500; turn prestige: 0
V: 1000; Gela; cap 7500; turn prestige: 0
TV: Loss; turn prestige: 0
Ls: Loss; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK1 (DD) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 689 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 46 killed ; ; 564 pp
TK2 (SM) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 959 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 48 killed ; ; 564 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 500 exp. ; ; 11 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 761 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 25 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 612 exp. ; Bridging ; 13 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 664 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 605 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 621 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR2 (CS) ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 632 exp. ; Combat Support ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 (OA) ; M8 ; 5 bars ; 848 exp. ; Overwhelming Attack ; 20 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; 90mm M1A1 (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 244 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 (AM) ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 374 exp. ; Aggressive Maneuver ; 4 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN9 ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 1 bars ; 145 exp. ; ; ; ; 408 pp
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 593 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 4 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN8 (RM) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 291 exp. ; Reconnaissance Movement ; 2 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 614 exp. ; Resilience ; 11 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN3 (IT) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 789 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 11 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN2 (Br) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 500 exp. ; Bridging ; 6 killed ; ; 396 pp

Fighter
* FT1 (*) ; P-38L ; 1 bars ; 182 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 0 pp

Killed: AD 24 ; AT 18 ; ATY 35 ; INF 102 ; REC 38 ; TK 63 ; FTR 22 ; TB 28
Total: 330
Lost: AD 2 ; AT 15 ; ATY 11 ; INF 59 ; REC 5 ; TK 8 ; FTR 14 ; TB 7
Total: 121


12. Bizerte

At HQ I only upgraded RM Ranger to Paratrooper Engineer and OS some units.
The last African battle went very quiet and easy, but I advanced methodically and rather slowly, missing BV by one turn. The first Paratrooper’s performance wasn’t very impressive. It fought about four turns with Infantry unit, which defended northeastern VH, but finally captured it.

Result: V (BV+1)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Gela; VH prestige is 960; All hex prestige is 960
Total army value 6564 Current prestige is 936
BV: 750; Race to Messina; cap 7800; turn prestige: 0
V: 750; Race to Messina; cap 7800; turn prestige: 0
TV: 750; Race to Messina; cap 7800; turn prestige: 0
Ls: Loss; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK2 (SM) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 996 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 50 killed ; ; 564 pp
TK1 (DD) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 778 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 53 killed ; ; 564 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 560 exp. ; ; 11 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 808 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 28 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 632 exp. ; Bridging ; 13 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 655 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR2 (CS) ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 642 exp. ; Combat Support ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 635 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 674 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC1 (OA) ; M8 ; 5 bars ; 899 exp. ; Overwhelming Attack ; 20 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; 90mm M1A1 (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 317 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 (AM) ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 374 exp. ; Aggressive Maneuver ; 4 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN9 ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 210 exp. ; ; ; ; 408 pp
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 669 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 5 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 658 exp. ; Resilience ; 12 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN2 (Br) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 554 exp. ; Bridging ; 6 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN3 (IT) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 837 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 12 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN8 (RM) ; Paratrooper Engineers [PE] ; 3 bars ; 381 exp. ; Reconnaissance Movement ; 3 killed ; ; 540 pp

Fighter
* FT1 (*) ; P-38L ; 1 bars ; 190 exp. ; ; 4 killed ; ; 0 pp

Killed: AD 29 ; AT 21 ; ATY 36 ; INF 109 ; REC 38 ; TK 63 ; FTR 22 ; TB 28
Total: 346
Lost: AD 2 ; AT 15 ; ATY 11 ; INF 59 ; REC 5 ; TK 8 ; FTR 14 ; TB 8
Total: 122
Fighter
* FT1 (*) ; P-38L ; 1 bars ; 118 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 0 pp

Killed: AD 21 ; AT 16 ; ATY 34 ; INF 89 ; REC 35 ; TK 62 ; FTR 22 ; TB 27
Total: 306
Lost: AD 2 ; AT 15 ; ATY 10 ; INF 59 ; REC 5 ; TK 8 ; FTR 14 ; TB 7
Total: 120
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Re: CC#14 - USNAIC (from Darek's PG2 archives)

Post by panzerdarek » 2021-09-14 19:30, Tuesday

13. Gela

Sold: None.
Purchased: M10.
Upgraded: 90mm AD to M15A1.

This wasn’t hard battle but Steve prepared some nasty surprises. One of them was especially painful for me.
I exactly knew after the first German turn, where this hidden VH is. AI placed its plane over a small town and I saw it on my turn - despite that it must be clearly out of spotting range any of my units. I sent both auxiliary paratroopers there immediately and they kept that place to the end.
My overstrengthen Paratrooper unit captured northernmost VH, smashing Sturmpioniere that defended it and gaining almost 2-bars in this single attack.
Eastern airfield VH was recaptured without any troubles too, but I was badly surprised around the last, central VH, when HG Panzer Division appeared suddenly. My experienced M8 didn’t withstand against triple attack of Panther and two PzIVHs. I took that last objective a while later but wasn’t awarded with any proto for my loss.

Result: BV (-4 turns)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana
RC1 M8 – Gela

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Race to Messina; VH prestige is 960; All hex prestige is 1500
Total army value 6744 Current prestige is 882
BV: 250; Salerno 1; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0
V: 250; Salerno 1; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0
TV: 250; Salerno 2; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0
Ls: 900; Salerno 3; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK1 (DD) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 786 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 55 killed ; ; 564 pp
TK2 (SM) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 1077 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 52 killed ; ; 564 pp

Antitank
AT4 ; M10 ; 0 bars ; 22 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 874 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 28 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 640 exp. ; Bridging ; 14 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT3 ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 623 exp. ; ; 11 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 670 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR2 (CS) ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 659 exp. ; Combat Support ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 686 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 697 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 252 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; M15A1 ; 3 bars ; 338 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 (AM) ; 37mm M1A2 (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 374 exp. ; Aggressive Maneuver ; 4 killed ; ; 240 pp

Infantry
IN9 ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 2 bars ; 292 exp. ; ; 2 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 795 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 5 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 689 exp. ; Resilience ; 13 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN3 (IT) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 932 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 14 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN2 (Br) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 593 exp. ; Bridging ; 9 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN8 (RM) ; Paratrooper Engineers [PE] ; 5 bars ; 578 exp. ; Reconnaissance Movement ; 4 killed ; ; 540 pp

Fighter
* FT1 (*) ; P-38L ; 2 bars ; 214 exp. ; ; 5 killed ; ; 0 pp

Killed: AD 31 ; AT 21 ; ATY 39 ; INF 122 ; REC 39 ; TK 63 ; FTR 24 ; TB 28
Total: 367
Lost: AD 2 ; AT 15 ; ATY 11 ; INF 61 ; REC 6 ; TK 8 ; FTR 14 ; TB 8
Total: 125


14. Race to Messina

Hm, playing according to Steve’s plan I’ve got only TV in my first attempt. There weren’t any problems with all southern VHs, but real trouble occurred when I tried to capture the central VH on the seashore. I decided to replay whole scenario – wouldn’t miss the first Salerno battle.
This time Paratrooper Engineer captured infamous central northern VH, Pati, during the second tour and held it to the end of battle. Two Ranger units took care about two VHs on the south, central and eastern. British auxiliaries captured third southern objective. Both sea-landing task forces secured remaining VHs on the shore successfully this time. American auxiliaries took western Randazzo VH just on time for BV.

Result: BV (Last turn) / proto: A-26B

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana
RC1 M8 – Gela

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Salerno 1; VH prestige is 840; All hex prestige is 1140
Total army value 7128 Current prestige is 983
BV: 650; Salerno 2; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0
V: 650; Salerno 2; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0
TV: 650; Salerno 2; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0
Ls: Loss; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK1 (DD) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 817 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 57 killed ; ; 564 pp
TK2 (SM) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 1108 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 57 killed ; ; 564 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 663 exp. ; ; 11 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT4 ; M10 ; 0 bars ; 46 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 949 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 28 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 660 exp. ; Bridging ; 15 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 705 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR2 (CS) ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 661 exp. ; Combat Support ; 4 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 762 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 706 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC2 ; M8 ; 0 bars ; 14 exp. ; ; ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; M15A1 ; 3 bars ; 364 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 (AM) ; M16 ; 4 bars ; 426 exp. ; Aggressive Maneuver ; 5 killed ; ; 348 pp

Infantry
IN9 ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 343 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 826 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 5 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 726 exp. ; Resilience ; 15 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN2 (Br) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 662 exp. ; Bridging ; 9 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN3 (IT) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 1080 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 15 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN8 (RM) ; Paratrooper Engineers [PE] ; 5 bars ; 705 exp. ; Reconnaissance Movement ; 6 killed ; ; 540 pp

Fighter
* FT1 (*) ; P-38L ; 2 bars ; 216 exp. ; ; 6 killed ; ; 0 pp

Tactical Bomber
*** TB1 (*) ; A-26B ; 0 bars ; 0 exp. ; ; ; ; 0 pp

Killed: AD 34 ; AT 23 ; ATY 41 ; INF 133 ; REC 42 ; TK 64 ; FTR 24 ; TB 28
Total: 389
Lost: AD 2 ; AT 16 ; ATY 11 ; INF 61 ; REC 7 ; TK 9 ; FTR 14 ; TB 8
Total: 128


15. Salerno 1

Sold: M10.
Purchased: None.
Upgraded: 75mm M1897A4 to M7.

Seeing, that’s limited deployment scenario I sold inexperienced AT and upgraded one gun to SP. In spite of all one unit still left at HQ and didn’t see any action here.
It was easier and short scenario – for a break I think. I know the next should be much harder. My forces captured all objectives early – just before German reinforcements counterattacked. Most fighting unit was Paratrooper that gained 240 experience points and went down from 15 to 5 strength defending its VH in mountains.

Result: BV (-4 turns)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana
RC1 M8 – Gela

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Salerno 2; VH prestige is 600; All hex prestige is 1440
Total army value 7080 Current prestige is 1120
BV: 650; Salerno 3; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0
V: 650; Salerno 3; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0
TV: 800; Operation Shingle; cap 8200; turn prestige: 0
Ls: Loss; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK2 (SM) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 1181 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 59 killed ; ; 564 pp
TK1 (DD) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 835 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 59 killed ; ; 564 pp

Antitank
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 970 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 28 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 668 exp. ; Bridging ; 17 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT3 ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 750 exp. ; ; 11 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR2 (CS) ; M7 ; 5 bars ; 695 exp. ; Combat Support ; 5 killed ; ; 660 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 717 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 711 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 784 exp. ; ; ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC2 ; M8 ; 0 bars ; 26 exp. ; ; 1 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; M15A1 ; 3 bars ; 364 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 (AM) ; M16 ; 4 bars ; 426 exp. ; Aggressive Maneuver ; 5 killed ; ; 348 pp

Infantry
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 871 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 6 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN9 ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 3 bars ; 343 exp. ; ; 3 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN3 (IT) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 1100 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 15 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN2 (Br) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 706 exp. ; Bridging ; 9 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 743 exp. ; Resilience ; 17 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN8 (RM) ; Paratrooper Engineers [PE] ; 5 bars ; 945 exp. ; Reconnaissance Movement ; 7 killed ; ; 540 pp

Fighter
* FT1 (*) ; P-38L ; 2 bars ; 256 exp. ; ; 7 killed ; ; 0 pp

Tactical Bomber
* TB1 (*) ; A-26B ; 0 bars ; 23 exp. ; ; ; ; 0 pp

Killed: AD 35 ; AT 25 ; ATY 43 ; INF 142 ; REC 43 ; TK 64 ; FTR 24 ; TB 28
Total: 404
Lost: AD 2 ; AT 16 ; ATY 11 ; INF 63 ; REC 7 ; TK 9 ; FTR 14 ; TB 8
Total: 130


16. Salerno 2

At HQ I only OS some units.
The battle went good at the beginning, but soon my things looked not so good, when massive German reinforcements appearing regularly in different places of map slowed my advance. I was throwing my units here and there to deal with counterattacking enemies and when I could start the final assault along the valley (in northeastern direction of Acerno) I saw that is clearly to late to achieve even V.
In result I’ve got TV and will miss the last Salerno scenario, but I’m too tired for replying all the battle from the beginning and I decide to accept my small victory.

Result: TV (Last turn)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana
RC1 M8 – Gela

My core before the next battle: :sherman
Current scenario: Operation Shingle; VH prestige is 840; All hex prestige is 1020
Total army value 7080 Current prestige is 987
BV: Win; turn prestige: 0
V: Win; turn prestige: 0
TV: Win; turn prestige: 0
Ls: Loss; turn prestige: 0

Tank
TK1 (DD) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 894 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 15 str. ; 68 killed ; ; 564 pp
TK2 (SM) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 1265 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 15 str. ; 69 killed ; ; 564 pp

Antitank
AT3 ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 859 exp. ; ; ; 13 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 1143 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; ; 34 killed ; ; 456 pp
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 730 exp. ; Bridging ; ; 19 killed ; ; 456 pp

Artillery
AR2 (CS) ; M7 ; 5 bars ; 833 exp. ; Combat Support ; 15 str. ; 5 killed ; ; 660 pp
AR1 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 793 exp. ; ; 15 str. ; 3 killed ; ; 252 pp
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 878 exp. ; ; ; ; ; 252 pp
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 761 exp. ; ; 15 str. ; 3 killed ; ; 252 pp

Recon
RC2 ; M8 ; 0 bars ; 93 exp. ; ; ; 2 killed ; ; 276 pp

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; M15A1 ; 4 bars ; 485 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 13 str. ; 2 killed ; ; 0 pp
AD1 (AM) ; M16 ; 4 bars ; 496 exp. ; Aggressive Maneuver ; 14 str. ; 10 killed ; ; 348 pp

Infantry
IN9 ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 533 exp. ; ; ; 5 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 1006 exp. ; Determined Defense ; ; 8 killed ; ; 408 pp
IN3 (IT) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 1212 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; ; 17 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN2 (Br) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 743 exp. ; Bridging ; ; 13 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 860 exp. ; Resilience ; ; 21 killed ; ; 396 pp
IN8 (RM) ; Paratrooper Engineers [PE] ; 5 bars ; 947 exp. ; Reconnaissance Movement ; 14 str. ; 7 killed ; ; 540 pp

Fighter
* FT1 (*) ; P-38L ; 3 bars ; 381 exp. ; ; ; 9 killed ; ; 0 pp

Tactical Bomber
* TB1 (*) ; A-26B ; 0 bars ; 93 exp. ; ; ; ; ; 0 pp

Killed: AD 40 ; AT 32 ; ATY 51 ; INF 171 ; REC 49 ; TK 70 ; FTR 27 ; TB 36
Total: 476
Lost: AD 2 ; AT 18 ; ATY 12 ; INF 76 ; REC 9 ; TK 9 ; FTR 17 ; TB 9
Total: 152


17. Operation Shingle

At HQ I sold my bomber, upgraded one gun to M7 and OS maximally plenty of units.
It was nice rainy weather during first five turns – which helped a lot with landing operation. Enemy had two All Weather Combat planes, but luckily they couldn’t attack with full strength in bad weather.
Paratrooper Engineer was rather busy in this scenario. It captured NE airfield during turn 2, destroyed AI radar one turn later, captured remaining two German airfields during turn 4 and next destroyed AT bunker that was defending mountain VH and took the objective in turn 6. Unfortunately all three empty airfields were recaptured later by German reinforcements, but the mountain VH Paratrooper kept to the end dealing with some counterattacks.
British auxiliaries successfully held their objective all the time without real troubles. Main forces advanced after landing along the road starting in Anzio, and captured all the VHs placed on their way one by one easily. I’ve got only last turn V, but looks like BV could be possible with additional Paratrooper units.

Result: V (Last turn)

My core units killed in action: :rip
IN4 Infantry (Truck) – Casablanca
IN6 Infantry (Truck) – Faid Pass
IN7 Infantry (Truck) – Sbeitla & Feriana
RC1 M8 – Gela

My army at the END of campaign: :sherman
Current scenario: Operation Shingle; VH prestige is 120; All hex prestige is 240
Total army value 7488 Current prestige is 748

Tank
TK1 (DD) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 936 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 70 killed
TK2 (SM) ; M4A4 ; 5 bars ; 1309 exp. ; Superior Maneuver ; 72 killed
(most experienced and most killing unit)

Antitank
AT3 ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 908 exp. ; ; 14 killed
AT1 (DF) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 1264 exp. ; Devastating Fire ; 37 killed
AT2 (Br) ; M10 ; 5 bars ; 785 exp. ; Bridging ; 21 killed

Artillery
AR1 ; M7 ; 5 bars ; 843 exp. ; ; 5 killed
AR2 (CS) ; M7 ; 5 bars ; 861 exp. ; Combat Support ; 5 killed
AR4 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 913 exp.
(most experienced arty didn’t kill single unit!!!)
AR3 ; 75mm M1897A4 [A] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 810 exp. ; ; 3 killed

Recon
RC2 ; M8 ; 1 bars ; 105 exp. ; ; 3 killed

Air Defense
* AD2 (*/IT) ; M15A1 ; 5 bars ; 606 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 3 killed
AD1 (AM) ; M16 ; 5 bars ; 512 exp. ; Aggressive Maneuver ; 12 killed

Infantry
IN9 ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 543 exp. ; ; 6 killed
IN1 (DD) ; Engineer [AE] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 1030 exp. ; Determined Defense ; 9 killed
IN5 (Re) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 862 exp. ; Resilience ; 21 killed
IN2 (Br) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 763 exp. ; Bridging ; 13 killed
IN3 (IT) ; Ranger [AM] (Truck) ; 5 bars ; 1212 exp. ; Infiltration Tactics ; 17 killed
IN8 (RM) ; Paratrooper Engineers [PE] ; 5 bars ; 1049 exp. ; Reconnaissance Movement ; 9 killed

Fighter
* FT1 (*) ; P-38L ; 4 bars ; 433 exp. ; Battlefield Intelligence ; 10 killed

Killed: AD 44 ; AT 37 ; ATY 54 ; INF 180 ; REC 52 ; TK 71 ; FTR 30 ; TB 41
Total: 509
Lost: AD 2 ; AT 19 ; ATY 12 ; INF 80 ; REC 10 ; TK 9 ; FTR 17 ; TB 9
Total: 158
Darek22 / panzerdarek
since Jan'2002 with JP's
CC PG2: 03/04/05/06/07/09/10/11/13/14/16/18/21/22/24/25/27/32/33/34/35/41/43/45/46/47/52/53
CC OG: ?
CC PG3: 08/09/12

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Re: CC#14 - USNAIC (from Darek's PG2 archives)

Post by panzerdarek » 2021-09-14 19:40, Tuesday

I noted it's empty archive so far, so we can add the first AAR here.
This CC wasn't long, but supposed to be not easy one, so I choose respectful 150% level. Probably could be more ambitious and try it at 100 instead :scratch
Results summary: BV-7 / V-11 / TV-2 (some of choice scenarios, not real battles)
Darek22 / panzerdarek
since Jan'2002 with JP's
CC PG2: 03/04/05/06/07/09/10/11/13/14/16/18/21/22/24/25/27/32/33/34/35/41/43/45/46/47/52/53
CC OG: ?
CC PG3: 08/09/12

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