Playtest: Army Group X

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Playtest: Army Group X

Post by randowe » 2020-09-04 18:29, Friday

So here is my playtest of Chris and mine new campaign which is currently been developed:

Current scenario: Operation Herkules

Our core units and a italian fleet start in the northeast and i sent most of them to the central northern coast of Malta. One infantry unit got dispatched to the northwestern tip of the island but had to wait some turns before it entered the battle. Then it ran two times into rugged defence and was pretty much useless :lol

Meanwhile my auxiliary paratroopers captured the central airfield and then moved slowly to the southeast. Later they got reinforced by an aux paratrooper MG unit. These 3 units captured the southeastern VH without much problems. My core army approached Valletta from the east.

After some turns an italian auxiliary force appeared on the scene and attacked the Gozo VH from the west after making landfall. One italian unit sailed to the port of Gozo and one sailed to the northern tip of Malta.
An enemy fleet appeared on the scene as well, sailing towards Malta from the northwest. My aux ships and torpedobombers took care of the british fleet :evil

My fighter scored 9 kills, but these were mostly enemy units who got already reduced to 1 or 2 stregth points :lol

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OpenGen 0.93.3.99.RC10 * 13 May 2020 * AI version: 2.00 (2014)
Efile folder: C:\Games\OpenGeneral\efile_atomic\ * Efile version: ATOMIC EFILE Version: 1st September 2020
Campaign: 1941-45 ARMYGROUP X, * Player prestige modifier 100% * AI prestige modifier 100%

Played Scenarios:
1 Operation Herkules , #0 , Brilliant Victory , score:57
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Campaign score: 57 * Average: 57

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Current scenario: Operation Herkules, VH prestige is 280 , All map prestige is: 360
Army cost: 3012 , Current prestige is 380
Prestige available on map yet is 0 pp ( 0 pp in VH to capture) * Turn: 15
AI stance is Defensive Using map: 1470
if BV: +200, ??? , cap 0, 16 turns prestige: 0
if V : +200, ??? , cap 0, 18 turns prestige: 0
if TV: +200, ??? , cap 0, 20 turns prestige: 0
Ls: Loss , turn prestige: 0

Infantry
Infanterie (mot) 40 , , 0 bars , 81 exp , Germany , 2/10 , 0 kill , 156 pp - U:085 [+31 exp]
Infanterie (mot) 40 , , 0 bars , 64 exp , Germany , 2/10 , 0 kill , 156 pp - U:086 [+14 exp]

Tank
Pz IIIG , , 0 bars , 96 exp , Germany , 6/10 , 4 kill , 360 pp - U:084 [+46 exp]

Recon
Sd.Kfz. 222 , , 0 bars , 81 exp , Germany , 5/10 , 0 kill , 240 pp - U:088 [+31 exp]

Anti-Tank
75mm leIG18 , , 0 bars , 70 exp , Germany , 9/10 , Fast Speed, 1 kill , 108 pp - U:089 [+20 exp]

Artillery
105mm leFH18 , Opel Blitz 3t , , 0 bars , 93 exp , Germany , 6/10 , 1 kill , 336 pp - U:087 [+43 exp]
105mm leFH18 , Opel Blitz 3t , , 0 bars , 88 exp , Germany , 6/10 , 0 kill , 336 pp - U:090 [+38 exp]

Fighter
Bf 110E-2 , , 1 bars , 108 exp , Germany , 5/10 , 9 kill , 732 pp - U:040 [+58 exp]

Dive Bomber
Ju 87R-2 , , 1 bars , 146 exp , Germany , 6/10 , 3 kill , 588 pp - U:043 [+96 exp]

Player 1 : Germany
Killed: INF:24 TNK:1 AT:1 FORT:2 ATY:7 AD:8 FTR:6 TB:3 DD:3 BS:3 CV:1 Total: 59
Lost : TB:1 Total: 1

BV 1
V 0
TV 0
L 0

Averages:
Infantry * 2 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 145 exp, 0 kill, 312 pp Average: 73 exp, 0 kill, 156 pp
Tank * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 96 exp, 4 kill, 360 pp Average: 96 exp, 4 kill, 360 pp
Recon * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 81 exp, 0 kill, 240 pp Average: 81 exp, 0 kill, 240 pp
Anti-Tank * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 70 exp, 1 kill, 108 pp Average: 70 exp, 1 kill, 108 pp
Artillery * 2 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 181 exp, 1 kill, 672 pp Average: 91 exp, 1 kill, 336 pp
Fighter * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 108 exp, 9 kill, 732 pp Average: 108 exp, 9 kill, 732 pp
Dive Bomber * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 146 exp, 3 kill, 588 pp Average: 146 exp, 3 kill, 588 pp
* Summary: * 9 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 827 exp, 18 kill, 3012 pp Average: 92 exp, 2 kill, 335 pp

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Re: Playtest: Army Group X

Post by randowe » 2020-09-12 10:17, Saturday

Current scenario: El Agheila

At the beginning of the scenario i got a bomber-fighter proto. At HQ i sold the AT gun's fast speed attachment and bought a truck transport instead. Then i bought a 100mm mortar and a Flak MG.

While our Italian allies are being attacked by enemy troops, our core starts at the open sea after being shipped to Africa.
The player's army arrives just in time to save the axis' positions and stop the British advance.

I deployed my troops according their transports. My two infantry units lack any ground transport and i deployed them on the most eastern deployment hexes.
These two infantry units were to travel most of the way in naval transports. Most of the other units went for the shortest route.

Meanwhile both Italian positions got attacked by enemy forces. My core came to late to save the eastern one, but the enemy advance could be stopped at the center of the map near El Agheila. After the center was secured, i launched a counterattack and was able to recapture the city in the east, Brega.

Now the axis army will march to Tobruk!

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OpenGen 0.93.3.99.RC10 * 13 May 2020 * AI version: 2.00 (2014)
Efile folder: C:\Games\OpenGeneral\efile_atomic\ * Efile version: ATOMIC EFILE Version: 1st September 2020
Campaign: 1941-45 ARMYGROUP X, * Player prestige modifier 100% * AI prestige modifier 100%

Played Scenarios:
1 Operation Herkules , #0 , Brilliant Victory , score:57 +++ Proto: Bf 109F-4
2 El Agheila , #1 , Brilliant Victory , score:54
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Campaign score: 111 * Average: 55

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Current scenario: El Agheila, VH prestige is 0 , All map prestige is: 0
Army cost: 3708 , Current prestige is 291
Prestige available on map yet is 0 pp ( 0 pp in VH to capture) * Turn: 15
AI stance is Aggressive Using map: 300
if BV: +300, ??? , cap 0, 14 turns prestige: 280
if V : +300, ??? , cap 0, 14 turns prestige: 280
if TV: +300, ??? , cap 0, 14 turns prestige: 280
Ls: Loss , turn prestige: 280

Infantry
Infanterie (mot) 40 , , 1 bars , 129 exp , Germany , 7/10 , 2 kill , 156 pp - U:004 [+48 exp]
Infanterie (mot) 40 , , 0 bars , 97 exp , Germany , 5/10 , 2 kill , 156 pp - U:005 [+33 exp]

Tank
Pz IIIG , , 1 bars , 165 exp , Germany , 10/10 , 11 kill , 360 pp - U:003 [+69 exp]

Recon
Sd.Kfz. 222 , , 1 bars , 140 exp , Germany , 4/10 , 0 kill , 240 pp - U:007 [+59 exp]

Anti-Tank
75mm leIG18 , Opel Blitz 1,5t , , 1 bars , 125 exp , Germany , 4/10 , 1 kill , 204 pp - U:008 [+55 exp]

Flak
MG 40 , Mercedes Benz L1500 A , , 0 bars , 56 exp , Germany , 9/10 , 3 kill , 276 pp - U:058 [+56 exp]

Artillery
105mm leFH18 , Opel Blitz 3t , , 1 bars , 157 exp , Germany , 4/10 , 1 kill , 336 pp - U:006 [+64 exp]
105mm leFH18 , Opel Blitz 3t , , 1 bars , 132 exp , Germany , 10/10 , 0 kill , 336 pp - U:009 [+44 exp]
100mm Nebelwerfer 35 , Opel Blitz 1,5t , , 0 bars , 48 exp , Germany , 10/10 , 2 kill , 324 pp - U:057 [+48 exp]

Fighter
Bf 110E-2 , , 1 bars , 197 exp , Germany , 6/10 , 11 kill , 732 pp - U:001 [+89 exp]

Dive Bomber
Ju 87R-2 , , 2 bars , 213 exp , Germany , 8/10 , 3 kill , 588 pp - U:002 [+67 exp]
+ Bf 109F-4 , , 0 bars , 91 exp , Germany , 10/10 , 4 kill , 0 pp - U:010 [+91 exp]

Player 1 : Germany, Italy
Killed: INF:33 TNK:6 RCN:2 AT:1 FLAK:1 FORT:2 ATY:9 AD:8 FTR:9 TB:5 DD:3 BS:3 CV:1 Total: 83
Lost : INF:4 TNK:4 RCN:1 FLAK:1 ATY:1 FTR:1 TB:1 Total: 13

BV 2
V 0
TV 0
L 0

Averages:
Infantry * 2 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 226 exp, 4 kill, 312 pp Average: 113 exp, 2 kill, 156 pp
Tank * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 165 exp, 11 kill, 360 pp Average: 165 exp, 11 kill, 360 pp
Recon * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 140 exp, 0 kill, 240 pp Average: 140 exp, 0 kill, 240 pp
Anti-Tank * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 125 exp, 1 kill, 204 pp Average: 125 exp, 1 kill, 204 pp
Flak * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 56 exp, 3 kill, 276 pp Average: 56 exp, 3 kill, 276 pp
Artillery * 3 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 337 exp, 3 kill, 996 pp Average: 112 exp, 1 kill, 332 pp
Fighter * 1 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 197 exp, 11 kill, 732 pp Average: 197 exp, 11 kill, 732 pp
Dive Bomber * 2 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 304 exp, 7 kill, 588 pp Average: 152 exp, 4 kill, 294 pp
* Summary: * 12 Units * 0 Leaders Total : 1550 exp, 40 kill, 3708 pp Average: 129 exp, 3 kill, 309 pp

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