13) Surviving the red tide ~~ BV
Upgrading your MSU inf - 100 pp
Buying a new arty - 800 pp
Realizing you can still learn a lot about strategy - absolutely priceless
This is not just a pun: i mostly played Blitzkrieg style campaigns, were defensive scenarios (or somthing like the "Race to Kijów" ) are very rare and usually still easy.
I spent some 15 hours or more on this scen - making the whole thing into a chess battle, thinking ages about every move of every unit and the spotted plus seen-before enemy units.
In the north i had to slowly draw back from the far north east VH to the one a bit more west. Could hold this second VH with the help of the planes (beginning in turn 3, as i moved the planes first to the south east area). Could recapture the lost VH in turn 10. Overall, maybe i marginally exploited the MSU ability to attract AI, in letting the MSU entrench in the minor town hex a bit south of these 2 VHs and thus distracting a part of the AI units
2-3 turns after the recapture, as the AI didn't make any attacks anymore (all units on "my" side of the river were finally destroyed), i sent the planes south to hunt the AI planes.
In the south i could fend the AI off (moved all units from the central VH down here). The swamp area was very useful, as i could lure some enemies to the area between the swamp and the Kamenka River (hex 26,27) so the whole group/batle here was split into 2 smaller fights, with the enemy having not enough room to maneuver and position well. However, it wasn't until turn 11 or 12 that this was over. After that i let the units move into the far south eastern area - capturing the air field and destroying the bridges.
Also build a dirt airfield around turn 10, in preparation of the last stage of the scen.
In the south east i lost and recaptured the VH twice, also spent 150 or more pp on reinforces. The 2 soviet aty and the overall posibility of the AI units between forest and city to position well was a headache. The units from the south east were a lesser problem as i managed to destroy their bridge engineers and block them in the river.
Was actually quite confused that ALL turns needed to be played - instead of the scenario ending on turn X if the corresponding number of VHs was hold.
I liked the scenario very much and will surely replay it after the CC
Purchases/Upgrades: maybe i purchase 2 inf or 1 aty - will see tomorrow.
Current scenario: Surviving the red tide, VH prestige is 0 , All map prestige is: 0
Army cost: 1488 , Current prestige is 289
Prestige available on map yet is 0 pp ( 0 pp in VH to capture) * Turn: 16
AI stance is Aggressive
if BV: +350, Battle of Warszawa: Poland's last chance , cap 3600, 15 turns prestige: 240
if V : +300, Battle of Warszawa: Poland's last chance , cap 3600, 15 turns prestige: 240
if TV: +250, Battle of Warszawa: Poland's last chance , cap 3600, 15 turns prestige: 240
Ls: Loss , turn prestige: 240
* Polska Sila Zbrojna , FWD Model B , 1. Inf ** , 5 bars , 757 exp , 8/10 , Mountain Training , 25 kill , 0 pp [+94 exp]
Grenadierzy , FWD Model B , 5. Inf , 5 bars , 907 exp , 5/10 , Resilience , 21 kill , 288 pp [+156 exp]
Grenadierzy , FWD Model B , 9. Inf , 3 bars , 376 exp , 8/10 , First Strike , 3 kill , 288 pp [+160 exp]
+ Strzelcy Syberyjscy , Berliet CBA , 13. Inf , 2 bars , 218 exp , 6/10 , 4 kill , 0 pp [+119 exp]
Ulani , 1. Cav , 5 bars , 1057 exp , 8/10 , 65 kill , 324 pp [+168 exp]
Ulani , 2. Cav , 5 bars , 588 exp , 5/10 , Reconnaissance Movement , 30 kill , 324 pp [+74 exp]
7.92mm Lozmetejnieks 08 , Light Wagon , MG , 5 bars , 856 exp , 10/10 , 12 kill , 264 pp [+210 exp]
+ 75mm Armata wz.97 , Traktor , 1. Aty ** , 5 bars , 854 exp , 6/10 , Aggressive Maneuver , 2 kill , 0 pp [+96 exp]
+ 76.2mm Konna , 2. Aty ** , 3 bars , 372 exp , 7/10 , 0 kill , 0 pp [+116 exp]
+ Bristol F.2B , 1. JG , 4 bars , 455 exp , 7/10 , Devastating Fire , 8 kill , 0 pp [+181 exp]
* LVG C.VI , 1. BG ** , 5 bars , 817 exp , 10/10 , All Weather Combat , 6 kill , 0 pp [+182 exp]
Player 1 : Poland, Ukraine
Killed: INF:148 TNK:25 RCN:45 AT:4 FLAK:20 FORT:48 ATY:45 AD:10 FTR:3 TB:12 Total: 360
Lost : INF:17 TNK:3 RCN:5 FLAK:1 FORT:29 ATY:2 Total: 57