Author Topic: New tactical overview of the Eastern Front 1941 + 1942  (Read 1103 times)

Re: New tactical overview of the Eastern Front 1941 + 1942
« Reply #75 on: August 31, 2019, 07:46:08 PM »
We went with the M-48 after due consideration. The super-heavies weren't economical or able to be transported as easily as the "main battle tank".
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Re: New tactical overview of the Eastern Front 1941 + 1942
« Reply #76 on: August 31, 2019, 07:51:23 PM »
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Weapons tend to become equal in war as some are shown effective.
Back when computers used DOS, I was really into war games on the computer, especially WWII tank battles.  Steel Panthers and Panzer Blitz come to mind.  Anyway, according to all I read, the German Panther was one hell of a tank.  But the Tiger and Tiger II blew them out of the water.  Lucky for us, the Tiger II came late in the war and the Germans were not able to make all that many.  The Soviet T-34/85 were noted as being very good tanks.  The American Sherman not so much.  The only way a Sherman could take out a Tiger or Tiger II was to gang up on it and land a lucky shot to the rear armor of the Tiger.  At one time I was pretty good at remembering the armor of each main tank and where it was thickest and thinnest. Since the death of DOS I have not found a good tank warfare game and I now mainly play rpg/shooter type games.
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Re: New tactical overview of the Eastern Front 1941 + 1942
« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2019, 07:54:54 PM »
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Back when computers used DOS, I was really into war games on the computer, especially WWII tank battles.  Steel Panthers and Panzer Blitz come to mind.  Anyway, according to all I read, the German Panther was one hell of a tank.  But the Tiger and Tiger II blew them out of the water.  Lucky for us, the Tiger II came late in the war and the Germans were not able to make all that many.  The Soviet T-34/85 were noted as being very good tanks.  The American Sherman not so much.  The only way a Sherman could take out a Tiger or Tiger II was to gang up on it and land a lucky shot to the rear armor of the Tiger.  At one time I was pretty good at remembering the armor of each main tank and where it was thickest and thinnest. Since the death of DOS I have not found a good tank warfare game and I now mainly play rpg/shooter type games.

Yeah, US tanks were coffins.  We built a lot and badly.  I think we trusted more in strategy.
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Re: New tactical overview of the Eastern Front 1941 + 1942
« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2019, 08:59:12 PM »
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Back when computers used DOS, I was really into war games on the computer, especially WWII tank battles.  Steel Panthers and Panzer Blitz come to mind.  Anyway, according to all I read, the German Panther was one hell of a tank.  But the Tiger and Tiger II blew them out of the water.  Lucky for us, the Tiger II came late in the war and the Germans were not able to make all that many.  The Soviet T-34/85 were noted as being very good tanks.  The American Sherman not so much.  The only way a Sherman could take out a Tiger or Tiger II was to gang up on it and land a lucky shot to the rear armor of the Tiger.  At one time I was pretty good at remembering the armor of each main tank and where it was thickest and thinnest. Since the death of DOS I have not found a good tank warfare game and I now mainly play rpg/shooter type games.
Tigers were heavies, slow and hell on bridges. When the Battle of the Bulge started the Panzer troops put the Tigers in the rear of the columns and didn't wait for them. The Panzer V was the best tank the Germans had in WWII.
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Re: New tactical overview of the Eastern Front 1941 + 1942
« Reply #79 on: August 31, 2019, 09:16:36 PM »
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Ahhh, Imgur says it is not currently available on Macs...  That does explain my frustrated attempts.  Is there a way around that?



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Re: New tactical overview of the Eastern Front 1941 + 1942
« Reply #80 on: September 01, 2019, 05:31:16 AM »
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Ahhh, Imgur says it is not currently available on Macs...  That does explain my frustrated attempts.  Is there a way around that?



Some real hoops involved in getting that to work. Don't feel bad. I've been on computers since Desert Shield and I had to do some serious witchcraft. I sent you a link to a permanent file.

Now get rid of that Mac.
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Re: New tactical overview of the Eastern Front 1941 + 1942
« Reply #81 on: September 01, 2019, 08:22:25 AM »
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I would imagine!  As I remember a little more, the article was contrasting Napoleon era combat to WWII combat.  Combat training was better in WWII but not as much as I had thought it would be.

Hence extra training for Rangers and Airborne.  There was a huge casualty differential between special forces and regulars in Vietnam.

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Re: New tactical overview of the Eastern Front 1941 + 1942
« Reply #82 on: September 03, 2019, 06:05:44 AM »
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Some real hoops involved in getting that to work. Don't feel bad. I've been on computers since Desert Shield and I had to do some serious witchcraft. I sent you a link to a permanent file.

Now get rid of that Mac.

Thank you for posting that.  But I have both a Windows 10 and a 2016 Mac and only the Mac makes much sense to me.  Once you experience a Mac Finder, you don't look back.

But thank you Gawdzilla Sama!
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