Panzer Campaigns: Reimagining Mius 43
|"Dmitriyevka Defense" is a slightly re-imagined version of the Mius 43 demo. In the screenshot about the GE 306ID is falling back to a defensive training line after the Mius line has been breached.|
I can't play the massive scenarios. I have tried, believe me, but I always run out of time due to the scale and scenario length. I don't think I am alone in this, based on the blog and facebook feedback I have seen.
This new scenario "Dmitriyevka Defense" is a cutout of the larger Mius Campaign scenario in the demo. To play it, you will need to download the demo from here plus my map and scenario file here.
It is the perfect size and length for me. I hope you enjoy it.
- Historical positioning.
- I combined companies into battalions so there is less counter pushing for the human Axis player.
- I have added additional detail to the maps using satellite photos from Google Earth (like much of the Eastern Front, this area has changed little since the war).
- The battlefield is 30km x 18 kilometers wide. I think this is an ideal size for a PzC scenario.
- I added Russian 1st and 2nd Echelon markings to the map to give the player an sense of how a Russian "deep operation" was conducted in 1943 (by then in the war, they were getting pretty good at it). It might be a little weird playing with fog of war turned on and these map markings showing, but I've kept them in nonetheless.
- There is a full panel of historical air support for both sides.
-There is a historical default reinforcement schedule for both sides. The Russian reinforcement is their third echelon of forces.
-I've amended the AI orders and simplified them. The AI seems to do better at this scale. The Soviet AI will attack appropriately.
- The overall German strengh is 11,017 men, 127 guns, 88 vehicles and 65 planes.
- The overall Russian strength is 30,145 men, 434 guns, 268 vehicles and 297 planes.
- The Russian to German strength ratios are historically proportionate for this section of the Mius line.