Encircling Aachen Axis force composition issue

Discussion in 'CO2 - Scenarios' started by SamuraiN, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. SamuraiN

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    For some reason, in game, the Germans got a full battalion (506) of 36 Tiger IIs, which was not there historically. There was a Schnelles battalion 506, but no Heavy Panzer Battalion 506. Otherwise, the Germans would have superior armour. I tried the German side, and my counterattack wiped out all tanks of 30th Division and destroyed about half of it with little loss, before I turned my Panzers towards the south. Did not continue afterwards.

    I guess a victory on the American side is still possible, as long as the AI commits those panzers into the counterattack at Alsdorf so that I can bog them in an urban fight with my infantry there while try to make breakthrough down south in the northern shoulder. Also, in game, there is a big gap in the German defence through Gressenich in the rear area, which means a armoured pincer through the Stolberg corridor (again) will completely destroy the German rear. I transferred an infantry battalion to plug it, but the Germans in the Solberg corridor has completely no anti tank weapon there unless ARTY is used in direct fire role. This cannot be historically accurate.
     
  2. J. van Limpt

    J. van Limpt Member

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    Sounds like it only makes the scenario more interesting.
     
  3. SamuraiN

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    If you mean one strength there and one weakness here achieves some kind of balance, that does not apply to AI which cannot exploit them. Namely, it cannot use its strength very effectively while in defence, but it often times cannot find weakness while on offence.
     
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