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Saturday, December 23, 2017
By: JC
Panzer Campaigns Smolensk '41 Gold - How Vitebsk Ate my 7th Panzer Division


I'm playing the newly released Smolensk '41 Gold. I'm so glad I did upgrade to the Gold version and getting an all consolidated install of mods, scenarios and other loose ends that I had before.



The Panzer Campaigns engine is one of my favorites for grand-tactical, operational warfare.


Vitebsk is a great scenario of maneuver and armored/mechanized warfare. In the screenshot above you notice the 7th PzDiv (dark green icons) approaching Vitebsk head on. This should have triggered some caution on my part. It didn't, and although I did capture the objective, I mauled the 7th PzDiv almost beyond recognition.



At Vitebsk, a quick reconnaissance was followed by a no less speedy gain of a foothold on the west suburbs of the city. The deployment the 7th PzDiv. was narrow, but it still allowed the replacement of frontline combat units in case it was needed. In the south, the 12thPzDiv. (light green icons) is still trying to find out a good crossing point across the Luchesa River.



For a better view, please open this screenshot in a different window or tab. The left panel shows the 20thPzDiv (blue icons) trying to secure a crossing across the Dvina River. Now in the right main program panel, you can see some drops in morale for units fighting in the suburbs of Vitebsk.


Cheers,

JC



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Looks good, wonder about the AI though. Surprisingly i don't own any of the PC games, just the SB and PB games. Might have to give the Mius front demo a go and see how they play.
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