French or Americans (or Russkies...)

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French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by Corktip100 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:58 pm

Hi All,

I'd like to ask for some advice.

Up until now, I have been playing British and German in France 1940.

I want to build a new army, and I'd like to try something that will give me a new tactical challenge. For logistical reasons, I am going to stick with the Germans - they are early war, but with added Panzerschecks and a couple of new tanks I can make them work for most of the war.

So, I need a new enemy for Jerry. My current thoughts are:

1940 French
1944 US Army
or
Early/mid-war Soviets, but I'll need slightly different scenery.

Which force will give me the most interesting tactical challenge?

Cheers!

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Re: French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by Truscott Trotter » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:41 pm

My 2c Soviets.
Also like the Germans with a few different support choices thay can be used over most of the war.

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Re: French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by 7dot62mm » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:41 pm

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:41 pm

Also like the Germans with a few different support choices thay can be used over most of the war.
Also, they managed to piss off half the world at one time or another so you'll always have opponents on any front.... :lol:

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Re: French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by siggian » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:44 pm

If you do those Siberian division soldiers with their winter hats and Americans, you could squint a bit and do the Korean war as well. Just do both is what I'm saying.

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Re: French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by Dbsubashi » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:45 pm

Soviets will definitely give a new tactical challenge. Their single “team” squads call for careful command decisions. They lack multiple senior leaders, so both Shock management and command initiatives give them issues. Their low platoon cost also allows for more support choices, giving them more toys to play with but compounds their command issues.

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Re: French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by Truscott Trotter » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:48 pm

7dot62mm wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:41 pm
Truscott Trotter wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:41 pm

Also like the Germans with a few different support choices thay can be used over most of the war.
Also, they managed to piss off half the world at one time or another so you'll always have opponents on any front.... :lol:
Indeed, just for starters you can fight
Germans
Italians
Hungarians
Romanians
Finns
Japanese
Spanish
Slovakian

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Re: French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by Truscott Trotter » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:50 pm

Dbsubashi wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Soviets will definitely give a new tactical challenge. Their single “team” squads call for careful command decisions. They lack multiple senior leaders, so both Shock management and command initiatives give them issues. Their low platoon cost also allows for more support choices, giving them more toys to play with but compounds their command issues.
Absolutely agree
However, another thing if using all the lists available - some out and a lot to come you can have as well as you basic infantry
Scout Platoons
Assault Engineer Platoons
Militia platoons
Naval Bgde
Paratroops
Penal Battalion
Fortified platoons
Cavalry
Tank Riders

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Re: French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by Corktip100 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:37 pm

Thank you all. It might be Soviets, then.

The Caucasus would be an interesting campaign - Panzer IIIs against Lend-Lease M3s. It would give me an excuse to do a platoon of Gebirgsjager too...

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Re: French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by Seret » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:29 pm

+1 for Soviets. If you've got a "grey tanks and jackboots" German force you can just get Barbarossa ('41-'42) Soviets and you're good to go.

Also a very different force tactically and heaps of epic battles to hang your campaigns on. Loads of fun!

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Re: French or Americans (or Russkies...)

Post by Corktip100 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:32 pm

Thank you all!

Cheers

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