Gembloux Gap campaign

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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:23 am

I tend to use my support section (if available) for that task rather than a core one

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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by MLB » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:19 am

I’d tend to agree, but in this instance the odds were very favourable and the chance to take out a senior leader, a junior leader, wipe out a team and capture a jump-off-point all in one attack was a risk worth taking.
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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by Munin » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:04 pm

Yeah, the leader casualties alone will really hurt the French in the next scenario.

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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by DougM » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:34 pm

I can appreciate the reasoning, but I always felt it was pretty gamey throwing away your supports like that. I'm certainly very glad I wasn't some poor bloody private whose section was attached to a gung-ho lieutenant and his platoon.
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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:35 pm

Not throwing away - sacrificial attack - now if you had to track your supports for a PSC that would be different.
It is still worth making a close assault sometimes even with core troops - did one recently and lost best part of 2 sections - but I did wipe out a US Para section and then capture the JOP they were holding and thus winning the mission, so was worth it in the overall campaign.
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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by poiter50 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:19 am

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Truscott Trotter wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:35 pm
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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by Truscott Trotter » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:56 am

There is a good reason why I have a picture of Georgy Konstantinovich as my avatar :lol: :twisted:

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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by MLB » Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:02 am

DougM wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:34 pm
I can appreciate the reasoning, but I always felt it was pretty gamey throwing away your supports like that. I'm certainly very glad I wasn't some poor bloody private whose section was attached to a gung-ho lieutenant and his platoon.
We count support casualties when calculating severity of losses for the Men’s Opinion. So we don’t get away completely with being too cavalier with them.
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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by Munin » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:05 pm

MLB wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:02 am
We count support casualties when calculating severity of losses for the Men’s Opinion.
Same.

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Re: Gembloux Gap campaign (updated 06 01 20)

Post by Truscott Trotter » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:07 am

Yup so do we ....
but it doesn't make me change my tactics 😁

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