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Pike and Shot | English Civil War - 07 - Battle of Adwalton Moor (3/4)

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From: TortugaPower
Duration: 40:05

Let's play Pike and Shot Campaigns, a turn-based tactical wargame set in the transition era between medieval combat and the popularization of fireams. This first series will be the historic English Civil War campaign.
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► Summary: We are locked in combat with the main body of Royalist troops, and the battle hangs on a knife's edge.

► Best viewed as a playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuXzIAdwiCCzOtTgTMzOhYGaGm6qbiBva

On Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/377520/

In Pike and Shot you can march in the footsteps of the great leaders of one of the most amazing periods in European History as you take command in the mighty struggles of the Great Turkish War, the Thirty Years War and the English Civil War.

History can be rewritten as you use your genius to lead your armies from victory to victory in Pike and Shot’s uniquely realized tactical battles. Previous victories and defeats determine the state of readiness of your forces, and every single unit will count to win the final battle. As you progress through the campaign, you will make hard decisions on a brand new strategic map, where terrain, manpower, supply, attrition, sieges and economic damage will all be defining your choices and making the difference between glory and defeat.
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Ultimate General: Civil War - The Battle of Gains Mill (CSA Part 13)

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From: thehistoricalgamer
Duration: 50:09

In part 13 of my Ultimate General Civil War lets play I fight the historical battle of Gains Mill. We go with the flank approach and swing wide of the Union line turning Fitz John Porters corps of the Army of the Potomac out of their positions during this battle of the seven days campaign.

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Strategic Command | Allied - 1939 Storm over Europe | Part 5

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From: Paradogs Gamer
Duration: 28:45

Let's Play Strategic Command - 1939 Storm over Europe Campaign as the allied.

Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe is a deeply immersive turn based strategy game covering the greatest conflict in modern history.

Take control over either the Axis or the Allies, while directing the efforts of each nation belonging to your alliance. From this unique perspective, you will be the supreme mastermind behind the entire conduct of operations, deciding the priorities, the strategies, and coordinating your global efforts to win the war!

Each nation in your coalition will have their own strengths and weaknesses, levels of technology, troops, equipment, and industrial capacity, and it will be up to you to make the best use of all of them!

Fury Software's aim with the Strategic Command series has always been to recreate World War II in a deep yet very accessible manner. Experienced wargamers will find much to love in it!

Link to game: http://www.slitherine.com/products/504/details/Strategic.Command.WWII:.War.in.Europe

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Darkest Hour - Kaisserreich - Victor Of The Weltkreig - Episode 1

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From: XTRG
Duration: 30:00

Let's see if the Reich will be All Reich in the years to come.

You can find Kaiserreich here: https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/kaiserreich.529944/

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Researching an Order of Battle – The Germans (continued)

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Part 2C

In the last blog entry we looked at building out our order of battle for the 6. Panzer Divisions Artillery Regiment using the kriegsgliederung and the KsTNs.

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Now let us look at the kriegsgliederung schematic for the armored panzergrenadier battalion. For the 6. Panzer-Division this unit was the II./Panzergrenadier-Regiment 114.

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Let’s explain the symbols used in this schematic.

The four (4) boxes in each battalion symbol represents the 4 companies in the battalion. The two circles under the 1st battalion indicates it is motorized. The halftrack symbol under the 2nd battalion indicates it is mounted in halftracks.

The upper symbol in the company box in the 2nd battalion indicates machineguns and the quantity of 4 heavy and 11 light. The lower symbol indicates 7.5cm gun with a quantity of 1.

The number in the lower right outside of the company box indicates there were 65 medium halftracks (SPWs) in the unit.

The 4th box to the left is the heavy weapons (schwere) company. The symbols from upper left are, 2 medium mortars (8cm) with 2 light machineguns, 6 7.5cm guns with 4 light machineguns, and 3 2cm flak guns. All of these are halftrack units.

Located below the battalions are the 9th and 10th companies. The 9th company is the s.IG or heavy infantry gun company. It has 6 Grille 1.5 cm self-propelled vehicles. (6 Grillen to the lower right). The 10th company is the pioneer company which has 6 light machine guns and 6 flamethrowers (Y symbol) and they are mounted in 7 medium SPWs.

The companies in these battalions are not quite at TO&E strength as we shall see next as we look at the official KStNs.

 

This page from the Sturmpanzer.com Panzer-Division 44 set explains the Armored Panzergrenadier Regiment, with KStN numbers for each component, description in English, and a summary of personnel counts;

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We will now look in depth at the panzergrenadier company KStN 1114c (gp)(fG) which represent the first three companies in the battalion. Although we do not include the company HQ in our OOB we will look at that component first.

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The company command is in line 2 with the staff and manpower listed in lines 4 to 19. Line 20 indicates there are 3 kettenkrads (halftrack motorcycles), and line 21 lists 2 personnel cars (shwimmwagens). On the next page (see below), line 3 lists 2 251/3 SPWs (radio halftracks, and line 4 indicates 1 2cm 251/17 SPW (AAMG halftrack).

Line 5 gives us the totals for the company HQ:

1 officer, 8 NCOs, 12 men, with 12 rifles, 3 pistols, 6 machinepistols, 2 light machineguns, 2 personnel cars, 2 Sd.Kfz. 251/3, 1 Sd.Kfz. 251/17, and 3 kettenkrads.

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This page list the manpower and equipment for the first 3 platoons (zug) in the company.

Line 8 lists the platoon commander (Zugfuhrer) while lines 10 to 17 lists the staff for a total of 8 men, mounted in a 2cm 251.17 SPW (most likely they were mounted in a 251/1 SPW).

Lines 19 through 27 indicates the three squads in the platoon (3 gruppen) with a total of 30 men (10 per squad), with 6 light machineguns. They are mounted in 3 251/1 SPWs.

The total for the platoon (line 30) is 38 men. 1, officer (1st platoon only), 5 NCOs (6 in 2nd and 3rd platoon), 32 men, with 20 rifles, 10, pistols, 8 machinepistols, 9 light machineguns, 4 Sd.Kfz. 251/1 SPWs.

Lines 33 and 35 indicated the same totals for the 2nd and 3rd platoons.

Now let’s look at the heavy (schwere) platoon

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The 4. schwere platoon has three gruppen (squads).

The first is the Flak and sMG Gruppe with 3 heavy machineguns (line 36) and 3 2cm 251/17 SPWs (line 27) with a total of 4 NCOs, 21 men (lines 18 to 25).

The second is the Gr.W. (mortar) Gruppe with 3 NCOs and 12 men mounted in 2 8cm 251/2 SPWs (line 9).

The third is the Kannon Gruppe with 2 NCOs, 6 men mounted in 2 7.5cm 251/9 SPWs (line 22).

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Line 23 lists the total manpower for the 4. (schwerer) Zug (heavy weapons platoon):

1 officer, 11 NCOs, 43 men, with 22 rifles, 19 pistols, 14 machinepistols, 3 heavy machineguns, 1 light machinegun, 1 Sd.Kfz. 251/1 SPW, 3 2cm Sd.Kfz. 251/17 SPW, 2 8cm Sd.Kfz. 251/2 SPW, 2 7.5cm Sd.Kfz. 251/9 SPW.

The next page shows us a complete summary of the Gruppe leader and all 4 platoons with manpower and weapons.

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With all in information acquired from the KsTN, we can now start creating our OOB for the 5 to 7 companies in the II./PzGr-Regt 114.

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The first 3 platoons are filled out with 38 men as listed in the KsTN. The 4. or heavy platoon shows the 3 gruppen (squads) with the HMG (251-17), mortar (251-2), and the 7.5cm artillery (251-9). As shown in the beginning of this blog in the kreigsgliederung, this unit is missing the HMG and mortars in the 4th platoon. These units would be deleted in the Scenario Editor to indicate present unit strength.

I hope these past two blogs have shown you how to create a historical German order of battle. As I have stated this can only be done accurately if you have the data necessary. Many times all this information will not be available and you have to create your full TO&E OOB and make educated guesses as to the present unit strength in the Scenario Editor.

In the next blog we will begin to explore the Soviets and all the necessary information needed to create an order of battle for them.

 

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The Strategic Masterpiece Panzer Corps now has a free IOS Version!

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Excellent news for all Panzer Corps fans! You can try this WW2 strategy game from the comfort of an IOS screen for free!

With over 18 DLC's and counting, including DLC that allows you to play as the Soviets, Americans, Germans, British in any number of different conflicts from 1939-1945 makes it certain that you will never run out of action in this gold star game. Each DLC comes action packed with its own set of scenarios, some such as (Afrika Korps) have an incredible 25 scenarios, as well as new unit types and elites to represent the changing tide of WW2. 

Perhaps Multiplayer is more to your liking? In Panzer Corps you can face your friends in an overwhelming Multiplayer experience! In Panzer Corps for IOS, the armchair general is finally put in the driver’s seat, towards glory or total annihilation!

What are you waiting for?

Grab the game here!

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