Delaying Action at Ogledow Redux

South East Poland. Sandomierz bridgehead west bank Vistula River.
On August 10th 1944, the 1st Ukranian Front penetrated the defensive line of the 4th German Panzer Army near Sandomierz creating a bridgehead on the west bank of the Vistula. The Germans countered with 5 divisions, including the 16th Panzer. Their attack stalled southeast of Szyldow near the village of Ogledlow. German blocking positions left in the village were meager given the enemy strength just to the east. Having to withdraw, protection Szyldow and the road net to the rear was now priority for the Germans. To accomplish this task, Red Army tank formations would have to be broken up.

This is an updated battle based on player feedback. Play it again for the map alone.

WHAT VERSION OF COMBAT MISSION IS THE FILE FOR? CM : RED THUNDER
WHAT IS THE SCENARIO / MAP TITLE? Delaying Action at Ogledow Redux
FILE TYPE? SCENARIO PLAYABLE AS H2H AND VS AI
DOES THE SCENARIO / MAP REQUIRE BATTLEFRONT DLC OR MODS? YES [PLEASE ADVISE WHAT IS REQUIRED IN DESCRIPTION FIELD]
WHAT SIZE IS THE BATTLE? MEDIUM
WHAT ARE THE MAP DIMESIONS? Medium
WHAT TYPE OF BATTLE IS THIS? ATTACK
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE SCENARIO? 30 – 44 MINUTES
WHERE IS THE SCENARIO / MAP BASED? SOVIET UNION [RED THUNDER]
WHEN IS THE SCENARIO BASED? AUGUST 1943
WHAT TIME OF DAY IS THE SCENARIO BASED? DAWN
WHAT IS THE WEATHER IN THE SCENARIO? MIST
NATIONALITY OF SIDE ONE German or Soviet
NATIONALITY OF SIDE TWO German or Soviet
THIS SCENARIO IS BEST PLAYED AS… H2H, SIDE ONE VS AI, SIDE TWO VS AI
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7 Comments on "Delaying Action at Ogledow Redux"

  1. Paul Klimstra | June 1, 2016 at 1:47 am | Reply

    What mods are required?

  2. None, the scenario does not require mods. The reference to mods above is an error.

  3. I much liked the overall setup. The weather was a good reason for why you’d be forced into such close engagements in spite of having superior accuracy at range playing as the German force.

    The downside was undoubtedly the skill level of the Red Army units. Units where all tank crews are Veterans, or even Crack troops is IMHO rarely funny, especially not in this case. Veteran and Crack IS-2s with tank riders turning up at extremely short range when you’re not even equipped with basic infantry AT weapons is something I consider way over the top, and it made my Tigers with at best Regular experience almost completely unable to tackle them. The only alternative way to deal with them that I can think of would’ve been to gather them all up and crash them into the IS-2s, which would not have been very amusing or realistic.

    • Thanks for the feedback. Through a personal message, i would be interested in your final score. Dont want spoilers here.

      • I’m afraid I can’t recall scores. It was a Draw though. For what it’s worth, I tried changing the soft skills in the editor, as well as change the heavy German tanks to King Tigers like the briefing said.

        I set the soft skills to Typical for both sides for all units, and it really didn’t seem to change the relative skills of the German and Russians much. Both seemed to stay about as good compared to one another, and it did put the Fog of War back into the mission, which I feel was missing before.

        I’m not sure how much the King Tigers made a difference compared to the Tigers. Though I fared much better, it was also the 3rd time I’d played the scenario, so I wasn’t entirely unprepared for some things to put it mildly, though I did take care not to exploit that knowledge.

        As an aside, there appears to be a German halftrack placed inside a building, infantry not inside same building, and some gravestones inside buildings around the church.

        Tiny spoiler: Some Russian infantry commander appears to be traveling by foot, I suspect he’s supposed to be riding on tanks with his unit?

  4. Thanks again. Given the popularity of the time frame and tactical situation, another (Redux II) will be posted. This update concentrated on the map. The next one will incorporate additional feedback like yours and new AI plans for replay. Figure in a few weeks. Thanks for the email comments I received from other players too.

  5. Played AI vs. German. So I hate to be a bummer but there is really no need for the halftracks (Other than for Russian targets!) I had them retreat immediately. Other than that the initial unit set up could be better (halftrack in a building), doesn’t really entirely matter I suppose because anyone worth their snuff will move their pixel soldiers around. My panthers ended up being entirely overkill for those poor T-34-76’s. But the IS-2’s were made of tougher stuff and certainly made the game.

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