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  • Looks like the yellow spots are destroyed tanks. Well, destroyed for exercise purposes.

    As for the other questions, I think I can answer.

    If you didn't give any orders, your Zuge simply followed the Kompanie, or the last orders given to them. If you weren't eliminated from the exercise, you can give orders for the next phase, etc. until you're eliminated or the exercise terminates.

    I'm assuming that as characters are eliminated, that new characters will be able to take their place. I'd assume that if you were the senior Oberleutenant that you would get promoted to Hauptmann if the Kompanie commander was killed, and the former commander could respawn as a subordinate after the inevitable command shuffle took place.

    Oh, and Khryses, I'm a Hauptfeldwebel, not an Oberleutenant.
    Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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    • Perfectly correct on all counts, Tac Covert

      You're definitely not out of the Sim Cheetah, you're actually under heavy steel-cored fire... which your tanks have fortunately been armoured against

      And sorry about the rank-shift - the rank Hauptfeldwebel disappeared from the table I was using, will return it in the next update if I can find it again.
      Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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      • Hauptfeldwebel Heinz reports via his Panzer's transmitter-reciever (IIRC the command tracks have full radios, while the others have only recievers):

        "Mein Hauptmann, I have three Kompainen of infanterie in the open with only 2 PAK. It appears the OpFor has left his defense line in the ridge. With only a little help, my Zuge can sweep North then East, peeling them away from the ridge and crushing them in the open field."

        Heinz, his Panzer back behind cover, has one of the riflemen covering his track check on the MGs that were emplaced to the North of the town.....

        "Find out how much ammunition they have, and if they can suppress those PAKs. The infantry is worthless out there in the open, but those guns can still be dangerous. If we can suppress them, my Panzers can ride his infanterie down!"

        Hauptfeldwebel Heinz then settles down in his turret to await a response from the Hauptmann. With only another Zuge at his disposal, he could drive those Kompanies like cattle.......Infantry in an open field without trenches is next to worthless.....
        Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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        • Originally posted by Khryses View Post
          Perfectly correct on all counts, Tac Covert

          You're definitely not out of the Sim Cheetah, you're actually under heavy steel-cored fire... which your tanks have fortunately been armoured against

          And sorry about the rank-shift - the rank Hauptfeldwebel disappeared from the table I was using, will return it in the next update if I can find it again.
          I know that I have two other tanks with me. But you did say in the update that mine is "destroyed" and to shut down my engine to await the end of tactical exercise.

          I assume that I can still direct the two other panzers?

          Dan
          Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

          "Aim small, miss small."

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          • Originally posted by Cheetah772 View Post
            I know that I have two other tanks with me. But you did say in the update that mine is "destroyed" and to shut down my engine to await the end of tactical exercise.

            I assume that I can still direct the two other panzers?

            Dan
            Really?

            My bad, I thought Dashy had handed command over to you in Sea Rose 5, rather than 3. Your vehicle is still operational.

            Also, further research suggests that Hauptfeldwebel is in fact a senior NCO-rank.

            As such, all Hauptfeldwebels are summarily boosted to command rank as Leutnants or Oberleutnants.

            Sorry for the confusion...
            Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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            • Hauptmann Hans Müller calls Major Johann von Ravenstein over the radio. "Major, I request that you release Oberleutnant Julius Schmidt and his 1 Zuge from reserve, so that they can help Hauptfeldwebel Erwin Heinz, who has requested support to defeat enemy forces sitting out in the open. Also, despite his rank, I will be designating Hauptfeldwebel Erwin Heinz as the commander of this Kampfgruppe, so that he can employ his tactical plan efficiently."
              A wild liberal appears! Conservative uses logical reasoning and empirical evidence! It's super effective! Wild liberal faints.

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              • Originally posted by Khryses View Post
                A third Panzer is knocked out from Oblt. Vosburgh's Zug as the three Zuege continue suppressing fire onto the enemy positions... but the with the current doctrine of fire-or-move, the attack has clearly stalled.


                Hans lifted his face from his hands and surveyed the field, his Zuge were moving up with the infantry but not firing until they stopped. The infantry were being forced to use tactics from the Great war due to the fact the tank support is either moving or firing from a distance.

                Hans grabbed his radio "Zuge attacking the Hill, move! get around the trenches and behind! dont stop to fire until you are behind!".

                Hans then switches the Bandwith so he is directly radioing the Major "Major, Zuge 1 has taken heavy casualties while attacking the hill, do i have permission to pull them back? the enemy is on the point of retreat. I can also see an opportunity to outflank the enemy once we have taken the hill, the three Kompanies massing to attack Haputfledwebel Heinz, can i call up Zuge 2 to carry out this task? May i alos suggest we change the Panzer firing doctrine to something more fluid? our tanks are being shot up on these hills!" the message was taken down by the radio operator to give to the Major.

                Hans then grabbed his personal glass bottle beside his jumping chair and took a swig, his driver, looking back over his sholder, gave him a quizzcal look, Hans shouted to him "Anger gives you thirst!"
                Task Force Regenbogen- Support and Paras

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                • Robert Fritz's Tactical Orders

                  Muttering something under his breath, Robert Fritz, the new commander of 3. Zuge of 2. Kompanie, sat back in his commander seat. He sighed, then barked out a fresh order to his driver, "Keep moving, I want 3. Zuge to move around the hill on the left flank, let's not give the Paks a nice stationary target!"

                  Thinking aloud, "Should I open the hatch and signal the other tanks to follow me? Good Lord, I'm not that brave!" Immediately, he turned the turret and began targetting enemy troops, to keep them pinned down. He silently hoped that the other tank would follow him, after all, a panzer team is supposed to stay together!

                  Fritz's panzer slowly, but truly started moving toward the left flank of the hill, praying that he would not mess up his chance of getting some glory for himself....

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                  I'm not sure, but did the panzers have command radios? I'm not sure if Fritz could communicate with the other remaining tank...

                  I guess I'm gonna do my homework on my tank!

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                  ***Okay, my order is modified...
                  Last edited by Cheetah772; 22 Sep 10, 23:11.
                  Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                  "Aim small, miss small."

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                  • The command tracks have transmitter-recievers, the other tanks have only recievers. You are the gunner for your tank, so you can't effectively fire and track targets, and use the radio. Your tanks alson only have 2 MGs, so don't look for a whole lot of firepower, suppression is definitely the order of the day for those assaulting the dug-in infantry.
                    Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                    • LOL! I should have done my homework first! It seems that my tank only holds 2 crew members, and its weapon is a pair of 7.92 MG13.

                      But I don't know what type of radio it has, according to the Internet, it says it has FuG2 radio, but is it only a receiving radio, unable to transmit orders?

                      Should I modify my orders...?

                      Dan
                      Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                      "Aim small, miss small."

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                      • Originally posted by Cheetah772 View Post
                        Muttering something under his breath, Robert Fritz, the new commander of 3. Zuge of 2. Kompanie, sat back in his commander seat. He sighed, then barked out a fresh order to his driver, "Keep moving, I want 3. Zuge to move around the hill on the left flank, let's not give the Paks a nice stationary target!"

                        Turning to his gunner, he issued another order, "I want you to mow down anything that moves out there. Target enemy troops. Watch out for Paks. I don't want them to move too close to our tanks!" His gunner obeyed him promptly, turning the main gun toward several enemy targets...

                        Finally, Fritz got on his radio and issued fresh orders to his other remaining tank, ordering him to follow and support my advance around the left flank of the hill.

                        Fritz's panzer team slowly, but truly started moving toward the left flank of the hill, praying that he would not mess up his chance of getting some glory for himself....

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                        I'm not sure, but did the panzers have command radios? I'm not sure if Fritz could communicate with the other remaining tank...

                        I guess I'm gonna do my homework on my tank!
                        At this point specific command tanks had transmitters, but Hans drove off in that one when he was promoted.

                        I believe you have receivers, but you'll need to lean out of the tank and use signal flags at this point to issue orders.

                        Aren't early-war tanks wonderful?
                        Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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                        • Originally posted by Khryses View Post
                          At this point specific command tanks had transmitters, but Hans drove off in that one when he was promoted.

                          I believe you have receivers, but you'll need to lean out of the tank and use signal flags at this point to issue orders.

                          Aren't early-war tanks wonderful?
                          Wonderful! Yes! No.

                          Okay, I'm gonna modify my orders.

                          Dan
                          Major James Holden, Georgia Badgers Militia of Rainbow Regiment, American Civil War

                          "Aim small, miss small."

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                          • Hauptgefrieter Lutz edges the panzer up to the northern edge of town, careful not to get too close to the VIPs. Leutenant (Since I can't be a Hauptfeldwebel ) Heinz clambers out of the turret and dashes up the stairs yelling over his shoulder "Lutz, let me know if anyone comes over the reciever for me!"

                            Heinz finds Saxwell, who is busy directing his MG34 crew. Heinz takes a quick look about with his Zeiss binos, taking advantage of the elevation. Saxwell gets done resiting his obviously newly trained gun crew and turns to Heinz.

                            "Saxwell, I'm going to need some of your riflemen to come off of the line and clear these civilians out of the street. Another Zuge of panzers may shortly be moving up them, and I want them to direct the panzers straight through town and to the North. If I can get reinforcements, we're going to go on the offensive against those infantry"

                            "That's more infantry than my little Zuge can handle!"

                            "I know, you'll stay in the town and move out for the ridge once we've started to drive the infantry off. Use your MGs to suppress the PAKs so they don't stop our advance."

                            Leutenant Heinz takes one last look through his binos at the 3 infantry companies arrayed just a thousand yards distant, then dashes back down the stairs and into his Panzer.

                            "Lutz, let's move, back to the Zuge's position." As the Panzer turns back onto the road, Heinz sees a squad of Saxwells infantry escorting civilians off the road, though some of the junior officers present are arguing and voicing their disapproval at mere Gefreiters telling them what to do. Leutenant Heinz sits up in his turret and starts yelling and waving his arms at one of the nuisance Leutenants...... "Actung, MEIN GOTT! Are you a Dummkopf?! CLEAR THE ROAD, Can't you see there are panzers moving here! Get out of the way! Schnell Schnell!!!!!!"
                            Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                            • As Hans surveyed the field he noticed the commander of his former Zuge leaning out the side of his panzer waving frantically with variously colured flags.

                              Hans looked to his side and noticed Von Loewes former command Panzer, the old Hauptmann having been evacuated off the field. Hans leaned over to his driver and shouted "Drive to Leutenant Fritz and give him control of this tank, tell him to send his tank up here and i'll put it in reserve."

                              Hans leapt off the Panzer as it roared into life and sprang away toward the frantic Leutenant Fritz, he strolled toward the abandoned command tank, shouted at the driver, who was smoking outside the tank, clambered in the command Panzer, tuned the radio to his bandwith, and awaited the majors orders.
                              Task Force Regenbogen- Support and Paras

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                              • "ACHTUNG!!! ACHTUUUUUUNG!!! Right, I want you lot with the first MG over there, behind that hedge with your ark of fire ranging North to North-West, second crew, North-West to west. There are 3 hostile paks out there and we need to supress them as much as humanly possible so that our clunky friends down there can go and give them what for! Now, I do not want to see any MG support teams loafing as ability to adjust according to our enemys moovement is critical.

                                I want 5 volunteers to clear the streets of civilians so the panzers can have unrestricted movement. And NONE of your albernheit!

                                The rest of you riflemen, on the flanks, we dont want any of those verstohlene *******e getting behind us. DO I MAKE MYSELF KLAR?
                                SCHNELL!! SCHNELL!!"

                                Alberich felt ill at ease as his men saluted and buisied themselves with his orders. While crude, overwhelming tactics were often effective. just look at those newfangled solos the negro jazz pianists took these days...
                                Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
                                ~Noam Chomsky

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