Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - LtJimmy

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 24
General Discussion / Re: FH2Tournament Campaign #1 begins
« on: 10-09-2012, 12:09:10 »
There are however Maori units, for example:

I'm a New Zealander so I know all about the illustrious 28th :P
Jumpin jiminy
Sheiks jimmies have been rustled. My work here is done.

General Discussion / Re: FH2Tournament Campaign #1 begins
« on: 10-09-2012, 04:09:15 »
72nd Maori Armoured Division
There is no and never has been a 72nd Maori Armoured Division.
Please explain.

Announcements / Re: It Goes Bang - Forgotten Hope 2 Update
« on: 10-09-2012, 01:09:50 »
72nd Maori Armoured Division
There is no and never has been a 72nd Maori Armoured Division.

Developer Blogs / Re: The road to Prokhorovka
« on: 21-08-2012, 07:08:47 »
Legend has it that scores of Panthers and Tigers were smashed by endless waves of T-34's, which is kinda interesting since no Panthers and four (sorry, memory failed about three) Tigers (out of initial 35 in the entire II SS PzKorps) were operational (15 total, but operational on paper is not the same as being able to fire and manoeuver). So there would be ~200 German tanks, mostly III and IV, with the odd StuG, II, and 38(t)) versus ~800 Soviet tanks (not all committed to action), ~450 T-34's, ~250 T-70's and the odd Churchill, SU-76, and SU-122 (no 85's or 152's). So the largest tank battle in history is actually either the Battle of Hannut or the Battle of Gembloux, in both of which almost 700 Panzers faced ~600 French tanks. (Would really be in the spirit of FH to have either or both in the mod!)

The weather was not dusty, but rainy and muddy, hampering tank movement. Rain was in intermittent showers, however, allowing massive air operations on both sides, fighter strength being too low on both sides to prevent these much (or in some cases, at all). Too bad most of the Soviet air raids were against 48th Panzer Korps, not against II SS Pz Korps. Visibility was often obscured by smoke, not dust; "dust" might or might not have originally been a translation error (so even reading a correct primary source one can arrive at the wrong conclusion).

The II SS PzKorps lost from 5 July to 23 July 36 tanks fully destroyed, 19 of which were between 5 July and 11 July, so at most 17 were completely lost at Prokhorovka.

By their own account, the Soviets lost 400 tanks to repairable damage (to all causes; losses to aircraft were particularly heavy). This in addition to those lost to irrepairable. Total losses would be around ~600, because on July 13 the 5th Guards Tank army had 150 to 200 tanks (out of initial ~800) still operational.

Tactically, it was a German victory, on a strategic scale, it was another Charge of the Light Brigade or Operations Market/Garden, because dear old Gefreiter then finally proved he only had one ball and instead of throwing the panzer reserves into the gap made by II SS - remember that Prokhorovka was a Soviet counterattack because the Germans had already made it through the defensive line there and would have been able to break through in their rear if not checked - made another of his strategically sound decisions to cancel the entire Zitadelle offensive and withdraw the entire II SS PzKorps which made no frakking sense, considering that it was the unit that was furthest into the gap and the Leibstandarte could and would never make it to Sicily in time. The Leibstandarte did leave their (still functional) heavy equipment behind (however, Das Reich and Totenkopf would put it into good use), however, which would further help to fuel the "SS were pwn3d" legend.
TIL :)

Developer Blogs / Re: The road to Prokhorovka
« on: 20-08-2012, 07:08:06 »
Isn't there some sort of debate in the historical community as to what, if anything happened at Prokhorovka. I remember hearing from somewhere that at best the debate is only over what forces took part, or the weather as mentioned by vM and at worst the battle has been exaggerated to such a degree for many years after WW2, the Germans and Soviets had an interest to inflate the size and scope of the battle - the Germans to save face from loosing and the Soviets to explain such high losses.

Off-Topic / Re: For our MLP Fans
« on: 02-08-2012, 13:08:41 »

I only came here for Sheik's reply. Disappointed. OP does not deliver.

General Discussion / Re: Omaha Beach for FH2
« on: 18-07-2012, 11:07:34 »
Hahaha, good one guys, a dev listening to a forum posted suggestion...
You guys so crazy...
devs listening... suggestions...
I love the jokes on these forums.

General Discussion / Re: FH2 v2.45 Changelog discussion!
« on: 13-07-2012, 15:07:55 »
Added New Zealand win/lose music
New Zealand thanks you. If I may ask what did you end up going with?

Announcements / Re: Road to Forgotten Hope 2.45
« on: 11-07-2012, 12:07:55 »
Looks like a awesome update. Has the M3 Lee/Grant 37mm Cupola view been fixed?

Developer Blogs / Re: Schadenfreude is the best Freude
« on: 30-06-2012, 13:06:47 »
Great update guys! One complaint however: The current image host you are using for those pictures has an assload of ads. Would it be possible to use a different image hosting site next time please?

Suggestions / Re: The Panzerwurfmine
« on: 17-06-2012, 06:06:37 »
Looks to big too be on his utility belt therefore I call false. Besides everybody knows Batman would use an exploding bat-a-rang to disable the tracks, then proceed to wail on the crew after they'd bailed out.

Suggestions / Re: The Panzerwurfmine
« on: 15-06-2012, 07:06:10 »
...but that's up to the devs.
More accurately put would be if a dev FEELS like doing it, other then that: NOPE.

General Discussion / Re: FH2 Thursday Reloaded!
« on: 14-06-2012, 05:06:57 »
But it's Thursday now... Oh right I live in the future.
But seriously I'll be there or as I like to put it:

Yay! a new update... wait a minute... aww you had my hopes up.

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 24