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Announcements / Re: Duck Hunt - A Forgotten Hope 2 Update
« on: 01-09-2019, 14:09:26 »
Trench gun? Remington Model 11?

Nice minimalistic Sotka :o
The six-spoke wheels are kinda post-war thing (on Finnish T-34 m1941s, anyway), but otherwise really great job!

Ihantala / Re: Ihantala 64
« on: 31-08-2019, 14:08:56 »
Hey, thanks for listening. If you want colour schemes, here's one:

Personally, I wouldn't give much value to imaginative colour plates, even though they still seem quite popular.
If you take your time to inspect the photographs, you will notice that they were much darker, thoroughly painted with olive/dark green and dark brown stripes, patches. Like mentioned earlier, the initial camo work was already done in the Northern Baltic theatre, where approx. 50% of the land area is forest (i.e. something to consider when applying the camouflage).
Also, some vehicles had concrete applied on the superstructure front, plus logs on the sponson sides and the armoured driver's visor, characteristics that were soon copied by the Finns.

Erkki Käkelä has mentioned, how Finnish troops made jokes about German assault guns - how sloppily camouflage was done (no use of templates) and how poorly the logs were put in place; "like careless firewood in a woodshed".

Ihantala / Re: Ihantala 64
« on: 31-08-2019, 11:08:42 »
Sorry for being a necromantic wehraboo again. The custom dunkelgelb skin on the StuG/StuH is a nice touch, but it is historically a bit inaccurate. I guess the idea came from the famous picture of a Sturmhaubitze 42 racing down the Ihantala road:


However, this is one of the replacement vehicles rushed straight from ALKETT factory, as couple StuG.Brig. 303 assault guns fell into the harbour, while unloading the cargo in 22 June 1944, Helsinki. According to "Panzers in Finland", the replacements were shipped immediately from the factory and the crews of the sunken vehicles stayed in HKI waiting for the delivery.

Since there are no "middle production" StuG III Ausf. G or StuH 42 in the game, the easiest fix would be camouflage the current "early" StuGs. Most assault guns from StuG.Brig. 303 were assembled in 1943 (some even earlier), numbered and in full camouflage, painted dominantly in dark brown and olive green:


Assembled: MIAG, 11.1943

Alkett, 04-08.1943

Alkett, 11-12.1943

It's also worth mentioning that the combat experience of the brigade gained at front in four months prior to being sent to Finland was rather high: 3./StuG.Brig. 303 alone claimed 46 Soviet tanks in the northern Baltic area.

refer: Kuusela: "Wehrmachtin Panssarit Suomessa" ("Panzers in Finland"), Müller: "Sturmgeschütz III Vol. 2", Erkki Käkelä & Panssarikilta

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 30-08-2019, 12:08:19 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 30-08-2019, 10:08:43 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 29-08-2019, 06:08:42 »

Vuosalmi bridgehead, 9 July 1944.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 28-08-2019, 07:08:15 »

Kovel, 5 April 1944.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 27-08-2019, 06:08:32 »

Okinawa, 4 May 1945.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 26-08-2019, 09:08:39 »

Kangaroo "Joan-Margot", accompanied by troops of the Lincoln & Welland Regiment.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 25-08-2019, 17:08:18 »

An early Jagdpanzer 38(t) abandoned/destroyed in Frýdek-Místek (Ostrava), May 1945.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 23-08-2019, 09:08:18 »
Good info. Hopefully there will be more of M4A3(105) in some future maps/updates. Gotta love its versatility.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-08-2019, 07:08:11 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 21-08-2019, 17:08:55 »

Rue d'Amiens, Arras.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 19-08-2019, 11:08:16 »

The Bulge 1945.
From all German AFVs used during "Wacht am Rhein", the StuG III had the highest overall availability - with an avarage of 269 - from 16 December 1944 to 16 January 1945. In comparison, availability of Panther and Panzer IV/70 plummeted by half.

Suggestions / Re: NEW TANKS
« on: 19-08-2019, 09:08:00 »
It can have it’s top speed of 8mph and be a slow moving pillbox until an IL-2 ends it 8)

Depends on who you are asking. According to an English report, "senior engineer and electrical specialist, Otto Zadnik told an independent observer - one of those present when earlier vehicles were examined - that the performance of the Maus was equal to that of the Panther. The Maus was very easy to handle and had enormous tractive power, for it was able to negotiate gradients up to 39 degrees."
This statement was also backed up by Ferry Porsche's memoirs "the engineers involved in the trials and even neutral observers were convinced the Maus was no way inferior to the Tiger in terms of maneuverability... My father himself drove the Maus a number of times and thoroughly satisfied with the 20 kph (12.4. mph) capability of this quick design."

But yes, Kummersdorf would make a fun map with 1st Ukrainian Front vs. the Maus 205/02, Volkssturm and some elements from the PzKp Kummersdorf. One of those funnies was supposedly the immobile test version of VK.45.02 (P) -

The topic has been recently revised in Michael Fröhlich's brand new book; "Der anderer Tiger".

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