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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by nysä on 28-11-2020, 07:11:58 »
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Off-Topic / Re: Which kind of music are you listening to?
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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by nysä on 27-11-2020, 06:11:07 »


US paratrooper examining abandoned/destroyed Marder I from Pz.Jg.Abt. 709, Sainte-Mère-Église.
Stationed at Câtelet, 1./Pz.Jg.Abt. 709 had 9 x Marder I, 2./ 12 x 7.5cm s.Pak and 3./ 9 x 3.7cm Flak (Mot.)
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FRIDAY , November 27th, 19hUTC , the map Bastogne will be played in The Last Offensive Forgotten Hope 2 Campaign

History
"The 101st Airborne formed an all-round perimeter using the 502nd PIR on the northwest shoulder to block the 26th Volksgrenadier, the 506th PIR to block entry from Noville, the 501st PIR defending the eastern approach, and the 327th GIR scattered from Marvie in the southeast to Champs in the west along the southern perimeter, augmented by engineer and artillery units plugging gaps in the line. The division service area to the west of Bastogne had been raided the first night, causing the loss of almost its entire medical company, and numerous service troops were used as infantry to reinforce the thin lines. CCB of the 10th Armored Division, severely weakened by losses to its Team Desobry (Maj. William R. Desobry), Team Cherry (Lt. Col. Henry T. Cherry), and Team O'Hara (Lt. Col. James O'Hara) in delaying the Germans, formed a mobile "fire brigade" of 40 light and medium tanks (including survivors of CCR 9th Armored Division and eight replacement tanks found unassigned in Bastogne).

Three artillery battalions were commandeered and formed a temporary artillery group. Each had twelve 155 mm (6.1 in) howitzers, providing the division with heavy firepower in all directions restricted only by its limited ammunition supply. Col. Roberts, commanding CCB, also rounded up 600+ stragglers from the rout of VIII Corps and formed Team SNAFU as a further stopgap force.

Many of the artillery guns were used in a direct fire role against enemy armor, with over 2000 rounds used for this purpose on December 20. The division's antiaircraft batteries were also moved into the front lines to fire against enemy armor to augment their 57mm anti-tank guns

As a result of the powerful American defense to the north and east, XLVII Panzer Corps commander Gen. von Lüttwitz decided to encircle Bastogne and strike from the south and southwest, beginning the night of 20/21 December. German Panzer reconnaissance units had initial success, nearly overrunning the American artillery positions southwest of Bastogne before being stopped by a makeshift force. All seven highways leading to Bastogne were cut by German forces by noon on 21 December, and by nightfall the conglomeration of airborne and armored infantry forces were recognized by both sides as being surrounded.
The American soldiers were outnumbered approximately 5-1 and were lacking in cold-weather gear, ammunition, food, medical supplies, and senior leadership (as many senior officers, including the 101st's commander—Major General Maxwell Taylor—were elsewhere). Due to the worst winter weather in memory, the surrounded U.S. forces could not be resupplied by air nor was tactical air support available due to cloudy weather.
However, the two Panzer divisions of the XLVII Panzer Corps—after using their mobility to isolate Bastogne, continued their mission towards the Meuse on 22 December, rather than attacking Bastogne with a single large force. They left just one regiment behind to assist the 26th Volksgrenadier Division in capturing the crossroads. The XLVII Panzer Corps probed different points of the southern and western defensive perimeter in echelon, where Bastogne was defended by just a single airborne regiment and support units doubling as infantry. This played into the American advantage of interior lines; the defenders were able to shift artillery fire and move their limited ad hoc armored forces to meet each successive assault."





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Off-Topic / Re: The Official Babe Thread
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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by nysä on 26-11-2020, 05:11:00 »


Captain Brady from the 35th Tank Battalion.
Spoiler
"During the two days at Guebling (11/44), the 10th Armored Infantry Battalion suffered 181 casualties. The 35th Tank Battalion had only 15 medium tanks remaining that were fit for action (this out of a total complement of 53).
The 35th also lost one of their most experienced company commanders, Captain Brady, who suffered the loss of his arm during the battle. (Years later, at a reunion of the members of the division, Brady lamented that the 37th Tank Battalion seemed to always garner the lion's share of the division's fame. Pointing to his missing arm, he reminded his audience that the 35th had done more than their share of fighting.)"
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FH2 Help / Support / Re: Error opening FH2
« Last post by jan_kurator on 25-11-2020, 15:11:08 »
I downloaded the launcher again and now it's working....
congratulations! you did what I've told you to long time ago, and it works! what a surprise ::)

Fixed something in the launcher?
No. The link provided is still the same, and it's there exactly for the purpose of fixing the issue you had. It is a copy of FH2 Launcher excluding the CMP content, so it's impossible to have the CMP related error message.
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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« Last post by nysä on 25-11-2020, 07:11:20 »


Nyíregyháza, October 1944.
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FH2 Help / Support / Re: Error opening FH2
« Last post by Doc X on 24-11-2020, 20:11:54 »
I downloaded the launcher again and now it's working. Did nothing like befor. Fixed something in the launcher?
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