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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #30 on: 11-10-2017, 10:10:06 »
Who won the first battle btw?

The Axis won in total. There were some close rounds and very hard fights at Municipali and San Francesco flags.

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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #31 on: 13-10-2017, 10:10:11 »
Battle is TODAY at 18hGMT. Dont forget to join!  ;)







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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #32 on: 17-10-2017, 09:10:44 »


FRIDAY , 20 October , 18GMT , the map Juin'44 will be played in the Road to Glory Campaign.







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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #33 on: 20-10-2017, 14:10:57 »
Today is Battle Day

Dont forget to join!  ;)
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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #34 on: 24-10-2017, 11:10:46 »


FRIDAY , 27 October , 18GMT , the map Stoumont will be played in the campaign Road to Glory




History

Battle of Stoumont

  At dawn on 19 December, Peiper surprised the American defenders of Stoumont by sending infantry from the 2nd SS Panzergrenadier Regiment in an attack and a company of Fallschirmjäger to infiltrate their lines. He followed this with a Panzer attack, gaining the eastern edge of the town. An American tank battalion arrived but, after a two-hour tank battle, Peiper finally captured Stoumont at 10:30. Knittel joined up with Peiper and reported the Americans had recaptured Stavelot to their east. Peiper ordered Knittel to retake Stavelot. Assessing his own situation, he determined that his Kampfgruppe did not have sufficient fuel to cross the bridge west of Stoumont and continue his advance. He maintained his lines west of Stoumont for a while, until the evening of 19 December when he withdrew them to the village edge. On the same evening the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division under Maj. Gen. James Gavin arrived and deployed at La Gleize and along Peiper's planned route of advance.

German efforts to reinforce Peiper were unsuccessful. Kampfgruppe Hansen was still struggling against bad road conditions and stiff American resistance on the southern route. Schnellgruppe Knittel was forced to disengage from the heights around Stavelot. Kampfgruppe Sandig, which had been ordered to take Stavelot, launched another attack without success. Sixth Panzer Army commander Sepp Dietrich ordered Hermann Prieß, commanding officer of the I SS Panzer Corps, to increase its efforts to back Peiper's Kampfgruppe, but Prieß was unable to break through.

Small units of the U.S. 2nd Battalion, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division, attacked the dispersed units of Kampfgruppe Peiper on the morning of 21 December. They failed and were forced to withdraw, and a number were captured, including battalion commander Maj. Hal McCown. Peiper learned that his reinforcements had been directed to gather in La Gleize to his east, and he withdrew, leaving wounded Americans and Germans in the Froidcourt Castle (fr). As he withdrew from Cheneux, American paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division engaged the Germans in fierce house-to-house fighting. The Americans shelled Kampfgruppe Peiper on 22 December, and although the Germans had run out of food and had virtually no fuel, they continued to fight. A Luftwaffe resupply mission went badly when SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke insisted the grid coordinates supplied by Peiper were wrong, parachuting supplies into American hands in Stoumont.

In La Gleize, Peiper set up defenses waiting for German relief. When the relief force was unable to penetrate the Allied lines, he decided to break through the Allied lines and return to the German lines on 23 December. The men of the Kampfgruppe were forced to abandon their vehicles and heavy equipment, although most of the 800 remaining troops were able to escape.

 








 




 

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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #35 on: 26-10-2017, 10:10:36 »





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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #36 on: 31-10-2017, 11:10:15 »


FRIDAY , 3 November , 19GMT , the map Monte la Difensa will be played in the campaign Road to Glory




History

Battle of Monte la Difensa

  Monte La Difensa, (also known as Hill 960) was one of the peaks forming the Camino hill mass which formed the left-hand "gatepost" dominating the Mignano Gap, key to the U.S. Fifth Army's route to Cassino and the Liri valley and thence to Rome. The mountain itself had become a stalemate for American and British troops because of the defenses employed by the German troops, part of the Bernhardt Line.



The action was the first combat in the Italian theatre for the US-Canadian commando unit 1st Special Service Force. They were attached to the U.S. 36th Infantry Division. The 1st SSF used the special training that they had received in winter and mountain warfare to scale the mountain and overcome the Germans atop the stronghold. The cost for both sides was high though. The 1st Special Service Forces suffered a 77% casualty rate, but distinguished themselves by doing the seemingly impossible.



With the rest of 36th Division on 1st SSF's right attacking Monte Maggiore and British 56th Infantry Division (attacking Monte Camino) and British 46th Infantry Division on their left, it took 5 days heavy fighting for the Camino hill mass to be cleared. Casualties were high. After a pause to regroup the U.S. Fifth Army renewed its offensive but it took until mid-January to advance the 10 miles (16 km) to Cassino at the mouth of the Liri valley and the formidable Gustav Line defenses, where the Allies were halted by stubborn German defense until May 1944. 

 


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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #37 on: 31-10-2017, 11:10:39 »
Interesting videos about the Battle for Monte la Difensa here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKLG4F4eqkA&t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03HCM4FXEL4

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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #38 on: 31-10-2017, 11:10:39 »
Note that the First Special Service Force was one of the few units using the Johnson M1941 lmg, and the only one outside of the Pacific.

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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #39 on: 01-11-2017, 16:11:38 »
nice weather detail when rain becomes snow on the hill

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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #40 on: 01-11-2017, 16:11:26 »
Vehicle spawns at village glitch into each other and blow up.

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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #41 on: 01-11-2017, 16:11:28 »
Very interesting battle. 8) Wish we had a Johnson to use.

Would love to see screens, seems like Italian mountains are tough to do justice in the BF2 engine.

Love the stories from Jack Callowhill in that video :)

EDIT: Interestingly, this is the same unit that invaded Kiska in the Aleutians. Apparently they came ashore thinking they would find enemy but the island was abandoned. I think this lead to some friendly fire incidents when they thought they saw the enemy because they didn't realize they were the only ones on the island.
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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #42 on: 01-11-2017, 18:11:37 »
Had some hdd space problem, but here are a few pics











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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #43 on: 02-11-2017, 04:11:40 »
Interesting tidbit is that the FSSF used the M1A1 paratrooper carbine as well. If that's not already on the map :)

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Re: FH2 #2 Road to Glory - A CMP Campaign
« Reply #44 on: 03-11-2017, 19:11:06 »
Battle of Monte la Difensa will start in 30 minutes. Join up!   ;)