About This File
This is a relatively easy single player scenario, and a good one for some multiplayer action as well.
It's January 1966. Along with the winter came hordes of Soviets attacking from the East.
You are Castle Six One, commander of a company of Centurion tanks on their way to help an infantry unit beat off a Soviet attack.
The West Germans were supposed to be sending a company of tanks to cover your flank, but they haven't shown up.
Listen closely to your radios for new orders, and consider pulling back to coordinate from the rear if things get too thick.
You have two batteries of 155, and a mortar battery ready to drop smoke or HE any time you need.
The scenario ends after 180 minutes, or the completion of your orders.
As no Centurion is currently playable, the Sho't Kal is used as a rather good stand in. Perhaps in the near future we'll have a playable Centurion as well.
The Sho't Kal does not have a .50 ranging gun like the British Centurion, so the TC's station mounts an M2 with the Specter scope. This may be useful against light armor.
British infantry have M47 Dragon launchers to simulate weapons like the BAT/MOBAT/WOMBAT recoilless rifle.
Your units are on their way to fairly good positions already. Your driver will take your tank to a fighting position as well, but it might not be the best spot for you to be in unless you really want to shoot at something.
According to the Wiki, the T-55A has ~200mm of armor on it's frontal arc. The L36 APDS is rated for some 270mm of penetration, despite this, I found it somewhat anemic against the T-55, and switched it for the slightly later L52 APDS in the Centurion due to the relatively few ready rounds carried, and the poor (more like lack of) an FCS. This round will not be getting you one hit kills either, and some parts of the T-55 seem to be nearly immune to it.
There are several versions uploaded:
The original - Player vehicles are the Sho't Kal
Ver.A - Player vehicles are re-equipped with the M111 "Hetz" APFSDS round. "What if" you had better ammunition?
Ver.B - Player vehicles are replaced with the Leopard AS1, which was used in some scenarios as a stand-in for the Centurion in past versions.
Ver.C - Player vehicles are replaced with the M60A3 (TTS). Thermals are disabled. Gives you a good chance to use this tank in a pre-made scenario.
Ver.E - "Easy Mode", with a hint of British flavor. Player vehicles are the Challenger 2, with thermals disabled.
These scenario files are PW protected. I suggest you refrain from using the option to see everything in the AAR until you've run it a few times.
I'll upload a revised version without passwords in a few weeks once the novelty has worn off for your editing delight.
What's New in Version 1.0.3 See changelog
Final update. Removed the M2HB as the ranging MG was thought completely unsuitable for use against APCs and replaced it with the M240.
Changed the password for both sides to "A" to allow users who bothered to read this to edit the mission.
Or maybe it was "a". Either way, you can get in there and mod it now.