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About Panzer_Leader

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 10/28/1974

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  • Location
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Interests
    Ancient and military history, especially manoeuvre warfare. Krav Maga, bootcamp and running.
  • Occupation
    Managing Director, digital media.

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  1. And some road rage with heavy weapons?
  2. Good to know, thanks very much for confirming Ssnake.
  3. Great, nice work Rotareneg! Thanks.
  4. Ouch! Is that bug reported? BRDM-2 AT's are key in at least three of my scenarios, so having them ineffective renders them thin-skinned targets only. It's funny, because last time I played one of the scenarios (Mechanized Infantry Company Team Attack at Gershausen 1987) I remember thinking the return fire from the AT battery was low / non-existent but didn't follow it up in the AAR. Definitely a good one to have fixed in the next update if true.
  5. Planning to attend.
  6. Definitely worth another go. It's the first time things have "clicked" and I've enjoyed using a 2A4 for a long time.
  7. It was great to have you back on the team. We look forward to seeing you more often over the European winter months.
  8. You will return like the prodigal son!
  9. Planning to be there.
  10. Great screenies and even better skins Splash - thanks for your help! I hope you enjoyed seeing your skins in their natural habitat
  11. Version 1.0


    You command Combat Team C (CT C) of Battle Group Leopard (BG Leopard), comprised C Company, 5th/7th Royal Australian Regiment (Mechanised), with a tank troop from B Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment cross-attached and a cavalry troop from A Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment attached. You have two platoons of M113A1, two M113A1 and a M113/FO in company headquarters and one troop of Leopard AS1 at your disposal. A troop of LAV-25 from A Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and one Leopard AS1 with Track Width Mine Plough from HQ Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment are attached. A battery of six M198 155 mm howitzers with HE and SMOKE from 8th/12th Medium Regiment is available for indirect fire support. BG Leopard has been ordered by commander 1 Brigade to conduct an advance to contact, identify the composition of the suspected enemy security outpost in QUINTUS, then attack and clear QUINTUS of enemy forces and hold it against possible counter-attack before BG Leopard moves forward in preparation to clear axis CEDAR GROVE-CEDAR VALE. Combat Team C has been ordered by BG Leopard to: a) V11 to advance to contact and confirm reinforcement of QUINTUS by T-55 or PT-76 no later than H+60. b) Upon release of CT C, conduct quick attack to clear QUINTUS and hold against possible counter-attack from direction CEDAR GROVE. Major, the plan to complete the mission is up to you. Panzer_Leader, October 2017
  12. Has anyone else here read 'The Breaking Point: Sedan and the Fall of France, 1940' by Robert Doughty? I bought it after reviewing this reading list (https://fromthegreennotebook.com/2016/07/15/so-you-want-to-learn-about-maneuver-warfare/) - I hadn't come across it before - and am close to finishing it now. Although it's written in a rather dry, matter-of-fact style, it contains some really interesting learnings, in my opinion, for those interested in the study and practice of manoeuvre warfare, including: - The impact superior junior leadership, mission tactics / command, leading from the front (e.g. Balck, Guderian) and aggressiveness (e.g. Guderian's acceptance of risk to his left flank in order to push XIX Panzer Corps immediately west after crossing the Meuse) can have to mission success - French lack of understanding of the potential rapidity of German manoeuvre, e.g. expecting to have days while German forces built up prior to attempting a crossing of the Meuse, even after Poland - French lack of command and control. This is probably the best account I've ever read of how lack of appropriate, timely command and control can contribute to defeat - French lack of reserves. It seems the French committed all forces to defence at every echelon from Division down. There was only one unsuccessful local and one (planned) Corps counter-attack after the Germans crossed the Meuse. Again, another great teaching point for me about the importance of reserves (continually reinforced by @Gibsonmduring TEWTs!) There's more but, overall, this book provides an excellent study of the benefits of manoeuvre warfare well conducted on one hand and its antithesis (the French seemed ready for a replay of World War 1's attrition warfare) on the other. I'd definitely recommend it for those interested in the theory and practice of manoeuvre warfare like me.
  13. It's only the first time in the 6.5 years I've lived in New Zealand that we've beaten the All Blacks... I had given up hope of it ever happening again.
  14. Planning to be there. I may be a little late, but should join by 1930 AEDT.