[DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

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[DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

Postby [EUG]MadMat » Thu 23 Mar 2017 16:33

Today's "Division of the Week" highlights the strangest of Panzerdivision, the 21. Panzer:
http://www.eugensystems.com/steel-divis ... rdivision/

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Re: [DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

Postby varis » Thu 23 Mar 2017 18:08

Quite a story! Gives me some ideas to be used elsewhere :)

Dubbed Rommel’s Zirkus because of its motley assortment of vehicles, 21. Panzer was at the same time under-equipped yet more mechanized than most of its sister Panzerdivisionen, thanks for Becker’s SPG and half-tracks which it had in greatest numbers.


No, read the story yourself! The war was decided in Parisian nightclubs; I wonder how Eugen got the idea to include this division... ;)
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Re: [DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

Postby FLX » Thu 23 Mar 2017 18:34

France is a dangerous country, with its wine, women and pleasant climate
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Re: [DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

Postby Mike » Thu 23 Mar 2017 19:10

FLX wrote:
France is a dangerous country, with its wine, women and pleasant climate


French culture and climate defeated the Germans.
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Re: [DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

Postby FrangibleCover » Thu 23 Mar 2017 19:16

Mike wrote:
FLX wrote:
France is a dangerous country, with its wine, women and pleasant climate

French culture and climate defeated the Germans.

Damn General Summer!

Germany would have won the war if they had proper equipment for the weather: Shades and a couple of bottles of a good White.
What if Wargame stuck to timeframe?
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Re: [DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

Postby Bougnas » Thu 23 Mar 2017 20:29

Will there be a FCM 36 variant ingame in the 21. Panzer?
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Postby Vulcan 607 » Thu 23 Mar 2017 22:46

Mike wrote:
FLX wrote:
France is a dangerous country, with its wine, women and pleasant climate


French culture and climate defeated the Germans.


I also think STDs played a part...

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Re: [DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

Postby Mister Maf » Thu 23 Mar 2017 23:04

Note: On June 1st, 1944, 21. Panzer still had one third of its Panzer-Regiment equipped with French Somua tanks. Yet, there is no historical evidences that those were ever actually used in combat: their crews were hastily sent to the rear to receive new Panzer IV before going back to combat. For gameplay and diversity reasons, we have chosen to represent the division as it was on June 1st, had it engaged the Allies with everything it had, including its obsolete Somua tanks.

There Eugen goes again with its pursuit of flavor. :lol:
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Re: [DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

Postby [EUG]MadMat » Thu 23 Mar 2017 23:25

Mister Maf wrote:
Note: On June 1st, 1944, 21. Panzer still had one third of its Panzer-Regiment equipped with French Somua tanks. Yet, there is no historical evidences that those were ever actually used in combat: their crews were hastily sent to the rear to receive new Panzer IV before going back to combat. For gameplay and diversity reasons, we have chosen to represent the division as it was on June 1st, had it engaged the Allies with everything it had, including its obsolete Somua tanks.

There Eugen goes again with its pursuit of flavor. :lol:

And there is no historical evidences that they weren't there on June 6th, kept in reserve ... It "appears" the Somua crew were sent to the rear.

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Re: [DevBlog #03] 21. Panzerdivision

Postby [EUG]MadMat » Thu 23 Mar 2017 23:45

Bougnas wrote:Will there be a FCM 36 variant ingame in the 21. Panzer?

We barely used it, and the Germans didn't even want to use the ones they've captured, but as carrier for the PaK 40.

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