This map is pretty decent, but it never ends. It has to be a push map.
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28th December 2004
Goodwood was the 1st allied attempt to break out of the Bocage. After a massive bombing, the british tanks went on the offensive during nighttime but without lights... some fell in the fresh bomb holes. That was a chaotic start and the rest was predictable: Germans were still defending with many Paks & few tanks hidden in excellent positions and they just crushed the offensive. Operation Cobra allowed the allies to finally get out of this green hell and chase the germans to the Seine and further.
knoffhoffNordwind is not a Bulge map. Nordwind was a seperate offensive at the southwest border to France. It started half a month later than the battle of the bulge. My sources tell me that the offensive was stopped at the 09.01.1945 due to heavy air force support. I guess you're mixing somethin up here.
Exactly. From wikipedia (not the most accurate source, but it still works):
Operation Nordwind (North Wind) was an attack conducted by the German Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS during January 1945 in Alsace and Lorraine. Taking part were the 6th SS Division Nord as well as a number of Volksgrenadier units. The objective was to break through the lines of the U.S. Seventh Army in the Vosges mountains, allowing the 21st Panzer Group to advance into the Rhine valley and capture Strasbourg.
Fierce fighting ensued. U.S. lines were forced back, and some German units came within sight of Strasbourg itself. However, the German attack petered out for lack of reinforcements and Seventh Army reestablished its positions.
The loading screen says "1944", but I think it should be '45!
someone said in the last thread that it started on december 30th or 31th 1944......
All sources(but wikipedia;) ) say that the offensive started on december 31th and was stopped on january 9th. Since the longest part of the offensive took place in 1945 the map should also say 1945. But well I guess it's not that important if it say 44 or 45 on the loadingscreen.
I think the loading screens say the start date, it would be nice to have a start and finish date though, just for the sake of educating the masses.
Anlushac11Operation Nordwind is a attempt at realism but I dont think it works because it cant represent the fact that the American troops were low on ammo, were suffereing from exposure, were suprised and off balance due to the speed and ferocity of the German attacks, and was mostly combat engineers and gree troops fighting combat veteran troops.
[color=black]Give the Combat Engineers some credit. It was there sacrificing themselves in delaying actions that set the German timetable back and gave other units time enter the battle. I read one report where a German commander said "Those dam engineers!" in reference to why his attack didn't succeed. [/color]And I'm not just saying that because I was a 12bravo for 9 years the US Army. ESSAYONS!!"Let Us Try"
anlu...............two words.........shatter gap :D
Sgt. Krotchrot[color=black]Give the Combat Engineers some credit. It was there sacrificing themselves in delaying actions that set the German timetable back and gave other units time enter the battle. I read one report where a German commander said "Those dam engineers!" in reference to why his attack didn't succeed. [/color]And I'm not just saying that because I was a 12bravo for 9 years the US Army. ESSAYONS!!"Let Us Try"
Oh Im not knocking them, like you said, while the other troops were reeling and falling back it was the combat engineers who delayed the germans.
12B Ooh ah!! From FT Leonardwood??