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Re: Post Scriptum - Operation Market Garden Shooter
« Reply #225 on: August 19, 2019, 03:44:59 PM »

  I'll go look around Post Scriptum's current incarnation before I go look at Hell-warmed-over let Loose

  There's three maps featuring US Airborne troops (Veghel, Grave and Best...to use the Bridge names from the Where Eagles Dare game).  Here's the Kirk from the Best map:

  Best is a pretty interesting map.  IIRC, in WEDare, Starkweather remarked that the Best scenario was everyone's favorite in play testing.  And in reality it is where either the bridge was blown (its a tiny bridge) or the Panther Company turned up or both.  Of course in reality, there was a railroad bridge near Best, but PS is getting better at focusing things and the whole "fix the rail bridge or the pontoon bridge" with your logistics section is fading a bit in favor of making a critical position (if not always an objective -- there's a night version of Best where the Kerk is not an objective though it still dominates both AA positions and the main crossroads and the main road to the bridge).  Another shot of the St Omopthalos Kerk in Best:

PS -- the explosions and the panthers are related to the Son Bridge.  The Best Bridge was the scene of a series of more-or-less successful german counterattacks.  And the Grave Bridge is in the 82nd zone so its a Devil's cauldron bridge, not a Where Eagles Dare bridge.

PPS...the Grave Bridge is the last map for the Market-garden series on PS.  Apparently a whole new series is being worked on.

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Re: Post Scriptum - Operation Market Garden Shooter
« Reply #226 on: August 19, 2019, 05:23:23 PM »

  I'll go look around Post Scriptum's current incarnation before I go look at Hell-warmed-over let Loose

  There's three maps featuring US Airborne troops (Veghel, Grave and Best...to use the Bridge names from the Where Eagles Dare game).  Here's the Kirk from the Best map:

  Best is a pretty interesting map.  IIRC, in WEDare, Starkweather remarked that the Best scenario was everyone's favorite in play testing.  And in reality it is where either the bridge was blown (its a tiny bridge) or the Panther Company turned up or both.  Of course in reality, there was a railroad bridge near Best, but PS is getting better at focusing things and the whole "fix the rail bridge or the pontoon bridge" with your logistics section is fading a bit in favor of making a critical position (if not always an objective -- there's a night version of Best where the Kerk is not an objective though it still dominates both AA positions and the main crossroads and the main road to the bridge).  Another shot of the St Omopthalos Kerk in Best:

PS -- the explosions and the panthers are related to the Son Bridge.  The Best Bridge was the scene of a series of more-or-less successful german counterattacks.  And the Grave Bridge is in the 82nd zone so its a Devil's cauldron bridge, not a Where Eagles Dare bridge.

PPS...the Grave Bridge is the last map for the Market-garden series on PS.  Apparently a whole new series is being worked on.

Ppps...There's four maps with US airborne troops: Best, Veghel, Grave and Vermolen.  I was on Grave last night and thing were hoppin'...as an infantryman I got caught in a pretty big armored battle (one Tiger and one armored car trying to stop a fair number of Shermans. trucks AC and infantry from completely shutting down the main German reinforcement corridor, and the last couple of objectives)...things must have gone badly because I ended up as a section leader on the German side.  It was late so I quit.  I don't think my out-of-practice section leading would have turned the tide.

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Re: Post Scriptum - Operation Market Garden Shooter
« Reply #227 on: August 22, 2019, 11:49:51 AM »

  I'll go look around Post Scriptum's current incarnation before I go look at Hell-warmed-over let Loose

  There's three maps featuring US Airborne troops (Veghel, Grave and Best...to use the Bridge names from the Where Eagles Dare game).  Here's the Kirk from the Best map:

  Best is a pretty interesting map.  IIRC, in WEDare, Starkweather remarked that the Best scenario was everyone's favorite in play testing.  And in reality it is where either the bridge was blown (its a tiny bridge) or the Panther Company turned up or both.  Of course in reality, there was a railroad bridge near Best, but PS is getting better at focusing things and the whole "fix the rail bridge or the pontoon bridge" with your logistics section is fading a bit in favor of making a critical position (if not always an objective -- there's a night version of Best where the Kerk is not an objective though it still dominates both AA positions and the main crossroads and the main road to the bridge).  Another shot of the St Omopthalos Kerk in Best:

PS -- the explosions and the panthers are related to the Son Bridge.  The Best Bridge was the scene of a series of more-or-less successful german counterattacks.  And the Grave Bridge is in the 82nd zone so its a Devil's cauldron bridge, not a Where Eagles Dare bridge.

PPS...the Grave Bridge is the last map for the Market-garden series on PS.  Apparently a whole new series is being worked on.

Ppps...There's four maps with US airborne troops: Best, Veghel, Grave and Vermolen.  I was on Grave last night and thing were hoppin'...as an infantryman I got caught in a pretty big armored battle (one Tiger and one armored car trying to stop a fair number of Shermans. trucks AC and infantry from completely shutting down the main German reinforcement corridor, and the last couple of objectives)...things must have gone badly because I ended up as a section leader on the German side.  It was late so I quit.  I don't think my out-of-practice section leading would have turned the tide.

Here's a picture of that armored battle.  Apparently there's a special "Armor" type of scenario, but this is from the basic infantry-style scenario:


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Re: Post Scriptum - Operation Market Garden Shooter
« Reply #228 on: December 02, 2019, 06:51:10 AM »


  There's a whole new update for Post Scriptum and here is part of the new training range:


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Re: Post Scriptum - Operation Market Garden Shooter
« Reply #229 on: December 05, 2019, 07:39:14 PM »


  Here's a prescruptum PS:  The video on steam reveals that Chapter 2 is going to start with the battle of Stonne, May, 1940.  It's nice to see the Renault tank and the Char B1bis, but you'd think people would have given up on stony-faced close ups followed by exploding body-parts -- not -- of course that the battle of Stonne did not have some remarkably gruesome moments -- but generic inexpressive faces were probably not part of even the most sloppy slaughters even at Stonne.

  And here's a Firefly reposing on the Driel Map:

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Re: Post Scriptum - Operation Market Garden Shooter
« Reply #230 on: December 08, 2019, 04:27:07 PM »


  I was scouting in my armored car when I came across a smokey town and a burning sherman.  The place was swarming with Germans and i had to run over a few and maybe even shoot a few to get out into open country where a guy feels safe in an armored car:


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Re: Post Scriptum - Operation Market Garden Shooter
« Reply #231 on: February 07, 2020, 03:53:17 PM »
The latest tease for the last of the three modules.
First they had Arnhem
2nd was the Battle for France

3rd and final has been teased once before and now a second time. The latest tease has a piano in the fore ground with what looks to me like American troops in the background running through a city. People think it's the famous Carentan piano. If so I am extremely disappointed. I like that we would get German Paratroopers. BUT the cost of that is a well trodden battle with pretty passe ramifications from us oldies.
The first teaser was a beach with a Destroyer off shore. Which I can only imagine must be Normandy now.


Second Teaser
"They only asked the Light Brigade to do it once"