(07-19-2019, 08:25 PM)All_American Wrote: As stated above, I've always considered the hard attack values to include both regimental and battalion level AT guns.
Marsch units in Tunisia were mostly depot units in re-training and re-equipping after seeing combat and were enroute to their field units, but they were flown desperately into Tunisia to plug the gaps.
Although, many of them were still veterans, and were equipped with several 75mm and captured 6pdr/2pdr AT guns whenever available (around 10 per regiment but this figure varied).
Therefore you can conclude that hard attack value includes those assets as well.
A German infantry battalion, at least in theory, should be able to penetrate armor more easily than Stuarts with their puny 37mms.
What they are lacking in comparison is mobility, in which the Stuarts are great.
Edit: I agree on your point about the Semovente. It was a potent vehicle and were successfully employed as a SP AT. Probably should have a higher value.
But the regimental and battalion level AT guns, the AT battalions are modeled separately in the OOB as specific units with their own counters so these guns cant be included down to the individual Infantry company level i guess.
I have Osprey OOB Afrika Korps and are currently searching. Looks like a Schützen Company in late 42 had 3 "Anti-Tank Rifles" (2.8 cm sPzB 41) and 3 Pak 38 50mm AT guns. Did not expect this.
" 1942 brought many changes in infantry unit organization and firepower.
Firstly, ‘light’ weapons – in particular mortars, light anti-tank rifles and infantry
guns – were deemed unsuitable for North African warfare, either because their
lightweight projectiles were not capable of piercing enemy AFV armour or
because they had not much effect on the ground (sandy ground actually
reduced the effect of explosive shells). Secondly, infantry units were
reorganized to emphasize both their firepower and their anti-tank capabilities.
MG and schwere Kompanien were disbanded and absorbed into the new Schützen
– from late July Panzergrenadier – Kompanien
, four of which now formed a
battalion. The established weapon allowance of the new regiment was quite
impressive considering that their allocation of light MGs was now almost twice
that of the old Schützen Regiment, while the number of heavy MGs had only
been reduced by two. Also the new regiment possessed more mortars (39 rather
than 30, all heavy), and its anti-tank capabilities had been improved with its
39 PzB (mostly PzB 41) and 42 Pak 38."
Guess i was wrong and the game OOB is actually pretty correct.