View Full Version : [2.201]Hilarious Comeback With Hetzer
3rd Mar 08, 9:29 PM
I've been sitting on this little gem for a little over a weak and figured I'd get it out for people to see before the next big patch.
The early game went really well in this one but after a couple mistakes on my part and what I would consider a couple lucky grenades I lose most of my squads and a couple HT's. This replay shows how I still managed to achieve victory with 1 Hetzer (I eventually get more but it was the Hetzer that I attribute to the comeback).
This guy gets pretty mad about the whole thing and becomes a victim of his own frustration, while saying some stupid things in the end. :rofl:
http://forums.relicnews.com/images/replays/Replay Name: comeback with Hetzer
4th Mar 08, 6:41 AM
That was pretty ridiculous. What a comeback XD
I recently learned (the hard way) that Rangers do pretty much nothing when firing at a Hetzer from the front, particularly at the kind of distances that your opponent seemed to be using them.
My favourite moment was after your second (or maybe third?) Hetzer had arrived. He sent some Rangers to fight it while shelling it with artillery, and you hid it around a corner behind a house. His Rangers followed it and ended up at point blank range, got shot down to a single man, then a howitzer shot landed right on top of the last guy as he tried to retreat. His torso ended up doing a gruesomely comical tumble down the roof of the building.
Incidentally, your first Hetzer had 65 infantry kills at the end. I always thought it was designed to be AT :)
4th Mar 08, 10:03 AM
Nice job man.
It looks to me like he was pushing everything into his infantry and trying to beat you without actually teching up.
- He starts making a supply yard in response to seeing your Hetzer (it finishes building ~18th minute).
- He then makes the motor pool and it finishes building ~20th minute.
- His first AT gun appears about the 22nd minute and proceeds to die later since he left it unsupported.
- His second AT gun doesn't appear for 10 minutes later!
- His off field combat group was basically thrown away and used as Howitzer spotters.
- His tank depot finishes building ~38th minute!
Throughout the entire game he made a total of 3 AT guns. The first two died as soon as they saw combat because he left them unsupported and you hit them with your infantry. I think his decision to make a second howitzer was a bad choice for that point in the game.
He was definitely counting on his infantry to kill your hetzers and the rangers were clearly not cutting it. I don't even remember one sticky being thrown. I could be wrong about that though.
Considering how much map control he had in the early part of the game I'm surprised he waited to tech up as a response to you but even then only doing it half-heartedly.
Great job surviving the first 20 minutes though. Once you pushed him back he clearly did not use his vehicles nearly as effectively as he uses his infantry.
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