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GbfrKeup

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Turns out Staszow is a real, existing town as of this day.  I don't know back during WWII, but it's got a huge resemblance.  I also looked around and alot of the other towns from the Staszow map in IF actually exist like Kurozewski.  You can definitely tell it's Staszow.  Here is a link to google maps. 

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=staszow&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.48293060,d.dmQ&biw=1600&bih=799&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&sa=N&tab=wl&authuser=0

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Developer claims that terrain and environment was reconstructed using WW II maps and photographs.
I did took closer look at Baranow map while ago, and I shook my head in amazed disbelief.
I haven't verified Staszow entirely, but the mood of realism is there regardless.
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Yup, I wonder if they use 1940's maps. 
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They've done a pretty good job with the maps and details, like the church at the eastern end of Staszow. Not perfect but they have certainly worked hard to capture the essence of the church. 




I've compared quite a few landmarks from the IF maps with photos and maps from the period and generally they are very well done.
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Amazing! Where did you find these pictures?

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They've done a pretty good job with the maps and details, like the church at the eastern end of Staszow. Not perfect but they have certainly worked hard to capture the essence of the church. 


I've compared quite a few landmarks from the IF maps with photos and maps from the period and generally they are very well done.

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For some reason they designed the maps with wider roads. I'm guessing AI drivers kept getting stuck?
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This church is called the Bartłomieja's Church.
And on the night of 8 to 9 August 1944, the Germans made a bombing raid on Staszow.
80% of the town's buildings has been destroyed, including this historic Church
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It has been amazing. You can't require all are in indentical just for a game. Such similar scences and buildings are quite enough.
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Here is another PIC from Staszow.
City Hall and the south frontage of the Market.

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Wow, this is really interesting. The real photo against in game shots are great. Maybe we can get some more? I wouldn't know where to look other than google and a few books I have lying around .
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Here are more photos: http://muzeum.staszow.pl/index.php/zbiory/pocztowki?limitstart=0

No.3 is very interesting; Polish troops are having a church mass in the main square in 1929

And here we have German map of Staszow: http://easteurotopo.org/indices/kdwr/view/mapviewer.php?name=KdwR_H39_Staszow_1915_400dpi.jpg ( 400dpi, 9.3MB )
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Nice finds, irontiger!
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A few more of the market square



Not sure this is the correct end



View from the market square up to the main road



The spacings are a bit out of scale but again not bad for a game
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The archive can be found here http://collections.yadvashem.org/photosarchive/en-us/search.html#q=staszow

As with many so many communities in Poland during the war it has a very sad past

Amazing! Where did you find these pictures?


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Once the famous general Koszciuzko was in Staszow, not just ourselves.

In 1794, Tadeusz Koszciuzko and his army passed through Staszow heading for Polaniec, after his victory over the Russians at Raclawice, with the intention of barring their passage on the river Vistula.

Three heavy battles took place against the Russian armies under the generals Denisow and Khruchtchew, in which Koszciuzko brilliantly defeated the Russians.

 

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