From: Tucson, AZ
I've found that, although I might be comanding a much larger force (50+ units) that it's generally easier to purchase multiple small forces that are identical (or nearly so), and micro-managing each mini-force separately.
In this manner, I might have two armored sections and a mech platoon - three times over. Now I only have to remember if I'm dealing with taskforce North, Central or South.
I find this easier to battle manage. If you know that there are supposed to be a platoon of Shermans in taskforce Central, and there's only one. This way, you can get a better assessment of taskforce Centrals situation. As opposed to "I've only got 9 of 12 Shermans. Which ones are missing?".
A little forethought in the order that units are purchased, using the 'N' and 'P' keys, and dicing your force into multiple, smaller forces are all good ways for managing a larger SPW@W force.
Not to worry, this game allows anyone to rise to their level of what they find entertaining. I personally prefer smaller engagements with more emphasis of infantry. Many of my PBEM friends prefer massed armor formations. It's all there for everybody.
A great game to enjoy and welcome to the forum. :D
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