Some comments. (note. these are all my personal ramblings, while in high fewer etc).
First of all. I generally think that you both fought well. That being said.
Notable tactical mishaps
1) Obviously when George forgot his 40-50 airplanes to close to the front in july 1943. I think the game could have looked differently if that hadnt happened. These things will happen in such a large game, but the magnitude is hightened by the fact that airforces were so concentrated.
2) The german airforces kamikaze attack in january 1942. Not realizing that the winter penalty applies to aircraft and loosing some 30 aircraft
3) Seilles fighting in Leningrad in april-may manning leningrad a little to easy and leaving some 15 fighters/divebombers within range of Georges forces.
Notable strategic strangeties
1) Seille concentrating so much on his northern offensive that he ignored Georges thrust into Caucasus which in the end cost him Maikop, Baku and almost the game.
2) George not taking a couple of turns taking Crimea in 1942 (and instead using for example the SS to run around seemingly without a goal in 1942).
3) Seille never exploring or exploiting the huge gaps in german lines. I know. FoW. But still.
Time when it seemed most likely that
1) George would win the game. In januari 1943. He had captured Maikop and Stalingrad and cut of Baku from outside reinforcents even reaching the end of the map. This while still holding Leningrad. What did the Russians have left?
2) Seille would win the game. December 1941. George hadnt gotten anywhere or taken anything. And what he had he was retreating from (which altough a good tactic didnt seem as grand in the homeland newspapers).
Notable observations, differences, oddities in production etc
1) George constantly went for producing Mortars which Seille didnt to any large extent. Mortars are IMO the best unit in the game and a large reason (although only partial) why he constantly caused greater losses to Seille than Seille did to him (i know there were other factors also).
2) nobody used to any extent Bazookas, AT-Guns or Scouts.
Honorable mentioning to
1) The Romanian AG. Much maligned in the official newspapers these stout balcanic peoples showed the world where its really at.
2) The defenders of Sevastopol. "Wait, they are coming, no... doesnt seem so. Wait, now they are really comming. Still nothing." etc. The final fall of fortress Sevastopol must have had some instance of " a boy crying wolf about it"
< Message edited by Grymme -- 2/15/2009 5:47:03 PM >