From: Lancaster, England
Yes, Trey, a good plan if it is possible, and it's one of the possibilities I am considering. The other idea in my mind is to link up with AGN, create a large pocket North of Vitebsk, then create a massive panzer army (ie all three Pz Groups), leave Leningrad for the 18th army and drive all out for Moscow.
As for the Russian counter, again your idea is sound, but I do have very powerful infantry reserves coming up (the whole of 4th Army, plus the smaller 2nd, and another fresh Corps of the 9th) - any serious incursion by the Russians, whilst disruptive of my supply, would likely create a huge pocket and the loss the armoured reserves.
However, this is all so much fluff - my men can fight hungry (), but they cannot fight without bullets and the tanks cannot roll without fuel! Where are those damned supply columns? And this before the partisans have awakened!!! Another quartermaster for the gallows, methinks. Oh, err ... is that me?
Anyway, this must wait for another AAR, I fear. I just wanted to let everyone know how tough (and stimulating) this game is.... I think about it as I go to sleep, when I'm walking the dog etc as all good wargames (and wargamers!) should. And I still haven't played by email yet, which will no doubt take things to another whole level again. I definitely need to retire early, ideally to some lonely croft on the Scottish borders, get a good broadband connection, and settle down with a goodly supply of Lagavulin and porridge, to get to grips with this thing. Should only take me a couple of years to catch up with Jon, Andy, Trey etc
< Message edited by von Jaeger -- 8/27/2010 2:35:21 PM >