From: Southern California
I dunno, I think Bob's strategy is pretty good in certain respects. He's totally stymied me in the center. If he could be as strong there everywhere, it'd be a pain to grind my way through this fort spam.
But he can't be that strong everywhere.
It is true that if I want to concentrate enough artillery on any given point, I can destroy just about any fort line. The artillery concentration I had in Bryansk Front for awhile was disgusting. Close to a dozen artillery divisions, including 3 rocket artillery. I had over 3000 guns pouring fire in some assaults. Notwithstanding the fact that I've been fighting fort after fort after fort from Orel to Bryansk, they could knock out a hexrow a turn and grind the infantry to bits. But I can't achieve those kind of concentrations everywhere.
His armor is actually in pretty good shape, far better than historical. I think the greater weakness of the strategy is the burden being placed on the landsers, not the panzers. I am indeed going out of my way to hammer his infantry. Once he runs out of grunts, no more fort spam. It almost doesn't matter where I do this so long as it gets done, I'm not very concerned with particular geographical objectives, my true objective is the German army.
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