From: Palma de Mallorca
Can you do an AAR for this scenario and tell us what difficulty? Because on normal I am getting blasted as Germany. Every time I have played on normal I have lost a major defeat.
I played in difficulty set at normal. I think that in the Minsk scenario the most important factor is to make advance the panzer divisions as far as possible, in order to reach the right end of the map. I use the infantry divisions for the initial breakthroughs, to save Panzer MP. The Soviet side is very weak. When infantry has blasted a hole in the front lines (say 4 hexes wide and 3-4 hexes deep) I release the Panzer Divsions. Especially in the initial turn, I make only hasty attacks with one Division each time, to save the MPs of the remaining divisions in the stack. One Motorized division leads the way sweeping aside enemy obstacles. The following Panzer Divisions will therefore only spend MP advancing, not fighting.
Turn 1. The Panzer Divisions reach the hex west of Minsk, and create a huge envelopment. Brest Litovsk is surrounded
Turn 2. Minsk is encircled and captured and one PanzerDiv reaches Mogilev, while some of them advance towards Vitebsk
The infantry armies far behind in the west entertain themselves by forcing the Red Army to surrender (note that regiments alone can't do the trick, you have to use whole Inf Divs, something related to ZOCs, I guess...).
Turn 3. The Division in Mogilev is Air Supplied (just in case) and all Panzer Forces advance towards Vitebsk, clearing the way for my last Motorized Division, which happened to have just the MP necessary to occupy the city. And Brest Litovsk falls...
I try to move HQs and Air Bases forward, I think it helps (not sure about Airbases, though...)