From: Laramie, Wyoming
Against the AI blizzard is one thing, but learning what to do in terms of saving units can help later on. I would suggest reading the "blizzard preparation" in the War room as these will help. However, nothing really helps like playing a few times to get it.
The retreats and losses against the AI, with proper preparation and defenses, will never be as severe as against a human. Moscow can be held (there are plenty of good lvl 4 towns around it too), and the far south also has some good sources of defense. My problem has always been the "big empty" in the center of the map, south of Moscow, but thankfully there is a lot of room to retreat there.
Don't dispair, bod, this game takes a large (and by large I mean huge) investment of time and play to get. I am still just a pup and I have played since the day it was released - read my AAR to see that winter is killing me too! However, with time you can get how to live through the winter.
As for the huge stacks in 1941, all I can say is read the opening turn moves in the War Room, and learn to go for broke as the Axis - doing this will keep the AI (and a human) on their heels and those carpets and stacks will not seem so bad...until winter!
< Message edited by PeeDeeAitch -- 3/27/2011 3:02:16 PM >
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