From: Hex X37, Y15
Finn sneak through is the perfect technique vs the last ladoga port -- just used it on Cpn Flam. Rather than attacking port directly, which is normally well defended, crush the unit next to it and let the finns advance through to link (see screen shots in Flam's AAR vs me -- and yes, he has allowed me to view said AAR since it is time-lagged).
There will be some Finn sneak through, or Finn sneak around actually, you will see it in the next installment, coming soon to an AAR near you.
Nasty near Dnepropetrovsk with those cut off panzers... happens to me all the time cos I get over-aggressive and forget he can create units out of thin air ;). Did you get them out and, in the end, is it better to advance slower, not get cut off but take 2 turns to get there? or try for it, get cut off, and then dig yourself out but, essentially, be further ahead?
Yep, I got them out, see #39. I would say it is normally not good to get them cut off. In my experience it will take them a turn or so to recover supply and fuel wise, unless you can fly in massive amounts, and I think it will not be worth it in terms of territory gained. The above example was unnecessary and I badly underestimated enemy strength in the area. I should have known really, playing the Soviets in a parallel AAR, i know there are tons of cavalry appearing in this area at about this time. OTOH there were the riches of Dnepropetrovsk that lured me on, and if I had gotten a unit adjacent to the city to prevent evacuation of the industry, it would have been worth it.
The cases when I think it is worth it to get some panzers cut off is when I can take a city or do bold moves to wrong-foot the Sovs and their forces are weak, then I will take the risk. Even the trail of flipped hexes can be a big problem for the soviets in 1941. More of that to follow...
< Message edited by Tarhunnas -- 5/3/2011 8:43:15 AM >