From: Hex X37, Y15
This time I am up against a real expert player. Q-Ball was on the forum when I started playing WITE, and I regard him as a veteran and pioneer. I have learnt a lot from his AARs and from him being my STAVKA commander in our team game.
We are starting a 41-45 GC, me as the Germans and Q-Ball as the Soviets.
I am almost embarrased to use the Riga gambit aginst Q-Ball, I learnt it from one of his AARs. Otherwise, pretty much the standard opening in the center. In the south I go for the big Lvov pocket.
The only unusual thing I do is send the Grossdeutschland south. I need one more unit to make sure of closing the big Lvov pocket. I am also somewhat light on the airfield bombings. In my view, most of the Soviet aircraft destroyed are crap anyway, and I want to keep some air unit mileage for ground support. I think it is more important to ensure a smooth advance that killing a few more Soviet aircraft.
I am generally very meticulous when closing pockets, maybe too much so, but I hate leaky pockets, and they cost time. Thats why I place regiments at some places, to be insure against leakage or units sneaking in from the swamps.
Overview after German moves turn 1.
< Message edited by Tarhunnas -- 5/23/2011 6:42:33 PM >