From: Leeuwarden, Netherlands
"...The AI is forever trying to leak small divisions through my lines. As such, I've had to post divisions here and there to prevent this leakage. Again, as I've seen countless times in games with the AI, this swaying back and forth in vain attempts to outflank my forces has become rather commonplace..."
Yes well, they may be in vain... but I also have experienced that because the AI outproduces you, precisely that outflanking is causing me major headaches... early in the game. The moment I barely have managed to form some sort of frontline that cursed AI is outflanking me. I know this is bound to happen, but still... I then create some tiny units, say 20-30 Inf with some AT guns (*if* I'm lucky enough to have them!) at strategic places to stop the AI forces. It sometimes really is a nailbiter.
Yes the AI does stupid things sometimes, like leaving a vulnerable Inf out in the open, that's Russian tactics in my book.
In my recent game against the AI I spent three game years to breakthrough a woodarea about the size of your gamemap, three long years, had to fight over each hex! Oil was scarce, Ore was scarce, situation hopeless, lots of fun hehe.