From: The Zone™
Klydon, yes, I know the maskirovka might not work but I have to try the same
Well, as for rotating, bringing fresh armies. The front armies (or first echelon) bust a hole. Then the fresh second echelon armies advance. Also note the latter already have strong, experienced units. So in fact I already have these fresh, good armies, as per the plan.
It all depends on what Marquo plans to do. If he chooses a defensive path, I can rotate the Guards / Shock with the reserve armies I am keeping (which I mentioned above). They also have good units.
And then of course, rotating individual units. This may not be totally free (APs). Therefore this will be my last choice.
If you use your Guards and Shock Armies as the second tier, with your Tank Armies ready to exploit through the second-level breach, you just recreated Soviet Operational Manuever Group (OMG) doctrine. This is what the Soviet Tank and Mech corps are really designed to do.
Yep. That's exactly what I am trying to do
If anything, I don't think this is going to be a mobile war, in which my armored hordes will create a big mess à la panzers circa 1941. I will keep them facing the enemy armored hordes, just in case. Also note I planned to attach Guards Cavalry Corps and some independent Tank Corps (2, 3 or perhaps even 4) directly to the two fronts involved in the attack.
IF -again- Marquo does not strike, yes, I might send some of these Tank Armies to fully recreate the Soviet Doctrine. But again, I suspect I will have to wait until 1944-45 to create some chaos behind Marquo's frontline
So in theory I plan a modest approach: annihilation of some concrete enemy units if he does not pay attention.
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