1. Losses do seem amazing low for sure 143 attacks.
2. Great job by the way getting this far.
3. You did about normal for 1941 by holding Moscow.
4. Had and average Blizzard and army was just over 7 million, which seems to be the number if you hold Moscow during 1941.
5. You did better then average during spring.
6. Your 1942 was not that great, but you seemed to be in good shape as Qball and others pointed out.
7. You seemed unable to hold the GHC back during 1942/43 winter.
8. The big thing I saw was allot of brigades on the map late 42. So I am guessing your down fall during 1943 was because of what you built or did not build in 42.
9. What would you have done different?
1. I am guessing that it might have to do with low number of men in the Axis units, but I am not sure.
2. Thank you
3. Yes, although I think my losses in -41 overall was a little too high. What it seems I did manage to do well was factory evacuation.
4. Not really, my forces were not prepared to attack, so I should have inflicted heavier losses on the Axis there I think.
5. Really? I lost more units in -42 than in -41 I believe. I feel -42 was when the game was lost.
6. Well I never felt I was, but I see some of the problems a little clearer now. My troops were not properly dug in, atleast those in the rear, so the Axis could simply push them away too easily.
7. Yup. My front fractured too easily, hence my (continued) fear of leaving divisions on the line.
8. Absolutely, but at the same time, my building programme was dictated by a few things;
-the need to replace lost units
-the need to have troops on the map to slow down the Axis
-the ammount of available points.
9. Alot hehe, but I will list the major points below;
a. No corps, not even a guard corps is worth trying to relieve if doing so might cost you another 3-5 corps
b. Get some units behind the lines and let them rest and refit before the blizzard in -41
c. Start actively changing units between refit/ready mode from the start of the game
d. Build less tanks and more mechanized corps
e. Build more breakthrough artillery divisions
f. Build more SUs, espesially heavy tank units.
g. Realize that I play the USSR and not the Axis -> although a plan with long red arrows showing an intended encirclement, that is not as easy for the USSR as for the Axis (or I might just be lousy at it).
h. Pay more attention to aerial units, and spend some points on upgrading them. No need to use some 700kg maxload TRS when you have 400 C47s ready in the pool.
i. Do not build corps before they are at their cheapest (no more 20 points rifle corps), with a few exceptions (as a reaction force).
j. Pay more attention to what general goes where, and this time start at the top and work my way down when assigning them.
k. As others have pointed out, let the Axis run along in the forest east of Leningrad if they want to, nothing there anyway, so no need to keep stacks with 2 rifle corps per hex there.
l. Do a better job at managing my fronts. During -41 and -42 my fronts looked like they were coloured by Stevie Wonder.
m. Try to keep my Cav alive for use later in the war.
n. be better at adapting, meaning I might give up an extra city or two to save the armed forces.
Hmm...Seing as Oloren is allowed to read this AAR in a few days, and I then take him on again in reversed roles...Should I be posting this?
"Hun skal torpederes!" - Birger Eriksen
("She is to be torpedoed!")