Just coming out of the blizzard into the mud of april in a game with Hoooper with me playing axis.
Soviet army seems to me to be a little more brittle than it used to be.
PDH is right in that overextended russians can get crunched a little more easily in a snow turn after the blizzard is over.
The Hiwi's are having a effect, my german army has recovered much more quickly than in other games in 1.04.xxxxx
Air War to me still seems annoying. (I'm not saying its broken, but it IS frustrating to get bombed into oblivion)(
Forts seem to be more of a non-factor in both the attack and defense. They are nice if you have them but not totally necessary to live.
Gaining more depth in '41 and then falling back ahead of the red tide in the winter and early '42 seems to be better than trying to hold a line through 4 or more turns of pounding.
Late january and into february it is possible to hold a line, if you have your level 2 foxholes and some woods to hide in. Two divisions in a hex will get you a 6 or 8 cv (or more). Slows the russians down considerably.
Russians can still isolate germans that dont pay attention, and attacking for the germans in the blizzard is still very dangerous.
Russians can (and will) still attack all along the front BUT they do not seem able to sustain it very long.
"We are going to attack all night, and attack tomorrow morning..... If we are not victorious, let no one come back alive!" -- Patton
The Logistics Phase is like Black Magic and Voodoo all rolled into one.