It would take a heck of an alternate universe for Hungarians to operate under Rumanian leadership, but other than that I don't think the changes are outside of the realms of possibility. The biggest grumble SU players will have is that the extra forces released in the south make holding the Lvov mega pocket a certainty.
To even things up you could consider relocating some of the Soviets in the area to make the Lvov gambit a little harder than it is at the moment.
You have good points up here. First of all, I belive that the human nature has shown, that two enemy can be friends if
threatened by even bigger and more dangerous enemy. This mod is made to give slight advantage to the Axis, not
to make just another balanced campaign. There are a lot of good AAR:s up here and even with the most experienced
Axis player, it rarely ends on Axis complete victory. The game already heavily favors Russia as it should. This mod
is purposely made to change that a bit. Not by adding unbalancing power, but just allowing some units to be used
a bit more early and fix that airwar thing. I belive luftwaffe needs even more power to survive, but I wanted to be
conservative at start to see how things goes.
Lvov pocket. There has been a lot of talk about it. My personal opinnion is, that while the engine heavily favors Russia
and numbers too. Then human player adds its own experience on it (even AI performs better than real STAVKA did).
The Russia wont make the same very bad mistakes than Stalin did. They suffered horrible casualties by not preparing
upcoming German Assault. There was a lot of information it is coming, but Stalin didin't belive it. When it came, Stalin
didin't even give permission for frontline to answer on fire. Later on he gave permission to start fighting back, but in
that time it was late. After he realized all these mistakes, Stalin was ready to resign and leaved Moscow for a week!
All this time the Red Army was basically without any real leadership. It took almost 2 weeks after Stalin was talked
back to his position and the fight begin. Then other mistakes "hold at all cost" happened. Human player or even AI
wont repeat these mistakes. So Lvov pocket is there to help atleast some of those gains Germans made at the
beginning. Its a cheap and unhistoric way but its there. Current Russia is still very powerful and doesn't need any
help. Even with this mod, there are very small chances you can beat the Russia. This mod however gives a slightly
< Message edited by von altair -- 10/22/2011 8:51:11 PM >
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