From: Alberta, Canada
I'll start with the preface that I am a relative Noob to the game and still learning the mechanics and nuances of the system.
I originally played the Elsenborn Ridge scenario from the American side and did quite well, or so I thought, scoring a 87/18 decisive victory.
I then went on to try it from the German side, but this time I thought I'd only give orders at the Division level and let the AI take care of the details.
The end result is that the AI was sent home to work kitchen duty, although I lobbied hard to have it put up against the wall with a cigarette and a blindfold.
To be fair, I have to shoulder some of the blame (well probably most of it), like an attack from Honsfeld to Bullingen with Kampfgruppe Peiper that went horribly
wrong because I wasn't specific enough with the route to be taken: all those beautiful Panzer V's and King Tiger's headed in every direction but the one I wanted,
it was enough to make me cry. It was a major blunder on my part that really cost me the game, but I wouldn't intervene because I wanted to see if
the AI would recover the situation; it never did (the actual assault took place with a Battalion HQ, a Panzer IV Comp, an Engineering Comp and an Artillery Rgmt)
and the rest is history. What I've learned from this is that I'm better off managing at the Battalion level, I've got a lot more to learn, don't put too much faith in
the AI and when everything is SNAFU it's the AI's fault.