ouch larry - that looks pretty rough. Question. why RR construction units in 41 ? Sapper regiments are the most effective defensive unit. construction uniys build forts, artillery is critical and at and aa helpful, but what for the RR builders ?
one thing i dont see in your AARs is a clear defensive plan. theres some things that you have to adjust but a few core areas should be laid out. main line of defense fallback line etc.. im having trouble following your strategy. Love the AARs though youre a true master and your tenacity in the face of this offensive is admirable to say the least.
It's not quite as rough as it looks. Our opponent is racing all over the map, but he hasn't isolated Leningrad although he is trying hard to do that and trap everyone from two fronts there.
This was our strategy at the start in that area: Try to hold Leningrad until at least turn 10 to delay Army Group North units being released for the drive on Moscow. At the same time be careful of a right hook over the Volkhov east of Leningrad that would cut off troops. It’s important to have balance on both sides of the Volkhov. Generally that requires 3 armies at least.
That objective of keeping Leningrad for 10 turns will be met, even though our opponent did exactly what we were concerned most about- a right hook around the city. But the fact remains that his panzers are still tied down up there, and all the arms and some KV factories got out.
On Moscow- Fortified regions went up along the Rzhev-Kaluga line, but he is simply battering his way through. So we just now built another line of forts behind it. The important thing here is keep Moscow and Tula with its vast arms factories safe until they can be evacuated. Under 1.0.5, keeping Moscow is a much more difficult challenge now.
In the Donbas, our opponent is making the same progress as Pelton did in my game with him. And the results for the most part are similar. T-34s and arms got out of Kharkov, and we've cleared virtually all arms from Stalino and Rostov. So that leaves Tula and Moscow as the remaining big hitters. So far we've lost 37 arms. We'll be ok there I think.
He's also formed pockets in the Donbas, but they are being broken. He's gobbling up scattered units here and there, but he has yet to bag anything significant beyond the Lvov-Bialystok pockets. If he fails to cash in at Leningrad, he stands to be in for a potentially rough blizzard. So I'm assuring Larry that we're ok right now. Multi-player has some drawbacks in terms of C2, but overall we're putting in a respectable effort I think.