From: Living in the fair city of Melbourne, Australia
In one respect the Red Army will be better off: Experience levels should be overall higher than 1941, because in '41 you have hordes of 30-ish experience replacements that are problematic. At least that's in the low 40's in 1942. Morale is a problem though.
Yes, while the average experience is higher, what surprised me when I checked was that the distribution of unit experience values was heavily skewed towards the lower end. The median value is slightly lower than in 1941 (which means that there substantially more units with lower experience in 1942 w.r.t. 1941 than units with higher experience in 1942 than in 1941). This I think is because, first and foremost, because of the terrible losses, and second and lesser degree, because of the continuous TOE upgrades.
The German player should be able to uncork some nice offensives, but I also think the depth in Infantry replacements isn't there, so an offensive won't be as sustainable. The Germans do get quite a few fresh infantry formations ahead of Fall Blau, which helps alot, but without the replacements, those units will grind down anyway in a few turns.
If everything is working well, this should mean that the Axis would find himself leading his offensives with his motorized formations. This should offer plenty of opportunities.
I want to see how it plays out on both sides, but so far I like it alot; the Germans should have strategic initiative in 1942, and looks like that is happening.
It is, indeed :)
< Message edited by Bletchley_Geek -- 12/1/2011 3:47:27 PM >
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