From: Birkerod, Denmark
Recon along the Dnepr, see if there is anything; if he isn't digging there, he is making a mistake.
I've been slapped around by far too many German players not to start a back-up line.
I know I'm probably fighting too far forward, and I wish I could claim some sort of strategic thought behind it.
But I just hate to give up ground without a fight.
Usually comes back to bite me in the tender bits, but on the other hand it helps to keep the Germans honest.
The Smolensk charge surprised me, but with only half a pincer I managed to pull everybody but 2-3 divisions out of there, and the entire line jumped back 4 hexes. Last CG I played had me hold on to the Dnepr line a turn too long and I ended up with a giant hole in my front where 3 armies used to be.
And for those wondering why I'm posting in this thread, it's because we've decided to restart the game.
vicberg wasn't entirely happy with the way he'd handled the initial moves, and while I've seen far worse openings (such as my own feeble attempts at the Wehrmacht) I'll also concede that it's not much fun going through a game when you're pretty sure you've lost a 220 turn game at turn 8.
Still think Leningrad was possible (though hard), but Moscow was probably gone by now.
So we're at it again...Whether or not vicberg decides to carry on another AAR I can't say.
"Something is always wrong, Baldrick. The fact that I'm not a millionaire aristocrat with the sexual capacity of a rutting rhino is a constant niggle"
- Edmund Blackadder