From: Southern California
Pelton, a couple of things I have noticed about your blizzard defense:
1. You do not use terrain. You prefer these geometrically precise lines. I think that's causing you problems. Actually, that's not just with blizzard, it's what you do generally on the defense. (You are also overbuilding forts imo.)
2. You pull out too much mech. TVD is obviously taking advantage of that. He's throwing a mobile army against an essentially leg infantry force. German blizzard play has fallen into a stereotyped pattern where they just want to take a pass on the blizzard, send off all their mobile units for R&R until spring, and skip ahead to March Madness (now March Mildness.) There's ways to punish the German who does that, TVD has figured out one way, I have my own ideas, and they don't involve tank brigade cheese which in my estimation is going to hurt you in the long run when you need to make tank corps. And you'll be doing so with a bunch of guys with 0-30 records or whatever after flailing away with spam soak off attacks. Ouch.
3. I'm going to go out on a limb and say you are probably not making much use of reserve stance. Ironically, this is a problem a lot of Soviet players have as well.
All that said, if TVD is gaming things that severely then perhaps it needs to be looked at. But we need the data.
For the record: I don't think that a blizzard that consistently results in 50 dead Axis divisions is balanced. If this is really going on, it needs to be addressed. But in order to address it we need an actual AAR that details this very premature destruction of AGC.
< Message edited by Flaviusx -- 3/5/2012 5:34:16 AM >
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