Interesting, the OOB indicates he is protecting the minor Axis Allies, letting the Germans take the brunt of the beatings. Congratulations for drawing his motorised forces out into the cold too! The size of your army is becoming precipitously large. Your losses are not even 3 million yet! There will be lots of medals to hand out in February, as March may bring some changes. If you are wholly evil, like me, rotate good troopers (aka Guards) out of the front into the rear to gain morale and experience. Leave the rabble up front to take the initial blows. Take special note of German divisions you can get to rout. Often a German commander has too many problems, so those troops will stay in the line approximately where you break them. They create special soft spots in his lines. If you can hide your large and formidable army long enough, and let him stretch out, you can probe and find the soft spots, and choose carefully where to attack at the right times. If you don't break his Sj80's morale this winter, often that will do it enough to make your opponent resign.
Lesson learned to me! Regardless of taking objectives, the Soviet Army must be punished! 4 million casualties before December. Losing Leningrad and Moscow but not severely wounding the Bear means the objectives are meaningless.
Well played, sir.
Hi Scook, thanks for the compliment.
I'm not sure I agree with your conclusion completely though. It seems many people are in need of generalization and rules of thumb to make sense of it "all". I would put forth that much more depends on strategy and tactics than many people are willing to give the game credit for. For example, your conclusion that you need 4 million Soviet casualties or your toast as the German is, IMO, just not true. What I believe is the correct conclusion is that as the German, if you fail to have those 4 million, you need to adjust your strategy for Blizzard accordingly. Failing to do so could spell dissaster, but even so, there will be German players out their who can defend in such a way as to make it very difficult for the Soviet to have a good blizzard.
Simply put, there is much more player impact than people are willing to give to give the game credit for. It's much easier to shout the game is unbalanced than to face up to the possibility you may be doing something wrong OR, your opponent may be doing everything right. Human nature is just like that...
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