I only play as Sov, don't have the skills, knowledge, or desire to play as the Nazi invaders, er, Germans. It's OK if people root for Zonso, just don't go overboard in my AAR!
No house rules, other than play to the end (unless the game becomes completely lopsided and/or destroyed by patches again).
Turn 1 is over; he got a giant Lvov Pocket(s); I was able to open it, but all those troops are goners. While I would never make it a house rule (would never find an opponent, if nothing else), I really hate the Lvov Opening, really sucks a lot of fun out of the 1941 campaign when many of my best units are taken off the table without me being able to do anything about it. This comment is not intended to reopen the topic of whether the Lvov Opening is fair, realistic, etc.--addressed in many many threads already--I just don't like it, that's all.
This is only my third GC; one (vs Ketza) was played to a draw (in my view) before being wrecked by the umpteenth major patch, and in the second my opponent (an inexperienced German player) quit halfway through the blizzard. I'm hoping to avoid a lot of the mistakes made in my game with Ketza during the 1941 campaigning season. In terms of goals, nothing complicated--I want to keep Moscow and keep losses at around 3 million.