I may like to play it fast and loose, but not that much, still I've stripped SW, NW and N bare. He has no armour there to exploit so it's a slow 2 hex retreat all the way.
A few questions:
-With the winter starting to come up, should I start building anything? Sappers? Saving up APs? I need to burn APs to counterattack, so I haven't built up an AP piggy bank.
-I Need more Fronts! Really, when do I get the Caucus Front? Or at least the units. Its murder to see all those units frozen.
-Siberian infantry! I have 4, and I love them. I want to hug them. They hold the 3 main hexes on the direct path to Moscow. I want more. How many do I get?
-What should I do with those tank brigades? I'm just dispersing them around hoping they'll do something in reserve mode. But each has 6-8 tanks, so it seems just a tremendous waste.
Don't spend to much AP's on sorting out C&C at this time. With that I mean keep your fronts and Armies within limits for sure, but don't go re-assigning divs for each attack to avoid the penalty. It's counter productive.
Save AP's for spring 42 if you can, you'll need them for tank Corps, Rifle Corps and SU's and re-attachments.
1. You'll get N-Caucassus, Volkhov and Caucassus shortly. Also Moscow defense zone. You'll have plenty, but the demands will be even more. Spend wisely.
2. I think you get a total of 6 Siberian Divs.
3. What I like to do is stack them all close to Stavka HQ. Then, turn on refit for a dozen or so at a time until they fill up.
When they fill up, assign them to an Airborn HQ and assign a got Armor rating General. Then assign that Corps HQ to a Front. Keep those guys for the persuit if he falls back and stay in contact. Cav is better. Cav & Armor works best. There should be many opportunities to get the brigades involved in hasties. Work them up to as high morale and wins as possible. When you can form Corps, consolidate the highest morale units into a corps, having wins will help towards getting guard status with the Corps. If he spams you with regiments, 3 fresh brigs, can attack by themselves provided he's not strong, has suffered some bombing or the regiment has already retreated.
By the way, keep those Airborn brigs back and put them on refit when you can. They will increase their morale to 55+, combine those units into Guards divs. Guaranteed 4CV (sometimes 5) at full strength and a bit of training.
< Message edited by glvaca -- 6/1/2012 5:17:31 PM >