From: Kinmel bay
I've only played against the AI but have been reading both sides of this AAR with interest. I think that there should be some redress towards the Soviet player from about late August onwards.
If you look at the maps Olivier hasnt done that much better historically than reality and yet the Soviets are still struggling for numbers and certainly will not be able to get the build up they need, certainly not for any kind of Op Uranus. Is it still too early in the life of the game to start making changes though, i.e. will Russian defensive tactics start to improve as we all get used to the game?
From a personal perspective, and as somebody who does like to play as the Axis, I reckon that Soviet replacement levels need to be looked at. As mentioned above I reckon the replacement levels need to increase from late August onwards, I certainly wouldnt be doing it before that time as the balance could tilt too much towards the Soviet side. But I still think any changes need to be small at this stage, as I've alluded to and Keunert has mentioned above it could be that we are all still new to the game and there are other strategies.
Just to shove something else into the pot. Could it be that the initial Soviet objectives are a little too harsh and that is what is leading to the losses? Maybe a bit more leeway there to enable the Soviet player to have a bit more prestige?
Anyway, by the looks of these AARs it is still a fascinating game as it stands, so thanks for taking the time to put them up, I'm learning loads from this one and Olivier's from the Axis perspective.