As for the the state of Moscow, I imagine you'd be a pretty good judge, but I'm maybe a little less pessimistic. You have to succeed with two pincers to get your arms around the city and I think the northern wing has the armour but not the terrain and the southern wing has the terrain but not the armour. This might be wishful thinking.
As for losing Moscow, I won't be delighted, but I won't be completely inconsolable. If I were to lose it but keep everything to the east of Dnepropetrovk, I'd say that was a reasonable trade in terms of manpower centres. I forgot to mention in the AAR, but everything's been stripped out of three of the four industrial hexes apart from MIG factories and heavy industry, so I'll keep the aviation industry.
Generally I have no doubt that the Axis have the initiative, but it's going to have to hurry up.
I don't know anything about B, but I'm prepared to believe what you say - he's a most stimulating player. So far I've managed to avoid really big encirclements, apart from the south in the first few turns, but I've been giving ground at a much faster rate than usual. Incidentally, have you ever read Corelli Barnett's book "The Desert Generals"? It's about the men who ran the British campaign in north Africa - it's very vivid description of what it was like to fight against Rommel.
Very good point about the manpower centers. If you have enough blizzard exp I am guessing you will be able to retake it, now holding it during 42 will be interesting.
Your a very good SHC player yourself so if hes pushing you hes very good.
Looks like game will be desided in 42 basicly. Whats your OOB look like?
It will be interesting to see what he does during blizzard. He might be 10-0 +, but has he had to fase a strong exp SHC Blizzard O?
As we have seen its not out of the question for the SHC to win the game during blizzard by pocketing 20+ divisions and crushing german infantry morale.
< Message edited by Pelton -- 10/28/2012 11:51:13 PM >
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