From: Versailles, France
Good news, I survived my first blizzard against a human!
But as I'm stubborn, I didn't follow all the advices given by the most experienced players.
At least it allowed me to avoid the major mistakes, and I'm able to confirm:
- in december German CV are garbage (the dropping of available squad is truly impressive!)
- in January things are going better and the line can clearly be hold in February. I did some successfull counterattacks.
- splitting Mtn div is a good idea
- the finns can hold the line (Leningrad taken)
- garrisoning Pzd/Mot in cities is the key
- I did a fort line some hexes behind the front, not sure that this waste of AP helped me (except psychologically)
But I lost 800k men, 1100 AFV, 6000 guns and of course morale. I've lost 0 to five hexes in the north (Leningrad to Moscow), five to ten from Moscow to the sea. I should have perhaps given more hexes to the Sov... but I don't like retreating
No unit was lost except a Rum Inf shatttered (Where is it?)
Now the Front Line is Ladoga, Ilmen, Torzok, Briansk, Bielgorod, Karkov, Mariupol. I have the equivalent of 2 PzG+.
Should I attack in early March or wait past the mud? Is it possible/interesting to take Moscow 1942, or better to concentrate in the south? What would be the better chain of commanders?