Kamil is having issues in his game. He unlike me has HQ's and other units at 100%, but he still has 100k of stuff in pools.
Replacements situation (one of many shortcomings of game engine) massively spoils my current game and it fells like WitE should end in summer of '43. I am deeply disappointed, because my struggle against Mike was my most enjoyable encounter so far, but current system will soon take most of the pleasure away by imposing trench warfare and boring passive defence.
At the moment German player is forced abandon attack far to quickly because of designed snowball-effect.
I attack so I suffer loses and they won't properly be replaced. So to maintain momentum I need to weaken other parts of front handing initiative to Soviets everywhere but in area of attack.
My forces on the flanks get beaten so they suffered losses, but obviously they won't be replaced, so either I continue attacking and make situation on flanks even worse or I switch to defence and slowly rebuild forces what won't change anything, because by the time German forces regains strength Red Army will be too strong for any prolonged attempts to create pockets. Once it happens attacking stops being option for Germans, because loses ratio favours Soviet massively.
And it leads to constant withdrawal for one side, and dull grinding for the other.
Game is to be fun and WitE slowly stops providing it.
After removing +1 rule '42 was fun. Not so any more.
Having said that, I don't want to take anything from Mike who is playing better than me, but I need to add that current replacement system is not helping me at all and I feel this is factor that is tipping the scales.
Game is good and lively, but I find it irritating when I have 450k manpower in pool and my divisions melt-away.
Imagine situation when all of my divisions were 15 to 20% stronger. It would be the case if replacements were being send properly to the front.
I have lots of 2CV infantry divisions, that have morale in low 70s and I can't do anything to increase number of infantry squads.
< Message edited by Pelton -- 2/12/2013 6:35:19 PM >
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