From: Southern California
I put always 2 armies in that area and didnt help me. When GHC decide to divert 4. Pz group south they will pocket them. As far as I can remember, both MT and Pelton did it to me.
You need to do it in depth, and be prepared to counterattack. Any Axis advance here will necessarily be channeled into more open terrain and be vulnerable to counterstrokes. I've never played against MT, but have played Pelton, and it worked well enough against him. So well, in fact, that he abandoned his drive north of Vitebsk completely. Indeed, MT kind of did the very same thing against Pelton in his recent game, and turned the area into a brick wall. You will need to send more and more stuff up here as time goes on, though.
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