And the Numbers
So turn 13... here's my thoughts.
1) Finland... next theatre
2) AGN... Leningrad will fall with around 100,000 dudes or so. The Finns will hold on the Volkov during the blizzard. Done with the help of 4 Pz divisions from AGC. I think the transfer was wise, because I doubt Leningrad would have fallen . Why ??? Since the 5th turn their presence helped (in my estimation) take an average of 1 and 1/2 additional hexes a turn. So over 8 turns (5th-12 th turns), 12 hexes were captured that would otherwise have become stronger forts, more difficult to take, more holds, giving THEPROS more motivation to hold it, and so on.
To face the blizzard without the Finnish help in AGN would be a potential disaster. I think that was the key factor in Pelton-MT AAR, for Pelton to retreat so far back in '41 (so far Pelton-MT gets my vote for the 2013 WITE Academy Award for best drama/comedy)
3) AGC... I'll be about 5 or so hexes from Moscow. Have time to build some D-line for late blizzard. I'm thinking about starting to build a fort network, with some fortifications, 18 or so hexes back. I'm playing to run like a rabbit come blizzard. I prefer running to having Sillyflower smile as he isolates division after division. Any thoughts.
4) AGS....It's going to get interesting the next few turns. I have a good Pz force and good position that will probably force THEPROS to reterat and give me a lot of space in AGS; space to play with come blizzard.
Casualties 380,000 for me. 1,950,000 for the Soviets (about 130 killed divisions). Not a good ratio. But this turn I have isolated Soviets in all three army groups for the first time over that last 8 turns. Not great but helps the morale.
So turn 13... I'm ok ... my grades ??? 1) Finnish D- (I didn't do anything bad, just good play by THEPROS) 2) AGN .. B or B+, still stuff to do, 3) AGC a C or C- (wish I had started to chew on the edge of the Moscow fort network sooner, and 4) AGS could get interesting, maybe a B ??? But the reality is if I'm facing this tuff of a D in the fall '41, I'm not going to do a lot in '42 and the Soviets get stronger and stronger...
< Message edited by HITMAN202 -- 4/3/2013 3:44:42 AM >
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