I do wonder if too many Soviet players try to be too surgical in this phase. Can understand the logic, manpower, trucks et al aren't unlimited, but it may also be that trying to overload a German defense (ie a wee bit of maskirovka) might pay dividends.
These turns seem a good example. Ok you know have a hole in your fort line that will be hard to repair, so your IV PZA is a wee bit less mobile as it needs to mind the gap, but it was easy enough for your to concentrate to seal off the offensive.
True, but the problem can be seen in the defense values of my stacks. The 3 units of PzA IV have the same defensive value as a single division in a lvl 3 fort. And, if he keeps attacking the same units over and over, he will eventually wear down my units.
That being said, I do agree, and Sean did indeed try to pierce my line in several positions, he just failed in all his attempts elsewhere. I also think he might have built too few artillery units, as I do not see a lot of them on the map. What I would have tried now as the USSR, would be to mass a lot of infantry, tanks, cav and mech in a concentrated area, push a hole in the front, and then drive deep through it. Worst case scenario, I will cut them off for one turn, but 3x3 USSR Rifle Corps with decent amount of artillery units will rout any stack I can field, so he would be in supply again the following turn, and I would be forced to pull back to the next line, as I would be unable to contain his thrust.
The one thing I do not understand however is why he is allowing a lot of my units to be out of enemy ZoC. The attrition battle is one he should be taking at any time. That makes no sense to me at all...
"Hun skal torpederes!" - Birger Eriksen
("She is to be torpedoed!")