There is no better 41 SHC morale. There is worse 42 SHC morale and better 42 GHC morale.
The name of the game for the Soviets will be even more weighted towards preserving the ability to wage war by implementing a strict evacuation schedule and avoiding pocketing, the latter being squeezed by a synthetic line in the sand that must be held.
SHC morale: Previous patches' bug fixes I thought of. The name of the game... will now also mean that they need to shape a situation more similar to that in history if they want to achieve similar blizzard success. It hopefully won't be an artificial effect anymore, but connected to the summer events. That may mean weakening the Axis as much as possible long before blizzard, and may mean luring them forward as late as possible.
However, much as hindsight does dictate the need for holding LG or for withdrawing from the poorly defensible terrain in the south for the Sov player, it may also dictate that an Axis player may need to consider stopping his offensives before 41's autumn mud and prepare for the winter, in which case the overextension, depletion and fatigue of the Wehrmacht units will likely not be as severe as it would be required for a spectacurlar blizzard. Or if close to sudden deatch VP count, he might try the last drive on Moscow, perhaps fail by a hex, and then be punished for pushing his forces beyond the limit. Déja vù?
< Message edited by janh -- 10/2/2013 2:27:35 PM >