From: Lochan nan balgair-dudh
ORIGINAL: Michael T
MT, checked out threads, above, that's holding Lgrad for sure. Thx for straightening me out.
Without counting, looks like about half of SW Front was railed up there. No?
Yes, most of the quality units that start in the south head north. It's standard procedure.
To set you straight, about 12 months ago most reasonable veteran players came to realize that the game had become so biased to the Soviets it was no longer worth playing as contest. So some of us left the scene until the game balance could be restored. Now it appears this new patch (1.08) will offer players the chance (with suitable settings) to configure a game that offers both sides a fair chance of victory. So some vets are returning to the scene to try it out. I being one such player.
this only partly picks at the issue. The problem in the south is that two lumps of cheese are coinciding.
First, the (physically impossible) Lvov pocket (in all its variants) means that the only real defensive tool a Soviet player is left with is to stretch the supply lines. If this is all you need to do, then pulling out most of the forces for a (politically impossible) allocation of SW Front to the defense of Leningrad is indeed a valid move.
Solution? No Lvov, no Soviet withdrawals from the Ukraine till SW Front is in contact with Bryansk (ie realistically after the loss of Gomel and Chernigov). Result, a damn good tussle in the Ukraine and trying to defend Leningrad on a shoe string.
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