From: Nashville, Tennessee
I'm no expert by any means, but I have bagged my first win ( http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3991968 ).
Disclaimer: If one of the experts comments differently, listen to them.
So here's a suggestion of options to change from the starting default: mild winter on, Geneva Convention off, easy mode on, past history off.
I believe it's better to play with as many PP choices in play as possible. The freedom of action and AP bonuses that come from your 3 Army Groups and your superior at OKW are critical and increase with better relationships.
Play your PP decisions to increase the relationship with the above 4 generals. You do this by observing the comments for each decision. If one of the above 4 favors something, do it. If in doubt, take a middle, less costly, decision, avoid the extremes.
The first turn is critical! Keep practicing until you can surround and destroy several Soviet armies by turn 4. Avoid attacking inf. with arm. Be as wild and crazy with your arm., dashing through holes created by inf. and mech., as possible. Even, on turn one, if you see they will probably be surrounded by the Soviets. Maximize turn one CHAOS and DISRUPTION. Since the Soviets are almost frozen on their turn 1, the risks are minimal.
Keep arm. on roads and especially out of woods to avoid expending too much fuel and/or making poor attacks.
It's usually o'k to leave pockets for inf. to cleanup the next turn.
Avoid attacking with low APs remaining; running out of APs when attacking ruins your units' Readiness.
Keep an eye on Readiness. Because units start in full supply, they recover readiness during the first few turns quickly. Later on this won't happen and you must rest units for a turn to avoid ineffectiveness.
Maximize an attack by moving the attacking unit's HQ to within 2 hexes of the attacker(s).
Mech. units are the real work horses.
You don't need to destroy conscript armies so much as attack and weaken them.
I'm sure others will continue to add to the list.
< Message edited by willgamer -- 12/24/2015 5:25:34 PM >
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