Eh, I'm no newbie, been playing this game since release, and WITW. I may have made some mistakes but nothing I thought was earth-shattering. I'm welcome to hearing anything that would've turned this out differently. I fought forward here and it crushed me, but still had reserves for the breakthroughs. The Soviets don't have the CV to stop the germans in '41.
His fake-out with Leningrad and the center at the start though really threw me off, that's why I didn't prioritize L-grad as much, so it fell early and it let him redirect his panzers to Moscow. Perhaps the true center is the North.
Apologies, but your defense of Leningrad was severely lacking. If you make a half-hearted attempt to defend Leningrad, Moscow is at great risk as it gives the Axis player an early opportunity to shift more troops to the center sooner.
What is this airbase defense line on the Luga? You do know that they just displace when next to an enemy unit?
You have Pavlovo with a defense value of 48 and Leningrad is 5?
I only count about 7 visible ground combat units of the Northern Front. That's not even an army's worth. You have to respect the fact that even the 2 panzer corps of PG 4 are going to blow through what little opposition you put in his way. By turn 4 at the very latest, starting at Leningrad itself, you should have had 3 combat units there, and another 3 in the hexes directly east of Leningrad, and another 3 east of that. Each unit should have had a base CV of at least 2 or 3. And that is one of your last lines of defense. Three full Soviet armies should be operating in that area even without an extra German panzer corps.
This picture is before any moves.
I know how airbases work, they were set up that way to appear to be combat units if he reconned. He totally faked me out, I figured his units were going for the center, I didn't defend Lgrad enough.
I was trying to limit railing of units as much as I could too so save industry, most were committed to the Smolensk area.
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