From: Houston, TX - USA
Thanks for the advice.
I haven't extensively planned the Russian winter offensive yet. As you indicated, I don't know how many
units will have good enough morale and support to warrant inclusion. My goal is to be as punishing as
possible and continue to attack wherever I can get nice attritional results on the enemy. If he leaves
his armored units exposed, I will certainly focus on them.
The second part of my winter plan is to stock up on AP's, build cavalry corps, and build as many infantry
brigades as possible to create enough unit mass while I am converting units to corps.
I am pondering holding two armor armies in mobile reserve throughout the winter so that any summer 42 panzer
punch will be more blunt.
Considering my blunder at Moscow has created an opportunity around Stalino and Rostov, if I can hold the
enemy well back there and create a 5+ hex fortified defense in depth, I will have a fighting chanced on holding the
BUT I am planning how to get to the moon before Yuri Gregarian's first flight. I must not get ahead of myself
And I welcome ideas and thoughts, as I am an inexperienced player who needs it.
The soviets keept about 80 divisions in reserve during bliZard:
in game terms, if you have divisions ten points bellow national morale ,they should be striped from the fronts structure and keept under military districts and stavka until march :
the units that are used durring the winter battles end up severly understrenght and morale gains are bellow expectations:
A fresh 80 division reserve will help you restore the fronts staying power after the winter battles;