From: Denver Colorado
Bought WitE in 2012; WitW upon release in 2014. Played WitW for three months before returning to WitP AE.
Had two weeks off this Christmas, and really buckled down to read and study the rules, patch notes, Forum posts (The "Best of WitE" notes were very useful) and AAR's (Sheltek, you give me hope! Dinglar, outstanding notes)!
Started a "Bitter End Campaign" as the Soviet vs. Axis AI. While I am comfortable with and have a good grasp of the rules, I lack the experience that only comes with hours of play.
Saved at the end of the Axis resolution, before doing my first turn.
So, the first time around I pulled everyone east to separate, preserve and build a defensive line Leningrad / Novgorod / Velikie Luki in defensive terrain.
However, after some thought, I decided to start again, pulling back slowly with a hedgehog (key cities) / checkerboard defense in good defensive terrain in order slow down the Axis and hopefully make him work to take each city.
I also use armor in the front lines; in the future I will take care to keep them in reserve, allowing training and morale to improve, persevering them for future use.
In any event, this forum is loaded with highly experienced players; so I thought I should ask "The Smart Guys"tm: Do I stand where possible, or pull back to the end of the Axis supply lines and fortify?
Or, a combination of both?
I am doing the homework, and working through the AAR's, am sure that all of the above has been asked before.
Also: It's all in the details, I love the complexity of this series. Considering that my fastest campaign turn in WitP AE is three hours, there is hope that I can finish WitE in my current life span...<grin>
Am very grateful for any and all advice.
My Thanks to you All for your help!
TO M60a3TTS- M60's forever...!
< Message edited by Mac Linehan -- 1/16/2017 9:15:22 PM >