From: Ottawa, Canada
Overall, my force morale is good, some units need to resupply right away – or at least early on.
To win, I need to control probably around 15,000 to 20000 points for the VP locations. If I can minimize my losses, the lower end above will likely work. There are 13,500 points from VP locations that are fairly easily in my reach and 2-6000 that will be up for grabs.
Some motherhood statements:
Need to get recce out fast and as far East as possible – selecting observations points to help confirm the Soviet attentions.
Sagehorn may be the key location. Getting to it first and holding it, would likely ensure a really good result.
The low ground (valley) along the Wumme Sudarm river is intriguing. I would love to be able to get 2nd Armd Bn there and then attack the Soviets from the North.
I need to make sure that I do not unnecessarily send Inf out to hold ground without support. I’ve done that too much …
Ideally, I would let the Soviets come to me and then counter move to secure enough VP locations to get the win. Although, it can be very difficult to move the Soviets off a VP location once they have it. Thus, I need to think about quick counter moves to recapture ground (VP locations) lost to the Soviets, or I need to advance quickly and take the fight to the Soviets – get them off their game…
I would like to find a way to shape the battlefield to my advantage, pushing the Soviets into areas where I can hit them from their flanks and at a distance.
I like the rain – as I think that poor visibility is an advantage for me. Likewise, the night will be good for me, so slowing down the Soviets enough that the major battles are fought at night would be good.
I need to keep my AD elements forward – Soviets have used Hinds early in the last 3 scenarios.
I need to keep my HQs up with their units – not leading them into battle though.
I want to do better at keeping my arty units in play all game long. I want to use FASCAM and ICM early, to slow the Soviets down and reduce their power.
The last 3 scenarios have been over quickly. In each of them the balance of forces has been 1 to 1 or slightly in my advantage. In this scenario, the Soviets have a slight advantage which may mean that the battle will be more drawn out.
I need to remember what I have learned about movement. My initial moves may be assault orders – with some recce elements using hasty movement to get to their locations. The river in the South may mean that my Southern forces have a protected flank.
Looking at the river, if the Soviets wanted to be sneaky, they could push units across the 2nd bridge from the East and run them on the South side of the river – this would not likely help them with securing VP locations, but could help with exiting forces…