From: Carnegie, Australia
Tanks use less manpower than infantry, so throw your tank brigades at the enemy :)
johntoml56, how many tanks in the field do you have? What units?
On turn 43 I had 6787 AFV in the field (bear in mind it was played on an older version, and many things worked differently then).
Had about 18k at the end of 1943, that were reduced to 13k at the end of '44 summer. Rebuilt in three months to 22k in January 1945, after five weeks of an all-out offensive were down to 17k. 2048 lost on the last turn :)
Finished the war with 28 Tank Corps, 1 Tank Brigade, 6 Mechanized Corps, 62 Light SU Brigades, 20 Cavalry Corps, 55 Heavy Tank Regiments, 33 Heavy SU Regiments, 1 Light SU Regiment, and 27 Flame Tank Regiments.
Turn 44 AFVs in the field - 7198 (includes self propelled flack)
3 Tank Corp (uses less Tanks than the combined Brigades)
1 Tank Div
122 Tank Brigades
1 Motorised Brigade (because I could)
32 Motorcycle Regiments
22 Sep Tank Battalions (low on manpower but never gain experience if not in front line)
11 TD Batteries
In the pool (577 tanks being added each week)
T60 - 491, T70 - 13, Stuart - 119, Matilda - 220, Valentine - 504, lee 140, T34 - 2520, KV1 - 462