From: Tucson, AZ
The winter offensive should not be taken lightly. They come at you like lunatics. Make
sure you are well prepared for it.
How hard could it be you ask....in my immediately previous game of D21 I did sort of
take it lightly and paid the price. I hadn't dug anybody in past 'D' and didn't have
any reserves standing by and the supply system collapsed so nobody was supplied, they
weren't overextended......they were out of supply. Nobody could disband as a result.
And like you said the Soviets came at me so hard about 25% of them evaporated on attack.
But I was driven back and lost a lot of stragglers and the slower units were caught and
destroyed. I estimate I lost about 1/3 of my army retreating. It was then that I
looked at the tracks for Elmer and misinterpetred what I saw and abandoned the game.
I have since learned to dig everybody in to 'F' at least, have some reserves handy for
those times that the Soviets actully break through the lines, and if possible have
more then one MLR....defend in depth.
BTW I also thought I could take Sevastapol 'on the bounce', but it was too tough.
In a previous version of this scenario Sevastopol was empty, no garrison, no defenders
so I took a chance and launched some paratroopers to the hex next to the port to recon
what was in the hex and then dropped some paratroopers in the port hex capturing it on
the cheap. Rick has since produced the version I'm playing now that has defenders in
the port hex. D'oh. But it's still early September and the Bulgarian release isn't
until December 4, so I'm optimistic that the port shall fall with the help of the 11th
Army. Whose units are streaming to the Crimea as we speak. Some elements are already
< Message edited by larryfulkerson -- 2/10/2018 10:17:48 AM >
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