From: Ottawa, Canada
It feels good to be playing again. Here are my initial thoughts on this scenario:
I have an M1 Armd Bn and a M113 Inf Bn – with my Inf in M113s I am not as mobile as usual and do not have as much AT power. This will make things difficult until the AT resources arrive.
My Artillery, a lot of AT resources and AHs start arriving in about 80 minutes
There are a lot of reinforced positions for me to use for defending
There are many obstacles placed across the front – along with some nice natural obstacles.
The majority of the VP locations are in the centre and I start holding most of them – there are a couple in my rear area that are unclaimed, but my reinforcements will pick them up.
Although I like the idea of defending along the first line of reinforced positions, I think it is better to pull back and set up some more coordinated defensive locations – creating some nice kill zones (KZ) (engagement areas (EA).
The Soviet force is a little bigger than me – points wise. I suspect that they will have lots of Artillery.
I see two main avenues of approach for the Soviets:
1. Along the Kahl river into the middle ground
2. Along route St2443.
There is a third route to the North, but it takes them away from main VP locations.
The Soviets could try to go through the woods, but that will be slow and would mean that they will arrive piecemeal. I think they will end up doing that once they hit my initial defence line, but hopefully I can damage them enough initially to make this move one of minor forces.
VP requirements 82% 73% 62% - there are a lot of location VPs (11,600) so if I can hold most of them, plus take out the Soviet forces, I should be able to win well.