What? You didn't evacuate your Panzer units to Poland for the winter ? They should be maxed out, fueled up, and ready to run rough shod over those Russian Devils. (Yeah... I know it's not "historical"... but it seems to be the current strategy among the Panzer Ballers.)
"The rules are no attack advantages for the Soviets and mild blizzard."
If that is the case, if the German player knows what he's doing, the game is already over...
It just a question of how big the German victory will be.
Since you are new, I'll explain... With an experienced Panzer Baller playing the German side, without the "extreme blizzard" and "1-1=2-1" and using the other standard settings, the Russian army will not be able to counter attack successfully enough in the winter of 41.
This leads to a number of consequences... i.e. the Russians don't build morale, the Russians don't gain Guards units, the Germans don't lose morale, and there are fewer German losses and loss of ground.
All of this is what is well documented as the "snowball effect"... a downward spiral of morale and increased losses.
With an experienced Panzer Baller playing the German side, if you play without the EB and 1-1=2-1, the Germans should capture Leningrad and Moskow in 41, evacuate the panzers for the winter 41, and be in position to run for automatic victory points in 42. The Russians will not have the power to stop this until they have fully formed Corps sized units, and they will only accomplish this if they have avoided large pockets. What this dictates is that the Russians will only fight in the EB in 41 and run away the rest of the time until they have fully formed the Russian Army 2.0 with fully supported Corps.
All this rant sounds like the religion of “Pelton” especially pulling armor into Poland . Actually any level 4 town , Urban will work. I am pulling out my armor now right at Moscow.
"What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know. It's what we know for sure that just ain't so"