Essro -> RE: Partisan Strategy Question (12/6/2019 3:30:12 PM)
How are you guys handling garrisons for Partisans?
In France I have garrisoned all the ports, large urban cities (green circles) and urban production cities (brown circles).
I have no garrisons in Poland and up until now (January 1942) no partisan activity.
In Denmark, Luxemburg, Netherland, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Belgium I have garrisoned all large urban cities (green circles) and urban production cities (brown circles).
In Norway I have garrisoned all five ports.
Russia is my big question because of the possibility of actual Partisan units.
1. Do I try to garrison so that every rail hex is covered by a division zone of control? This seems like an awful amount of units but does eliminate any partisan activity.
2. Do I garrison every large urban cities (green circles) and urban production cities (brown circles) and every railroad junction? Much less units but now there will be a lot of partisan activity.
Is there a strategy I am missing?
Thanks for any help
Norway, Denmark, France and the low countries: I garrison the coast against invasion. Partisan units will not appear in these countries.
I use the Italians to garrison the Balkans.
In USSR, I garrison cities such as Riga, Odessa, etc.
But the main effort is garrisons along critical rail lines at rail junctions.
I use axis minors split into divisions and use their countries rail to zip them around to assist each other. I augment this force of axis minors with essentially a german corps (split into divs) for each "army group" assuming I have roughly 4 AGs (North, Center, South, and A/Ukraine). So I use about 12 German divs, 6 Hun, 6-9 Rum. The german units are on rotation with units from France. Once they deteriorate to a point I send them to France for some R&R.
Attack partisans last so as not to use up any nearby air units set to support (you want those available for main effort). Try to hit any partisan units with at least two divs. They almost never survive.
It is a minor upkeep that, on average, I spend about 2-3 minutes per turn.
Be wary of people freaking about partisans. They were just barely (arguably) out of control on release but Alvaro adjusted it and the only folks who complain are usually...what's the word...ummm a little too pro-German OR perfectionists that get triggered because it doesn't match their world view.
Judging from screenshots I've seen, some folks are spending waaaaaaay too much effort in perfecting a supply line. (Even if a supply line is compromised, it would take some serious mismanagement for that to last more than a turn--and the impact of that is almost minimal enough to ignore).
If you find yourself crying about how "hard" partisan are, or how "unfair" it is to the Germans...go play Hello Kitty Island Adventure as it might be more suitable.
Having said that, I still think partisans should spawn in rugged terrain only but other than that, I feel it's pretty close to what it should be.
Keep calm and carry on.