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Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzard tu... - 1/6/2011 8:27:05 PM   
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It is the first blizzard-My first GC game and Ivan has retaken Rzhev and broken thru in the area of V.Luki. I am being pressured in Kursk but Vzayam and Bryansk are still holding. Rumanians are being spanked silly, probably my fault for making them go all the way to the top of teh Crimea.

I am try to control a sense of panic and trying not to feel discouraged. I tell myself, this is where generalship comes in. I also tell myself I can contain the breaks with my panzer reserves. Where is my Prozac. I got spolied with my heady success the first 4 months. This game is so good, i feel the tension and can start to appreciate the tension around that time .
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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 8:38:54 PM   
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You sent the Rumanians all the way to the Crimea? You're a braver man than me then
Well  we would love to see a screenshot though... just for laughs, I mean, to share our strategic thoughts on the matter.  

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 9:16:21 PM   
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No retreat!

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 9:32:53 PM   
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I learned the hard way about the Romanians too.  I sent most of them on security duties after my first winter.  Good riddance.


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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 9:48:20 PM   
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No retreat!



now that is a Fuhrer Befehl!

I dont know why I am anxious about a game (even though it is the best Eastern Front game in a long time.)

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 9:54:01 PM   
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quote:

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You sent the Rumanians all the way to the Crimea? You're a braver man than me then
Well  we would love to see a screenshot though... just for laughs, I mean, to share our strategic thoughts on the matter.  



I am not too worried, I have Mussolini's finest Italian Corp with three whole divsions to plug the gap.

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 10:13:00 PM   
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The Soviet logisitics are rubbish. They'll grind to a halt soon enough - just have to hope 'soon enough' isn't Warsaw ;).

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 10:15:37 PM   
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Still blizard in turn 41? O boy.....(I am currently in turn 33 and hard pushed on several parts of the front).

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 10:30:24 PM   
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Still blizard in turn 41? O boy.....(I am currently in turn 33 and hard pushed on several parts of the front).



How realistic is it to have a 2 month blizzard. This makes me cringe even more, I hope I dont need therapy (lol).

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 10:32:47 PM   
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One thing I am trying to decide is when to counter attack the Ivan Spearheads with my panzers. I get the sense i need to time this right so I get them when all they outrun their supply net and all they have left making them go forward are their comissars walking behind them with thier pistols.

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 10:35:36 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Still blizard in turn 41? O boy.....(I am currently in turn 33 and hard pushed on several parts of the front).



How realistic is it to have a 2 month blizzard. This makes me cringe even more, I hope I dont need therapy (lol).


Turn 34 and......snow

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 10:39:09 PM   
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How realistic is it to have a 2 month blizzard.


March, when the Blizzard turns to Snow is the time to counter attack - you can recover a lot of ground in the 3 snow turns before the mud arrives in April. During the Blizzard the Panzers are penalised so attacking should only be considered when you can be sure of overwhelming odds.

edit: sorry wrong quote - was responding to panzer question.

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/6/2011 10:41:47 PM   
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How realistic is it to have a 2 month blizzard.


March, when the Blizzard turns to Snow is the time to counter attack - you can recover a lot of ground in the 3 snow turns before the mud arrives in April. During the Blizzard the Panzers are penalised so attacking should only be considered when you can be sure of overwhelming odds.

edit: sorry wrong quote - was responding to panzer question.



Without using the panzers which makes sense. I need to prepare to fall back a give ground. I just hate to give up Vyazma, Khakrov and Bryansk.

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/7/2011 12:02:54 AM   
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In my Field Marshal noob AAR I got Kursk, Belgorod and Kharkov back in March, because I conserved the panzers during the blizzard and the SU were over-extended.

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/7/2011 3:05:53 AM   
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I learned the hard way about the Romanians too.  I sent most of them on security duties after my first winter.  Good riddance.



They're definitely brittle in 1941, but in 1942, they hold up well on the frontline as long as they're double- or even tripled-up in stacks. I also generally added a German infantry division or two to the Romanian corps when it made sense-- helped stiffen their lines and allowed me a better division of labor along the front (not to mention an easier CP situation).

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/7/2011 3:18:20 AM   
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How are the Italian units. I have kept them away as best as I could but are they better then the Romanians?

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RE: Time to Hyperventilate-Ivan has broken thru-Blizzar... - 1/7/2011 5:11:27 AM   
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Italians are not much better. If it is not a mountain div, German, Finnish, it will get smashed in the Blizzard. My first game the Russians only penetrated 3 places on my line. But I stopped at the end of Sept and dug in hard. Level 4 forts across the board and double stacked units. 

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