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How to crack the Crimea? - 1/18/2011 11:27:25 PM   
Singleton Mosby


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It is '42 and I bottled up the Crimea from the isthmus. I have not sealed the Crimea from the Kuban area yet however. The Soviet defence seams pretty strong, 50+ and fortifactions are 4 or 5 in strength. How do I crack it?
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RE: How to crack the Crimea? - 1/18/2011 11:31:37 PM   
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50+.. is that the strength of the hex displayed or ??

TBH, I don't think you crack it. You drop a corps and keep going. The only other thing I can think of is show up with a lot of planes and have say 3 stacks of German infantry ready to go. First stack takes two deliberate attacks, rotates out and second stack comes in; rinse and repeat. If you can't crack it with a pile of planes and 3 stacks, then I don't think you are going to get it cracked TBH. Make sure the corps have engineers/pioneers, etc in them.

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RE: How to crack the Crimea? - 1/18/2011 11:38:59 PM   
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I managed to do this with infantry only in my AI game.  What assets do you have on hand and do you micromanage your support units?  These are important details.  If you don't have enough troops and you defiantly don't micromanage your SU's I can't help you much but say good luck.  If you do/can get pioneers and stugs piled in your top line units and bring in as much heavy arty you can in the area they can bull their way thru most any defense regardless of what the numbers say.

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RE: How to crack the Crimea? - 1/19/2011 12:01:52 AM   
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A full German stack (two if you can) of infantry loaded down with support units (especially pioneers). Very rarely can a Soviet level 5 stack hold off against two German stacks in a deliberate attack.

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It is '42 and I bottled up the Crimea from the isthmus. I have not sealed the Crimea from the Kuban area yet however. The Soviet defence seams pretty strong, 50+ and fortifactions are 4 or 5 in strength. How do I crack it?



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RE: How to crack the Crimea? - 1/19/2011 12:16:59 AM   
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3 good inf divisions with at least one pioneer each, 140% air support, at least 5 art pieces in corps and Army HQ one hex away. Also remember there are a few back doors into the Crimea. If you have one one or two mobile units, you can swing round once you push the stack back and isolate the defenders before they fall back to sevastopol.

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