From: Hex X37, Y15
This is an AAR for a 1941 GC PBEM, me as the Axis, Gids as the Soviets. Random weather, full FOW. Started with 4.01.10.
First turn. I do the Riga gambit in the north, and I send one panzer corps of the third panzer group to Dünaburg and cross the Dvina with one unit. This will let me send that corps either to the north to help AG north, or straight east, depending on what Ivan does.
In the center pretty much the standard Bialystok pocket. I use the blue army units to take Brest, to make sure I move as much infantry of 2d panzer group forward, and not let them waste any MPs fighting. I think it is important to get infantry to the Dnepr as soon as possible, and every MP counts.
In the south I go for the big Lvov pocket. It will probably be breakable, but I will be able to reseal it, and that will ensure those units doesn't get away. I also do a smaller Lvov pocket as well using the infantry. This is partly to cut the Soviets up so if the large pocket is broken, the westernmost units will still be isolated, and also to prevent the surrounded Sovs from wriggling too much. It will also let me displace a couple of airfields.
< Message edited by Tarhunnas -- 4/28/2011 10:38:48 PM >