ORIGINAL: Michael T
T1 22nd June 1941 (Clear)
Nothing too outlandish to start with. A fairly stock opening after such a long break. Still it’s not entirely watertight, some things went wrong. If the Soviets get lucky with MP’s they might break some pockets. I only sent 1 Pz and 2 Mot divisions to AGS. This opening attempts to minimise the number of routed escapee’s from encirclement. Hence the foray in to the swamps with motorised units. I will post some stats next turn. Its good to be back playing this again.
I think that sending an extra Pz corps to south to lock 16A will be a better deal. We could view it in this way: Soviet will certainly rail 16A to the land bridge, and suppose it is willing to sacrifice it to slow the Germany advance, then it may cost more delay comparing with having the 16A killed in the south.
I didn't know why you try to kill the routed units? from my experience as SHC, those units are useless in the early stage, with the soviet NM stay at 40 in the first 2 turns, they are more like burden than useful asset, it will take ages before they return to combat ready.
Still, it is better to postpone Minsk and Lvov pockets for one turn, that way, the doomed units will suck huge replacement: men, weapons, supply, fuel, trucks, for example, a div is 8000 men if cut off, will be 11000 if in supply. It will cost 30000 more armaments to the Soviet side. In T1, soviet Armaments will be 1190000, Motor pool will be 80k. All units got their Cv down (because of lacking trucks and replacement all around). You could have a check of my opening. Link: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3890124
As for Capturing Moscow, it isn't difficult to get your Pzs from South to Moscow in 1.08, I pocketed Moscow in T13.
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