From: Madrid, Spain
Well, that's true, they could although tat would use two of the already insufficient polish corps, probably being an advantage in general terms, I mean those could be easily killed in clear (and fine weather) and would make the cities even weaker, or if everybody or most of the rest concentrates in Lodz and Warsaw, it would allow fast advance with few or no resistance for German units in the Center and South.
And it can be easily solved moving just a div (or the weaker corps to the space between them and Konigsberg.
In all, I guess it can benefit the GE Player.
The main purpose, in my humble opinion, of putting the Germans in East Prussia out of supply is to reduce the effect of the surprise ground strike.
Well, that's is a very good point. However, what was said before is that thet two stacks would be OOS, and I countered that land units no, or could be easily solved.
Of course ground strike is previous and I hadn't thought about that.
My deployment is pretty similar to yours, except for two things:
- I didn't think of the "trick" of leaving Warsaw empty and fill it later. I had thought of Brest-Litovsk but they could be bombed from East Prussia...
- I always save the HQ. That HQ is much more important than any ****ty militia the GE will spend trying to take Poland and not only in BP but also in the possibility to have an extra HQ, the UK only has two at first and most of the game I would appreciate 1 extra HQ. You have France, Egypt, India, Northern Africa, possible invasions and London for restoring planes.
Many times I save the div and the planes as well, as I said, Poland usually falls in the second impulse and the GE losses use to be 1 or 2 cheap corps, and nothing you do will change this, so...