From: Winnipeg, MB
Right on! What some might call "gamey," perhaps because it wasn't how history unfolded, another might call "strategic" because it is smarter than how the historical decisions unfolded.
Of course, hindsights are 20/20 and in reality there were probably a lot of things we can now be confident of which, those making decisions at the time had only murky understandings. Add to this that: no single agent was actually in charge of controlling the entire theatre (at least not to the level of detail afforded by the game) -> the whole game is gamey!
I tend towards an interest in "alternate history" or "what if" scenarios, so merely replaying history has never had much interest to me. So I tend to be in favor of whacky stuff that could be seen as wildly improbable given actual history . . . but then I've rarely had such stuff used against me in PBEMs so maybe I just haven't developed an allergy to "gamey" play yet
As long as it is "plausible" with the forces you have I agree with trying different strategies. After all, in 1940 no one thought the German main attack on France would/could come through the Ardennes. I am sure the allied generals thought it was pretty gamey of them to do that!
No matter how bad a situation is, you can always make it worse. - Chris Hadfield : An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth