I started a new game with 1.08.10. as Axis, Bitter End with Challenging dificulty. Lock HQ support.
now, I admit, I haven't played a grand Campaing in like 10+ months, so my memory is quite fussy, however there are some espects that seam odd. the 1st one is.
at Army Grouth South - 1st Panzer Group. it has 2 panzer corps (1 Forzen / Imobilized), so in effect Army group South has 4 active panzer Divisions and... 2 Frozen Motorize? was this always a thing? I'm sure the other frozen pazer corps behind the Lines is legit, but Im not sure about the Motorize divisions.
To make a long story short, even doing my best to use infantry Divisions for breakthrough, so that the panzer Divisions only had to use hasty attacks, I encounter such a Dense concentration of units in Northern Ukraine, it seams to me, making the Lvov pocket is almost unfeasible??
I've seen Post after Post of good players showing their exploits of the Lvov pocket, (and able to do it with such certainty), I even achivied my own Lvov pocket long time ago. (I think it was 1.07 or 1.06) that Im at a loss for words...
Im also using the XXXXVI panzer Corps (2nd panzer Group) to assist Army group Center with those nasty SOV Mechanize (HQ) corps) right below the Pripyat marshes.
ACTUALLY now that I think about it, I really should have used 17th Army more effectively. there is at least 4 Divisions I can use to help 6th Army with out leaving the border unprotected.
BTW, I also Micro heavy the Air phase for turn 1 and achived 4227 destroyed planes at end turn, I gived HIGH priority for Recon planes, since I know SOV production of those is lacking. I destroyed up to 181 recon planes I think!
So what do you guys think?
< Message edited by Mamluke -- 10/20/2016 12:23:43 AM >