From: Utlima Thule
Couple observations on the Italy Campaign if I may:
1. I didn't see any Mountain Units. Germans have at least one right away (157th), and IIRC, another comes later. Those should be the first units sent to Italy.
2. In general, it really looks like you didn't send enough to Italy. As you see, Regts will never hold vs. multi-divisional attacks no matter the odds on the ground. So, using Regts to hold that line is not a good idea.
There is no way the Allies should be able to break the Cassino Line, IF the Axis invest enough units to hold it, which you can within the garrison limits pretty easily. It's a little tougher to do that AND leave a Panzer Corps around Rome, which you have to do. But it can be done.
Anyway, it's not the end of the world, the worst-case for Italian defense in '43 is a withdrawl to the Gothic Line for the Winter
Mtn divs - one is in Italy but I pulled it back. The other went to play with the Red Army.
I've learnt the hard way that the game changes mean that Rgts just get overwhelmed almost regardless of the notional odds. As you know, this is cropping up in the WiTE2 testing as an issue too. Not sure where the right balance is but my feeling at the moment is that quantity beats quality far too often.
In general I've managed to botch Italy again - I have a strong and consistent track record of doing this ... using both sides