Hi. I have just completed my first run through of Case White, the invasion of Poland. These are my post-game observations.
The game ended on the 23rd of September, with Warsaw still in Polish control and German forces still 20 VP shy of the required total. In comparison to the historical account, I was always behind the curve so my defeat was hardly a surprise. Casualties came in at 13%.
One or two things stuck out; for example, I had no idea what to do with the Konigsberg Fortress Division, way up in the northeast. I ended up leaving them hanging around the northern Evac point, for want of anything better to do. Similarly, the rather weak force far to the south (Rumanians?) were of little use as they could achieve hardly anything in the way of territorial gain.
The general approach I adopted was to push against enemy troops, follow up on their retreats, rinse & repeat. Territory was gained, but at a slow pace. Air strikes seemed to achieve little, and I became wary of using artillery strikes as this seemed on occasions to rob me of melee attack points.
I'm currently rereading the manual, to see if there's anything I'm doing wrong - or not doing at all. My next run through will also attempt to follow more closely the routes of attack used historically. I'll let you know how that goes.........