Sorry Neogoodhobo, I did say I wasn't having a go at you over your FBD pathways, I realised you weren't claiming expert status whatever, but I was really just asking for others to chime in and discuss... besides I thought you said you welcomed comments or advice somewhere in this thread anyway. I just wanted some discussion on FBD handling & pathways, not trying to diss you.
On a different subject slightly related to routes and pathways, I think both the FBD 4 and Pz Grp 4 should have been heading for Pskov, not Narva. I thought about Narva once or twice early on but I have now come to the conclusion that 18th Army Infantry is enough to go that way, not Pz Grp 4 or even one of its Pz Korps. Now at the most I might threaten the area and quickly flip north-east Estonia for faster ID movement through the area with a single solitary Mot Div which I may use to grab Tallin with or slip through the marsh between the two Lakes above Pskov or at least threaten to do so while I storm Pskov and area, but that's just me. ATM I am however toying with using the FBD to go as far north-east as Hex 67, Y 25, the RR hex above Tartu across the Emajogi River on turn 6, I think, but then bring it back down to Pskov fixing the triangle and then cross Velikaya River & into the key city over the next two turns... with this extension, which looks similar to your FBD left hook U-turn, I hope this helps to both threaten the Narva and the Lake breasted marsh approaches and sets up some RR connected airbase positions here for support and also helps the Btln RR construction units in their single hex advancement to reach both Tallin and Narva before & during the mud and ultimately Leningrad.
IMHO Pskov is the key gateway to Leningrad bar none, with its 6 RR spider web junction feature its the schiznitz. Narva is the only other northern route and I think it is too far north for the FBD RR to go, while Velikie Luki is too far south of Leningrad to go for getting to Leningrad at well over 20 hexes to the south there of. The only other twist and turning route to go through is Novosokolniki (two hexes west of VL) north to Dno, but I think Pskov is better for getting to Dno and beyond anyway...
Discuss... or disgust!
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