From: Tucson, AZ
Last night, I happened to catch the NY Philharmonic's performance of Shostakovich's "Leningrad" Symphony (#7), which is said to have been composed in Leningrad during the siege, and broadcast via loudspeakers at the Werhmacht during its premier performance in Leningrad on Aug. 9, 1942. From the Wiki:
"The concert was given on 9 August 1942.... Loudspeakers broadcast the performance throughout the city as well as to the German forces in a move of psychological warfare. The Soviet commander of the Leningrad front, General Govorov, ordered a bombardment of German artillery positions in advance to ensure their silence during the performance of the symphony; a special operation, code-named "Squall," was executed for precisely this purpose. Three thousand high-caliber shells were lobbed onto the enemy."
Anyway, it got me to thinking about how I listen to music while I play, and what might be "topical" during moves for the Germans....anyway, if you're playing the Russians, the Leningrad symphony is a real corker (if you like classical music). So, my game play tip is, find some music from the era and put it one in the background for "atmosphere" while you are moving your turns!
Hope that isn't too off topic, I just thought it was interesting. Here is link to the wiki article
I'm glad you suggested that. I too found that inspiring so that when I'm playing WITP-AE doing my moves, I'm usually playing in the background, music from the 40's. It helps the immersion. I tried playing German music when I'm doing Axis turns in TOAW IV but I felt guilty about being inspired by FASCIEST MUSIC. So I quit.
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