I am up to turn 34 in the game as Germans, and these are my thoughts so far. Playing the Germans.
1. Supply seems to be the limiting factor as always for the Germans, but maybe more so.
2. Fortifications seem to be harder to break, took Moscow, but Leningrad is isolated, but have not been able to reduce the fortification levels prior to the onset of the winter blizzard.
3. The Germans have to make more deliberate attacks to be successful, much more than the previous patch, which seems more realistic.
4. Partisans are much heavier and have hurt my snow turn attacks as I am very far extended, so if a rail line is cut, it had the effect of shutting down offensive attacks in that sector.
5. Russian AI seems much better and more organized. I hope the German AI is the same. I have tried to play the Russians against the German AI in the past, but the Germans were so "dumb", that it made the game no challenge at all.
6. As far as air power goes, I cannot tell much if any difference, but I have never been an Air Power matters that much in Eastern Front games, other than I try to keep the bases in range of the main effort fight and in reasonable supply. Anything more than that is more work than I want to mess with, other than the odd rotation of air units.
7. Losses as of 4 Feb 1942: Russians 6.5 million men and 20942 AFVs
Germans 1,070,431 and 3770 AFVs
Thoughts on losses, the current casualties seem to be more in line with history, but I am afraid the Soviets may not last through the 42 offense, I suspect a human would be much tougher.
Against a human opponent, I think the Russians would be a tougher nut to crack unless I am missing something with fortification reduction, which in the current version Leningrad would have already fallen.
Shout out to the Doctor, the great sage of Soviet WitE Doctrine....sorry I have been really busy with work and could not take on new obligations, CoS positions are too much work and cat hearding for me at this time due to work.
< Message edited by Zemke -- 12/10/2019 4:48:45 PM >
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