I'm doing a Soviet only campaign, starting with Barbarossa, 1941. The AI is playing both the AXIS and all other Allied countries.
I will only report occasionally, perhaps at the beginning or end of campaigning seasons.
The first sitrep is Oct. 9, 1941. It's the first turn of widespread bad weather in Russia, and the winter is apparently coming early, as it's not just rain, but lots of snow.
My Soviet strategy has been to generally withdraw, but to attempt to hinder the AXIS advance where possible without taking too many losses - for instance setting up strongpoints along rivers or rail juction cities, but being willing to abandon those positions when the AXIS really applies pressure there.
The AI strategy has been:
1) AGN to approach Leningrad from both the north and south of Lake Piepus;
2) AGC a broad thrust through Minsk and Smolensk towards Moscow
3) AGS a broad thrust to Kiev, then towards Kharkov and Kursk, Rostov on the Don, and the Crimea.
Not a lot of armored concentration by the AI, but the strategy has succeeded in a generally historical advance up to early October. Once the muddy season is over and the ground freezes, I expect a surge of AI activity across all fronts.
As yet I have no coherent defensive line anywhere except before Moscow and Leningrad. Even there, my line is quite porous.
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