Looking for some ideas from the Forum on how to better defend Russia. Against veteran players like Hamburgermeat or Sveint, Russia doesn't have a chance. Just got crushed for a second time by Hamburgermeat. Here are some thoughts:
Priority research for the Russians for comment: Inf weapons, tanks, AA, Anti-tank, Command and Control, Industry, inf warfare, armor warfare, fighter research, intel, Ground attack.
Ideally you could do it all, but against a good player, they will try to limit Russian mobilization. With the latest single slot research for many tech areas, I am really thinking that I need to move up the priority of the intel to help with gaining faster research results.
Veteran players attack Russia around May of 1941. Using a combined arms attack of inf, armor, air, and artillery under good commanders, Russian forward defense gets destroyed without much of a problem for the axis.
Where to build a line to try to hold the axis is the problem. So far, I have yet to find a way to halt axis advance. Any ideas?
Please note that I am not talking about playing against average or novice players. (No offense to those players, as I was there too.) In those situations, I have easily been able to hold the lines, and build combat power to counterattack. Against veteran players though, I am not seeing Russia holding at all. It is a route.
I am seriously considering just building the Russian strategic bombers as early priority to hit supply centers, as nothing so far has worked.
Well I am also playing against Sveint and I can tell you he is holding the line as Russia very well. And I don't consider myself a novice. The forward defense in Russia will always get destroyed just as in history that is not going to change just as in France. It is that second line of defense that determines things. He is using a lot of AA like he says and that seems to really help. That and the bad weather and the endless troops and tanks. If I had brought another HQ and stopped with the damn auto assist I would be doing better as I realized too late it was focusing on my garrisons. But I've chosen other expenditures and got lazy with HQ. I'm only doing manual HQ from here on out that's for sure. I did not realize how bad auto assist was. This is my first WAW PBEM game and I've learned a lot and maybe he has learned some things from me too. It's been a fun one. I'm doing better as Japan and waiting for the USA knockout punch to come in Europe.
< Message edited by Tanaka -- 1/7/2020 4:07:52 AM >