From: Ottawa, Canada
In comparing the options against the current known deployment, I think that all options work, so they are all feasible.
Option 1 is the most bold. I’m trying to push both Pz Groups into the Soviet rear areas and hope that the other two Armies can clean up the bypassed mess.
Option 2 is a more cautious approach – taking one step at a time idea. At the same time, it get the two Pz Groups poised to push East.
Options 3 is a very straightforward push. Each Army is given a lane and pushes Eastward. It is the least aggressive option.
If I want to preempt, option 1 is likely the best option, it gives the Soviets a lot of different things to try and block at the same time.
If I want to disrupt, option 1 and 2 are both very strong. I’m bypassing and destroying forces quickly and from many directions.
If I want to dislocate, option 1 and 2 are, again, strong. Bypassing resistance and hitting into the rear areas results in Soviet power being in the wrong place.
Options 1 and 2 are both riskier. If the bypassed Soviet forces are not cleared up, they will cause havoc with my supply situation.
I think of myself as aggressive, but usually my fighting style is more patient and builds off finding gaps and weaknesses in the enemy approach. I exploit these situations. This approach is best suited for Option 3.
I will think about this overnight...