From: Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards
1. Change the rail repair rate to 2 hexes per turn from the existing 3. This may slow down not only the German advance in 41 and 42, but also the Russian advance from 43 on (if they survive). I don't believe this alone will be enough to help the Russians survive 41, but it is a good place to start.
While I am tempted by this modification, I would like to recall everyone why the rail repair rate was increased to 3 hexes per turn. This was to counter the Soviets strategy to withdraw without even a fight and avoid catastrophic losses in 1941.
It is true that we are all better German player now so more dangerous. But, I am worried about this strategy to come back. Now, Soviets are obliged to fight on the borders.
There is another aspect that could limit the Germans. Nobody is talking about oil. Urban legend or not the Germans was worried about oil.
Since we are better player, since we have the new shattering rule, we can have 12-14(?) mobile corps in the East with the Germans. Why don't we put a rule like the following:
If (German mobile corps <= 10 mobile corps) then
-> 2 oil consumed per corps (I don't remember if this is 2 or not - I am away from my computer right now)
If (German mobile corps > 10 mobile corps) then
-> 3 oil consumed per corps
Perhaps it can also limit the German operations everywhere and especially on the Eastern front.
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