Hi, I made a post on here sometime ago, and I didn't answer it, I am sorry, I restarted my campaign, but I really wanted some advice and guidance. I am new to this game, so the sheer scale of it is complex to me, but I really love it, because the Eastern Front has always been a topic I've loved to study. I love the set up of the game and it almost makes you feel like you are a general staff member directing battles from your computer.
When I load up the game, I get very confused on what strategies and/or what tactics I should use in the game when playing as the soviets or the Germans. I try to sit and look at the map and brainstorm what my objective is, and how I can get there, but I feel at a loss with what tactics to employ or where to go next.
For example, I was playing the road to smolensk scenario, and I accomplished the encirclement of Bialostok, however, after I got the trapped troops to surrender, I pondered "what next"? It seemed like such a problem moving the infantry to the front line to accomplish a second encirclement, and by the time they had moved up to the front, my tanks were ahead of them or I lost the match. Also, when I play the barbarossa campaign as Germany, I feel like the only place I can effectively encircle is bialostok, but I try to extend the encirclement from Bialostok to Minsk, and sometimes I just forget strategy and start doing my own thing. I come from Hearts of Iron 3, where the detail is so minimal compared to this game, but I want to really get into it and enjoy it. I have seen tutorials on the set up of the game, what the tabs all are, but it is coming up with tactics, and strategy that I am lost on.