Sounds good! Keep in mind that you'll have to keep doing everything you've done in 1943 but even more so in 1944. The Red Army is tougher, the costs are higher, and while you get access to super weapons, they are extremely expensive. Fortunately, many of the scenarios are defensive in nature, and if you take advantage of terrain and choke points, you can come out of most of them in good shape.monkspider wrote:Thanks again for the sage advice. I beat Kiev '43 just before the recent beta test started, I had to settle for Marginal Victories on all of the Kursk scenarios but got a few decisive victories over the course of 1943. I took your advice and purchased a Hornisse and used it to pretty good effect. It's low cost makes it a solid addition to the core. The air war got even tougher but some of my FW-190s got up to four stars, making them finally superior to my 109 veterans. I think the interplay of the various units works very well and I actually kind of miss it when I am playing with the stock equipment file. The medium Panzers and varying anti-tank units and advanced AFVs/anti-tank units all seem to have their own niche and set of tactical affordances. I am looking forward to 1944 once the beta test ends.
The hardest part about 1944 is that you no longer will command a core full of 4-5 star units. It is simply unaffordable. You will have to make some very hard choices about what you want to spend your prestige on. While your veterans will still destroy the Russians, you'll find that there are simply no replacements for your elite units. This really gives you the sense of Götterdämmerung...
Don't forget to use the reform units cheat. I guarantee you will lose units in 1944. Your fighters, for instance, are no longer invincible; the Red Air Force will shoot some of them down.
I personally think getting a MV in 1944 is harder than getting a DV in the stock equipment file, so you should feel very proud to get MV.