T52 On the north sideï¼ŒWe move slowly In the middle, I tried to find a breakthrough in the Golgi direction and send small-scale units to infiltrate Ural On the south side, we don't have a chance to break through
Soviets have way too many garrisons. Don't know if bought on purpose or kept from the beginning of Barbarossa. The fact is that you can't win with garrison units. Soviets have to build as many combatant units as they can in 1941-42. And also, tanks and aircrafts. When playing as Allies, I am usually able to have in 1942 as many as 5 VVS fighter units, 4 tacs and the initial strat. Number of armoured units by that date oscile between 4 and 6. Mechs I usually don't buy since normally you are able to keep at least half of the 10 initial Soviet mechs. With enough firepower gathered and the cover of rivers, you should be able to counterstrike effectively Axis breakthrough attempts, this way starting a war of attrition that in the long term it won't benefit the Axis.
I suspect he has built those GAR's to build a line because none of the starting combat ground units survive. The speed of the new attack (lots of long range ground troops) means almost nothing survives Barbarossa. Thats the key issue.
I see opportunities for the Russians so lets see what Carlos can achieve.
I see chances on the Soviets either and surely Carlos is waiting for the right time to counterblow. We don't know which are his plans but what it's for sure is that he is hiding his moves well. VVS forces deployment is totally unknown (shots don't show what it's in Baku) but it will be bad for the Russians if they have their air forces split between the Caucasus and the northern forests.
Also, maybe he is waiting for winter to attack. If so, Winter 1942-43 campaign could be guessed as decisive.
T54 Our paratroopers dropped into Oslo under the cover of the fighterï¼ŒTrying to delay the progress of the Alliesï¼ˆBut it seems to be a mistakeï¼Œpara no air defense capabilityï¼ŒBecause of its high experience, it will give the Allies a lot of experienceï¼‰
On the Eastï¼ŒWe set up a bridgehead near Gorky and continue to Ural area
Decisive battle is going on in Gorki. Soviets might be able to defeat the exhausted Axis forces there. It could be a turning point. Downside for the Soviets is that, although they are doing well tactically, they are losing so much territory (and PP's).
I've puttered a bit w the new version and have scrolled through a couple of the AARs. It seems awfully odd to see so many cavalry corps in the game. I think one AAR had Italian cavalry corps approaching Omsk (or whatever it's called). Seems strange and likely to have damaged the balance in the game, to me. Not sure what the reasoning for them was, but they seem awfully powerful.