I freely admit that I'm not one those original thinkers. I am one of those who learn from others. I like to take the strategy outlines from others, analyze them and then take the parts that I like and "file them away" for future use. My global strategy in a given game is usually a "cut and paste" of my "strategy files".
What I do try to do is to analyze and refine the execution of my "strategy files" in order to execute them as efficiently as I can. The following strategy article was developed from an outline I got from Borger. I hope you find it instructive.
Borger wrote:When I take out Poland I don't rely upon a retreat of the corps north of Posen. My critical hex is Lodz. This unit has to be destroyed. I kill the unit south of Lodz. Then I attack Lodz with a tactical bomber. I then attack with an infantry, then a mech and finally an infantry. If Lodz didn't fall I attack with the other tac bomber if 2+ steps remain or a fighter if 1 step remains. Then I attack the unit north of Posen. If I get a retreat then fine, if not then I destroy it with my northern armor and garrison. That makes a free way for my other mech to attack the garrison west of Warsaw. It retreats and hopefully it's killed by the corps from Eastern Prussia. That leaves the southern 2 armor units free way to Warsaw. If I didn't have to use the tac bomber against Lodz then I use it against Warsaw before the armor units attack.