Super Hard Army importing into 1941
I have Bolded and Super Sized the questions below
37 units total
(I had 59 in Manstein and 55 in Field Marshall)
5425 in prestige
(This is a very respectable amount about ¼ of what I had in Manstein and now that I have been awarded an SE Pz3H, Daddy is very happy)
(I thought I would buy some more but on 2nd thought these 8 and the super heroes that come in on the latter campaigns should help round out my force. I want Kradschutzen, but now need to wait until I get a 2nd +1 Spot Hero. What would you do buy and build more or stay with this small infantry force?)
2 Regular Inf’s both with 2 stars experience and with +3 Att heroes. (I have been blessed with an outpouring of +3 Att heroes, much to my enjoyment)
I am not sure what to do with these Regular Infantry units, for the time being I plan on using them as is and wait to see what the 2nd hero turns out to be to possibly make an upgrade on them.
2 Fallschimjaeger with 2 stars both with 2 Stars 1 with +3 Att and Oleh Dir.
I am enjoying these guys more than I have in the past and will keep them as Fallschimjaeger through at least 42.
2 with 1 Stars experience and +1 Att Hero other with +2 Def Hero.
+1 Att Hero is one where I am using only sparingly, but not going to disband as may still work on occasionally.
+2 Def is still being worked on.
2 with 2 Stars 1 with +1 Movement other with +3 Att Hero.
Plan for Infantry in 1941 is to build them up to 3 Stars and/or 2 Heroes, once 1 or the other happens will save those units for Vyazma and Streets of Moscow.
1 Pz1B’s with 2 stars of experience
(Still waiting for the 1st hero for him, but in Belgrade was awarded with +2 Att Hero for him. My thoughts is to keep him as a Pz1B and only use sparingly as a mop up unit for soft targets because it is really cheap to pay for replacements and as such should be easy to get him to 3 stars at which time I will sit and wait for him to become either a Tiger or a Panther.)
2 Pz4D’s including 1 Star Albert Kerscher and 2 Starred +1 Movement. (I like keeping Albert low as it makes me want to build him up and using him will help him get to that 2nd hero much quicker.)
1st SE Pz3f 1 star +1 Movement
2nd SE Pz3F 1 Star
3rd SE Pz3H just awarded
1 Star +2 Def Somua S35 (This has been a nice unit but I realize that it will be tough to get this one to 2 stars and even harder to get a 2nd hero so I think I will eventually sell him off, but unsure.) Thoughts?
I plan on using a lot less tanks in this playthrough because I am not able to use them very much in my Manstein playthrough.
Both with 2 Stars of experience and 1 with +2 Att hero and other with +3 Att hero…ok than.
1 3.7cm Pak with 1 star of experience. (Still hoping to build him up to 2 stars and using them to help round out my force as I upgraded to 5cm in 41)
2 Panzerjaeger’s with 1 with 2 stars the other with 1 star. (2 stars will sit for an Elephant Upgrade, the other will continue to be used until I get to 2 stars and then build up 1 more for later upgrades. These Panzerjaeger’s are difficult to use, but better to build up now instead of waiting until 1942 to use a green StuG 3/F.)
2 star 10.5cm arty.
3 star 10.5cm arty
2 star +1 Range 10.5cm arty (Should I upgrade to a Nebelwerfer or Wurfrahmen, or 17.5cm arty?)
+2 Att 3 star 10.5cm Arty that will be upgraded to a 17cm.
1 Star +2 Att Sturmpanzer
2 Star +3 Def Sturmpanzer (I upgraded to a StuG3B to help defend my forces)
2 Star +2 Def Polish Arty (I upgraded this to a StuG3B to also help defend my units)
(I bought 1 more Sturmpanzer and 1 15cm Nebelwerfer in Belgrade.)
I am unsure if I should buy or use any Wurfrahmen. I like them, but do not love them as they are so very vulnerable and expensive to buy replacements for. Thoughts?
1 8.8cm Flak with 1 Star and +3 Def Hero. Should I convert this to a mobile AA since it has a defense hero or keep it as an 88? Also how many Mobile AA’s would you buy? I ask because they are limited in their effectiveness as once the airforce is shot down they have nothing to do. Should I instead work to build up another 88?
1 8.8cm Flak with 2 Stars and +1 Movement Hero. (Everyone needs one of these)
(Still only 1 Hero Heinrich Bar)
All with 2 Stars.
This is it. This is my force that I will use no matter what I am awarded for heroes as these take so much finesse to build up and have the needed experience to help them survive in the air.
4 Tac Bombers
1 Recon Rudel with 1 star just saving to get Uber.
1 +5 Att 3 star’s JU-87B
Helmut Lent Bf-110D 2 Stars.
1 Bf-110D with 2 stars and +3 Att Hero
I thought about buying another 1 but 2 Fighter Bombers and 2 Tac Bombers is all I will ever need, especially with these great 1st heroes.
2 Strat Bombers
2 Henkels both with 3 Stars. (This is it unless 1st Hero is crappy, because building these up in Experience is easy at any level, but getting Heroes is always hard.)
Let me know about my questions, but 1941 is the last year to build up any green units, as such I do not see myself building up very many other green units except for the ones I discussed above.
My thoughts about how I will play 1941 is to push for Decisive Victory’s on every single battle, because I have a strong enough force to handle even the increased difficulty, in fact I should be able to handle Decisive’s into maybe 1943 but as soon as I start to weaken my forces in 1944 I plan on settling into the Marginal zone rather quickly.
I am hoping to be able to garner 12 to 15k in prestige by the end of 1941 and have most units with either 2 heroes or 3 stars of experience.
I will keep trying both paths and keep the one which garners either the most prestige or the better heroes.
Please share thoughts on my questions.