When I play with the USSR. I play with a corridor stategy. There are 3 corridors.
1-The outside line is the border with germany. In this line I’ll put only infant. This is a great way to slow the germans down when they try to break the lines.
2-The next line is behind line 1. In this line I’ll put infant. and art. only. It has a good defense capabillity and is pretty strong in an attack. This line has a combined force of about 24 men and ten art. On the land with the industry, in the 2th line of defense, I’ll place only 10 men. This country is not as important as we think, and we can recapture it any time with our 3th line.
3-This is the hart of our defense. In this line is the expensive battle material. Tanks, bombers and planes. In this line I also put about 5 infant. and 2 art. each. With this line of defense you can also support the UK troops at the middle east and the northern peaces of land.
When germany attacks they will lose power to the first line. When they want to caputre an industry, they choose most of the time the one wich is most close to them. Again this territory is protected by 10 infant. When they capture it, germany is to weak to stand up to the 2th and 3th line of defense. And don’t forget we have great power in these lines. We can also combine al the power we have anywhere in our line to battle anywhere in our line. Whatever germany will do, they can always count on a counter strike from the USSR’s side. Meanwhile the UK an the USA control the seas and put out an supply line to the USSR. When this supply line has done it’s work, the allies can use their fleet for hit and run attacks with destroyers and battleships, or an invasion.