After playing AA50 ('41 scenario) twice it always seems that the game is decided by the highly effective “race to Moscow”. I would majorly appreciate any help I can get for holding out with the Russians.
Here’s how the second game went (and the first game went pretty much the same)
G1: builds all tanks. Take East Poland, Baltic States and Karelia. Most Tanks are in East Poland so they are in range to Blitz into Moscow or Caucuses. There was enough left in each location that an attack against them would be suicide.
R1: Build three tanks and five INF. No attacks.
I1: Take Ukraine with a blitzing tank from Balkans and amphibious assault from Italy. Marched the two INF in Balkans to Bulgaria/Romania so that you may also do some amphibious next turn.
G2: Build 10 tanks. Attacked Belorussia and Eastern Ukraine with just enough INF and planes to have one or two infantry remaining after taking the zone (IE creating blitz lanes). 13 tanks are in East Poland now.
R2: Took back Ukraine, East Ukraine and Belorusia to prevent a blitz.
I2: Weaken Ukraine.
G3: Build 10 tanks. Go into Belorussia with 13 tanks and two INF. 10 more tanks are in East Poland.
R3: Cannot attack 13 tanks and two Inf with the tanks in Caucuses and the units in Russia combined. Pooling all my units plus a build if 5 tanks and a plane in Russia will not hold against the 2 INF 23 tanks and 3 Planes Germany will attack with next turn. -Concede-
Where were England, America and Japan during this battle?
England built a fleet but never had enough to kill my west troops. He attacked an empty Northwestern Europe on E1. I emptied France to take back Northwestern Europe and then did the reverse when he took France.
Japan and America fought over the Pacific. While the game is way better than previous incarnations of A&A, I feel it is centered to much on Germany’s eastern front. Seems to me that if the game is going to end by G3 It really doesn’t matter what America or Japan do.
Please tell me how Russia can hold?