I tend to think the major reason for buying tanks would be to threaten a take down of Ukraine and/or Stalingrad. At least you can stop unit production for a turn. Is that it? Otherwise, I struggle to see the advantage.
Really? You struggle to see the advantage of a stack of tanks rolling through the country side paired w/ tac-bombers? The offence & defensive power speaks for itself I think. Add that to a stack of infantry for fodder and youï¿½ve got a pretty good chance of wiping out opposing forces then possibly blitzing the whole countryside on the next move. Canï¿½t do that w/ a stack of more expensive air units. Jmho.
How does this defend Moscow?
I thought the three rules for playing USSR were: defend Moscow, defend Moscow, defend Moscow.
Well….that’s close…I go by these golden rules of mine for Russia.
- Attack/counterattack when & where you can. 2) Defend Moscow. 3) Defend Moscow.
Also, My statement about a stack of tanks was “Generally speaking” for the advantage of tanks for any country. Not just Russia.
I’m the type of player that looks for any chance to attack. I’m not much for a turtling strategy. I do not play using electronic gadgets & calculators that show me percentages or odds of a battle either. I’m old school I guess…I can look at the board and pretty well know what my chances are of winning/losing a battle. That said, I’ve been known to attack w/ even or less odds of winning and hope the dice Gods smile on me & not my opponent. Sometimes it works. I’ve seen games turned around and pulled from the brink based on one or two major battles. Those are my favorite games as it really gets the adrenaline flowing & the heart pumping! Who has more fun than us A&A players? (Besides porn stars. :wink: )