Today is the day that I attempt to start GD’42. After a crushing week at work, full of dissapointments and disheartening news, I am going to lose myself in this game for the weekend. Lets see what happens.
I will be relying on you dear reader to point out more optimal locations, better thought out plans, and all the things I am missing! I am in a bit of a funk and kinda cloudy headed today. But it was this or stay in bed.
Lets take a look at the map shall we?
Firstly! Our opponent. Note the white skin, pockmarked with the ravages of war, the warlike slit eyes, prominent chin and mealy thin lipped grimace. phew..eww he looks scary.
But has he thought through his defense?
Looks deeply set back from here. Lets take a closer look. All units are in Dug in slots, the Platoon in the middle of the minefield looks a bit unusual. The Soviets may end up being funneled here if they are not careful. The plan appears to be to draw the soviets into a trap that will flank them and allow their superior numbers to be mitigated.
There appear to be 2 layers to the defense as well. First a company on the front end, maybe positioned to soften up or weaken the enemy as they approach? Or are they covering the Woods road? A second deeper layer with more crossfires and infantry guns, AT and MG positions. Lets look from another angle.
If the weather is snowy all these units are in interlocking fields of fire, as range for visibility will be 3. Nice, what will happen with clear weather?
Ouch look at that stack of mortars hidden in the woods. Is this a shoot and scoot defense or a stand and die defense?
Looks kind stand and die to me?
What do you think?
Down in Kataskaya …. No one in the city? Not sure this is wise. Perhaps he is afraid of the rocket attacks? He will lose defensive benefits from the buildings no doubt. Once again the mines and unit placement are aimed at maximizing overwatch opportunities and crossfire shots.
These units have their work cut out if the Russians head this way.
At first the German player had thought that Travino was not able to be defended closely. A re read allows units to be WEST of hex row 18, an and NORTH of the river.
Time for the Soviets to get on the board.