For those of you following the preparations and discussion here and at http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/661257/you-dont-have-time-for-conferences-but-you-have-ti . We have spent a bit of time on the Soviet strategy now its time to turn our thinking to the undermanned but superb German forces.
Here are my first thoughts on where the primary defenses should be for GD ’42’s campaign during World War II. The Jagd Battalion has 6 platoons an AT and a Mortar. but starts out of Travino!
Travino is apparently open to attack, unless I forward place II Bn from the GrossDeutschland closer than I would like to that bridge there. Hmm I may need to adjust the Op Sheet for IIBn.
3 Co and 1Co have 6 among units among them. They can cover a reasonable area. I’m second guessing now I am writing about their position also. The intent was to guide the Soviets into a crossfire on the approach to the Mill and Bridge to Vasil’tsova. Crushing them and crowdeding them for a powerdeul display of German Artillery accuracy.
This may not work if they can quickly cross river un impeded. The Travino bridge is blown but units could still wander across if its not at least in a Line of Sight (LOS) or bombardenable…..is that a word? 🙂
Similarly in the South the Germans will have to dig in in the city and be prepared to stage back as they are swarmed by the 3rd Mechanized Brigade of the Soviets.
The Ford is exposed, so we will likely mine it, and cover with MG‘s. Once pushed from the town the woods provide the next best cover and staging area to hit them in the open. The 252 has a tough job, essentially floating on a Hasty Defense looking for a problem. I’m considering a secondary Op Sheet that provides for a Counter Attack for them. but that may be too aggressive.
Well lots to think about I hope you take time to look at your maps, or think thru what you might do as the defender here!