- Nov 8, 2006
NOV 1939-DEC 1939
The Finish winter war:
If you must attack Finland, than you really should finish the job and bring the nation to socialism. Because Finland will join Germany in operation Barbarossa and as USSR, you really cant afford an extra front. I will annex Finland mostly because, there is a great possibility that they will attack me, if I attack Germany. This war should not be taken lightly, because it can be surprisingly difficulty to beat the crap out of Finland (No offense to anyone).
The plan is to break the finish army with sheer weight of numbers (I use the tactic of controlled proceeding (As I call it), which I will explain on the JUN 1941 reply). As you can see on the plan, the biggest battles will take place on the border and coast areas (See the support arrows). The inland should be taken without any major difficulties. The deployed army to finish the Finish (lol) is:
-4x Light armored divisions
-4x CAS (Deployed on late JAN 1940)
-5x Ships (2 BS and 3 DD)
-11x Mountain divisions
-12x Motorized divisions
-96x Infantry divisions (18 and 36. Some get SPA attachments during the war).
The best province to start with is Kajaani, because the attack can be supported from 2 provinces (Every 8th hour (More or less) a screen is taken, to report the situation. The bunker pic I use does not have any influence on the game. I just like the pic very much).
The bombers do a fine job killing off the retreating army (The finish winter war is also a great training opportunity for the Red army, to gain some battle experience).
After Kajaani is occupied, the provinces on the sides are the next target. Those border battles are the easiest part of the war. Then more I proceed into the inland, than more resistance there is (This doesn't apply to Germany- than deeper you go than weaker the defense).
The battle for Rovaniemi. Here the finish hold for quite some time before being broken. Armies for supporting attacks are always in place in case more resistance comes in the way.
That is what I mean with more resistance.
Sorry for the long delay. But I had to kill a nasty virus on my computer. The next reply will come very soon. As you can see about the battle descriptions, I'm no great story writer, so don't await too much regarding this part of the AAR.
Lascars-Thats true (But they never used them in action, just to show off lol).
soonerborn0524-Republican Spain becomes Left wing radical if the right event option is chosen by the AI.
Laurwin-You have a point there, but for me its just not effective, because the historical date penalty.
BritishImperial-Scared of Finland? I just try to keep my loses at an minimum. But if Germany would be replaced by Finland, than I would be scared.
Carlito Gambino-Well if there are a lot of battles for a province, its infrastructure goes down, and it is very hard to capture it. If you have paras you can do it in a moment. And they are also good to capture islands and lock encirclements.
4th Dimension-Thats also an option, but I take no chances.
Deus Eversor-Well if you do massed armored movement, a fall in the resource can be seen.[/FONT]