I didn't think it was possible to hold Königsberg against the initial Russian onslaught. Impressive. After the AI kicked me out twice, I never tried that again.
It seems Baris survived his winter retreat after the Königsberg defeat relatively unscathed. How did he do that? And why didn't he try again the next year?
It's strange how most AAR writers like to take gambles and tend to be overactive. We all seem to ignore the golden rule of AGE games: play it like McClellan and you win, play like Hood and you get crushed. In other words: when it's doubtful whether a move will get you an advantage, don't move (and win cohesion and entrenchment). At least that is what I used to think, your AAR is starting to convince me that playing the Prussians restless activity might be the better strategy.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but I really had a hard laugh when I came to the part where you lost three of your army commanders within two turns. That was so much bad luck, it was almost a tragic comedy. Seems it really is a bad idea to leave the HQ stack depleted. Learned yet another thing.
I like your strategy in 1758: Concentrate your forces against one foe and trade space for time everywhere else. It paid off beautifully for you in Saxony.
But if I had to make a wager, I would still bet on Baris. Interior lines and better commanders can't beat numbers indefinitively.
Thank you Random - did you find the game to be at your taste, finally ?
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