V For Victory
If you're playing the Russian army in the second of Three-Sixty's war games the key to success lies in having overwhelming numbers of troops and incessantly hounding down the German forces. To tilt matters even more in favour of the Russians they have superiority in almost every weapon class. What you mustn't do is enable the Germans to dig in - make several quick early strikes in the opening 24 hours. Artillery tanks and infantry should go on an all-out assault to destroy as many front-line units as possible and to split the two German forward divisions. If you want one of the ultimate challenges a war game can give you try taking control of the German forces. Even if you decide to dig in it's all too easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer might of the advancing Red Army. To give yourself a good start you should try to fortify positions in the main city. The 83rd infantry division should fall back to the relative safety of the city and join forces with the troops already there. Artillery and rocket units should drop further back within the city after pounding the main Russian advance which is almost bound to come along the two railways and two main roads. As for supplies the essential line is that to the southwest. The northwestern line can be cut and the western line may temporarily fall into enemy hands but protect that southwestern line at all costs.