Posted 14 November 2005 - 11:35 AM
My suggestion would be to start with just tanks to get a good feel for the rules and the flow of the game. Lots of T-34s for the Russians. Pz IVs for the Germans with maybe a few Panthers. If you are familiar with the tactics of the period, you can toss out some of the other stuff the Germans had at the time ... Elephants, Tiger I's, etc. The T-34s have a rough time taking out the bigger beasts from the front and can be frustrating to play without knowing a bit about tactics.Once you have a good feel for the game, starting adding one Drop-In at a time. Maybe start with Artillery, especially since the Russians had tons of it. Some Air Support next, followed by Infantry. Infantry is a LOT of fun to play but can also be difficult to master the tactics.An important thing to remember is don't be afraid to ask questions here on the forum. If you don't understand a rule, there isn't a better place to get help.Most important ... have FUN!