What Units do you consider essential when playing Russia?

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Re: What Units do you consider essential when playing Russia

Unread post by curtm1911 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:52 pm

Vet. NCO
Cossack Captain, not cost effective but Tough on opponents
Commissar, to move those CD units
Guards Infantry
Maxim MG
For Urban Combat, PPSH; out in the Steppes, Mosin, Soviet/Polish Infantry for their range
Fanatical Sniper, when facing German SS troops & the SS Haupsturmfuher a "Must Have"
T34/76 or T34/85
IS-2/IS-2 Veteran, pricey but fun to watch an opponent try to kill it
82MM Mortar & Spotter, Russia REALLY needs more Indirect Fire units
DP-27, no DF can be a game changer, think vs MG42/WVI, at times
SU-85
76.2MM ATG, decent AV & AI
57MM ATG, an opponent will sometimes ignore it until too late & it gets a lucky shot
ZIS Truck or Halftrack, gotta tote them Infantry & ATG's around somehow
IL-10 Strumovik, a bit pricey but fun when using planes, SA 2 gives them some durability too

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Re: What Units do you consider essential when playing Russia

Unread post by Rebel » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:42 am

KV series and "Elite-ish" infantry are the way to go! :D

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Re: What Units do you consider essential when playing Russia

Unread post by curtm1911 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:05 am

curtm1911 wrote:Vet. NCO
Cossack Captain, not cost effective but Tough on opponents
Commissar, to move those CD units
Guards Infantry
Maxim MG
For Urban Combat, PPSH; out in the Steppes, Mosin, Soviet/Polish Infantry for their range
Fanatical Sniper, when facing German SS troops & the SS Haupsturmfuher a "Must Have"
T34/76 or T34/85
IS-2/IS-2 Veteran, pricey but fun to watch an opponent try to kill it
82MM Mortar & Spotter, Russia REALLY needs more Indirect Fire units
DP-27, no DF can be a game changer, think vs MG42/WVI, at times
SU-85
76.2MM ATG, decent AV & AI
57MM ATG, an opponent will sometimes ignore it until too late & it gets a lucky shot
ZIS Truck or Halftrack, gotta tote them Infantry & ATG's around somehow
IL-10 Strumovik, a bit pricey but fun when using planes, SA 2 gives them some durability too

I recently acquired the 85MM AA gun in a trade.....I have not had a chance to test drive it yet but it looks to be something to cause grief for German Vehicles, with range 16 hexes, it should have some staying power as well. Placed between & behind a screen of 76.2 MM & 57 MM ATG's might be able to create a nice corridor of anti tank pain & sorrow.....time for a test drive I reckon...:D

I have also added a couple of BA-64 & BA-10M Armored Cars to the Russian Lineup.....time to try some Aggression on the Heathens from the West...after reading joebunda's use of it on a column of Pnzr III's in the Armored Car thread, it sounds like fun to be had with these...woohoo

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