German tactic 1944.

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Nodeo-Franvier
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German tactic 1944.

Post by Nodeo-Franvier » 18 Dec 2020 09:26

In 1944 German offensive rarely succeed,Why is German tactic at that point in the war ineffective?
I have also heard that at this point the heer didn't use combined arm tactic and relied on tank to take on enemy armored formation,is this true?

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Re: German tactic 1944.

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 18 Dec 2020 09:47

Lack of Infantry....

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Re: German tactic 1944.

Post by Max Payload » 21 Dec 2020 11:34

Nodeo-Franvier wrote:
18 Dec 2020 09:26
In 1944 German offensive rarely succeed,Why is German tactic at that point in the war ineffective?
Because by 1944 the Ostheer was overwhelmed by the comparative size of the Red Army whose commanders had figured out how to keep the Ostheer on the back foot. The only time in 1944 when OKH wasn’t diverting resources to firefighting operations in the latest hot zone was the ten-week period from mid-April to the start of Bagration. The Ostheer spent that time trying to recover from the mauling it had received over the previous nine months and trying to anticipate and prepare for the next hammer-blow. It’s only offensive operations were limited to the relatively small-scale that achieved only localised objectives (retaking Lisyansk, Jurmala, Târgu Frumos, relieving Kovel etc).

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