manored wrote:Well diferently from games you cant spend resources to "produce" more soldiers on real life, you have to wait for then to be born and grow up, and there is a limit of how much equipment each can carry or handle and how good training can make then, so you will have spare time to build forts.
That's only if you run out of people, usually you can still draft more when you need them. Equipment for them costs money (especially vehicles). Forts aren't free, you need to outfit them with weapons and staff as well as pay for their construction when you could be building a factory for more equipment instead.
Strategy is how you plan to win the war from the beggining to the end, not what you improvisate on the middle of it, thats more like tactic.
IOW strategy is a useless first prediction of what you'll do and as soon as the enemy doesn't move exactly as planned it becomes tactics? No, tactics are the approach to fighting an engagement, strategy is about deciding which engagements to fight and how to get the stuff you need there. Strategies change in mid-war as the situation changes, if a country you considered neutral suddently allies with your enemy you will have to redraft your strategy, decide anew where to attack, where to defend, where to abandon and in which order.