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MartinR
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It is the 2:1 odds stipulation, although at a theatre level that is a crushing superiority, less so at a tactical.

There were any number of mobile battles in Russia, some better known than others, where the Germans were defeated, but the force ratios were often (but not always) somewhat against them. Dupuy lists are large number of engagements in the appendices of Numbers, Predictions and War (as well as on the Dupuy Institute website whose url escapes me right now) which list Victor’s, force ratios etc.  That is the raw stuff from which the relative unit combat values are calculated.

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke