well his biggest mistake was going on to celebration of his wifes birthday while allies stormed beaches of normandy
I don't think even if Guderian has free reign over an attempt to take Moscow in the winter of 41 he would of done it. Hoth's Panzer Korps was spent, and Zhukov had just arrived with his Siberian researves. In short, it was a mistake for him to even try a push so late in the fall.
I must also remind you that Guderian was in all acounts, a arrogant "hothead" (Although a very capable General nontheless.) He relied to heavilly on armor alone, and perhaps would have marched the Germans to an even swifter death in Russia (Perhaps, perhaps not)
Rommel was not always a man of armor, like Guderian, he remained skeptical of armor until the blitzkrieg in '39.
godofthunder9010 said:Yeah sorry if I came across wrong there.
Anyway, the Soviet patisans were not likely to cut his supply lines, as they were in the same boat as the Red Army - in a state of total shock and surprise. Because he was a bit of a beligerent ass, Guderian never got the full support of the Weirmacht. If his supply lines were in danger, that was not because he was doing it wrong. His whole theory of was was for the slower moving infantry to secure what the Panzers had taken. But remember, his idea was to focus a lot more of the German forces towards Moscow.
Not saying that this is a magical formula for German victory, just that it would have made things quite a lot more difficult for Russia.