I absolutely love the heavy flank on this map but unfortunately artillery really dampens the spirits , Id even say that this flank suffers the most from artillery compared to any over map, even Malinovka hill is safer in my opinion. Yes the hill =wins but I beg to differ , I play field mostly all the time except on two occasions A. In a heavy or B. Medium with good gun dp.
I enjoy the field as i feel like i can control the entire map from that location , its very easy to flex between the bases therefore you can help both attackers and defenders. although usually if you have won the K9 region it usually means the heavys have lost and then it becomes the bush wookie farm of the century. Take note if you do play field and you see the heavy flank is losing you must do all you can to take control of the southern flank. what you will find is that a lot of teams will after winning the heavy flank choose to flush you out from the south dropping into the valley and just making lots of mistakes, you can really benefit from that as you have plenty of bushes and a good line of sight.
north = win yes in most cases
south = avg players can have some really epic carries and farms
(I like a challenge so its why i tend to play field, I miss the old days with lots of close games )