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On the Southern front Gen. Ruoff’s troops have finalny seized Rostov- the gate to Caucasus! They also managed to destroy two Soviet anti-tank units. It was acknowledged by OKH as a great achievement, since these units were serious threat for our Panzer Corps and they were blocking our progress in this area. During a day-long panzer battle near Rostov our forces managed to defeat Soviet Tank group and make them retreat over Don. We also increased the pressure on Millerovo, which is another important city in this region. For some reasons our military intelligence, the Abwehr, didn’t inform OKH about Soviet Army to the north-east from the town. Therefore our Italian allies were ambushed and suffered heavy losses.

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This disinformation was caused by a Russian spy that turned out to be a German officer in the Abwehr. He was already caught and put in front of the firing squad. However Führer was really upset with Abwehr’s performance and personally informed its chief, Adm. Wilhelm Canaris, that such incompetence will not be tolerated in future. Canaris agreed with Führer that this was unacceptable and one of his subordinates anonymously told me that he was extremely angry after he came back from Führer’s HQ.

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Moving North, our forces managed to capture Pavlovsk and Voronezh, which was achieved thanks to the daring maneuver of the 3rd Panzer Corps under Gen. von Weich. He decided that they should be moved south and attack Voronezh frontally, as the Soviet forces defending the city were already weakened by Luftwaffe. It turned out to be a great success and the remaining Soviet forces around the city will now have serious problem with the supply. Some parts of the map were classified by the Abwehr. After the recent slip-up they are overcautious and decided not to let you know too much.

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We were really surprised by the Soviet resistance in Rzhev area. Once again STAVKA proved that they don’t value human lives at all as they made their troops attack our tanks almost with the bare hands! Probably the Soviets transferred additional NKVD divisions which stand behind these poor Russian soldiers and shoot them in the back if they don’t attack us! I believe that Russian soldiers are more afraid of NKVD than of the German troops. Well, anyway our armies are continuing the push, although we didn’t manage to close completely the corridor through which the Soviets are evacuating their armies. Surely they will suffer heavy losses, but I must admit that they will probably manage to withdraw some of their forces.

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All quiet in Leningrad area. And in Sevastopol we are currently reorganizing our forces. Soon we will reveal what steps will be taken by the victorious Gen. Manstein’s 11th Army!

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Seems case blue started early? When is the start date for this scenario? Historically it commenced on june 28th 1942.

The campaign we play is Case Blue Frontline - it allows the players to deploy some key units and begins on 28th of May 1942 - just after the Second Battle of Khrarkov. There is also a historical Case Blue campaign ( with the historical set up ) and it begins on 28th of June. Case Blue Frontline is semi historical and offers the Germans slightly better chance to win in 1942 than it was the case in reality.

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As everyone could expect, comrade Koba was not very happy after the fall of Rostov. He immediately ordered generals Malinovski and Timoshenko ( commanders of the Southern Front ) to be demoted and sent back to Moscow for an interrogation, due to the suspected treason. This of course wouldn’t mean a comfortable, early retirement for them and gen Zhukov had to intervene once again in order to save them from a firing squad:

-"Comrade Joseph Vissarionovich – Timoshenko and Malinovski are among our finest generals. They are performing well – it’s just the Fascist superiority is too great and we still need to yield some ground. We have been defeated but our forces are retreating orderly. I suggest now to reorganize our forces in the south"...

Accordingly Stavka has formed a new Caucasus Front under Timoshenko with an objective of protecting our valuable oil fields after the fall of Rostov. The rest of our forces ( Southern Front ) has retreated east and a new defensive line along the river of Donets has been established:

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The soldiers of Red Army are vigilant and skilled, even in retreat. They waste no opportunity to ambush the advancing enemy:

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In the centre it looks like the front of the Heeresgruppe Mitte has been crumbling after all. Two enemy corps have been heavily hit and retreated. Our spearhead is currently closing on the city of Orel! At the same time, our bombers from the strategic division based near Moscow, have successfully attacked the enemy supply depots in the recently captured city of Voronezh:

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The battle of Rzhev becomes a real meat grinder for the Wehrmacht and the first enemy corps has been destroyed in a bloody, seesaw battle near the city:

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At the same time, our northern border near Leningrad is secured and the Finnish interventionists have been driven away from the city.

Our northern flank is secured!

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STAVKA has been recently spreading rumors about Army Group Center collapse. As usually, it turned out to be Soviet propaganda and has nothing in common with reality. Soviet offensive hasn’t surprised us, our defense lines were well prepared and in spite of some tactical success the Bolsheviks didn’t manage to hurt us much. Their advancing Tank group was pushed away many kilometers back towards Moscow, along with one of the Soviet armies. Additionally, OKH has ordered Gen. Paulus 6th Army to strike at the Soviet left flank from Voronezh. Poor Soviets received heavy beating and are retreating without looking back! What now Gen. Zhukov? Have you already noticed that your daredevil actions didn’t bring any good? You’d better watch Moscow, because Comrade Koba may see our Feldgrau uniforms from his Kremlin office’s windows really soon!

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Gen. Paulus is vigilantly watching the battlefield and knows all of your dirty tricks Zhukov!

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In Rzhev- Demyansk area, the Soviets are tired, hungry and lack supplies, yet, they still fight and resist the German armies! We must admit that their resistance is almost superhuman. It is worth to mention that they engaged three HQ units in this area to provide better supply level and logistical support for their units. Within the next couple of turns we will see if they succeeded in it.

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Army Group South need to be reorganized due to 6th Army’s relocation to the north. In this turn we consolidated our lines between Voronezh and Rostov. Although the Red Army lost this battle, they managed to withdraw most of their forces over Donets river where they are real threat and it would be silly to attack them at once and without the proper preparation. There for we limited our activity to Rostov area, where our forces have gained and expanded bridgeheads on the other bank of Don river, defeating some Soviet forces defending Don’s bank.

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It looks like the enemy is facing a real dilemma after the fall of Rostov. The Fascist Heeresgruppe Sud does not attempt to move further east and fight our defences along the Donets – a clear sign that the enemy is quite intimidated by the tenaciousness and fighting skills of the Red Army! Instead the First Panzer Army struck south, against the defensive positions of our newly formed Caucasus Front. This time Semyon Timoshenko reacted swiftly to the threat and counterattacked immediately. As a result of this action one enemy infantry corps has been overrun by our tanks!

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At the same time, momentous events are taking place in the centre. The Western Front led by gen. Georgy Zhukov went into action on the early morning of 28th June. While the main forces of the German Heeresgruppe Mitte are facing our Bryansk Front, the forces of Zhukov are threatening them from the north east. No doubt the enemy has been quite surprised by this move because our advancing fast infantry units have overrun an enemy air base near Orel and nearly forty medium bombers have been destroyed in a due course! Once again the offensive can count on the support of our fliers from the strategic bomber division. The bombs fell this time on the main railhead of Orel and intelligence is reporting that is has been completely destroyed!

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Despite the wild optimism of comrade Stalin, the outcome of this new offensive will be probably far from being decisive, but it certainly should ring some alarm bells in the German HQ, that should now react swiftly to the impending crisis.

In the area of the Rzhev salient the enemy has once again moved forward his tired panzer unit, but our forces there are withdrawing orderly. STAVKA expects that with each step east, the German supply will be worst in this difficult terrain and in the long term the enemy strength will be spent.

Our intelligence spotted the Fascist rail guns heading north from the Sevastopol. Also a concentration of the heavy artillery has been observed near Leningrad. Accordingly the defences of the great city have been reinforced. If the Germans decide to attack there after all, the Red Army is ready and will welcome them with the rain of steel and lead!

Our infantry from the Western Front advances under the enemy fire!

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I agree with Ivanov that this moment of the campaign is very important for the Axis player. We have couple of possibilities in the South: we can attack either Caucasus or push towards Stalingrad. Or we can do both things, what the Germans actually did in 1942, but it turned out to be a mistake and resulted in tragedy.

Caucasus front under gen. Timoshenko seems to be quite strong and in our current situation it would be too risky to engage most of our forces there. Especially that the Soviet forces over the Donets river look numerous and capable of performing offensive actions against our Army Group ‘South’. Therefore OKH in it vast wisdom decided that the Soviet armies over the Donets need to be eliminated. This decision probably makes Stalingrad our next objective, leaving Caucasus for the future.

Our troops under Generals Hoth and Kleist have started the offensive with great fervor. They crossed the Donets, completely destroyed two Soviet divisions and heavily battered Soviet Cavalry Corps which suffered 80% losses. They also captured and killed the Soviet Marshall Ivan Konev. OKH’s liaison officer by the 4th Tank Corps informed us that Konev’s last words before he died were: “Release the Cracken!”. I wonder what he meant…

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Army Group ‘Centre’ for couple of weeks has been facingSoviet offensive. Therefore we have made some rearrangements in our defensive lines near Vyazma, on Zhukov’s right flank. In joint Luftwaffe-OKH operation we managed to destroy Russian medium bombers base and severely weaken fighters unit. This will limit Soviet air activity in this area for the next couple of turns. We cannot reveal more information about our plans, because we prepare a lesson for Zhukov.

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You will find out more in the next turn. Meanwhile, north from Voronezh, 6th Army is successfully continuing the attack towards Yeltis. The situation looks like this:

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In Rzhev-Demyansk region we eliminated Soviet forces on the west Volga’s bank. Red Army suffered heavy losses, but they managed to withdraw orderly. We must admit that our operation of encircling and eliminating the enemy forces was a moderate failure. We underestimated the amount of Soviet forces and STAVKA’s lack of respect for the life of their own troops. The front will probably stabilize on the Volga river. We also managed to widen the space around Rzhev but they will be probably back next turn.

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On the far north we start to pressure Leningrad. We decided not to close the siege, but instead perform a frontal assault on the city. With the help of Luftwaffe, heavy artillery and our Finnish allies, we will hopefully succeed. You will find out more about this in the next turn!

Our Italian and Romanian allies are important part of OKH’s plans. They are very eager to defeat ultimately the Communist hydra!

Here you can see the descendants of Roman Empire in their rush towards battle!

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Our Italian and Romanian allies are important part of OKH’s plans. They are very eager to defeat ultimately the Communist hydra!

Here you can see the descendants of Roman Empire in their rush towards battle!

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So far the Italians have done very well in Africa. Let's hope for the best :eek:

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To be continued...

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An emergency situation has developed on the Leningrad front, so let us begin there the after action report from 4th of July. The insolent Fascist Heeresgruppe Nord begun it’s attack against the great city of our Bolshevik Revolution, but we are ready and the aggressors will pay for it dearly. The counterattack of our Volkhov Front forced one German corps to retreat, with a very significant loses. On the Northern approaches, the Finnish interventionists were also driven back, after taking heavy casualties. The Red Army units of the Leningrad Front have been told, that the defeat there is not an option and that our soldiers should rather die, than yield even an inch of the sacred Russian ground. STAVKA is strongly convinced that the enemy efforts to capture the city are deemed to fail. We have one small surprise up our sleeve and hopefully we’ll be able to show during the upcoming days

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In the centre general Gunther von Kluge ( the commander of the Heeresgruppe Mitte ), proved to be an able and flexible strategist and reacted swiftly to the offensive launched by Zhukov. Most importantly, in order to address the threat, he redeployed the panzer unit that up until now was taking part in the costly battle of Rzhev. Our intelligence spotted the enemy tanks moving south towards Mozhaysk, where the main forces of our Kalinin Front have taken up the defensive positions:

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The news about the death of Ivan Konev turned out to be a Fascist lie. Truly the front headquarters were overrun by the enemy tanks but our resolute general has managed to evaded the capture! Right now is safe and sound undergoing a routine medical check up in a field hospital not far Borisoglebsk. For the moment he has been replaced by gen Kozlov ( not the brightest of our commanders ) but it is expected that Konev will be back on his post within the next few days.

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It becomes obvious the resistance of our Caucasus Front turned our too great for the enemy. The full might of the Fascist Army Group South was thrown against our defenses formed along Donets. As it is still too early for a decisive battle, an orderly retreat and local counterattacks were authorized. Usually the Red Army takes a great pleasure in beating the units of the German allies but to our surprise, this time the Italians stood their ground even after taking 50% loses…

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You may laugh at our Italian allies, Kamerad Ivanov. But it does not change the fact, that people on you previous photo are not Italians, but some bunch of gypsies that were hired by British War Propaganda Office. Probably they were the workers of this Office itself.

Now let’s get back to the front. On the Southern War Theatre, Soviet forces were deprived of Konev’s skilled command and retreated eastwards. STAVKA claims that Konev is not dead, but our officers were certain about it. So the person they claim to be Konev is probably some Doppelgänger, they hired to raise the morale. The Communists are masters of lie and propaganda, so we can expect everything from them…

Abwehr informed OKH about demoralization of Soviet armies around Borisoglebsk, so we decided to push towards the city, expecting that the Bolsheviks won’t be able to hurt us much. In the meantime OKH strenghtened the right flank (Rostov perimeter), expecting some action from the Caucasus Front under Timoshenko.

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Army Group ‘Centre’ managed to regroup and started offensive actions against Zhukov’s forces. The 6th Army on the right flank managed to overrun Soviet divisions defending Yeltis and push enemy to the north.

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Now let’s move to the north, to the left flank of Army Group ‘Centre’. OKH decided to move 9th Army under brilliant Gen. Walther Model into Vyazma region. They were strengthened by a 1st Tank Corps and launched successful attack on Zhukov´s right flank. They destroyed Soviet army and division. At the same time, our forces south from Kozelsk are rushing towards the city and heavily damaged Soviet Army defending the city. OKH never planned any offensive actions for Army Group ´Center´. Yet, aggressive actions taken by Gen. Zhukov have made us change our plans. Now we have an exciting situation, because our forces threaten Moscow!

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Offensive actions in Rzhev-Demyansk perimeter were held. Red Army lost thousands of men there and the remaining forces are severly demoralized, probably unable to take any offensive actions against us. Nevertheless we won’t pursue them, mainly due to inaccessible terrain. Instead, as we promised the last time, Army Group ‘North’ has launched a ferocious attack against Leningrad and the troops of 16th Army have seized the southern part of the city. This achievement was possible after we transferred heavy artillery from Crimean Peninsula. Our heavy guns started bombing the northern part of Leningrad, lowering Soviet morale and their MPPs production from the city.

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Withdrawing Red Army on the Ukraine again leaves plenty of its armored vehicles behind. For instance those tractors. Well, what did you expect from a peasant army?

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Yeah. We are after playing 12 turns and in the game it's 10th of July 1942.

Here is the list of the detailed loses:

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And here the German MPP breakdown:

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And the Soviet. There are 630 MPP added to the income because it's the amout collected at the end of my turn:

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-If you compare the actual MMPs' lost it would be 1 : 1.4 in favour of the Germans.

-If you compare the income it would be 1.35 : 1 in favour of the Soviets.

-The MPPs' spent on the units are 1.55 : 1 in favour of the Soviets aswell.

-The German income could cover 47% of the loses while the Soviet income replace 44%.

All in all, given the difference in the income collected, the sides suffered almost equal loses. They are too small to break the Soviets and still too small to wear down the Germans.

I will be posting my turn tomorrow, as Ghost will be traveling again and I don't want to leave you without a new read on Sunday :)

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The ferocity of the Fascist assault against Leningrad didn’t surprise STAVKA but the loss of the southern outskirts infuriated Stalin. A series of massive counterattacks has been undertaken and our brave troops managed to recapture the lost ground, destroying a German corps in the process. The enemy success was possible due to our inferiority in the artillery and the cooperation of the White Finnish warmongers, who attacked our peaceful nation form the north. Our Great Leader has promised that when the time is right, two thousand Soviet tanks will plow Helsinki but for the moment we need to maintain a defensive posture on that front. A contingency plan is being introduced and our invaluable strategic VVS has bombed Luga – a vital rail hub in the rear of the Army Group North. We expect that the enemy supply on the Leningrad front will be affected considerably.

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In the centre a great tank battle has taken place and the mechanized units of the Western Front managed to defeat and destroy the German 46th Panzer Corps near Kaluga! It has been the most significant tank encounter during this campaign and we expect that the enemy offensive in this area will now run out of steam. If Herr Model thought that he could outmaneuver and defeat Georgy Zhukov, then he was very much mistaken! Dear Walter – better than you have already tried and failed.

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Our Southern Front is still acting carefully, avoiding any decisive battle with the advancing, Fascist Army Group South. We have evacuated Borisoglebsk but near Morozovsk our armor overrun and destroyed one Romanian corps, exposing the enemy weakness in that area. STAVKA begins to realize that that time has come to react more aggressively to the enemy actions. On 10th of July three enemy units have been destroyed and there is much more to come…

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I had an incredible luck and after hitting the end turn and I’ve scored a research breakthrough in the infantry and heavy tank research categories. Of course I won’t be able to upgrade all of the units and the process will be gradual. Most importantly it means that my Red Army won’t stay behind the Wehrmacht in the tech race, because the Germans are usually one level ahead if it comes to the research.

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The recent tank battle near Kaluga has proven, that the tanks from the German inventory are no more dangerous than the Soviet tractors…

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Liber Heinz – do you still remember the innocent and sweet days of Weimar Republic?

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German war correspondents inform in brief:

Battle of Leningrad is not over yet, Army Group ‘North’ forces haven’t stopped the attack! In spite of heavy resistance of the enemy they managed to destroy one Soviet army and severely damage other two. Soviet forces in the city are on the verge of collapsing! Additional Luftwaffe Fighter Squadrons were sent to help Army Group ‘North’ in securing the supply lines and seizing the city.

Our battery of heavy rail guns continue bombing the city, lowering the MPPs production and the supply level to 0.

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In the central regions of Russia, despite some losses Gen. Model’s forces continue their offensive against Zhukov and his armies. Their goal is to encircle the Bolshevik forces between Kozelsk and Kaluga. The elements of 14th Corps have encountered Zhukov’s HQ and managed to weaken the HQ units. What now Zhukov? You have no place to run!

Gen. Paulus’ 6th Army have destroyed small pocket of Soviet two divisions. They achieved this in cooperation with our Hungarian allies. They continue pressing the left flank of Soviet forces defending Moscow.

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In the South, as we expected, the Soviet divisions defending Borisoglebsk were overrun by German tanks. However there is no joy in OKH because of that. We are well aware that the Soviets intentionally left some weak units behind. They sacrificed them in order to withdraw and build stronger defense lines around Mikhailovka, which will be the last major city before we reach will Stalingrad.

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That’s all for now, stay tuned for the news from the Ostfront!

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What an epic Leningrad battle! Come on GoW, cut the city off and it will be a shining example of the Reich's dominance over the corrupt Bolsheviks.:rolleyes:

THE SOVIET FORCES IN LENINGRAD REMAIN DEFIANT AND CONFIDENT OF THE FINAL VITORY

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What an epic Leningrad battle! Come on GoW, cut the city off and it will be a shining example of the Reich's dominance over the corrupt Bolsheviks.:rolleyes:

Tough and epic battle, I agree :).

However, I am aware that Ivanov is very cunning player, he always has one or two aces hidden in his sleeve. So the battle will probably rage couple more turns... til our final victory! ;)

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On the Leningrad front our forces have been reinforced, some local counterattack have been undertaken and our Red Falcons from the strategic VVS visited again Luga, which is currently down to zero supply. The supply value of the two German corps adjacent to Leningrad is 3 and 2 respectively, so it means that it won’t be possible to reinforce the units and their morale and readiness will be affected. What we cannot counter by the moment, is the Fascist superiority in the artillery. Also the strong presence of the hated White Finnish aggressors on our northern flank, makes the defence of Leningrad very complicated. Anyway the Red Army will continue to hold it’s ground. As our Spanish comrades used to say: the Fascist hordes - NO PASARAN!!!

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The forces of our Western and Kalinin Fronts have been reinforced because any enemy activity in the vicinity of Moscow needs to be dealt with an utmost priority. An interesting situation has developed near Kozelsk. Due to the poor supply we were unable to withdraw our army that dug in the town. Due to that the forces of the Western Front are currently deployed inside a vast salient, which has it’s base anchored in the towns of Kaluga and Mtsensk. Gen Zhukov estimates, that because the Heeresgruppe Mitte lacks any armour after the recent defeat of the panzer corps by our tankers, we will be able to hold the Kozelsk Salient and even think of a counterattack if the favourable circumstances occur.

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In the South our forces that are withdrawing from the Borisoglebsk have been renamed to the Stalingrad Front. In the area of Morozovsk our tanks attacked successfully a Romanian corps which has retreated in panic suffering more that 50% casualties in the process.

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@ Ivanov:

- I see you set your soviet fighters to Escort or Ground around Kaluga, do you want to avoid intercept casualties or are there other reasons ?

- Anyway, glad to see more T-34s coming to play with their german friends :D . I don't see any in the north, maybe because of the marshes or perhaps it is some kind of maskirovka...

- Stupid question: the soviet cavalry unit near Leningrad is cavalry, special forces or both depending on tech level ?

@ Ghost:

- Those strikes against Lugo must be a pain, are all nazi fighters enjoying the sun in the south ? That german bomber seems alone down there.

- Nice panzer concentration near Borisoglebsk, many targets possible, wonder if they will follow the Don southwards...

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Hi Strat,

- I see you set your soviet fighters to Escort or Ground around Kaluga, do you want to avoid intercept casualties or are there other reasons ?

Well spotted! As you can see the fighters are 6 and 7 strength and below 50% of readiness ( the strength is indicated in a gray colour, not in black ), so they wouldn't do too much damage to the German planes and most likely they would suffer high casualties themselves, if they intercepted. Their most important mission for now, is to protect the bombers. Few times in the past I had the planes set to auto and after intercepting, they were too weak to protect the bombers during the friendly turn. The good thing is that recently the German fighters are also less active, so I guess Ghost is facing similar problems.

- Anyway, glad to see more T-34s coming to play with their german friends :D . I don't see any in the north, maybe because of the marshes or perhaps it is some kind of maskirovka...

Currently the Soviets field in total 6 tank units plus one mechanized, while the German strength is 4 panzer units plus two mechanized ( one panzer unit was destroyed ). I am careful not to lose my armour piecemeal and I tend to keep it in the reserve. In the area of Kozelsk Salient I decided to move forward because there is no danger of any German panzer counterattack against my tanks. As to Leningrad - the terrain on that front is really bad as you've noticed, so the tanks wouldn't be very effective there. The Leningrad Front and the Heeresgruppe Nord are waging the "eternal war of the poor men"...:)

- Stupid question: the soviet cavalry unit near Leningrad is cavalry, special forces or both depending on tech level ?

It is a regular cavalry. I moved it there because it was the only unit that had sufficient action points to occupy that tile. With the Leningrad supply value down to less than 5, I cannot operate any new units to the city, so I have to improvise... :confused:

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Recent Soviet air activity in Leningrad area has worried OKH and OKW. Although Göring promised personally that Luftwaffe will dominate totally on the Eastern Front, the Soviet air forces managed to affect our supply lines. Well, let’s just say that it wasn’t the first time, when Göring promised something…

Nevertheless, OKH has taken some steps to avoid such unfortunate events in future. We cannot reveal them now, but soon you will find out the effects of reorganization of the Army Group ‘North’.

Seems like ‘Reorganization’ is the key word in this turn. In the central area of the Ostfront, the OKH has reminded Gen. Model that he should focus on planning the defense, rather than attacking Soviet forces. Obviously, we cannot afford full scale offensive in this area and Gen. Model has agreed with OKH. Therefore his forces limited their offensive actions this turn and they just destroyed Soviet army defending Kozelsk. OKH is well aware that the Bolsheviks’ forces are really numerous in this area and this cunning scumbag Zhukov sooner or later will attempt to attack us. Well, guess what Zhukov, we are looking forward to seeing you!

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In the South, our Panzer spearhead has attacked and again overrun Soviet armies defending Mikhaylovka. The majority of Soviet forces defending the city where destroyed. It means that Wehrmacht units are only about 180km away from Stalingrad. It is probable that the city will be ours before the end of summer! It seems obvious that the Soviet forces won’t be able to stop us now.

We also managed to destroy Gen. Vatutin’s HQ. The Soviet general was really astonished when he heard German troops knocking at the door of his bedroom. But don’t worry, we didn’t kill him, just captured and took him to Berlin. We treat him well, he plays chess with von Brauchitsch.

Gen. Hoth’s 17th Army is attacking the Stalingrad Front from the west and they approach Morozovsk at the very moment. With the cooperation from Luftwaffe they managed to destroy Soviet division and severly damage Soviet Tank Group. The Soviet forces are in classic encirclement now (do you remember Cannae, 216 BC?).

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German war correspondent has sent some photos from Rostov. Since the Caucasus front under Timoshenko is rather quiet, our troops defending Rostov had some leisure time recently. They rested and they are ready for possible attacks. That’s all for now!

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@ Ghost:

- Those strikes against Lugo must be a pain, are all nazi fighters enjoying the sun in the south ? That german bomber seems alone down there.

- Nice panzer concentration near Borisoglebsk, many targets possible, wonder if they will follow the Don southwards...

Hi Strategiclayabout. I have two fighters groups there, but Ivanov has two groups for escorting, so my fighters were neutralized. I was also surprised with the low supply level, since it is not the only rail-road to my troops approaching Leningrad. We'll see this turn how it is going to be :).

In terms of the Panzer concentration, they had their objectives set. However I will see what Ivanov will do and I'll react accordingly. Panzer war demands flexibility from the commander ;)

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