From: NYer living in Boise, ID
Here south of the Pripet, is our secondary effort. While I expect the Soviets to attack heavily here - especially against 1st Pz and 17th Army - there is little good defensive terrain and our plan is to pull back, trying to stay one step ahead of the massed Soviet Rifle Corps.
The Soviet's penetrating the Nikolaev Line before mud was catastrophic to any attempt at holding -- that line did in fact have Level 3 fortifications, but since the troops that had just occupied it were worn out, without the rest of a month of mud, they were penetrated rather quickly.
I'm trying to establish a fort line along the Dnestr River as that is the narrowest part of the front, and affords some river bonus - once that is penetrated, the front will expand as the Soviets push into Rumania. Behind 6th and 4th Pz Armies, there is little good defensive terrain, including few good north-south rivers. So basically, once mud ends, I figure we'll be racing west south of the Pripet, the Soviets pausing to bring up the Rifle Corps and supply.
Time is on my side here - he's running against the clock and has a long way to go, but only one summer offensive to break into Rumania, or come up into Poland from the south of the Pripet.
Not shown is the Crimean side show - Rumanians holding on to Sevastopol and the adjacent fortifications - The Soviets are bringing in troops to take these positions, which means troops not on the main front lines. Most, if not all of the 5 Rumanian divisions should "rout" out back to Rumania (Abstract naval evacuation?) due to the port of Sevastopol.