Each regular army has 9 infantry divisions, 3 tank brigades or 1 cavalry corps and 1 tank bde, 2 sappers regiments and 2 arty rgts.
Each shock army has 9 infantry divisions, 1 cavalry corps, 3 tank brigades, 2 tank bns, 2 ski bns, 2 sappers rgts,2 arty rgts, 2 howitzer rgts, 2 AA rgts and 1 rocket launcher rgt.
At this point of the game, the fighting capabilities of the soviet armies are still real (most armies have 75%+ of their divisions in ready state and a majority of front line units TOE is more than 75% full).
Our opponent doesn't "think the German's can come back from the butt kicking. [His] average German div has 5500 men in it"
Both players share the same conclusions :
1/the blizzard penalty is ridiculously high for the German player
2/ the Soviet are bizarrely immune to extreme weather penalties.
I do not see how the 1941 Red Army would have been able to conduct such a massive and continuous advance from the Baltic to the Black Sea in harsh weather. Even in 1944 offensives of this magnitude were only possible during the Summer season.
< Message edited by Kelblau -- 3/22/2011 9:28:48 AM >