From: Bristol, UK
^Thanks.Yes I know he's a tough opponent.
In the North, 1st mech corps has done it's job well by halting 4th pz group short of the river crossings, giving NW front time to dig and reinforce the river line.163rd mot division is practically destroyed in this action though.
Air recon identifies 7 mobile divisions in the North, could there be an extra pz corps in the area?27th army recieves strong reinforcements just in case.
Out of shot, Tallinn is reinforced with one battle damaged division and the Narva land bridge is held by one medium strength division and a rifle brigade.I don't think his panzers in this sector have that much mobility this turn, but they need to start digging up there anyway.
AGC has made good progress, but fortunately hasn't gained a bridgehead anywhere.This sector is now prioritised for reinforcements.Mogilev is held in strength in order to protect the vulnerable river crossings behind it.There are still two HI and two Arm factories in the city which are now surely doomed.Serious railing out of industry will begin next week.
Vatutin is given command of the powerful 20th army and slams the door shut on the land bridge.
The bit held by 41st rifle corps isn't as strong as I'd like although I console myself that it is at least commanded by Eremenko and as far as I can tell there are no built up pz corps in the area.
To my surprise, the second Stalin line in the South hasn't been breached, therefore I decide after some humming and harring, to defend forward.Normally I'd be quite happy to fall back towards Zhitomir and Vinnitsa, but it seems daft to abandon an intact fortified line and the clincher is that his infantry are for the most part beyond deliberate attack range, so I'm going to sit tight for one more week whilst my second echelon dig fall back positions.This is one way in which the Soviet player can slow down the German momentum and begin to turn the tide.Once his infantry arrive in strength though it'll be time to leave.
One of his pz corps has been built up so my defence here has plenty of strength in depth as well as a fairly formidable main line.
For the Southern front, the panzer threat appears to have receded, therefore this front is not reinforced this week.My previous opponent moved a panzer corps to the west of kishinev on turn 2 which nearly caught me out.Air recon has found no such threat lurking there this time so Odessa is left completely undefended.