From: The Zone™
Fine, but to be honest, I can't follow your logic - why attacking in the north? with the reconquest of Stalingrad operations at his 'neck' should be able, hitting him as far south as possible.
He makes a stand _before_ the Don... with minors?
Well, first of all I need to grab many hexes if I want to get to the Reich. This is priority #1 to me now in summer 1943. I am hitting very hard in a place where he's concetrated forces (because he noticed I did the same). I still need these hexes or I will never (for real) get in time to Berlin. Will I get there? I don't think so by the way
By attacking a little bit in the north I am sort ot threatening to surround him (another bulge). And that of course means he might retreat on his own. And again, that's my top priority (grabbing hexes that is). And a little bit in the north I can maneuver.
Attacking in the south I have little options though. No flanks, a small axis of advance. And there is a big river where he will entrench his forces and then bring reserves to back them up.
That's my basically my "logic".
As for the minors, Marquo learned the historical lesson German units are almost always there to protect them. No easy victims that is. The only place where I could attack defenseless units was in the Leningrad area (the Finns).
I will follow the Soviet historical plan step by step. I will settle old scores with the minors in 1944
But now I need to grab hexes, and hexes, and more hexes, please
Ah nu cheeki breeki iv damke