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RE: Week 119 - 8/25/2012 3:05:08 AM   
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Agreed - while I think Cav is probably OP relative to Tank or Mech Corps, the idea that it is an amazing wonderweapon is strange to me. At best, you get 22 MPs. As long as your opponent is able to maintain a reasonably solid line in blizzard, there is no way you are going to have enough Cav Corps and enough MPs (even if miraculously they all get to 22 MPs) to wreck the German army with Cav Corps. Are they nice? Sure...and against an inexperienced German I suppose they could do a fair amount of damage...but against someone who knows what they are doing? Not really.


I was speaking in general, not just about the 1st winter rules (which has its own issues beyond just cav corps), I think the soviet cav needs a slight reduction in their ability to move through enemy controlled terrain as at the moment they basically perform like soviet mech/armor units, and they need far less support in tanks, trucks etc. Anyway I feel like Im now hijacking a really interesting AAR.... please continue!

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Weeks 122-125 - 8/31/2012 1:42:38 AM   
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WEEKS 122 to 125 - 10/14/43 to 11/4/43

Greetings comrades. Mud and some snow has slowed operations in general across the front. Red Army units reports some advances in all vital sectors.

In the north, we are advancing westwards to close on the Moskva-Volga Canal. The enemy consists mostly of regimental-sized forces in this area, so we expect armies of the Leningrad Front and STAVKA in this area to participate in a general offensive once the ground hardens. 5th Shock Army is taking up positions south of Moscow to assist in mobile operations.

In the area of Minsk-Vilnius, persistent muddy conditions have limited the Red Army to attacks supported by massed artillery. Therefore gains have been modest.

In the south, our troops successfully advance against tiring fascist elements west of Krivoi Rog.

In administrative matters, General-Armii Fyodor Tolbukhin has assumed command of the North Causasus Front. General-Lt. Ivan Konev now commands 5th Shock Army. Ivan Chernaykhovsky of 2nd Shock Army has been promoted to General-Armii.

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RE: Weeks 122-125 - 8/31/2012 1:47:46 AM   
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RE: Weeks 122-125 - 8/31/2012 2:58:10 AM   
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Weeks 126-127 - 9/1/2012 4:37:53 PM   
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WEEKS 126 to 127 - 11/11/43 to 11/18/43

Rain continued to hamper operations taking place in the Baltic States. Lead elements of General Rokossovsky's Western Front came to within 30 miles of Vilnius. General Purkaev reported Belorussian Front elements were 100 miles from the pre-war frontier.

In the Moscow sector, General Konev's 5th Shock Army pushed back German security units south of the city.

In the area of the Lower Dnepr where snow prevailed, General Tolbukhin's Caucasus Front isolated the Crimea and General Popov's 3rd Shock Army drove hard towards Nikolaev. German units were replaced by Rumanian ones guarding the entrances to the Crimea. Resistance in this area appeared to be weakening with few enemy mobile units identified.

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RE: Weeks 126-127 - 9/1/2012 4:40:59 PM   
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Week 128 - 9/5/2012 1:35:08 AM   
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WEEK 128 - 10/25/43

In the area around Moscow, General Konev's 5th Shock continued to engage German units south of the city and weakening their resolve to hold the area.

In Baltic States operations, the Red Army advanced on a broad front towards Vilnius. German panzer reserves came under heavy attack by IL-2 sturmoviks, thereby hampering their effectiveness in reserve roles.

In the south, Nikolaev was liberated by elements of 4th Ukrainian Front under General-Armii Kirponos.

Overall, the Wehrmacht is shrinking in terms of quality infantry divisions. The fascist troops holding the line in a number of places are now either regiments or second rate divisions. In turn, this is reducing the ability of farfarer to release panzer units for anything other than reserve missions.

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RE: Week 128 - 9/5/2012 1:38:49 AM   
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RE: Week 128 - 9/5/2012 2:54:04 AM   
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RE: Week 128 - 9/5/2012 3:19:42 AM   
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i think that the mud saved the german troops from beeing cut off by advancing soviet tank armies to the baltic states.

very impressive is the high number of guards units which i can see on the map. a result of the hard but victorious fightiung in ukraine and belourussia.

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Week 129 - 9/5/2012 3:53:52 PM   
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WEEK 129 - 12/2/43

Attacks continue to grind down Axis formations on all fronts.

General Artemev's 39th Army is across the Moskva-Volga Canal in force.

Meanwhile, farfarer has launched an attack of his own with several panzer and SS divisions in the area southeast of Vyazma.

1st and 5th Shock Armies are on the flanks of the penetration in order to press it should the enemy advance continue.




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Week 130 - 9/7/2012 5:52:01 AM   
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WEEK 130 - 12/9/43

General Konev's 11th Guards Cavalry Corps entered West Moscow after elements of the German 454th Security Division were defeated in a brief battle. In the provisional Soviet capital of Kharkov, preparations were underway to return the seat of government to its rightful place. Stalin vows that all of Moscow will be in Soviet hands by years end. Citizens in the German occcupied zones of Moscow were reportedly rising up against the fascist occupiers.

South of Moscow, German offensive operations were short lived as by their own admissions, they were unable to ascertain the level of Red Army defenses. Panzers were reportedly withdrawing to the north.

In Baltic operations, Red Army units stormed into Vilnius. Attacks continued over the entire length of the Western and Belorussian Fronts.

To the south, fighting was comparatively moderate as Soviet forces reoriented themselves for a further push in the western and northwestern direction. In one significant battle, 1st SS Panzer and 27th Panzer Divisons suffered the losss of nearly eighty vehicles when attacked by 3rd Shock Army and were obliged to retreat.

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RE: Week 130 - 9/7/2012 5:56:30 AM   
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Week 131 - 9/8/2012 4:06:56 PM   
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WEEK 131 - 12/16/43

A week of glorious news for the Soviet people.

By way of radio intercepts, it is learned that panzer General Hoth has been killed in action. There are also indications that the commander of Army Group Center has been shot for failing to stop Red Army operations in the Baltic.

The Germans abandon their positions north of Moscow. Many of their unts appear to be positioning for evacuation to the west by rail. General Konev takes North Moscow and the German 454th Security Division is surrounded in the city proper. In recognition of this great event, Konev is promoted to General-Armii. 1st Shock Army that was originaly sent east to counter the short-lived German attacks south of Moscow now prepares to return to the Baltics for operations with Southwestern Front.

The advance in the Baltic region continues. Gains of 20 miles are made in most of this area.

To the south, Kivovograd is liberated. Red Army units attack to the northwest.

In the Crimea, the Rumanians rout and retreat. Red Army units break the terrain bottlenecks and are free to push into the open.

It is estimated that in the last six months of war, the Wehrmacht has lost three quarters of a million men and one third of its artllery. This is no doubt aiding to the success of Red Army victories.

In recognition of its performance in battle, 4th Tank Army is redesignated 4th Guards Tank Army.

A note on the air war. After one year of conflict, Soviet pilots had combined to shoot down 500 enemy planes. Eighteen months later, two fighter divisions, the 38th (La-5 series) and the 66th (Yak-9 series) each have downed over 500 fascist air machines.

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RE: Week 131 - 9/8/2012 8:37:08 PM   
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Good read.

What is German OOB at?

You able to pocket any units every turn or are you waiting until summer of 44 to make bigger gains per turn?

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RE: Week 131 - 9/8/2012 9:07:09 PM   
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German OOB is a little over 2.9 million with 2.67 million active. He's losing between 40-50k men a week which isn't sustainable. Soviet active force by comparison is slightly over 7 million and remaining steady to slightly growing.

I don't have much in the way of pocket making, but the constant grinding will likely make it a moot point. Even his reserve activations aren't impeding my progress to any real degree.

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RE: Week 131 - 9/8/2012 11:21:12 PM   
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Well he fights gallantly and with "panache". Made for an entertaining game even if his style of play led to his doom.

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RE: Week 131 - 9/9/2012 12:24:02 AM   
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German OOB is a little over 2.9 million with 2.67 million active. He's losing between 40-50k men a week which isn't sustainable. Soviet active force by comparison is slightly over 7 million and remaining steady to slightly growing.

I don't have much in the way of pocket making, but the constant grinding will likely make it a moot point. Even his reserve activations aren't impeding my progress to any real degree.


Thanks for up date. With the coming summer I am sure you get some pockets and the speed west will be even quicker.



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RE: Week 131 - 9/9/2012 1:11:53 AM   
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Well he fights gallantly and with "panache". Made for an entertaining game even if his style of play led to his doom.


I agree - I know I thought that things were about to doom M60 not that long ago...and really, isn't it more fun playing for keeps than not to lose (not that I can say I always do this)!

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Week 131 - 9/9/2012 3:16:09 AM   
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Week 132 - 9/9/2012 3:47:34 AM   
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WEEK 132 - 12/23/43

At long last, Moscow is liberated as the commander of the 454th Security Division surrenders. General-Lt. Rokossovsky has been reassigned to 5th Shock Army that accepts the surrender of the 454th, while General-Armii Konev takes command of the Western Front. The Soviet government returns to Moscow and resumes normal functions.

The soldiers of the Leningrad Front now march west unopposed except for a lone Finnish fortification on the northern edge of the front

A series of German attacks meant to slow progress in the Baltics is met by an even heavier series of counterblows by Red Army units.

Along the Lower Dnepr near Cherkassy, several Rumanian divisions are isolated by units of 3rd Shock Army.

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RE: Week 132 - 9/9/2012 3:55:13 AM   
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Ground Losses



Air Losses

Note the losses by air-to-air combat is now less that 2:1 in the Axis favor. Experienced pilots given the best aircraft pays off.
Flak losses of Axis aircraft exceed that of Soviet
Only in operational losses does the Soviet significantly exceed Axis



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RE: Week 132 - 9/9/2012 3:58:27 AM   
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Week 133 - 9/11/2012 1:03:54 AM   
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WEEK 133 - 12/30/43

Leningrad and Northwest Fronts continue to march west against virtually no opposition.

Attacks continue all across the Western and Belorussian Fronts.

In the south, mud reduces combat operations along the Bug. Two Rumanian and one German infantry division are isolated at Cherkassy. Other Rumanian and Hungarian divisons are routed. In the Crimea, it appears that a lone Rumanian division stands between the Red Army and Sevastopol.

In administrative matters, one rather pugnacious army commander has been pestering Marshal Zhukov for weeks to be a reassigned to another command. He finally gets his wish and is transferred to the Belorussian Front.


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RE: Week 133 - 9/11/2012 11:27:00 AM   
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ah the hero of stalingrad. good to see that he is still alive.

good lose ratio and good advance. end of 43 and you are 200 km away from königsberg. well done.

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Week 134-136 - 9/16/2012 9:03:01 PM   
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WEEKS 134 to 136 - 1/6/44 to 1/20/44

The Leningrad Front continued its march westwards without opposition. Only the weather prohibited faster movement.

Northwest of Moscow, the cities of Vishny Volochek, Torzhik, Kalinin and Rzhev welcomed their liberators.

In Baltic operations, the battle lines rolled up to the gates of Kaunas.

Southwest of Gomel, the Germans abandoned most of their remaining Dnepr defenses. Only around Kiev did the Fascists choose to remain with a handful of divisions. The Red Arny began to close in on Kiev from the south.

In Southern Ukraine operations, the Red Army crossd the Yuzhny Bug in force and continued the advance to the west.

In the Crimea, the last Rumanian unit was driven from Sevastopol.

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RE: Week 134-136 - 9/16/2012 9:09:22 PM   
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Weeks 137-138 - 9/21/2012 3:02:40 AM   
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WEEKS 137 and 138 - 1/27/44 and 2/3/44

The German Army is in full retreat. The weight of nearly five Soviet fronts supported by four artillery armies and thousands of aircraft bear down between Riga and Brest Litovsk. Ivan Chernyakhovsky's 2nd Shock Army captures the town of Sudauen in East Prussia. Fighting is now focused in the direction of Koenigsburg which has the potential to trap a large number of Wehrmacht divisions against the Baltic Sea.

In the south, the Ukrainian capital of Kiev is liberated. In the Zhitomir-Vinnitsa sector, Hungarian divisions are fleeing westwards. South of Vinnitsa, there is little resistance as Red Army units reach the outskirts of Odessa.

Maxsim Purkaev, Commander of the Belorussian Front has been promoted to Marshal of the Soviet Union.

T-34/85 tank production begins this month.

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RE: Weeks 137-138 - 9/21/2012 3:05:40 AM   
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RE: Weeks 137-138 - 9/21/2012 1:36:39 PM   
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Black & White? How Spielberg!

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