WEEK 114 - 8/19/43
A number of German divisions are sent reeling back over the Dnepr under the weight of incessant attacks by the Red Army.
Fascist counterattacks manage to re-establish a temporary lifeline to 17th Army east of Kiev which is quickly cut.
At Vitebsk-Mogilev, preparations are being made to drive the enemy from their entrnchments west of the Berezina-Ulla Rivers.
Since the start of the summer, German forces have dropped some 400,000 while the Red Army has gained about as many. In all categories, farfarer is losing ground. Here is a comparison.
Production figures as requested.
In another thread there was a question on how to organize mobile corps within armies. Here is how I have mine. There are three pure cavalry armies commanded by Tolbukhin (5th Shock/Steppe Front), Rybalko (24th/Steppe Front) and Volsky (65th/Southern Front). 1st Shock and 4th Guards of Southwestern Front are pure mechanized, and the four tank armies all have four corps. The effect on the tank armies being one over the command limit seems to be negligible. Two of other three shock armies are a mix of mechanized/tank which works well. I will get 3rd Shock Army, the last to reorg, to that state as well in a few weeks. One remaining army, Issa Pliev's 57th is cavalry/tank. Outside of that there are a couple cav corps and a tank corps assigned to a single army each which is just how it worked out.