For the first time the fronts seems to have stabilized for the first time. I dont expect it will last much longer, but were not in a totally uncoordinated retreat anymore. Atleast thats a good thing. Weve had alot of unneccesary losses in Ukraine, but the lines are starting to form up again.
Leningrad area, multilayer defences and alot of units here. Also my top commanders. I dont expect the city to hold, but i hope ill give Mike a real fight for it, so i dont have to deal with those panzers in a late push towards Moscow. Mike seems to go straight through Northern front, and dosent seem to try to flank on the other side of Ilmen. Im still going to put a decent ary there just as a backup. Mike really scared me with his breakthroughs earlyer in the game, and im going to place a fortified checkerboard there to delay any attempt to encircel the city.
Moscow area, Mike pulled a Pz corp from AGC to AGS and the push toward Moscow have so far been slow. That have alowed me to take reinforcements from this area to other fronts. Right now the defence are checkerboard of good unites in forts in the gap while reserve front starts to dig the lines infont of Moscow. Im preparing three major lines, Dneper, Rzhev-Vyazma and finally Lama-Nara. I expect Mike to try to make a mega Kiev pocket, so i belive his PZ will proabaliy start driving south once he get some beacheads on the Dneper lines.
Southern area, Seems like Mikes pushing the Wehrmach a long way on the western side of Dneper. Im trying to build deep lines where his mobile forces are, while giving him an occational hit when he outtreches himself. He has a habbit of putting his PZ divs on separate hexes, and right now they seems fatigued and in low supply. That makes it possible to attack them and force a retreat. When I have a solid line behid them, i can just retreat back to it after the hit. His pz ner D-town have 4 and 6 cv this turn. When he getts suppporting inf up there this wont be possible anymaor.
Its har to say if hes trying to get a beachhead as close to Donbas as possible, or if hell try to encircel Kiev yet. Well jsut keep on digging until we have a clearer picture of his intentions.
All in all, were waiting for Mikes next move.