821 is an experienced and extremely competent player. He has given me hell the entire time and only in the few turns have I been able to threaten his initiative. The reason he sent his panzers was Voronezh wasn't evacuated, so he wanted to nudge it in an effort to hold my industry, which is something a lot of players do, industry raids. Unfortunately he did it before mud and it blew up in his face. That said, how many Axis players can really say they wouldn't risk it to destroy (or at least hold) industry, especially Voronezh? As for the pockets, well thats kind of my MO, using pockets too delay the advance by continuosly reopening them. By what I gather from the site and other AARs, most Soviet players (Tarhaunnas, Flav excluded) play a more passive defensive game, which isn't my style, so its easy for an Axis player to fall into bad habits (regiments, regiments, regiments I love me some regiments).
With that said I need to start preparing for the blizzard. What's the wise play here? Send low morale inf to the rear to refit? I really don't want to risk pulling my siberians or guards from the line, as they single handedly won the battle of Moscow.