From: NYer living in Boise, ID
Here is where the Soviet mass might just overwhelm Army Group Center.
Western Front's three armies: 3rd, 4th and 10th - all push armor and cavalry into weakening German resistance - the Front is attempting to turn from a southern advance, to a more westerly advance, centered on taking Gomel, and clearing the Germans from the east bank of the Dneipr.
This shift, was intended to allow Bryansk Front to re-enter the attack after refitting - but the Germans are pulling back too fast and its going to be hard for Bryansk Front to re-enter the fight before the end of the month. In the meantime, 54th Army continues to pressure the Germans, and will drive toward Chernigov - lead tanks have reached the Desna!
52nd Army, faced with a tough German defense, will most likely only conduct limited offensive operations as it links Bryansk and Volkov Fronts.
Volkov Front, finding panzers to its front, shifts its axis for a week, and launches 48th Army just east of Kursk in an attempt to link up with STAVKA armies advancing from the east - the Prize: a potential haul of 12+ divisions squeezed in NE of Kursk.
The STAVKA armies - 32nd, 50th, 30th, 37th, and 51st - envisioned to hold the line, are now in full attack to batter and cut off the retreating Germans near Kursk. I'm going to pull one out to replace the 55th Army as STAVKA reserve - the front is tightening anyway, too many armies in the line anyway.
Southwestern Front's 18th and 26th Armies drive toward Oboyan and potential link up with Volkov Front.
Great potential all along the Front here - while I'll probably not "bag" an army, the Germans will take a battering in pulling out. As long as he can't withdrawn faster than I can attack - his casualties will be severe. And that is the whole point of the winter offensive!