I originally wrote this AAR in german language, therefore the pictures are inscribed in german. But hey, it's the Axis-Side
At the begin of turn 2 the Red Army is on retreat. To the surprise of the OKW intelligence has reason to believe, that the Stalin-Line will be abandoned or only weakly defended. The first main line seems to be behind the Djnepr.
I’m unsure if this is good or bad for me. Some tanks and all his artillery are out of my reach this way, on the other hand I could come close to some important cities (two of them encircled on the screen). Even a third 5%-city is near the Djnepr (Zaphrowhatever).
Bad luck – I suffer an ETE from 50 to 0 %. Should be no big deal, but some cauldrons remain and some positions are open for counter attack.
Well, the Heeresgruppe Nord (North) is 30 Km before Riga. If the gods of war favour us, we can attack the city next turn. Some Bataillons even reach the Dvina-River. Engeneers prepare for the crossing next turn.
OKW is also confident with Heeresgruppe Mitte (Middle), which made good ground. Some parts of Wilno have been taken without a fight, our spearheads are 70 Km to Minsk. Ok, in RL the city was taken til 28. Juny (would be turn 3), but who cares. At least the city is doomed, I tell you, DOOOOOMED!
Heeresgruppe Süd (South) isn’t that successful, but this had been expected. Infantry hangs back, partly caused by the ETE. Rumanian troops entering on turn 4 will help us to speed up the offensive even there. At least I hope so. At least we’re closing in to Stalin-Line – 70 km still to go.
The Luftwaffe has disappointed FieldMarshall Cfant a little. 1.300 USSR-planes were hit, but only 325 destroyed. I lost 41 planes, mainly on attacks outside fighter-cover-range like Smolensk.
You won’t be too surprised, that the enemy fortifies Odessa and the Crimean.
The Iron Cross of the turn is awarded to the regiment „Großdeutschland“. After taking the fortresses of Brest-Litowsk on turn 1, this brave unit took part in heavy city-fighting on turn 2 again, not only succeeding, but evaporating several enemy troops.
This turn (total)
3 NVKD-Units (18)
1 Artillery-Unit (1)
6 Infantry-Divisions (28)
4 Tank-Divisions (5)
1 mechKorps (2)
1 Korps-HQ (2)
several small units