We are commanding six fronts consisting of 666'500 men (axis: 524'000). The army consists of several commanders that are not up to the task. their lacking organizational talent makes defensive and offensive operations difficult. in the next turn we will pull our political weight and ask STAVKA to replace them. Front Commanders will have to leave first as they threaten entire armies with their inability. then we will check each army commander. the problem is that not enough able commanders are available. so we have to live with some of them for some months. the critical parts of the front will get better commanders first.
Another problem is the rather big amount of units under direct front command. we aim to get rid of this mixture of administrative/organizational commands and fighting commands. we will aim to distribute Front Command units to Armies. better would be to build new Army Commands. but we have to see yet where to find trustworthy generals.
This is the most northern command. Lead by an inacceptable leader, we instantly appoint V.D. Tsvetsaev to take over. the main goal of this front command is to hold Voronezh.
Briansk Front: 13A, 40A
South Western Front
S. K. Timoshenko is an average commander. He is in charge of retaking Charkow. 21 Army and 28 Army are ordered to attack north of Charkow, 6 Army will try the same in the south. All armies conduct attacks with moderate success. 6th A manages to take the railway at Krasnograd, 20 kilometres behind the front. One regiment of the german 62nd infantry division was attacked twice and finally broke.
South Western Front: 21A, 28A, 38A, 6A
The South Front under R. I. Malinovsky will defend Rostow and Millerowo and it has the important task to secure the southern flank of our Kharkow offensive. The Southern Front will get support from the Caucasus Front commands. those will be stripped of as many units/armies as possible.
South Front: 57A, 9A, 37A, 56A, 12A, 18A
This command has to fight Von Mansteins offensive. Manstein is probably the best Axis commander. ironically he faces the worst Front commander of the entire Soviet southern front. We appoint V.N. Kurdiumov and we hope he will use the numeric supperiority to his advantage. STAVKA sent construction battalions that are currently fortifying Kerchs bottleneck. The Crimean Front, despite the numbers, lacks tanks, artillery and anti aircraft units. the good thing is the rather comfortable air support. an axis airstrike has already been intercepted, killing 25 levelbombers without any Soviet losses.
Under this command is the bigger part of the Soviet navy. those ships are currently sailing at top speed to Sevastopol. Their goal is to secure sea supply lines and to locate and destroy the Axis navy.
Crimea Front: 47A, 51A, 44A
We are thinking about reducing the Caucasus Fronts to one. Both Front Commands have only one army under their control and we could use every capable general in places that soon wil see combat.