BAH! Ok, the pockets held and we bagged some USSR units, still BAH. At times I really completely hate this game with an intensity far above my dislike of "Lady" Gaga and Just A Beaver. And I REALLY dislike those "artists"...
When a 4:1 pre battle CV is reduced to a 1:2 result, AND I bring 4 divisions against 2 USSR divisions AND I outnumber the enemy 3:1 in men, you know the game is out to mess things up for you. Oh, did I forget to mention that it was a deliberate attack. And by "a" I ment several?!
Nah, next turn I will pull my panzers back, redeploy, hit another sectioon of the front, make a small pocket or two, eliminate it and withdraw again. As of now there is no chance to launch a major offensive anywhere. BAH!
66 attacks resulted in 19 helds (!!!), 1 scouted, 36 retreats and 10 surrenders.
The only good thing this round was the effort of my minors, they succeeded with all their attacks.
USSR units in pockets at start of turn
USSR units in pockets at end of turn
16 of which 9 will march free.
USSR : 191.000 troops, 2.744 guns, 203 AFVs, 163 AC.
Axis : 47.000 troops, 461 guns, 125 AFVs, 80 AC.
USSR units lost
8 rifle divisions, 3 rifle brigades, 1 airborne brigade, 3 tank brigades and 1 artillery regiment RVGK
Partisans hunted down
5, one left on the map.
Manpower : 1.326
Vehicles : 210.044
Armaments : 73.786
Hiwi : 24.721
"Hun skal torpederes!" - Birger Eriksen
("She is to be torpedoed!")