Although the Germans have inflicted heavy losses on the Red Army they had failed to take any of their main geographical objectives: Leningrad, Moscow, Tula, Orel, Kursk, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk or Zaporezhye. However, the thinning ranks of the Red Army have finally been overrun, at least in the south, and a panzer exploitation has taken the industrial centre of Stalino. It will also encircle the whole of the North Caucusus front, complete with Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporezhye, and lay open the Crimea. Operation Barbarossa now looks like rather more of a success.
However, let us begin our situation report with Leningrad. Here the Germans have again broken over the Neva, but only with a single panzer division. This happened last turn as well, but I forgot to mention that it was counter-attacked and forced to retreat. On east bank of the Volkhov, the Waffen SS lead a thrust through bog and brush toward the Finnish army, which is now on the boarders of the Soviet Union. The only good news in this scenario is that any fanciful attempts to pull off a left hook, behind the Valdai, is off the agenda.
Incidently, I only remembered to take screen shots half way through my moves, which explains why the position in this one is impossible.
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