More or less, it's a later game usage of the the Romanians. If you need more CV to hold a spot, one German unit thrown in with two Romanians can do the job rather well. There is also garrisoning, along with fort building. The little things don't seem like much, but it's easier to get the Russian Steamroller up and running with the summation of little problems put together. It's like in late 1942 into 1943, you will throw the Italians in the way to be speed bumps knowing they will be gone mid 1943; better they take the hits than your good units. Additionally, I like to keep the Hungarians up and running as long as possible, and it's a lot easier if they aren't being attacked, and that's easier the longer the Romanians are around. So the culmination of your efforts will pay off.....down the road.
If it were me...I would bang out as much as possible in the south through January, think of it as morale building activities (trusting your comrades to catch you as you fall backwards into the snow, group activities like shooting Romanians in the head, that sort of thing), and then pull back to continue their training and reduce casualties to increase your army size. Kharkov to Leningrad there looks to be no rest for either side in this one.
Edit: Congratulations! Just noticed you reduced Romania to 0 AFVs! Have not seen that before this early in a game.
< Message edited by Scook_99 -- 12/13/2012 2:22:55 AM >