So, we would like to take Leningrad back, but probably won't before the snow begins. We are gathering our forces for an attempt to storm Vyshny Volochek. The Moscow sector goes on the defensive and begins preparing fortifications in case the Germans renew their 1941 offensive. At Tula, heavy fighting is continuing, but it's indecisive at the moment. At Kharkov, the exciting push to end the war in February 1941 continues, but I suspect this will not happen. In this respect we are following Stalin's 1942 counter offensive, which chased overambitious objectives with wholly inadequate forces. Still, the morale gains will be handy. In the south I see no reason to shut down the offensive against the Romanians yet, although we won't be attempting to hold the ground we're winning. On the Nikolaev sector, the Caucus Front armies begin to curl around the flanks of the German forces defending the eastern approaches to the city.
My overall assessment, as with my game with Blubel (who seems to be of a very similar strength to Bomazz), is that it's there are equal chances to both sides. On the whole I expect not to able to snuff out the German offensive and go over to the attack myself in July: the Red Army is just too thin. I am counting on gaining weight quickly in the mud turns and building up the three or four reserve armies that are needed by June, but I not completely sure I'll be able to do that.
In a way this makes for a better game. One of the huge questions in this stage of the real war was working out which sector the enemy would attack,and usually WiTE doesn't mimic that nerve wracking business terrible well. I think this game might be an exception....
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