Since the port bombed last turn had repaired a little bit, and the bomb runs this turn only managed to get the damage up to last turns damage, AND we got alot of annoying held results in the LG sector, AND Blizzard is around the corner, Leningrad will not fall in this game either...
My FBGs are now desperately repairing railroads going west, and my panzers are not sent out this turn. Instead the first stacks are moving towards railroads and will soon ship west. Next turn the general retreat will most likely take place, and we will fall back untill we reach the "hey we do not freeze anymore"-line, and try for a good -42 instead (although the picture below makes me doubt it).
As usual the USSR attacks and pushes back a panzer stack, freeing alot of their trapped units. 6 USSR attacks results in 3 helds and 3 retreats, while our 34 attacks gives a result of 10 helds, 23 retreats and 1 surrender. I have NO idea why I keep trying hasty attacks, telling me that "hey, I do have a 4:1 ratio before battle. It will do", when I know that it will not...
USSR units in pockets at start of turn
USSR units in pockets at end of turn
USSR : 90.000 troops, 886 guns, 78 AFVs, 84 AC.
Axis : 34.000 troops, 330 guns, 107 AFVs, 81 AC.
USSR units destroyed
1 Tank Division, 2 Rifle Divisions, 1 Guards Rifle Division.
Manpower : 568
Vehicles : 155.605
Armaments : 37.249
Hiwi : 82.987
"Hun skal torpederes!" - Birger Eriksen
("She is to be torpedoed!")