Sean allows me (there is no other explanation) to surround two cavalry divisions that operate far ahead of his lines. In Crimea he spotted my approaching panzers, and his defensive positions are now at about 50 CV, which means I can only achieve a 1:1 deliberate attack. I will give it one go to see if I reduce the forts, if not, then the attack must be aborted.
Sean launched 1 attack, scoring a held, while our 7 attacks (once more against USSR units in the open that move up to the line), result in 1 held, 5 retreats and 1 rout. The problem now is that the losses are aproxomately 1:1 when I score a retreat, and therefore cannot be considered a good idea for us.
USSR : 23.000 troops, 330 guns, 48 AFVs, 225 AC.
Axis : 18.000 troops, 110 guns, 7 AFVs, 11 AC.
German units disbanded
1 Luftwaffe Field Division.
1 out of the 11 that start on the map remain.
Manpower : 6.966
Vehicles : 168.108
Armaments : 144.260
Hiwi : 577
"Hun skal torpederes!" - Birger Eriksen
("She is to be torpedoed!")