From: Lochan nan balgair-dudh
thanks for the info for this particular campaign it makes it even tougher for the Axis but im prepare to fight it out to the end even if its just against the AI.
Hopefully when WITE2 there will be proper soviet reinforce /withdrawal schedule if they put in a 290 long turn game
to be honest, I think you are missing the point of the discussion. 2 Soviet formations, that took part in some of the fighting in Germany, went to the Far East. The important one, 6 TA went post the fall of Berlin. Remember that Stalin's promise/threat was that the USSR would attack Japan so many days after the destruction of the Third Reich (I forget the actual time scale but I think it was around 90 days which fits).
More to the point, if early 1945 had seen the front still in Russia, then quite simply nothing would have been withdrawn. Stalin kept a large army around Manchuria all through the war - indeed the units withdrawn for the Moscow counterstroke were replaced (albeit with less well trained formations) in 1942.
If your game has a broadly historical front line, then with the loss of the Baltic States, the front will have shortened considerably. In reality, and most likely in game, the Soviets had spare formations, even with forces screening the Courland Pocket, by that stage of the war
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