Turn 2: 26 june 1941
Next turn, i will get plenty of renforcement !!!
Good news and bad news this turn.
The good news is that Pelton did quite close of what i expected.
The bad news is that although i tried to stop it, my rifle divisions did not have the power to stop the panzers.
In the north, despite my best effort and heavy fighting, the panzer divisions manage to break though the Pskov line. I will have to retreat somewhat.
The armored reserves i positioned here did not commit to battle. How unfortunate. I need better generals.
I notice also that the german use a lot of bombing raid prior to assaut, often not escorted, and i need to increase quickly my fighter coverage.
In the south, as expected the Panzer go south to encircle the south front, as it was expected. Unfortunately my cover in the open was too weak, but still manage to slow the assaut a little. I hope to be able to save half the front, but an entire army have been isolated.
It looks like it is time to start maning the Dnepr.
In the center, probably the weakest front of the german currently, panzers tried to go around my defense line.
My turn is not finished but situation is looking good, as 2 heroes divisions managed to cut an entire panzer army !!!
I'am quite tented to send my entire western front in an all out assaut on minsk which is poorly defended, but it would probably not be wised as german infantery is only one turn behind the city.
Still a shame not to be able to exploit this encerclement more.
Lessons of the turn :
- Build fighter coverage ASAP, even with poor planes. Maybe use DCA support.
- I need to dig more before battle.
- My poor units use 5 points to enter ennemy territory. My best... 4.
- Ennemy panzers are red in fuel, but i'am not sûre what does it mean. If it is the value "BEFORE" ressuply by HQ, i can still have very mobile panzer against me for turn 3.
I will finish the turn tomorrow.