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RE: Week 51 Vehicle Situation - 3/13/2019 3:36:42 PM   
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Turn 54

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RE: Week 51 Vehicle Situation - 3/16/2019 5:26:53 PM   
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Here is the AFV breakdown for the Red Army including units in pools. Of course any type not deployed but with equipment in pools are not shown, such as the M3 Lee. There are adequate pools in all categories except for the very last AA type which is not significant.


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RE: Week 51 Air Situation - 3/20/2019 6:43:12 PM   
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Air Situation

At the beginning of October 1941 the VVS had 3,576 aircraft to an Axis total of 3,280. This amounted to a difference of under 300 machines. In the first sixteen weeks of war, the Red Air Force sustained losses averaging more than 1,000 aircraft per week.

A total of 285 air regiments and 4 battalions that the VVS possessed would, under a full complement, contain some 5,740 aircraft. The total available at the beginning of October amounted to just over 62% of full strength. There were 55 air units each with a complement of from 0-5 aircraft.

A breakdown of the aircraft in various combat units totaled 1,178 fighters and fighter bombers, 464 tactical bombers, 1,653 level bombers, 184 reconnaissance and 87 transport aircraft.

By this time, MiG-3 fighter production had ceased as the factories had been evacuated from Moscow. LaGG-3 production of 66 aircraft per week was concentrated in three factories of which two had absorbed bombing damage of 22% and 4% respectively. Three Yak-1 factories in the Saratov region had all received bomb damage at 30% 28% and 11%. Two of these plants would be evacuated to the Urals in the second week of October with the remaining factory following a week later. LaGG-3 series 11 production had been ended by an unexpected capture of the Taganrog factory.

The first shipments of Lend Lease aircraft arrived in early October in the form of 28 Hurricane II-Bs and 15 P-40Bs. These were to reinforce a fighter arm with precious few capable planes. There were at this time 105 MiG-3 aircraft in inventory to go with 82 Yak-1s. There were also just under 190 LaGG-3 aircraft, but these were really entry-level machines that normally would have gone to pilot recruits. They have a poor loss-kill ratio compared to more capable fighters and have earned their nickname “guaranteed varnished coffin.” The remaining 68% of the fighter complement consisted of various I-Type fighters.

In the tactical air category, it would be months before two MiG-3 factories evacuated from Moscow would convert to IL-2 production. The two IL-2 factories originally at Voronezh had departed the city in August and the SU-2 plant in Kharkov had been written off by German occupation of the city. Fortunately, with the exception of a single week, IL-2s were delivered by one or both of the Sturmovik factories now located at Izhevsk, far to the east. During some weeks fifteen aircraft would arrive and thirty in others. It would not be until mid-December that production would expand. The eight SU-2 regiments of the VVS would slowly see the aircraft numbers dwindle until IL-2 aircraft could be brought in as replacements.

Level bombers were the one category where the VVS still possessed reasonably good numbers in 94 regiments, but without fighter escort, they would be largely useless.

In transports, the Li-2 aircraft plants had been lost at Khimki near Moscow and it would be 1943 until American lend lease aircraft could be counted on to rebuild this category.

In reconnaissance planes, two-thirds of the SB-2R type had been expended. Pe-2R production was minimal, just a few units, so assorted inventories of outmoded aircraft would be counted on to fill in until inventories could be re-built.

On the basis of the size of the task to reconstruct the VVS, it was decided to keep shifting airframes to the National Reserve in times when their presence was not vital to operations on the ground. This would include a substantial portion of the winter period, particularly because level bombers have such a low participation rate in snow conditions.

After two months had passed as blizzard arrived in early December, the VVS could call upon 4,673 planes, an increase of over a thousand. Two months after that, another thousand were added to the inventory. Commanders on the ground were having to make due with minimal air support and to their credit they did so without complaint.

March 1942 was a period when the ground conditions permitted the Axis to return to the offensive, although under trying conditions. It was decided to commit the VVS to action, even though the earlier plan had been to hold it back to preserve numbers. In March, our fighter force suffered significant losses compared to production with totals of 1,005 lost and 654 built or delivered by our Anglo-American allies.

April saw a return of rain and muddy conditions and once again the VVS returned to rear areas to make good recent losses. By this time Yak-1 production was improving, although not yet at its full capacity of 75 units per week. This time fighter losses were significantly less than production, 251 lost and 892 added respectively. Total VVS losses by this time were over 19,500 aircraft compared to the loss of 3,100 Axis.

Throughout this period, improved versions of fighter bombers were reaching the force. The American P40B gave way to E models in January with less range but slightly better performance. Delivery rates did drop from fifteen aircraft per week to nine. The American P-39D also appeared in March, albeit at a very small rate of four per week. Domestically, the Yak-7A began production in January, to be followed by the Yak-7B in May. Full production of this aircraft was not expected until late July.

Airbases during this period remained a constant as SAD bases were replaced on a 1-1 basis by distinct unit types. More were expected to be added in the summer of ’42 to accommodate an expansion of air regiments.

The Axis air tactics clearly focus on taking the fight to Soviet airbases rather than the front lines. They have been quite successful to date with this approach, but it has also been during an extended period when quality Soviet fighter aircraft have arrived in modest numbers. An unwillingness to simply leave the field and permit the Axis to make even greater gains to the east accounts for some of our losses. While the buildup of the VVS may not be proceeding at a pace some think it should, the overall trend by the numbers is positive. The rises and dips in Soviet fighter numbers come regularly but the overall trend is a positive one, even by Axis calculations.

Ideas such as insuring adequate ready fighter aircraft prior to ending weekly Soviet air operations is something that has been happening for some time. So too has withdrawing lower morale air regiments. In fact, the overall morale of the VVS is quite good, and experience levels rather respectable.

1942 is a year of transition for the VVS and is well on its way at the start of June. The halcyon days of the Luftwaffe will in due time be replaced by a darkened sky as the shadows of our sturmoviks portend the coming Soviet storm.

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RE: Week 51 Air Situation - 3/20/2019 9:05:08 PM   
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Written defence by General-Armii Ewald von Kleist for the process
The State vs. General-Armii EwaldVonKleist

Charge 1: The defence industry or general industry of the Soviet Union has not been under my responsibility during my time as a field commander before and during the war. Any contact with representatives of the Soviet industry and armaments industry were strictly professional meetings to evaluate combat experience with new weapon systems. It is true that I am a long-term member of the U2-society, which is an organization to promote flying in the Soviet union to create a pool of reserve pilots for future expansion of Soviet aviation and for defence purposes. Biplanes are the cheapest and safest training aircraft. It is not known to me that the organization has ever interfered with IL2 production, which has rightfully been declared as a priority for aircraft production.
No proof exists for collaboration between myself and elements identified as Trotskyist.

Charge 2: When I asked to be relieved of command, a request which was granted by Stalin, it was solely due to overworking and total exhaustion following the first year of the war. During the last two years. I simultaneously held responsibility for two strategic directions (Northern&Western), representing the largest army group ever formed in the history of war, which has been a severe strain on my health.
No escape from the Soviet Union has ever been planned.

Charge 3: I have no connection with said document, whose author, by sheer coincidence, has the same name as me. His work contains a photography of him, which is shown below on the left side. On the right side is a photography of myself. The differences are obvious and will convince anyone that we are different people who must not be charged for a crime committed by the other one.






Given the preponderance of evidence, your denial of the facts simply cannot be believed.
U2VS production is something you would have encouraged had not this sordid plot been discovered.
It will not take long to render a verdict
Little is to be gained by you bringing our glorious leader into this treacherous affair.
There is little doubt who penned what documents.
You will receive a fair trial here in the USSR. This is not Fascist Germany after all.

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RE: Week 51 Air Situation - 3/20/2019 9:22:49 PM   
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A bit difficult to claim to be the guy on the right when your avatar is the guy on the left?




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RE: Week 51 Air Situation - 3/20/2019 9:33:19 PM   
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Given the preponderance of evidence, your denial of the facts simply cannot be believed.
U2VS production is something you would have encouraged had not this sordid plot been discovered.
It will not take long to render a verdict
Little is to be gained by you bringing our glorious leader into this treacherous affair.
There is little doubt who penned what documents.
You will receive a fair trial here in the USSR. This is not Fascist Germany after all.




@Telemecus: It seems I should better have taken a lawyer. Where is sillyflower when you need him?

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RE: Week 51 Air Situation - 3/24/2019 2:04:07 AM   
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Given the preponderance of evidence, your denial of the facts simply cannot be believed.
U2VS production is something you would have encouraged had not this sordid plot been discovered.
It will not take long to render a verdict
Little is to be gained by you bringing our glorious leader into this treacherous affair.
There is little doubt who penned what documents.
You will receive a fair trial here in the USSR. This is not Fascist Germany after all.




@Telemecus: It seems I should better have taken a lawyer. Where is sillyflower when you need him?



The defendant will rise.

On the first charge, conspiracy with foreign and domestic agents to encourage continuation of the U-2VS aircraft, the court finds you guilty.

On the second charge, attempting escape from the USSR, the court finds you not guilty. Despite the best efforts of NKVD interrogators, no confessions or incriminating documents could be obtained to substantiate the charge.

On the third charge, authoring a document treasonous to the interests of the USSR, the court finds you not guilty. It must be conceded that the two portraits of the von Kleist individuals side by side does leave sufficient room for doubt, especially as the hats fit both so well.

Upon review of the court findings, Marshal Grigory Kulik, a fair and completely impartial officer has decided that in recognition of your previous contributions to the defense of the state, few and insignificant that they were compared to the great STALIN, you may choose one of three options.

1. You may be shot at dawn
2. You may be hanged at dawn

Or…you may accept the opportunity to purge your crime with blood. In these extraordinary times we need more men in the trenches. You will be reduced in rank to a level commensurate with your new leadership role (that of course I will handle). Against all odds, should you survive this assignment, your guilty verdict will be expunged with consideration towards restoring you to your previous rank.

You are required to choose one of these options immediately so we can make arrangements for either a firing squad, a hangman, or a car to transport you to your new unit.

Signed in the name of Marshal Kulik



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The verdict is in - 3/24/2019 2:57:42 AM   
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Given the preponderance of evidence, your denial of the facts simply cannot be believed.
U2VS production is something you would have encouraged had not this sordid plot been discovered.
It will not take long to render a verdict
Little is to be gained by you bringing our glorious leader into this treacherous affair.
There is little doubt who penned what documents.
You will receive a fair trial here in the USSR. This is not Fascist Germany after all.




@Telemecus: It seems I should better have taken a lawyer. Where is sillyflower when you need him?



The defendant will rise.

On the first charge, conspiracy with foreign and domestic agents to encourage continuation of the U-2VS aircraft, the court finds you guilty.

On the second charge, attempting escape from the USSR, the court finds you not guilty. Despite the best efforts of NKVD interrogators, no confessions or incriminating documents could be obtained to substantiate the charge.

On the third charge, authoring a document treasonous to the interests of the USSR, the court finds you not guilty. It must be conceded that the two portraits of the von Kleist individuals side by side does leave sufficient room for doubt, especially as the hats fit both so well.

Upon review of the court findings, Marshal Grigory Kulik, a fair and completely impartial officer has decided that in recognition of your previous contributions to the defense of the state, few and insignificant that they were compared to the great STALIN, you may choose one of three options.

1. You may be shot at dawn
2. You may be hanged at dawn

Or…you may accept the opportunity to purge your crime with blood. In these extraordinary times we need more men in the trenches. You will be reduced in rank to a level commensurate with your new leadership role (that of course I will handle). Against all odds, should you survive this assignment, your guilty verdict will be expunged with consideration towards restoring you to your previous rank.

You are required to choose one of these options immediately so we can make arrangements for either a firing squad, a hangman, or a car to transport you to your new unit.

Signed in the name of Marshal Kulik



Ivan I. Ivanov
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RE: The verdict is in - 3/24/2019 12:11:16 PM   
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After much consideration, I have come to the conclusion that an alive Bolshevik will serve the Soviet Union better than a dead one. I therefore chose option three. Due to my experience in commanding large formations, which has been explicitly acknowledged by the court, I propose to be demoted to General-Polkovnik and be placed in charge of an army.



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RE: The verdict is in - 3/24/2019 12:33:16 PM   
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Travel orders will be issued and General-Leitenant Chuikov advised of your impending assignment to his 12th Army.


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RE: The verdict is in - 3/24/2019 1:42:49 PM   
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Look forward to reading the AAR






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RE: The verdict is in - 3/24/2019 2:19:12 PM   
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Does EvK know that one can hear the 305mm Rockets and 210mm shells pound the Soviet positions on the East bank of the Volga? Rumor has it that the advanced engineering squads have crossed the Volga and cut the rail to the Caucasus .. only rumors ..




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RE: The verdict is in - 3/28/2019 3:39:12 AM   
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I suggest you look again. What you cut was exactly one hex.

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June 1942 continued - 3/28/2019 3:41:22 AM   
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Soviet forces in the field at the start of June include fifty one rifle armies, of which three are guards. There are also four shock armies.

Among the infantry formations, the Red Army has now begun to form rifle corps. Twelve of these are organized during the first week of June. Another 370 divisions of which 33 are guards and 138 brigades make up the infantry component of the Red Army.

Over twenty tank corps and thirty tank brigades make up the mechanized forces of the Red Army. Only a single tank battalion has formed at this time. The creation of guards tank corps was anticipated in late 1941 and our winter offensive deliberately took into account the need to build win totals among select tank brigades. The Axis seemingly took no notice of this, focusing on the execution of their plan while we focused on ours. The 42a TO&E of a Soviet Guards Tank Corps is an unimpressive collection of 100 tanks, with 40 medium, 40 light and 20 heavy tanks. A number of these units receive a pair of sapper regiments to help with fort reduction when that need becomes more pressing in the future. For now, it helps make the unit slightly more combat effective. Once July arrives, a new TO&E will significantly increase the number of medium tanks and this will further improve combat effectiveness.

Eighteen guards and one regular cavalry corps make up the remainder of the mobile units of the Red Army. Cavalry-tank operations will have a distinct role to play as the summer begins, even though these unit strengths are still well below those of the enemy mobile units. Below is the makeup of one of our cavalry armies.

40th Army General Leitenant K.K. Rokossovsky 56,152 men 504 guns 285 AFVs
-101st Guards Light Rocket Regiment
-102nd Guards Light Rocket Regiment
-103rd Guards Light Rocket Regiment
-245th Heavy Mortar Battalion

10th Guards Cavalry Corps
-134th Sapper Regiment

11th Guards Cavalry Corps
-137th Sapper Regiment
-173rd Sapper Regiment

12th Guards Cavalry Corps
-107th AT Artillery Regiment
-164th Sapper Regiment
-165th Sapper Regiment

5th Guards Tank Corps
-185th Sapper Regiment
-194th Sapper Regiment

62nd Naval Rifle Brigade




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RE: The verdict is in - 4/3/2019 9:41:59 PM   
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I suggest you look again. What you cut was exactly one hex.


It does not appear EvK is keeping Stalin informed of the German progress near the namesakes home city ..






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RE: June 1942 continued - 4/3/2019 9:46:38 PM   
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Soviet forces in the field at the start of June include fifty one rifle armies, of which three are guards. There are also four shock armies.

Among the infantry formations, the Red Army has now begun to form rifle corps. Twelve of these are organized during the first week of June. Another 370 divisions of which 33 are guards and 138 brigades make up the infantry component of the Red Army.

Over twenty tank corps and thirty tank brigades make up the mechanized forces of the Red Army. Only a single tank battalion has formed at this time. The creation of guards tank corps was anticipated in late 1941 and our winter offensive deliberately took into account the need to build win totals among select tank brigades. The Axis seemingly took no notice of this, focusing on the execution of their plan while we focused on ours. The 42a TO&E of a Soviet Guards Tank Corps is an unimpressive collection of 100 tanks, with 40 medium, 40 light and 20 heavy tanks. A number of these units receive a pair of sapper regiments to help with fort reduction when that need becomes more pressing in the future. For now, it helps make the unit slightly more combat effective. Once July arrives, a new TO&E will significantly increase the number of medium tanks and this will further improve combat effectiveness.

Eighteen guards and one regular cavalry corps make up the remainder of the mobile units of the Red Army. Cavalry-tank operations will have a distinct role to play as the summer begins, even though these unit strengths are still well below those of the enemy mobile units. Below is the makeup of one of our cavalry armies.

40th Army General Leitenant K.K. Rokossovsky 56,152 men 504 guns 285 AFVs
-101st Guards Light Rocket Regiment
-102nd Guards Light Rocket Regiment
-103rd Guards Light Rocket Regiment
-245th Heavy Mortar Battalion

10th Guards Cavalry Corps
-134th Sapper Regiment

11th Guards Cavalry Corps
-137th Sapper Regiment
-173rd Sapper Regiment

12th Guards Cavalry Corps
-107th AT Artillery Regiment
-164th Sapper Regiment
-165th Sapper Regiment

5th Guards Tank Corps
-185th Sapper Regiment
-194th Sapper Regiment

62nd Naval Rifle Brigade





I really enjoy such reports, looking forward to more of them.

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RE: June 1942 continued - 4/3/2019 9:50:36 PM   
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Over twenty tank corps and thirty tank brigades make up the mechanized forces of the Red Army. Only a single tank battalion has formed at this time. The creation of guards tank corps was anticipated in late 1941 and our winter offensive deliberately took into account the need to build win totals among select tank brigades. The Axis seemingly took no notice of this, focusing on the execution of their plan while we focused on ours.


I can say that I have taken notice. Manpower is below 5.5M but the Soviets have some very strong units. Thus the Germans have adapted a strategy focused on reducing Manpower and forcing the stretching of coverage. Turn 61 this strategy is playing out ....

I am concerned that the Germans might run out of stuff before the Soviets are crushed .. then it will be a long retreat back to Berlin ..

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RE: The verdict is in - 4/3/2019 10:17:39 PM   
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I suggest you look again. What you cut was exactly one hex.


It does not appear EvK is keeping Stalin informed of the German progress near the namesakes home city ..


Our Great Comrade Stalin does not have conversations with convicted felons. EvK has a better chance swimming across the Caspian Sea.

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RE: The verdict is in - 4/4/2019 2:14:25 AM   
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ORIGINAL: M60A3TTS


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ORIGINAL: M60A3TTS

I suggest you look again. What you cut was exactly one hex.


It does not appear EvK is keeping Stalin informed of the German progress near the namesakes home city ..


Our Great Comrade Stalin does not have conversations with convicted felons. EvK has a better chance swimming across the Caspian Sea.



He can lead 5 other units to safety

I’m being quite jovial .. but in 10 turns the German party is about to end ..


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RE: The verdict is in - 4/4/2019 9:38:03 AM   
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Our Great Comrade Stalin does not have conversations with convicted felons. EvK has a better chance swimming across the Caspian Sea.


Does that mean Comrade General Secretary Stalin would not talk to Bank Robber Stalin?





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RE: The verdict is in - 4/4/2019 10:02:13 AM   
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EvK has a better chance swimming across the Caspian Sea.


And what do you mean swim?

During my stay in Baku the hotel advertised its views as looking something like this.




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RE: The verdict is in - 4/4/2019 10:03:06 AM   
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When I actually got to the hotel and looked out on the Caspian Sea it looked more like this.




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RE: The verdict is in - 4/4/2019 10:04:21 AM   
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Why swim the Caspian when you can just walk it oil rig to oil rig?




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RE: The verdict is in - 4/4/2019 11:50:38 AM   
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Our Great Comrade Stalin does not have conversations with convicted felons. EvK has a better chance swimming across the Caspian Sea.


Does that mean Comrade General Secretary Stalin would not talk to Bank Robber Stalin?



Truly heroic actions that directly led to bringing down the corrupt and incompetent Tsarist state cannot be compared to the grievous crime of promoting the U2VS. But it is not surprising that a Fascist would try.

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RE: The verdict is in - 4/4/2019 1:24:06 PM   
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Why swim the Caspian when you can just walk it oil rig to oil rig?





That's actually quite an amazing structure. They even have a football field there! :D

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RE: The verdict is in - 4/4/2019 3:13:43 PM   
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That's actually quite an amazing structure. They even have a football field there! :D

Where - did you pick that up? Just by eye? I cannot see that?

It reminds me of another famous sea based football league. The fifteen ships trapped for eight years after 1967 in the Suez Canal area were stuck. But the owners of the ships still had to fly in and rotate crews for those ships like any other even though they were going nowehere. So what else could they do but set up their own football league for each ship to play each other.




Do you want to fly out to a summer climate to crew a ship that is not moving and spend your whole time playing football could not have been too bad a job offer.

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RE: The verdict is in - 4/4/2019 10:27:43 PM   
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Week 52

Axis forces round up their prisoners as one last week of mud across the front will soon be here. Meanwhile the weather is clear in the northern and southern zones.



Directly south of the Oka, a mixture of rifle corps belonging to three rifle armies of the STAVKA are intermixed with the four armies of Bryansk Front. Another three shock armies are also committed to the defense. A total of six panzer corps present in the area show this as a major area for conflict in coming months.



General Artemev has only been assigned as commander of Bryansk Front for several weeks while things were quiet. That is now changing.



In the air, three air armies are functional, the 1st, 4th and 8th. Long Range Air Command has bases near Gorky, but none are active at this time, even with German air raids taking place.


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RE: The verdict is in - 4/5/2019 4:15:40 AM   
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Here were the dispositions of the fighter units of 1st Air Army at the end of week 52. It can be noted how the great majority of these units have a readiness rate of 80% or better. Their operational range is set to one hex to maximize their effectiveness for the Axis turn.



At this time there are still some I-type fighters in service and the La-5 is not in production. The La-GG3 by now is approaching the end of its production run and its successor is one of the most important developments in the air war.

Here are the results of Axis air raids on the bases of the 1st and 4th Air Armies for week 53.



Soviet losses outnumbered Axis by a rate of 4-1.


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RE: The verdict is in - 4/5/2019 4:32:54 AM   
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Week 53 was when I relinquished control of the Soviets.

During the turn, a good number of fighter regiments had been set to fly at their maximum range. Others were set at a range of 1 so that they would not fly. Only nine were set to range=40 so they would fly in defense of Axis air raids the next turn.



Advice was given to make sure all fighter regiments were set to a similar range value of 40 prior to handing over the turn, but due to confusion this was not done. As a result, Soviet airpower was set up for a mauling the following week.




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RE: The verdict is in - 4/5/2019 6:51:12 PM   
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Where has the allocation of AA gone to?




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