Stavka evaluation of the War
1-The first month of war resulted in massive losses, inflicted mostly by artillery, to Blue Forces, unfortunately, it was impossible to make significant territorial gains, Red assaults on enemy infantry was countered by fierce resistance from German Forces. Still, we were able to take two enemy oilfields and two airfields, destroying 25% of Blue airforce
2-In the South, the bridges crossing the river were destroyed, and we decided not to cross the river. Artillery duels were fought with a good kill rate for our forces, until the Blues retreated from our forces. To some extent the inability to advance in the South was a disguised blessing, as we will see.
3-Unfortunately, the Blue forces were quick to react and developed a strategy of manually created units (as opossed to Historical TOE, used by us). This gave them flexibility to concentrate firepower in some strategic points. From turn 3 beyond, Red losses have been always heavier than Blue losses.
4-The Blue forces were able to mount a big counteroffensive in the Northern desert, taking back their oilfields and threatening Red oilfields, they also took an airbase, destroying 40 I-15.
5-Both sides failed to achieve air superiority up to now, the Red forces took some heavy losses to the new Bf-109D´s in unescorted raids, and since turn #9, all air attacks are being escorted, unless the target is far from enemy airfields.
6-There is no activity in the sea, the Blue navy attempted to bombard Red units in the South, but land guns sunk two destroyers and one Light Cruiser.
7-Another axis for the Blues counteroffensive is in the center. Here the Blue forces aren´t so successful. Reserves were sent from the (now quiet) South Front and three tank divisions, supported by infantry and large air attacks were able to inflict massive losses to enemy artillery and tanks, but our losses were heavy too.
8-Evaluating the military equipment, we believe the BT-7´s and T-28´s are better than any tank in the enemy arsenal, while the I-16 and I-15 can deal with the Bf-109D. The DB-3 is very effective as a bomber, due to its long range and excellent payload. The T-26, on the other side, is unimpressive and T-26 units are taking heavy losses. We increased the production of the T-28 and also increased the authorized number of T-28 to each Armoured division.
9-Due to massive losses from both sides, we believe the Blue Forces won´t be able to keep their advance for more than 2-3 turns.