You are to cease all air mission immediately, the only airplanes flying will be those assigned to your next mission. I want all Recon airplane to be assigned a fighter escort. I want to know what is going on in the Southern Region, more specifically, in the triangle from Kirovograd, Nikolaev and Krivoi Rog. Try to use as little as possible, I want to know where the South is going to be hitting for its next breakthrough. So try to find mass formations of enemy division. I also want the 1st Airborne Corps to assist the Southern Commander in the rescue of the 3rd, 4th and 5th armies of the Western front stuck in the pocket. As for now, I want them to take defensive position at the fortified positions crossing the river and guarding the rail road. Be ready to retreat from there if there is too much stress from the Germans on the flank, we dont want them surrounded.
Southern Front Commander
Good job so far. I expect the Germans will be trying to break trough to Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa. They will most likely push for Kiev after capturing the Pocket in the marshes. Speaking of wich, what is happening with that ? What are the 3rd, 4th and 5th armies doing there ? Any plan to get them out soon or ? The 1st Airborne corps will be taking defensive position in the marshes nearby your surrounded troops. If you need them to assist and help, go talk to Wallas and organize something.
Recon mission will be conducted by air in your sector.
Central Front Commander
Great job on your defense so far. Intelligence seems to think the German will try to Pincer Smolensk with the SS Division stationed on its South, and the 19th Pz Div stationed on its North. Be careful and anticipate such an attack. Velikie Lukie is extremely fragile and the Germans are about to be there soon. Take the 21st Army (X89,Y64) and integrate it into your HQ. You will also take command of the 20th Army (X88,Y58) and integrate it in your HQ. You will also take the Orel Military District under your HQ, It is located in the town of Orel. With those two armies now under your command, you should be able to detach some troops in order to prepare for the defense of Velikie Lukie. I will leave it to you to decide how you want to defend.
You will also take the Reserve Front (X102,Y43) into your HQ and get use them as reserve units only. They are to defend the area surrounding Smolensk. Only use them as emergency.
Be careful as you will have no air support.
Northern Front Commander
Your situation looks grim. Your orders are to defend Leningrad all the way to Velikie Lukie. All 3 towns ( Leningrad, Pskov and Velikie ) MUST be held by our forces. Use the terrain to your advantage, Forest and Swamps are abundant. Expect 7 Infantry Division (76,000 infantry soldiers) , 2 tank division (with about 30 KV-1 and 90 T-34 along with other light tanks, totaling 700 tanks) and 1 Motorized Division as reinforcement coming your way soon. Use those reinforcement to protect Velikie to Pskov ideally. If at all possible, try to re-capture Riga with them. But be careful, as you will have no air support.
Is everyone alright with that ? I will start my turn as soon as I got confirmation from everyone. Especially regarding reinforcement.