From: Ottawa, Canada
The situation across this sector of the front is very interesting. Both sides have some opportunities.
In the morning, I was able to cut off CCA, CCR and the recce Bn of the 5th Armd South of Liege. This is a big coup. If I can destroy them, I will remove one of the most powerful tools left in the Allied toolbox.
With the clearing of the pocket South of Verviers, I freed a lot of units. I have been sending a bunch of them West to help defend the Western edge of my advance. The rest have moved North, and I need to decide whether to pivot West, head for Maastricht, try to encircle the forces around Aachen, or all three.
I think that the Allies have tossed most of what they have left into this battle. So, I should try to stretch their lines and give them too many things to hold.
I’m going to try all three things. I should have enough to do them.
First, I will send some units North to support the encirclement of the the Americans in front of Aachen. I think I can get this in place this afternoon.
Second, I will push a Regiment towards Maastricht. They will not get there this afternoon, but this may extend the American defence, as they may respond to this threat.
Third, I will encircle the American forces North of Verviers. As I do this, I will bring bridging units into the area North of Wandre.
Finally, with 9 Pz reorganizing, I can not pull back my defence line here. I do not think I can recapture Huy any time soon, so pulling back is a good idea. But for now, I will funnel some more troops into the area and establish a better and more deep defence line. I want to keep the Allied forces occupied and engaged in this area.
Overall, I think this afternoon, my focus will be on manoeuvre and not on attacks.