Playing as the Soviets in a GC against the AI, I don't understand how this could possibly happen. I have just witnessed a 3 stack of surrounded German Infantry Divisions evacuate from a long term & very long distant cut off hex on the coast over the previous last two turns.
I had 46, 251 & 254 IDs cut off and surrounded in the swampy coastal hex (X56, Y34) west of but just right next to the port city of Riga, they had been cut off there for about ten turns. I never lost Riga and I had captured Koenigsberg 13 turns ago, Ventspils 12 turns ago and both Memel & Libau/Liepaja 11 turns ago IIRC, anyway it was on T12 that I flipped the complete rail net behind the whole of AGN & the northern part of AGM, while I captured the last two ports. I kept them all completely cut off from ever re-linking back with supply and I finally destroy all other of the formed German pockets of AGN on T22, 38 German Divisions (plus 5 Italian) in total on that turn. It is now T23.
On T22 two off these 3 German Infantry Divisions 'disappeared' from that isolated coastal pocket and now at the start of T23 the last one, the 46th has also disappeared! They seemed to have pulled out somehow teliportal style like because I identified the first two 251 & 254 IDs stacked together just two hexes behind the current German front line over the course of last turn. They were basically at full strength, minus there bombing & attrition losses while in the pocket. I know for certain because the AI used these two in a few attacks on the next turn, German T23.
Now similarly I can see the 46th ID about where the other two were stacked last turn, also it looks to be near full strength from my aerial reconnoitre of it. The rest of the German Ostheer 2.0 is made up of half strength shell husks. Apart from these 3 IDs, I have destroyed by surrender all starting Axis ground formations including all re-enforcements up to those that arrive by T20 including the 227th ID, and yes I even got both the 2nd & 5th PzDs!
Annoyingly all three of these escapees have magically absconded from their coastal hex with out getting lost as surrendered or shattered and are therefore not showing up in the Destroyed Divisions list... yet. I also missed out on getting most their troops into the Axis casualty totals, where they were due to end up on this turn, T23. The Germans only suffered just under ten thousand casualties on their turn and from attrition, so it couldn't be much from the 46th ID in that meagre amount, certainly not all of it I'd say, while OTOH my Soviets still lost nearly 100 000 on T23 so far cos I haven't moved yet!
So over these two turns they have just appeared right behind the German front line about five hexes west of Posen and the first two have attacked right up to that city with the 46th ID also 'beamed' up behind them this turn, great Scot! (ST reference there I hope, cos that's what it looks like.)
They had been cut off with the rest of AGN for ten turns, they were mine to destroy, but no they have just transplanted themselves 50 hexes away (I counted them!) with out needing to be resuscitated or resurrected like all others. It's a miracle!
< Message edited by Saulust -- 10/19/2018 5:58:35 AM >