From: The Netherlands
The Russian counter-attack near Leningrad had startled me. My units were very good, but I had just a few of them and could not rebuild them at this rate, so I had to keep them alive better. The unit that initially encircled Leningrad a few turns ago, was still rebuilding in the rear, a dim shadow of its former self...
Near Leningrad, I decided against a push towards some objective, but to just try and kill as many Russians as possible this turn. No real major battles were fought, but overall I dealt the Red Army a bloody nose.
Further South, my mobile attack towards Tula ran into opposition and I decided to high-tail it back.
I've been looking at the map over these last few turns now, and realize that I could have developed additional pressure on Moscow using AG South. There were no Russian armies that could threaten AG South from the East, aside from some remnants that weren't being reinforced. And AG South could have thrown at least 6 units of 150+ strength into a Northern attack, supported by the bulk of the Luftwaffe.
This would of course have been a complete "do or die" gamble, in that it just had to succeed to yield me anything, but if it had succeeded, I think the Russian position would have become very difficult. Ah, hindsight. I think the next time I play this scenario, I'm gonna meticulously keep track of each Russian unit in the field, plot it against known production capacity and see what my opponent could possibly have left where I could not see it. Or perhaps use some fighters on recon missions...