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Phase IV - Options
Now, you have some significant options for next turn. You still have one panzer corps left over to either extend the spearhead further or use it for some other mission. Next turn, your opponent will have few options. If he is rational, he will be forced to withdraw as he can no longer defend this line. He'll also probably have to withdraw from the Dnestr too allowing the 11th Army and the Romanians to advance. This helps you tremendously as your opponent now is out in the open retreating and even if he does find significant ground to defend, his entrenchment levels will be low. There might now be a opportunity ripe for an encirclement now that you have him on the move. If not, find his weakest spot and do anther spearhead. Speed, speed, speed, outflank is the key. Figure out what your next obstacle is (Dnepr) and figure out how you are going to outflank it. Worse thing that can happen is for you to lose the initiative and find the enemy firmly on the other side of the bank.
In my current PBEM game, I started the second turn with a maneuver just like this one. I have been keeping the Soviet off balance and reeling as the 1st Panzer Army wheeled southeast towards Kirovograd. Each turn netted around 85-100k in encircled Soviets and my opponent finally ran out of units on the lower Dnepr. 1st Panzer Army crossed the Dnepr with absolutely no resistance just northwest of Dnepropisk (spelling). Supply should be the only thing holding up your panzer groups in 1941.
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