From: The Duchy of Cornwall, nr England
If you annhilate Soviets during the summer/fall of 1941, i.e > 4 - 5,000,000 casualties, and try to obtain bold but reasonable production objectives, and are emotionally able to fall back during the blizzard, you can make it. A clue for surviving the blizzard: German units do not rout....
Well spotted Marquo, a lot of effort went into reducing the rout potential for the Germans (axis allies are a different matter). In early tests, 40 routs in one turn were no fun.
With regard to the other posts, I repeat there is no evidence that the Axis do not recover their strength between the end of the blizzard and the start of the summer campaign, there remains some doubt that the start line for 1942 will be good enough for a southern campaign in 1942, but holding Leningrad through the blizzard, should make a Moscow focused campaign in 1942 a possibility.
I think recent AARs that have been capturing Leningrad and pushing the soviets back during the Mud and snow are disrupting the soviet ability to prepare offensives during the blizzard and are reducing the potential damage to the axis armies during the blizzards.
< Message edited by BigAnorak -- 3/20/2011 6:04:36 PM >
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