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RE: new summer - 5/5/2015 8:13:15 AM   
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Stettin is taken by 56th Guards Rifle Corps of Malinovsky's 11th Army. West of that city, cavalry armies are pushing north, with the help of two tank armies on the western flank. Their goal is to outflank, and force to withdraw, strong enemy forces fortified in the woods south of Neubrandenburg, which could be dangerous to the Berlin encirclement operation:





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RE: new summer - 5/5/2015 8:13:30 AM   
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STAVKA chief-of-staff, Marshal Sovetskogo Soiuza Boris Shaposhnikov, improves his initiative (6). 1 light SU brigade is disbanded.

Even in his demented state, Adolf Hilter, hidden in an underground bunker, is able to see the end of the Third Reich is near. His end is... now.

Strength:
men: 11 787 824 vs 3 420 078
guns: 209 385 vs 40 019
AFVs: 18 337 vs 11 677
aircraft: 21 792 vs 1 948

Trucks:
in units: 292 638 / 315 706 (92.69%)
in the pool: 186 135 / 212 887 (87.43%)
in repair: 181 292

Losses:
killed: 50 195 vs 11 376
captured: 947 vs 58 235
disabled: 5 919 vs 7 366
guns: 1 104 vs 1 753
AFVs: 1 736 vs 343
aircraft: 234 vs 109

Including:
in combat: 140 vs 79
from AA: 69 vs 0
on the ground: 0 vs 11
operational: 25 vs 19

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RE: new summer - 5/5/2015 9:49:10 AM   
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Turn 193 (February 22nd, 1945)

Despite last week's heavy resistance, local German command orders a withdrawal from Salzburg and assembly of forces around Linz. The operation is executed without Soviet interference, as the victors are simply satisfied with finally leaving the Tauern Mountains and reaching the Inn river line, down in the valley:





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RE: new summer - 5/5/2015 9:49:34 AM   
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Brunn is left undefended and promptly captured by Zhuravlev's 47th Army, as enemy units retreat 20 miles west, harrowed by the troops of 3rd Baltic and 3rd Belorussian fronts:





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RE: new summer - 5/5/2015 9:50:14 AM   
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Instead of going for a frontal assault through Nauen, Germans choose to strike on the flanks, north and south of the city. Keppler's II SS Panzer Corps and Kruger's I SS Panzer Corps push back Krivoshein's 7th Tank Army and Chernyakovsky's 11th Tank Army (each loses nearly 300 AFVs in the process), but von Vietinghoff's XXXXVI Panzer Corps (including Grossdeutschland Panzergrenadier Division) aided by four SS divisions, marginally fails* to break the second line held defiantly by Rybalko's 2nd Guards Tank Army, even though the defenders are outnumbered two to one. In the northern strike, at Oranienburg, von Schweppenburg's XXIV Panzer Corps aided by XXXXI Panzer Corps fails to dislodge two tank corps of Rotmistrov's 1st Guards Tank Army, despite having nearly three to one advantage. Thus, the fate of Berlin is decided by the defeat of the most iconic of German weapons in this war - panzer divisions - at the hands of Soviet tank armies. Truly, the student has become the master now. Isolated defenders of Berlin are wiped out and the remnants of 8 divisions give up to the victorious Red Army (6 Infantry, 1 Panzer and 1 Volksgrenadier). Antonyuk's 57th Army from Kuznetsov's 1st Ukrainian Front takes the lair of the beast and occupies the center of Berlin. Finally, the hammer and sickle flag flies over Reichstag, after 1348 days of war:
* 1.97 to 1





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RE: new summer - 5/5/2015 9:50:39 AM   
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North of Berlin enemy front is in disarray, ruptured by four cavalry and three tank armies, in a breakthrough reminiscing the events of 1941 (but with switched sides). Bagramyan's 10th Tank Army reaches Rostock and Wismar, raiding 120 miles deep into hostile territory. German 18th Army HQ, IX SS Mountain Corps HQ and several divisions are cut off in a narrow strip of land along the Baltic sea, between Stralsund and Anklam. Three more corps HQs (V, VI SS, and XXVI) with eleven divisions and a panzer brigade are nearly surrounded east of Neustrelitz. As they prepare to sell their lives dearly, news reach them that capitulation document was signed in Berlin, and that the war is over. They have no choice, but to lay down their arms, and march into Soviet captivity:





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RE: new summer - 5/5/2015 9:51:04 AM   
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5th Shock Army commander, General-Maior Konstantin Koroteev, is promoted to the rank of General-Leitenant. 21st Army commander, General-Polkovnik Mikhail Efremov, improves his political standing (5). 8th Guards Army commander, General-Polkovnik Ivan Galanin, improves his mech skill (5). 2nd Belorussian Front commander, General-Polkovnik Vasily Yushkevich, is dismissed and replaced by Marshal Sovetskogo Soiuza Semyon Budyonny.

Strength:
men: 11 796 624 vs 3 338 294
guns: 209 733 vs 39 154
AFVs: 17 136 vs 11 098
aircraft: 21 808 vs 1 874

Trucks:
in units: 296 110 / 316 015 (93.70%)
in the pool: 181 754 / 209 095 (86.92%)
in repair: 175 628

Losses:
killed: 41 648 vs 15 743
captured: 482 vs 63 495
disabled: 2 722 vs 9 883
guns: 1 015 vs 1 954
AFVs: 2 048 vs 451
aircraft: 168 vs 44

Including:
in combat: 89 vs 35
from AA: 21 vs 0
on the ground: 0 vs 0
operational: 58 vs 9

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Summary - 5/5/2015 9:52:15 AM   
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Top level commanders (excluding STAVKA):
- Most wins (436): Marshal Sovetskogo Soiuza Mikhail Kirponos leading 1st Belorussian Front,
- Most losses (527): Marshal Sovetskogo Soiuza Mikhail Kirponos leading 1st Belorussian Front,
- Best win-loss relation (+258): General-Polkovnik Ivan Konev leading North Caucasus Front,
- Worst win-loss relation (-101): Marshal Sovetskogo Soiuza Semyon Budyonny leading 2nd Belorussian Front:




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RE: Summary - 5/5/2015 9:52:40 AM   
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Top army leaders:
- 1st place: General-Leitenant Ivan Chistyakov leading 1st Shock Army,
- 2nd place: General Armii Pavel Rotmistrov leading 1st Guards Tank Army,
- 3rd place: General-Polkovnik Leonid Govorov leading 3rd Shock Army:





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RE: Summary - 5/5/2015 9:53:00 AM   
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Top armies:
- No surprises here, with top places taken by Shock and Guards armies:





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RE: Summary - 5/5/2015 9:53:25 AM   
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Top units:
- All of the top three places taken by units of 1st Guards Tank Army:





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RE: Summary - 5/5/2015 9:53:43 AM   
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Top support units:
- As before, all of the top three places taken by units being part of 1st Guards Tank Army:





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RE: Summary - 5/5/2015 9:54:04 AM   
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Most air kills:
- 3rd Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment





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RE: Summary - 5/5/2015 9:54:25 AM   
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Most ground kills:
- 11th Guards Assault Aviation Regiment





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RE: Summary - 5/5/2015 9:57:03 AM   
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Final strength:
men: 11 766 147 vs 3 223 747
guns: 209 433 vs 36 905
AFVs: 16 003 vs 10 667
aircraft: 21 161 vs 1 837

Final losses:
killed: 4 031 177 vs 2 390 300
captured: 1 195 072 vs 693 609
disabled: 4 183 737 vs 1 486 014
guns: 171 021 vs 112 783
AFVs: 84 327 vs 19 791
SP & AC: 9 149 vs 6 172
aircraft: 41 233 vs 16 999

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RE: Summary - 5/5/2015 10:00:38 AM   
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Thanks you, cpt flam, for this amazing experience!

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RE: Summary - 5/8/2015 8:29:21 AM   
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I was glad to play with you.
That was my first campaign to complete


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RE: Summary - 5/8/2015 4:01:05 PM   
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ORIGINAL: cpt flam

I was glad to play with you.
That was my first campaign to complete



well done to the pair of you ... great AAR and from the comments a game played in a great spirit too

edit ... and great to see Kirponos get the credit he deserved in the real war as opposed to being dumped on in the post-war blame game over Kiev

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RE: Summary - 5/8/2015 4:15:03 PM   
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We hope to repeat the experience with switched sides, once .04 will come out.

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RE: Summary - 5/8/2015 4:34:16 PM   
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