From: near Philadelphia
Re: the turn ending suddenly. I was having the same problem and frustration. I thought I understood the combat round system, and tried avoiding burning my turn. Then, I finally discovered the Ring of Stars! If any of the Gold Stars are silver, it means your planned combat will exceed the number of combats for that time/impulse. If that is what you wanted to do, fine. But it usually means you tapped an artillery unit than has already moved. It is a clue to go back over your planned combats to cancel the offending battery or whatever. I am embarrassed to say, but it took me years to discover this!
In addition, a designer can limit the number of rounds per combat to, say 3, and thus limit the amount of "turn burn"...
Re: East Front. Pardon a plug, but for someone getting back in the game, I rather like the Road to Moscow series for TOAW. I breaks down Barbarossa into the one or two month phases (10 km, one day, division or mechanized regiments) of Army Group Center...
Good luck and keep checking for comments of others.
< Message edited by HPT KUNZ -- 12/13/2014 12:58:45 AM >