Hitler Directive no.21, strategic priorities
2.Destroy Army HQ's
Synthetic oil production: Petitioned for an accelerated timeline in production increase. AG Farben assures results within 60 days.
Security divisions AGC: Security divisions in AGC area will begin security operations in a month. von Bock(+13).
D+2 Air offensive: Air offensive against soviet command structure and air force will continue for 8 more days. Göring(+7), von Brauchitsch(-4).
Theatre fuel allocations: No changes to the original plan.
Artillery and command focus
AGN: Theatre artillery assets attached to 16th Army, command focus on PZG4.
AGC: Theatre artillery assets attached to 9th Army, command focus on PZG2.
AGS: Theatre artillery assets attached to 17th Army, command focus on PZG1.
AGN turn start
AGN turn end
Solid advance resulting in soviet 8th Army command elements being destroyed.
Soviet 11th Army command confirmed at Kaunas, BMD army positioned at major rail junction between Kaunas and Riga.
18th Army is to proceed north, 16th Army keeps pushing along Kaunas-Daugavpils line. PZG4 ready to react to soviet BMD Army movements. Options open for a push towards Riga, or a sweep east to prevent retreat of 11th soviet Army.
Finnish forces secure Vyborg after heavy fighting. Soviet formations appear to be deployed well east of the border, which results in no decisive engagements.
AGC turn start
AGC turn end
Both PZG's break through soviet lines, encircling Brest as well as securing Grodno.
Soviet Western Army has been deployed very far southwest of Minsk, which provides a challenge, as well as an opportunity.
PZG3 expected to have a great opportunity to destroy remnants of 3rd soviet Army and to flank behind Western Army. PZG2 will seal the Bialystok encirclement, to be cleared by the following 4th and 9th Armies.
AGS turn start
AGS turn end
PZG1 pushes towards Lvov, culminating into a hasty attack that fails to take the city.
6th Army drives east, pushing aside soviet 5th Army elements.
17th Army secures Przemysl and continues towards Lvov.
Good opportunity for PZG1 to push through or around Lvov, and encircle and destroy most of soviet 6th and 26th Armies.