In the south Ukraine sector, we attempted a counter attack. The goal was to gain some victories for our guys, advancing them towards Guards status, to delay the advancing rail repair by one hex, and to frighten the Germans into committing some more troops to the sector. Only problem is, as has been depressingly common, the attacks were unsuccessful. We were able to retreat to our starting position, where we have good defensive terrain, so I don’t think the consequences will be too severe. But the Soviet attack weakness in the early game has been a major factor. We look at the displayed combat value of our units and think we have a 2:1 or even 3:1 ratio, but when the attack is actually resolved, we are at 1:1.3 or some such. This despite plenty of air support, support units, good generals, and all the advantages. Oh well, historically accurate.