From: Tucson, AZ
New moves from Patrick and I watched the combat replay for about 15 minutes and then went to get another Dr. Pepper, my 7th so far today and when I got back I noticed that there were more than 12K events. No wonder it took so long. It just occured to me that you guys might like to see the playback too so I'll zip it up and post it on the next post below.
The Axis forces did another turn of pushing the Soviet units back, surrounding them and destroying them. The Axis advance is moving quickly to the east in many local sectors and has come to a complete halt in other sections. The Soviets are desperately trying to get some MLR's started. MLR's strong enough to hold back German Panzers.
Replacements are arriving by the boat-load, always out of supply and only a skeleton staff for equipment. They need about four turns to fill up with authorized equipment and gather their supply.
My aircraft are falling out of the sky but the Axis losses are trending upward. I've adopted a war of attrition since that's the policy forced upon me by circumstances. I'm not, of course, trying to lose units as fast as possible. The carnage is a result of my defending forward, using weak, slow units. Units easy to overtake and surround. I predict that the Axis advance will approach Moscow really closely.
When you're dead you don't suffer any of the grief the people around you feel. The same thing happens when you're stupid.