From: Tucson, AZ
I thought I'd do an enlargement of the jump map just to get a better idea of what level of crisis mode I should be in. Odessa is surrounded, Kiev is surrounded, the Germans are east of Orsha, but the good news is that Pskov seems safe for now. Instead of building an MLR around Moscow, I've been railing the replacements to the front lines and it's slowed down the Axis advance so far.
The Finns are starting to break through the Soviet defenders on the north end of the lines above Leningrad. I've used some worn out units to build an MLR-like screen across the peninsula just above Leningrad but won't hold back the Finns for very long.
About a dozen early model Soviet fighters became combat ready this turn and they got deployed to the field. About 2/3's of them were I-153's and they got deployed to the Sevastopol area to fly CAP for the Soviet ships in that AO. They are biplanes and that's just about all they are good for because TOAW doesn't have a "training" mode for the aircraft. There's also the lack of a "night mission" setting for the aircraft. There's also no dedicaed recon mission. Neither is there a mine-laying mission. Or a mission targetted at the city facilities, factories, railyards, supply drops to the partisans behind enemy lines, etc. And if I could drop bridges from the air I think I would try that and see how much it helps.
< Message edited by larryfulkerson -- 5/28/2019 6:25:18 PM >
"In an operation of this magnitude, some losses must be expected."
SAC Commanding General Curtis LeMay, circa 1964