TURN 5 - RED ARMY
17 tanks lost to his 2. Yeah, those Panzers are hurtin' a lot. He also managed to shred a bunch of my infantry and artillery, and even some of my precious ships that never harmed no one.
The situation in the north is looking pretty dire. I came into this match way overzealous. The damage I inflicted on the first round made my soldiers too cocky, and as they abandoned their forts to push the line forward they threw themselves into a vulnerable position. The Germans managed to push back the lines a bit, and even encircled a bunch of crippled divisions.
In the center it seems relatively unchanged from last round in terms of ground, but he has been reinforcing the front lines with fresh units, and pushed a couple bad boy airborne divisions towards the road leading to one of my cities.
In the south he managed to push a couple units back to slow down the encirclement process, but we'll see how that goes for him.
My first plan is to get my boys up north, or what's left of them, back into their safe zones. I order a tactical retreat, 1 Infantry and 1 Artillery unit per fortification to hold the line. The rest began their trek towards the center to reinforce the 3rd Army's struggle. I managed to break out of his encirclement but it won't hold his turn.
Southwards I start showing my true strength. Bursting through his lines, encircling some Panzers, cutting off his roads leading south, and laying siege to the first city. Finally, we are knocking at the gates of Hell. We manage to score a lot of kills, but due to the AP loss from prior attacks we couldn't finish the job this turn. Due to capturing his southern road with a lone Cavalry division, I managed to cut off 2 cities, 1 shipyard, and 1 Raw mine. However, it is possible that he can route supplies and reinforcements through the sea.
After all is said and done I noticed that I am running a much larger deficit on Oil than I was in the previous turns. No idea how my opponent's infinite Panzer army is doing so well in that regard.
To recap: The north has been stabalized with a tactical retreat back to the fortifications they so foolishly left in the first place; the center remains at the mercy of my opponent, but I'm sure I can figure a way out of it eventually; the south is going to make him cry.