In the original Panzer General II scenario the Soviets have enough forces with good artillery support, so if the AI does not make absolutely wrong moves, it should be able to hold the ground for long time.
The Operation Rentier, if both divisions start from Kirkenes and move to Petsamo, Luostari area takes exactly a week, June 22 to June 28 - not sure if this should be put in the campaign or not. Maybe as a walking tutorial or point gathering scenario.
On June 29 day Germans cross the border and only face some Soviet bunkers. The real Soviet defenses start on the other side of the next river after the border (2 infantry divisions - 1 regiment) and on the Rybachiy peninsula (a fortified area with a minefield, heavy artillery, air defense and an infantry regiment). Germans have 2 mountain divisions - 1 regiment in Murmansk direction, and 1 mountain regiment, 2 combat engineer battalions and corps artillery against Rybachiy. Assuming Germans can only use the planes based in Kirkenes and a Gruppe (regiment) of Stukas from Rovaniemi airfield, they have some air superiority but the Soviets have stronger artillery and enough infantry, so it could be a heavy fight for many days.
The Soviets need to blow the bridges against the second river, then they can hold longer.
The Soviets can also make a landing operation either on the coast or on Rybachiy if it falls. Even if we have no ships, a reinforcement appearing on the coast could as well be called a landing operation. That could be a nasty surprise.
Nothing except engineer units is motorized and one tank battalion is not very much worth on its own - Soviets can stop it just with their artillery. So the move should be slow.
The final attack starts in October not in September and Germans finally receive the 6th mountain division but the Soviets also get the Polar Division and an infantry brigade - so the attack should not be too easy and the Soviets still have a couple of rivers to hold to.
< Message edited by AngrySwan -- 5/22/2019 12:59:22 PM >