From: Berlin, Germany
T15, 25.02.1943 after Axis operations
After a long RL-induced pause, game and AAR will continue.
The pocket South of Lake ilmen is liquidated, netting two divisions. Inspired by the Soviet low odds successes, the Germans try their luck as well, and fail. A failed attack is much worse for the Axis than for the Soviets due to loss ratios and guard status rules.
Few Axis movements along the rest of the Front. The low truck count dictates static warfare. The far South is reinforced with SS divisions, as the Soviets are pressing here. Due to their superiority in this sector, a straight line can't be maintained everywhere anymore. Instead, there are strong points spaced one hex apart, supported by low strength units in the rear. This is enough to keep infantry units and low strength mobile units in check. The downside: If the Soviets infiltrate the line, the must be counterattacked immediately, often with bad loss ratios.