Okay, I have in hand the Colonel's next move (Axis 14) but have not yet watched the replay. I'm actually scared to watch, b/c of his unforgiving (but expected) German advance, and b/c also my Soviet forces have been almost entirely ineffective (so far) in delaying his advance except on Southwest Front. Last move, I noted some troubling Rumanian action toward Sevastapol and into the Crimea, but I hope to be able to repulse that effort during my next few moves.
The Colonel noted, however (on a bright note!) that he suffered from a failed force check (again!) so, if luck is on my side, he will continue to suffer failing force checks. Keep subdividing those units, Colonel!
As it stands, Leningrad is practically a lost cause at this point, which calls into question the Finns who I expect will be looking for blood along that front as soon as they are activated for action up north.
My strategy (right now, at least prior to Axis 14) is a "holding / building" action, hoping for General Winter to appear, and seeking a "last stand" line perhaps even East of Moscow, if Moscow cannot hold. We'll burn Moscow, if necessary, to stem the advance and possibly find counter-offensive points in Spring.
This has been an utter disaster so far for Soviets, but, if enough reinforcements can be found -- even Babushkas -- we'll lick these Germans yet!
Additional reports will follow ..... [edit:]
Watched the replay.
Leningrad holds, but not for much longer.
Kiev: fights on in the suburbs.
This is starting to look salvageable, with luck.
The failed Force Check on the Germans helped IMMENSELY this last turn.
Only 18,000 moves and a twenty-minute replay this time.
Zaoirtsczge factory evacuated.
Dnepropetrovsk factory evacuated.
Reinforcements are building.
Watch out!! Its Russian time!
< Message edited by Hellen_slith -- 1/31/2020 9:06:18 PM >