From: Portaferry, N. Ireland
As a newer player, I'm curious about your ratio of retreat/holds. Also, anything interesting in the air, and what game version is this?
No change since we started, still 12.03.
The game is beginning to settle down and can see how the Soviets are going to play, at least for now.
Strongish defence up in the North against Finland. Zhukov is around Leningrad with reasonable forces.
No solid line in the center yet, so looks like they are delaying fighting in front of Moscow until forced to when my FBD gets a bit closer.
Retreated from Kiev without defending the river, but some stronger forces in the Crimea.
They do some unit bombing each turn and one attack against AGN where there was an exposed division.
Last time I played, a couple of years ago, the maximum Axis could achieve in '41 was Leningrad/Moscow/Rostov/Sevastapol is everything went very well, so will try for that and not sure if it is possible.
Finland. Get a fortunate good combat result and am across the river.
Leningrad is the first priority, AGN is a bit thin. Thought of moving PG3 up but that would keep them out of action for too long. Instead I start shifting a lot of pioneers to OKH and fly all the bombers from AGC up. Manage to pocket one stack using all the Panzers, hope it will hold.
AGC, Soviets just pulling back. They were a bit thin in the North so advance with one Panzer corps and push a couple of units out of the way. Just 10 hexes from Moscow ! Not sure if it is worth it but do an HQBuildup with another corps, if I can get the infantry closer to Moscow quickly it has got to be good.
AGS. Kiev - just following up, leave one panzer corps from PG2 here waiting to push north and join the battle for Moscow.
South. Have moved all of PG1 down towards the Crimes, hoping Brian won't spot them this turn. Aiming to push into the Crimea next turn and start assaulting Sevastapol asap while using most of the panzers to push towards Satlino and Rostov.