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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/19/2021 11:53:13 PM   
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In the North the Courtland pocked was cleared. OKH decided to also commit the XIII Corps on top of the V Corps to make sure the job will be finished and the rail line to Riga cleared on time. The Northern Panzer Group, still relatively fresh compared to the Southern one, headed East to try to breach the front and managed to do so about 150 Km West of Vitebsk. With three directions now potential opened for the next week, the panzers will have to decide if they keep going East or try an encircling move North or South. A move South could be dangerous as many Soviet units have been reported South of Rzhev by recon aircrafts. OKH is worried that the main Soviet tank force, yet to be seen on the battlefield, could be held in reserve there.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/21/2021 2:04:54 AM   
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Axis turn of July 18th, 1941

For a sixth week in a row, aero-naval maneuvers continued in the Baltic when the Soviet group centred around the heavy cruiser Kirov was once again found and seriously harmed. Soviet submarines are still raiding German sea lanes in the area, but, with some exceptions, rather ineffectively.

Two Finnish corps continued their cautious advance into Karelia finishing off a cavalry corps that escaped last week. They were however ordered to stop for now as they might have overextended their supply lines. German troops already in the country but, not quite yet ready for redeployment, might be sent to either cover their northern flank or maybe their southern flank by moving in between lakes Lagoda and Onega trying to outflank Leningrad. No decision has been made yet as the final decision will depend on the overall situation of Army Group North.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/21/2021 2:06:24 AM   
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In the rest of the USSR, the Red Army continued its tactic of small retreats in good order. It can be seen however that a defense in deep is harder to maintain due to the loses incurred in the last two months. Some parts of the front are much more exposed than others.

In the North, German troops are moving toward Tallinn. As mentioned previously, the capture of the city will allow a redeployment of German garrisons in the Baltics due to a lowering of the threat of Soviet amphibious operations. East of Lake Peïpous, German Panzers made contact with the first Soviet armies. Their presence in this sector is an indication of Stavka’s priorities. German troops in the sectors are rather spread thin and pushing through Soviet armies might prove problematic to say the least, even with reinforcements from the corps now in Latvia and Estonia. Nonetheless, a short distance South, German troops captured Minsk quite easily and are approaching Mogliev and Vitebsk. Only modest progress is expected in the whole sector for the next few weeks.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/21/2021 2:07:32 AM   
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In the South, the Romanian army took Odessa while the Germans entered Kiev. The main line of resistance composed of mechanised corps is well positioned and protected behind rivers, but an Italo-Romano-German offensive managed to cross the Bug North-East of Odessa which might force a further retreat of Soviet forces according to OKH. Also, the defensive line just North of Kiev is for now more symbolic than real and, if not reinforced, could provide a possibly opportunity for the Southern Panzer Group to push North and meet the Northern Panzer Group trapping large number of Soviet troops, but at the expense of further advances in Eastern Ukraine.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/21/2021 2:08:04 AM   
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In Egypt, while the Royal Navy and Italian submarines returned home, both a little battered, Axis and British force are now in contact and the first local skirmishes with British recon units occurred. British troops are clearly probing Axis defense and maybe even trying to lure them into a counterattack.

However, British submarines remained in the area to raid shipping into Tobruk despite heavy Italian bomber presence in the area. It is believed that the RAF convinced the Royal Navy that they could easily chase Italian bombers from the skies. Although the RAF inflicted damage to the Italian air forces in the area, the loses where worth the result as two British submarine groups are believed to have been sunk in the last two weeks.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 2:01:52 AM   
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Axis turn of August 1st, 1941

In Africa, the British mounted heir first offensive of the war and attacked the Axis Southern flank where they pushed back the Italian XIII Corps, named “The lucky one” with tenderness by its soldiers. In view of the strategic situation and the fact that the enemy has a huge numerical advantage, it was decided by local commanders that an orderly retreat of the front would be most cautious decision, if only to avoid an unorderly one.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 2:04:53 AM   
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In the Soviet Union, in the Northern sector, the front remains quite stationary East of Lake Peïpous. OKH does not believe it has enough forces to break through the enemy lines there. The only noteworthy event in this area was the capture of Tallinn. A few miles South, Mogilev was also captured, and the outskirt of Vitebsk reached. The city is heavily defended and well flanked. It seems obvious that the Soviet will try to make a stand here, at least for the time being. The 2nd German Cavalry Corps, spearheading the push, is only about 80 Km or so West of Smolensk.

Capturing Leningrad this year seems less and less likely with each passing week. OKW would still like to try to get as close as possible to Moscow before the end of the Summer however, to keep its options open in case of abnormal good weather.

The battered Kirov group reached Kroonstad unharmed where is was attacked by Finish and German aircrafts trying to finish the work of the Kriegsmarine, but to no avail.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 2:05:23 AM   
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In the Southern sector, there was much action. A German and Romanian offensive pushed through the enemy lines at the outmost Southern sector of the front, while a 100 Km or so North of there, German and Italian units did the same. It is expected that the 6 Soviet mechanized corps in between them will have to make a full retreat East or risk been encircled.
North of Kiev, German mobile units broke through the thin Soviet defenses there and managed to cross the Dnieper just north of Bryansk. About 5 enemy corps are expected to be trapped there soon. The beachhead over the Dnieper is still very fragile and OKH is worried about a Soviet counter-offensive.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 7:20:01 PM   
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Axis turn of August 15th, 1941 (start)

In the South, the Soviet mechanized corps wisely retreated once again, but only a few tens of Km as usual. Everywhere else, Soviet troops mostly held their ground instead and finally the Soviet armor reserves were activated and have made contact the German Panzers but refrained from attacking. A single offensive was done West of Smolensk by the red Army that pushed the overextended 2nd Cavalry Corps back across the Berezina.

Soviet surface and submarine raiders, once again, set sail in the Baltic.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 8:06:43 PM   
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Axis turn of August 15th, 1941 (end)

In the Baltic, the Kirov group was once again found, and this time destroyed. First the Kirov itself was blow out of the water by a direct hit from the Bismarck and then, while attempting to escape, the Maxim Gorky was hit severely by the Admiral Scheer and was forced to slow down to less than 9 knots and even stopped firing for unknown reasons (but did not seem to want to surrender). The rest of the battle consisted of finishing-off the Soviet escorts attempting to scatter and putting the Gorky out of its misery with a torpedo salvo. The Soviet submarine flotilla in the area is also believed to have sustained serious loses but continues to operate for the time being.

In Finland, two German corps are approaching the Soviets East of Leningrad. Even tough German troops do not seem to be able to approach Leningrad from the West, it was deemed useful by OKH to try to push through from the East in the hope that maybe Stavka will transfer some armies from the Baltic to this front instead.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 8:07:23 PM   
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In the Northern sector, there was little action South of the Gulf of Finland with some small Axis gains, and overall, that was the case for most of this front with the exception of the Northern Pripyat where German troops made junction with the Southern Panzer group and cleared the are of all Soviet units. The bridgehead over the Dnieper was extended and is much more solid now. There are very few units deployed between Moscow and the German panzer, however the panzer crews are more exhausted than ever and the few combat units they are facing are the elite tank corps of the Soviet Red Army. Marshall Kesselring is under pressure from OKW to mount an offensive but is doubtful if it is a wise plan of action. There are also less and less Soviet infantry corps encountered at the front and more and more armies instead.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 8:08:34 PM   
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In the Southern sector there was much more action and once again the multinational Axis troops breached the front in two places and even managed to completely trap a Mechanized corps whose fate is most probably sealed. Hungarian troops even managed to cross the Dnieper and establish a solid foothold on the Eastern bank. It should be only a matter of time before Dnepropetrovsk is under Axis control.

Overall, in the last two weeks, Axis troops destroyed or forced to surrender five infantry corps, a cavalry corps and one army.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 8:08:57 PM   
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In Africa, the British continued to advance, crossing the border into Libya for the first time, to once again make contact with the Axis troops.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 10:29:44 PM   
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Axis turn of August 29th, 1941

Soviet units retreated only in Ukraine. South-West of Leningrad they attempted to push back a German corps but failed. The German counterattack in the region made some modest gains. It remains to be seen if they are enough to force a Soviet redeployment in the area. West of Smolensk, Soviet troops, including seven armor corps, pushed back the 1st SS Panzer and the XIX Panzer. However, German counterattacks exploited the Soviet redeployment to push all the way to Smolensk and capture it. Marshall Kesselring refused to take any credit, saying that his men did all the work.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 10:30:25 PM   
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Further South, the Romanian army is attempting to cross the Dnieper North of the Crimea. For now, the situation is still confused, and no clear result has emerged. The Italian XX armor has reached the outskirt of Dnepropetrovsk, while Alpini are trying to outflank the defenders North of the city. OKW still hopes that Kursk, Khakov and Stalino can be captured before the end of the year. However, been able to do this this might require the Southern Panzer group to come back… South. Also, Rome is reminding Berlin that the Italian expeditionary force is not expected to stay in the USSR past the end of the year as agreed last May.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 10:30:50 PM   
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On the Finish front, a German corps crossed the Svir, pushing aside Soviet cavalry. OKH is monitoring Stavka’s reaction with much interest. Air attacks on Kronstad have cause heavy damage with many submarines been sunk. Most could probably still be raised however.

Overall, in the last two weeks, the USSR lost two mechanized corps, an armor corps and an infantry one. However, with the Rasputitsa coming soon, the remaining forces should be more than enough to keep Moscow safe for this year.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 10:31:22 PM   
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In Libya, the Italian IV corps was pushed by British troops. It was redeployed in the rear and no Axis counterattack was done for the time being.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/22/2021 10:34:35 PM   
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KV-1 tank destroyed South of Smolensk during the German counterattack.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/23/2021 3:24:47 PM   
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Axis turn of September 13th, 1941

In Finland, the German expeditionary forces continued their push across the Svir joined by two Finish divisions. Stavka deployed an army East of Leningrad. No Soviet counterattack is expected as the Red Army seems content with simply screening the enemy for now.

Some submarines from Kroonstad were reported heading for sea again. OKM estimates that the Baltic submarine flotilla is probably operating seriously understrength.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/23/2021 3:25:16 PM   
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OKH observed bigger than usually withdrawals on all fronts except in the Baltic sector where Soviet units remained static. The rain in most sectors of the front, except Karelia and South of Kharkov, forced a temporary halt to German offensive operations in the Northern and Central sectors, where Bryansk, abandoned by the Red Army, was nonetheless, captured.

In the South, Dnepropetrovsk was also abandoned and taken by the Axis whose troop, spearheaded by Italian mobile corps, continue their push hoping to reach Stalino, and maybe Kharkov, before the winter. Soviet loses are down to only two corps, a cavalry one and a mechanized one. An infantry corps in the marches North of Crimea, whose borders was reached by Romanian infantry, has also little chance of escape.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/23/2021 3:25:40 PM   
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In Egypt, the first Axis counterattack pushed back the British IV corps. In view of the British resolve in the sector, Italy sent in another infantry corps to Tobruk. Italian operatives in Alexandria are sending information that many Canadian soldiers can be seen around the city.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/23/2021 11:08:21 PM   
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Axis turn of September 26th, 1941

In Egypt, a British offensive pushed back the IV and XIII Italian corps, but the Axis counteroffensive trapped an enemy infantry corps. The following days will show if the trap can be maintained closed or if a German corps might itself be shattered during the obviously coming British counteroffensive.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/23/2021 11:09:01 PM   
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With nicer weather coming back, OKH ordered a renewal of the offensive but the army might have overextended itself. First, Vitebsk was taken, and the front was breached East and North of the city. However, the XIX panzer is in bad shape and might not survive its push North despite being helped by the 2nd Cavalry sent in to cover its Eastern flank.
Further South, Kaluga was taken without a fight and the front stabilised at the Ugra river.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/23/2021 11:10:01 PM   
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In Ukraine, an opportunity to shatter the Soviet 8th Red Star Tank Corps and cross the Seym failed, leaving German Panzers in the area exhausted. OKH is disappointed at the failure and reorganised command in the area.

Further South, the Italians reached Stalino are besieging the city for now with German help. An assault might be planed soon depending on the weather.

In a brilliant maneuver planed by General Student, German paratroopers captured Kerch and Tamanskay while a Bulgarian division landed in the Caucasus to take Novorossiysk. The Romanian navy is trying now to protect the supply lanes to those ports. However, Romanian infantry failed at crossing the Perekop Isthmus and make contact with the German paratroopers limiting the potential disruption effects on the enemy.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/23/2021 11:10:24 PM   
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In Finland, Axis troops are still pushing West toward Leningrad trying to cross the Volkhov.
Overall, soviet loses where two corps (an infantry and a mechanized one). It is also believed that no more Soviet subs are left to operate in the Baltic.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/23/2021 11:19:13 PM   
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Bulgarian soldiers digging-in near Novorossiysk.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/24/2021 3:13:05 PM   
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Axis turn of October 10th, 1941

In Africa, the XLII corps was pulverized by a combined-arm assault from the British to free the trapped corps that managed to escape the encirclement. Both sides seem exhausted from the latest battles, but the destruction of the XLII corps means that it is only a matter of time before the British can resume their offensive. This time, Italian aeronaval operations against the British fleet had little success for heavy loses.





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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/24/2021 3:13:29 PM   
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In Finland, the Axis pushed even deeper in the hope to cut all supply lines both to Murmansk and the Leningrad area.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/24/2021 3:14:05 PM   
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In the USSR proper, the rain stopped most operations except in the area of Vitebsk where the hole in the Soviet front was modestly enlarged.




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RE: Nirosi (Axis) vs PL1 (Allies) No PL1 for now - 4/24/2021 3:14:31 PM   
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In the Southern part, an ill-prepared assault on Stalino failed while the rest of the front stabilized. The rain in the region also removed the last hopes the Romanians had to push into Crimea and link with the German paratroopers.




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