Weather remains Axis favorable:
The Panzers continue pushing north, trying to flank the Narva river line. In the process trapping several rifle divisions against the lakes.
The move this direction is welcome, even if the progress is not. Although we may be able to leverage this positioning to tie the panzers up for another week or two.
Pskov is steamrolled in a single attack. Not sure what it takes to get an isolated city to hold out for even a week.
I've seen Odessa, Smolensk, and Pskov fall readily even with supplies in depots and seemingly minimal engineering commitment. Soviets in '41 are so incredibly brittle.
This will guide future decisions to abandon hard points prior to the decisive battle in order to preserve forces.
Air losses are brutal. From a VP perspective I'm giving away a lot of points for essentially no gain.
In a campaign there might be some benefit to burning up old airframes to fatigue the Luftwaffe or something, but in the scenario VP context it seems counterproductive to have the VVS on the map.
VP status (almost half the Axis total from Soviet air losses!):
AGN peppers the Red Army across the front, with fighting everywhere by Estonia.
STAVKA orders units to converge on the strung out panzer formations and try to freeze them in place.
Zhukov telephones Vatutin, "You have the wolf by the ears. Don't let go!"
Comparison to historical progress rate (current turn - August 3rd, 1941):
Unit level detail with status - Reserve 70%+, Ready 55%-69%, Refit <55%
Naval infantry brigades screen the approaches to Narva line from Estonia.
Saaremaa island hasn't received supplies, despite the depot being set to '4' the entire game.
Might be a quirk of the campaign supply net, these things are kind of opaque, but I've seen supplies flow there before (no naval interdiction).
This, combined with the defensive effort in Pskov, lead STAVKA to pull the 254th rifle division from Saaremaa to Leningrad instead of risk its loss for no gain.
Towards Velikie Luki the decision is made to abandon the favorable hills south of the Sorot river to better reinforce the Schelon river valley.