From: Santa Rosa, CA
Axis are on 632 VPs at the start of T13. They would need to take 5 out of 6 of Kalinin, Rzhev, Ryzam, Tambov, Voronezh and Rostov by T16 and that is not going to happen.
If not for the Kerch straights bug, you might have gotten across and taken Krasnodar and Maikop. That might have been a stretch unless you had a lot of armor down there, but maybe it was possible. Then you would have only needed 5 of 8, which you were darn close to. Not saying you would have made it, but I wish as soon as you had the Kerch bug you would have stopped as Pavel's already reported that fixed now. It just took time and a save to figure out what was causing it, and just got lucky to realize it was movement FOW. As for the air issues, well I can't say there's a bug, or if it's WAD but just too hard to intercept GA. Same with AS issue and recent GS issue. All of these will require saves and concentrated time because I don't think we are likely to find a smoking gun bug so much as systems that provide these results. If the systems need to change, they will take time to adjust and balance, so I don't see anything coming anytime soon. The last issue (GS not getting escorts) may be one that could be fixed faster if we have a save and it shows that a recent change had an unintended impact. Since an auto-victory should be very hard to get in 41, it would have been really good to see how this game played out over the winter, but appreciate the AAR nonetheless.
All understanding comes after the fact.
-- Soren Kierkegaard