Sunday, April 8, 2012

TR 42-45 AXPO - Turn 9, 3 July 42


My biggest fear has been realized, in that the Germans have successfully cut the road  (1) between Kharkov and the rest of the Russian armies to the east. I'm doubtful I can hold Kharkov without wasting the troops charged with the city's defense.  The hole in the line (2) southeast of Kharkov is growing wider by the turn. It's not salvageable at this point. Nothing less than a full withdrawal is due. The Germans have also broken the line in other (3) spots.


I've been able to pull back the 3rd Shock Army and what's left of the other armies, while leaving the rear guard to slow the German advance. This has been, overall, a successful retreat to a better defensive position. It should save men and resources later.

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