Sunday, May 27, 2012

TR 42-45 1.5.2 - ALLIED vs Mark - T006: 06.12.42

T006 06.12.42


Sectors: Yelets-Voronezh
The dangerous situation here has been contained by the quick arrival of the 3 Guards Tank Army from northwest of Stalingrad. The Guards armor slammed into the XXIV Panzer Korps that was already tired from a strong attack on the 28 Army, pushing back the Axis a few miles. Divisions from the 38 Army's reserve also plugged the gap northwest of Voronezh. These sectors seem stabilized for now.

Sectors: Rostov
Rostov is nearly fallen, but holds on by a thread. There wasn't much need to update this sector, but it's worth mentioning that the Axis could soon posess a valuable rail and supply hub leading into the Caucasus. Progress by the Axis in this part of the Russian Front has slowed so much, I'm wondering if it was a planned time to recoup losses and readiness. Any offensive across a river is tolling, particularly one that was decently defended, as was the case here.


Sectors: Kandalaksha
A new area has erupted in combat, with the German XXXVI Korps supported by an unconfirmed Finish Corps attacking and capturing Kandalaksha. This severs a critical rail line up to Murmansk, but doesn't offer much more to the Axis. Murmansk still has access to the sea. I might have to send an army, or a few Op Groups, up to Murmansk just to play it safe.


Sector: Tobruk
Toburk has fallen within three weeks of the DAK/Italian offensive. This is easily the quickest the city has fallen, and Mark has admitted that it's the first time in more than 20 play tests that Tobruk has been captured by the Axis. Once the rail line can be repaired, this will provide a serious supply boost to the DAK and Italians. Looks like Africa won't bog down this time around.

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