fresh armies (60, 7 Gds) have arrived, but I've only committed one to
battle so far. The 60 Army has bolstered the buckling center, between
the 3 Gds Tank Army and the 38 Army. The 7 Gds Army will disembark next
turn and build up its readiness. If the front lines can hold long
enough, I'm hoping to use the 7 Gds in a counter offensive to drive back
some of the most forward German divisions. This should give me more
time to gather reinforcements as they arrive, and relieve the exhausted
front line armies in this bloody stretch of the Russian Front.
three armies digging in, I'm confident this positions can hold off a
mid-sized offensive for at least a week or two. If I must fall back into
the mountains, so be it. The terrain south of this sector is so brutal,
I don't imagine the Germans continuing any attack immediately following
the eventual capture of Maikop. There are plenty of fresh German corps
moving into this area via Rostov. I'm anticipating an impressive
offensive southward from the Axis armies. Also to note, the
Brandenbergers haven't been used yet. Could this be the first instance?
It wouldn't make much sense to me. Capturing Maikop is good, but not
like capturing Stalingrad or even Grozny.