T022-024 10.02.42 - 10.16.42
*Triple Turn due to mud season bogging everything down*
mud season has begun, grinding everything to a halt. And I couldn't be
happier! Mark used some of his offensive operational disbands, including
the all-valuable shock disband. But he was caught with his hand in the
cookie jar on this one. So the 50% shock for both sides will negate any
significant advantage the Axis side would have with the disbands.
much action in terms of battle. But I've shifted some of the armies
around. Most notably are the Guards armies that are now coming in more
frequently. The 2nd Guards has been moved to the Karelian Region at the
Finland border. The 10th Guards has been moved from the Rzhev sector down
to the Yelets-Voronezh sectors. And the 5th Guards is now at Stalingrad.
More movements include reinforcements beginning to stage for transport
to Murmansk. And a the 60th Army sailing down from Astrakhan to the Grozny
As the mud season draws to a close, the bulk of the Guards armies near the Yelets-Voronezh are preparing to move south to the Astrakhan and Grozny areas for what is expected to be a mammoth fight for the oil fields. One Guards army and one regular army will be sent north to the Karelian region, bolstering my presence there in case the Axis forces get full of themselves.
The situation down in the south looks to play out immediately following the end of the mud season, as the large Axis offensive force is staging at the end of T024.
in Russia, the mud has slowed everything. But the DAK and Italians are
still vulnerable. This situation in Egypt is so tempting, that I might
use some offensive operational disbands and launch my counter offensive
as soon as the mud eases up. With such a strong defensive position to
work from, and plenty of rest and supply for my British Commonwealth
force, I wouldn't have much to lose. The only drawback would be that I
should wait until the Torch invasion force is ready to go. But I've had
trouble with that operation before where I had to wait longer than the
historical invasion date.