Looks like OPERATION: MEGAPHONE II isn’t completely out of the picture. It will all depend on how many of Mark’s reserve units he keeps in the sector. Both sides are basically sitting in the corners, waiting for the bell to ring for the next round. But when will that be?
Sector: Black Sea Coast
The 40th Army and 4th Guards Army are holding the southern wing of the line, but the northern half is really struggling. Many are on red in the readiness meter. The 6th Guards Army is staging at Baku, ready to ship by rail to T’Bilisi. If push comes to shove, it’ll be up to the 4th Guards and 40th Army to hold until the 6th can arrive.
Sector: Western North Africa
The 1st Free French Army is arriving, comprised of about four Free French divisions. One more arrived a few turns ago in Egypt, but hasn’t been ordered to any combat action. The US II & V Corps are resting and receiving much needed replacements, while the British First Army units are assembling at Algiers. From England, the British 6th Airborne has landed at Algiers, joining the 1st Airborne, which ended the campaign without seeing combat. Both of these units will join the US 82nd Airborne (also at Algiers) in the eventual invasion of mainland Europe.