Wow, I am lucky. Just as Mark launched a significant offensive between Rostov and the northern leg of the Don River, the mud season kicked in to drop global shock levels to 50 percent. That’s a huge break for me. As you’ll see in the sector update, Mark was on his way to Stalingrad during that first phase of the offensive. Now he’s bogged down with the rest of the forces in the European Theater.
So much for Operation Orion. Not only has the German breakthrough to the north forced me to redeploy the 1st Guards Tank to blunt the threat there, but I wouldn’t be able to do anything at all until the mud season dries up in a few turns.