Победоносная Красная Армия!
The Soviet lines are starting to give way to German pressure. In the north, a breach has been formed, as well as a puncture in the wall surrounding the Stalingrad pocket. The front line across from the Italian front has been thinly held by Soviet forces, and so far, the Axis have not seen fit to try to break through.
Soviet initial phase, norther sector (click image to enlarge)
With this in mind, reinforcements arriving this turn are applied to strengthen the northernmost flank and prevent any further German mischief there. Armor is brought in by rail and placed across from the Italians sitting on the desperately needed north-south rail line, not just to reinforce the Soviet line here, but to drive the Italians back and open up this vital supply line. No reinforcements are sent to the Stalingrad pocket. Read more…