The Eastfront claimed our attention for nearly three years, with a game once or twice a month during the time. Despite good intentions, we made it only through three campaign turns before we stopped.
That was then, this is now. With many more of the correct tanks and wepons, we are trying again. We are limiting ourselves to the Northern German effort to take Leningrad, stalwartly resisted by two Soviet 'Fronts' which are defending until the reinforcements can come in behind to save the day. So far the Germans are advancing on a broad but shallow front, leading with the infantry battalions of German regiment. Bialystock and Sialiau have been lost, Kaunus and Grodno are also reported ablaze. Riga and Wilno are bracing for attacks. Four rifle brigades and a tank brigade have been involved on the Soviet side, with three or four battalions of German infantry accounted for so far.
Here are a few photos to show you how dogged the fighting is, ripped from the correspondent's film records early in the second camapign turn as the fight for Lithuania rages on.
So far the invaders have made slow progress; the worst effects of the first turn Axis air attack and the attendant command confusion are behind the Soviets. The July I turn has two more battles scheduled for the Northern zone where the Baltic and Western fronts are attempting to slow the German advance. The big worry is the lack of intelligence on the whereabouts of the German panzers.
More as it comes in......