In the east, I had to balance between
voluntary ground losses, and maintain a high
involvement level for the incoming attrition. Both
were achieved, many losses were made on Russian
units, but most of all, I was able to regain ground
N-E of Riga which released much of the pressure on
Army Group North (many units were out of supply
before this advance). The second objective on
eastern front was to rebuild a fully hermetic line.
This has been accomplished within the SR phase, and
with the para out of reach, no catastroph should
happen next turn.
Despite what was expected, US decided to
assault the strong points of the Calais area. With
the breakthrough at Antwerp, Allied HQ tries to
close as much as possible of the main theater :
Germany. But it appears to be a too narrow place to
be... Most air units served during the previous
invasions, and the Luftwaffe manages to gather
double air points in range of Antwerp; why
offensive option ? None of the US hexes could be
re- gained during an attrition. Anyway the chancy
OKH captures Antwerp without a single loss.
In Med, attrition results in moderate
losses on the British, but allows to regain the
port of Durazzo in Albania; this in turn, leads to
the loss of supply for the BEF there. No fear of
further paradrops, as well as very limited seaborne
capability, next summer should be quiet.