Eastern front was not a gamble.
Attrition was not an alternative but a must, as
Axis units are no longer able to wage offensive on
the Russians steps. Results were fine enough, and
allow, at the end of the SR phase, to build a full
double line for the upcoming defense. But this has
been achieved at the detriment of the western front
for the most part. Anyway, this situation should
reverse as the length of the front is shortening
more and more each turn.
The Allied strategy of attacking
everywhere demonstrates the lack of Axis units.
BRP's are there, but units aren't... So the US
breakthrough near Bordeaux was not fully stopped,
and next turn could see some armored units
travelled all around south of France. On the
opposite, the northern flank is out of reach for
any US offensive, at least for fall 44.
An offensive in Med should have released
the threat on Rome but with high risks of big
losses, thus exposing the overall Italian front for
the next turn. So I decided to go for an attrition
which could provide the necessary result (at least
1H) on 1 chance out of 2. I made it and get my big
stack of elite corps back to supplied status.