[Editors Note: no Pictures this Turn]
Weather. The cold snap is dissipated in the south as warm winds bring mud to Zone C heralding the arrival of the spring thaw.
Finland & Army of Norway: The stragglers flee north and a defensive perimeter is established around Murmansk. Some supplies arrive by sea to bolster the defence.
In the south the veteran 2-1-10 tank battalion which had 3 times helped the retreating Finish Motte in its epic journey west embarks from Hango back to Germany.
AGN:. The Axis adopt a totally defensive posture. The one hex bulge into the lines north east of Veliki Lukie is held but not assaulted. The soviets have advanced out of supply and the Axis are fearful of another exchange so decided to wait until odds are more favourable due to the enemy supply situation.
AGC: The Axis are hearing reports of enemy troop concentrations around Tula and noticing their own weakness in the centre move engineers and RPs to plug the gaps in the fortified line. More infantry are routed into the area to bolster the reserve divisions currently occupying the fort line in this hitherto quiet sector.
AGS: A newly arrived SS division leads the assault and exploits over the two rivers north of Voronezh to cut off the city.
The southern attack however fails to achieve sufficient mass to ensure a breakthrough so squeezes the defenders by reducing two of the stacks defending south of the city.
Air Combat: The usual DAS and rail bombings are executed.
In the north a sky train is formed to supply the German units in Helsinki. 4x Ju 52s with gliders are intercepted by the only Soviet aircraft in range a Yak 9. It ploughs through the 3 Finish escorts who have joined the transports to provide cover as they approach the city but they fail to inflict any results on the Soviet airmen. The Yak 9 then has a clear run at the Transports successfully eliminated a Transport/Glider combination. Then a glider crashes on landing and is rendered useless for future operations. Enough supplies are delivered however to keep the defenders in supply.
Overruns = 1, Diced Attacks = 2
German = 7. Air = 1x Transport, 2x Gliders.
Soviet = 26