Some commentators have talked about loss ratios so I will be including this at the end of the Combat Report. This will be based upon the cost to replace units (without regard to type) generally therefore a total of attack Factors lost by each side (except units with defence factor only will use defence factor etc)
Finnish Front: In the far north forces close in on Murmansk and chase the diminishing German forces towards the Norwegian border.
Tampere is captured.
The Soviets launch a quick ill prepared attack against Helsinki, assisted by engineers, but are repulsed.
Leningrad Front. Two of the three first line Tank corps are returned from the Finish front. Rather than replace losses at the front leaguer at Leningrad and joined by replacements and new arrivals building an attack force for a planned summer offensive.
Due to the lack of replacement tanks and mech corps to replace the losses of the recent high loss exchanges the attack south into the Valdai grinds to a halt.
Soviet attacks against the Axis line north of Kalinin
In front of Kalinin a single guard tank corps leads one attack with another infantry assault. Both are supplemented by copious amounts of artillery and rocket formations and succeed in pushing two hexes into the German lines with a single separating hex forming a tooth like front line north of Kalinin. (One HX one DR)
Moscow Front The Soviets continue to pressurise the Axis line south of the city taking Podolsk by direct assault although the enemy retreats in good order.
Voronezh Front. STAVKA realises that they have underestimated the determination of the Axis to take Voronezh by winter assault and desperately counter attack the German forces who have crossed the river to the north. They succeed in pushing the aggressors back cadreing Das Reich but the Exchange leaves them weak and the city vulnerable to encirclement
Soviet Turn: Soviet counterattack against the northern Axis pincer at Voronezh
Two other attacks south of the city aim to pressure the Axis lines but result in an AR and a DR.
Stalingrad Front: No action.
Air War: A large air battle develops over the front north of Kalinin where the Soviets try to improve odds for an attack. 21 bombers escorted by 10 fighters are intercepted by Axis fighters but after patrol attacks, air combat and flack the Soviets achieve their objective. However at the cost of 3 aircraft who fail to return to base.
Auto Attacks = 1
Diced Combats = 8
Soviets = 32, Air= 3
Losses: Forts = 2, German = 47, Fins = 6,
Loss Ratio: All Axis/Soviets = 1.66