Excepting minor pockets (1-5 divisions in a single province), I expect only a single successful encirclement will be necessary. Soviet losses in Cracow were huge- possibly ~25% of all ground forces, and that doesn't include the significant losses in Bessarabia, nor does it account for the troops the Soviet AI will deploy on the Manchurian border or in the interior of the country. All DvD needs to do is concentrate his armor for a massive breakthrough in the Ukraine, and Stalin is finished.Winner said:Well, it all depends on how many troops lost in Cracow can the Soviets replace. I think their manpower must be very low now, since the Soviets are building mainly infantry divisions, which usually take heavy casualties against German panzers and the Luftwaffe.
With few more successful encirclements, the Soviet Union will collapse like a house of cards (déja vu enyone? ).