Yep, what MadDog said, those units are airfields.
Unfortunately the Soviets pulled them back before I could pay them a little visit...
How much time you need for a turn really depends on the workload of the current turn and personal preference. In a turn during an ongoing operation you can probably finish everything within 20 minutes, while you can easily spend 2 hours on a 'planning turn', with checking individual units' strength and supply situation and checking out the map extensively. Some people love to micromanage everything, assigning single battalions to divisions and re-organizing their armies all the time, others let the AI do lots of that stuff. I'm somewhere in the middle.Turn 9 & 10
Not too much action so I go over the last two turns together.
In the north it took some heavy fighting with considerable losses to break through the Red Army positions south of Lake Ilmen, but finally Panzergruppe 1 tore the frontline open and XXXXI Panzerkorps starts its race to the coast of Lake Ladoga. I have moved every motorized reserves towards that gap, let's hope I can move my divisions fast enough to keep that corridor open. To the North 1st Infantry Division
has closed to within 10 miles of Leningrad! The divisions of I and XXIII corps have succesfully broken through the Narva
line and now move into position for the siege. XXVI and XXXVIII corps are also making good progress against heavy restistance.
In the center I have built up my positions around Vyazma
and have prepared the divisions of Panzergruppe 3 for the attack on Moscow
, while to the south Panzergruppe 2 fights through the Soviet armies guarding the approaches to Kaluga
. Supply situation, especially for Panzergruppe 2, is rather bad though, even though the Luftwaffe, from its forward airfields around Smolensk, drops large quantities of supplies on the leading divisions.
In Army Group South's sector 6th Army
, while Leibstandarte
SS division in heavy fighting thrusts north, linking up with the divisions of XLIII corps advancing south from Gomel, cutting off several Soviet divisions between Dnepr and Desna. XXXXVIII Panzerkorps pushes east towards Sumi
, its 9th Panzerdivision
overrunning several Red Army air fields in the process.
To the south III Panzerkorps
advances rapidly on the eastern side of the Dnepr past Cherkassy
, while XXIV Panzerkorps swings around Kirovograd
from the west. Another pocket closes around some 14 Soviet division. As just reward III Panzerkorps commanding General, von Vietinghoff
is promoted to colonel general.
Romanian 1st Armoured division
swings east of Nikolaev towards the Black Sea, cutting off that city and the four divisions defending it. 11th army will take it next turn.