Red Army begin and...?
After CheshireCat's thread about Soviet agreesive plan i tried to create a small TL of a soviet invansion. There was the thread about this scenario in russian forum and this made me to finish it.
PS. I've translated it by autotranslation, and i made a small corrections in the text. it is the first days of the war(15-25 June 1941)
June 15, 1941 - the beginning of the war.
Red Army Air Force are trying to strike at German airfields. In most cases they fail, and the air turns grandiose air battle. At the same time troops of the Red Army crossing the frontier stretching from the Baltic to the Carpathians.At the Romanian border proactive begins 14rifle corp with the support of the Dniester Flotilla. South-west front setback of Krakow and of the forces-in Lublin, WF-in Lublin and Suwalki with simultaneous promotion to Warsaw. NWF is the defense at the border and at the same time attacks on Suwalki.
By evening chopper in the air ends. Both, the Luftwaffe and the Air Force Red Army suffered heavy losses. Bad joke on the Red Army Air Force played a lack of receivers on linear planes. However, the Luftwaffe suffered significant losses. Enemies begin transfer of new squadrons- USSR - from domestic constituencies, and Germany-from Western Europe.
On the ground, the event also evolved to a very tense scenario, the Red Army has several divisions to surround the enemy, during their advance from the depths of its territory, but they managed to organize a perimeter defense and tie up significant Soviet forces.Mechanised corps of West -and South-west front are moving toward each other, threatening encounter west of Lublin and the surrounding infantryparts 2TGR. In the Suvalki area ther is a bloody slaughter, in which heavy losses borne by both parties.
Since the beginning of the war problems are beginning to experience problems.Red Army is experiencing serious difficulties due to poor use of communication facilities, a large number of equipment failures, non-combat losses exceed the fighting in two or three times. Saved only in advance, detailed logistic services and the fact that a large part of the tanks before going into battle was renovated.However, this problem does not end with the Red Army.Old T-26 and BT that are the foundation of the Red Army tank fleet is easily shot down by German 37-mm «knockers», despite the intense workout last month, Soviet tankers inferior to their German «colleagues», due to poor interaction uncommonwhen aircraft and artillery sometimes bomb the Red Army troops,tanks attack without infantry support.
However, problems exist with the German commanders and troops are forced to act not according to plans, the Luftwaffe sustained heavy losses. Strategically advantageous to attack the USSR and Suvalkinsky Lublin projections are under threat of destruction.However, placed there by infantry, attached, respectively, 3rd and 2 Panzer Group. Some units of the Wehrmacht, is surrounded by a need to relieve them.Soviet air raid on Ploesti, and although not yet managed to inflict heavy losses on the Romanian oil industry, this threat requires additional destructive forces ... ..
At the same time the offensive began with «peak» of the Bialystok bulge by 6 th Cavalry and 6th mechanized corps (mechanized cavalry group)
The following days were distinguished by desperate German attempts to reverse the situation.Correctly determining the direction of the main thrust of the Red Army, South-west Poland, the German High Command began transferring some of the forces here 2 Panzer Group Part 1 Panzer Group counterattacked, directed against the flank of the advancing South-Western Front,but the result is a counter tank battle between them and the parts of the 4-th and 15 th Soviet MCs.In it the German tank crews faced a numerically superior armored units of two mechanized corps of the Red Army.Fully realize its advantages in communications and tactical skills of Panzerwaffe failed because of absent air superiority - although the squadron famous Junkers , supported by Messershimidts and appeared in the air,Soviet Air Force was not going to give the sky «fascist vultures».Several alleviate the situation that a large part of South-west front bomber force was applied at the time attacked the encircled divisions.
The day tank battle in the area of Zamosc;command of the Red Army in the battle area were moved 22 th and 19 th Mechanized corpses, the German command had brought here the same 22-th and 46 th Tank Corps.
In an effort to reverse the situation, the command of South-west front was thrown into the rear of paratroopers from the 1 st airborne paratrooper corps.Marines were able to seize crossings over the river, but were destroyed by the rear units, reserve Army Group South and parts of the Luftwaffe.
No less tense situation prevailed in the Suwalki area -formed there is a real threat to the environment part of 9 th Army, reflecting the fierce attacks parts of the Red Army «support a large number of tanks, accurate and powerful strikes by artillery fire and bombing aircraft».Here is the command of the Red Army put into effect on 1 Mechanized Corps, had been transferred from Leningrad Military district in May 1941 with rich resources VET and air defense of the Wehrmacht infantry divisions have fought off these attacks, but they suffered heavy losses.«Command 9FA set for the command of Army Group Center for the withdrawal of our troops from Suvalkinskogo speak ... warning that otherwise would be part of the one are greatly bloodless».Only a week later, June 22, 1941-9-Army was allowed to leave almost become a trap area. June 25 NWF, and WF troops joined west of Suwalki, and surrounded 8 th and 28 th german Infantry Division.
In South-west front bar on June 17 destroyed 282, 291 and 9 infantry divisions of the Wehrmacht.
17 June as part of the Southern Front and the Danube Flotilla began active operations against Romania, in order to capture the western shore of the mouth of the Danube.
In the band STP 10SK troops attacked Klaipeda, failing to press the part 291pd in the city and cut them off from parts of the 26 th AK 18-th army.
As a result, on June 22, 1941 had the following provision (from north to south):
In the north, troops of 8-th army cut off Klaipeda from the rest of Germany.
Then against the front were deployed 3rd and 4-Panzer Group Wehrmacht began active operations (in the direction Rassenyay - Siauliai and Kaunas-Vilnius ) on the night of 24-25 June 1941.
Even further part of the 11 th Army hastily set up defenses in the region not Suvalok.
At the front of the West front 6CC mobile group (including 1 st Cavalry Division of the Polish army) and 6MK was surrounded by forces of the Wehrmacht only forty miles from Warsaw, and his statement provoked an uprising in Warsaw, the Nazis suppressed with extraordinary brutality.Breaking through the aid of Warsaw and the MKG, the troops of 10-th army moved to Siedlce, where finally stuck. 4th Soviet army advanced deep into Polish territory for 3-5 miles, and stopped by infantry 2 nd Trp, moved to defense, departing abroad.To the south of the tank units of the Wehrmacht (1 st and 2 nd TGr) and 4 of the South-west front of the Red Army Mechanized Corps licking his wounds after a fierce battle, troops of the 5-Army managed to take a hill and come to Lublin to form, together with the 6 th Army, creating a threat to the city east and south-east, 26-Army managed to take the city Rzeszow.
All the Soviet army had been badly battered by heavy losses. The Germans began to arrive parts of 2nd Field Army.
The counterattack was scheduled for June 25, with the main blow in the zone of NWF, the defeat of 8 th and 11 th of the Soviet armies and exit to the rear of the Western Front.
It isnt important-when to die, but its important-how to die.
Last edited by Tuhachevskey; August 28th, 2009 at 07:15 AM..