Would a Second Great Purge have occured if Moscow and/or Stalingrad had fallen?

Would Stalin have purged his Generals if Moscow/Stalingrad fell?

  • Yes, he was paranoid and losing the capital and/or city named after him would have heightened it

    Votes: 7 36.8%
  • No, he needed the generals to wage the war against the Reich

    Votes: 6 31.6%
  • The generals overthrow him once they learn about the purge attempt or he's otherwise overthrown

    Votes: 6 31.6%

  • Total voters
If the Germans had taken either Moscow or Stalingrad (or both), would Stalin have ordered a Second Great Purge of his officers once he learns of the fall of said cities due to his paranoia akin to what he did in the "Anglo/American-Nazi War"? If so, how much would the Soviet officer corp have been gutted due to said Second Great Purge? Could warnings that they could be purged have led to a military coup against Stalin?