it. The Ukraine is liberated! A cocky Stalin also declared an attack near Minsk, targeting a triple stack with an inverted v. Bock. Russia had no air available and had expected some German air support for a +5.7 assault. Several other long range bombers were found reducing the odds to +5.1. A poor roll results in a 13 (-/-) leaving Russia relieved and Germany pondering that a bit less air support would have achieved the ~14 (3/1) result that would have killed the newly arrived 2 factor engineer and hurt the Russian northern effort. Churchill counsels against risking such a valuable unit in low odds attacks and Stalin sheepishly concurs. Russia puts the Axis out of its winter misery by rolling a 1 to end the turn, initiative shifts to the +1 Axis. Partisan roll again sees no Chinese Partisans, it must be too cold for them. Partisans in Greece are put down on a roll of 9, as are partisans in Finland. Two French partisans turn up behind Allied lines and one (4.2) in Indochina – obviously the Chinese are not being too kind to the locals. Rebase, production and reinforcement next week.