From: east coast, usa
OK let's look at some interesting areas in turn 112
In the Caucasus after capturing Maikop the supply situation changes ...Soviets loose 5 while the Axis gain 5, and there lies INHO a sore point.
The Soviet loss is too drastic, Maikop not being the main oil hub for them... And as is known they detsroyed the installations before the Wehrmacht captured them...
I'd change the supply difference to Soviets - 1 or -2 max. loss and Axis =1 or =2 with a 6-8 weeks delay ino order to repair the installations
I agree with your assessment here. The Maikop/Grozny/Baku region causes some creative thought in the possibilities for the scenario, and it does get complicated. Historically, Maikop was the only one of the three captured by the Germans, and Seaton's book claims that Soviet destruction of the facilities there was so complete that it might have taken the Germans up to a year to get anything of value from the area. We can assume the same situation if Grozny or Baku were taken. So the direct German benefit for the capture of these oil rich areas would be minimal, if any. On the Soviet side, the region produced something like 80% of the total oil produced by the Soviets in 1940. But from 1940 on, they were developing other areas rapidly, some with more output than Baku. So the effect on the Soviets for losing these oilfields would also be minimal.
My initial idea for the situation was to give neither side any benefit or penalty for the capture or loss of Maikop, Grozny or Baku. But from the standpoint of the overall situation in the scenario, we thought there should be some reason to encourage the Axis to move into the Caucasus area. I had some thoughts on making some complicated events to handle the situation, but instead opted for a simplier abstraction. The way it is now, the Germans get the supply bonus for holding Maikop, and nothing for Grozny or Baku. The Soviets take a supply hit for losing Maikop, and a production hit for losing Grozny and/or Baku.
A benifit/penalty of 5 isn't really a lot. 1 or 2 for each of the three locations would add up to that. I don't think the Axis would notice any difference with +1 or +2, but a +5 gives them something to fight for. The Soviets side probably has a current supply level around 40, so I think the same thing, -1 or -2 is no big deal, -5 will have a slight effect.