From: Chicago, Illinois
Keep in mind that the Finns can attack over the "no move" line. Small help I know, but that slow down things a wee bit...in my game I have a nice row of empty hexes south of the that line where the Soviets dare not move. Thos units east of Orel might lose as much as some of my guys did that were on the edge of supply. By January they are unready.
I, and Von Beanie, are well aware of this. There are only 3 hexes between Lake Ilmen and the No-Move line; Von Beanie attacked in this corridor, and angry Finns constantly routed units on his flank. For this reason, he gave up on that approach.
I have 2 Finnish Divisions up there poised for this purpose.
LUFTWAFFE: Most of the airbases I have moved are ARMY airbases, which only have Recon Planes. I don't really need tons of recon IMO, the Russians are attacking, not much I can do about it. I anticipate disbanding most of theses for replacements in the spring.
I also sent back 3 LW Airbases, by sending planes to RESERVE. I plan to keep the Ju-52s in reserve for now (I can't see needing them), and use alot of fighters.
The Romanian Airforce, I sent alot of units to RESERVE, ones that were very short-handed. Alot of Romanian Bomber units don't get replacements, and end up very depleted, because they use Polish or French A/C. I am down to only 2 Romanian Airbases at the front, they are both piled-high with the best RUM units. I will bring some Airbases back in spring, but I can see disbanding 3 or 4 to get more Romanian Rifles in the line.
The Slovaks, Hungarians, and Italians, I just sent them all back. Their air units are all pretty weak. No reason to sit out in the Blizzard when they barely contribute.
I am open to suggestions though, I am really NOT the expert of Luftwaffe management!!!!