Hrmm well lets see, if I remember my War in the East right, Germany has no trouble with 20,000 casualties a week. Thats 100 rifles a turn. Throughout 1941 and 1942. By mid 1943, that manpower is starting to dwindle if those kind of losses keep up. The soviets should be able to lose 60-70,000 a week and have plenty of manpower all the way through the end of the war. So thats 200-300 rifles a turn that should be able to be lost, and not really hurt the soviet union. Infact, during 1941, the soviets should be able to sustain 300-400 rifles lost a turn, and still increase the total size of the soviet army. Up to around 4.2 million by 1942. I think it would require alot of events to get right.
In that regard, 80 rifles lost by the soviets is chump change. Its not even 20,000 men. If I ever opened my turn as the soviets in WITE, and noticed i only had 20k casualties in the first year or so of the game, id be sending free bottles of Vodka to every citizen west of the Urals out of my personal stock. Id also be asking for the German players timely surrender, since he has no chance to inflicting enough damage to the Stavka to win in 1943 on.
And lets see if 200 men a rifle...there should be in 1938...17,500 rifle IIs in the soviet unions army. 13,500 rifle IIIs in the Wehrmact. Approximately. Up to 20,500 rifle IIs for the soviets by 1941, and around 17,500 for the wehrmacht.
150 Tanks is all one needs for the entire Panzer corps however in 1941.
Loading up the scenario, germany starts with 580 rifle Is.
Tis a far cry from 13,500. So perhaps the scale or production needs to be adjusted.