From: Chicago, Illinois
That is interesting note Flav....I didn't know that, though empirical evidence shows that most of the time, nobody shows
I like using the VVS for Ground Bombing ahead of counterattacks; I think this helps a bit in terms of disruption. But Ground Support doesn't do much.
I think Fighter Interception works too well for the VVS in 1941 in the game. If you deploy all the fighters you can, and set Intercept to 300, you will chew the Luftwaffe up pretty good over time, particularly the bomber units. I have done it a couple times, and had it happen to me as the Germans.
Even crappy, low-experience fighters get some knocks in, if there are enough of them. As VVS, I send-up I-16s, I-153, anything that can fly and shoot forwards.
As Germans, I used to focus on the Bombers, but I would clear all the fighters first. As a bonus, there a are quite a few close to the front