"Winter supply" does not mean "just a few coats"..it implies all of the above things you mentioned. ALL of the generals I mentioned, had insisted, first, on being sent sufficient supplies for the winter, to which request OKW (Hitler) replied that the war would be over before winter..once winter came, these generals again implored the high command, to allow them to at least now, with no winter supplies, pull back into cities and more defensible winter quarters, with shortened LOC back to Germany, etc..again, Hitler refused. It was THIS refusal, even more than not sending "coats", that hurt the Wehrmacht that winter,as you had, as you said, unseasoned troops for the most part out in the open, having to use artillery rounds for example to break the ground enough to set up sleeping areas, etc. While a smart"staff" answer to the problem, would have been to do as those generals asked(and as vic said above) once they saw they would not wrap up Barbarossa in the autumn, to pull back, shorten their lines, dig in, and prepare to start it again in spring....now, in this game, the German player, even if he makes that smarter decision, in the game as it stands, he will suffer the penalty for the dumber decision of standing his ground. My mod is working a little around that by primarily not simply assuming in the TOE etc, that the Germans will lose so many men..if they do, they do...but I do not assume they will, the Russian side has to earn it.