If you are worried about air supply, it should be any easy exercise to estimate what all Ju-52, He-111, Ju-88 etc. can add. If I had my game with me, I could count the planes, and calculate what maximum amount of fuel they could deliver under ideal conditions. Might be that it is enough for one "3 mot. Corps" Panzergroup (I'd no more than 10-12 Panzer and Mot. Inf. divisions at max) to bring it up from <10% to 100. Probably less.
Usually I struggle often to just keep 4-6 Panzer divisions (fully) fueled by the air train, but from what it looks like Sapper brilliantly managed to keep all four of them running at high pace. Impressive result, and it also looks a bit that Sapper even outran M60's reinforcement schedule. It probably couldn't be better, the Russian's coming too late to the party, and too few anyways. Once that off-balance, Sapper probably could even throw a lot of care out of the window. Some of the maps with narrow penetrations and long supply corridors would suggest that -- in many cases it looks like the Panzers would be in dire danger of being isolated.
Btw, M60, these screens are before recon, right? Could you keep good track of his units in the rear? How far back was his infantry most of the time?
I moved a few units to see what he had broken through with, not bothering with recon. At that stage I had no plan to continue. There were too many forces by Leningrad that were not going to get out with the rail cut and the same for the troops around Moscow. I don't think spotting his units was an issue. The infantry wasn't too far behind which was surprising given the pace of his advance.
Also, this was the first time I did throw a lot of troops at the defense of Leningrad so it naturally reduced the defense elsewhere and particularly Moscow. Had I played my normal strategy, I might have lost Leningrad earlier but Moscow would have been better off. Clearly MT was able to pull this defense of both major cities off against Pelton. I couldn't achieve near the same results against Saper.
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