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1941 Axis logistics collapse example - 3/25/2013 4:14:32 AM   
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I have seen a posts with the notion that WITE does not capture the collapse of the German logistics as the Heer gets deeper into Russia. The reason I like this game is how well it captures those supply difficulties. I found WITE in late 2011 after spending a lot of time on the Smolensk campaign using John Tiller’s Panzer Campaigns title. I was reading the Glantz’s Barbarossa Derailed. I was immediately impressed how WITE captured the logistic situation that degraded German combat power in late July near vicinity Smolensk.

These screen shots from T17 of my game with Mehring I think illustrates the point. On this last clear turn, virtually no supply is getting to 2nd Panzer Group east of Moscow despite being within 120 miles of the rail head.

The first image shows the rail line.




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RE: 1941 Axis logistics collapse example - 3/25/2013 4:16:19 AM   
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This image shows the supply situation of 3.Panzer SE of Moscow.




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RE: 1941 Axis logistics collapse example - 3/25/2013 4:17:23 AM   
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This image shows the supply detail. The regiment received on a fraction of its requirements. The motor pool shows 158K available and 141K required. This is in clear weather and within 100 miles of a railhead.




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RE: 1941 Axis logistics collapse example - 3/25/2013 4:20:55 AM   
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The next turn, mud, continues to show the collapse of German supply. One of our 3.Panzer.Division regiments did get supply, the others got even less than the prior clear turn.




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RE: 1941 Axis logistics collapse example - 3/25/2013 5:27:24 AM   
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That's just the weather doing what a proper logistical system ought to do, even in clear. Mud is the only real break on operations in this game. What you can do when it's not mud is the problem.





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RE: 1941 Axis logistics collapse example - 3/25/2013 5:32:22 AM   
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Random weather - turn 17 was clear.

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RE: 1941 Axis logistics collapse example - 3/25/2013 5:54:11 AM   
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And if turn 18 was clear as well none of that need be fatal. It's the transition to mud that is killing the Axis here. That is an amazing advance. My money is on Moscow falling during snow, btw.



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RE: 1941 Axis logistics collapse example - 3/25/2013 6:10:24 PM   
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My money is on Moscow falling during snow, btw.




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