Great read. I guess now I have to spend 5,000 pp if I want the KG to achieve supremacy in the Black Sea? 1 barge, 1 cargo and a s-boat, rinse and repeat 20 times, I can see better use of 100 pp...
From what I get from AARs and the rest, ship AA fire is too strong to be attacked by planes, which is a bit to much. One option (hopeful wish!) to add to the game could be a Naval Bomber type, few in numbers but enough to keep the Russian's from having entire impunity. Yes Russia AA would still do damage, but would also get some.
I guess the Russians (I haven't played Russia yet) could do some landing raiding for 'nuisance purpose' behind the enemy line... Get a city if lucky, etc. Anyone having a spectacular anecdote? Like landing a rifle brigade in an un-garrisoned Odessa?
Another use I can think of, perhaps the KG could move some divs from the Crimea to a captured Kuban town (direct port-to-port)? Bt then again, Russia could prevent this...
I conclude that it seems the German has to garrison its cities on the Black Sea against any surprise attack, while Russia has more of a tranquil time...
Also I searched for Naval Battles / WW2 / Black Sea and found this: