Are you sure about that? The interface indicates there are valid landing spots from the Leningrad port:
Yes, I am sure about that, because you don't have amphibious capabilities.
It appears that the ice does block movement (naval and amphib), but not port supply. Seems like a bug, or possibly just an oversight.
I would have assumed that was not the case, at least according to the manual. But if your tests show that this is the case, then I am sure this is a bug and you should report it to the devs.
That kind of defeatism may find its cure in re-education camp, comrade! Imagine I wasn't so pessimistic and had found a way to get the port damage to 99%.
There is a big difference between being a realist and a defeatist. Unless you have a magic trick up your sleeve, you can forget about that. And while we are on the matter, what are you hoping to achieve with this move? You won't isolate the Germans, unless they have no other rail lines in the vicinity and their railhead is way further south.
Once you see how little damage strat. bombing inflicts on a target the defeatism will set in
What's the best method for the Red Air Force to maintain the sufficient level of damage to not allow the port to re-open?
My understanding is that it repairs 3% per turn and 10% prior to the logistics phase, so I need to keep up ~13% damage per turn to keep it from becoming operational.
I don't know where you got the numbers from. Ports repair at 3% a turn. As long as you keep the damage over 3%/turn you will be making progress (albeit very very slow progress). However considering that you can only conduct 2 air attacks on a hex and considering that air groups are terrible at damaging ports (strat. bombing has been nerfed IIRC), you will at best see damage at 5% per turn. After repairs that will drop to 2%. To reach 81% damage you will need around 40 turns or around 10 months.
WitE is very different to WitW in terms of strat. bombing. In WitW you can damage a port to 80%+ in a turn, in WitE that is impossible. With that being said, Tele can give you more tips on the bombing of ports. I personally would advise you against it.
< Message edited by xhoel -- 8/3/2019 4:28:41 AM >