From: Third rock from the Sun.
an opponent that used his partisans to cut the supply flow to a great section of my Axis front lines
This is notable. Depending on game scale, the effects of minor operators like Partisans can be greatly exaggerated in TOAW. Had the same issue with the von der Heydte airborne unit during the playtesting of the first version of Goetterdaemmerung.
If you have the rear area actions going on in a game, all the forces have to be present. In the example I just mentioned, what was missing was hundreds of French, Belgian, and Dutch light infantry battalions on security duties behind the front lines of the Western Allies. Ditto had the para unit been used on the Eastern Front -- there should be all the NKVD etc. units available to combat such incursions.
As mentioned above, it is questionable how worthwhile scenario depiction of the war between the partisans and the security forces really is.
This is exactly correct. Unless you plan on committing all of the partisan, anti partisan and security forces to the game you might as well not bother. IMO it would be overwhelming in a game like FitE. There were many instances where anti partisan forces were made to fight 'front line troops'. The major Soviet offensives are the best examples. And like cathar pointed out, one of the duties of NKVD rear area troops was to counter airborne units and forces such as Brandenburgers (which are never properly modeled).