This games is a continuation of the T46 that Larry pulished in his AAR so 70 turns have been played.
I have reviewed your save file. You are behind in rail conversion in the South mainly because you have captured Murmansk and used a lot of rail repair up in that sector. Had you not done that then those conversion hexes would have been available elsewhere. However, Murmansk is a key acquisition, so there was a trade off. The rail repair units are to spread out. You are trying to convert to many different segments. They should be concentrated on 3 segments, 4 at the most. The Axis where not able to conduct multiple offenses during the summer of 42 so the spearhead should be in less sectors for now.
Other than that you are ahead of historical as you have captured Murmansk and Leningrad and other than Rostov you have all other production centers that the Axis had to this point. The only weak area is your Axis heavy rifle squads are low and should be closer to 40,000 but the Soviets are lower as well. I do not think you need to abandon your game at this point.
I also concentrated the rail units into two spearheads in the south and ran a couple of turns and was gaining two hexes per turn in each spearhead. It will pick up more if I were to bring all the rail repair units down south.
Also to note you are taking over one of Larry's games and he had not repaired rail properly in that AAR, especially in the South. If you see my note above in the other post it is imperative that you capture as much free rail on the first 3 turns as possible. I ran a test with the PO playing the Germans and even Elmer can get a intact rail with in a couple of hexes of Minsk on the first 2 turns. That is one of the keys.
Thank you for playing the game!!
Would parking the Finnish rail repair units in Helsinki keep them from burning so much rail repair quota converting the rail line north from Kandalaksha to Murmansk (the advance south to Louhi would still need repair the other direction to maintain supply)? Or would they still try to repair the nearest hexes unless sent through Lenningrad into Russia proper?
If parked well away from damaged rail they should not be influencing any repair.
That's not as bad as I feared then, but still has the feeling of a noob trap.
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