@MattFL: If you are taking 1 year to get destroyed units to 30 Exp you are doing something wrong. I have run tests and as the Soviets it would take you anywhere between 5-8 turns to get your units (45 National Morale) to 22 Exp. This is because as long as experience is half the morale the exp gain is 3 points. Once you reach 22 Exp due to the bug that I mentioned, units only gain 1 point a week when they should be getting 2. So all and all it would take you around 28-30 turns to get a unit at 45 Exp, so around half a year or 6 months. Doing the same thing as the Germans would take you 11-12 months or a full year. So both are off by quite a bit. The bug fix in the next patch (whenever it drops) should take care of this problem.
@Bitburger: German mistakes are still costly in my opinion it just depends on what type of mistake we are talking about. The experience bug does mess things up a lot I agree.
@GoodbyeBluesky: That is a good advice but it is not applicable with the current bug. Under normal conditions combat experience would help the experience gain but the bug prevents it from doing so currently. So right now, no matter how many battles you win, you are still going to gain 1 experience point per turn.
Once it is fixed, this should apply again however so it is good that you mention it!
@Tele: I don't know if the numbers apply in the current state, morale gain especially seems very very random to me. I had had many units get like 8 wins in a turn and still stay at current morale.
@chegevara: That varies depending on what level of help you gave the AI and how you did during the summer of 41. There is a post in the forums right now of a Soviet player who has captured Bucharest in November of 1941.
Look through the AAR and read the player guides. By December you should start building Cavalry Corps (3 Cavalry Divisions make 1 Cavalry Corps). These will be your mobile forces for winter. Once the second week of December starts, German CV should drop a lot due to the blizzard modifiers (see manual) so it will be much easier to counterattack.
The blizzard will help you destroy Axis forces but a lot depends on your planning and execution. You can advance till the end of February. At that point you should start thinking about setting up defensive lines.
Tank Brigades can be formed into Tank Corps in April if I recall correctly. Use Tank Brigades during the Blizzard to get them to Guard status so that you can form Guard Tank Corps in April.
The situation will change but slowly, after all the Red Army did not get reborn in one month (or one year for that matter). Again I advise you to look at the guides, AARs and read the manual, they will help you a lot.
Sorry for the long post, apologies to Bitburger for hijacking the post, just wanted to address the comments.