Hope you all don't mind my chiming in here, re: the q
"repairs don't just take place in the/an immediate hex in front of the RR rep. unit? But further down the line?":
It has been my experience in playing this scene, that this is correct.
Note well the advice that RR repairs may occur in back of your lines, where you do not expect.
RR repairs for the Germans, esp. in the first phase of Barbarossa,
may take place farther back from the Bautrupp units ....
As the game progresses, and the "rear area" RR repairs are completed,
then you will see repair taking place at the areas where Bautrupps are placed.
My take on it is, that you might want to focus the RR repair units farther back ... complete those,
and then focus on forward areas.
I hope this helps!
Thank you Hellen-Slith, any and all advice is welcome.
I have played 2 more turns and it does appear some lines are being repaired, I swear it appears that some have been repaired further down but not immediately in front of my RR units on the line I have them sitting on, naturally I'd be happier if they built in front of my RR's and so I could just get my main lines repaired. There are so many branch liens I would rather wait on, I hope they dont waste time on those.
I have concentrated 3 stacks of 3, and a stack of 2 ( 11 is all I have ) not inc. the 2 Italian RR units which I have concentrated as well.
One for each AG and main line axis I have selected that goes in the straightest paths I figured out to Leningrad, smolensk>moscow, kiev( then Kharkov) and Dnepropetrovsk , the Italians will build towards Nikolayev.
ON another note, now far back or, forward do you recommend I keep my AG supply units? I have them about 8-10 hexes back from the my main points of each AG's attack main attack axis, on a rail line, as main roads are sparse.