That was the turn i discussed getting very low supplies, and with everyone's suggestion, I lowered the rail reserve to 0% using 25 ap. That dropped my troops train level from 32000 to 5000, and all my plans of escape went kaput. I really would have had a chance but this really did me in.
Ok thanks, that explains a lot of things. Bad decision knowing you needed rail cap. Honestly, I looked a bit like a fool because I kept thinking that you would bring back those Sukhumi guys and it never happened, lol! Truth is even with such shortcomings, you managed to put up some resistance, imagine with proper troop placement. I know you had some forts, but not enough and not deep enough.
As a matter of personnal opinion, I think any Soviet Caucasus defense should start by heavily fortifying the Terek-Makha-Baku corridor (and even Grozny should be included if possible as a strong outpost) many lines deep, and keeping a large garrison there to build and build before the Germans get to Grozny. Denying that area to the Germans is the key to any Georgian defense as you have seen. Then, put every mountain unit available in the Alagir passes to Tibilissi, with their HQs in the Tbilissi valley, those guys can defend and get supplies much better over mountains, same as the Germans which you also have noticed. That is the second key place to defend. I know you tried, but from the north side of the mountains and with standard infantry, and that ended up in a big pocket and many units lost. Those guys needed to be down the Makha corridor building instead of being trapped there. Third Sukhumi with what's left, and it should only be an annoying rear guard forcing the Germans to divert forces to deal with them, then evacuate by sea to Batumi before the Germans reach the valleys and cut the rails. Without rails going in the valley through Sukhumi, the Germans can't do much from there because of very low supplies, no support units and no replacements. That way, Baku and Tbilissi are very hard to take.
Of course, Tyronec is also very good, if there's a hole, he will make the best out of it, as we have just witnessed... agreed 100% :-)
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