From: Utlima Thule
36.9. LOGISTICS PHASE REPORT SCREEN
"Below this is information about truck usage, losses and
how many were captured."
Short and sweet. But I dont understand.
"Units Trucks Used" - From movement, supply transport to the unit or both? Which units? Ground, air bases and HQs?
"Trucks Lost in Freight" - What? Where?
"Total Freight Losses" - Again what? Of supply during truck transporting?
"Axis and Soviet Trucks captured" I suppose this is how many trucks each side captured from each other last turn?
The manual could be more helpful here. Maybe other sections I havent read makes it clearer, and this is more of a summary section of that.
I'd actually suggest this is better in its own thread, even just so that others see it
2 bits to an answer, the annexes are not really designed to set out the rules, they are much more here is a screen, here's what the abbreviations are, here is what the mechanistic options are.
SO yes,the answers do indeed lurk in the main manual.
Unit trucks - those trucks notionally assigned to a combat unit that have been drawn into the supply routine (so are not available for MP and CV calculations)
Lost in freight - those trucks lost moving freight, remember they can break down or suffer from attrition due to weather or interdiction
frieght lost - mostly as above plus a human error element (lack of support squads can cause this)
captured - no this is a whole game figure (unlike the values above)
36.9. LOGISTICS PHASE REPORT
Why is Kazan using 558 trucks in Depot Freight Data, when there are no Ground units nearby?
Why isn´t Kuybyshev using trucks instead, when a new mech unit arrived there turn 2? This would have made a lot more sense.
Both are national depots with level "0" set.
The 69th mech div has recieved 557 trucks from something called Far East Depot in its supply report (Is this slang for Kazan?).
This is suspiciously close to the 558 used from Kazan. Did the AI send trucks from Kazan, instead of rail transporting some to Kuybyshev?
I honestly have no idea whats going on here.
Later under the Supply report I discover that Kazan has sent trucks to Orel, Kalinin, Gorky, Vladimir and Gorky. This cities in turn then sends their own trucks to other towns. But no where near 558 of them. I guess this is rather a transfer of trucks form depot to depot, rather than a back and forth joyride? Ie. Kazan shared of its supply of trucks to cities in more need?
city production, city to city resource transfers, the civilian economy are all feasible reasons
units arriving from the reserve draw on the trucks in the pool or from an NSS but the trucks don't physically move, they just shift into the new combat unit
NSS = 0 is fundamental to the supply system, for this one suggest looking up NSS in the main manual
No the Far east'depot' is that theatre, for convenience each is aggregated around a single depot
Its complex, most is to do with that part of the production system out of your control
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