1. The number of Soviet aviation in reality.
At the beginning of the game, the player starts with 22 Soviet aviation counters.
That's about 4,400 aircraft.
But the Soviets only had on the border with Germany and Romania:
Northern Front 1300 aircraft
The Baltic Fleet 700
Northwestern Front 1300
Western Front 1800
Southwestern Front 2000
Southern Front 1000
Black Sea Fleet 600
1300 long range bombers
Total 10,000 aircraft.
According to official data from the 90s, it was in the 13000 line (including OPL and FarEast), and in long-range bombers 2000.
Accepting only these 10,000 it comes out to us 50 counters (max 65) of Soviet aircraft.
Oh my God!!!
And this is my historical remark. I understand that I will immediately hear that this is how the system came out and it is good.Otherwise the German player would have no chance. There is a way out - Soviet aviation is counted twice. Not 200 aircraft, but 400 per counter. 2. Counters size.
The Soviet air regiment counted 60 aircraft. Two 120 aircraft.
The German Gruppe had 40 aircraft. Three Gruppe consisted of Geshwader - 120 aircraft.
So we have a common number.
It is important because, for example, in the North Army Group there were only about 100 fighter aircraft. So Geshwader. It is a natural system of the smallest German unit on an operational scale.
In the Soviets, the regiments was combined into divisions of 3-5. Simplifying, we have previously replaced the double Soviet tokens. That is 240 aircraft in 4 regiments. Yes!
In 1941, the Germans had:
1 Flotte - 2 bomber counters and 1 fighter counters,
II Fliegerkorps - 2 bombers, 2 fighters, 1 assault,
VIII Fliegerkorps - 1 bombers, 1 fighters, 1 assault, 1 destroyer (Me110)
4 Flotte - 3 bombers, 2 fighters
Additionally - 1 Ju-52 counter. Interestingly - this is the (almost) number of counters of each type that we get as Germany (counting 120 aircraft per counter).
The Soviets, counting 240 aircraft, should have 41-56 aircraft counters.
Is it difficult to understand these disparities? 3. Soviet long range bombers DB-3 out of range of the first German attack on airports.
In the game, DB-3 aircraft or any L-range bombers should not be covered by Sneak Attacks regulations.
Maybe they should start as Air Reserves for clarity (208.3 from the manual).