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The army supply: realism and simplicity

In the real war logistics and army supply define the greater part of operation success. As far as Panzer Strategy: Blitzkrieg is realistic historic strategy, we have decided to add the given elements to the game. However, the process of supplying the troops mustn’t overload the player with secondary details. How is it all organized?

To begin with, the troops need resources: fuel and ammunition. The aircraft won’t take off without them, the armoured vehicles won’t be able to move, to attack and so on. And the more impressive the grouping is, the more demanding it is for supply. Actually, the air war devours resources at breakneck speed. The key idea is thought to be clear: any army turns into a stationary target without supplies, only being able to repel an attack passively. An offensive, counterattacks and air support are out of the question in this case.

Pay attention to the depots on the map. These are the key points of army supply. They are of three types and differ from each other by the parameters of capacity and durability.

The depots are attached to the railway stations. If a depot isn’t situated close to the given object, it is connected with it by a motor road.

Why has it been done?

The railway is a main transport corridor for moving and supplying the army. Supplies are delivered by trains to the station, from there they are put in storage and then are distributed among the units in the zone of action. Trucks deliver ammunition and fuel required for the troops, for this reason they can run anywhere, not only on the road.

The aircraft unit supply is arranged under the other scheme: the aircraft must simply land on the allied airfield located in the zone of action. The whole army supply process takes place automatically. You won’t have to spend time on running every truck. You must simply take into consideration that separation from the supply line or a depot loss will have deplorable consequences for the outcome of the whole operation.

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