General supply

Posted: August 14, 2013 in Rus Mod

Let’s begin by General supply this study of the new logistical features of FY 1.09.

Each turn, supply points (both General Supply and Ammunition) are produced and stored in friendly-controlled cities, ports, fortifications, and depots. The amount of supply points produced by a structure depends primarily on the level of the structure but other factors are involved in modifying the actual amount of supply points that are created. Supplies are produced and distributed on the first day of each game turn.

 http://www.ageod.net/agewiki/Supply

In the GC, at start,  11,276 chits of general supplies are produced each turn in cities and depots, without taking into account Loyalty, development and transportation  levels. Input of these modifiers is almost impossible; however, the balance is shifted more toward bonuses than penalties, so the 11,276 chits are certainly a minimum

This system isn’t  modelling the production level by area.

Let’s take a look at these figures

 

sown areas

 

 

The importance of Middle Volga, Kuban, Ukraine and Asiatic Russia in total agricultural output is striking.  The loss of the Volga bend by Bolshevik s during Summer 18 would have achieve to strave almost totally Central and Northern Russia , which were unable to provide the bare minimal  foodstuff to avoid pure famine. The presence of Stalin at Tzaritsyn at the same period to gather food from Kuban and Northern Caucasus is pointing out the same necessity for Reds to control at least some of the peripheral provinces to get the complement of general supplies for the Army and the industrial centers around Petrograd and Moscow.

Even if the situation of civilians in White zones wasn’t exactly abundance, Southern White armies never really suffered from insufficient food supply during war thanks to the resources of Kuban and Siberia.

Siberian Whites had at their disposal rather meager resources, but the civilian population was much smaller. So the overall situation wouldn’t have been as grim, if the lack of transportations and corruption haven’t broken the chain of distribution.

Asiatic Asia, ie Turkestan, was a rich agricultural region, but very far from the primary consumer concentrations , and the breaking of the transportation system hindered almost entirely its interest.

 

In RUS, the more cities in an area, and the more depots, the more general supplies. By simple glance, you may note Petrograd and Moscow areas will generally be exporting general supplies, when Kuban has much less to give, considering the low density of cities here.

So, what to do in FY to portray more accurately General supply? Next post will try to answer these points.

Comments
  1. biscan says:

    This is very interesting! Anything that enhances the supply model is most welcome.

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