Wow, guys. Great amount of interesting thoughts and ideas. I'll try and answer the main questiones.
You will have an overview picture on the entire Soviet front in next chapter, rest asure, Filamu
Well - feel free to shed any light on this. As we encountered it in the middle of the game we had to solved it "ad hoc" and it might not have been the best sollution. I honestly don't know.
Why do you think Italy should no try to reinforce their navy?
Our goal is to play once a week but we seldom manage due to time constrains. It's more like every 10-14 days and we play about 3 hours each time, which usually covers two months.... so each game takes at least a quarter of a rl-year. We'll see when I post next chapter. I would guess Sunday or Monday.