Mark Stevens said:Soviet airborne corps are deliberately too heavy (and indivisible) to drop until the Allied airlift capability is increased some time after US entry. I think that even if their parent formation takes a few losses that will allow them to be divided, the individual brigades will still be too heavy for the very limited early Allied airlift.
This is deliberate, as the Russians made no effort at any really sizeable airborne operations until the Dneiper drop of two brigades in 1943, which was a failure.
There were some small scale operations to support and supply the partisans, and something involving about 1,200 men against the Finns (also a grisly failure) but the Soviet airborne corps were usually used as elite ground infantry, with tanks attached. I'm afraid that this is what you get in EA. :whist:
Damn.....I'm sure we all could use them more effectively!!!
Why not give us a chance to try?