From: Marseilles, France
Wosung, you seem well aware of China during WWII, I'm happy someone like you is around to provide help.
Some questions, hints and thoughts:
1. What is the main criteria for placing cities on the map: "strategic value" (as seen in the light of future game situations) or contemporary significance (population numbers, economic values)? Cities like Baoji at that time were really small places, relatively speaking.
For the Chinese controlled areas I used WWII campaign maps I downloaded from the web (there http://www.historylink101.com/1/world_war_II/maps.htm for example), and WWII campaign maps I found in my atlases, and added cities where I found that the Chinese would need supply. There are places on the WiF FE maps where the Chinese can't be put out of supply, and on those same places on the MWiF maps they could have been. I added cities in those places. Those cities added for supply reasons are denoted as such on my comments posts.
For Baoji, I was suggested to add either Baoji or Tianshui, and I added both, so that future comments would allow me to choose which one to keep.
For the moment, the comments I gathered lead me to think I should delete Baoji and keep the other.
2. Anybody seen the quite detailed, huge "railay, highway and aviation map" in: Tang Leang-Li (ed.) Reconstruction in China, Shanghai 1935, China United Press. According to it, for instance: there was no Railway from Xian to Lanzhou (not even planned), just a "highway" and an "airway".
Don't know this book.
3. Please be careful with chinese city names. You are using at least 2-3 different transcription systems for Chinese characters: modern post-49 Pinyin (Baoji) and different sorts Wade-Giles (Nanking, Nan-King. Baoji would be Pao-Chi). Unify it: Either delete all "-", or use them uniformly between the Syllables Shang-Hai. Better delete them. And: World War 2 Peking ("Nothern Capital") schould be Peiping ("Nothern Peace").
In fact, I did not want to change the things that are coming from the WiF FE maps.
It is a game design decision to make MWiF a computer version of WiF FE as close as possible.
Anyway, for the new cities, I would be very happy to add the names as they were in 40-45, and as uniformely as possible, unfortunately it is very hard to find them.
Maybe you can provide me for new names for the added cities ?
The added cities are those whose name is in blue in the maps I uploaded.
The black cities I won't change (they are those inherited from the WiF FE maps), I'll leave this to Steve to decide.
4. Well: Chinese Communists and cities... They were the ones in WW2 who were the least dependant on "supply cites", because they were using grass-root manufactering and captured weapons for their regular troops. One would need far more complex rules, to simulate this.
Well, unfortunately, the Communist army in WiF FE is like any other regular Army. It needs supply frm primary sources.
Anyway, WiF game experience shows that the regular Communist army receive support from the Partisans who appear in China. Those partisans are considered Communists, and cooperate with the Communist regular Army. Those partisans do not need supply, they are always considered in supply.
So in the latest part of the game, the Communist army is composed of a part of regulare Army and a part of Partisan Army.