I personally would love to a total Dynamic Campaign game for all nationalities covering the entire war from start to finish. Give players the option of choosing the Nation, unit preference, tank, infantry, etc. and have that character play thru the entire war. Give players the option of being able to transfer to different divisions, theatres of war, etc. Start at Battalion level and work up. Give players the option to pick any battalion as their respective core unit. If players choose to stay with their orginal division, the division can ber transferred to other theatres of war, for example; 1rst SS Panzer served on the east front, in Italy and on the West front at variouys times during the war. As the players progress up the Chain of command and command larger and larger formations, increase the number of turns in a battle, especially for Corp engagements. Possible even adding an Army level formation, commanding multiple Corps. Granted the map would have to be huge and the number of turns dramatically increased. (persoanlly, I would love to command the entire 6th SS Panzer Armee in an engagement!)
I would also like to see in this dream campaign, the Italian campaigns in east africa, the subsequent british conquest, and a middle east section dealing with the british conquest of vichy frence holdings in palestine--even the italian occupation of albania!!! (at the very least, make the option to transfer the players character there the players choice!)
The units I would love to see added:
Japanese Guards Division
1rst Parachute Brigade (Japanese)
Japanese SNLF's (Like the Kobe Brigade)
Japanese Tank Divisions (1 was in Manchuria, the other I believe was in the philippines)
All SS Divisions
Hermann Goring Panzer Parachutte Division
Panzer Lehr and Grossedeutchland Divisions
All US Marine Divisions ( 6 of them I believe)
wellll....basically the entire OOB for all nations for the entire war....a very daunting task indeed, and one which may never happen considering units were formed, upgraded, and disbanded constantly throughtout the war...however, something even remotely rersembling that would be a welcome addition.
For the Japanese, open up the China war, include the manchurian front, and the battles in india.....such as the Imphal Campaign...all this can be handled by additions...conversely....since we are talking abut a dynamic campaign, all battles are randomly generated....we only need to keep an eye on historical dates, some battles or transfer options cannot occur past a certain date, or before a certain date, but maybe a few week time fudge can be ok....for the sake of playability, but it is something that has to be worked out.
Please keep in mind this is only a brain fart, not a hard and fast expose....whether this is feasible or not I havent a clue, but it something to at least consider.
Perhaps...only perhaps....it would be possible to add a feature to create their own dynamic campaign games????? to alter replacements rates...upgrades to units....things like that....just musing again.
for randomly generated battles on the pbem...hotseat, or standard mode....allow players to pick the formations they want to use, as it is now...if you click on a generated batttle...the computer will choose the units, I would like to pick my own tank battalion, not wait on the computer to decide its going to be an infantry battle...we get to pick the year, terrain, and the nationalities....so why not the units?...or at least the core unit...the support units can be picked by the computer...or create a pool of points and assign a value to the unit you want to purchase for the battle...that may work...much like the game Panzers: Phase 1....just an idea.
In any event, I hope I havent bored you all to death with this. Just the musing of an overworked mind....but still....would mind seeing it in the game. I hope to get somegood feedback. let me know your thoughts.