As i have night-kiddy watch, and both are sleeping i have time to answer your question/suggestion Hanti.
I am fairly well versed in history, and have bought at least three books on the eastern campaign to study up on the subject.
As of now, the following "peoples" are included in the scenario. (some are not actually peoples, but will be handled that way because its the easiest way in the editor).
Soviet Union (russians + a lot of smaller minorities)
LL (soviet airforce, might get deleted)
FARR (or RONA, pro german liberation army, might get deleted)
might include some mass-grouping for the caucasian peoples also.
For the Baltic peoples they have the historical SU units from the start (if my sources are correct). I attach a screenshot showing the SU 179th Rifle Division made up with Lithouanian personell. The reason its the 179th division is that historicly the 179th and 184th Rifle Divisions were made up with Lithouanian personell (184th Rifle Division can also be seen in the screenshot). In the same way 181st and 183rd Rifle Divisions had Latvian personell and 180th and 182nd Rifle Divisions historicly had estonian personell and will have so in the scenario. Baltic cities will start of will a small production for the Axis side, but that will be able to be improved using the actioncard "improve baltic relations" (using the same card for all three nations). Also in the beginning of the war there will be Latvian partisans appearing in Latvia, Estonian in Estonia and Lithouanian in Lithouania, all fighting for the axis (as they did). There will of course also be Soviet partisans appearing eventually, but to a much lesser degree than in the rest of the SU to reflect the Baltic pro-german stance.
Hopefully similar events etc will be constructed for other peoples. But this is what i generally had in mind for the Baltic peoples, as an example.
Of course no scenario can have everything right historicly. Because of the AT limit of 8 SFTtypes per unit the units will be quite simplified. But i have made some work on them also. For example. At the start of the campaign 5 german panzerdivisions were equipped mainly with chech tanks. In this scenario this will be true, and it will be the right ones. Also two of the panzerdivisions had 3 tank battalions (6th Pz and 17th Pz, the other ones had only 2). This will also be reflected in the game so that they will have an extra battalion of tanks.
As for including the polish people as a people. I will have to think about that. I know that there was a polish emigré army organized in the Soviet Union during the eastern campaign (under general Anders i think). But i also think it was sent to Iran and then to the meditteranian theater and never fought on the eastern front. Other than partisan action the main polish action would then be the uprising in 1944. But i am not sure that warrants including the poles as a people. Of course if you can show me that the Poles were involved in the fighting at at least divisonal level i might be more inclined to include them. The reason i am using Soviet/western style name on the Polish cities is that they are more familiar to me than the polish ones and that the territory at the time were SU territory. By the way. My wife is Ukrainian, and as i have understood it eastern poland/western ukraine/belorussia has always been a meltingpot of peoples. So to say that Lwow was an etnicly polish city at the start of WWII i think is to simplify things, werent there a lot of Ukrainians also?
Axis productionlocations are highly abstracted, and mainly placed outside the normal map. Warsaw is a supply location though.
Widell. Congratulations yourself.
Actually i see now there was also the Berling Army http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Armed_Forces_in_the_East
As i said, i will think about including the poles.
< Message edited by Grymme -- 10/24/2010 9:07:25 PM >