From: Houston, TX
ORIGINAL: golden delicious
ORIGINAL: Curtis Lemay
From the What's New for version 3.2:
5. <Shift><Ctrl>F4 will create an OOB dump, for the active side only. This may allow a functionality for creating derivative scenarios based on various points within a played game, AAR writing, unit sorting, etc. Be creative!
So, this avoids cheating because each side can only dump their own forces. But, if they both cooperate, then they can be combined to form a new scenario. Somebody could create a tool to facilitate this if they were clever enough.
God can you imagine how cumbersome this would be?
The important point is that that was not a "would be". It was an "is". This could have been done since 3.2 came out. It's not something that's been proposed for the future.
All units would need to be redeployed.
Not true. The dumps contain the deployments.
Any changes to the map (broken rails, destroyed urban, hex ownership, etc.) would need to be re-done.
That's true. You can't dump the map XML from the game, unfortunately. So, any changes would have to be done in the editor. Automatic ownership would usually do most of the hex conversion thing, though. I don't see this as much more onerous than all the turn adjustments that would have to be made regardless.