^ wodin, the game calculates losses by certain (very reasonable, imo) ratios for different units. So for example, losses of infantry are calculated by units of 100. If your regiment starts with 4000 infantrymen, and it is involved in a battle, it essentially has 40 infantry 'units' on the table (40x100). The combat resolution based on a maximum of 10 Rounds -- it's actually much more detailed than I can present it here (and if you want, you can open a "details" window which will give you very specific information for what happened each round). So lets say during the battle, of your 40 infantry units after 10 Rounds, 14 are forced to retreat, and 2 are destroyed. The retreated units do not suffer manpower loss, but will impact the overall Regiment's stats in other ways (hits to unit Morale, Integrity, Readiness, if i'm not mistaken -- although units that Panic may indeed suffer manpower loss, but not sure offhand). But since 2 units were destroyed, you've lost 200 infantrymen, and your Regiment will now have 3800 infantry. (This is to say nothing about the other elements that make up your Infantry regiment TOE -- like say MG-34 squads or mortar teams or armored cars -- which are of course 'on the table' during combat and can suffer losses in the same way i've described here -- only the "ratio" is different. The ratio for tanks is I believe x5 -- so if you have 35 Pz-III's in your panzer regiment, and it's in combat and 1 unit is 'killed' , you now have 30 Pz-IIIs).
So losses are not quite calculated at the level of individual soldiers (like in WitE), but the casualties are calculated in much more realistic fashion than 'steps' or something like that.
< Message edited by sandman2575 -- 12/13/2011 4:06:26 AM >