Turn 36 Manpower Pool 206,989, Soviet OB 6,831,073
Turn 37 Manpower Pool 225,667, Soviet OB 6,898,441
Turn 38 Manpower Pool 519,577 (gain 293,910), Soviet OB 6,675,806 (loss of 222,635)
What would cause such a huge swing on turn 38 for Manpower and OB? I believe that 3 SAD airbases disbanded, thats maybe 15K men, but this is over 10x that. I do not think anything else of note happened. Casualties for the turn (Snow) were 90,000 men.
My OB had gained anywhere from 28K to 151K over the past 10 turns. Manpower pool had been on a steady decline, loosing about 25K per turn. I merged about 6 divisions into 3 divisions- but that shouldn't affect the numbers at all. There were a lot of Soviet TOE changes, but again, shouldn't affect these numbers. I did not disband 300,000 men worth of divisions (I did not disband anything besides the computer dictated SAD airbase disbands).
Note: I do realize that this issue, most likely, is not going to affect my army at all. I'm not missing a boatload of divisions, etc. I just want to know what could have caused it.
U will see this happening lots to the soviet side during the game if u follow it, closely.
When the pre war inf divs '41 swicthes from 14k man divs to 10k man divs u will get back all those surpluse troops back in a few turns, if not most during one.
Then the OOB for russian inf div slow rises during next evolutions, to around 12k, only to go back to 10k again.
Also u have the swicthes in squad types, related to the OOB evolutions. If u have a turn with lots of units on refit and not in the front line u can see this bigs swings manpower/oob changes in a turn.
IIRC, turn 38 is around the march '42 OOB inf div change. Ur inf divs will start to shed its rifle (-) squad, which now is used for nada, so u will have a huge pool of those. They cant be drawn into any thing but divs that hasnt changed its OOB yet.
U should easily be able to check this using show event log, lots of divs swichting OOBs and the production screen, u prolly have a huge pool of useless rifle (-) squads now.
Hope it helps,