From: Bedfordshire UK
Family weekend, so haven't had time to more than install a fresh copy of ToF with the 1.02b update. Current game running in another copy of the game using v1.01, with the Welk 1939 mod, Axis v AI.
Germany Stats Previous turn :
unit strength 508.46
PP after upkeep 175.57
Ran a game turn in v1.01, no action from me, just let the AI go.
unit strength 515.17
PP after upkeep 161.84
Reasonable progression from the previous turn, next I ran the same game turn in game copy with v1.02b
unit strength 515.49
PP after upkeep 110.95
The higher upkeep may be WAD, but it's going to hurt, I see that I'm through the level 5 threshold and I was thinking of building more Axis forces for the Eastern summer offensive, hmmm !, rethink.
I will have to stay with v1.01 for now, otherwise it will sink this game, I need to run 1.02b with a fresh restart (provided it's working OK, re comments from Razz), to get the feel of how the penalties build up from the beginning, having the force threshold display will be very useful.
BTW the reports and info this game delivers are outstanding, you can really get into the detail quickly and easily, it's all very accessible.
Replying to my own post - second thoughts - there are other features in the 1.02b update that are too useful to miss and the current game is an early winter turn, so I have the time to re-adjust to the new upkeep calculations, provided it's WAD and depending on how discussion goes on Razz's points.
"We have to go from where we are, not from where we would like to be" - me