Currently re-reading Ralph Peter's The War After Armageddon and got to wondering how to tweak TOAW to reflect a contemporary or future war where our modern technological force enhancers are no longer operational. For example, China (at least) with its anti-sat missile program could/would take out the various types of satellites upon which we have become so dependent for commo, targeting and recon. Also, a carefully placed nuclear explosion could fry many, many CPUs disabling the computers upon which we are also so dependent.
Just a few ideas that come to mind would be to decrease the anti-tank targeting chance, decrease Theater Recon, and decrease the values for all forms of artillery. I'm not sure if all of these are improved in 2010 over 1945 due to EMP/satillite vulnerable factors or not, though they should.
Would be very interested to hear what you guys think.
It would not be difficult. Theatre recon can be zeroed. Using the equipment database you can easily remove enhanced targetting from the advanced weapons systems. Not sure that you would want to tone down artillery (although it is easy to do) since TOAW does not really model modern enhanced artillery munitions anyway. What you describe is only a relatively mild degradatin of modern system but you could go the whole hog.
Personally, I would rather like to see a sort of post-apocalypse scenario. I think TOAW would be rather good it.
I love the smell of TOAW in the morning...