If you look where he stopped was very same lines I stopped at. I did not lose Riga until many months later and only because of an exploit, which has been nerfed.
Thats a nice fun fact, but I was referring to Terje's game, not one of yours.
The rest of your post, I more or less agree with- except the replacement system working differently for the German depending on where the lines are in relation to Berlin. If that's what you have seen, I will take your word for that but in your game with MT- I went and looked at that game (now I am referring to a game of yours :), you felt at one point there was an issue with replacements, but Matrix went back and said they did not see an issue when everything was set at 100% (agrees with what I have seen in games).
I am not saying the replacement system works and all units get exactly what you think they should. They generally get something, it seems to have a lot of random results in it, and I think, its WAD- to reflect the fact that getting replacements was hit or miss. Look, it took Radar 2 months to get toilet seats in Korea (MASH reference).
About the only thing I can conclude is:
It helps to be on a rail.
It helps greatly to not be adjacent to enemy units.
The closer to full TOE your unit is currently at, the less it will receive
The lower you set your TOE%, the lower the priority for that unit to get replacements, regardless of what is available.
Shells can get massive amounts (like from 0% to 60% in one turn), while a unit next to it at 75% will gain 5% only
Some kind of random factor is applied across the board.
It seems leader rolls should be a factor but I don't see it.
The thing i have seen is the SS units get allot of replasements, basicly blow up. So I am using them more and more as the main counter attacking units.
I agree with allot of what your saying.
It looks like units not on line under whatever the average toe is does get more on average.
But I have units that have been off line for a month digging and they are still under 50%, wth? Others from same Corp about same morale ect goes from 40 to 60 in a single turn? WTH again?
Its like some units are stuck while other freely get replasements. I am tring to find the Oh sht OKH hates you guys so u get 0 replasements per turn and putting them in digging Corp I have set up. Its a wierd screwed up system.
Why some units sitting in same hex same Corp recieve 1 or 2 % per turn and the other 10 - 20% is freaky, but what we are forsed to live with.
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