From: Santa Rosa, CA
Yes, I think Pavel was saying that if Germans don't bomb as they historically did, Soviet production will be higher than it was historically because it was accounted for in the factory numbers.
Flavio, Pavel disagrees with you regarding exactly what bombing was done. Although the German air force was clearly not in a position to do the kind of damage that came later with Allied strategic bombing, it doesn't mean that some damage wasn't done, and that some additional damage wasn't possible had the Germans decided to concentrate on bombing factories instead of concentrating on ground support. I think Pavel has plenty of specific examples of factory bombing in the East during the war. Unfortuately he is extermely busy working on WitW (and occasionally working on WitE) to spend a lot of time debating the issue. He's been doing some amazing coding lately and I for one want to keep him coding and not debating. But suffice it to say that he does not agree with the idea that no strategic bombing was done and that additional strategic bombing was not possible. It may not have had a decisive impact, but what's being discussed is did it have any impact and I believe Pavel has enough evidence that it did have an impact. Healthy, open debate is great, but you can blame Pavel's short answers on me because we're trying to stay focused on coding. In that area, FYI, Pavel has just added all the weather tables and weather effects to the editor in WitW, so you can see all MP and combat costs on screen and these can be edited. The weather system is nothing like that in WitE. It has 8 climate zones, 6 ground and 6 air weather conditions, 3 different grades of the road network, and weather fronts that move on the map to provide some randomness. It's not your grandfather's weather system.
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