Wow, it seems I am to agree with Pelton.
However, if so, the game will become a very different game. Therefore those changes will not be - sadly - introduced. Hopefully in WitE 2.
Also, I am very strongly against any manipulation of the combat rules depending on the time of the year. Rules should be the same during whole game, possibly affected by weather, but still the same all the game long. That appears not to be the case now. I am quite certain that the same toe attacking at different times of the game against the same toe opponent will lead to different results in July '41, in '42 and yet different in '44.
I also think that combat should be much more transparent - how about having the engine actually showing how the cv values are modified during combat, both live and in the detailed combat report? The combat is way too much of a black box. I can watch the elements firing, but I can hardly see the outcome of it.
Why not having the whole army elements shown on the screen, which are firing, which are taking fire, how the number diminish and how the cv is affected in the combat report? The changes of cv can be excessive - I recently got an attack where defenders got cv x 10 changed from 90 (initial) to 900 (modified) [yes, the initial reckon value of the unit was 10] and the engine does not give a hint why is that. Usually it is much more predictable, but strange outcomes happen.
Also, the leaders rolls (the major ones, those which double/triple/half the combat value) should be displayed in the combat report (preferably with a chance of this to happen) - I want to know whether I am winning because of lucky rolls (or winning because of lucky rolls, but actually it is the likely outcome), or because I chose the right magic of support units and attacking units.
I am not so sure witw is going to be any better, its the same combat engine. They just playing with the air and logistics part of game.
I am sure allot of things will be better, but we and 2by3 have had 2 yrs to improve wite and it still stuck in 1941.
1. Lvov pocket needs to go.
2. 1 week and pockets get wiped needs to go
3. blizzard effects need to get nerfed
4. combat ratio from 42-44 needs to be in line with historical. The ratio jumps from 41 to 45, why?