From: near Philadelphia
I agree with sPzAbt, GD and others.
I'm going with the Golden Apple's assessment and forgetting about the rumored 3.5 and sticking with 3.4. Of course, we can't strike 3.5 from our memory. There is another thread that covered a game that died 10 years ago, yet people are still posting about it.
We have a good, albeit not perfect, game in TOAW 3.4. 3.5 is not going to happen. Just get over it.
How long has AA been broken? How long did it take for us to notice it? As far at the Dug in/Ignore Losses issue, I dislike house rules, but designers and players should consider a statement in the introduction:
::PBEM:: ::German PO, Allies PO:: **Dug In Units may not also Ignore Losses**
A further help might be a limitation on the Engineer Build Rate(say 33-50% for one day, etc,) similar to the limitation to Attrition Divider and Maximum Rounds per Battle that Oberst and LeMay have proposed and a number of designers have been using.
Rob Kunz, HPTM
"Dedicated to the Allied and German soldiers who fought, bled, froze and died for their countries." by Trevor N.DuPuy, in Hitler's Last Gamble.