From: San Diego, CA, USA
I don't know which is more accurate, but I would think it is more like real life. You only see what should be 7K of troops, with billeting and such but SIGINT shows communication for X formations that should be of X size. They could be detachments f that group of the whole Division could be there but unseen. If you are trying to pin enemy forces someplace, I would play it historic. The low number is for pinning info. If you are planning to invade the higher number are you enemy force. IF you guess wrong and invade with 3X the force you needed for the high number and the low number is what was present you win very quickly with low casualties. If you guessed correctly then you have what you need. I am still trying to figure out how I can put all of the information I gather into a useful format. If there was a large map or something I could plot the info on that would be great, as it is now, I have to put it all on Legal pads, not very efficient and does not give me a very good representation of what is happening. I am looking at some very nice Wall maps of the Pacific so I can play Pin pusher. Now I just need to find that 8 foot blank wall space to put it. I guess I can take down some of my GF's antique maps and put it up in the Living room.