I agree it seems most research was done in 1939 borders. The supplies I can see, did germany ever use french or russian scientists to any effect?
It should be more likely to build militia units in the ukraine as some russian units did sign up and even defended normandy, barely. Maybe make an even lower grade of militia 'foreign conscript?'
The SS I think at the start of the war were excluded to a large extent from recruiting from within the reich.
However re the super units all you have to do is make the cost higher further you get from the start values or have the units cost more I mean infantry with a 9 attack probably takes longer to train.
Possibly say that a 5 attack/evasion infantry takes 2 turns to build, 6's take 3 turns, 7's 4 turns...,
10-10 bout the same as a carrier.
Then as you research them you can decide what to build. Kind of like you can now re militia vs infantry.
Even in the canadian army there were striking differences. The soldiers sent to hongkong were d Class.
Essentially barely trained, picture a bn after you take a bunch of civies and give them 6 weeks training.
Then you had those that fought in europe that were essentially on par with anyone.
Especially the germans had these differences some in normandy were using horse drawn wagons years after they tought the WA about lightening war. They had some pretty big differences. Some units got halftracks others walked.
Not sure what your comment means re the Australians. They do have one kudo that can't be taken away when faced with attacking panzers in tobruk they were the first troops to stop them. Hence the seige. I always thought they were about as good as you can get.
And Dieppe where most RAF airplanes in a day were shot down, where most RN ships in a day were sunk 'though mostly small landing craft' and canadas worst 1 day casualty total ever where my regiment fought, isn't something I brag about though, I think it was more a problem with planning and execution than soldiers involved. Monty wanted nothing to do with it.
However it had the effect of keeping large numbers of germans in garrison detail in france who might otherwise have helped at kursk etc.
re quality of troops the anglo african troops in Italian east africa, churchill complained about how they were not really equipped like a real army so he dared not send them to real combat.
I remember reading a book on monty and how upset he was while serving in india inbetween wars I & II that the army there didn't even have books on machine guns to them it was as if they didn't exist.