Been playing the scenario for a few turns...and I gotta say the unit design is a bit horrible(from battalions to corps...not good). I say get rid of anything below brigade size, or then get rid of everything above division size. Also it's a bit hard to get hang of the scenario when the units are all over the map...I'd rather have some of the units arrive as reinforcements instead of each turn search for the dozens of stacks for activated units.
I am also quite puzzled by design.
I know that initial COW version of Piero - had much stronger Axis dunno it should be compared, and Allied lacked much supply points so their invasion was easier to contain, I think....
What I really don't like in Axis OOB was this fantastic scenario where Allies gathered immense units and what Germans has done in the meantime LOL? Borders are so weakly defended. Russians managed to build forces of 15000 T-34 in Siberia? lol
Flexibility of scenario is also very limited with so many frozen units.
I don't know if interdiction hit release it from frozen status but for example, Norway is also very lightly defended.
Then you have this rigidity that naval forces is frozen. So war has started and naval forces cannot react and many others.
Still I think that scenario has fantastic potential.
Then, invasions... You put a division on a boat and just overrun unit in Sicily or South France. French forces and Italy's are FROZEN so they will react only NEXT turn. I would like to play Axis after I finish Blau, it is very tempting but just don't know do Axis has any chance at all.
But TO&E is great with lot's of exotic weapons. But here's as well we have some stupidity - it's 1947. and many countries in Axis OOB have weapons that belong to museum. OK, we can argue that FT17 was also used in WW2 and it belongs to WW1 but there are some strange things - for example there is 957 of PANZER IIIN that have Anti Armour rating of 4....
Do you think that Hitler would be so stupid to keep those tanks in 1947. even for his allies? I would understand if those were PIVH or PIIIL with better gun... but IIIN? C'mon.
Then, Italians have that obsolete M13/41 LOL and 1588 of these! lol
It was obsolete even in 1941. when Rommel was fighting in North Africa and imagine in 1947. Real coffin on a wheel.
Stuka Ju 87 was also obsolete by 1947. but Germans somehow opted to keep no less than 2022 of them. Then there is plethora of other obsolete planes and other weapons. Axis French Air force as well has some things that they pulled out of museums, planes from 38', 39', 40'. Obsolete in 1947.
Obviously Hitler was sleeping in Berhtsgaden in 1946. But he have sold some modern equipment to his allies though, so Spain have some jets
But again some really strange design things here. Somehow this was desgned to allow Allies to invade just about every place there, everything seems so lightly defended.
edit: Karri's Finland is not in the Axis camp, well too bad but you have lined up Soviet divisions neatly packed and ready to invade Finland. lol
And Soviets unit have those monster CORPS with 1900 rifle squads, 710 SMG squads etc... and so many of them. How is that Soviet union got beaten and managed to build such forces and this doctrine? Germans have those tiny divisions and Red Bear is on the borders ready to invade with so many corps...
< Message edited by Monkeys Brain -- 3/21/2008 6:29:37 PM >