From: Northwest, USA
With all due respect, its concerns me greatly that there is no intention to allow players to change production. If you want to play with historical production, there is no reason this can't be agreed to or simply include a "switch" to allow custom or historical production. Pyledriver, while I can certainly understand that you may not want the additional micromanagement, others certainly will and do. (see the fact that WITP is far and away matrix's most popular title). Moreover, as with WIR, the game will rapidly deteriorate into a simply german punching bag towards the end of the war. While certainly many players, including me, will relish the challenge of "doing something with nothing" against the Red Army in 44-45, I would also like the ability to play "what if" games by changing production, rather than having to delve into an editor. Additionally, I find it very odd to have a Gary Grigsby game where production cannot be altered. After all, logistics are an incredibly significant part of all of his games and logistics doesn't just mean supply movement.
I think they are trying to simulate that you fight the war with what they give you and make do. But my point was you can always ask Santa!
Have a game where you get JSI's in 43 vs. the one you just finished where you didn't does add some replayability. I think being able to play the game over and over cause something changes is a good idea.