From: Chicago, Illinois
Starting a separate thread on this vs. the forts.
To me, this is the other issue with 1942; the Wehrmacht morale problem.
The Blizzard inevitably knocks down the German Morale; 1 pt. per turn outside, plus another for losing a combat. The German infantry morale is still pretty cooked after the Blizzard.
Most of the Panzer units in 1941 have morale in the 80-90 range. That's probably gone come spring regardless; there is no way to recover morale above 70-ish for the Panzers.
I think "Morale" is more than just morale, it's a general representation of operational efficiency; the Germans should take a bit of a hit from 1941 to 1942. But I don't think it should crater, like it does now.
I would be in favor of a fix for this; some possible suggestions:
1. Grant every German unit at the end of Blizzard 10 morale points. You can't get bumped, though, above 90 for SS, 85 for Panzers, and 75 for Infantry (but if you are already there, you keep your morale)
2. Eliminate the morale penalty for being outside in Blizzard (NOT in addition to #1!). Units in cities do still escape attrition losses. This would be pretty easy to implement.
I kind of like #2, it's simple, and the impact would likely erode over time as the Germans lose battles, and thus not completely unbalance 43/44/45. The Panzers would probably emerge in good shape from a Morale standpoint; the Infantry would suffer from losing some battles, but they should. Really, the big difference in 41 to 42 Wehrmacht was in the quality and availability of infantry, not Panzers
< Message edited by Q-Ball -- 7/15/2011 7:01:20 PM >