From: Santa Rosa, CA
Here's the situation as best I can describe it. Using the new patch that should be out by tomorrow, the Germans will start with 500k less in armaments. However, it is expected that around 75 of the 9999 cost 47mm guns will be built during 1941. If you have already started a game, and you have 50 of these guns built, you will have lost 500k in armaments. You should hold off until the patch is released and then continue on. If you have built more than 50 of these guns, you will net out less armaments than if you did a restart, but should probably just continue on with your game. If you have not yet built 50 of these guns you have a choice. If you have just started, you may want to restart. If you are already a few turns into the game, then you can continue on. The closer to having 50 guns built when you switchover to the new version, the closer you will be to matching the way a new game will play out using the next version. I hope that helps. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks to the person that identified this bug. This was a case of code never being written to match the agreed upon plan with the data guys (that cost 9999 items would be blocked from production). Once we identified the problem, we decided to take advantage of the chance to slightly increase German armaments points in 1941 since we were running a little lighter than we wanted.
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