ORIGINAL: el hefe
I removed the Elite status from these units. It was an idea I had to give a morale boost for Axis minor formations who performed better than their line infantry counterparts such as armored, cavalry, and mountain units. The idea was refined into the rule that gave all Motorized, Cavalry, and Mountain units some kind of morale bonus over the national morale. Once the rule was made, the Axis Elite unit status was supposed to be removed and I missed a few.
It wasn't a silly idea. It was to give these select units the ability to attain a fifteen point bonus in morale over the line units.
THAT's why it seemed a bit random; you must have missed a handful of the Axis Minor Allies.
I suspect that 22nd Airlanding, 78 Sturm, and GD Div should still retain ELITE status. Certainly, the GD Division should, but the other two were high-quality formations.
Maybe the Finnish Jaegers as well should be Elite, but doesn't matter that much; they disappear in 1941
Care to elaborate why exactly 78. Sturmdivision should be an elite formation?
Sure, it had more firepower and, in summer 1943 a reinforced personnel strenght, which is reflected in its WitE TOE. But is that enough to make it Elite, exceptionally proficient?
Its predecessor, 78. I.D. was only of second wave, so none of the top notch first wave I.D. In spring 1942 it wasn't even capable of fullfilling every mission. Twice the 78. was nearly totally annihilated (in Dec. 1942 and Summer 1944).
All in all the 78. could deliver more lead than the usual I.D., but nothing more. It was rather an experimental division, reflecting the Wehrmacht's mid-war need to husband and focus its limited manpower and to substitute men by weapons.
Burkhart Mueller-Hillebrand, Das Heer, Vol. 2, p. 21.
Das Deutsche Reich und der Zweite WK, Vol. 6, p.791.
James Lucas, Handbuch der Wehrmacht, p. 33-34.