From: Berlin, Germany
Regarding the WitE II Manual: I hope that the manual will as much improve as the game itself.
The WitE I Manual is quite long but it leaves a lot of things unclear which results in a lot of questions here on the forum. Maybe one introductional manual to get used with the basics and one in detail manual with focus on being very precise which explains more difficult/tricky things for those interested. I also prefer slightly different presentation of the information than given in the WitE-Manual. A quick comparison:
In order to receive supply, a combat unit first attempts to trace a path to the headquarters unit to which it is attached. The combat unit must
be within both five hexes and twenty MPs of the applicable headquarters unit. In order for a headquarters unit to provide supply to its
attached combat and support units, it in turn must be within both 25 hexes and 100 MPs of a railhead. If a combat unit cannot trace an
eligible path to its headquarters unit, it will then attempt to trace a path to a railhead as if it was a headquarters unit, i.e. within both 25
hexes and 100 MPs of the railhead. Note that Air base and Rail repair units, though HQ units, are treated as combat units for supply purposes
per the above. Also note the distinction between supply state and tracing supply, in that a unit that is within 100 MPs, but not within 25
hexes, is considered in supply, but nonetheless, will not be able to receive supply due to exceeding the 25 hex requirement.
The way I can digest the information best, copy and paste from my "how supply works" manual I wrote for myself:
The following conditions have to be met so supplies can flow from the railhead to the HQ and from there to the units:
1. MP distance unit-HQ: <21MPs (not taken into account if the hexagon distance is <2)
2. Hexagon distance unit-HQ: <6hexagons
3. MP distance eligible HQ-railhead: <101MPs
4. Hexagon distance HQ-railhead: <26hexagons
Therefore, the maximum distance from the railhead which still allows unit resupply is <31hexagons and <121MPs.
If the conditions 3&4 are not fulfilled, the subordinate unit can still be supplied from the dumps which existed in the HQ unit. The conditions 1&2 still have to be fulfilled in this case.
I don't want to say I am good in writing manuals just giving an example.
Maybe I am alone with this view, but I prefer the very strict presentation comparable to the one to be found in mathematical books.
Regardless of the manual, WitE II will be an instant buy :)