Playing as Soviets, mid-September, and I've got the better part of 3 armies from centre front operating in the northern front area. I managed to cut off all of the German AGN by a thrust through to Riga. Hee hee.
Anyway, my PP income is 15, and I ended the previous turn with 7 PP saved up.
At the start of the next turn, the "Theatre Violation!" report pops up, and a total of 20 units have a "penalty incurred -1 PP" note, not counting all the units that just have a warning.
And yet I have 21PP, far more than I expected I would have given the massive theatre violation penalties.
So I open up the daily log - staff - and find the following explanation:
- Theatre Violations by Unit -20PP
- German units killed last turn +6PP
- Base Command allowance +15PP
So I expected I would have 7, minus 20, plus 6, plus 15 = 8PP.
Instead, it looks like what happens is the theatre violations gets applied first, reduced my pool of PPs to zero but not going negative, and then the base allowance and bonus for killed units get applied, giving me my total of 21 PP.
In other words, the operations are happening sequentially, rather than all at once. As a result, the penalty for theatre violations is effectively capped at whatever I have saved up.
Is this working as intended? It seems odd, because in effect I'm hardly being penalised at all for such a massive theatre violation!