From: Bristol, UK
Any turn updates? Please.
Game's over mate, Bobo surrendered. I did mention it in post no.60, but perhaps should have made it clearer.
The attacker CV inflation mostly stems from the fact that the engine is biased to the side with more elements and since the attacker usually brings more elements to bear (especially the Soviets) it leads to those gigantic CV rises. The +1 rule adds to that problem. By my experience you can win the majority of your attacks as the Soviets in a +1 setting at 50% of the German defensive CV.
Whatever the cause of the inflation I don't like it. When attacking I try to get 1:1 starting odds and assume x2 attacker CV inflation. With the +1 rule this gave me 100% victories, without +1 it would have been more like 75%.
Initial odds often look lower in the screenies than they did from a CV count. I'm not sure why that is, but from just counting up CVs all my attacks here were very close to 1:1 starting odds or above.
Actually when you look at the turn 14 front line verses history Bobo is doing no worse than the Wehrmacht did. Yes the +1 rule is tough on the Germans but so was the real war, they bit off more than they could chew and got their asses handed to them.
If there had been more infantry supporting 1st PG, instead of 17th army bashing against the lower Dnepr, I think this might have been a different game, with the Donbas industry overrun and everything to play for in 1942.