From: Vancouver, BC
Having read all the previous posts in this forum, I was surprised that you recently downgraded the access to a number of tech levels for all minors, without a carve-out for Canada. Surely the Canadian forces in WW2 had the same technological and combat capabilities as the British, given how closely integrated the Canadian armed forces were with the UK and increasingly the US later in the war. It seems perverse that other British Commonwealth forces that are not treated as separate minors (e.g. Australian, New Zealand or Indian units) would get the benefit of the full British tech, but the more substantial Canadian forces would not. This seems to have been a fix introduced to get the balance right on the Eastern Front for the various Axis minors and large neutrals, such as Spain and Turkey. But it creates it an imbalance for the smaller North American partner among the Allies.
Are you open to fixing this?
Actually the Indian, British, and New Zealand forces are now "Commonwealth" and are not British forces, so they are in the same boat as Canada. Also all of these forces still benefit from all tech, the only exception is the military doctrine which is assigned to the Major's only (Infantry, Armour, Aerial, Naval, etc.) these are morale boosts for these forces and do not effect the units attack/defense capability or ability to strike more than once. Canada is grouped in with some of the majors in that they are the only minor that can reinforce their naval surface fleet at half cost.
Glad to hear that all the British Commonwealth units are being treated the same. But what is the rationale for treating these units as less able to benefit from the military doctrine technologies, compared to the British? While there was a difference in morale and effectiveness between the Germans and their Romanian allies, for example, I don't think was the case between the British and the Australians or the Canadians. Given that all of the Commonwealth countries joined the war by October 1939 and trained with the British and later the Americans, their capabilities would have progressed at the same speed as Britain. For example, Australia contributed 10,000 pilots and air crew to Bomber Command, while the Canadians made a major industrial contribution to the Allied war effort (which you recognize in the naval build rules), and had their own beach at D Day. Why shift to a "one size fits all" approach to tech for all the minors in the game?