My OOB Methodology.
Months ago I created some baseline/benchmark units for all nations for use as a starting point. I knew that they would change over time, but I wanted to get a basic sense of how they would look. Next, I chose the Soviets as the guinea pig for building an OOB. The idea was not to get the unit TO/Es and strengths right, but instead to mainly just identify/create/build all the Soviet units. I've done that. I won't finish the Soviet TO/Es and unit strengths until I've built the basic OOBs for all the other nations.
Step 1. Create initial baseline units.
Step 2. Build basic OOBs for each nation.
Step 3. Finish TO/Es and unit strengths for each nation.
Step 4. Double check each equipment type.
Step 5. Double check all units.
There are lots of revisions and changes that happen throughout this process. For example, I originally intended Allied airborne units to have no heavy equipment. But within the last week or so I changed my thinking and had to make revisions. Another example is that in the beginning I wanted to create combined-arms units. But due to a variety of factors, I realized that including tanks in most units was very problematic, so I had to change my thinking and made revisions. Today, I'm revisiting my concepts regarding fortifications and how they are going to be represented in the game. I've gone back and forth on this and still don't have a solution that makes me happy. I'm hoping that by the time I complete Step 2 above, I'll have a satisfactory solution for this.
Anyway, this is generally how I go about working on each step in E47--start, stop, revise, repeat.
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