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This manual is a fantastic asset Chris, thank you.
I wish this had been around when I tried to learn the game a year and a half ago.
It is incredibly daunting for new players to read the whole original manual, play for a while and realize half of the rules they read are wrong, then reading the US LETTER condensed rules, trying to remember what the changes were before playing many hundreds of hours more and gradually realizing that that rulebook is quite outdated too, then being left CTRL+Fing "What's New" to figure out what has changed about the topic you want to understand, hoping you guessed the right keywords.
I really hope WITE2 will find a way to avoid this issue, maybe by allowing the some of the major contributors in the community to directly assist with edits to the manuals (perhaps not exclusively PDFs?).
Here are a couple of mistakes I noticed today in the national morale section (in green). Some may be based on already incorrect and incomplete information from the changelogs, but I have double checked all of these in game just now.
Page 114: 9.1.3
>Except for Finland, national morale levels change over time.
Should read "Finland and Italy" since both countries have static NM
>Soviet Naval Infantry Brigades or units smaller than a brigade have a minimum national morale of 50.
Numerous other Brigade size receive this minimum of 50 NM not just Naval Infantry. Ski brigades, AT Artillery Brigades, RR Construction Brigades, Fortified Regions, Engineer Sapper Brigades, Airborne Brigades, Motorized and Tank Brigades (including broken down Corps brigades), NKVD Border regiments (regiments, but just to be thorough), 42 Gun brigades and Light Gun brigades. I thinks that's all of them.
I scoured June, July, Sep, Oct 41 and parts of 1942 looking for the old on map 41 PVO AA Brigade, assuming it had the +5NM but I cant build it in these months. according to older threads it began in june 1941.
In short, Rifle and Naval rifle Divisions seem to be the exception to the brigade&lower=NMmin50 rule rather than Just Naval Infantry receiving the benefit.
page 114: 9.1.4
>Soviet Motorized (from Sept 1942-August 1943) +5, Soviet Motorized Units (Sept 1943-end of war) +10
There are two exceptions to this. First is all Guards Light rocket battalions and regiments and Guards Heavy rocket regiments. They are listed as motorized in the support unit detail window but they always have just +10 morale over non motorized SUs when their Guards status should give +10 and the motorized unit NM bonus of sept 42 and 43 for +15 and +20 total. All other motorized SUs can receive up to +20NM when they are guards and it is after September 1943. This includes other units that receive guards status automatically, such as heavy tank regiments and brigades.
The other exception is SUs that would normally be non-motorized but are attached to motorized corps. Again, this uses more trucks and the support unit detail window lists the unit as motorized but no motorized NM increase occurs.
Also not mentioned, Special NKVD Units receive +5 to NM (i think they are only in non 1941 campaign scenarios). i.e. 69th NKVD rifle brigade, and there half a dozen NKVD divisions in 1942 campaign such as 1st NKVD Rifle Division and other scenarios, all with +5NM.
Edit 10/24: I also noticed that guards heavy rocket regiments do not get the motorized national morale bonus despite being motorized after the toe change from battalion to regiment.
< Message edited by keitherson -- 10/24/2018 8:26:35 AM >