I agree entirely with everything you wrote, and it is to his credit that M1 has raised this issue: especially b/c this scene has such a long standing and is a scene that many first timers look at for a NATO / WP scene.
I can't remember how many times I've looked at this scene, (since TOAW II / ACOW) and for almost 20 years, I have never noticed this anomaly.
I've just accepted the fact that there is something mysterious or even amiss w/ the airborne units on both WP and NATO side, and I have never thought to see that WP airborne units could wind up being hamstrung on off-map airfields (which seems to be the case here: M1 simply cannot board his airborne now to put them on the main map.
So, anyway, that is kind of a scene killer, to be saddled as WP with units that one cannot use AT ALL. For me (as NATO in this game), my airborne is already on the main map--I just have to walk them. So it is somewhat, if a bit less, troubling, from the NATO side, too.
Idea: if M1 is amenable, I will disband my NATO airborne units that are already on the map, while WP will retain his unable to move airborne units in the hope that they can board in future ... or he can disband his units also, and we both put those resources into the replacement pool?
Would that be a fair solution? Ideally, of course we would want the scene to play out w/ airborne capability, but that seems to be unlikely now. Perhaps another alternative is if M1 chooses a different scenario that seems less wanky?
Just spitballing here. Thanks for your inputs!!!
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