From: near Philadelphia
Here is the end of the PO vs. PO game, Red Thunder II 1988 = Marginal NATO victory 168/727
PO vs. PO of Red Thunder 1988 has the Warsaw Pact all the way to the western map edge.
Note that the variable Deux Ex Machina events can make significant differences in the final result.
Also, in the original Red Thunder I, both NATO and Warsaw Pact divisions were given their full TOE compliment of vehicles (including non-frontline AFV) and then assigned one infantry squad for each APC. For example, in the scenario, a Soviet Motorized Rifle Regiment was assigned 130 BMP 2 vehicles and 130 Assault Squads. By actual TOE, the regiment had 81 Assault Squads in 81 BMP Infantry Combat Vehicles.
This would inflate the number of infantry squads and infantry fighting vehicles.
This method gives 24,890 Assault Squads for Warsaw Pact and 21,202 for NATO divisions.
Red Thunder II uses the TOE number of infantry squads per division and adds one Infantry Fighting Vehicle (BMP, M2 Bradley, etc.) per squad.
This gives 13,192 Assault Squads for Warsaw Pact and 14,694 for NATO divisions.
Your ideas, experiences and comments would be appreciated.
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