From: Saginaw, TX
I'm a noob to this game, having only bought it a few weeks ago (although I'm far from new to the genre; I spent many a deep weekend night in high school wearing out my 5 1/4" floppies of SSI's Mech Brigade, Reforger '88, and Wargame Construction Set on my Commodore 64...)
I have a question that appears to have been broached a couple of times over the years on this forum, but I haven't found a definitive answer:
Why are all the US Army tank companies of the 1960's and 1970's in the database understrength, i.e. M60A1 Tank Company (-)?
The standard tank companies in the V and VII Corps in W. Germany of the period were three tank platoons (5 x tanks ea.). All of the database tank companies are 10 x tanks - two platoons.
One can obviously create a full company by creating their own database, but I was just curious why the stock DB is this way. If I had to render a guess, I would assume it had something to do with allowing the AI to use it. But a guess, nonetheless..
BTW: Absolutely awesome game. It's spurred me to want to create several 1960's / 1970's scenarios. I've spent the last week searching and downloading over 50 documents, including the US Army Field Manuals of the period for tank/infantry platoons, companies, and battalions, as well as blogs, diaries, and descriptions from people who served in W. Germany during that time period (mainly from the 1st Armor Division; my first scenarios are centered around them).
Keep up the outstanding work!