Let's try and handle the reworking of the Soviet Army in small bites.
1. ALL players of WiE "Maximize"; No one is going to BUILD cavalry units for
the Soviets unless we FIX the cost problem.
2. You can argue "Why Cavalry?" (Jacob W. Kipp, personal communication, 1987-
go LOOK HIM UP) until the horses come home....
But they did exist, and were used. And used up, in the course of 1941-42.
Until there were only the seven (7) Guards Cavarly Corps, 1943-45;
Structuraly, they look like a Tank/Mechanzied "corps" without heavy tanks.
Proposals: Change the build cost for 1-3 Cavalry Divisions (KD) to 2p/1a for a
block of four (One cycle, just like Rifle Divisions) (RD = Rifle Divisions, KD
so I don't get confused with the cyrillic for RD). And up the counter Mix
limits.... (Duh) (60?).
At some point in 1941, allow the assembly of up to twelve (12) 4-3 Cavalry
Corps "In the field" (Like FJ- can the code be applied?). Either a random, "x"
cavalry corps are available for assembly (Three 1-3 KD) or just a fixed
appearance, three or four cycles after mobilization. (Several Cav "Groups"
Floating around in the late summer of 1941, a couple later become Corps).
(I know, this would be a lot simpler in the boardgame than the computer game)
Starting in 1942, offer an upgrade for two 4-3 to two 7-5 KK, cost/time as for
the assembly of the 9-6 Mech Corps, counter mix limit of eight?
(A cav-mech group is a KK stacked with a tank/mech corps).
Allow 1-3 KD to disband, as per RD. (Breakdown a KK to have KD to disband,
Upping the basic Movement allowance for Soviet Cavalry is another optional
rule, useful but not required. A 4-3 with a ZOC in rough Swamp is useful by
Sources: Too Many to list, mostly in Russian.
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