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Subject: Stacking and Unit frontages in WW2 rss

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Warren Wawrosch
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Should Russian companies be allowed to have 4-unit densities as stipulated in 3.2.5 Stacking? 4 platoons is OK, but only 2 companies per 250m hex sounds more reasonable.

The following link offers some idea of WW2 unit frontages:
http://balagan.info/infantry-unit-frontages-during-ww2

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Mike Nagel
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Warren,

For the sake of simplicity, I changed the stacking limits of PanzerBlitz to those of PanzerLeader. I get the concern, though, and may make a parenthetical note (or a change to stacking if the screaming is loud enough).

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Mike Nagel
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I've taken some time to take a closer look at this and scour through my vast collection of PB/PL articles as well as the designer's notes for both of those games. My conclusion:

Soviets only get to stack two units per hex.

I never realized until taking a closer look that the Soviet units were based on companies rather than platoons like all of the other units. In looking at the organization charts in the PB Campaign Analysis, there are about twice as many German units required to make up the equivalent Soviet unit, so there you go.

I also took a look at the ImStrat units and pretty much all of the units are platoon-sized (other than para units, which are squads), so the Soviets are the only exceptions.

I'll be making this adjustment to the rules soon.
 
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Robert McConnell
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Mike, I have Russian Rifle, Guards, and SMG Companies broken into platoons on some of my optional countersheets. They would still get a four unit (platoon) stacking limit.
 
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Mike Nagel
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Robert,

That's correct. Platoons would share the same stacking level.
 
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