While I truly congratulate you on your magnificent plans for Japanese sets,…
I couldn’t help but notice that you didn’t include a Paratrooper unit. Three complete sets and no Paratrooper??? I believe they’d add another dimension to our games and would be a worthwhile unit for inclusion. After all, if we don’t get Paratroopers for ALL of the countries, my “Screamin’ Eagles” will be out of work.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
I gotta agree with Tall Paul on this one. I mean, maybe they weren’t used and maybe they were (based on the discussion between him and knp) - either way, it’s related to a technology used by most players (part of the series) and that’s part of the dynamic of PLAYING the game - CHANGING what was done in history based on YOUR strategy with production and resources.
There is sufficient evidence to point to the historical existence of paratroopers for every major power on the board (except China) whether they were ever deployed in combat or not! It’s also a matter of game balance - you can’t very well give them to US only without seriously tipping the balance in their favor for longer range actions.
My rules call for it being a technology owned by US/UK/Germany and available for everyone else by die roll/technology.
Now, I know we could easily use another regular sculpt painted or whatever, and if the decision’s made - then that’s what I’ll do and I won’t cry one bit, but it’d be cool if we had them. Obviously, in the game Japan never had much opportunity for tech development anyway and if they did there are many other techs that would benefit them much more!!