Well, yes. IC/supply/oil cost would balance it out for those countries that have to fight on huge front lines (Germany and the USSR comes to mind).Originally Posted by unorthodoxt
So, in the end, it helps those countries that have little manpower but a lot of IC/resources (Germany, and they still have to seriously balance the oil consumption, though this shouldn't be a problem for infantry-artillery as they only use supplies) and countries that have a small front and enough IC/resources (all of the allies pretty much but especially the US).
One thing, we don't know the cost yet, and artillery could have a serious leadership cost, which would again hamper it's use a lot. Also, more divisions = less leadership to use for other things like research, so having a small width could be a curse in disguise.
It really depends on how well it's all balanced.