Has anyone else noticed the sheer number of armored divisions built by the AI in the latest patch (1.07 I think)? I first noticed it in a game as Germany when I launched Barbarossa in '41. The Soviets had 50 armored divisions. At first I figured my intelligence (10 spies) was faulty, but after numerous encirclements taking out 35 armored divisions, intelligence indicated there were 15 left.
Lately I've been playing a game as the US and with 5 spies in Germany and they estimate.... 67 armored divisions! In 1942! How is this possible? I noticed they are garrisoning every Western beach province with armored divisions. My 4 spies in USSR estimate around 35. The UK has 18 and Canada has 7... Canada, 7?, really?!
I'm not sure if this has been discussed much in prior posts. I did my due diligence and sorted through 5 pages to see if any threads alluded to this issue, but didn't come across anything. I apologize if this is a common complaint.
Besides this issue I have nothing but praise for the last patch, because the AI intelligence has increased tremendously. I'm just confused as to how Germany can have the industrial capacity to produce 67 armored divisions and come up with the oil to support them. As far as I'm aware IRL they were able to crank out 30 by the end of the war, and by then most of them had skeleton crews. IMO the only country able to support 30 full armored divisions was the US (and USSR if they wanted to). Is the AI able to build them for a lower cost and do they not need the full oil to support them? Was it a compromise to help out the AI intelligence? I noticed Japan, Italy, and France don't build too many so it appears to only be grossly unrealistic with the USSR, Germany, UK, and the US.