Edit: Had to get it up on my PC screen to do it justice. Great detailed work on the orbat - interested to see how those standard divisions go when it comes to the 'big one'.
They do alright. There was a big scramble in the Heer's offices when they realized that they didn't have enough leg infantry to hold the line, so the majority of those Reserve-Divisionen were retrained into regular Infantrie-divisionen. That brought in extra AA brigades and given the amount of armor that the Soviets had, a need to bring in AT, which caused something of a ripple throughout as divisions started being rotated into the older corps and so the numbering system went to hell in a handbasket. There's three or so versions of a "regular" pattern infantry division (3xINF, 1xART being the basis for the regular and 2xINF, 1xAA, 1xAT for the Light), but I'll see about conveying that in the future.
I just adore the ship profiles and the scaling (as others have mentioned). Can I ask what program you use for those and the type of picture file to get the background effect?
I used Piktochart, which is a free infographic creator. They used to have unlimited free storage, but now they limit new non-pro (ie, non-paying) customers to five. I made the above post in one infographic, but through the use of their "blocks" was able to break it down into multiple images, and set the background to the forum's colour. I used paint.net to recolour the background into the forum colour. The biggest pain was hitting all of the little spots (and even then, I didn't do them all... compare the Leipzig-class to the K-class) and making sure that it didn't bleed into some of the other spots that didn't need to be coloured.
I'm also looking forward to how COMM Assman goes in the naval war
. Sorry, the cheap shooter in me simply couldn't resist that!
I don't know if he survives, honestly! I lost several squadrons of uBoats, and KuBA was one of the groups lost, and early in the war too!
The funny thing about shiny peacetime orbats, deployments and command structures is how quickly it all gets scrambled up when the reality of war takes hold. Depending on how successfully things go, it will be instructive to see what the equivalent looks like after a few rough months on the battlefield.
See the above! I try to have a rationale for everything that is happening on the battlefield, but sometimes, it just doesn't work out like that. Then again, sometimes I'm trying to handicap myself a bit, like when I pulled the entire Panzerarmee out of service to conduct a big refit... leaving almost no mechanized forces available for offensive operations...
Oh my, what a gorgeous update.
Those pre-dreadnaughts are starting to look very long in the tooth though.
Verily, they are ancient. I think that I'm going to bring in a system (especially for the majors) that I can't have more than half of the navies or air forces operating at once, and that any usage of an air/naval force must be balanced with them remaining in port for a certain length of time. This to prevent just having ships cruising for months on end with no penalty for either side.