Also I have been thinking about the troop quality and morale of the fighting man in WWII.
It would seem that most men were of an equal fighting quality but with different morale and confidence…
Mostly I give troops a TQ:D8 rating with varying types of morale.
For instance in regards to my Canadians and 12th SS…
Canadian Regina rifles – TQ:D8/M:D10 Confident, Normally supplied or even abundantly supplied.
The 12th SS Hitler Jugend (who had great fighting spirit but were not exactly veteran troops)
TQ:D8/M:D12 High confidence, Poorly supplied (due to the ever present Jabo’s) and with the added house rule of “Elite” – This being a extra rule allowing the 12th SS to re-roll any failed morale dice due to their absolute fanaticism.
Higher statistics could be given to tank aces and leaders such as Kurt Meyer or those veterans they mixed in with the Hitler youth lads from Liebstandarte etc.
Might probably give (maybe) 2nd SS Das Reich TQ:10/M:12 High confidence, “Elite”
Not sure on what I would give the German para’s in Normandy…
British 3rd division TQ:D8/M:D10, Confident, Abundantly supplied.
British 7th armoured TQ:D8/M:D8, Low confidence.
I would only rate Early war Russians, Volksturm, partisans, or German Ost troops as TQ:D6 with appropriate morale and confidence.
Would love to hear everybody’s ideas on this one as well.
Kind regards – Lumpy.