Awesome to see all the interest here - I will create a steam group for us.
North_Wolf, I see lots of informal meetings that fall short of the full 4v4 plan, but are great for trying out nations and strategies.
I also think we should use this base of interest as a platform for trying several similar concepts. So, 4v4 sole nation decks can be our main goal, but we can also play with battalion vs regimental or divisional OOBs, and also time specific decks.
Can they get realistically owned vehicles like T62/T72M and so on? Otherwise Czech have no tanks. Poles have only T34.
Ikalugin, this is something I've been thinking about
For the 4v4, I'm all for no deck limits at first, but we have to consider the huge imbalance in tanks right from the start. It's true that the Czechs and Poles can field strong mech infantry and air assault forces, and the Czechs have strong artillery and pretty good AA. They definitely have a role here. But on the NATO side, the US, FRG, France and UK can all field pretty considerable numbers of useful tanks - this is going to put a huge burden on East Germany's T-72s and an even bigger one on the USSR for BMPs, ATGM TDs and on cranking out loads of tanks.
I propose we do give the pure nation decks, no restrictions a try. But that we also experiment with A) very early 80s or late 70s decks to cut down on overwhelming numbers of tier 1 NATO mbts and B) decks where the czechs and poles can add foreign equipment they had anyways - using DDR or USSR T55 and T72 lines, for example. These 'tweaked' NSWP (non-soviet warsaw pact) decks would obviously be something we'd need to research and agree upon for accuracy's sake.
One thing I'm putting my foot down on, the Czechs get to use OT-62 and OT64 APCs - these were joint ventures and the CSSR was at least half responsible for the designs. I'm steamed they didn't give them to both countries.