So I see that Alan and everyone supporting (i.e., play-testers) are nearing a new milestone for ETO and Update Kit ... so some release is over the horizon. (yeah!)
Graham and I have been doing our own "play-testing" with ETO 042 and the 0.4 Update Kit ... however, I've been following the changes that are posted on social media (CSW, BGG, FB) and find it impossible to keep up with those changes in our game. For example, the Soviet Mech for 4-5-4s and EPs didn't make it past my turn 3 before it changed yet again. But that's okay because it is play-testing.
Now I understand this is because I'm playing PBEM using VASSAL. However, what I don't understand (and not speaking for Graham here) is that each iteration I've been through, the game appears pro-Soviet. Yet the "tweaks" I see every so often appear to support a pro-German play-test result of some form.
So I ask, do any of the play-testers use PBEM, or is it all FTF? Seems like there is more opportunity to mess up as USSR if playing fast and FTF, than at leisure where I can keep adjusting a defense that suits me using PBEM.