bob. wrote:Is it the fact that they are Finnish that is wrong, but did the corps still exist, or do the Russians have a whole corps that never existed at all, Finnish or not?
There was no Finnish units in the Russian Army in the WWI. There were three "Finnish" rifle brigades, but these were made up of Russians stationed in Finland. Finish people were exempt from service in the Army by Law, and they were instead required to pay military tax to support the Army. The same was true for the Caucasus people, while on the other hand Kirgizs were exempt for any military service and military tax. Simply, Russians did not trust these ethnic groups enough to put them in Army units.
Also, Turkmen units or any other regional units (Baltic for example), had at most 1/3 of minority ethnic group and 2/3 of Russians. The rule was that at least 2/3 of Russians should be in every division or rifle brigade, to keep the order and prevent mutinies. So, Finnish and Baltic units are ahistorical. Ukrainian units too, as well as Siberian in a way because they were made up from Russians. The only units that should be in the game are Russian units and Cossacks. And yes, Russian names in the game are horribly transliterated and actually improperly translated (I speak Russian). Any chance we can see a patch anytime soon? I would be more than glad to help if the devs want, I focus heavily on the WWI in my research, especially the Eastern Front (I had to read all the books written in English on this front for my research).