I remember reading in some library book over 10 years ago, a remarkable and scandalous claim. In very simplified terms, 100 Germans = 250 Russians = 120 Western allies (no, I'm not talking about money! and the number dropped to 180 Russians by the end of the war) I forgot the book, but I think the term used was equivalent man power. Has anyone else heard about this and know what the primary source was? Please, I'm not trying to spread any myth of German invincibility that Wikipedia has been accused of. I'd like to know how this changed under various scenarios. First, I don't know how these numbers were even calculated. I'm guessing that number is the attrition rate per soldier (kills/minute for BF4 players). Near the end of the war, when the Germans were dug in, on the defensive, and out numbered, these numbers seem to make sense since the attackers usually have a higher casualty rate (think of those 10:1 kill ratios for Tiger tanks) But early in the war, wouldn't the situation have been reversed? But I can think of a counter example. If you had a perfect case of the Lanchester square law, where casualty rate = armySize2, then each soldier in the larger force would be doing more damage/minute. But then how do you explain these 2 seemingly contradictory cases?