There was always a chance that it was a hoax. Having seen the leaked document I find the lengths gone to to make it look like an early or preset draft troubling rather than disappointing.
Wargaming is an inclusive hobby that never turns anyone away, despite us all wishing it would at times. I’d like to think that this document was written as an intellectual exercise but the chances are that this isn’t the case. The thought that a person or persons, whoever they are and whoever they work for, has gone to such lengths to create this document for no other reason to mislead the community is spiteful and, as I said, deeply disappointing.
I’d like to apologise to my readers for my part in this, my excitement was like everyone elses. It was not my intention to mislead anyone.