Originally Posted by jp10
Malnourished, is that a preference setting or scenhack?
It's a threshold, when the troop quality (tq) setting on the Preference Menu is less than 30%, the units are malnourished. When the setting is set to 10%, they become cannibals. At this extreme low setting, as the opponent, don't come within one hex unit of them or else. Also, if you just leave them be, they'll "disband" themselves.
These settings are reflected by the squad's icons during game play. (see attachment)
On the left is a normal Russian infantry squad (tq>30%). In the middle, is a malnourished squad (30%>tq>10%). Notice the numbers are fewer as some have ran off looking for a cart-mule to eat. They're also a lot thinner and have lost their packs. On the far right are... (tq<10%)... It looks like some have lost a limb or two already. Run away!