people avoid grnes because they can. in live you can make up the difference with ostroppen and fill in the punch with fast pgrens. there is no need for grens. you dont need their snare and you dont need their DPS. the mg42 zones well enough to make up for ostroppen lack of teeth and there is no place for grens in this meta.
im not smoke and mirroring anything, grens cost 240 all game and that all you will ever pay for them. the 80mp doesnt apply directly to them, one does not include the cost of hammer or anvil when balancing comet or churchill because theres more to the upgrades than JUST that single unit, as with ost t1.
i must say its Ludacris that you are attaching the tier cost to grens as if its anything more than a token to get access to 3 units and deny the con upgrades as cost inflating despite them doing nothing but unlock things for cons and cons alone.
Not really. They avoided even WC2019 when it harder to avoid them.
If you want to add tech cost one can not ignore the simple fact first conscripts comes at 240 manpower with no delay and first grenadier comes 240+80/10 and later while also locking pioneer in building T1.
Fact remain Ostheer have a slow start, if soviet have slower mid that is simply fine else they would simply snowball ostheer. There was a time when all conscript builds where viable and it turned out to be really ugly.