Absolutely disagree. This actually leaves room for elite troops to fill the role of AI unit if some mainlime is wiped. Without veterancy scaling there would be almost no penalty besides the mp cost for losing squads, but it's far from impossible to recover from losing a mainline because many late game units can cover their role
I didn't say no scaling. I said lesser STAT scaling more ability scaling.
Elite infantry would be elite because it's elite and has elite stats.
Part of the reason AI elite infantry struggles right now is because standard infantry with vet outperforms elite infantry and during vet gate that wasn't the case.
Some infantry gets Ludacris Stat boosts with vet that ensures that even elite infantry will struggle with them.
Take rifles for example. They get - 23% target size at vet 2 and then another 15% at vet 3 meaning about 1 in 3 shots from a perfect accurate squad is going to miss 1/3 Shots. OUT OF COVER. this means 1 in 3 shots in yellow Cover. That means more or less every volley of an ober squad at a Vetted cav rifle means 16-32 damage. If they get into green cover oh boy...
Vet gate was great for infantry combat because it was positioning and role that defined infantry combat, not vet alone. A fresh squad COULD contest a Vetted squad (well.. That was because it wasn't actually Vetted) but the other bonuses on the squads still made them valuable. Increased ability cooldown and ranges, sprint, self heal. These still provided value and still made units strong.
I feel in CoH3 that's the way forward. Nothings to say a small Stat bonuses but some vet is crazy and leaves little room to replace losses or even upgrade it elite infantry. Hell, look at all the difficulties making obers viable. Their base stats are great! But they are easier to kill than Vetted rifles are! Then add the accuracy buffs and weapon upgrades on top.... That's what I'm saying. Take away/reducd the vet and all infantry is actually viable, replacing infantry is actually possible. Blobs are LESS possible... It's all good stuff frankly...