I guess it'll be pretty safe that this dream would go up with a smoke the moment we'll get panther confirmed, because you know, there was no 1945 german army in coh yet, so they might go for that.
Ah yes. Because Panther, a tank that was used from mid 1943 on (and at least from early 1944 in Italy on), is the problem and not some late war prototype stuff like the BP (or stuff like the Wirbelwind or Chaffee which currently are in the game)
I really don't get your aversion towards the Panther and your claim that Panther confirmed = 1945 wehrmacht confirmed
I also would prefer if Panther would at least be a premium locked behind a doctrine but Panzer III fighting alongside Panther tanks would be a historically accurate possibility ...
also considering that Allies get BP and two-shot Archer so far (yes ik ik ... subject to change and so on)it is hard to imagine that Axis will be 1943 only with no Panthers because then they would literally stand no chance unless they give Panzer 4 some steroid rounds like they did with the SU 85.