IS are very good infantry straight out of the gate, and become /extremely/ good even just with Bolster. You don't need bolster and double brens for them to be "halfway decent"
The 17 pounder (like all Emplacements) is not great, and decent players will be able to deal with them pretty cost effectively.
The firefly is... Ok, though the SU-85 and Jackson especially are leagues ahead of it.
Brenmandos are very strong, though very expensive... Though SOV not having optimal INF DPS really doesn't matter. That isnt really what their infantry are for.
The Comet isnt the same sort of tank as the Panther. What sort of weird strawman is the idea that you need "15 AT guns and 5 TDs", anyway?
Weren't you complaining about the Vickers not being very good earlier on?
The reason not to play UKF is because they are a fundamentally flawed faction, even if they "fit your playstyle".
How can you define something as fundamentally flawed when you don't have fundamentals to begin with?
Are OST/SOV (original factions) the baseline? Are they the fundamentals?
Brits are fine. They are not flawed in any way. They require a different playstyle compared to other factions. Same as how you see people complaining they can't use grens the same way as rifles, this guy stalled for a comet vs falls. His own fault for not adapting. Not the brits fault. In 1v1, brits do not fare well because there are certain commanders like the ostruppen one that are dominant and aggressive, which hits brits hard, who are defensive and slower in nature.
Truth is, most people can't play brits. Between OKW, the easiest faction to play, and Brits, the hardest one, there is nothing but a void in tactics employed.
I mean, my favourite faction, the USF are beyond useless in long teamgames, but the early and mid game are completely mine to dominate. Brits have a better endgame with Comets for teamgames. They do lack rocket arty like the USF, but again, better tank roster plugs it. Not to mention the good base arty for sneaky pyro IS to infiltrate through the margins and take it out. Just as how I go for a min 19 Pershing to close out the 3v3, and if unsuccessful, need to completely shift the playstyle to Scott smokes + Jacksons to stand a chance vs Tigers/KTs/Ele/Jagds + obers, brits need their own changes during the game to be competitive.
I mean, if vet3 obers delete vet3 2xbar rifles yellow to yellow cover, you won't spam rifles to deal with them. You'll go for indirects to abuse the 4 man model