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M5 half track question

19 Mar 2022, 12:22 PM
avatar of OswaldMosley

Posts: 61

Just looking for some general opinions. When facing an opponent who has a lot of infantry on the field is it more beneficial to upgrade the M5 with it's AA guns or to continue to use it as a mobile reinforcement point and limited fire support with it's 50.cal?
19 Mar 2022, 12:24 PM
avatar of BasedSecretary

Posts: 776

It's never a bad choice to put meatgrinders on halftracks if the enemy as you said blobs a lot.

It's just that these vehicles are 2 shot kills, so it will require more micro. Other than that I have done it to moderate success a lot of times.
20 Mar 2022, 14:19 PM
avatar of rumartinez89

Posts: 427

Depends on what your facing and what faction your playing, as soviets with conscripts an un-upgraded M5 can be quite strong since you will almost always win the attrition battle especially if the cons have any sort of upgrade(SVT, PPSH, dropped weapons).
As Soviet with Penals, USF or UKF it is probably better to upgrade the M5 since the reinforce cost is so much more despite the infantry being stronger. You might win some engagements at first but the heavy bleed required to keep the pressure up may begin to delay your tech.

All advice given was assuming blob vs blob with no time to put down sandbags, MGs, offmaps, arty or any other call in ability.
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