And, the two last picture are actually proving a scenario of Uc drop troop going wrong which i had mentioned in #42. The appearance of the second player completely ruined that ukf's drop troop attempt. Ukf may have force a stum of the yellow okw player to retreat but then all three of his unit will have to retreat due to the blue okw. Axis, there for can cap the mid Vp while ukf is most likely hadnot cap anything to rush frontline and now on retreating meaning further delay in caping. The delay in caping will have to be made up by teammates, leading to reduce frontline strength in their sector or it will affect income. The blue Okw may had to abandon his cap but they still win the engagement and have time to adjust.
=> Case of failed strat.
Now you are posting guesses on what happened in that game?
Only you simply mistaken because allies have no issues of map control while placing hmg in key location and controlling the left VP and MU while OKW control 1 fuel/1point/1vp on the same side:
(And UKF forced 2 retreats 1 VG and 1 ST)
As for the UKF unit they are back in the fight in full health and do another infatry drop the third in 4.5 minutes.
The strategy worked fine and so did the infatry drops.
The game was actually won before minute 14 when both okw truck where destroyed at which point they surrendered.
I would say it was pretty successful overall and UKF using the strategy is the one with the higher score.
Now unless we have access to the replay, a couple of picture basically prove nothing since I can provide some pic of dropping troop go horribly wrong.
So it is safe to say:
1. Still not a popular tactic by anymean.
2. Faust being not available at the fist contact is not an issues.
3. Drop troop is always risky
If you have any actual data about how "popular" or "unpopular" it is feel free to share but this is not really a popularity contest.
Glad to see that we agree that faust/AT grenades are not available as some people have claimed.
In these case we can see 5 successful drops working fine with little actual risk so there is nothing to back up the claim that it is always risky.
(edited do add the second post)