russian armor

Are Shock Troops balanced?

  • This thread is locked
1 Aug 2014, 16:28 PM
avatar of All Aces

Posts: 29

Maybe it is just me, but shock troops are ridiculous. I had a vet 4 Obersoldaten squad with the infrared Stg44's getting obliterated by vet 1 shock troops AT RANGE. The Obersoldaten, especially with the upgraded 44's, and ESPECIALLY vet 4, should wipe the floor with shocks, yes?

I don't understand this game. And no, I was not in red cover, we were both in yellow.
1 Aug 2014, 16:31 PM
avatar of MilkaCow

Posts: 577

Extremely unlikely to happen. Can you supply a replay?
1 Aug 2014, 16:31 PM
avatar of geist

Posts: 79

At range? No way except it was bugged out.
1 Aug 2014, 16:33 PM
avatar of talarfon

Posts: 74

I doubt that happened, Shocks DPS falls off quite rapidly at any sort of range, obers will win quite handily in the situation your describing... (even with the shorter range stg upgrade)

I'm sure there was some other factor, grenades?

Anyway, to answer your point, Shocks are excellent anti inf, but with no anti vehicle whatsoever. Much like obers, if used well they can cause serious damage but they are a liability with regards to bleeding manpower if you take too many losses. Pretty balanced IMO.
1 Aug 2014, 16:39 PM
avatar of Katitof

Posts: 17568 | Subs: 8

Oh, its one of these "I have seen a big foot, but my camera died, but I really did, please believe my completely irrational statement that all the factual and numerical evidence speaks against without my supporting a proof" threads.

If you want to post thread like this, make sure you have a rep attached right below it, because what you describe is impossible under literally any condition.
1 Aug 2014, 16:42 PM
avatar of luvnest
Strategist Badge
Patrion 39

Posts: 1090 | Subs: 20

Yes they are.
1 Aug 2014, 16:58 PM
avatar of Jinseual

Posts: 598

Shock troopers has been buffed a lot now ppshs attack damage has been buffed at ranged but that happened a looong time ago.

It would be balanced if the MG42 has a better reaction time, because that would be the best counter against shock troopers, but I'm not sure if they are overpowered. They are a lot harder to handle since every OKW infantry unit has been nerfed.
1 Aug 2014, 17:02 PM
avatar of Arclyte

Posts: 692

this must be a lolcake thread in disguise
1 Aug 2014, 17:07 PM
avatar of All Aces

Posts: 29

No it's not lolcake. I asked a simple question. It was frustrating when it happened and it seemed like there weren't any real extenuating circumstances that led to my Obers losing.

So I just wondered what your thoughts on the balance of shock troops were. No I didn't provide any proof, but why bother posting if you're just going to be sarcastic?

Got it, made a mistake. End the thread
1 Aug 2014, 17:20 PM
avatar of Hirmetrium
Patrion 14

Posts: 179

Calling somebody vetlolcake is a pretty serious insult to be slung around these days...

I think everyone would love to see the replay your describing. Relic included.
1 Aug 2014, 17:25 PM
avatar of Mr.Deeds

Posts: 105

They are the only infantry the soviets have that can deal with OKW blobs. I pretty much am locked into picking a commander with them.
1 Aug 2014, 17:27 PM
avatar of 89456132

Posts: 211

I'd be really interested in watching the replay if you post it.
1 Aug 2014, 17:29 PM
avatar of MadeMan

Posts: 304

They are the only infantry the soviets have that can deal with OKW blobs. I pretty much am locked into picking a commander with them.

Shocks are good, but I find that they can get slaughtered by Pios and Obers unless you can ambush the enemy, since they are only good very close range.

Wouldn't Maxims be a better counter? Maxim + Shocks would be a lethal combination I imagine.

I guess you could use their smoke grenades to close the distance too which is handy.
1 Aug 2014, 17:32 PM
avatar of MajorBloodnok
Admin Red  Badge
Patrion 314

Posts: 10627 | Subs: 9

op wants the thread locked. End of.
1 user is browsing this thread: 1 guest

Ladders Top 10

  • #
    Steam Alias
Data provided by Relic Relic Entertainment

Replay highlight

Board Info

253 users are online: 1 member and 252 guests
38 posts in the last 24h
414 posts in the last week
1404 posts in the last month
Registered members: 27088
Welcome our newest member, kredyt86661
Most online: 1221 users on 25 Feb 2020, 12:03 PM