I really like this game. It is one of my fav game of all times. Even when I don´t play too much (because my PC sucks), I enjoy it a lot watching replays on youtube and twitch.
I know all that stuff of the asymmetrical balance. It´s true. Nobody wants 5 equal factions. But at least RELIC should hear the community when we express ourselves about balance issues.
I think that all of the PROs that Ostheer has are being overshadowed with all of this 12 weaknesses. Hence, the faction is the worst in the game.
- Grens and Pgrens survivality: should be 5 men. Or decrease the receive accuracy on them. Or decrease their cost.
- Infantry suffers too much damage from the explosions. Allies has too much tanks that insta kill 2 or 3 models of infantry from every shot: (T70, T34/76, T34/85, SU76 barrage ability, KV8, IS2, ISU152, Sherman, Sherman E8, Pershing, Stuart, Scott, Bulldozer, Cromwell, Comet, Croc, Churchill).
- Repair abilities from PIOS should be faster. OST relay on tanks, so they need to be repaired quickly!! Maybe Pgrens should gain the ability to repair tanks at vet1. Just maybe.!
- Grens and Pgrens reinforcement cost too much.
- Panther just misses a lot, it does not make too much damage in order to fight against the horde of allied tanks, and is dedicated only to AT.
- Ostwind suffers from the elevation penalty, misses too much, and it makes little to nothing of damage.
- Ostheer does not have an early medium tank to fight properly the T70, Stuart and AEC. They need something like the Panzer 3 or the Puma (as a stock unit).
- Ostheer is the only faction that does not have a LONG RANGE AND HIGH PENETRATION TANK. They only have the Stug3, but it dont pen the big tanks and has low health. They need something similar to the SU85, FireFly, Jackson or the JP4. Maybe the JagdPanther as a stock Unit in T4.
- Ostheer only have 4 units that can fight enemy infantry and can kill some models from time to time: P4, Brummbar, PanzerWerfer and Pgrens. Maybe Grens too, but they end loosing and retreat.
- The TIGER front armor is very weak. The Allied tanks and AT tanks penetrate it almost with every shot.
- Pak43 die too fast. It should be like the Brit emplacements. It is nearlly useless now.
- The 3 Battle Phases for teching up just has no sense at all. It just makes the faction to tech very slow. When you upgrade to BP2 and BP3, it just give you nothing in return but the chance to build the buildings.
Now, what I feel is that Ostheer is really weak in every aspect of the game. From every game that I watch, 8 out of 10 are OST lost (if not more!!). Without exaggerating. That´s not a good balance from my point of view.