i will post some suggestions to improve 2ndtier OKW commanders and make them more attractive. To achieve that goal some nerfs to "Specops" and "Overwatch" are needed.
Here are the rules:
- You can only replace / rework 2 abilities
- 1 reworked ability and 1 replacement is also possible
So, lets start! Get ready for a lot of text
NO changes needed:
- Fortifications doctrine, fine as it is!
Only 1 fix needed:
- Scavenge doctrine
Only 1 reworked Ostwind away from being really good
- Luftwaffe Ground Forces
Out: Heavy fortifications
replaced by: Weapon supply drop (PAk40, Gr34)
This is a no brainer: Supply drops were used a lot for Falls during the war. Providing the PAK40 this commander will be a lot more attractive without further changes.
- Overwatch doctrine:
replaced by: "Mark target" / or Goliath occupying 1 commander slot again
I would really like this ability in one of the OKW commanders and it fits to the theme. Combo of leFH + Sector Assault is too strong, makes "Fortress doc" unnecessary less attractive
- Elite Armor
Out: Sturmtiger (moved to Specops)
Replaced by: Commando Panther
Changes to Commando Panther:
- tied to highest Tech building and 12 CP
- loses "Mark target" (necessary because of the op combo of HEAT/"mark target")
- fuel cost reduced to 200
Moving the Commando Panther" to "Elite Armor" makes a lot of sense because the unit can now use all tank related commander slots to compensate for the heavy nerfs. Fits to the theme too.
- Special operation
out: Commando Panther
replaced by: Sturmtiger
Even with this big change the commander will still be really strong.
2 fixes needed:
- Breakthrough doctrine
Reworked: Sturmofficer (should be the OKW version of the Artillery officer)
Reworked: Sector Arty
Combine these changes with the reworked Pfussies and the doctrine is a lot better!
- Firestorm doctrine:
Replaced: Opel Truck out, replaced by 251 HT from "German infantry"
Reworked: Incendiary mun
These 2 changes would make the doctrine better but buffs to MP40 volks and a reworked veterancy for the flamer hetzer would also be needed.