Sov can plant mines every where if they want. Yes that true. But they dont garantee wipes unlike ost mines. Loosing a light vehicle to a single 50 muni mine is much much more impactfull then loosing a squad wich cost mostly less then the lv on a 90 muni demo. Even more for a supercharged demo. And yet the demo got nerfed out of excistance.
As for soviet not using as much ammo. They dont have non doc ai upgrades. Like you said pro,s and cons. But just get minisweepers and your good.
The 2 model cap already is a buff to 4 men squads. Adding explosive resistance will make it possible to have no models dying on hitting a mine.thats the only outcome of such a buff.
The part about sov vehicles needing at resistance was a joke. Because givinng ost explosive resistance is as well. Sov vehicles do fine. Cons struglle late game just as grenadiers do. Both have doctrinal option to counter act weaknesses. Its just a fact of the game.
There is no denying in the fact that Osteehr does somewhat suffer heavily under mortar or arty pretty heavily in contrast to other factions.
SU has way better chances of sustaining fire and arty in my experiences in the game. More forgiving in that sense. It is rather unfortunate that SU dont really have non-doc AI upgrades for infantry.
Maybe "Oraah ability" should be revamped, like boost performance (inspiration morale boost), shoots faster and reload faster. Create Aggression even defensive play. Move slower. Lasts 5 sec for 15 ammo maybe. That would make it more interesting although it is an ability.
Maybe the Explosive resistance is not the best resolution. Even Suggesting anything about improving the survivability seems already a bad resolution for many. Do not know why exactly that is a huge issue. What is your resolution to Grens or wehrmachts survivability?
I suggested another new upgrade for Grens having an "extra man" at the cost of not being able to equip MG42 (sacrificing firepower in the process). That seemed like a fair prospect which somehow many seemed to have disagreed upon. Looks like there is no sympathy towards this idea.