Grenadier changes are irrelevant to healing. Medic packs are inferior trip wire/RA reduction conscripts get end of story.
grenadier changes mean they bleed less when shot at with HE fire... which significantly alters the sov-ost dynamic... it also means healing packs will be more useful since more models would be in partial health as opposed to full health
also with the new buffs im not entirely sure if the tripwire flare can OHK a grenadier model...
And the 60 munition for bunker make Ostheer have one less weapon and is more important than 100 manpower.
100mp on a faction that bleeds MP like crazy till midgame vs 60 muni for a faction that... though muni intensive... can play perfectly fine without bleeding muni (unlike sov T2)
M5 is simply superior to 251, it more armor thus does not take damage from small arms and units can fire from it and has more DPS 66% long range.
all of those are irrelevant for mechanized units... in this game mechanized units start to become obsolete once AT guns and lights come out... a point when tanks overtake the light vehicle phase dominated by the M3/UC/WC51 and later 222 M5 and sdkfz 251 (both flak and hanomag variants)... in reality the 251 is more of a support unit with the option to be a mechanized anti garrison truck that will live all the way till the T-70/luchs/aec/stuart is fielded...
at that point both the m5 and the 251 become support units... the M5 essentially is made to choose between being a worse reinforcement point or an AA gun while the SDKFZ 251 can be a much better reinforcement point that drops mines and has the option of getting a flamer for a breakthrough from the flanks...
If you want to claim that Soviet need more healing options you should try different arguments saying that Ostheer have "more" is not good enough argument. It a "grass is greener on the other side of fence argument. With the same logic Ostheer should have stock "free" AOE healing because UKF have it.
because weve been asking and attempting to justify more soviet healing options in different threads already... but instead of addressing the soviet healing situation the balance team decided to give ostheer more healing........ a faction with alot of healing options already
this is the equivalent to say... giving UKF even more healing options... why give UKF more healing options when its sov that needs them?
And once more so far I have simply corrected your claim that Soviet airborne point do not heal.
yeah yeah but being doctrinal it remains irrelevant