I'm sure this has been brought up several times, but I just wanted to bring it up again to get some more up-to-date information. Is there, or has there, been any talk of possibly adding the tank to the US Faction? I understand that many people are against the addition of a heavy for the US because they are centered around flexibility and speed (or some other form of the word).
The thing that I think calls out for a heavy in their arsenal is that there is no real spearhead that the US have. Some would argue that the US are centered around their infantry, and their riflemen are their spearhead. However, as the game progresses, this isn't exactly feasible, especially when the Germans field some of their heavy tanks, that can punish infantry effectively, while soaking large amounts of damage from AT.
If Relic were to add a commander into the mix that allowed for a Pershing call-in it would add a lot of variety to the strategies of the US. I feel as if right now the basic US strategy is to field as many riflemen squads as possible, upgrade their weapon platforms, then wait for your Easy 8's and Jackson's. To me, it would add some interesting counter-play if a heavy tank were to be added, allowing it to become a spearhead for advances, while your tank destroyers bring up the rear or flank.
I don't feel that it would make the US overpowered in any way, as the commander would have drawbacks, just as it did in vCoH. In vCoH, going Armor doctrine was essentially a waiting game, you had to hold as much as you could while waiting for the opportunity to call in your heavy, which I thought was good for some circumstances, and bad for others that may call for a more aggressive doctrine such as Airborne. I feel like it would be the same for CoH2.
What are your guys' thoughts? I just want a US tank that isn't made of styrofoam
*Fixed this so it isn't a huge wall of text.