16 Aug 2022, 14:27 PMProtos Angelus
Truth be told. OKW is probably the strongest overall in good hands, after the Sov.
Can't compare with OST as they are on the same side but...
That clearly shows why we see a lot of OKW in 1v1 tourney!!! Or... is it?
OKW must choose between heal vs LV (luchs & puma) rush. I'm not saying luchs and puma are bad. Puma once was the strongest LV in the game (before they nerfed sight. Which was necessary nerf. - please also do to the WM Puma - ), but to choose that LV, OKW must sacrifice the ability to heal for a while. (It only has two choices - 45 muni for 3 chances of healing or go for the commander with heal truck).
So in most cases, we only have AAHT in our hands. Let's face the fact. It is very deadly to the inf., but it does not have any AT power. It's very debatable which one is better against USF AAHT & OKW AAHT, they do have pros and cons. But in terms of AI, I do favor USF one since it can suppress inf. while in move. (But lacks a lot in survivability thanks to lack of smoke & nature of reverse driving).
Yes UKF AEC sucks in AI, but it does have very good AT power next to Puma. And thanks to the fact that OKW no longer goes for 2nd tier occasionally, it does what it has to do once purchased. (I still don't like the AEC itself, but sometimes the unit is necessary).
In overall, OKW doesn't have the flexibility of WM. The faction must let the opponent rule the battlefield for a while and it is very critical especially if opponents are good(lvl. 18+) because OKW is very vulnerable in LV timing. Either it is T-70 or stuart + m20 or even m8.
Please don't get me wrong. I was Allies fan-boy in my heart for most of my CoH life (including CoHO & CoH1), and I still consider myself as one. I just trying to be fair in terms of balance as always.