8 Oct 2023, 12:44 PMdonofsandiego
That's true. The extra 40 hp and smoke is nice. Still, that doesn't really help the fact that it's bad for combined arms using the BG infantry lmao.
Right... if you don't use Bersas lmfao. I don't think anyone plays DAK with two panzerpios but I guess you're obligated to if you build the funny jogging italian troops.
Look, here's my point:
For a BG about "Combined Arms", it's a little silly that one of the units you call in is literally made to bypass the Combined Arms bonus.
If you want to effectively use combined arms, you don't build Bersaglieri, you build Panzergrenadiers.
And if you build Panzergrenadiers, the Carro only benefits from nearby Italian tanks. So at most, maybe you have two Carro Armatos with +10% reload bonus (A semovente, 2x Carro, which I doubt anyone builds because it's pretty prohibitively expensive compared to just getting a marder and an 8-Rape Armored Gape). And that's only if you wolfpack them around.
Why would you spend all that extra fuel on a bunch of tanks that only perform a little better or are just a sidegrade? I didn't find the Semovente to be so good that it's a game changer compared to just getting a marder and a 254 to deal with MGs. I didn't find the Carro to be all that much of an upgrade to the 8-Rape.
These tanks occupy the same timing of the Marder and 8-Rad and at the same time, cost more and are only marginal improvements over them, or even just a straight sidegrade. Am I missing something or what?
You're missing the point they don't need specific tier to be called, and M13 work in pack of 2 or 3. M13 are also good enough to soft counter Stuarts and Chaffees unlike any other DAK LVs.
Bersa would probably be OP to have them work with CA and retaining enough firepower without it. Those are already running fast enough and as long range squad they would obliterate anything trying to close to them.
So anyway, as 1vs1 player I don't see what you don't like about this BG, but maybe on teamgame the fact that it is solely a midgame powerspike BG makes it have less value.