Its important to acknowledge that volks literally received 20% damage increaes this patch. Before, having shrecks on them made them significantly more vulnerable to infantry, now they can brawl with infantry even with shrecks on way easier especially since they hit veterancy quickly due to the shrecks hitting vehicles.
Additionally, the increased resources of the OKW makes it so more shreck volks can be fielded. There is a LARGE difference between 2-3 volks squads with shrecks and a rocketen vs 5-6 volks squads with shrecks and a rocketen. The timing window and magnitude of all allied armor is decreased exponentially this patch. Even pershing has to be scared of the volks.
The mindbaffling thing is you guys always make it sound as if you would always play the same way, trying to drive into OKW and suddenly discovering that he actually has some Schrecks. This bullshit about being able to "brawl" has to stop as well, when they still only have rifles that are doing the same damage now as let's say those of Riflemen. What exactly is so hard with stopping a 5-6 Volks blob, please enlighten me. No smoke, no suppression resistance or even suppression break, no assault rifles, no sprint, no vehicle snare. What on earth are you doing when you complain about a Schreck blob. A single MG is enough to stop them. Spreading out your Riflemen which are upgraded with BARs or M1919s for 60/70 munitions each against a blob of Volks which are upgraded with a 90 munitions Schreck can't be that hard, can it?
There is no way in hell Volks with Schrecks outperform Riflemen with LMGs or BARs. Do you actually know what the easiest way to play an RTS like CoH2 is? Blobbing, because you can temporarily overpower certain stuff while keeping your army easy to navigate. Do you know what the easiest thing to counter is in an RTS like CoH2? Blobbing. Your opponent has the majority of his army in one place while you are free to be active at other places, with some micro management required. A single HMG suppresses the blob and forces it to retreat. There is no Oorah or Fireup, Volks just lay down on the ground and pray for the bullets to stop flying. Keep your vehicle(s) at max distance. I know that USF vehicles suck against infantry compared to the OKW FlakHT and Luchs, but please...
Holy shit, this is really getting hilarious.