Needs is a little strong when OKW can compete without it. It just requires a change in early play style. Before when it had higher armor and lower health it made sense. Now you can easily chase it off with focused fire especially with a decent positioned MG.
I agree about the RA as it was really frustrating to lose vetted squads to RNG. My issues is that the buff came around the same time as Pak Howi AOE nerf, rocket artillery nerf and other indirect fire nerfs. This made them a bit more survivable then they should be for what should be the most fragile mainline in the game.
OKW do struggle vs early clown car though, biggest diff is that OKW has t0 reketten and ost have no AT, so yes it NEEDS it.
Every time I hear this platitude I just wonder wtf exactly these people are talking about. Combined arms?? Bro, two infantry units is not "combined arms". How exactly is "combined arms" play being encouraged when you literally start with the only unit you need to play most effectively with your T0 machine gun?
Combined arms. Lmfao. Yeah you're combining arms alright; MG42s and MP40s.
Apparently it's enough to encourage "combined arms" for Soviets by making their MG barely effective unless they actually have infantry being supported by it. But OST not only gets to have an MG that can change its own diaper, but T0 tech unit that can spot for it too.
my bad not combined arms, i meant more in the terms of synchronizing together (historically pioneers wher also used for scouting). but i dont get what the big problem is, its far better then people just blobbing a-moving 5 squads. Ofc you would need to support your maxim, go play ost and build only mg42s and tell me how it goes, every mg is going to need some kind of support. Im not denying that mg42 is the best mg in the game because it is, its superior to maxim. But in the past we had maxim spam which was blatantly OP and frustrating to play against, but people like you, instead of providing solutions to the maxim, your just bashing ost and pioneers sight.
-you dont need faster setup/pickup, thats the whole point of the mg-42
- "transverse speed" ??? you mean the speed at which it targets units? indistinguishable from any other MG.
-bullshit it damages minute 0 LVs just fine, with the ability it probably kills every LV short of a T-70 or stuart really quick
its the best MG in the game and the only actual weakness is the low squad count, inherent to the faction itself.
-you would need faster setup times if you like to reposition ur mg or move when getting flanked. your making it sound like mg42 has 360 view and can see through smoke. Regarding the mg42, i was responding to Kurobane about "mg42 having the best of everything" the Mg can have which is not true. But the mg42 does have the best of many things a MG can have, but not everything (like setup/repack time).
-never said it cant damage early light vehicles, it just doesn't counter those LV;s like clown car and UC effectively, unless it has AP, read my comment properly next time.
-never denied its not the best mg in the game. in fact ive said many times it is the best mg in the game