Of coarse the cost efficiency of Riflemen and of Pathfinder is relevant as to what one will choose to build.
If Pathfinder are more cost efficient than Riflemen does not necessarily mean that Riflemen are an UP unit as some people seem to claim.
Pretty sure its just being used as a supporting point. It doesnt automatically mean rifles are UP but it partially supports it. Airborne is by far the most popular, and its no coincidence that airborne builds involve leaving out riflemen as much as possible
And again its not proof that Riflemen are an UP.
There is little to support the claim that USF as a faction is weak vs Ostheer or to support that riflemen are UP.
In any case Pathfinders should be fixed.
Whats the proof that paths are OP? I agree that they are, but thats my opinion. Curious about what ur standards are for that proof. Cuz u have total certainty that paths need to be fixed, and yet rifles are cleraly fine to u even tho ppl avoid using them as much as possible
I think rifles are amazing early game, but their costs long term are punishing and they are by far the least forgiving mainline to lose. Are they UP? Idk, definitely not in 1v1. In team games tho I find them much harder to use than any other mainline