Today, 09:13 AMVipper
There is an issue with good transferable weapons in large squad and that DPS lose. Squads like ST44 VGs and PPsh conscripts lose disproportional little DPS when losing models and that makes over-perform.
I suspect that a 4k98+1St44 would have the same effect making the squad too good vs mid/QCQ units. I can probably make a MOD for you to test it if you are interested.
Would the weapon need to be transferable though? Could it be made to be like the Lieutenant and Captain Thompson and be locked to only one model? I’m not sure about that at all actually. Can it even be done and if so, should it even be done? If it requires a different model for this to work then I suggest the Obersoldaten model and give him a Panzergrenadier StG44 that is not transferable. The Obersoldaten camouflage uniform is different enough from the regular Grenadier uniform that it would help both sides know when the VSL is alive with his more powerful weapon and when he is not. Plus the Obersoldaten model actually has StG44 magazine pouches. Lol
Regardless, it would still be less powerful at mid to close range than a Panzergrenadier squad with the same number of models until you reach only one model and then it should be the same. The other option would be to use the Volksgrenadier StG44 profile that is less powerful up close (and actually slightly better at long range too.)