18 Mar 2019, 21:26 PMLago
For a start, PGren spam means no snares, which means the Universal Carrier's free to do its thing.
Machine guns don't care if they're fighting Grens or PGrens.
UKF'll also be a unit up. T2 + 3x PGren is 1220. 1220 / 280 (the most expensive UKF T1 unit) is 4.36.
Then when you consider UKF's starting unit is an Infantry Section and OST's is a Pioneer, they're effectively two up.
Would you take 4x Infantry Section 1x Universal Carrier or 3x Panzergrenadier x1 Pioneer?
Pgren every time. You get twice the DPS of a gren with better RA to boot.
Make no mistake. Even though they're a tad more expensive than grens you're getting a much better unit that doesn't bleed nearly as much in infantry fighting. The current Pgrens need to be locked behind tech in order to be balanced, but I do think they could come 30 seconds to a minute earlier. You can't survive the stall if you want a Pgren as a large part of your composition. Even if you do survive you're at a point in the game where strong infantry doesn't matter as much as strong vehicles.
I suggested manpower reduction on the t2 building earlier, but I actually think some of the fuel needs to be shifted to the 222 and half track. Manpower isn't the problem. You'll suffer a bit under 3 grens, which you should, but you'll be able to save up the manpower. You just won't have any fuel coming in to build t2 with.