17 Sep 2019, 02:28 AMdistrofio
Agreed on some points. Yet the suggested changes are quite radical.
Good comparison, IMHO volks should be "german conscripts" but with some unique aspects.
To summarize, nerf volks combat effectivity and make them just enough cost efficient. STG upgrade should either be x5 nerfed Stgs (much worse DPS than current and also worse far range DPS) or simply x5 MP40s. The whole point of upgraded volks is that they become more shock troops instead of the poor mans fallshimmjaegers.
Flamenade is good but maybe nerf it a little more, to be a slightly better molotov. As a higly mobile troop the player should focus on give them MP40 ASAP. Another take is to just change flamenade for smoke ones and use raketens to clear buildings (more of that at the end). Remove sandbags and give them to spios.
Pair up with a 'decadent' design of MP cost, let them be 'cheap' (same cost as they are) to get, but expensive to reinforce (+10 MP per model) and let them dissapear in midgame unless you want to bleed badly. Smokes could enable them longer into midgame.
Finally If we can change volks to be the starting squad for OKW that could allow a sturmpio revamp.
Sturmpios with G43 is too good, IMO too much. Gren Kars98 should be enough, the squad new function is self preservation not combat potential. Function over firepower.
If sturmpios get demo charges instead of their stun grenades you could use them to clear buildings.
Damn even raketens could be used for such role, just give them a 30 Muni payed single HE rocket shot. They are in T0 already and you need them to stop Early LV abuse.
The thread is about Obers but i think working on the other 2 main infantries will make room for them.
I like your further emphaisis on infantry core changes for OKW.
You further emphasis on Volks style and play is definitely a suitable ideas to fulfill their role, class and identification better. As well as to suit their current role in combat.
Starting units Volks, good idea. Should be that way. Increase slightly maybe starting MP since they have lost a good starting unit to in some way compensate.
Sturmpio to be more self preservation kind of unit. It is pretty lame currently the unit imo. It is still Volks build. Nothing changed.
Yes, for Sturmpio to have function over firepower is good.
I think sturms should have some accessible upgrade to 2 G43 to make them at least more self preserving as the game scales on.
Obers then should be made to arrive earlier with the MG34 upgrade available.