Jesus christ of all things to take away from my overall point thats what you took?
The """"weakness"""" is the rng of automatch and a 15 min gamble of your opponent to end the game. If they dont win the early the games goes from "i have advantage" to "How the fuck do i keep up with his superior artillery,sight infantry and tanks."
Hell id go so far as to say. One single t3485 or kv1 is worth two p4s in terms of sheer value and potenial.
Like this """weakness""" will go away the moment ostruppen are nerfed.
And another thing. Just surviving 15 min literally paves the path to advantage arguably greater than the early game advantaged grantes by ostruppen.
The """"weakness""" at worst is situtional. I've had countless matches on langres,nexus,crossroads where i can easily hold one side and alowly push my opponent out.
Though i dont even know why you're weighing in when you play fuck all 1v1s lol.
I have more 1v1 soviet games than you and have held a higher rank with twice the playerbase than you have now. So you can take the rank card and shove it where the sun doesn't shine.
You discount all the easy axis early game victories as matchmaking issues but you do count the times you are able to easily hold half the map against FHT as if this is isn't the result of the same matchmaking issues. "Lol"
Soviets have some good units but you and Giap just ignore the other half of the equation, the axis troops. Sure 7 man conscripts are good but so are Obers and Pgrens that wipe your units with bundle nades regardless of doctrine. Sure SVTs are good, but so are G43s fussies tearing through your units. Etc.
Most of the stuff you guys are listing is also mutually exclusive, which creates the illusion that the faction as a whole is better than it is. Like saying how SVTs beat STGs and T34/85s beat P4s.