Dev Diary #2
Hello everyone, and welcome to the development diary for Scandinavia. Like with Red Dragons, we'll list out our reasoning as to why the coalition is considered weak, outline justifications for some of the more significant changes and explain how we think they should work thematically.
Scandinavia exists as a coalition that is teetering on the edge of power, not necessarily weak but just completely incapable of plugging some gaps which drag them down to the point of unviability. Scandinavia, like Red Dragons lack much flavor beyond having extremely powerful infantry. It can often be frustrating to play Scandinavia, as while they have some very fun units (FSK, Otomatic, Nasams). they can be awkward to use and the supporting army is not up to par.
It is completely incapable of dealing with Superheavies reliably, as it lacks a decent ATGM plane or any strong vehicle-based anti tank options. The recon tab, while adequate, is also lacking in any high end options and seems to be forced to get by on very cheap "acceptable" units. In summary, Scandinavia seems a bit too focused on infantry and lacks in other areas.
In our mod, we are sticking to the general theme they have in vanilla but are giving them some more well rounded options without losing their focus.
The most notable changes are the rerole of the STRV 121 into the STRV 122, giving Scandinavia a true superheavy, and the ability of the RBS 70 MK.2 to fire at ground targets.
Scandinavia now should have a slightly stronger AA and Recon Tab, along with the capacity to deal with superheavies.
Keep an eye out for the next Developer Diary, which will be a two parter - Eastern Block and Commonwealth