Just make Patriot really hard to counter. Let it have some absurd range that can't even be countered by SEAD (isn't this the rumor?). Make it expensive. Make the missiles supply intensive and make it low availability.
Unless it is HE 10 with super high accuracy then you're going to have to put probably 2 or more (if possible) out there to take down a plane in one salvo.
Don't buff anyone's SEAD to counter the Patriot. Just deal with it being a one sided unit that has special abilities.
There will be some serious tears if it is even remotely OP. Hell, even if it shoots down one plane I expect there to be tears, but if this going to be a say 5700m, 120 point, HE 10, high accuracy SAM then well, its expensive and its unique and it can still be beaten by SEAD............... just have to feed it something cheaper to eat that first missile.
Personally I hope its got an insane range, highest possible HE, high accuracy and like 1 per card at medium vet and only 2 cards possible. Its just going to be a buffer version of the HAWK, that's all. I really didn't see a need for this. Had hoped for non-STAT mobile AA to help the Abrams Train.
Honestly now that I'm thinking about it you can probably counter this really hard with some creative Air Spam. Target some tanks or whatever with Su-27 and that draws the fire of the Pats but you've got a BM coming up behind taking free shots at these things with a decent chance for the Su-27 to get away unless it eats the first missile. Still decent trade if you lose the Sukhoi if you can kill both Pats. Win the points and the tactical battle.
I think US Air Defense is still largely reliant on F-15C and F-16 Block 52+. Patriot addition probably won't change much other than the forum erupting in tears and demands for S300.
Regnar wrote:What if we're all being trolled and the Patriot is a naval unit meant to intercept AShMs?
LOL. Wouldn't be surprised..............except for that screenshot, but Blue Navy needs help with the Red ASM spam for sure. Batteries of Pats on all the islands!