Completely new to Wargame series here, and i have many things to express from my experience with this game.
So first of all i should start by saying no game in the game I've ever played has the much amount of biaism for particular ingame faction as much as Wargame: Red Dragon!
As for example damn Russians are operating su-24M from the pre-1980' when the thing ain't even come into service until 1983, and their fighters in game come equipped with r77s when in reality Soviets didn't even had a chance to use it!!!
Don't tell me "hey they had prototypes!", because you know how you treat in game US armed force. Your dear Muricans doesn't even had a portable guided missiles (don't you really know TOW?), and poor guys have to operate m270 mlrs and f117 as prototypes. And that's me only writing down what's come into my mind right at the moment, last night while i checking them out for whether or not the devs treat the countries equally(mostly via observing the initial service year of the equipment), i was shock! I just bought the game a couple weeks ago and now I'm regretting. The devs obviously tends to bring up the initial service year for the Eastern military equipment as much as possible while nip picking every tiny pieces and bits and errors for the West, oh i mean the US'. The amount of anti americanism and only anti americanism alone in this game is beyond unbelievable. I mean nearly every single Soviet military machines have got pull their initial service year to as early as possible. They usually choose the first production year for the Soviet(sometime even the first flight test for the aircraft) and the year of making of order for it's communist buddies, while they always make as much as possible that US stuffs are on point with the exact year they came into service! I mean why didn't you make all the military machines in the game like the later/like what you did to US', which is the way things should be in a game like this!? Now 1980' and 85' US, even post 90' doesn't make any sense to me at all and i bet every military geek with no nationalistic bias would feel the same
And btw what the literal f is "light rifleman" for the US? There ain't any so call light rifleman in whole of US armed force as of my knowledge, except if you mean army ranger by that, but you already put them as recon team, which also is bogus. I mean yes recon rangers exist, but the whole purpose of 75th regiment is being shock troops/or you might say light assault force. If you mean 101st and 82nd by light rifleman, then why didn't make them "shock", or at least alittle bit more useful if you can make vdv of Soviet shock team? Damn i can't accept the fact that they didn't give US army with the army ranger as a shock team. Damn Russian have two shock with Marines and vdv airborne! It's like they put light rifleman as an unavoidable way to satisfied people like us by giving US it's obviously there man portable guided missile system
Also, i never know, as a long time interestee of military machines myself, that T-72s are on par with m1a1, with ingame later models being even better! Remember the gulf war? If you tell me a T-72b3 is on par with an m1a1, so be it, I'll take it. But b3 come into the scene only in 2010 you know. Tank/armour vehicle experts classifed tanks with *generation* for a reason you know. If they say third generation mbt is better than the second generation one, then that's because it is really true
Also, like tank/armored vehicle experts having reason in classifying tanks with generations, there are solid reasons why 99% of military experts all around the world regard delta force as among the best, definitely top 3. Now in this game, poor delta guys doesn't even had a chance.
You know what if they've to add every possible/realistic contemporary military equipment for the US, just even a half of what they've invested for the communist, the US deck would be filled with much more items to be play with. We all know how much US defence industry boom during the later stage 1980-90 of the cold war. And unfortunately we don't see even a trace of it in this game
I wish every of my fellow homo sapiens having rid of thing called biaism, which can sometime brew from favoritism. Now a potentially exceptional game with unique gameplay had been compromised becuz of mare personal favors of some particular group of people with talents (devs) How good would we have been as players if they were the rationalists who stands in middle ground when it come to fact checking-in turn to presentations. Now what they've presented make me sick as someone who know stuffs (you don't have to be experts or war veteran to see mishaps. You just need an internet access and urge to play games realistic)