Have you bothered to read about T-55 Enigma article? Btw, some Chinese tanks used that armor aswell, it wasn't even standardized..at best would add +1 or 2 FAV to base T-55. It's nothing meme there besides the looks of it which is Christmas tree style like is the fashion with weapons in the respective area
That Article wrote:All in all, the Enigma upgrade should not be seen as hasty, improvised, or poorly thought out, but rather cheaply done with crude materials.
That Article wrote:It is reported that during the battle, the Enigmas could survive hits from MILAN AT missiles, although this was probably not a consistent occurrence.
That Article wrote:evidence suggests a direct hit to armor block was likely to be non-fatal in at least some instances
I'll accept that 15 FAV is perhaps too much but don't dismiss it as totally crap. When you strap that much ironmongery to a tank it's going to disrupt some stuff.
Doctrinally supported FIST may be in every deck, heck Romania have a completely original RPG on armburst principle with thermobaric warhead which don't even deliver smoke when fired -> stealth
Laith (Luna-M) in fact was modernized with Romanian expertise, same for Scuds so hardly something unique besides I don't see how this upgrade, even with improved guidance can be on par with ATCAMS, maybe Tochka can claim such a role... I know Romanian individuals who spent years in Irak in 80s to deliver various factories, weapons factories and various stuff included and the Iraqi were not able to do anything good by themselves.
I'll deal with these ones together: I never said that they were going to be as good as Romania or that Romania can't have nice things because the Iraqis have taken them. I explicitly compared them to ANZAC. However, the Syrians got the RPG-29 and loved the thing. They also realised that their inability to counter Israeli armour directly could be offset by the use of specialist, highly trained FIST teams. Therefore, RPG-29 FIST. Laith won't be as accurate nor as good as ATACMS but it will be pretty decent. The only problem is that the support tab is already crowded with good picks.
Metys/Igla may be a thing indeed but nothing exceptional, we already have the manpad in Finnish recon team.
We don't have ATGM/MANPADS elite infantry yet, only MANPADS or MANPADS recon or ATGM recon. They wouldn't be recon though, they'd need someone else to spot for them.
I am curious why F1EQ6 embaras the Kurnass and especially how.
Because France doesn't give a toss who it sells to if they'll pay cash
. 10% more ECM, the same bombload and 2 SRAAMs instead of 4 pointless MRAAMs seems like quite the upgrade to me. More survivable and quite possibly cheaper thanks to Eugenlogic, certainly not much more expensive.
Also 70% FCS from where?
Bought from the Italians, systems pretty much available in 1991 since it's the same family as the FCS from the Centauro and all that anyone needs to do is stump up the cash. It's a 2003 deal in real life but if, with the Middle East as the new bugbear and Syria still Russian-aligned, they would sell it in 2003 they may have been okay with selling it in 1991. Besides, it's only an option, they still have better tanks than ANZAC, Canada, Norway and Denmark without it.
Sorry to spoil your fun but it's too optimistic to model Iraq or Syria in such a way and if you find a book or something about their military operational doctrine, an original view or I don't know, something coherent, I'd appreciate if you can share it.
It is optimistic, I'll admit that. It also provides a reasonably strong without being overpowering opponent for campaigns such as a classic hypothetical Golan confrontation or the Gulf War or the Iran-Iraq War. Look upon it as Wargame 4's North Korea, not brilliant in itself but an excellent catalyst nation for interesting conflicts.