FrangibleCover wrote:Okay, how about this? The prototype tag in Wargame doesn't actually indicate prototypes, it indicates things that Eugen don't want in mixed decks (Reservists, for example). If we prototype the Casspirs and Ratels then they can be in the 'mechanized' and 'armoured' specialisation for South Africa and the Buffels can cover the Motorised specialisation. This also neatly fixes the problem of it being pointless to play Unspec SA when Motorised exists because now you're losing out on all of the good units, just as Motorised should .
That works, except it ruins my dreams of using Ratels in BLUFOR decks.
(I'd say the Casspirs should stay unprototyped in Motorized, because they were more of a transport for motorized and light infantry troops. The ones in mechanized infantry battalions were staff cars.)
FrangibleCover wrote:That really means it should be REC . Considering the description of the Rooikat's FCS that means that SA could justify three or four cards of stealthy, high-AP, reasonably armoured wheeled recon vehicles.
For my money, stick it in the tank tab. The recon tab is going to be too crowded, the vehicle tab is going to be too empty, in the tank tab you'll have to think about whether you want to take it.
TNK makes more sense, and is where I've currently put it, as it was developed primarily to fight T-55s. The reason it's doctrinally a recon vehicle is because that's what all South African armoured cars with big anti-tank guns were; recon vehicles. Which certainly makes Motorized decks happy, because they get to bask in the glory of Rooikat 76s and 105s! ^_^