Markenzwieback wrote: Remember, they are 21AP and its primarily the retarded speed combined with recon bonus that made/makes them overpowered.
And enough HP to survive the return fire from tanks.
True. But you have to keep in mind that a player
a) has time to react properly before the missile reaches the tank
b) can use that time to turn the front towards the thread (only very few tanks above 50 points will instantly die to 21AP)
c) put up a smoke screen before the second missile will be able to connect
d) properly see the Maglan's position after they fired (no recon/stealth bonus)
e) can make use of artillery and mortar HE after they spotted the Maglans
All in all I think that Maglan, as a single-card special force in the infantry tab and with slower Spike missiles, would be alright. Keep in mind that Israel, as a deck, doesn't have high-AP infantry and when their other toys (mainly Merkavas) get nerfed, they need some sort of powerful anti-tank option.
Before you mention Pereh and Hafiz: Any player with half a brain can easily counter these two with a pair of mortars. Extensive use of smoke once one is employed almost always renders it a dead investment.