Dev Diary #3
Hello everyone, and welcome to yet another development diary for the Faustmann Balance Mod. Today we'll be talking about two coalitions that we're honestly quite happy with, and generally believe to be in a good place. In line with the philosophy of our mod, changes for both coalitions will be relatively minor and as such both will be sharing this dev diary.
Let's start with
Commonwealth is arguably one of the most well rounded coalitions in the game, they have an extremely strong lineup and few relative weaknesses. These weaknesses make up what little "theme" Commonwealth has, namely; Heavily armored but slow and clunky tanks, and a fairly subpar recon tab.
While the lack of flavor is somewhat concerning, little needs to be done with Commonwealth as it does not seem to under or over-perform. Our changes are focused around consistency and preparing the coalition for our overall design philosophy.
Perhaps our most noticeable change is the addition of the Desert Warrior. Commonwealth has no decent IFV options beyond the powerful TH-495, and the Rarden proved difficult to buff realistically. We hope with the addition of the Desert Warrior, CMW will have some more versatility when picking transports.
Moving on to
Eastern Bloc is similar in many regards to Commonwealth, as it exists as a coalition that possesses little in the way of weaknesses. Their theme is much more evident however: amazingly cost effective infantry, and a second-to-none capability to clear infantry from forests.
As with Commonwealth, no major changes are required and our main concern will be addressing NSWP's strange superheavy situation and plugging the gap in Eugen's very justified
BMP-1 price nerf.
This brings us to our most notable change, the Spz BMP-3. While East Germany never fielded a BMP-3 in reality, they were looking to upgrade their BMP line of IFVs, and to speculate that they would have received the BMP-3 in a cold war gone hot scenario is not a great logical leap to make. The Spz BMP-3 is a stat copy of the Soviet BMP-3, sans the Arkan and is only available with Mot Schutzen '90. We hope this addition will plug the gap left by Eugen's (again very justified)
BMP-1 nerf and return NSWP's IFV lineup to exceptional.
Stay tuned, as tomorrow we'll be talking about Eurocorps!