@KillaJules: Nona's are good too, but overpriced.
*T-72M1 is referred to as "T-72" in most of the paragraph
My experience with post patch PACT armor, and pact in general(Poland and CSLA only):
1. Armor: T-72M1 Cz/Jaguar is amazing tank. Able to engage with basic
Abrams head-on, and more numbers available( 3 T-72 > 2 M1). With the fact that the Abrams has to engage at 1925m is even better, with 17Ap from T-72s. Against AMX-32 and 40(I only fought the 40, fyi.) : T-72 loses in a max range fight. Once under 2100m, its more even.
Against Leo2A4: See it every game against NATO. I generally drop corrected smoke on it to flank while he can't see out of it. Supporting IFVs like BVP-1P,2, BWP-2D deal some damage. OT-810D is also great with high vet at close quarters.
T-55: Merida is amazing, 2100m 11AP for cheap. T55AM2B(CSLA) is good, able to snipe away at enemy armor behind T-72s.
T-34/85M1: Use as screen. Performs good, about as good as OT-810, but can't damage Abrams like OT-810
No use of arty, save the DANA. DANA is great, Efficient in ammo use(carries 90rds), speed is great, as well as autonomy.
a. Mortars: PRAM-S, 'nuff said. Used for aforementioned corrected smoke fire, to allow screening forces to close in and maybe get lucky, force enemy recon to move out of an advantageous position or into my guns, and to blind ATGM troops.
DDR-120mm mortar on MTLB: Very good as well, I believe it has better autonomy than PRAM-S.
Mixed PACT is slightly better due to basic Tunguska. But national Poland/CSLA:
Praga: Very good, cheap, high availability w/vet.
STROP 1: Very good, but has low autonomy and availability.
STROP 2:Low availability.
Basic Shilka: Mediocre. Availablity needs to be 12/ 2 cards
KUB-M: Needs faster aim time. Only gets 1 shot off, even with its range. Seems to be a problem along all high end NSWP SAMs. Low ACC + ammo means unlikely to hit more than once.
OSA/OSA-AK: Kinda ok.
OSA-AKM: Range is too short. In my experience , gets 1 shot off against 800km/h+ aircraft. Increase range of it and both KUB-M, or buff RoF.
a. IFVs: OT-62 Vydra II is very good, with 1750m range auto cannon, and good ACC(5). BVP-1P is great and cheap price. BWP-2D is good, well armored, and ok ACC(3), with a Konkurs. Not much choice here, BVP-1P, BV/WP-2 or 2D, or Czech Vydra II. I personally have bad experience with Vydra I (not II) and MTLB-23M Krak.
OT-64A should be 10pts(BTR-60PAI should too, or just remove it,another topic), otherwise good. Basic TOPAS is cheap APC. RR TOPAS is still good, being able to hurt heavy armor. TOPAS 2AP is good, cuz KPVT
. SKOT w/MMG is weak sauce. OT-64C/SKOT-2AM is ok, although it should be 15pts because Malyutkas suck.
MotorstrelCi: Bad rifle ACC, although they do stun better because of 7.62x39. Didn't check RPG-75 stats.
Piechota Zmech: Very good all around, with RPG-7 being good, and PKM also makes them good. Nice transport options.
Spados: Good, CQC with their RPK
Vyadskari: Same as above, but IDK which one has better AP for their LAW.
Recon: Czechs have a lot of exceptional recon, with BVPz and OT-65RL. Basic OT-65 is cheap and good. Poles have BRDM with KPVT(Great for SAM hunting
) and exceptional optic Mi-2. DDR has BRM-1, BRDM, and Mi-9, as well as Ninja - Auflaker.
Poles and Czechs have SKOT/OT-64 CVs aplenty, and T55K, with cheap jeep and TOPAS/OT-62 CV as well. I think Poles might have CV helo.
b. Trucks and helos
Czechs have the best trucks, and Poles/DDR have helos. tie.
Will expand on this later.
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