You really hit the nail on the head. It makes no sense that infantry take so much more damage than you would expect. Been watching Band of Brothers and even taking artistic licence into account the loses they take are way less than those taken by a similarly sized force in ALB. Modern tech or no a squad of veteran infantry (e.g. Legion) would not be shredded by auto-cannon fire, they are all veteran soldiers they would take cover, even if that means ducking. Infantry in ALB act more like zombies than human beings, the charge in neat (circular?) formation and never even simulate taking cover. It baffles me, veteran infantry and they don't even know how to crotch.
Would have to agree with you. This isn't 1775 where we did stand up and aim at the other infantry without taking cover then receive the order to fire and die at the same time. Infantry should be just as effective as tanks are. Tanks rule the open ground, where infantry rules the urban/forest areas. In this game it's completely different since this last patch, Tanks rules forest, urban, and open fields where infantry rules urban against other infantry, and forest against other infantry.
There's a reason why we send soldiers through training, and that is to get them preped for battle and not to panick and run at the first sign of danger......