DoktorvonWer wrote:I have a brilliant time with infantry in all sorts of situations.
The numbers of T-80s that have fallen to the hands of elite Royal Marines with Carl Gustavs in my mechanised deck is quite something. The only thing that worries me is Spetsnaz, and even then, they're not so scary when your men are at elite veterancy too.
Yes, but therein lies a good chunk of this game's problems...'quality inflation'.
You rarely see 'normal' troops on the field...it's usually Royal Marines, USMC, VDV, Rangers, Jager Commandos, RiMA, Legion, and a host of Scandinavian elites that I can't even pronounce/spell lol.
Riflemen, Moto-strelki, and other 'stock' infantry are much more rare than the supposed 'elite' formations and that's where the problems come in....these 'elite' troops are doing an adequate job, but 'regular' troops (ie, trained infantry) are still basically useless.
Wargame has always suffered from this inflation because it allows such a silly mix of nationalities and services...marines with paras and tanks all in the same unit? Hogwash. But because of that, these 'elite' troops become the norm and now they perform the way I think NORMAL infantry should, not as elite troops.
Try not using Royal Marines and Stormeres and VDV etc and see how your infantry do. I can tell you now, you won't be overly impressed lol. Yes, if you put them to Veteran or Elite they can perform OK, but again, that is a problem. Trained and Hardened TANKS perform just fine....why do infantry have to be top of the line to do their job?