Its been a long time since any threads or discussions about the Ostwind were opened, now with the WBP in its final testing and soon to be released within the next month, I thought it would be interesting to see where the community feels the Ostwind should fall in its role in the OST roster.
Each of the Wehr tanks have a specific defined role; the stug being a medium TD, the P4 a stock medium, the Brumbar an AI specialist (blob buster) and the Panther a TD alternative. The Ostwind i find almost overlaps in its place as an AI vehicle that is quickly set aside for the much more effective brumbar, even if it were fixed to perform as many expect, i feel despite its cheaper cost and availability, most would prefer the P4 just for the fact that is AI is already good even before the pintle whilst being able to also contend with other mediums.
The one area that Ost lacks, setting aside the mg-42 as it has awful mobility, is a mobile supression platform. Giving the Ostwind the ability to supress infantry would give OST an excellent tool to counter blobs, as currently its far too easy for say a rifle blob to simply smoke/melt a well emplaced mg. It would also help distinguish the Ostwind from the Brumbar, giving players more options and solidifying seperate roles for each vehicle.
Now that is my personal opinion, i am curious as too what other think the Ostwind's role is, whether a cost-effective AI specialist, supression platform, support tan etc.. i would create a poll, but i admit I have no idea how to do so.