Can we discuss and/or shut me down on what I've just been thinking.
The way these two weapons are represented in coh2 is a little..underwhelming would you agree? Both in balance and authenticy. I mean c'mon, one of them is effectively an AK-47. The StG's, on whatever unit they're on, feel as if they're only effective at relative short range. You use them as you would with shock troopers almost. Close in, always.
The fact that the rangers with their thompsons act like the StG's in this game gives credence to the strange balance. If that's the case, the StG's on the PG's/Storm troopers should act like the ones you find on the Obers. That's it actually, the Ober StG's are perfect.
Could we just have a blanket increase on the range effectiveness on these weapons (not the scoped ober one) - the equivelent of a, I dunno, 3% increase in dps? In the same spirit of what the Pioneers got in the WBP. They're all on fragile 4 man squads to begin with and are up against superior multi-capable mainline infantry that also just close in without a care. I'm not sure how this would be fair against Soviets though. Make conscripts cheaper? I mean 240 is only 10 less that volks.