I noticed there was a lack of discussion open about what people expect, want and wish for in upcoming changes now that the WBP release is imminent and the next set of balance changes are being decided.
My personal opinion is that the four main problems with OKW infantry currently are:
1. Volks are currently overperforming for their cost.
2. The sturmpios are a bad platform for handheld at.
3. Obers timing is very poor due to tech cost.
4. The lack of smoke options hamstrings OKW infantry play heavily against mg spam/garrisons.
Feel free to agree of disagree, take note that the solutions I would suggest to said points are slightly controversial and as followed.
Drop volks down to a four man squad and increase their price to 270mp.
Equipped with 4 kar98k, model 24 grenade for 20 muni and salvage.
Choice of two upgrades being 90 muni panzershrek package or 90 muni for assualt package available after the first truck reaches the field.
Assualt package includes a squad sergeant and 3 stg44, improving mid/close range damage but reducing long range, unlocks the panzerfaust ability.
(The sergeant takes squad to five man and reduces incoming supression by 10%, the bulletin currently available would be removed)
Sturmpios remain at same cost but the vet3 stun grenade is removed.
Choice of offensive package for 30 muni that includes a smoke grenade and incendiary grenades, or support package for increased repair and minesweeper. Requirements for unlock being the same as volks.
Move Obers to the command headquarters, require construction of either med or mech truck to unlock.
This way each of the OKW infantry have a role as either close combat/anit-garrison sturms, mid-range/at volks or long range ai specialists in obers.
The only part I am unsure of is how a four man volks squad will handle having the shrek, they would lack both the durability and have 25% less ai potential that the volks of old, whilst lacking a snare and having a very basic grenade that would hopefully limit blobbing. They would also lack access to any supression reduction, making them more vunerable to mgs without affecting the volks current ability through the bulletin available in live.
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