So I've pondered this long before it, and the doctrine it's in, became the hardcore replacement meta for the Maxims. OKW's struggles are the same as before - against heavy MG play - no smoke, no super effective infantry fed in-direct fire, *no flamer, no sniper.
I like that the DShK remains distinct from the Maxim in that it is a Heavy Machine Gun that kills infantry effectively, can damage vehicles and keeps the narrow firing arc. I think the price is fair. It's advantagous in that you can skip the Maxim tech all together. 6 man squads. I think the reinforcement costs are high right?
I do not like that is has the benefits of the above, yet suppresses and most annoyingly PINS all units instantly. It does a better job than the MG42 hands down in that regard. Given that the drum fed magazine has fewer rounds, and has a far lower rate of fire it is a bit off in terms of that dreaded word: Authenticity. Why go Maxim?
I'd prefer if its intended role of being a vehicle shredder was more defined like how the USF 50cal was revitalised for the better. Do that and give it the pinning values of the old maxim?
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