In fights, I encounter a fundamental problem. The Soviet Union is inferior to the Germans in everything. In the debut of the game, advice cannot create either a quantitative or a qualitative advantage over the Germans.
Conscripts. They cost as much as the grenadiers, but they are definitely inferior to them in battle.
Machine gun Maxim. It turns out much later than Mg. 34, while inferior to him in battle and does not have the ability to withstand armored vehicles. For some reason it costs as much as a German machine gun.
There is simply nothing to resist the grenadiers, assault grenadiers, panzergrenadiers, assault sappers, obersoldats. One squad of assault grenadiers in close combat destroys two squads of conscripts.
For example, a German has at the beginning 1 detachment of sappers, produces a machine gun, calls 2 detachments of assault grenadiers. The Soviet Union can respond to it before the first clash with 1 detachment of sappers, 1 detachment of conscripts and 1 machine gun. Or play through Tier 0 and expose 1 squad of sappers and 3 squad of conscripts.
There is no numerical advantage. What about the quality? German sappers beat Soviet sappers, under certain circumstances they beat recruits. One squad of assault grenadiers is guaranteed to destroy a squad of recruits. German machine gun is better than maxim. The Soviet Union has no chance ...