Although I have no love for Axis stuff, they're actually the Penal/Riflemen of the Wehrmacht.
reducing them to bolt action rifles means we'd have to reduce USF riflemen and SOV penals to bolt rifles.
Then upgrade them to SVT/Garand, OR anti-tank rifles/Bazooka (and drop the BAR/M1919A6)
Your suggestion would hard-nerf the allies by default.
Just trust me, you don't want to go there.
As for C3Tooth : They're 20% harder to hit, I think, when they get vet 1 and are near a vehicle
Otherwise, you are correct.
Well, I am a noob at this game, so I guess you're right.
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