Well, you use M1A1 that is the improved version with the 120mm sure its superior to the Leo2A1 but this Leo2 was the competitor of the M1 with 105mm, when appear the M1A1 germans have the Leo2A4 with similar gun to M1A1 and even better armor than A1.
Soviet tanks are not bad, allways have good numbers in protection, movility and firepower BUT they sacrifice important areas to have these numbers and they are as vehicle inferior in general... to have good armor they decide create a small tank this affect internal space that made 2 critical things, one is increase the chance that a pen hit something critical and crew lose effiency when the fight is long apart this finally they change the loader for a autoload system that is slower than a human loader and load less ammo... well, they are not planed to survive a lot and lose one tank is less critical for soviets than for NATO.
I find the point in T series but they are average tanks for average crews, nations that have armored forces as "elite" units find T series not very usefull for they armored "way of life".
Is hard find a relation between WWII and WWIII tanks maybe because west tanks are something like Tiger II meets med movility and soviets have something like KV-13 but mixing T-34/85 with IS-2.
For me when i compare tanks to decide what is better i allways do the same, ask "in what tank i want be in a fight???" thats solve all in tank by tank comparison other question is in a superior level where you are not in the tank and command them, here is a question of tastes and i dont see a great diference between soviet or west, trade quality for numbers.
PD: a little question... the game covers the first weeks in war no??? but in the very last battles you can see WP and NATO reserve units??? is something i allways dislike in Tiller MC, you are unable to use the 2nd and 3rd line reserves.
< Message edited by Hexagon -- 5/5/2013 11:13:09 AM >