From: Fife Scotland
ORIGINAL: Hubert Cater
Tank units come in these sizes.
Tank. ( I assume this to mean its a Medium Tank)
Come on this is a joke eh?Tanks should come as per Infantry and Calvary Brigade,Division & Corps.
Light tank & Heavy tank tell a player very little apart from ones light in weight and the other is heavy?
The primary reason for this is that there is a statistical difference between the 3 three main tank types and because you can invest in research and development to improve these types.
You certainly could have different sizes, but the emphasis here was the idea that the in game effects of facing off against let's say Panzer I and IIs at the start of the war versus a Tiger or a Panther later in the war should play a larger role. Having Research and Development tie into this more clearly in game was also a deciding factor.
In past releases we simply had the Tank type that through R&D could advance from let's say a Panzer I to a King Tiger, but in this release we also wanted to have a few additional locked in types such as the Light and later Heavy Tank types.
Light Tanks play a role in early Barbarossa for the Soviets, and the later Heavies (once they are available for production) come into play nicely on the Eastern Front (initially) and then elsewhere as the war progresses.
The general Tank type still represents a Tank type that through R&D can improve over time, and this way early Tank formations can improve as the war progresses, while the other locked in types are more specific (from their stats) but that can also improve through R&D.
Granted there can always be disagreement with any design choice, but after quite a bit of implementation and testing, and considering the scale, we feel that the current model works and plays quite well in game.
Hope this helps,
Hi Hubert I understand why you have made the Tank units behave this way,and in game it does work well,I have just started play testing the game myself for the first time,and it is certainly a huge improvement on previous Stategic Command version's.
Make it so!