Italy spent 100 MPPs for A/T Weapons research.
This will help only anti-tank units, so I think it's pretty useless, at least for Italy.
Most players reclaim some of the researches at the beginning, typically as Germany many will undo rockets (you will get half of the MPP:s back when reclaiming).
Thanks. I'm new and definitely confused. Won't Italy eventually have to face British and American armor? Wouldn't research into A/T help?
It would help, but not enough. Italian Morale is very brittle, and you want to do two things in general with them.
Keep them in the war as long as possible
Tie down as many allied forces as possible for as long as possible.
Best ways to do this is to pick one target, and build your forces in size and strength, as well as equipping them as well as you can, but don't disperse them.
To advance even one level in antitank will take on the order of 9 months to a year. That's almost 1/3 their entire life in the war. It also does not include the time it would take to build any Antitank units once your research is done.
Then, once researched and built, they are in the homeland. Getting units across the Med can be very tricky by 1942.
Personally, I'd say you are better with Infantry weapons, then Infantry doctrine, then more weapons.
If somehow you have more MPP after those, put them into units, or if you feel bold, into Command and Control.
Thanks. So, in your opinion, it would be best to sell the A/T research chit back and use those MPPs for more units?