Tell that to the Germans who tried to take Bastogne from the lightly armed and under equipped paratroopers of the 101st.
The German troops fighting the 101st were 'volkssturm' infantry, which are nothing but Militia units and what Himmler called "rearguard swine". 101st Airborne are elite units matched against old men with diapers and sub-machine guns. Not even close.
Peiper's soldiers in the battle of the Bulge had to abandon their vehicles and actually walk back out of that fight.
Yes because Hitler didn't have petrol for them. This is not a common practice, but a desperate measure in light of the futility of that effort
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Its like saying Panzer Grenadiers are the same quality as regular Infantry. Its not even close.
The main advantage mech infantry had in WWII was their mobility, which is represented quite nicely in game terms as we have it now.
The fighting power of infantry divisions varied from unit to unit, as it did with mech units also. I'm sure there were many cases of regular infantry units that did, or were quite capable of whipping mech units once the battle was joined.
They had mobility and increased protection and this is a significant advantage. Fast moving units don't get bogged down with horses or dealing with many issues. Armored infantry are a class above regular infantry and are always ranked stronger with all other things being similar in terms of size of forces.
The armor in the game is just right at 6 IPCs. If you want the mech to attack at 2 when paired up with armor, then make them cost 5 IPCs.
Thats fine but give them a true 2 space movement no boost from artillery. Artillery does not 'boost' men in half tracks and armored cars
The deal is that everyone wants a sexier game. Infantry isn't sexy, but it was the foundation of all armies in WWII.
A&A does a good job of reflecting that with the current IPC costs, capabilities and rules as we have them at present.
Yes and since it changes all the time, it only proves the opposite:
Tanks are 3-2-2-5, then 3-3-2-5, then 3-3-2-6, so the so called good job must be a good job at changing like the mechanized infantry should change to 2-3-2-5
We really need an Axis and Allies World War one game so i can play that on August 1st, 2014.