FNG / Fresh Meat
- May 31, 2006
AT Grenades, Molotov Cocktails, and the Ampulomet (which was rather rare). Obviously Russian infantry was much less of a threat to tanks than German infantry was. But that's just the way it was.The Russians in real life had the mostly useless AT rifle but they managed somehow(mines, AT grenades?) just add those and return realistic values to the PTRD.
War isn't fair, it isn't balanced. The Russians won because they vastly out numbered the Germans, not because their equipment was better (or even equal). The Russian army had close to 35 million soldiers and suffered almost 11 million casualties* in WW2. The German army had only 13.6 million (devided between two fronts), and suffered only 4 million casualties (and that's both fronts combined).
My point in this is that the equipment should be made as realistic as possible. Let the map makers balance things out by giving the Russian side more reinforcements. Not by making the Russian equipment over powered, or the German equipment under powered.
*Casualties defined as KIA or MIA