And they are still very usable, Delta66, if one uses low enough prestige settings. On my latest playthrough (this time - going the Western DLC path) I decreased my prestige in Poland to 40% (still not 25% I'm afraid!). I used both Panzer I's and Panzer II for the most of Poland – I only bought the 38(t) in Modlin. In the beginning scenarios of 1940 I only had one medium tank, Panzer IVD – to deal fast with infantry in open terrain; when attacked by enemy tanks I used 38(t), Panzer II and Panzerjäger.Delta66 wrote:I agree with you Scypion, Pz I and PzII were obsolete technically and for performances.
However I understand that the purpose of the mod is to encourage players to use units that were commonly used in the various years of WWII, and not to have corps only made of the "high tech", high performances units. And Pz I and Pz II were widely used in 1939 and 1940.
When playing with normal prestige settings, it makes sense not to use lesser units – Panzer III and IV will always be a better choice.
I am against making early tanks too good, because they will have to become more expensive, so they do not become super weapons – and medium tanks are already expensive enough.
I’ve noticed, that in mid-1940-1941 I tend to leave some of the earlier tanks at home but mainly because there are too many other tanks, especially the captured ones – Somua, T-34’s, KV’s etc. Since I also tend to field lots of infantry, artillery, planes and at least one mobile AA – my heart always breaks when I have to make choices.
I had the same problem when I started DLC 1944 East. I left 1943 with a huge and very varied core. From Tigers and Panthers to different StuG’s, Marders, Panzer IV’s and even a super-over-strengthened Panzer IIIL or IIIM. When 1944 began, I had to leave much of it in reserve, because of core limit decrease.