Best Infantry Unit

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Re: Best Infantry Unit

Post by Panzerpimp » Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:13 pm

slowgtp wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:32 pm
I keep 2-3 Gerbgirsjager
I also like the Gebirgsjager and use them a lot in early years. But I feel than in late war scenarios they get really vulnerable, so I start to use grenadiers more and more. They are also great for defense. Normal infantry is also a great unit - fast and cheap, but again too vulnerable in late war maps.
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Re: Best Infantry Unit

Post by captainjack » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:42 am

A pair of pioneers work really well to clear out strong points. The Sig 33 and later the mobile rockets are good companions but attract too much air attention. Best is one or two move hero towed arty (a stug with a range hero is also good). Move to contact. Arty either deters or shreds any attacks. Either fire, attack, fire attack or fire, fire, attack, attack according to preference and presto! No more infantry. You can swap a para or grenadier if you want a higher initiative unit in the team. Because you are aiming to suppress as many as possible to allow your low ini pios to attack, the 75 with it's 110% rof, low cost and plentiful ammo is ideal.

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Re: Best Infantry Unit

Post by faos333 » Sun May 10, 2020 1:57 pm

My order is:

Panzer Grenadiers 43, in my opinion, compare the stats and you will find out, movement is a minus. But it can solved, by upgrading infantry with movement heroes to PzGren.
Then comes FalschirmJagers, because of their air Junkers transport, they can save the day. I usually parachute them more than once in the same map. Jumping around.
Wermacht infantry reliable all years around main advantages 3 hex movement and stats.

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Re: Best Infantry Unit

Post by captainjack » Mon May 11, 2020 7:23 pm

Early war, SE grenadiers for combat stats, and the extra ammo makes a useful difference.
Late war 43 inf are good. Enough movement to be useful with no transport (which means cheap to elite reinforce) , and good combat stats.
Even then, pioneers, gebirgsjagers and paras are useful.
Allies are more limited - rangers for US, guards for Soviets. In my UK mods which allow only small cores, I usually field one HW and one engineer in carriers, although LRDG are good.

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Re: Best Infantry Unit

Post by MaxF » Wed May 27, 2020 1:48 pm

My preferred inf unit is Grenadier.
I also consider ammo for my choices, so I don't like to place them in danger. Since '43 the W.Inf is probably the best unit, also for the +1 ammo, but I don't like to downgrade my Grens.
Oleh Dir is Grenadier: 5 hex movement Gren since he got another +1move hero. He remained on Jaegers until got the other 1+ movement hero; he's been also a W.Inf with 6 movement.
Used Fallschirm extensively until Barbarossa started. Especially in Greece there were deployed 6 of them, to have a more historical scenario. Now I have 3 FS with heroes.

My question is those 2 new Gebirsjaeger of the 23rd division (Allerberger + Sutkus) which come with 200 prestige sdkfz250/1 ( 8 movement). These halftracks do Not affect the Soft Cap (they are ordinary inf, with SE halftrucks)! So you have 400 points on the field that won't count. But they count as you make elite replacements. Until now (end of 1943) I kept them on halftracks to have support for blitzkrieg maneuvers. OS to 11, to have some losses and gain more experience.
Another thing I've seen is that they lose the halftracks as you make them another kind of infantry: you can't have them Grenadiers on 250/1.

I had only 1 Pioneer until I faced minefield scenarios. Since I use one slow army of non-towed artillery and guns, I usually tear down the entrenchement before attacking. On the other hand I have more cost/effective unit in defence of the guns where the ignoring entrenchement bonus is useless.
I used Flammpanzer with Rondorf until Tiger I was available ^^, in my blitz group that needed anti-entrenched-soft targets. Eventually FS and 1 Pioneer.
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Re: Best Infantry Unit

Post by Ursulet » Thu May 28, 2020 5:14 am

My favorite inf is by far the fallschirm. They get a lot of kills early on, they can be very efficient on their own once they have 2* and overstrength, if they stay in close terrain, they are pretty much safe.
And they can be decisive, like in dijon, or vyazma to capture Moscow.

Until 43 that is.

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Re: Best Infantry Unit

Post by faos333 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:29 am

Panzer Grenadiers 43 for me

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