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dannie013
Corporal - 5 cm Pak 38
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over strength?

Post by dannie013 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:06 pm

What does over strength do to your units ?

dalfrede
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Re: over strength?

Post by dalfrede » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:50 pm

Over Strength does nothing to a unit as such, there is just more of it.
A 12 inch pizza vs a 10 inch pizza.

But there are consequences.
The Good:
More shots, a 15 strength tank takes 15 shots, a 10 strength tank lakes 10 shots.
Harder to kill.

The bad:
More slots: +5 over strength takes 2x slots of regular strength unit.

Prestige is prorated of unit cost.
So 2x 15 strength Pz3Es takes the slots of 4x 10 strength, and the prestige of 3x.

The issue becomes fewer strong units vs more weaker units, or Pz4 vs Panther writ small.
There comes a time on every project when it is time to shoot the engineer and ship the damn thing.

nexusno2000
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Re: over strength?

Post by nexusno2000 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:25 pm

Each strength point of a unit gets 1 shot each combat, and takes 1 hit to destroy.

So os units are objectively harder to kill.

OS units also shoot more in return, which can make the ai leave them alone, so there is an indirect befit on top of doing more damage.

If backed by artillery /anti tank /flak good quality Os units are even more difficult to attack.

Os units also take more hits to supress fully, so keep shooting back longer - and are harder to force to retreat.

Os becomes better with experience as every str point gets extra accuracy and reduced hit chance for the enemy.

Finally, there are only so many hexes, and you can't fit not units than there are hexes. So often quality beats quantity.

That said, don't go mad with Os. Use it wisely.
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dannie013
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Re: over strength?

Post by dannie013 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:34 pm

thank you for answer. been watching your game play saw your tank at 20 str. thats why i asked cant wait to play myself

nexusno2000
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Re: over strength?

Post by nexusno2000 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:45 pm

dannie013 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:34 pm
thank you for answer. been watching your game play saw your tank at 20 str. thats why i asked cant wait to play myself
I now have 1 Str 20 Tiger and one 15 Str with Rapid Fire x1.5 :P

But Soviets have IS-2 and T-34/85 :mrgreen:
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dannie013
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Re: over strength?

Post by dannie013 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:03 pm

Lucky you I have to wait till 3-19

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