v1.4.0: I am impressed with the new improved Conscripts. with vet and the molotov motor criticals they have become useful and fun. Maybe they are too cheap now. Perhaps the reinforce cost should be increased when they are upgraded. One thing bothers me about the petrol bomb upgrade. The squad becomes an 8 man squad. Vet1 gives a -5% received damage bonus, effectively raising HPs to 39/man, 316/squad. Vet2 this becomes 8 rifles. Since the Commissar is gone why the extra man? The offensive power of 8 rifles plus molotovs is heavy duty.
I read somewhere that Concripts are still suppressing vetted VGs and PGs. Haven't seen it myself as I am getting better at eradicating Conscripts. What is your experience?
OT: v1.3.1 When dealing with AI Katyuska spams I found two or three hits from tankguns were insufficient to kill a Studebaker. Seems strange given the velocity of an AP shell and the impact it should have on a truck loaded with rocket fuel. It has been stated that molotovs and incendiary grenades are equally effective on Allied vehicles up to Stuarts. Does this mean they will receive engine criticals? If so I need to use infantry against Katyuskas. THey'll need sneakers though.
BTW in 1.4.0 Naval Infantry is spammed not Katyuskas.