Blackhorse_Six, on Jul 09 2013 - 16:20, said:
Mid and post-war Soviet platoons have always been three vehicle platoons.
German post war platoons have long been three vehicle platoons.
German war-time TOE authorized four vehicles for Army platoons, but the SS were authorized five.
It was rather rare for either organization to make assigned strength, so three-vehicle platoons were pretty common for both.
In-game, four or five decent clanners in-platoon would wipe the floor with the average red pubbie team ...
Then, these forums would howl like the Hinges of Hell about how OP those platoons are.
That's what I was wondering...so I can go searching in the correct location. All of my experience is with the American system...so it's time to go dust-off some of my old books again.
Alphabloom, on Jul 09 2013 - 16:29, said:
the other side of the coin, would you like 5 platooned up people that do not know what they are doing to be on your side? Is 5 good players enough to offset the other 10 players on their side?
We're technically already "platooning" with 14 other people that don't know what they're doing (Until proven otherwise in battle). Why on earth would I platoon with someone, if it didn't give me some sense of an advantage in-game?
Vezner, on Jul 09 2013 - 16:34, said:
You can still make really good tactics with just 2 people.
Though most of mine involve dead tanks.
Agreed on the "dead tanks" portion, but the really good players that I've noticed so far are platooning, and using proper tactics (even if they don't know they are).
-edited for clarity
Edited by NachtKriechen, Jul 09 2013 - 16:43.