Firstly, to Relic, thank you for an awesome game/engine, and all your work.
I've been playing through the patches. And my overriding observation is that the British player is getting nerfed. When that player actually gets a weapon working, it soon seems to get nerfed.
The British now seem to have the following:-
The Slowest Build capability.
The slowest infantry.
After the early part in game, the most useless Infantry.
The most in-effective infantry post tier 1.
The Tanks, Machine Gun nests, Artillery, and AT now fire chocolate bullets. At least you used to be able to build Fireflys, and they could tangle, but not now. The 17 Pdr there and AT has been watered down.
Removing the ability to land Gliders in enemy base areas was not enough, you nerfed the commando soldiers more as well. Not enough, you nerfed the demolitions as well.
The latest weeze in game seems to be to build many walking Stuka's. These are easy to reach, and you get there faster than the British can get into Arty, nullifying one of their supposed 'advantages'. Now the Brit can, if playing against any valid player find walking stuka artillery raining down on him, and he is still trying to build his first 25Pdr.
Other fun? British Tanks now die on single hits from the Walking Stuka's.
Other areas? How about trenched troops being useless? I had two units in trenches, and one unit of Germans walks up and just tosses Grenades in there. No suppression, no price. Was the Lee Enfield really this bad, no I don't think so.
I can live with some of the nerfing. But seriously, if you are going to nerf the things to the point where you *can't* use them, they may as well not be in the game. I don't mind the British Inf being the slowest. I don't mind them being killable in a trench, but at least let them have rifles that do some damn damage.
In trench also, British 'Abilities' are unusable. You can't select Sniper or other options when in trench. Officers in Trench or House can't use their abilities. What an Officer is incapable of calling artillery down because he is trenched?
The command points required for Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers are now too high given other factors in game. (Artillery is behind the walking Stuka's now..)
I'd also like the game to have a bit of a modification brought in.
Units that have Rifles should be slow firing, but accurate, and effective at range. The game right now can have two bolt action rifled units shooting at each other, and everyone is missing. (and I mean in the general sense, not merely from the British Player angle).
Units with SMG weapons should get deadlier as the range closes in.
And all Inf units should be suppressed more, and suffer more when facing machine guns.
But, in ending, Relic, if you do nothing else, Please don't Nerf the Brit any further. I can live with it as it stands, but further nerfing is not required!!