Suppose I told you there’s a unit that wins 1v1 against any tank that costs less than 100, a unit that can sometimes even win against the 180pt superheavies. There is no counter to this unit. It’s not an ATGM plane that dies if you place AA near your tank. It’s not a helo that costs 150pt but dies to a suicidal 60pt AS plane. No, it costs only 25, and the only counter is to steer clear:
If you’re a complete newbie, most of these stats probably mean nothing to you. If you’re a veteran, you already know what I’m getting at. The RPG of VDV 90 can oneshot many commonly used tanks up to 70pts in price, and will twoshot almost everything until about 140pts. 70% base accuracy means it has a fairly good chance to hit even when the squad is panicked, and almost never misses in normal play.
Damage isn’t the only virtue of VDV 90. Wargame is a very lethal game; units dying in one or two hits is nothing special. Yet VDV 90 are extremely survivable, in a way. Tanks take 3-5 shots to kill them; in a game where so many units can die in a blink, VDV are surprisingly tough.
VDV 90 always shoot first. They always take multiple shots to kill while being capable of twoshotting if not outright oneshotting most units in the game. They never miss. And despite consistently winning against some of the most expensive units in the game, they only cost 25.
At this point you may be asking for the name of the drunk slav balancer who gave this unit to USSR, but the thing is, every faction in WRD has a similar squad. Just like a black ninja can only be killed by a black ninja, infantry like VDV 90 can only be efficiently killed by other denizens of the infantry tab (although the new incarnation of the CEV/AVRE is looking a bit scary..).
Modern RPG infantry have one weakness; their short range means they can’t fight in the open. They must be brought to a relevant forest or town to become the monsters of cost-effectiveness they are destined to be. Despite that weakness you should still consider infantry overpowered and plan your strategies around utilizing it as much as possible. If you start every new strategy game by looking through the tech tree for the most cost-efficient unit around, in Wargame infantry is that unit.
Spam infantry, dear newbie.