- Jan 3, 2018
I think that one of the guiding principles there was that they're not supposed to be a major threat to 'Mechs (especially not in an open battlefield). In city fighting, they serve a purpose to force the enemy to take a more cautious approach, effectively slowing the advance of the enemy until 'Mechs can come deal with the threat.Then again, I'm still trying to wrap my head around how anyone designed the infantry-unit creation rules to be... y'know... worth the headache without battle armor...
Basically the same as a minefield or a pre-battle artillery advance, infantry is only meant to soften the enemy up and deny them tactical options.
I mean, it is a game about 'Mechs first and foremost; can't have 'Mechs be "kings of the battlefield" if every G.I. Joe with a shoulder-mounted SRM could take one out.